EMC backs hybrid cloud model

EMC backs hybrid cloud model

Summary: An executive at the company has said it wants to position itself at the intersection of private and public clouds

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Private and public clouds are fast converging and EMC wants to be "at the intersection" as demand for the hybrid cloud model grows, according to a company exec.

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Speaking with Asia-Pacific reporters at a briefing on Tuesday, Steve Leonard, president of Asia-Pacific and Japan at EMC, said the convergence of private and public cloud is fast becoming a reality. "We know that the private cloud and public cloud need to work together. No company can have everything on its own inside the four walls. And no company at this point in time is going to move everything that it does to a public cloud," Leonard said.

Since the company has worked on both cloud deployments, EMC wants to be at the intersection when hybrid cloud emerges as a business model that enterprises demand, said Leonard. Last year, the storage vendor focused on bringing datacentres to private clouds and also worked with service providers and telcos on public cloud projects, he said.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see EMC wants in on hybrid cloud on ZDNet Asia.


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