EMC builds the mother of all storages – Symmetrix V-Max
EMC has developed a new architecture for Virtual Data Centers dubbed as EMC® Virtual Matrix Architecture™. Apparently they have even built an instance of this huge storage array named EMC Symmetrix V-Max™ . EMC is touting it as the world’s largest high-end storage array and also the fastest. it makes use of the commercially available off-the-shelf gadgets to build a very large storage system capable of providing 2 Petabytes of storage capacity using 2400 drives, 128 processor cores and 1 TB of global memory. It is also built for future where in availability of 200 GB, 400 GB flash drives are factored in. It also makes use of the VMWare technology to offer hundreds of thousands of VMWare or similar virtual machines in a single federated virtual infrastructure.
So, it is not a Myth or Hype anymore. Cloud Computing is for real. Organisations like EMC, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Amazon are making it a reality. I think we are getting closer to making the “Utility Computing” a reality. However, the questions around Portability, Security etc. still remain and need to be addressed. I hope the Open Cloud community that took off recently will help us get there.