EMC on Monday launched a storage platform that virtualizes data center storage in different locations within a single facility, in different locations across a city and ultimately across international distances.
"We have created a dynamic data center, a set of resources that we believe fundamentally enables new models of computing," Pat Gelsinger, EMC's president and chief operating officer for information infrastructure products, told the EMC World 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts, Monday.
The platform, called VPlex, is intended to bring virtualization features--such as the federation of assets located over widely-spaced physical distances--to the world of storage by creating a single large virtual data center within a private cloud. EMC chief Joe Tucci said this private cloud infrastructure, combined with EMC's partnership with Brocade, was the answer to information chiefs getting on top of an "explosion" of corporate data and to driving down IT maintenance costs that he said typically swallow up more than 70 percent of the IT budget.
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