EMC Corporation and Intel Corporation announced on Tuesday a multi-year storage OEM and expanded technology agreement.
The agreement focusses on the growing storage requirements of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). As part of the agreement, Intel will offer a networked storage system based on the EMC CLARiiON AX150, introduced on Monday, to Intel resellers and distributors worldwide.
The Intel SSR212PP Storage System based on EMC CLARiiON AX150 technology is expected to be available from participating Intel channel members worldwide beginning in May. Featuring up to 12 serial ATA II (SATA II) disk drives in a 2U rack mountable enclosure, the Intel SSR212PP networked storage system can support a maximum capacity of six terabytes in a single array.
Offered in single- or dual-controller configurations, this system provides SMBs with advanced features and the security of redundant power and cooling functionality. It is available for iSCSI or Fibre Channel for flexible direct attached storage (DAS) or storage area network (SAN) connectivity.
This is the latest in a recent series of collaborative activities between EMC and Intel. In March, Intel and VMware, an EMC subsidiary, announced a broad collaboration to bring the benefits of virtualization to enterprises and new market segments. Also, earlier in March, it was announced that EMC and Intel were two of several founding members of the Storage Bridge Bay Working Group. Storage Bridge Bay is a new open platform for storage innovations to benefit customers through standardization.