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Sr System Engineer at a outsourcing company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 19 2013

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Very bulky and heavy in weight. Needs high power cooling.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

What is EMC Celerra?

Each Celerra unified product is a dedicated network server optimized for file and block access, delivering high-end features in a scalable, easy-to-use package. For the ultimate in scalability, the Celerra unified storage platforms leverage both the innovative best-in-class EMC Fibre Channel RAID storage and deliver industry-leading EMC Celerra availability, performance, and ease of management. Celerra unified storage systems deliver a single-box block and file solution offering a centralized point of management for distributed environments.
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Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, Kindred Healthcare, Cosentry, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, Shriners, BZWBK
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