EMC Upgrades Symmetrix 5.x
Upgrade supports features not yet in Symmetrix 6.0.EMC Corp. today announced immediate availability of upgrades for its Symmetrix 5.x hardware family, to support features not yet in the newer Symmetrix 6.0, officials said. The new Z8000, an upgrade to 5.xs standard 8000 version, is specifically for users connecting to mainframes. The newer and faster 6.0, called DMX, wont have mainframe connectivity with Fibre Connect (FiCon) until the second quarter, officials have said.
Z8000 is compatible with the zOS feature set, and has static and dynamic parallel access volume, 3390/27 emulation, and RAID 10 support. It comes in two models, the Z8530, with 2TB and 3.5TB of usable capacity, and Z8830, with 5TB and 10TB of usable capacity.
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