All Your Clouds Belong to Us! EMC Federates Virtustream

(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)

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.

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EMC Releases ViPR into the Wild – Storage Controllers for Everyone!

(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)

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?

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CTERA 5.0 Cloud Gateway Embeds File Sync and Share Services

(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)

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”.

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Data aware storage yields insights into business info

An IT industry analyst article published by SearchDataCenter.


Many people think that IT infrastructure is critical, but not something that provides unique differentiation and competitive value. But that’s about to change, as IT starts implementing more “data-aware” storage in the data center.

When business staffers are asked what IT should and could do for them, they can list out confused, contrary and naïve desires that have little to do with infrastructure (assuming minimum service levels are met). As IT shops grow to become service providers to their businesses, they pay more attention to what is actually valuable to the systems they serve. The best IT shops are finding that a closer look at what infrastructure can do “autonomically” yields opportunities to add great value.

Today, IT storage infrastructure is smarter about the data it holds. Big data processing capabilities provide the motivation to investigate formerly disregarded data sets. Technological resources are getting denser and more powerful — converged is the new buzzword across infrastructure layers — and core storage is not only getting much faster with flash and in-memory approaches, but can take advantage of a glut of CPU power to locally perform additional tasks.

Storage-side processing isn’t just for accelerating latency-sensitive financial applications anymore. Thanks to new kinds of metadata analysis, it can help IT create valuable new data services…

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