Showing posts with label EMC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EMC. Show all posts

Monday, May 8, 2017

Dell Readies its 14G Poweredge Servers

Dell EMC will launch the 14th generation of its Poweredge servers as soon as Intel releases its new Xeon processors.

The new 14G PowerEdge servers will be embedded in storage and data center appliances, hyper-converged appliances and racks, ready nodes, bundles and other Dell EMC solutions. Key enhancements include:

  • Increasde application performance and response time – with 19X more Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) low latency storage than the prior generation.
  • One-click BIOS tuning enables quick-and-easy deployment of many processing-intensive workloads
  • Enhanced storage capacity and flexibility lets customers tailor their storage configurations to their application needs especially in a software-defined-storage (SDS) environment
  • Newly enhanced systems management features embedded in the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio uniquely automate productivity and simplify lifecycle management from server deployment to retirement. 

http://www.dell.com

Monday, May 2, 2016

EMC Expands its All-Flash Storage Options

EMC introduced a range of new products for data centers, including:

  • New "Unity" family of all-flash storage -- aimed at small and medium-size IT deployments. It is available in all-flash, hybrid, converged and software-defined configurations and is designed to help customers make an affordable and simple transition from disk to flash. 
  • New Virtustream Storage Cloud -- a global cloud storage platform offering enterprise-levels of resiliency and performance combined with true web scale. 
  • New EMC MyService360 cloud-based service dashboard -- provides a visually compelling, near real-time visibility into the health and status of a customer's entire EMC data center environment. MyService360 is built using EMC's internal data lake and provides powerful analytics and visualization tools designed to improve, enhance and simplify the way customers engage with EMC products to make their jobs easier. 
  • EMC Enterprise Copy Data Management (eCDM) -- an expansion of EMC's Copy Data Management portfolio which helps customers tackle data sprawl and reduce the cost of storing and managing multiple copies of the same data. eCDM enables customers to modernize their storage and protection strategy with discovery, automation and optimization of copy data to reduce costs and streamline operations. eCDM provides companies with a pan-enterprise solution to monitor, manage and analyze copy data, eliminating the waste organizations will spend storing data on the wrong tier of data or when they no longer need the data all together. 
  • ViPR Controller 3.0 -- bridges traditional and cloud native environments to enable business transformation, including support for over 50 EMC and third-party storage platforms. 

"The IT industry is in a state of massive transformation, resulting in both disruption and great
opportunity. Every business leader, across every industry, is facing the dilemma of how to support and grow traditional IT infrastructure while modernizing the data center in order to support the development of new applications and advance their digital agendas," said David Goulden, EMC Information Infrastructure CEO.

http://www.EMC.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dell Expands Hyper-Converged Appliances with VCE VxRail

Dell expanded its portfolio of hyper-converged infrastructure products, combining storage, compute and networking functions into a single solution or appliance, typically for virtualized environments. New additions include VCE VxRail appliances and VxRack systems, Dell XC Series hyper-converged appliances, and VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes based on Dell PowerEdge servers.

"Dell’s hyper-converged infrastructure approach is consistent with our overall philosophy, which focuses on enabling customer outcomes versus pushing a one-size-fits-all agenda," said Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president, Enterprise Solutions, Dell.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/press-releases/2016-04-05-dell-delivers-industrys-broadest-hci-portfolio

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

EMC's New VCE Hyper-Converged VxRail Packs up to 76TB of Flash

EMC introduced its new VCE hyper-converged VxRail Appliance family for VMware environments.

The VxRail Appliance family brings together EMC rich data services and leading systems management capabilities with VMware's hyper-converged software that includes VMware vSphere, vCenter Server and VMware Virtual SAN.

The jointly engineered VCE VxRail Appliances tightly integrate virtualization, compute, storage and data protection in one system with a single point of support.

Entry systems for small and medium businesses and remote offices start at a list price of $60,000 and options for performance intensive workloads have more than 76 TB of flash – over 2X more flash than any other hyper-converged appliance.

"The new VCE VxRail Appliance family puts IT organizations on a path to eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures with hyper-converged infrastructure while leveraging their existing VMware investments. The VxRail Appliance completes our broad portfolio of Vblock, VxBlock and VxRack Systems to provide customers with a converged infrastructure that meets nearly every workload from the edge to the core regardless of size," said Chad Sakac, President, VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC.

http://www.emc.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Versa's FlexVNFs Run on Optimized EMC NFV Infrastructure

Versa Networks has tested and validated the interoperability of its FlexVNF software on EMC’s Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi) platform to create an integrated “vCPE in a box” solution for deploying virtualized network and security functions in service provider points of presence (PoP) or data centers. The companies said this vCPE-in-a-box solution enables managed network and security services using virtualized network functions (VNF) and x86-based open hardware.

