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…)
Now that’s a pretty bold statement from a company that’s mainly known for its excellent products, isn’t it? EMC will always be a technology company, but we are definitely seeing a shift in the buying patterns of our customers. The challenges that companies face today are so daunting that a standalone product can never solve all of the issues. Products and related services need to be glued together in total solutions that fit in – and actually enable – a broad IT strategy.
What I found out when talking to customers since joining EMC last spring is that not one company or industry can escape the changes that are affecting our entire society. Even the most traditional and conservative industries have to take into account that the new expectations of their clients are high. Very high. Whether you are in banking, insurance, manufacturing or running a city or government, regardless of whether you serve consumers or other businesses, the people using your products or services expect you to be always online. They want to be able to consult their investment portfolio, place and track their orders at the tip of their fingers, adapt their subscriptions to fit their exact needs. And they demand the possibility of doing that wherever they are and from whatever device they have at hand at that moment. Platform- and location independent instant gratification, that is what makes your – and our – customers happy.
Sometimes people ask me why I am so passionate about data and how data are stored and managed. People outside the storage industry consider our domain of expertise to be one of the dullest specializations in information technology. You will believe me when I say I don’t agree. After all, I work for a vendor that has its origins in storage infrastructure. But I am convinced storage will always be one of the key parts of a datacenter.
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.
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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