MILAN, Italy - September 04, 2013 -
Today EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) kicked off a 24-hour, around-the-world live broadcast announcing new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Today's news includes revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilities for the world's fastest growing reference architecture – EMC VSPEX, the upcoming general availability of EMC ViPR – a new Software-Defined Storage platform, and finally, a preview of “Project Nile” – which EMC expects to be the world's first commercially-available complete, Web-scale storage infrastructure for the data center.
Collectively these new innovations provide customers and partners with the essential building blocks they need to build Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud environments. EMC President and Chief Operating Officer, David Goulden, had this to say about the impact of EMC's new innovations for the market, customers and partners:
“ Customers are demanding more performance and efficiency from their current data center infrastructure while, at the same time, deploying new architectures for their next generation mobile and Web applications. By fully embracing and exploiting disruptive technologies such as Intel MultiCore, virtualization and flash, EMC is providing customers with the products and solutions they need to help transform their IT department–not only delivering unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency but also providing the agility needed for their business to remain competitive. ”
Today's announcement includes the following highlights:
Satinder Sethi, Vice President, Data Center Group, Cisco
“Cisco's vision is to make data centers more application centric – with infrastructure that dynamically and automatically responds to the needs of business-critical applications. Cisco and EMC have partnered closely to deliver three paths to speed our customers' journey to the cloud: custom-designed infrastructure, validated reference architectures via EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure, and pre-integrated converged infrastructure with VCE Vblock Systems. Over the past year, Cisco solutions integrated with offerings from EMC and VCE have generated significant momentum with customers and partners. Today, Cisco and EMC have hundreds of joint channel partners and thousands of joint customers around the world. Together, Cisco and EMC plan to accelerate this success with our mutual channel partners. We also believe that EMC's next-generation VNX technology will complement Cisco's Unified Compute and Unified Fabric solutions, helping customers maximize their existing infrastructure and further simplify cloud deployments.”
Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Management, VMware
“As organizations realize the benefits of the software-defined data center, VMware is continuing to offer customers choice and flexibility. VMware infrastructure with the VNX Series, ViPR and VSPEX Proven Infrastructure enables businesses to speed time-to-value, and provides an opportunity for organizations to be efficient and agile as their requirements grow.”
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