It supports a variety of Virtual Infrastructure Management choices, including VMware VIO with NSX and ESX, and Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) with OpenStack Open vSwitch (OVS) and KVM. Hardware abstraction and orchestration is provided by EMC’s NFVi Manager software and high-performance storage is provided through EMC ScaleIO. VNFs are provided by Versa FlexVNF software and include a wide range of networking and advanced security functions including routing, VPN, CGNAT, next-gen firewall, URL filtering, AV/IPS and more with integrated service chaining.

Versa with EMC vCPE is highly efficient and cost effective for service providers because it provides multi-tenancy across all its services, coupled with the ability to easily add VNFs by provisioning additional virtual machines (VMs). Each Versa VNF supports up to 250 end-customer organizations – greatly reducing head-end capex for providers versus having to deploy individual aggregation devices for each end customer.

“EMC has decades of experience helping global corporations build, scale and operate mission critical infrastructure as well as helping communications service providers build high-margin offers,” said David Hudson, General Manager of Telecom Modernization at EMC Corporation. “By working with innovative VNF vendors like Versa Networks to validate their solutions on EMC’s NFVi solution architecture stack, we are bringing that expertise to bear to make NFV a reality for more service providers and network operators.”

“We continue to hear from our provider customers and prospects that they want to decouple networking and security software from hardware, and realize the benefits of network function virtualization (NFV),” said Mark Weiner, CMO of Versa Networks. “Just like server and storage virtualization has dramatically improved the cost and agility of data center resources, NFV is bringing the same value proposition to carriers and their managed service offerings. We are aligned with EMC to bring the benefits of NFV innovation to provider customers globally.”

http://www.emc.com
http://www.versa-networks.com

Versa Unveils its Vision for the SD-WAN

Versa Networks, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, introduced its software-defined WAN portfolio and outlined its vision to transform how enterprises build their WAN and branch office networks. The Versa solution leverages virtualized network functions (VNF), programmability and dynamic provisioning to re-architect the WAN and branch network for much greater agility, cost efficiency and simpler operations.


The Versa VNF solution consists of three components that together create next generation WANs and branch networks:

  • Versa FlexVNF: The core building block for Versa VNF solutions, which includes a broad set of virtualized network and security functions with carrier-grade multi-tenancy, programmability, service chaining, service elasticity and cost-effective deployment choices
  • Versa Director: Single point of centralized control and management for both connectivity and services
  • Versa Analytics: A real-time analytics engine that provides control, visibility, prediction and a feedback loop for adaptability

By eliminating proprietary hardware and truck rolls, the company estimates it can cut the total cost of ownership by up to 80%. For service providers and large enterprises, Versa said its solution changes the game by enabling multi-tenancy with the ability to provision and manage hundreds of individual customers or business subsidiaries.  Versa supports multi-service capabilties with automatic service chaining, enabling complex managed services and branch network architectures with multiple networking and security functions. The Versa VNFs run on commodity-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.

In its launch materials, Versa cited Orange and Colt.

http://www.versa-networks.com/products/

  • Versa Networks was founded in 2012 by Kumar (CEO) and Apurva Mehta (CTO), who are credited with the development of the MX series routers at Juniper Networks.
  • The company has raised $43 million in funding to date.  Investors include Sequoia, Verizon Ventures and Mayfield.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

EMC Consolidates VCE as its Converged Platforms Division

EMC announced the appointment of Chad Sakac as President of VCE.  He will report to David Goulden, CEO, EMC Information Infrastructure.

Sakac, a veteran EMC leader, has been a leading advocate for converged platforms and solutions in the market. He succeeds Praveen Akkiraju who, since taking over VCE in 2012, has played a critical role in growing VCE into a business that exits FY15 on an even higher run rate than the $2 billion+ we previously disclosed. Akkiraju will continue to work for David Goulden in an advisory role.

