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EMC launch designed to move IT to ‘hybrid cloud

July 11, 2014  

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EMC Corp. this week chose London as the venue for a major new product launch across its Flash, enterprise storage and Scale-Out NAS portfolios, which it said collectively will help IT organizations “accelerate their journey to the hybrid cloud.

“Over the last few years, organizations that have harnessed the megatrends of social, cloud, mobile and big data to build new applications have been able to transform their industries,” the company said in a release.

“The recipe for IT transformation is conceptually simple – invest in new applications by reducing investment in the existing application estate.

“However, the reality is that there is 29% annual data growth in existing application workloads, a continued 58% “drag” incurred by supporting infrastructure applications on business applications, and the ever escalating need for faster performance for specific application workloads.

Announced were:

* XtremIO 3.0, offering new features and configurations, ecosystem integrations, and business programs for EMC XtremIO all-flash arrays. Collectively, these offer more scale, more capabilities, and more support for consolidated, virtualized, and performance-hungry workloads, EMC said.

* The VMAX3 Family, which transforms VMAX from enterprise storage to an enterprise data service platform.

* A major upgrade to EMC Isilon OneFS, new Isilon platforms and products that revolve around the first enterprise-grade, scale-out Data Lake.

* The availability of EMC ViPR 2.0 and EMC ViPR SRM 3.5.

* The availability of the EMC ECS Appliance, a hyperscale storage infrastructure designed for the data centre. EMC has shipped the first ECS Appliance, a single system totaling three Petabytes, to The Vatican Library.

David Goulden, CEO, EMC Information Infrastructure, said organizations are harnessing the four IT megatrends of social, cloud, mobile and big data to build new applications are redefining their industries.

He added that IT must drive cost efficiencies to fund the new applications businesses are asking for.

Further coverage will appear in the July-August issue of Connections+.

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