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RecoverPoint Gen 5 Hardware End-of-Life Announcement

December 28th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in EMC | RecoverPoint - (0 Comments)


Effective January 7th, 2017, Dell EMC will End-of-Life (EOL) the RecoverPoint Generation 5 (Gen5) appliance. End of service life (EOSL) is scheduled for 01/07/2020. Customers can take advantage of the latest Gen6 hardware with 60% greater processing power and an optional 10GbE communication module.

Changes have already been made in the RecoverPoint ordering path in MyQuotes to remove the Gen5 option by 01/07/2017.


With close to 30,000 units deployed worldwide, Dell EMC RecoverPoint is the leading data protection and disaster recovery solution. In April 2016, Dell EMC introduced the latest Gen 6 hardware.

The new Gen 6 hardware has rapidly increased in volume since its introduction and now accounts for more than 90% of RecoverPoint appliance shipments. This brings us to the logical step of discontinuing the old Gen 5 hardware. Please refer to the Gen 6 FAQ document for more information.

Service and Support

Dell EMC Global Services will provide 3 years of software support to current Gen 5 customers starting on the EOL date, which ends January 7th, 2020.

Current Gen 5 customers can easily upgrade to Gen 6 hardware. The RecoverPoint ordering path in MyQuotes allows you to order upgrades to Gen 6 hardware.


For further questions or assistance with your RecoverPoint sales opportunities, contact the RecoverPoint Sales Specialist in your area or email the RecoverPoint Deal Support Desk at <>

Dell EMC partners with questions should contact their Dell EMC Account Manager or local channel management team.


RecoverPoint Sales Enablement Center

RecoverPoint Gen 6 FAQ document

Announcing Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node

September 13th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)




On September 15, 2016 Dell EMC will announce the release of a new offering, Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node. The ScaleIO Ready Node, which became generally available on September 8, 2016, combines ScaleIO software with Dell PowerEdge servers, which have been tuned, optimized, tested and validated to run ScaleIO.


ScaleIO Ready Node is among the first offerings being brought to market by the Dell EMC brand of Dell Technologies. It combines the industry leading hardware of Dell PowerEdge servers, with the software-defined block storage software of ScaleIO.

There are 18 configurations customers can select from, including All-Flash and Hybrid models in 2U1N and 1U1N configurations. The All-Flash configurations are configured to meet the demands of mission-critical enterprise workloads, delivering high levels of performance, capacity and cost efficiency. There are a variety of configurations designed to support storage-only and hyper-converged deployment models, providing customers with the choices needed to map to how they run their business.

The ScaleIO Ready Node is the combination of leading hardware and software solutions in, what promises to be, one of the best SDS offerings on the market. We are able to offer our customers a single solution (hardware and software developed and maintained by one company); a single buying cycle for server SANs; and a single place for support.

Key Features:

Next Generation Hardware

  • Based on 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge servers
  • Utilizing the latest generation Intel Processors
  • Specifically tuned and optimized for ScaleIO

All-Flash Configurations

  • High-density and High-Capacity All-Flash configurations

Enhanced Caching Layer

  • Full integration with SanDisk® DAS Cache®

Operating System Flexibility

  • Tested and supported for use with ESX, Linux and Windows Server (Hyper-V)

World Class Support

  • A single support model for both the hardware and software from a single vendor


The ScaleIO software can still be consumed in 3 different ways:

  • ScaleIO software empowers customers to turn their x86 servers into server SANs to create a Software Defined Storage infrastructure.
  • ScaleIO Ready Nodes combines ScaleIO software with Dell PowerEdge servers, which have been optimized to run ScaleIO software, greatly simplifying the process of procuring and deploying a server SAN. Customers can have confidence in building a new architecture or transforming their existing infrastructure to a Modern Data Center knowing that the ScaleIO Ready Node is fully supported, pre-validated, tested and configured to provide the best performance possible.
  • VCE™VxRack™System with FLEX integrates compute, software-defined storage, networking, and virtualization. It then utilizes ScaleIO software, and VCE Vision™Intelligent Operations software, to create a turnkey, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution that is fully supported and sustained.


Today’s IT infrastructures are siloed, inflexible and rigid. IT organizations are looking to move away from these complex and siloed environments which are plagued by inefficient planning, high costs and longer time-to-market. They are looking to modernize their data centers with software-defined storage.

