• Press Release

    May 02, 2016

    EMC Launches ViPR Controller 3.0 Storage Automation Software

    New Features and Open Source Innovation Help Modernize the Data Center by Bridging Support Between Traditional and Cloud Native Environments

    Story Highlights

    • EMC releases EMC ViPR® Controller 3.0 Software Defined Storage, designed to bridge traditional and cloud native environments, with support for over 50 EMC and third-party storage products
    • Enables customers to condense manual tasks by up to 73%, drastically reducing errors, management overhead and OPEX
    • Includes open source innovations from the CoprHD Project, with features such as a Southbound SDK (software development kit) to help customers and platform vendors extend ViPR Controller’s automation and management capabilities to their storage products
    • Supports high availability business requirements, eliminating single points of failure and providing additional backup options to preserve critical data in case of disaster

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    EMC WORLD, LAS VEGAS - May 02, 2016 -

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced new updates to its EMC ViPR® Controller storage automation software, designed to help customers modernize their multivendor storage environments, with support for over 50 EMC and third-party storage platforms. The latest Software Defined Storage release is designed to enable customers to drive greater levels of efficiency by reducing manual tasks by up to 73%, helping mitigate risks and freeing-up resources. ViPR Controller effectively bridges traditional and cloud native environments, providing ease of use, time savings and reduced OPEX. Since ViPR Controller’s launch in 2013, enterprises have deployed it to centralize and transform the management of multivendor storage into a single platform. ViPR Controller offers “single pane of glass” dashboard views for abstracting and pooling EMC and third-party storage resources in a customer’s environment. New features in this version are designed to enable customers to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency in managing their data centers, with a 63% average reduction in time to provision storage.

    Updates include:

    • Application-Centric Workflows that help reduce errors and improve time-to-market by enabling management of application resources without the need to understand the underlying storage solutions being used.
    • The new Southbound Software Development Kit (SDK), a result of open-source based community innovation from the CoprHD™ Project, enables organizations to add ViPR Controller support for any storage system. This provides the ultimate flexibility to customers, as well as third-party storage vendors that want to add to the more than 50 storage platforms already supported by ViPR Controller.
    • New native disaster recovery features enable customers to eliminate single points of failure to ensure SLAs are met, offering two backup sites in case of disaster and ensuring high availability.


    ViPR Controller will be generally available in the second quarter of 2016. Customers can also download a “Free and Frictionless” trial edition of ViPR Controller. For more information, visit: ViPR download page or the CoprHD Project.

    Analyst Quote:

    Ashish Nadkarni, Research Director, IDC

    "Enterprises today are concerned about maximizing their 2nd Platform investments while beginning the move to the 3rd Platform—the crux of modernizing the data center. The ability to increase efficiency, reduce error and capture elusive OPEX benefits with storage automation is a big step toward what the data center needs to become in the growing world of cloud, mobile and IoT."

    EMC Executive Quote:

    Manuvir Das, Senior Vice President, Advanced Software, Emerging Technology Division, EMC Corporation

    "With ViPR Controller, EMC has paved the way for unifying multivendor environments. These new features enhance some of the product’s hallmarks—simplicity, extensibility and enterprise-class—in order to reduce costs and human error while addressing scale and agility. As always with ViPR Controller, we’re innovating to address customer needs today and tomorrow, in any storage environment."

    About Dell

    EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

    CoprHD, ViPR and EMC are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

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