Tuesday, August 27, 2013

EMC and VMware Join Forces on Software-Defined Storage

EMC and VMware agreed to collaborate on new server-based storage infrastructure for software-defined data centers.

The collaboration initially will focus on the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) and small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME) markets, where customers typically use vSphere singularly across a broad set of workloads.

The companies building a number of development labs focused on product definition, compatibility testing, and the optimization of EMC, VMware and third-party technologies.

"EMC and VMware together are defining a new class of highly integrated storage infrastructure to reduce cost and complexity in VMware environments for SMBs and SMEs.  A best-of-breed offering based on the combination of VMware Virtual SAN™ with EMC's market leading storage hardware and software portfolio will help expand the market opportunity for both companies," stated Jeremy Burton, Executive Vice President, of Product Operations and Marketing, EMC Corporation.