Modernizing the data center starts with removing IT’s dependency on traditional SAN hardware and instead, transforming the data center with Software-defined Storage. Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node brings together next generation, rack-optimized, Dell PowerEdge servers with ScaleIO, the most agile, scalable and performant Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution for block storage. It fits within the existing infrastructure and is the perfect choice for organizations looking for ways to reduce the time needed to plan and deploy a new architecture. Having the software and hardware from a single vendor, delivering single support, greatly simplifies the process of procuring and deploying a server SAN. Also the ability to select from different deployment models (storage-only / hyper-converged) and configurations, including All-Flash and Hybrid, provide businesses with the flexibility to select the solution that best meets their business objectives.

ScaleIO Ready Node delivers a powerful, flexible and agile server SAN solution that supports specific workload demands while also helping to reduce risk and maximize TCO. It not only eliminates data migrations, forklift upgrades, expensive Fibre Channel connectivity and “Islands of SANs” but also delivers:

  • Compelling Economics: Attain as much as 50% more efficiency (power/cooling/space) when compared to traditional SAN infrastructures and bring the power of All-Flash to SDS deployments without sacrificing cost efficiency. 
  • Massive Scalability: Achieve web scale from the core data center by while truly eliminating silos of infrastructure from the data center. Clusters can scale from as little as 3 nodes and as much as to 1000+ nodes across multiple racks. 
  • Supreme Elasticity: Storage and compute resources can be increased or decreased in small or large increments whenever the need arises “on the fly” with no downtime. IT organizations add only what they need when they need it. 
  • Extreme Performance: Experience performance that scales linearly. Tested against multiple traditional SAN vendor models, customers can achieve as much as 8x better IOPS performance. All-Flash configurations provide greater performance with lower latency. 
  • Unparalleled Flexibility: Choose the OS/hypervisor running on each server node. Customers can select the configurations which best support workloads and be empowered to build the solution that best fits their application and business needs.

EMC Services
Professional Services offerings are available for ScaleIO Ready Node or existing ScaleIO clusters. The services include physical installation of ScaleIO Ready Node, hardware verification tests, and software installation and implementation services.

For additional information on all of the Professional Service offerings available for ScaleIO Ready Nodes and ScaleIO, please visit the Service Offering Index.

Ordering and Pricing Information
ScaleIO Ready Node can be sold by Direct Sales and Channel Partners via MyQuotes however; it is highly recommended that you engage the ScaleIO Ready Node Sales Desk. The Sales Desk is covered by ScaleIO, ScaleIO Ready Node and VxRack System subject matter experts. They are available to assist with customer calls, competitive sales campaigns, demos and solution engineering. The sales desk can be reached by emailing



End of Service Life (EOSL) of Replication Manager

September 7th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)




Over the years, EMC has introduced leading-edge technology in products that provide enterprise-wide solutions to our customers’ information technology needs. As enterprise technology and customer requirements have evolved, so too have EMC’s products.

In line with this evolution, EMC has decided to discontinue support of Replication Manager, effective August 31, 2017, so that EMC may concentrate its efforts on current technology.


The following timeline details the EOSL plan for Replication Manager and provides you with formal notice that:

If you have a current maintenance contract for Replication Manager that expires on or before August 31, 2017, this letter serves as notification that EMC will not renew or extend that contract beyond August 31, 2017.

If you have a current maintenance contract for Replication Manager that expires after August 31, 2017 this letter serves as notification that EMC is terminating your maintenance contract, effective August 31, 2017.

If you have any questions or would like information on our current offerings and upgrade products for Replication Manager, please contact your local EMC sales or customer service representative.


Now with 2.5x more capacity in 2 Rack Units

EMC Unity Appliances

Unity is off to a great start and is setting the market on fire. Since its GA in May, the Unity transition far exceeds the VNX2 transition (from VNX1 for the same time period). In addition, we have seen close to 20,000 Unity systems quoted, with great interest in both the All-Flash and Hybrid configurations across a wide range of use cases. And we have seen more than 3,000 UnityVSA downloads, with over 50% activation rate, providing users with a software-defined entry point and an on-ramp to a future purpose-built Unity appliance sale.

