The EMC VNX series are a family of systems that provides unified file and block storage. The first generation of VNX replaced the CLARiiON and Celerra product line. The next generation of VNX systems contains a major update to the Storage Processor implementation for block storage. The second generation VNX increased performance of VNX by 4X over the first generation and added additional capabilities.
The VNX systems provide a wide set of connectivity options for block access and for file access as a NAS system. There are two different series in the VNX family: the VNXe targeted as an entry-level storage system and the VNX as a mid-tier system. Two gateway systems are offered, the VG2 and VG8, which attach to EMC block storage systems and provide NAS functionality.
The VNX series models all consist of the following modular components:
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