Tuesday, February 3, 2015

EMC'S Hyper-Converged Appliance for Compute/Storage/Networking

EMC Corp. introduced is "VSPEX BLUE" hyper-converged infrastructure appliance combining compute, storage, networking and management powered by VMware EVO:RAIL and EMC software.

The appliance is aimed at mid-market customers needing linear scalability from one to four 2U/4-nodes for infrastructure consolidations or virtual desktop deployments.

The VSPEX BLUE Manager extends the capabilities of the native EVO:RAIL Deployment, Configuration and Management (DCM) Engine, delivering a built-in support experience and an online Market of value-added software from EMC and EMC ecosystem partners.


EMC to Take Controlling Stake in VCE as Cisco Sells

VCE will become an EMC business as Cisco agrees to sell all but 10% of its equity stake in the joint venture to EMC.

VCE is the joint venture formed in 2009 by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel.  VMware is a subsidiary of EMC.

Going forward, VCE will be a subsidiary of EMC and will serve as  "an integration point for technologies from across the company."

VCE's flagship product is its Vblock Systems, a converged infrastructure offering that combines VMware vSphere software running on Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) connected with Cisco Nexus switches, attached to EMC Symmetrix storage. More than 1,000 enterprises and service providers have deployed over 2,000 Vblock Systems worldwide.

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