VCE, which became an EMC business in December 2014, will now become the EMC Converged Platforms Division. As part of this new model, VCE is poised to fully leverage EMC in helping customers implement their IT transformation plans. Tighter alignment within EMC will further simplify technology options and deployment, and provide an even richer customer experience at enterprise scale to drive business competitiveness. With a broad portfolio of converged and hyper-converged offerings, EMC customers can confidently simplify operations and shift resources to increase focus on innovation and business agility.

http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2016/20160106-01.htm

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pivotal Acquires CloudCredo for Cloud Foundry Expertise

 Pivotal, has acquired CloudCredo, a privately-held software developer based in London, along with CloudCredo subsidiary, stayUp, a log analysis technology company for Cloud Foundry.

CloudCredo has a highly-regarded team of Cloud Foundry experts.  Pivotal said the acquisition will will better enable enterprise adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Pivotal is a spin-out and joint venture of EMC Corporation and its subsidiary VMware. The Pivotal Cloud Native Platform offers integrated application framework, runtime and infrastructure automation capabilities.

“CloudCredo enhances Pivotal’s powerful next-generation portfolio of products and services by bringing extensive knowledge of deploying, running and customizing Cloud Foundry for some of the world’s largest and most admired brands,” said Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal. “With this expertise, we can better help our customers transform their enterprises by embracing and leveraging Pivotal’s Cloud Native platform more quickly.“

“When we started CloudCredo, we were profoundly influenced by The Pivotal Way. It shaped our approach to modern software development, our culture promoting openness and doing things the right way, and passion for delivering differentiated value to our customers,” says Colin Humphreys, CloudCredo Co-Founder and CEO.“ Joining Pivotal allows us to operate at a global scale, overnight, and help the world's largest and most admired brands use software to transform their businesses and make an impact on the world.”

http://pivotal.io/platform

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Verizon Labs taps EMC for Software-defined Storage

Verizon Labs is working with EMC to expand its software-defined storage strategy.

Specifically, Verizon Labs is running EMC’s software-defined storage on commodity hardware while taking advantage of containerized, scalable, geo-distributed object storage and maximum elastic performance. EMC is integrating its commercial storage software with the open source Apache Mesos technology, as well as with the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), for easier and more effective data center management. The companies said this approach allows Verizon Labs to operate a virtualized data center by managing distributed applications on large clusters of geographically distributed computers.

“With cloud-based data storage like EMC’s, Verizon gains adaptability and intelligent data management, which are integral to our cloud strategy,” said Kumar Vishwanathan, vice president and chief technologist for product strategy and development, Verizon Labs. “Software-defined storage overcomes the restrictions of hard-wired architecture and delivers the benefits needed in today’s dynamic datacenter environment.”

"EMC and Verizon are working to push the boundaries of speed, capacity and capabilities of storage infrastructure to meet the demands of next-generation applications. With this state-of-the-art software-defined datacenter technology, built on EMC’s ScaleIO and Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) offerings, we expect Verizon Labs to increase datacenter efficiencies in addition to gaining massive scale,” said Sam Grocott, senior vice president of product management and marketing, emerging technologies for EMC. “EMC partnered closely with Verizon to deploy this simpler architecture to help support their cloud service strategy.”

http://www.verizon.com/news

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

EMC and VMware to Combine Efforts on Virtustream, a Hybrid Cloud Services Provider

EMC and VMware unveiled plans to create a new, enterprise cloud services provider to be called Virtustream. The launch is supported by Michael S. Dell, MSD Partners & Silver Lake, who recently disclosed plans to acquire EMC and VMware.

EMC currently operates a division called Virtustream that provides cloud management software and IaaS. This announcement builds on this initiative by adding in resources from EMC and VMware.

The new Virtustream will offer a range of managed services for on-premises infrastructure and its enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform, enabling customers to move all their applications, including mission-critical applications, to cloud-based IT environments. Virtustream will incorporate the cloud capabilities of EMC Information Infrastructure, VCE, Virtustream and VMware to provide the complete spectrum of on- and off- premises offerings including: VMware vCloud Air, VCE Cloud Managed Services, Virtustream's Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and EMC’s Storage Managed Services and Object Storage Services offerings.

Virtustream’s financial results will be consolidated into VMware’s financial statements beginning in Q1 2016. It is expected to generate multiple hundreds of millions of dollars in recurring revenue in 2016, focused on enterprise-centric cloud services, with an outlook to grow to a multi-billion business over the next several years. The company will be led by Rodney Rogers.

