Key Features in the Atmos Cloud-Building Package

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-11-10 Print this article Print

Designed for Web 2.0 and Internet companies, telecoms and other large-scale enterprises, Atmos centralizes storage management and automates placement of information globally in real time. The new package uses high-end scalability and next-generation, policy-driven management controls to enable the automation and management of data in global cloud-storage environments.

EMC has launched its first cloud-building platform.

EMC's Atmos hardware/software/services package offers massive storage capacity and scalability with policy-based information management software to automatically distribute information anywhere, in real time.

The Atmos storage system is available starting Nov. 10 in 120TB, 240TB and 360TB configurations.

Other features include:

  • Object metadata and policy-based information management capabilities, which combine to drive the intelligent placement of information and corresponding services.
  • Advanced information management services, including replication, versioning, compression, deduplication and disk drive spin-down.
  • Web service APIs, including REST and SOAP, as well as file-based access to provide convenient integration to virtually any application.
  • Advanced features such as auto-managing and auto-healing capabilities, unified namespace, and browser-based administrator tools for increased efficiency at a global scale.
  • Multitenant support enabling multiple applications to be served from the same infrastructure. Each application is securely partitioned, and data is neither comingled nor accessible by other tenants. This feature is ideal for large enterprises providing cloud services for multiple customers or departments within large enterprises.

Pricing information was not disclosed by EMC.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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