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

Posted: April 11, 2016   /   By: Scott Sinclair   /   Tags: Storage, EMC, software-defined storage, ScaleIO, Hyper-converged, dell-emc

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

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EMC Embracing Freemium and Open Source with ScaleIo and ViPR

Posted: May 05, 2015   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: Networking, freeware, ScaleIO, open source, EMC ViPR, Hyper-converged

cloud_doorwayEMC 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. 

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VCE Transforms Scale-IO for SDDC Private Cloud Consumption

Posted: May 04, 2015   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: Private Cloud Infrastructure, Networking, software-defined data center, software-defined storage, ScaleIO, scale-out storage, VCE, Hyper-converged

CloudconnectedHyper-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.

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Time for an EMC Update - Includes Video

Posted: November 13, 2013   /   By: Mark Peters   /   Tags: Storage, EMC, IT Infrastructure, Enterprise, Isilon, ScaleIO

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).

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