EMC plans to release an open source project based on EMC ViPR Controller named Project CoprHD into the open source community.
The project will make the code for ViPR Controller — the storage automation and control functionality — open for community-driven development. The code will be available on GitHub in June 2015 and it will be licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL 2.0).
Project CoprHD APIs are engineered to provide developers a single, vendor-neutral control point for storage automation with deep integration into Cloud automation frameworks from VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack. Just as with the EMC ViPR Controller, with the commercial version of Project CoprHD, customers, partners, service providers and system integrators can develop new service catalog offerings with automated workflows to meet their customers specific needs. ViPR Controller is designed to provide simple storage management for EMC and third-party arrays, and we will continue selling ViPR Controller as a commercial offering. ViPR Controller and Project CoprHD share the same core features and functionality. However ViPR Controller customers benefit from access to EMC’s support and professional services. (more…)
EMC World 2015 starts with an impressive first General Session. David Goulden EMC II CEO on stage is talking about our EMC strategy based on Storage platforms, Converged Infrastructures and Federation solutions, all designed to improve the IT agility and to drive down the costs to be able to invest in new technologies and solutions supporting the Digital Business Strategy of a company.
The fastest way to improve the IT Agility and to drive down costs is the deployment of a Converged Infrastructure Solution.
EMC provided a technology outlook how we will expand our CI solution portfolio with a next generation Hyper Converged Rack Scale Infrastructure Solution called VXRACK!
The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) Solution provides two important things – IT Agility and Control.
The EMC EHC is an integrated, automated, secure and scalable platform for your business applications.
The solution provides you a modern, agile IaaS solution which is capable to dynamically allocate internal and/or external Cloud resources based on business demands.
You will be able to deploy and manage internal – Private Cloud – and external – Public Cloud – resources through a central platform providing not only a high agility but even more important secures the control of the consumed resources at any point in time. This transforms the traditional Enterprise IT into a modern IT Cloud Service broker.
People within the company and/or the IT department can dynamically consume services through a central Self-Service Portal. The solution provides you resource and cost transparency at any point in time.
The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud based on VMware’s SDDC Architecture running on our Converged Infrastructure is pre-engineered and End-to-End tested providing a single point of contact for any platform related support questions.
And more important it can dramatically decrease the implementation time to less than three months! Which finally improves the Time-to-Market for Enterprise Customers as well as for Service Providers.
Requirements for data protection have changed over time. This is not only because more systems and users are creating data, and the fact that enterprise applications are critical to nearly all business processes. It’s even more because of the new dynamic way we consume IT resources – The world of IT-as-a-Service. In this context, data protection becomes more challenging with the volume of data being generated across lots of users, across lots of devices and lots of next generation applications which can be dynamically ordered and consumed via Self-Service portals. In this new dynamic on-demand software-defined world, traditional approaches to backup data won’t work anymore.
But data protection redefined doesn’t mean throwing everything away. Customers will still have mission critical platform 2 applications that will need to be protected. But they will have a host of new platform 3 applications and devices that need data protection as well. Through EMC’s strategy, we can bridge the transition, offering consistent data protection for existing and future IT environments – whether data and applications are running on legacy infrastructure or new Hybrid Clouds.
The data protection continuum spans protection tiers to provide everything from continuous availability to replication. We just announced a new level of Active-Active Data Center Solution including an any-Point-in-Time recovery functionality optional even in a 3rd Data Center called VPLEX MetroPoint, to backup and archive. These tiers all need to work together in a complementary fashion, creating a continuum that is aligned to the most stringent requirements for zero downtime and no data loss, for various point-in-time copies, and to secure long-term retention with archiving.
ScaleIO is a potential game-changer, disrupting the way how companies independent of their size can build new elastic Hyper Converged Private Cloud Infrastructures and how businesses purchase storage systems in the future.
ScaleIO is a solution which enables service providers to build not only a Hyper Converged Cloud which scales from 3 to 1000s of nodes providing high performance at low latency, it provides as well Cloud Framework and hypervisor independency supporting VMware (ESXi), OpenStack (KVM), Linux and in the near future Microsoft.
ScaleIO’s innovative technology called ECS (elastic converged storage) is a software-only solution built for the elastic 3rd generation platforms. It’s Software-Defined-Storage, a virtual Scale-Out storage array built on x86 commodity HW using any combination of solid-state devices, PCIe flash cards and hard drives providing fully protected and shared block LUNs.
5 reasons why ScaleIO is a disruptive technology – based on a customer PoC in Switzerland: (more…)
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