Announcement Overview
Innovation is key, and the Unity team is delivering on that by:

  •  Offering new RAID 6 (14+2) ordering options through MyQuotes
  •  Enabling upgrades in MyQuotes for both All-Flash and Hybrid configurations
  • Introducing support for new higher capacity flash drives – 3.84TB and 7.68TB SSD
  •  Providing support for AppSync Basic and AppSync Advanced
  •  Price changes align net prices between Unity All-Flash and Unity Hybrid

Announcement Details

  1. New Drives: Introducing support for 3.84TB and 7.68TB SSD to be used only in Unity All-Flash arrays. This presents a huge 2.5x improvement in density. Previously Unity supported 80TB in 2Us (i.e. 25x 3.2TB drives); now Unity All-Flash will support 192TBs in 2Us. These new drives will be in MyQuotes starting on August 13 and will only be supported in their own all-flash pools in Unity All-Flash arrays. In Unisphere, these new flash drives will present themselves as “SAS Flash 4” – you cannot mix SAS Flash 3 and SAS Flash 4 drives in the same pool.

    These new flash drive options allow for more flexibility and improved density.

  2. Unity Upgrades: Many Unity customers are starting to ask for capacity upgrades. Today many RFP’s require that you add in upgrade costs into your initial RFP submission. Up to now, this has been a manual process requiring corporate involvement. As of August 13, the ability to quote Unity upgrades for All-Flash and Hybrid configurations will be included in MyQuotes.

    We’ve simplified the upgrade process. It is now included in MyQuotes.

  3. RAID 6: As of the July MyQuotes release, RAID 6 (14+2) has been included as an option in the Unity Sizer Tool.

    More flexible RAID options. Better protection and less impactful rebuild times with RAID 6.

  4. AppSync: As of the July MyQuotes release, AppSync Basic is provided at no additional charge with all Unity systems. AppSync Advanced is also supported and available for order in MyQuotes as optional software.

    AppSync provides for a modern single-click application consistent snapshot for more advanced and specific application protection capabilities.

  5. Pricing Alignment: July price changes align net prices between Unity All-Flash and Unity Hybrid.

    List prices on Unity All-Flash will be reduced to balance the reduction of Early Adopter Promo. Net Street Price will remain flat from Q2 to Q3.

    List prices on Unity Hybrid all-flash pool drives will be changed to align to the new Unity All-Flash drive list prices (Early Adopter Promotion will now automatically apply to all-flash pool drives across both Hybrid and All-Flash configurations).

Note: The new Unity software release (Unity OE v4.0.1) which includes support for the new drives and minor bug fixes for improved quality, and is required for the new flash drive support, will be posted for download on August, 16 and will GA from manufacturing on August 29.


EMC Interactive Demos:

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in EMC - (0 Comments)




VxRack Neutrino UI Simulator

VCE VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes is a turnkey, rack-scale system purpose-built for cloud native applications, with compelling economics.  This demo allows you to interact with the VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino UI Simulator.  It provides VxRack Neutrino’s basic functionality and use cases without the need of a full-fledged running system.  The UI Simulator provides a similar UI experience that a customer would get from logging into a real system.

This version of the UI simulator includes the following functionality and supports these uses cases:

  • Full experience for the management of Accounts, Users, Group, and Projects.
  • External users configuration though LDAP.
  • Adding and removing Cloud Compute nodes, including computation of resources, and Ansible playbook simulation.
  • Transferring platform nodes.
  • Services and Infrastructure navigation and simulation.
  • Neutrino Base OS and Services Upgrade experience.


  • Reports are currently HTML pages that shows the content, but have no drill down on buttons and detailed functionality.
  • Buttons that have no functionality implemented will do nothing when clicked. No errors will be thrown.



The VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market. Based on VMware’s vSphere and Virtual SAN, and EMC software:

Take the VCE VxRail for a spin, and get hands-on time with the following features:

  • Scale-Out: Ease & Speed to Scale-Out an existing VxRail Infrastructure Perform this task through a few clicks of the mouse
  • EMC Integration: View the tight integration via the VxRail Management Web Client to the VxRail app store, online support, chat/KB articles, inspect the hardware status of appliances and arrange replacement failed parts , all from within this single UI.
  • Cloud Array: Easily expand the storage capacity of your VxRail infrastructure using Cloud provider(s), including vCloud Air
  • Backup Your VxRail Virtual Infrastructure: Using the industry leading backup solution from EMC, RecoverPoint for VMs, backup up your virtual infrastructure all from within the vSphere Web Client and a few clicks of the mouse.



EMC Unity delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly extend the data storage to the cloud.Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-enabled management and proactive support keep you connected.

