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EMC CLARiiON Family

EMC CLARiiON Storage Platforms

EMC Storage Platforms

  • EMC CLARiiON Family
  • CLARiiON CX4
  • CLARiiON CX3
  • CLARiiON CX
  • AX4
  • Options from SSD

EMC CLARiiON: Product Info

EMC CLARiiON Family ; Get the high availability, scalability, and flexibility you need to manage and consolidate more data. Combine easy-to-use midrange networked storage with innovative technology and robust software capabilities. The EMC CLARiiON Family consists of the CX4, CX3, CX, and AX4 series.

EMC Storage

Build an efficient information infrastructure that lets you store, protect, optimize, and leverage your information—from a single e-mail to your production databases. Manage more data, more efficiently. You'll keep your information available and secure—and be ready for growth. [excerpt from EMC.com]

Storage Products and Philosophy

SanStorageDirect offers practically all major manufacturers of Storage/SAN HW, from full systems to capacity upgrades and minor components. Our commitment to excellence, service, and the belief that business flourishes in trust and strong partnerships will generate a long lasting relationship. Partner with SSD for your SAN Storage needs and add another weapon to your business's arsenal. If you are in search of something and don't see it on our site, please submit a General Inquiry and we will deliver.

New, Used, & Refurbished Options

SanStorageDirect believes there is no perfect solution in the form of a cookie cutter, therefore we offer a multitude of options to fit our client's needs. For instance, SSD offers New, Used, and Refurbished SAN/Storage options to deliver a multitude of routes for your business to consider.

Rentals & Leasing

Under our philosophy of offering an array of options to our clients, SanStorageDirect also provides Rental and Leasing options. Perhaps a SAN is needed short term for a data migration, or even as a short term test/dev environment; our rental option gives you the ability to eliminate wasteful overhead. Additionally, our leasing plans span from short term to long term, and even indefinitely. Consult an SSD agent today to discuss your Leasing or Rental options.

Support & Maintenance

Don't worry, SanStorageDirect has you covered! SSD has the ability to get direct OEM Support and Maintenance for your systems, as well as to explore third party options for a more customizable and scalable solution. With a nationwide presence, SSD can cover your every need.

EMC CLARiiON CX4 Storage Systems:

The CX4 UltraFlex series contains multiple models which differ in the maximum number of disks (SATA or Fibre Channel) and the number of iSCSI and FC connections. The PCI Express connection between the FC interface and the storage processor allows transfer speeds of up to 4 Gbit/s, while iSCSI supports speeds of max. 1 Gbit/s. All current models support RAID 0, 1, 1/0, 3, 5, and 6; as with the CX series, groups with differing RAID levels can be created.


Each CX4 array consists of dual redundant hot-swappable components including storage processors, mirrored cache and battery backup, as well as redundant power supplies. The CX4 series supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI host connectivity.


Major New Features in the CX4 UltraFlex Series include support for solid state flash drives, 64-bit FLARE Operating Environment and PCI-Express based SLIC I/O cards. The CX4-480 and CX-960 support fibre channel solid state flash drives introduced by EMC for the Symmetrix DMX-4 in January 2008. Solid State Flash drives offer a significant performance advantage over mechanical drives and provide a new storage tier which EMC calls Tier-0. The new version of the FLARE operating environment that ships with the CX4 series includes support for the 64-bit Intel Xeon CPUs in the Storage Processors. The CX4 Series is also the first product to use the new PCI Express based SLIC I/O cards. The product-agnostic SLIC I/O cards provide more flexibility for future upgrades as new technologies become available, such as 8GBit Fibre Channel and 10GBit Ethernet/iSCSI.

Model Cache Front-end FC ports Front-end iSCSI ports Back-end ports Max. HA Hosts Max. disk drives Max. capacity Flash Drives
CX4-120 6 GB 4 4 2 128 120 120 TB Yes
CX4-240 8 GB 4 4 4 256 240 231 TB Yes
CX4-480 16 GB 8 4 4 256 480 939 TB Yes
CX4-960 32 GB 8 4 8 512 960 1899 TB Yes

CLARiiON CX4 Models

EMC CLARiiON CX4 models:



  CLARiiON CX4-120
CLARiiON
CX4-120
CLARiiON CX4-240
CLARiiON
CX4-240
CLARiiON CX4-480
CLARiiON
CX4-480
CLARiiON CX4-960
CLARiiON
CX4-960

