EMC has begun shipping the latest version of EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), a multi-purpose, shared global storage that scales into Exabytes to store both small and large files. ECS was first launched in spring 2014 to provide high-density storage with exabyte scalability in a private cloud.
The new ECS features lower storage overhead for cold archive scenarios, and provides a single pane of glass view of complete system health to help reduce operational costs, deployed either on certified hardware or as a turnkey appliance. The software defined storage product includes “Smart Storage,” which allows metadata searches and analytics insights without a dedicated database, “data at rest” encryption support, and NFS support.
New and enhanced features in ECS v2.2 include Software Defined Storage. The new release also includes a multipurpose platform: With native support for multiple protocols (such as AWS S3, OpenStack, Swift, HDFS), ECS breaks down dedicated storage silos. With native NFS support, ECS can also support file data without the need of a gateway.
For more details, visit the EMC site.