This Unity interactive demo steps you through the following:

  • Rapid initial configuration through the use of an easy to use step by step configuration wizard
  • Easily create a VMware Datastore, once again, via the use of a straight forward configuration wizard.  Click, click, done!
  • View the configurable dashboard, which provide highly useful insights into metrics such as performance, capacity utilization, alerts, etc.
  • Obtain further valuable information of the system via the ‘System View’.  This provides a photo-realistic view into the underlying hardware including useful parts and status information.
  • Access product support information all through Unity web based management interface.
  • CloudIQ provides a powerful performance, health and analytics management dashboard.



Try out the latest version of Isilon OneFS (8.0) and experience Isilon Edge and CloudPools.

In this demo you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Install an Isilon Edge instance on a VMware vSphere cluster
  • Automatically sync data between Isilon Edge and Core instances, and vice-versa
  • Easily tier “frozen” data off of the Isilon Core to a public Cloud storage provider
  • See how end users can seamlessly access data/files which have been tiered to a Cloud storage provider


Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC)

Native Hybrid Cloud is a fully turnkey Pivotal Cloud Foundry developer platform that’s ready to use in hybrid operating models in as little as two days.

Based on best-in-class Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies, Native Hybrid Cloud can give you the speed you need to transform your business into a software-driven enterprise.

In this NHC interactive demo you can take on the persona of a developer and walk through the following features:

  • Deploy an application
  • Manage an application
  • Application performance monitoring
  • Binding services
  • Application availability (self-healing)
  • Application logging
  • Blue Green deployment
  • Continuous delivery


Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC)

A unified hybrid cloud helps organizations innovate rapidly while still delivering enterprise-grade performance, resiliency and security.

Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) delivers on this by combining the control, reliability and confidence of private cloud with the simplicity, flexibility and cost efficiency of public clouds to transform delivery of IT services.

Click the ‘Start’ button below to be taken to the EHC demo portal, where you’ll be have access to a wealth of EHC related collateral, videos, and most importantly, interactive demos.


Spanning – Microsoft Office365

Spanning Backup for Microsoft Office 365 protects you from the data loss scenarios Microsoft doesn’t cover (human mistakes, configuration errors, and malicious activity) by providing daily automated and on-demand backups  along with granular restores of data back into Office 365.

See for yourself how fast and easy Spanning makes backing up and restoring Office 365 data:

  • Restore Office 365 Mail and Calendar items from one user to a different user
  • Restore Office 365 Mail and Calendar items as an end user
  • Perform basic administration tasks such as assigning licenses, checking on backup errors, and examining activity logs

Spanning also offers similar protection functionality to SaaS products; Google Apps and Sales Force.


Spanning – Microsoft OneDrive & Salesforce

Spanning now offers backup protection for Microsoft OneDrive!

In this short demo you’ll be taken through the basic steps involved with:

  • An administrator easily restoring a user’s directory from within their OneDrive instance
  • An end user exporting data from Salesforce
  • An end user restoring information/data through a few clicks of the mouse, all from within the Salesforce web based UI

Customer Unity 60 days test drive program

August 4th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in EMC | Unity - (0 Comments)

EMC UnityShowcase the power and simplicity of Unity with a free customer trial. The Customer Unity Test Drive Program gives EMC partners the ability to offer Unity systems to customers for use in their environment prior to a final purchase commitment. When onsite, all customers can decide to either purchase or return the unit during the 60 day period. During the trial period, end users will be able to evaluate the fit and performance of the unit in their environment.

Test drive program overview

  • Provides EMC partners the ability to offer Unity systems to customers for use in their environment for a 60-day trial period
    Customers will decide to either purchase the unit, which they can do at anytime during the 60-day period, or return it
  • Open to EMC Silver, Gold, and Platinum BPP Partners and Distributors
    –All participating Partners must complete the Unity IE Differences module
  • All Unity Test Drive requests are subject to approval by NAM/PSM and EMC Rep
  • There are 9 suggested configurations, though any customer configuration will be approved
  • Standard BPP Demo Program should be used for any demo/POC on Partner site

Low-Volume VNX and VNXe Drives are to go End-of-Life (EOL)

June 14th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in EMC | VNX - (0 Comments)




2.5″ 15K drives in 25-slot enclosures for DC powered VNX5200/5400/5600 will EOL on June 30

Effective on June 30 2016, the 300GB 15K drive in 25-slot enclosures i.e. 25 drive Disk Processor Enclosures (DPE) and 25 drive Disk Array Enclosures (DAE) in the VNX5200, VNX5400 and VNX5600 will go EOL. These models will be removed from MyQuotes ordering systems with the July MyQuotes release.

