Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Gartner ranks Druva #1
in overall product rating for
enterprise endpoint backup
for the second year in a row!
Cloud Computing
Gartner's #1 for endpoint backup
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
EMC Moves Toward Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions

EMC Moves Toward Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
By Jef Cozza

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

EMC made a host of announcements at its London event, focused on more efficient cloud storage solutions, including the EMC VMAX3, shown here. EMC’s strategy with its latest products is "to solve the world’s biggest storage challenge, the growth of unstructured data created by traditional and next-gen applications," said EMC VP Sam Grocott.
 


Information-Technology-as-a-Service provider EMC announced several moves Tuesday aimed at establishing its presence in the Hybrid Cloud space, including the acquisition of cloud-storage firm TwinStrata. The Hopkinton, Mass-based company described the acquisition as part of its new VMAX3 enterprise storage service.

EMC explained that the new VMAX3 Family replaces its existing VMAX enterprise storage solution with a cloud-based service platform. The new service is intended to decrease total cost of ownership for storage by up to 50%, while increasing performance speeds up to three times.

Buying Access to the Cloud

For those unfamiliar with the term, "hybrid cloud" refers to a cloud computing environment where some computing resources remain in-house, while other computing resources are provided externally, through cloud computing services.

The addition of TwinStrata will enable EMC to provide new embedded cloud access capabilities, the company said in its press release. More specifically, TwinStrata’s advanced cloud tiering technology will give EMC clients the ability to offload infrequently accessed data to reside on public cloud storage systems, rather than on local servers.

The VMAX3 platform will be built using the HYPERMAX OS, a converged storage “hypervisor” and operating system that embeds storage infrastructure services, such as cloud access, data mobility, and data protection, directly on the array. The new VMAX generation will also make use of the Dynamic Virtual Machine architecture, which will enable customers to dynamically allocate processing power for improved performance.

The TwinStrata acquisition isn’t EMC’s first foray into hybrid cloud storage. In 2012, it announced the acquisition of XtremIO, a storage provider headquartered in Israel, with technology based entirely on flash memory. Alongside today’s acquisition announcement, EMC said it would also be making several upgrades to the XtremIO product line as well, with an update called XtremIO 3.0.

Improvements to the latest generation include an expanded product line, software code upgrade to existing arrays, increased inline data compression, and additional configuration options. According to the company, EMC has already surpassed more than $100 million in revenue from the XtremIO all-flash data array product line.

Big Splash in the Data Lake

EMC also announced several updates to its Isilon OneFS platforms. Isilon represents EMC’s effort to provide a “Data Lake” service to customers. Data lakes are designed to be highly scalable data repositories capable of accepting data from a variety of sources. EMC promotes Isilon as the industry’s first enterprise-grade, scalable Data Lake.

The improvements to the Isilon platform include support for the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Hadoop analytics, and capabilities to handle cloud as well as mobile workloads. In addition, EMC said it will be launching a new Data Lake Hadoop Bundle, which will natively integrate HDFS.

VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed in 2011 by EMC, Cisco and VMware, also announced that it will also be offering its VBlock Systems with Isilon data lake services.

EMC claims Isilon can handle petabytes of Big Data, making it well-suited for industries and enterprises that process large amounts of data. The new upgrades will enhance scale per cluster, performance, agility and cost-effectiveness, EMC said.

VMAX3 is expected to be deployed in the third quarter of 2014, with additional capabilities rolling out in the fourth quarter. The XtremIO 3.0 line is expected to ship in the third quarter.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Get Powerful App Acceleration with Cisco. In a world where time is money, you need to accelerate the speed at which data moves through your data center. Cisco UCS Invicta delivers powerful, easy-to-manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. So you can make decisions faster and outpace the competition. Learn More.


 Cloud Computing
1.   Concerto 2200: Dedupe, Compression
2.   Office 365 Tailored for Attorneys
3.   Apple Opens China iCloud Data Center
4.   Samsung Buys SmartThings
5.   Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees


advertisement
Concerto 2200: Dedupe, Compression
Firms save money by saving space.
Average Rating:
Samsung Buys SmartThings
To allow people, appliances to interact.
Average Rating:
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees
Company is facing declining profits.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Chinese Hackers Nab Info on Millions of U.S. Patients
A group of Chinese hackers has stolen the personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, of about 4.5 million patients at hospitals operated by Community Health Systems.
 
Premier FBI Cybersquad in U.S. To Add Agents
After helping prosecutors charge Chinese army officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring, the premier FBI cyber-squad is getting a boost.
 
Apple Opens iCloud Data Center in China
Treading lightly, Apple acknowledged it has started to store encrypted iCloud personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, operated by the state-owned China Telecom.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Compression, Deduplication Come to Violin Concerto 2200
Violin Memory has announced that data deduplication and compression capabilities are now available on its Concerto 2200 solution. Typically, users will experience deduplication rates between 6:1 and 10:1.
 
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees in Restructuring Plan
Faced with declining profits, Cisco is laying off up to 6,000 employees in the months ahead -- a whopping 8 percent of its global workforce. That's in addition to the 4,000 jobs Cisco cut last year.
 
Web Slows, Have Internet Routers Reached The Limit?
If you encountered problems connecting to the Internet on August 12, you weren't alone. Networking experts blame the wide-scale slowdown on outdated routing systems that are reaching their limits.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
HTC Debuts Windows Phone Version of One M8 Smartphone
HTC is bringing the Windows Phone mobile OS to its flagship One M8 device -- the first time any mainstream flagship smartphone has been offered with a choice of operating systems.
 
Verizon Earns Top Rating in Mobile Network Comparison
A new report says Verizon Wireless was the top-performing U.S. cellphone service provider in the first half of 2014, on a nationwide and state-by-state basis, as well as in metro areas.
 
Sprint Comes Out with Data Guns Blazing
As its new CEO promised, Sprint has rolled out a new aggressively competitive price plan. The shared data plans promise twice the high-speed data and at lower prices than AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.