VMware will establish a Cloud Provider Software business unit led by Ajay Patel, VMware senior vice president, focused on delivering cloud software and solutions to cloud providers including VMware’s vCloud Air Network, to help them rapidly harness the opportunity of the hybrid cloud. This new unit will incorporate assets and people from the VMware vCloud Air Application Services business, vCloud Director and vCloud Air Network teams, as well as Virtustream’s Software Business including Advisor Planning and Migration tool, xStream cloud management platform and Viewtrust governance, risk and compliance solution.

"Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT cloud operation models that we are seeing in the market. Our customers consistently tell us that they are focused on their IT transformations and journeys to the hybrid cloud. The EMC Federation is now positioned as a complete provider of hybrid cloud offerings," said Joe Tucci, EMC Corporation Chairman and CEO.

http://www.emc.com
http://www.vmware.com

EMC to Acquire Virtustream for $1.2 Billion - Hybrid Cloud Mgt.

EMC Corporation agreed to Virtustream, a start-up headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London and Dubai, for approximately $1.2 billion in cash.

Virtustream offers a consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures.Virtustream’s xStream software features consumption-based billing and embedded µVM (micro-VM) technology for assuring application-level SLAs. The company owns data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

EMC said the acquisition represents a transformational element of its strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments.  Virtustream will form EMC’s new managed cloud services business.

“This acquisition is great news for our customers, VMware and the EMC Federation of businesses.  With the addition of Virtustream, we will be able to offer customers a comprehensive set of hybrid cloud offerings, including private, managed and public cloud solutions. As we deliver VMware vCloud Air to our customer base to help them continue their journey to the cloud, Virtustream complements and expands our value proposition,” stated Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware.

SAP, which has a long-term partnership with Virtustream, stated that it looks forward to continuing the alliance with EMC.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Dell/EMC Merger - Servers, Storage, Virtualization, PCs

Michael S. Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake announced a bid to acquire EMC Corporation for $24.05 per share in cash in addition to tracking stock linked to a portion of EMC’s economic interest in the VMware business -- a deal valued at approximately $67 billion.

The EMC Board of Directors approved the merger agreement and intends to recommend that stockholders of EMC approve the agreement.

The combination of Dell and EMC will create the world’s largest privately-controlled, integrated technology company, with leadership positions in servers, storage, virtualization and PCs. The combined company will have more than $80 billion in combined revenues.

“The combination of Dell and EMC creates an enterprise solutions powerhouse bringing our customers industry leading innovation across their entire technology environment. Our new company will be exceptionally well-positioned for growth in the most strategic areas of next generation IT including digital transformation, software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud, mobile and security,” said Mr. Dell. “Our investments in R&D and innovation along with our privately-controlled structure will give us unmatched scale, strength and flexibility, deepening our relationships with customers of all sizes. I am incredibly excited to partner with the EMC, VMware, Pivotal, VCE, RSA and Virtustream teams and am personally committed to the success of our new company, our customers and partners.”

EMC and Dell said the plan is for VMware to remain a publicly traded company, with the merger accelerating VMware’s growth across all of its businesses through significant synergies with Dell’s solutions and go-to-market channels.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/dell-emc-transaction?dgc=IR&cid=dellemctransaction&lid=3-2&ref=bnn

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dimension Data and EMC Eye Hybrid Cloud Opportunities

Dimension Data and EMC announced a strategic alliance to speed the adoption of hybrid cloud as a platform for the mid-size enterprise. The companies are collaborating on solutions that span private cloud on or off premises, public and hybrid cloud including advanced managed services for storage. The alliance features flexible consumption based pricing models on storage, cloud and managed services. To ensure client success, a dedicated team of sales, technical and marketing specialists from Dimension Data and EMC will align client workloads and applications to the best solutions.

http://www.emc.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

XtremIO achieves $1 billion in Bookings for All-Flash Arrays

In just six quarters since its launch, EMC's XtremIO group has achieve $1 billion in aggregate bookings for its all-flash storage arrays. The company now has over 1,750 customers, including 60% of the Fortune 100 and 47% of the Fortune 200.

This makes the all-flash arrays the fastest growth product in EMC's 36-year history.

http://www.emc.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

EMC to Acquire Virtustream for $1.2 Billion - Hybrid Cloud Mgt.

EMC Corporation agreed to Virtustream, a start-up headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London and Dubai, for approximately $1.2 billion in cash.

