Companies today are facing an increasingly competitive environment and continue to look for substantial differentiation in their market. The Storage and Storage Networking continues to play a vital role in enabling businesses to adopt new technologies and applications to help them scale and grow. Trends like the Internet of Things, Cloud, Big data and Flash Storage are imposing new requirements on storage infrastructure and how storage is managed and scaled.  Storage vendors are working on new solutions to alleviate the data proliferation and management issues imposed by new requirements.

Dell EMC today announced the Dell EMC VMAX 250F, expanding Dell EMC ‘s All Flash Portfolio delivering VMAX mission-critical availability while extending VMAX to a new set of customers.

The new VMAX 250F delivers extreme levels of performance and availability in a compact footprint to gain data center efficiency and increase service velocity.


Along with the new Dell EMC VMAX, the latest update to HYPERMAX OS allows customers to deploy Flash storage and manage data efficiently.  The all-inclusive software enables new business models by providing features like:

  • Inline Compression- enables greater levels of efficiency and economics through one of the industry’s most intelligent inline compression offering.
  • Non-Disruptive Migration – provides unmatched simplicity for migrating previous generation VMAX to newer VMAX 3 or VMAX All Flash
  • SRDF/Metro Enhancements – delivers increased resiliency and flexibility through Dell EMC virtual witness technology and 3rd-site asynchronous remote replication.

Dell EMC is also introducing a new all-inclusive VPLEX solution exclusively for Dell EMC All-Flash arrays along with a new VPLEX VS6 platform.  The VS6 platform and VPLEX For All-Flash solutions have been designed to enable customers to modernize their datacenters with continuous availability and non-disruptive data mobility. VPLEX brings seven-nines availability to mission-critical workloads for performance intensive all-flash systems.

Cisco works closely with Dell EMC to integrate Cisco MDS 9000 platform with Dell EMC storage offerings that provide customers a choice of industry-leading architectures that simplify, automate, and transform your IT while helping you accelerate the journey to the cloud.

Cisco MDS is an open, flexible and standards-based platform, integrates well with a wide variety of storage systems including the new VMAX. To keep pace with the speed of all flash storage systems, Dell EMC customers can rely on the Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Networking platform to deliver Industry-leading performance and scale. The MDS 9000 platform which is sold and serviced by Dell EMC under the Connectrix brand will help customers  realize the full value of their IT investments faster.

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches have met and often exceeded the demanding requirements for storage area networks for more than a decade. Cisco MDS offers a combination of performance, non-stop operations, and multiprotocol flexibility which is the perfect compliment to the Dell EMC storage solution.

Dell EMC, the Storage leader and Cisco, the leader in Datacenter Networking, provide state of the art joint solutions to enable policy-based infrastructure that is flexible and affordable to satisfy all types of customer requirements.

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Tony Antony
Sr. Marketing Manager





Tony Antony