Its the new entry-point for Celerra, explains Brad Bunce, EMCs director of Celerra product marketing. We want to go smaller because customers are asking for a more cost-effective solution in the sub-$50,000 space.
Based on EMCs Clariion AX4 offering, the NX4 can be deployed in NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel environments, whereas the AX4 was limited to iSCSI and Fibre Channel.
The reason why were bringing this to market is because customers have had great demand for the Celerra products, particularly at the low end, explains Bunce, adding that the NX4 offers between 4 and 60 Tbytes of storage. The NS20 and NS40, in contrast, scale up to 90 Tbytes and 240 Tbytes, respectively.