Hot spare disk system to take over the full workload in the event of a failure, at the same performance and service levels.
The data is clustered over multiple disks so data read/write access time is very low.
Fiber channel connectivity option for high speed data transfer.
Single point of management/control.
Customized version of Linux OS hence much higher security.
Room for Improvement:
Very bulky and heavy in weight.
Needs high power cooling.
My data processing company needed storage for keeping the data and processing the same storage via application but none could provide such high speed of data transfer/processing power.
At last we bought this Celerra NS 40, with 17 TB of space which is giving superb performance. Now we have two of them.
As a system administrator I am quite happy with the central monitoring systems which give me a better UI to monitor the system.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Mar 19 2013