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EMC Celerra and Celerra Gateway

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Celerra Gateway Platforms – Add NAS and iSCSI storage to your SAN and get the benefits of no-compromise availability, virtual provisioning, and file system deduplication.

Celerra Unified Storage Platforms – Drive down server and storage consolidation costs and increase efficiency through virtual provisioning, file system deduplication, and ease of management.

EMC Celerra and Celerra Gateway Comparison

   Celerra NS960

EMC Celerra Unified Storage Platforms

Celerra NSG8

EMC Celerra Gateway Platforms

Applications profile Distributed file server environments with specific performance, availability, and scalability requirements in a unified storage environment with optional storage area network (SAN) access. Environments with existing SAN infrastructure, growing deployments of file servers, and specific multiprotocol performance, availability, and scalability requirements.
NAS servers

NX4
1 or 2 X-Blades

NS-120
1 or 2 X-Blades

NS-480
2 or 4 X-Blades

NS-960
2 to 8 X-Blades

VG2
1 or 2 X-Blades

VG8
2 to 8 X-Blades

Packaging Unified storage solution with up to 8 X-Blades Gateway solution with up to 8 X-Blades
Number of control stations 1 (1-2 for NS-960) 1 or 2
Maximum storage capacities

NX4
Up to 32 TB usable (16 TB maximum per active X-Blade), SAS and SATA drives
Up to 60 drives raw capacity

NS-120
Up to 64 TB usable (32 TB maximum per active X-Blade), FC, SATA and flash drives
Up to 120 drives raw capacity

NS-480
Up to 192 TB usable (64 TB maximum per active X-Blade), FC, SATA and flash drives
Up to 480 drives raw capacity

NS-960
Up to 1,792 TB usable (256 TB maximum per active X-Blade), FC, SATA and flash drives
Up to 960 drives raw capacity

VG2
Up to 128 TB usable (64 TB maximum per active X-Blade), FC, SATA and flash drives
Up to 256 TB raw capacity based on RAID 1 configuration

VG8
Up to 1.8 PB usable (256 TB maximum per active X-Blade), FC, SATA and flash drives
Up to 3.6 PB raw capacity based on RAID 1 configuration

Network access

NX4
4 Copper GigE ports per X-Blade or 2 Copper GigE ports and 2 Optical 10GigE ports per X-Blade
Optional: 4 Fibre Channel ports (2 per back-end SP)

NS-120
4 Copper GigE ports per X-Blade or 2 Copper GigE ports and 2 Optical 10GigE ports per X-Blade
Optional: 8 Fibre Channel ports (4 per back-end SP)

NS-480
4 Copper GigE ports per X-Blade or 2 Copper and 2 Optical GigE per X-Blade or 2 Copper GigE ports and 2 Optical 10GigE ports per X-Blade
Optional: 8 Fibre Channel ports (4 per back-end SP)

NS-960
6 UltraFlex IO slots per X-Blade*
Optional: Up to 20 Fibre Channel ports (10 per back-end SP)

* Slot can contain either quad 10/100/1000, dual GigE Optical + dual 10/100/1000, or single 10GigE Port

VG2
4 UltraFlex IO slots per X-Blade*

VG8
5 UltraFlex IO slots per X-Blade*

* Slot can contain either quad 10/100/1000, dual GigE Optical + dual 10/100/1000, or dual 10GigE Optical port

Network protocols NFS v2, v3, & v4, CIFS (SMB 1 and SMB 2), FTP, FTP Secure, SNMP, NDMP, NTP, SNTP, TFTP, iSCSI, MPFS, Fibre Channel Option NFS v2, v3, & v4, CIFS (SMB 1 and SMB 2), FTP, FTP Secure, SNMP, NDMP, NTP, SNTP, TFTP, iSCSI, MPFS
Operating Environments UNIX, Windows, Linux, Novell (iSCSI only), Mac (NAS only) UNIX, Windows, Linux, Novell (iSCSI only), Mac (NAS only)
Software
  • EMC Celerra Event Enabler (Anti-Virus and Event Publishing)
  • EMC Celerra Automated Volume Management
  • EMC Celerra Data Deduplication
  • EMC Celerra Replicator
  • EMC Celerra SnapSure
  • EMC Celerra FileMover
  • EMC Celerra File Level Retention (Enterprise and Compliance options)
  • EMC Celerra MPFS
  • EMC Celerra FAST Suite
  • EMC Celerra Event Enabler (Anti-Virus and Event Publishing)
  • EMC Celerra Automated Volume Management
  • EMC Celerra Data Deduplication
  • EMC Celerra Replicator
  • EMC Celerra SnapSure
  • EMC Celerra FileMover
  • EMC Celerra File Level Retention (Enterprise and Compliance options)
  • EMC Celerra MPFS
  • EMC Celerra FAST Suite
Management Options EMC Celerra Manager (Basic or Advanced Edition), Microsoft Management Console, Command Line Interface (CLI) EMC Celerra Manager (Basic or Advanced Edition), Microsoft Management Console, Command Line Interface (CLI)

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