VPLEX is entering its 4th year since being officially launched at EMC World 2010 and just coming off of a great EMC World 2014, one of the most powerful conversations on VPLEX is around VPLEX Metro Continuous Availability bolstered by Cluster Witness, how it operates and “kissing” 7-9′s (99999.99) uptime is possible for the EMC customer base. Continue reading
EMC is the world’s largest data protection company, and it’s only natural that we would have the world’s largest user group for data protection. To facilitate this sense of community, EMC and Intel are hosting the 2014 EMC Data Protection User Group series. EMC data protection solutions are powered by Intel, making Intel a key partner and sponsor for these events. Continue reading
Market share results are generally seen as a key barometer of customers’ trust in a company, its vision and its technology. That’s why it’s been so great to see us take market share on both the storage and data protection fronts over the past year.
Increasingly, our storage and data protection products are being designed together to drive efficiency, automation and cost savings into customer environments.
Storage and data protection share many of the same challenges and, going forward, people will think more holistically about them, provisioning storage and data protection as a single entity. Continue reading
(This post on VMware vCHS Data Protection was written by Phil George and Yatin Patil.)
The battle for off-premise workloads continues – service providers are racing to sign up tenants, and differentiate themselves against the big gorillas (who shall not be named ) in the cloud. Everyone is sizing up the cloud – it’s attractive to lower your IT costs by getting out of the datacenter management business. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is an opportunity for IT to solve problems at lower cost, and with greater speed. We saw the “first wave” of adoption of IaaS focused on reduced data center costs and consolidation, but now a “new wave” of enterprise hybrid cloud adoption is in process. IT leaders are innovating ways to solve tough challenges with public cloud offerings. One example is data protection and disaster recovery.
One of the biggest challenges IT organizations face is building executive mindshare, but in today’s world, it’s critical.
IT organizations have been trained to think of their value in terms of CAPEX and return on investment. While these are undoubtedly important to the bottom-line, they are not game-changers. Continue reading