Nowadays, IT professionals in smaller shops are rarely specialists. They are juggling lots of responsibilities including servers, networks, security, mobile, applications – and of course storage. On any given day, they are just as likely to connect end-users to a wireless network as they are to provision 1TB of capacity. While they are considering offloading some applications to the cloud, they prefer to keep control over their sensitive data. This means they need the best on-premises storage solution for their money – one that has the reliability of an enterprise-class array with the simplicity of a cloud-based application.
Today, we are excited to unveil the new VNXe1600™ for small businesses, remote offices, and enterprise departments. We’ve taken our enterprise-class capabilities and delivered them in a package that anyone can use. It’s the optimal blend of simplicity and efficiency – made for the resource-constrained IT professional with already too much on their plates.
Simpler user experience across the storage lifecycle
Clearly, IT pros need a better storage experience from beginning to end. The VNXe1600 was designed to be easily deployed, managed, and serviced – making it ideal for environments with limited storage expertise. It can be deployed out-of-the box in just minutes. For common management tasks such as provisioning storage for VMware, we designed new task-based workflows to reduce the risk of user error. Even support has changed. The old days of reading a 150-page manual are over – all of EMC’s VNXe products have a fully integrated Proactive Service Ecosystem, which enables self-service and EMC remote support.
Enterprise-class capabilities — in a small package
Most IT pros today also want more for less. Not only do they need enough performance, reliability, and capacity to handle their diverse workloads, they also require advanced features like snapshots, remote replication, thin provisioning and integration into their existing IT infrastructure.
The VNXe1600 offers all of the data services you’d expect out of an enterprise-class storage system combined with best-in-class VMware/Microsoft integration. Unlike any other storage system in its class, it leverages flash as a cache to turbocharge a variety of mixed workloads, including databases, email, virtual servers and VDI.
It also packs an incredible amount of power crammed into a small footprint of only 2 rack units (2U) – all for a very reasonable price, starting under $8,000 US (street).
Available Starting Today!
Today’s smaller IT shops have been looking for a simple, efficient, and affordable solution like the VNXe1600. It’s available starting today from EMC partners around the world. You can also check it out today on the EMC Store, where you can compare pre-configured bundles and pricing, or build your own VNXe1600. Find out how much easier enterprise storage can be today.