Today EMC (the squared version) announced the acquisition of Virtustream, and the positioning of it as a new full EMC federation member alongside EMC II (storage, etc.), VMware, and Pivotal. Virtustream is all about managing mission-critical production workload-hosting clouds, and has both a software business selling management layer solutions and an IaaS business as a service provider. The obvious question is why do they need Virtustream when they have VMware who has been touting their journey to the cloud for ages?.....Read More
CTERA this week announced their 5.0 cloud gateway, which presents a compelling convergence play of distributed cloud-backed NAS, integral backup services, and now natively built-in enterprise-wide file syncing and sharing services and interfaces. Yep, end users get a fully secured endless NAS, local backup/restore to their files, and the global file and document collaboration they otherwise go around IT by using insecure public services. This really helps organizations address the broader trend toward the end-user driven"consumerization of IT”....Read More
At EMC World 2015 this year EMC made a bunch of announcements, but one of the most discussed, and causing the most head-scratching, was the open sourcing of their ViPR storage controller as the new Project CoprHD. Why would EMC give away the core automation component to their much bandied about “Platform 3” strategy?
According to the new projects FAQ - Making ViPR Controller available as the CoprHD project in the open source community allows customers, partners, service providers, systems integrators and even other storage vendors to download, expand and contribute to ViPR Controller’s breadth and depth of features and functions.
Some are of course judiciously skeptical. This is EMC’s first foray into open source. One cynic suggested that open sourcing was the best way to kill off an unwanted product…Read More
With its VCE VxRack announcement this week at EMC World, EMC is fully validating and expanding the HyperConverged category of infrastructure.Read More
Taneja Group’s latest research reveals that the growing demand for storage performance is outpacing the deployment of acceleration solutions.Read More
This is a big title deserving a full blown report, maybe even evolving market landscape research, but here are a few teasers to get your juices flowing -
1. IT should be constantly striving to provide more value and return back to the business
2. Data is too valuable to just persist, protect, backup, and archive. ...
What if IT could deploy a “data service” that auto-magically on ingest turned all kinds of data into a big coherent linked data set? A giant Facebook for the business and all it’s data entitites? With that service, business users and operationally focused apps could immediately query across all data (think data lake and externally linked in data too), not looking for specific records as in SQL or certain terms as in search (although these are powerful paradigms too), but to find inherent patterns and relationships between business objects and entities.Read More