Friday, August 15, 2014
EMC CLARiiON CX4 Storage Arrays Fill Low-end Enterprise Storage Gaps
When the EMC CLARiiON CX4 was launched in 2008, storage industry experts noted that, despite the array’s lower price tag, it effectively blurred the lines between EMC’s flagship enterprise-level Symmetrix and the mid-line Clariion CX series systems. The CX4 rolled out in four different configurations; CX4-120, CX4-240, CX4-480, and the top of the line CX4-960. In each, the three digit model number denotes the number of drives it can support. For example the CX4-960 can take up to 960 X 2TB HDDs with a maximum system capacity of 1899 TB, nearly equal to the maximum capacity of the Symmetrix line.