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EMC’s cloud solutions shine at GITEX

Company unveils VSPEX and VBlock infrastructures for cloud computing

EMC’s cloud solutions shine at GITEX
VSPEX is a flexible approach to building cloud systems, according to EMC.

EMC has revealed its new VSPEX and VBlock infrastructures for cloud computing to the Middle East market at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

The VBlock system has been created in partnership with VCE and Cisco and is a “complete integrated system which represents the next generation of data solutions,” says Zaher Haydar, regional pre-sales manager, Turkey, emerging Africa and Middle East, EMC Corporation. The VSPEX system is a “more flexible solution,” Haydar explains, which allows customers to choose different nodes and modules for each part of the data system from each one of EMC’s global partners, including Microsoft and Cisco.

“We as EMC believe IT is transforming, mainly around three main themes – firstly, it is transforming in order to leverage the cloud technologies available now, so it is more optimised. Then there is a business transformation to handle the big data, and leverage it to make smarter business decisions,” adds Haydar.

“All of this needs to be implemented in a secure environment so they can manage the security in this age of cloud technology. Most of our solutions revolve around this. That’s why we are showing these private cloud solutions between the two different models.”

Senior technology consultant at EMC, Haider Aziz, adds: “The new VSPEX has really had a lot of interest, as it is completely partner-driven and flexible, depending on a customer’s past and future IT decisions.”

He adds that if a company has existing data or management solutions on nodes using one of EMC’s partner companies, then it can be installed in the system and still be used.

The VBlock system can be manufactured and shipped within three weeks of ordering, and is able to be moved to different locations if the company relocated, and still be set up and used immediately. EMC has also set up a programme of certifying cloud computing technicians and data scientists – its data scientist certification was set up in 2012, but already numbers in the thousands.

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