Find Communities by: Category | Product

Doug Fierro, Senior Director, Hardware Engineering, Connectrix, EMC Corporation


Is bigger better? Sometimes…Especially if there is a struggle to support growing applications while fighting for every square inch of available space.


Is better bigger? Sometimes…Especially if you want the latest technology that will grow with the business, and give flexibility for years to come.


With trusted performance, rock-solid reliability, an awesome management environment, simplified architecture and improved TCO, well, that’s a win…win…win…win…win.


And that’s why EMC, with our long-term partner Cisco, is introducing the Connectrix MDS-9718 high-density, high performance Director. We have many customers who have asked for even more density for their Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure, so they can simplify their network architecture, squeeze more value out of every inch of their Data Center, and be ready for years of innovation.


The Connectrix MDS-9718 does all that. It joins a growing family of rock-solid systems that gives extensive choice for supporting the most critical applications. With support for Fibre Channel, FCoE, FICON and FCiP, the Connectrix MDS family provides flexibility to design your storage network to meet a broad list of needs, big and small; open systems and mainframe; local and remote storage; hybrid and flash arrays.

Cisco MDS 9718 Image.jpg

Remember to modernize the Network as you modernize your Storage…


EMC’s extensive options for storage all require the best storage network to drive high bandwidth, always-on infrastructure. When designing the Data Center around VMAX3, VNX, XtremIO and other EMC storage platforms, remember that the storage network provides the pathways to connect these world-class arrays to your business applications. Think of it as the Data Center circulatory system. Keeping it fresh and healthy will pay dividends for years to come.


The new Connectrix MDS-9718, planned for release as early as April, will provide more options for creating highly available, scalable and feature rich, end-to-end storage networks. Our customers continue to depend on Fibre Channel as an important element of high performance, reliable and easy to manage storage environments, and the new MDS system fits well into our expanding portfolio.


Build the most scalable and mission critical applications, and trust that EMC storage and EMC Connectrix will give you everything necessary to meet the needs of the most demanding environment.



This post contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: risks associated with the proposed acquisition of EMC by Denali Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Dell, Inc., including, among others, assumptions related to the ability to close the acquisition, the expected closing date and its anticipated costs and benefits; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiv) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xvi) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Filter Blog

By date:
By tag: