Archive for the ‘Enterprise Storage’ Category

BREAKING NEWS – VIPR CONTROLLER GETS OPEN SOURCED

Sascha

Sascha

Field CTO Office Switzerland at EMC Computer Systems AG
Sascha

@vSaschaMeier

Field CTO ¦ Specialist Presales Manager @ EMC Switzerland Passionate Technologist
We need to act like pilots when it comes to IT security. Nice blog written by @ChrisMonnin from #DellEMC Switzerla… https://t.co/JDSG4mycAd - 2 weeks ago

CoprHDEMC 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.
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What a first Day at EMC World 2015!

Sascha

Sascha

Field CTO Office Switzerland at EMC Computer Systems AG
Sascha

@vSaschaMeier

Field CTO ¦ Specialist Presales Manager @ EMC Switzerland Passionate Technologist
We need to act like pilots when it comes to IT security. Nice blog written by @ChrisMonnin from #DellEMC Switzerla… https://t.co/JDSG4mycAd - 2 weeks ago

EMCWUpdate

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!

VXRACK
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Cloud-Infrastruktur: Wie billig muss sie sein?

Stefan Zueger

Stefan Zueger

Presales Manager at EMC Computer Systems AG
Stefan Zueger

@SDZueger

Systems Engineering Manager at Palo Alto Networks, jazz and tech addict. Plus: proud husband and father of twin daugthers. Tweets are my own.
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Auch wer mit dem Preiszerfall in der IT-Infrastruktur vertraut ist, kann angesichts der Entwicklung der Cloud-Service-Preise ein gelegentliches Nach-Luft-Schnappen nicht verhindern. Dennoch vollzieht sich die Integration der neuen Dienste in die IT-Landschaft Schweizer Kunden nicht so rasch, wie die Preise fallen. Warum?

“Software is eating the World” war einer der vielgehörten Sätze an den X-Days, die in der letzten Märzwoche in Interlaken 400 CEOs und CIOs angezogen haben. Gemeint ist damit der IT-Branchentrend, Systemkomplexität von den “niederen” Schichten der IT-Infrastruktur in die “höheren” Level der Applikationsumgebungen zu verschieben. Dies bringt Kostenvorteile: Die IT-Infrastruktur eines Unternehmens kann mit sehr kostengünstigen, hochstandardisierten Komponenten sichergestellt werden, wenn sie sich nicht mit der Komplexität zum Beispiel eines Mehrstandort-Betriebs auseinandersetzen müssen. Und dieser Trend passt zur Strategie vieler Public-Cloud-Anbieter, Infrastrukturleistungen mit garantiertem Service-Level, aber einem reduzierten Leistungsumfang zu einem unschlagbaren Preis anzubieten.

Software-as-a-Service(SaaS)-Angebote kommen immer dann gut an, wenn Cloud-Dienste einen isolierten Bereich aus der heimischen IT-Landschaft herauslösen können. Zum Jahresende 2014 profitierten sehr viele Schweizer Unternehmen von der Möglichkeit, durch ein Engagement von Office 365 auf einen Schlag einen grossen Teil der Enduser-Komplexität an Microsoft zu delegieren. Wie aber sieht die Cloud-Nutzung bei den Infrastructure-as-a-Service(IaaS)-Leistungen aus? (more…)

EMC ScaleIO SDS – tested in Switzerland and declared as a “disruptive Technology”

Sascha

Sascha

Field CTO Office Switzerland at EMC Computer Systems AG
Sascha

@vSaschaMeier

Field CTO ¦ Specialist Presales Manager @ EMC Switzerland Passionate Technologist
We need to act like pilots when it comes to IT security. Nice blog written by @ChrisMonnin from #DellEMC Switzerla… https://t.co/JDSG4mycAd - 2 weeks ago

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…)