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EMC Unity all-flash midrange array highlights Day 1 EMC World news

LAS VEGAS -- TechTarget Senior News Director Dave Raffo sums up the first day of news at EMC World 2016, including a new EMC Unity all-flash unified storage system, a Virtustream cloud for cold storage, a copy data management application and yet another update to the ViPR Controller.

EMC Unity is a unified block and file system with support for VMware Virtual Volumes to integrate with virtual machines. Unity was built for flash storage, although it is also available as a hybrid array that combines solid-state and hard disk drives.

The Unity all-flash storage system is the fourth in EMC's platform, following XtremIO, VMAX All Flash and the DSSD D5. EMC Unity builds on the vendor's VNXe system and its file and block capabilities, but is has a different code base and can scale to petabytes. Pricing starts at $18,000 for an all-flash version and $10,000 for a hybrid version.

Enterprise Copy Data Management is a new application aimed at reducing data sprawl. It follows a trend in the industry for copy data management products from vendors such as Actifio, Catalogic Software and Hitachi Data Systems.

New features in ViPR Controller 3.0, the latest update of EMC's storage management and virtualization software, include application-centric workflows, native disaster recovery features and a software-development kit (SDK) from EMC's CoprHD open source initiative.

With the new Virtustream Storage Cloud (VSC), customers can move data from EMC storage to the Virtustream cloud for long-term backup and archival cold storage. VSC is designed for large enterprises, service providers and public sector organizations. EMC platforms that will support the storage cloud include Data Domain, EMC Data Protection Suite, Isilon, Unity, VMAX and XtremIO.

EMC's MyService360 cloud-based dashboard is designed to identify systems at risk, analyze the percentage of the global install base that is up to code, and recognize trends on service incidents. It uses the vendor's object-based Elastic Cloud Storage as backend storage for the cloud.

View the video above to get all the latest news about the EMC Unity all-flash midrange array and other announcements from EMC World 2016.

Dave Raffo contributed to this story

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