Executive Summary

 
 
By Henry Baltazar  |  Posted 2002-09-02 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: Clariion CX600"> Executive Summary: Clariion CX600

Usability Good
Capability Excellent
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Excellent
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
EMCs Clariion CX600 storage system delivers enterprise-class centralized storage for midsize and larger companies. Hardware redundancy and manageability are key features, and the fast, 2GHz Pentium storage processors and 2G-bps Fibre Channel support are improvements over its predecessors.

COST ANALYSIS

At prices ranging from $115,000 (for 180GB of storage) to $800,000 for the maxed-out 17.5-terabyte configuration, the Clariion CX600 is not for everyone. In the long run, however, organizations that choose to budget for the acquisition cost should be able to cut management costs and boost utilization compared with decentralized DAS implementations.

(+) Solid management and security; high level of hardware redundancy.

(-) Currently lacks NAS and IP storage capabilities.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Hitachi Data Systems Lightning 9980V
  • Hitachi Freedom Storage and Thunder 9200 systems
  • www.emc.com



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