EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven hybrid cloud

Also folds in support for ViPR, VNX

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EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven hybrid cloud EMC made the Syncplicity announcement at EMC World 2013.
By  Stephen McBride Published  May 20, 2013

At EMC World 2013, EMC Corp announced "increased storage flexibility and control" for EMC Syncplicity enterprise file sync and sharing solution.

Available in the second half of 2013, EMC Syncplicity policy-driven hybrid cloud is designed to allow customers to utilise both private and public clouds simultaneously, automatically optimise storage utilisation and performance, and adhere to security and regulatory compliance requirements based on user and content types.

According to EMC, Syncplicity will expand its supported storage options by providing native support for EMC VNX storage. It is also said to utilise EMC ViPR software-defined storage to give users "even greater flexibility in their choice of storage solutions".

File sync and sharing gives end users an easy way to access their files across all their devices and share with colleagues inside and outside the firewall. However, not all content is created equal, and enterprises require different cloud deployment models to optimise costs and performance while still adhering to strict security and compliance requirements.

"Today, Syncplicity offers unprecedented storage deployment options by allowing organisations to choose a private cloud deployment through EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS or EMC Atmos object-based storage, or a public cloud option to store user files and version history and sync them across all their devices," EMC said in an emailed statement.

Syncplicity's aim is to provide a policy-driven hybrid cloud, which gives IT departments the ability to set rules that automate how different content within the enterprise should be handled. As part of the file sync and sharing process non-sensitive documents might be stored in a public cloud to optimise costs while regulated content that is distributed from systems like EMC Documentum, or files with data residency requirements, might go to on premise storage solutions in specific data centres. Other files like large videos that are part of a global marketing launch or CAD diagrams from engineering might need to be geographically distributed on premise to optimise performance.

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