Virtustream offers a consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures.Virtustream’s xStream software features consumption-based billing and embedded µVM (micro-VM) technology for assuring application-level SLAs. The company owns data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

EMC said the acquisition represents a transformational element of its strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments.  Virtustream will form EMC’s new managed cloud services business.

“This acquisition is great news for our customers, VMware and the EMC Federation of businesses.  With the addition of Virtustream, we will be able to offer customers a comprehensive set of hybrid cloud offerings, including private, managed and public cloud solutions. As we deliver VMware vCloud Air to our customer base to help them continue their journey to the cloud, Virtustream complements and expands our value proposition,” stated Pat Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer, VMware.

SAP, which has a long-term partnership with Virtustream, stated that it looks forward to continuing the alliance with EMC.

http://www.virtustream.com/
http://www.vmware.com
http://www.emc.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

EMC Releases Open Source ViPR Controller for Software-defined Storage

EMC released "Project CoprHD" ("copperhead"), an open source version of its EMC ViPR Controller for software-defined storage. Project CoprHD makes the code for ViPR Controller – all the storage automation and control functionality – open for community-driven development.

ViPR Controller is storage automation software that centralizes and transforms EMC and third-party storage into a simple, extensible and open platform and EMC will continue to sell the commercial version of Project CoprHD, the EMC ViPR Controller, as a fully supported offering. ViPR Controller is offered as a key enabler for Third Platform applications that require fully integrated, next-generation scale-out storage architectures.

"For anyone left confused, today's announcements prove this is not your father's EMC. By offering access to Project CoprHD, the open source version of EMC ViPR Controller and free downloads of EMC ScaleIO – two key enabling pieces of our Software-Defined Storage portfolio – EMC has turned a corner by delving more deeply into open, collaborative software development with our customers, partners, developers and competitors. This represents a massive shift in our strategy that we believe will help accelerate our customers' efforts to develop new application-centric business models," stated Jeremy Burton, President Products and Marketing, EMC Corporation.

http://pulseblog.emc.com/2015/05/05/meet-project-coprhd-emc-delves-deeper-into-open-source/

Monday, May 4, 2015

EMC Intros "The Beast" - XtremIO 4.0 for All Flash Arrays

EMC unveiled XtremIO version 4.0, a non-disruptive free software upgrade to XtremIO v3.X all-flash arrays for enabling larger configurations, expanded on-demand capabilities and consolidated workloads.

EMC said XtremIO 4.0 will transform data center applications with breakthrough in-memory copy services, enabling entire workflows to be streamlined and automated from the storage through the hypervisor and into the application. XtremIO 4.0 Highlights:

  • Enhanced Data Protection – XtremIO supports powerful scale-out replication based on best-of-breed EMC RecoverPoint software. Data on XtremIO arrays can be replicated to other XtremIO arrays or any array supported by RecoverPoint. XtremIO replication delivers up to one-minute Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), even when replicating at data center scale with flash-array levels of workload and data change rates.
  • Bigger, Faster Clusters – EMC is introducing a new 40TB X-Brick building block, which is double the density of previous XtremIO systems. In addition, XtremIO clusters now scale up to eight X-Bricks with 16 N-way active controllers (up from 12), capable of delivering petabytes of effective capacity in a single rack through inline data reduction and space-efficient copies.
  • Online Expansion – XtremIO arrays now can be non-disruptively expanded for performance and capacity, with automatic rebalancing and no application downtime.
  • Application Automation – XtremIO's copy data management functions are integrated into key enterprise application management stacks such as VMware, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange to automate rich use cases, including the scheduling, attachment and expiration of space-efficient copies to application hosts.
  • Multi-Array Management – XtremIO 4.0 allows single pane of glass management for multiple XtremIO clusters from a common XtremIO Management Server (XMS).
  • More Powerful Interface – XtremIO 4.0 introduces extended historical reporting, maintaining two years of operating history, as well as sophisticated tagging and search functionality for handling large numbers of provisioned volumes, hosts and snapshots. It also boasts improved built-in reporting capabilities.
  • More Scalable – XtremIO 4.0 supports more hosts per array, more X-Bricks per array and more snapshots than before.
  • Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud 3.0 – With XtremIO and the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud 3.0 offering, customers can now consolidate all mission-critical workloads and their non-production lifecycle copies into their Hybrid Cloud with Tier 0 Storage and Copy Services. This enables some of the most compelling hybrid cloud use cases like Database-as-a-Service and SAP-as-a-Service.

