All Your Clouds Belong to Us! EMC Federates Virtustream

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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!

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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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Snakes in the Data Center: EMC ViPR Slithers In

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Storage experts know that there are two ways to handle crushing data growth – the kind of growth that exceeds our traditional scale-up storage array capabilities (in one way or another). The bad way is to keep plopping down more copies of those arrays which tends to spiral OPEX out of control – there isn’t as much OPEX efficiency at scale as we might naively think.

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Storage Virtualization Meets Software Defined Storage: EMC ViPR 1.0

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EMC recently GA’d a first version of ViPR. Many storage folks are not still clear about what ViPR is all about.  Is it just storage virtualization repackaged to augment EMC’s physical infrastructure solution features this time?  Is it a shining new example of Software Defined Storage?  Is it unified storage, management, and data services ala private cloud? What is going on here?

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