The Enginuity storage operating environment (SOE) provides the intelligence that controls all components in an EMC Symmetrix storage array. While it shares many traits with the operating systems typically used to run large host computers, Enginuity is more specialized and specifically optimized for storage-based functions. It is driven by real-time events related to the input and output of data. It applies self-optimizing intelligence to deliver the ultimate performance, availability, and data integrity required in a platform for advanced storage functionality. A prerequisite for complex, demanding, risk-intolerant IT infrastructures, Enginuity is the essential foundation technology for delivering advanced and cost-effective high-end storage services.