Maximum Array capacity

120 TB

234 TB

474 TB

954 TB

Maximum HA hosts

128

256

256

512

Maximum LUNs

1024

2048

4096

8192

Storage System Host ports

4 FC and 4 iSCSI

4 FC and 4 iSCSI

8 FC and 4 iSCSI

8 FC and 4 iSCSI

System memory

6 GB

8 GB

16 GB

32 GB

Maximum Drives per system

120

240

480

480 or 960

Supported Disk types

Fibre Channel, SATA II, LP SATA II, and Enterprise Flash Drives

Fibre Channel, SATA II, LP SATA II, and Enterprise Flash Drives

Fibre Channel, SATA II, LP SATA II, and Enterprise Flash Drives

Fibre Channel, SATA II, LP SATA II, and Enterprise Flash Drives

Host OS supported

Windows*, Linux*, Solaris*, HP-UX*, AIX*, VMware*

Windows*, Linux*, Solaris*, HP-UX*, AIX*, VMware*

Windows*, Linux*, Solaris*, HP-UX*, AIX*, VMware*

Windows*, Linux*, Solaris*, HP-UX*, AIX*, VMware*

         

* iSCSI Connectivity

EMC CLARiiON CX3 Storage Systems:

The CX3 series originally consisted of CX3-20, CX3-40, and CX3-80 models. Later the series was refreshed to include the CX3-10 and the 'i' and 'f' identifiers.

Model Max. FC hosts Max. disk drives Initial capacity Max. capacity (1 TB = 1012 B)
CX3-10 64 60 1 TB 60 TB
CX3-20 128 120 1 TB 120 TB
CX3-40 128 240 1 TB 240 TB
CX3-80 256 480 1 TB 480 TB

EMC CLARiiON CX Storage Systems:

The CX series supports both SATA and Fibre Channel disks. Supported RAID levels are 1/0, 0, 1, 3, 5, and 6; the disks can be configured into groups with different RAID levels.


Models of the CX series come in two configurations: Fibre Channel (transfer speeds max. 2 Gbit/s) and iSCSI (max. 1 Gbit/s). The exception is the CX700, which is FC only. The names of the iSCSI models end with an i, e.g. CX500i.

Model Max. FC hosts Max. disk drives Initial capacity Max. capacity (1 TB = 1012 B)
CX300 64 60 365 GB 27TB
CX500 128 120 4 TB 59 TB
CX700 256 240 4 TB(?) 119 TB

EMC CLARiiON AX4 Storage Systems:

The AX series is considered the entry-level disk array.


Currently, two models are available the AX4 and the AX150. The AX150 supports up to 12 Serial ATA disks with either 250, 500 or 750GB at a throughput of 150 (250 GB disks) or 300 MB/s (500, 750 GB disks) and, optionally, NCQ. Supported RAID levels are RAID 5 (with min. 3 disks) and RAID 1/0 (min. 4 disks). The Fibre Channel connection supports transfer speeds of up to 2 Gbit/s (with both AL and SW configurations), iSCSI is physically limited to max. 1 Gbit/s. The AX150 is available in four configurations which differ in connection and number of controllers


The AX4 is the successor of the AX150 and can support up to 60 Serial ATA or Serial Attached SCSI disks (with "Expansion Pack"). The base version has only place for 12 disks. Similar to the AX150 it is available in iSCSI or Fibre Channel configurations. Opposed to the AX150 the AX4 supports Fibre Channel transfer speeds of up to 4 Gbit/s.

Model Connection # of controllers speed # of supported disks
AX150 FC 2 2 Gbit/s 12
AX150SC FC 1 2 Gbit/s 12
AX150i iSCSI 2 1 Gbit/s 12
AX150iSC iSCSI 1 1 Gbit/s 12
AX4-5F FC 1 or 2 4 Gbit/s 12 (60 with "Expansion Pack")
AX4-5I iSCSI 1 or 2 1 Gbit/s 12 (60 with "Expansion Pack")

Storage Products and Philosophy

SanStorageDirect offers practically all major manufacturers of Storage/SAN HW, from full systems to capacity upgrades and minor components. Our commitment to excellence, service, and the belief that business flourishes in trust and strong partnerships will generate a long lasting relationship. Partner with SSD for your SAN Storage needs and add another weapon to your business's arsenal. If you are in search of something and don't see it on our site, please submit a General Inquiry and we will deliver.

New, Used, & Refurbished Options

SanStorageDirect believes there is no perfect solution in the form of a cookie cutter, therefore we offer a multitude of options to fit our client's needs. For instance, SSD offers New, Used, and Refurbished SAN/Storage options to deliver a multitude of routes for your business to consider.

Rentals & Leasing

Under our philosophy of offering an array of options to our clients, SanStorageDirect also provides Rental and Leasing options. Perhaps a SAN is needed short term for a data migration, or even as a short term test/dev environment; our rental option gives you the ability to eliminate wasteful overhead. Additionally, our leasing plans span from short term to long term, and even indefinitely. Consult an SSD agent today to discuss your Leasing or Rental options.

Support & Maintenance

Don't worry, SanStorageDirect has you covered! SSD has the ability to get direct OEM Support and Maintenance for your systems, as well as to explore third party options for a more customizable and scalable solution. With a nationwide presence, SSD can cover your every need.