EMC launches hybrid cloud computing tools

Storage giant EMC, which will soon be merging with Dell, is rolling out a series of products aimed at hybrid data centers.

EMC launched new all-Flash storage gear, tools to manage and automate data centers and a Virtustream storage cloud for hybrid environments.

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The news comes as EMC World launches in Las Vegas. EMC is nearing a merger with Dell that should be completed in the months ahead. Michael Dell is keynoting day 1 for EMC World.

EMC's plan is to launch a series of tools to move its core products to all-Flash as well as dangle cloud services to go along with it.

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Among the key nuggets:

  • On the primary storage front, EMC updated its Unity storage array portfolio. The new Unity array is designed for small and mid-sized businesses. The array is available in all-Flash, hybrid, converged and software defined. The new Unity systems are priced below $18,000.
  • Virtustream, EMC's cloud brand that is being moved into VMware, launched storage services designed to operate at web scale with resiliency.
  • The company outlined a cloud service dashboard that's free for support subscribers. EMC MyService360 is a cloud dashboard that allows visibility into EMC data center environments. The idea is to visualize EMC system status on the fly.
  • Enterprise copy data management, or eCDM, expands EMC's portfolio and is designed to manage multiple copies of the same data.
  • ViPR Controller 3.0 bridges traditional and cloud data center environments. ViPR Controller is EMC's software defined storage play and includes open source code from the CoprHD Project.