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EMC Symmetrix 5000 Enterprise Storage Systems

EMC EMC Symmetrix 5000 Enterprise Storage SystemsProven mainframe storage solutions

The Symmetrix 5000 series is a proven mainframe storage solution, fully supported on all IBM and IBM-compatible mainframes. It delivers advanced performance, capacity, availability, and manageability for the mainframe environment, with from 35GB to multiple terabytes of fully-protected storage.

Thoroughly proven storage technology

The 5000 and 3000 series incorporate over a decade of thoroughly proven storage technology, including the powerful Enginuity storage operating environment. Both feature unsurpassed connectivity with up to 32 host or server connections including combinations of ESCON, parallel, Fibre Channel, and Ultra and FWD SCSI channels. They also support attachment to multiple mainframe and industry-standard UNIX, Windows NT, AS/400 systems, and storage network environments.

High-end performance, availability

Both the 5000 and the 3000 series feature advanced performance, with up to 16GB integrated high-speed cache, intelligent caching algorithms, state-of-the-art disks, proven microcode, and high-speed interfaces. And, they deliver continuous information availability with Disk Mirroring and remote mirroring (SRDF) to Symmetrix 8000 series systems, redundant hardware, and nondisruptive component replacement.

Easy information sharing, simple management

Optional storage management software allows co-residence of mainframe, open system, and other data formats; easy file transfers and backups, fast mainframe-to-open database loads, and frequent database refreshes. And, the Symmetrix common information management environment enables simplified backup/restore, maintenance, capacity planning, and resource allocation, and reduced training requirements.
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