EMC launches hybrid cloud system, eyes VMware, OpenStack, Microsoft integration

The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, allows customers to move applications and workloads across public and private cloud services.

EMC on Tuesday launched a hybrid cloud bundle that allows companies to automate infrastructure and manage various cloud services at once.

The bundle, dubbed the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, allows customers to move applications and workloads across public and private cloud services. EMC's bundle works with OpenStack, Microsoft, VMware and Amazon Web Services and integrates them with on premises resources.

EMC's news comes on a hybrid cloud happy day for storage vendors. NetApp outlined its fabric for hybrid cloud computing earlier .

In addition, EMC's Enterprise Hybrid Cloud can be deployed onto VCE's Vblock. EMC and Cisco said last week that VCE would become part of EMC's federation of companies . EMC said that customers could be up and running in four weeks.

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The storage giant is also providing a host of add-on modules for its integrated system such as application self service, automated backup and disaster recovery, big data and network provisioning. EMC's Enterprise Hybrid Cloud comes in three preconfigured sizes with 500, 5,000 or 10,000 virtual machines.

To complement the effort, EMC has launched three services:

  • An IT transformation workshop where EMC's services team will identify priorities to transform. 
  • A cloud advisory service to determine what workloads are best suited for the cloud. 
  • And integration services to meld cloud services with existing infrastructure.

The general theme from EMC is that its infrastructure and integrated systems allow the IT department to become cloud brokers. For now, EMC's hybrid cloud software runs on VMware, but Microsoft and OpenStack versions are expected to launch in 2015.

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