EMC unveils data centre cloud integration solutions
Storage solutions vendor provides customers with more ways to connect primary storage to private and public clouds
EMC has unveiled several new hybrid cloud-centric products and solutions as the storage company looks to provide customers with more ways to connect primary storage and data protection systems to private and public clouds.
The offerings, all of which are available immediately, aim to provide customers with the best of both the public and private cloud, according to EMC. Users can access the public cloud for speed and scalability, while simultaneously using their private cloud for control and security in a best of both worlds-type scenario.
The company stated that the new products offer data tiering to/from the cloud via EMC VMAX and VNX storage platforms, including enhancements to the FAST.X tiering solution for VMAX to allow customers to automatically tier to public clouds from both EMC and non-EMC storage.
According to EMC, those looking to cut costs can also substitute VNX for VMAX in their infrastructure configuration and add EMC VPLEX cloud tiering. Both VMAX and VNX offer expanded support for private and public cloud providers, with support for VMware vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform, the company said in a statement.
"Many businesses have seen huge benefits from strategically moving data and workloads to the cloud. However, this often means sacrificing some control over the data," said Guy Churchward, president of Core Technologies at EMC. "Only EMC has the breadth and depth of portfolio to empower customers to take control of their data and achieve the greatest efficiencies."