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Atmos rising…(from Maui)

by dave on November 10, 2008


Today is the official GA of EMC‘s latest-n-greatest product, Atmos.  For all intents and purposes, you probably have heard of Atmos under a different guise:  Maui.  In any case, I’ll be taking a look at some of the features and functionalities of Atmos as well as potential integration points for your business.  Finally, if you’re really interested, I’ll discuss the hardware underpinnings of Atmos which point towards its ability to scale to multiple-petabytes of information storage.  It will probably be easiest to “unpack” the press release, but lets get some of the foundational information out of the way.

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n Parts 1-4 of the Future Storage Systems articles, we focused on the SAN-facing technologies that would enable scalable propcessing growth, purpose-built technologies for deduplication and encryption, as well as the fabric that would tie nodes together.  However, in each of these articles, I never got into WHERE  that information would eventually be stored.  Today, I’m hoping to remedy that problem.  I’ll be referencing the diagram below as usual.

FSS Backend Disk Layout Options

FSS Backend Disk Layout Options

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