EMC World brings us more formal information about Project Nile. With Project Nile EMC is brining the benefits of public cloud storage to the private cloud world using ViPR 2.0 and commodity hardware. At scale EMC claims Project Nile will have a lower $/Gb than public cloud offerings even factoring in changes for bandwidth, puts/gets, staffing, and ever power/cooling.
Project Nile will have three different configuration types: Object/HDFS, Block, and Mixed. At launch Object will have a small (360tb), medium (1.4PB), and large (2.9PB) option. Block will have small 120tb/12k iops and medium 240tb/24k iops offering. Mixed workloads will be offered in small and medium combing the numbers mentioned above.
All of this is powered by ViPR 2.0, which can be read more about here.