EMC Corporation introduced its largest-ever – 42 in total – new range of products and technologies across information storage, back-up, virtualization and management portfolio.
Just over one year ago, EMC announced a portfolio refresh with a wave of storage systems, technologies and new capabilities.
Pat Gelsinger, president and chief operating officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products, said: Throughout the evolution of IT, the data itself has remained the ultimate source of value. We build ‘data centres,’ not application or server centres; but rigid technology constraints effectively forced data to a lower priority. The onset of virtualization, cloud computing and big data analytics, however, have restored data to its rightful place as the center of IT gravity.”
“The shift is swift and irreversible, from dedicated infrastructure silos built around specific applications where data is either locked in a specific application or orbits the periphery, to a data-centric approach to computing. Today’s EMC announcements address this fundamental shift head on and deliver to customers the next wave of technology required as they transform their IT, their business and themselves,” he added.
The new product and technologies are:
New VMAX Family: Consisting of VMAX 10K, VMAX 20K and VMAX 40K line-up of enterprise storage arrays.
Complementing the new EMC VMAX Family is a host of new software capabilities that streamline operations and extend VMAX to new hosts and applications, while integrating customers’ existing storage assets into an integrated and unified pool of storage resources, says the company in a release.
EMC is readying the next version of its Isilon OneFS scale-out NAS operating system, code named “Mavericks”, with enhanced data protection, security, system performance and interoperability capabilities.
New VNX unified storage enhancements aimed at midrange storage market. The new channel-only VNXe3150 delivers better performance and capacity per rack unit, according to the company.
EMC and VMware extended their partnership to develop, sell and deliver storage analytics for VNX unified storage.
New Data Domain and Avamar systems and software for backup and recovery.
The new combination of EMC VPLEX virtual storage with EMC RecoverPoint data protection delivers the industry’s first solution to combine active-active data centres with third site disaster recovery protection, adds the company.
New suite of enhancements to Atmos Cloud platform. EMC also announced new Atmos Cloud Accelerators that make it even easier and faster to move data in and out of Atmos-powered clouds, adds the company.
New EMC DataBridge enterprise management tool: This provides a “single-pane of glass” management to easily build customizable dashboards for delivering ITaaS.