EMC plots hybrid cloud platform, VCE, DSSD 5 updates

The storage giant, soon to be absorbed by Dell, rolls out various cloud and data center building blocks.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

EMC outlined more data center and hybrid cloud building blocks that range from a new VCE converged system to updates to its DSSD all-flash array as well as a platform dubbed Native Hybrid Cloud.

The technologies were announced at the second day of EMC World in Las Vegas.

Among the key items:

  • VCE VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes. The converged rack system is software defined and aimed at customers looking to deploy internal infrastructure as a service offerings.
  • An update to EMC's DSSD 5 systems that allows them to be strung together in a single rack for more capacity, bandwidth and lower latency. There's also a VCE VxRack System with DSSD, which integrates storage, networking and compute.
  • Native Hybrid Cloud, which is a developer platform for cloud native development and deployment of applications.

Of the launches at EMC World, the Native Hybrid Cloud highlights where the company is going as part of the new Dell Technologies.

Native Hybrid Cloud integrates Pivotal Cloud Foundry as well as VMware in what's billed as an infrastructure as a service turnkey platform. The system can run on VMware vSphere, OpenStack and VMware's Photon Platform. The platform also rides on the VCE VxRack System 1000 and can connect to various public clouds.


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