HOPKINTON, Mass., - May 15, 2012 -
EMC® Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today introduced VMAX® SP, a new platform that is purpose-built to deliver enterprise-class storage to service providers using a simple-to-consume and simple-to-manage approach. Rather than service providers purchasing individual storage, software and service components then spending time and effort integrating them, they can now buy VMAX SP which is pre-packaged based-on service-level options enabling them to deploy new cloud services in as little as four hours.
VMAX SP delivers multi-tenanted, powerful, trusted and smart storage to improve operational efficiency and allow service providers to focus on their core business—creating new and differentiated services for customers.
VMAX SP is scheduled to be available on a limited basis starting the third quarter of 2012 for select Velocity Service Provider partners. General availability for VMAX SP is expected in 2013.
EMC is also offering a two week kick start readiness assessment for VMAX SP to ensure service providers are ready to sell, fulfill and support services based on the new platform. EMC will also offer service providers planning, integration and operational enablement services as well as a series of VMAX SP reference architectures to accelerate deployment of their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a Service (SaaS) offerings. VMAX SP comes standard with EMC's Premium warranty, providing access to the industry's leading customer support experience.
Mark Leonard, Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Services Unit at Colt
"This is exactly what our customers have been asking for—easily scalable, easily consumable, flexible storage from an enterprise brand they can trust. We have been working closely with EMC to define what we, as a service provider, need. The VMAX SP will allow us to develop solutions that are in line with the way that our customers consume managed IT services today. One of the most important benefits to Colt is the transparency that this service provides. This will provide insight into how our customers are using storage services, allowing us to shape Colt's services more closely to our customers' needs."
Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group
"The VMAX SP has clearly been designed from the perspective of its intended, service provider users. These organizations usually don't voluntarily become storage experts, but often they have been compelled to do so—at a high cost in terms of money and management resources—in order to ensure that their environments are delivering the high availability, security and workload-appropriate, scalable storage that customers demand. The customized approach that EMC is taking with VMAX SP constitutes a significant improvement in the way such service providers will be able to buy, consume and manage storage in the future."
Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division at EMC
"VMAX SP accelerates the transformation to the Hybrid Cloud—delivering enterprise-class needs without compromise for service providers. We're seeing enterprises increasingly turn to service providers to extend their own data centers in an effort to achieve new levels of consolidation, automation and efficiency. VMAX SP is a natural evolution and complement to our portfolio of enterprise storage. EMC will continue to innovate and deliver solutions to give our customers unmatched flexibility and choice for their storage needs."
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