ScaleIO 2.0: another step in the journey to the software-defined data center

With EMC World 2016 just over the horizon, EMC made a couple announcements this week that I thought I would touch on.

Topics: Storage EMC software-defined storage ScaleIO Hyper-converged dell-emc

EMC Embracing Freemium and Open Source with ScaleIo and ViPR

EMC is dipping their toes into the software “freemium” and open source waters. Today at EMC World 2015, Jeremy Burton, President of EMC Products and Marketing, and CJ Desai, President of EMC’s Emerging Technologies Division, jointly announced that ScaleIO will be made freely available to developers for test and development environments and ViPR will go fully open source. 

Topics: Networking freeware ScaleIO open source EMC ViPR Hyper-converged

VCE Transforms Scale-IO for SDDC Private Cloud Consumption

Hyper-converged infrastructure vendors beware. Here at EMC World 2015, Guy Churchward, President of EMC’s Core Technologies Division, just announced that Scale-IO, one of EMC’s software-defined data center (SDDC) storage technologies, has been transformed into a pre-integrated, rack-ready, scale-out hyper-converged offering that is now delivered and supported by VCE. Dubbed “VXRACK,” this offering will sit between VCE’s VBLOCK offering and VSPEX Blue (EMC’s version of VMware’s SDN solution), to affordably power Tier-2 data center workloads across private and hybrid cloud environments.

Topics: Private Cloud Infrastructure Networking software-defined data center software-defined storage ScaleIO scale-out storage VCE Hyper-converged

Time for an EMC Update - Includes Video

Recently EMC held an event for analysts; while a lot of what is covered in such events is designed to prepare us and not yet to be shared, there are nonetheless thematic notes that can be mentioned. The video report included in this blog includes my 50,000 foot commentary; I also took the opportunity to conduct some brief update/highlight-type interviews with EMC execs that cover the main storage elements – VNX, Isilon, Enterprise, and the ‘newer stuff’ (in this case ScaleIO).

Topics: Storage EMC IT Infrastructure Enterprise Isilon ScaleIO