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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 11 January 2007 issue of Comparing EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 vs. Hitachi Data Systems USP1100
EMC and Hitachi use very different architectures for their top-of-the-line arrays. Here's how they measure up. In DMX's corner Vincent Hilly, managing director, data administration at Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) Business: Protecting financial trade information Scale: Hundreds of terabytes in production Challenge: Span multiple sites with heavy replication loads Major consideration: Operate in a highly regulated environment Array choice: EMC Corp. Symmetrix DMX-3 Key criteria: "I needed unquestionable scale, performance and reliability." Selling point: "EMC's maturity in advanced replication beats anyone." In the future: Use DMX-3 to expand tiering strategy In USP's corner Lance Smith, managing director of storage services at Atos Origin Business: Providing on-demand global IT services Scale: Nearly 1 petabyte in production Challenge: High-growth heterogeneous customers, multiple sites Major considerations: "Reducing cost for storage services without sacrificing reliability." Array choice: Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Corp. USP1100 Key criteria: ... Access >>>
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