EMC has launched a new storage array with a total capacity of 1PT. One petabyte is 1024 terabyte and that equals 1 048 576 gigabyte. This system features 2,400 500GB drives, the pricing isn't known but it could be up to $4 million.
The announcement of the massive nine-cabinet Symmetrix DMX-3 was part of a swathe of announcements that EMC made in London on Thursday on the back of excellent financial results and with the promise that 2006 would be one of the company's "busiest year yet for new announcements".
The company also rolled out several other new products; a new low-end version of the DMX-3 Symmetrix; the EMC Multi-Path File System for iSCSI, which is the company's first IP storage product; and new storage virtualisation products.