News Stay informed about the latest enterprise technology news and product updates.

EMC goes Nitro with all-flash Isilon array

This blog post is part of our Essential Guide: EMC World 2016: One-stop shop for conference coverage

LAS VEGAS — EMC dropped a surprise at EMC World today by previewing an all-flash version of its Isilon clustered NAS system.

C.J. Desai, president of EMC’s Emerging Technologies Division, said “Project Nitro,” has been in the works for 18 months and is scheduled to go into beta in the second half of 2016 and begin shipping GA next year. Desai said the system will scale to 400 nodes, 100 PB of capacity and 1.5 TB per second of throughput. He described it as a “super super dense” system packed with 15 TB solid state drives.

EMC currently has four all-flash storage systems with the launch of the midrange Unity array this week. Unity joins VMAX All Flash, XtremIO and the DSSD D5 massive shared storage  system in EMC’s portfolio. Isilon will be the last of the vendor’s primary storage systems to go all-flash.

Nitro looms as a competitor to Pure Storage’s FlashBlade array for unstructured data, which was announced in March and is due to ship later this year.

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

These are all futures. The AFF from NetApp is shipping now with all flash support for file system customers at scale. Oh and blocks too.
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close