EOL Drive Affected Array Alternative Drives
300GB 15K drive in a 25 slot enclosure

(DC NEBS compliant)

VNX5200 VNX5400 VNX5600 300GB & 600GB 15K drives in 15 slot enclosures and 300GB & 600GB 10K drives in 15 or 25 slot enclosures


A number of 12, 15 & 60 slot drives in VNX and VNXe will EOL on September 30

Effective on September 30 2016, the following drives in 12, 15 and 60 slot enclosures on VNX2 and VNXe will go EOL.

EOL Drive Affected Array Alternative Drives
800GB SSD AC in a 60 slot enclosure VNX2 (new/upgrade) 400GB or 1.6TB SSD
1TB NL-SAS AC drive in a 15 slot enclosure VNX1 (upgrade) 2TB NL-SAS
1TB NL-SAS AC drive in a 15 slot enclosure VNXe3300 (upgrade) 2TB NL-SAS
800GB SSD AC/DC in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 200GB SSD
300GB 15K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 600GB 15K
600GB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K
1.2TB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K
300GB 15K AC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3150 (upgrade) 600GB 15K
3TB 7200 NL-SAS AC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3150 (upgrade) 2TB NL-SAS or 4TB NL-SAS
800GB SSD AC/DC in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 200GB SSD
300GB 15K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 600GB 15K
600GB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K
1.2TB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K


Additional Resources

Additional VNX family content can be found at the VNX Enablement Center

If you have questions, contact the TCE Pre-Sales Support Center at 1-866-EMC-7777 (U.S. and Canada), 1-508-435-1000, ext. 54777 (international), or via the Web at

EMC News – VNXe: Automated, application-ready storage

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in EMC | News | VNX - (0 Comments)


Affordable Storage with One-Click Tech Support

Setup, ongoing management, and enhanced support are key to providing value in any storage solution. That’s why EMC has taken the time to ensure that the VNXe series meets these requirements through it’s extensive software advantages.


VNXe’s integration with Unisphere, EMC’s user-friendly storage management platform, gives you access to:

  • 24×7 one-click tech support
  • Centralized monitoring and reporting
  • Health and performance alerts
  • Simple user interfaces to perform all your block and file-oriented operations

With this integrated support ecosystem, you’ll diagnose issues automatically and resolve them quickly and efficiently without having to worry about storage costs.

VNXe models start at less than $10k. Price out your configuration today!

EMC VNXe pricing



EMC Annouces Unity

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in EMC | News | Unity - (0 Comments)

The Ultimate in Storage Simplicity and ValueEMC Unity


EMC Unity Appliances

EMC’s new Unity product line sets new standards for storage with compelling simplicity, a modern design, affordable prices, and flexible deployment – to meet the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals in large or small companies.

With simplified ordering, all-inclusive software, new differentiated features, internet-enabled management, and a modern design, Unity is where powerful meets simplicity. The Unity family consists of:

  • Unity (purpose built): A modern midrange storage solution, engineered from the ground-up to meet market demands for flash, midrange affordability and outrageous simplicity. The Unity platform is available in four All-Flash and four Hybrid configurations.
  • VBLOCK (converged systems): Unity will be available in VCE VBLOCK and VxRack configurations within 90 days of the Unity GA.
  • UnityVSA (virtual): UnityVSA allows the advanced unified storage and data management features of the Unity family to be easily deployed on a VMware ESXi server, for a software defined’ approach.

All three deployment options enjoy one architecture, one interface with consistent features and rich data services.

Unity is the only unified storage system that successfully meets all 4 requirements of today’s midmarket IT storage professionals and generalists (simple, modern, affordable, flexible). These are some of the features and supporting statements that allows Unity to redefine midrange storage:

  • Simple: Simplified ordering, all-inclusive software, quick rack-and-stack, customer installable, a new slick HTML5 user interface, Proactive Assist with call home, and new Cloud-based management.
  • Modern: Unity is designed to support the latest dense flash drives such as 3D TLC NAND with a Linux-based architecture, incorporating new Intel Haswell multicore processors, 2U dense configurations, offering a new scalable file system (with file system shrink), unified local point in time snapshots & unified replication, integrated copy data management, support for Public and Private cloud access, deep ecosystem integration with VMware (native VVOL’s), Microsoft, OpenStack, and a full REST-API for developers. With Unity and EMC data protection, you can backup 50% faster, reduce protection storage requirements by 10 to 30x and gain 30x faster VMware recovery.
  • Flexible: You can meet any storage deployment requirement with Unity from virtual to purpose-built to converged infrastructure.  All deployment options support the same unified data services (SAN/NAS and VVOLS) for any workload (standalone or mixed) with traditional file (file consolidation, home directories) as well as transactional workloads for both file and block on both All-Flash and Hybrid configurations (Oracle, Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, SAP, VDI, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V).
  • Affordable: Unity delivers the best midrange flash economics with a great entry price and overall TCO.  UnityVSA Community Edition allows anyone to get started for free and upgrade into the supported Professional Edition, or purpose-built all-flash or Hybrid systems, or a converged infrastructure approach. And you can make Unity All-Flash even more affordable when you add in EMC’s Unity Xpect More Program.