EMC noted that in the 18 months since becoming available, XtremIO has risen to become the fastest-selling product in company history and the market's top-selling all-flash storage array according to IDC.

http://www.emc.com

EMC Advances Data "Protection Everywhere" Strategy

EMC announced major updates to its data protection portfolio, including solutions to provide data protection in the cloud, to the cloud and in the data center.

The rollout includes a new purpose-built backup appliance, the Data Domain DD9500, with high-performance specs:

  • 58.7 TB/hour performance, more than 1.5x faster performance than the nearest competitor, ensuring Data Domain can handle even the most demanding data protection requirements.
  • 1,728 TB usable capacity, 4x greater than the nearest competitor, enabling organizations to gain greater consolidation for data protection workloads and lower TCO.
  • Data protection for Big Data applications including support for the leading Hadoop and NoSQL deployments: Pivotal HD Enterprise Business Data Lake, Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub, and Hortonworks Modern Data Architecture.

EMC is also introducing software-powered data protection solutions:

  • ProtectPoint Software Enhancements – EMC ProtectPoint software enables direct backup from primary storage to Data Domain and delivers 20x faster performance than traditional backup. This new version also natively integrates with Oracle, SAP and IBM DB2, giving application owners and DBAs direct control of backup and recovery from their native utilities.
  • Cloud Data Protection – just two quarters after acquiring Maginatics, EMC delivers CloudBoost for seamlessly connecting customers' existing EMC data protection solutions to elastic, scale-out cloud storage such as EMC ECS™. Spanning by EMC expands born-in-the-cloud application data protection with Spanning Backup for Office365.
  • Software-Only Data Domain - Project Falcon will enable customers to quickly and easily deploy Data Domain software in a variety of new deployment models for the ultimate in flexibility, including remote office protection, cloud providers offering Data-protection-as-a-service, storage integrated data protection, and web-scale protection storage.

http://www.EMC.com

Monday, February 16, 2015

Brocade Intros IP Storage Switch for EMC Connectrix

Expanding on its longstanding OEM relationship with EMC, Brocade announced an an IP storage switch EMC's Connectrix family of network switches.

The Connectrix VDX-6740B switch can be used to separate IP storage traffic from other data traffic, providing greater reliability and efficiency to legacy deployments where storage traffic and all other network traffic share the same network infrastructure. It provides connectivity for a broad array of EMC high-end and mid-range NAS and iSCSI storage platforms. It supports load-balanced, multi-pathing for optimal performance and efficiency, and features deep on-chip buffers.

"Legacy IP network designs were never intended for today's New IP applications, such as cloud, mobile, social and big data," said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, data center switching, routing and analytics products group, Brocade. "Through our extended partnership with EMC, customers can now realize the improved performance, resiliency and agility of a dedicated IP storage network for the growing mission critical nature of their IP storage-based applications."

http://www.brocade.com


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.

http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2015/20150203-01.htm

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.

RSA's Art Coviello to Retire

Art Coviello's is retiring from his post as Executive Chairman of RSA and Executive Vice President of EMC for health reasons.

Mr. Coviello was the Chief Executive Officer of RSA Security Inc. prior to its acquisition by EMC Corporation in 2006. He joined RSA in 1995 and has been a driving force in its strategic evolution and rapid growth over the past 20 years. In that time, RSA grew from being a leader in authentication to a multi-dimensional company with leadership positions in GRC, Security Analytics, and Identity Management and saw its annual revenue increase from $25 million in 1995 to $1 billion in 2014.

http://www.emc.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EMC Outlines its Vision for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

EMC outlined its vision for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, where an IT-as-a-Service model enables seamless interconnectivity between private data centers and public clouds, including VMware vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other EMC-powered cloud service providers.  The goal is to enable IT organizations IT to support all types of workloads and move them between cloud environments as needed.

The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution initially integrates hardware, software and services from EMC with VMware. It can be built on VCE Vblock Systems and EMC VSPEX reference architectures for accelerated deployment. The first release is EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution Federation Software-Defined Data Center Edition with VMware, which is now commercially available.

Next year, the company plans to extend public cloud support to include the Microsoft Cloud Platform as well as OpenStack.

http://www.emc.com/about/news/press/2014/20141028-01.htm


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