EMC powers up “The Beast”.

emc-rack-close-up-2EMC has upgraded its all-flash XtremIO storage arrays with a software upgrade called “the Beast”.

The upgrade lets people consolidate and automate more workloads, and improve the performance of the underlying hardware.

EMC said that the software will pave the way for XtremIO users to group together more systems and handle more workloads.

In addition the company is rolling out 40TB X-Bricks which are part of its modular XtremIO array blocks. These are double the size of what was previously available.

David Goulden, CEO of EMC’s Information Infrastructure business, said: “XtremIO was the clear market leader because

He said that in the all-flash marketplace, architecture matters and XtremIO is uniquely scale-out and all those services are in line all the time,” he said.

EMC is seeing a great deal of success with its XtremIO arm. IT suffered a long of criticism when it bought the outfit in May 2012.