EMC Unity family


  • Unity All-Flash: There are four Unity All-Flash configurations, namely Unity 300F, 400F, 500F and 600F. The All-Flash (F) configurations come standard with all inclusive (array-based) software.
  • Unity Hybrid: The four Unity Hybrid configurations, namely Unity 300, 400, 500 and 600 support up to 150, 250, 350 and 500 drives respectively and come standard with all inclusive (array-based) software.
  • UnityVSA: There is a free downloadable UnityVSA Community Edition license that supports up to 4TB for non-production environments. This includes all supported software and protocols and utilizes community based support. There are also 3 UnityVSA Professional Edition licenses that utilize a 1 year subscription based licensing model


EMC Services

Unity is fully customer installable and can be racked and stacked in as little as a few minutes. The simple configuration wizard will allow your customer to be up and running in no time.

  • Unity Migration Services Unity will utilize EMC’s new Intelligent Data Mobility migration methodology. This approach leverages best of breed migration technology software which allows customers to achieve a faster time to value at lower cost. It is also a highly repeatable model that utilizes a standardized and proven methodology that is both platform and vendor agnostic. Based on your customer’s specific business and technical requirements, engagements are tailored using standardized migration blueprints, which are sub-processes designed around specific business and technical use cases. The existing fixed and custom offers will apply at GA including: Data Migration Architecture & Design, Data Migration Implementation and Custom Migration. (See the Service Offering Index for more details)
  • Unity Professional Services New fixed price and scope services are available: Installation, Implementation Assistance, Base Implementation, Base Plus Implementation, Software Implementation (FAST, Replication, Snapshots, Anti-Virus), Block/File Implementation Add-On (small/large hosts, shares/exports), and Custom Implementation Services. See the separate Sales Advantage article for Unity Services or the Service Offering Index for more details.
  • Unity Warranty and Support
    • Unity All-Flash and Hybrid configurations come with 3 year hardware Limited Warranty. Software comes with 90 day defective media replacement warranty. Enhanced and Premium Support options are available.
    • UnityVSA Professional Edition (1 year subscription based license) includes 1 year of Enhanced support.
  • New Unity 3rd party migration solutions through EMC Select are also available.
    • DataDobi for File: DobiMiner is purpose-built next-generation NAS migration software that helps businesses optimize their storage platform transition. DobiMiner helps customers align all phases of a technology transition from an initial assessment through final monitoring and reporting.



Data Domain Virtual Edition – Available now!

April 12th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in DPAD | EMC - (0 Comments)

The world’s most trusted protection storage is now software-defined with Data Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE). DD VE is simple to configure and deploy. Flexible licensing includes capacity, DD Boost, DD Replicator and DD Encryption.


With DD VE customers gain the benefits of the world’s most trusted protection storage and the simplicity, flexibility and efficiency of a software-defined solution.

  • SIMPLE: Quick and simple to deploy and can be up and running in minutes
  • FLEXIBLE: A single instance can scale from 0.5 – 16 TB and capacity can be expanded in 1 TB increments. So, customers can grow as they need. Capacity can also be deployed across multiple sites and easily moved between locations.
  • EFFICIENT: Maintains core Data Domain features such as variable-length deduplication and Data Domain Data Invulnerability Architecture. Plus, DD VE can run on standard hardware, allowing customers to leverage existing infrastructure.


  • Supported on VMware ESXi 5.1, 5.5 and 6.0
  • 0.5 TB Community Edition: Higher capacity paid version (upto 16TB)
  • NFS, CIFS and DD Boost protocols supported
  • Includes DD Boost, DD Replicator, and DD Encryption software
  • Multiple replication topologies: virtual to physical, physical to virtual, and virtual to virtual
  • VMware vSphere High Availability and Fault Tolerance support
  • Data Domain System Manager support for manageability
  • ELMS licensing enabled