Highlights from EMC World 2013, Las vegas

EMC leaders, customers and industry analysts from across the world have gathered at the EMC World, Las Vegas, to discuss and highlight the most recent technology updates in the world of enterprise storage, information intelligence, and big data. The theme of this year’s EMC World is “Lead your transformation”. In line with this, EMC made several announcements and unveiled new solutions that make enterprise technology and storage more secure, agile, and valuable to customers.

1) EMC Announces Data Protection Suite
  • EMC unveils its Data Protection Suite, simplifying the acquisition, implementation and use of market-leading EMC backup and archive offerings, while lowering total cost of ownership and providing investment protection for customers.
  • The Data Protection Suite enables users to deploy flexible backup and archive configurations that can evolve with changing customer demands.
  • As organizations continue to embrace IT-as-a-service models, EMC is delivering an easily consumable approach to architecting trusted data protection infrastructures for service-based environments.
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2) EMC Unveils New ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform
  • The EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform uniquely provides the ability to both manage storage infrastructure (Control Plane) and the data residing within that infrastructure (Data Plane).
  • The EMC ViPR Controller leverages existing storage infrastructures for traditional workloads, but provisions new ViPR Object Data Services (with access via Amazon S3 or HDFS APIs) for next-generation workloads. ViPR Object Data Services integrate with OpenStack via Swift and can be run against enterprise or commodity storage.
  • EMC ViPR integrates tightly with VMware’s Software Defined Data Center through industry standard APIs and interoperates with Microsoft and OpenStack. 
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3) EMC Certified Solution Program Achieves New Milestones and Accelerates Growth
  • EMC Certified Solution achieves 300% year-over-year revenue growth.
  • EMC Certified Solution Program continues to drive traction with broad portfolio of industry and horizontal solutions.
  • Eighty partner solutions achieve “EMC Certified Solution” status.
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4) EMC Delivers Value and Cloud Success with Documentum
  • EMC transforms content management for cloud readiness.
  • Advancements in the Documentum portfolio, as well as a host of solutions and services, provides productivity, collaboration, and governance in the cloud.
  • New EMC Documentum Enterprise Migration Appliance reduces migration time by 90% and migration cost by 50%.
  • EMC OnDemand delivers faster deployment from months to days.
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5) EMC Syncplicity Adds Policy-Driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX Support
  • Syncplicity to empower organizations with granular policy-based control over where files are stored through a policy-driven hybrid cloud approach.
  • Planned addition of native support for EMC VNX complements Syncplicity’s existing support for EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos continuing to provide choice and flexibility for users on both their approach to cloud deployment and use of different storage solutions.
  • Syncplicity will be the first file sync and sharing solution that leverages software-defined storage through EMC’s ViPR platform.
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6) Latest EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS Innovation Supports Next-Generation Cloud, Analytics and Mobile Workflows
  • Updates to EMC Isilon’s OneFS scale-out NAS operating system are designed to heighten efficiency and compliance for enterprise customers while supporting next-generation cloud, analytics and mobile workflows.
  • Integration with EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage offers access to object storage APIs from Amazon S3, EMC Atmos and others, catering to cloud-based applications and workflows.
  • Isilon will add Hadoop HDFS 2.0 integration to enable Big Data analytics, which will also support Pivotal HD. 
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7) New EMC Software Suites Transform How IT Teams Manage, Visualize, Analyze and Optimize IT Infrastructure
  • New EMC Service Assurance Suite and updates to EMC Storage Resource Management Suite provide complete visibility into IT environments to identify how resources are being consumed and whether SLAs are being met.
  • This transparency enables customers to visualize, analyze, and optimize their environment to ensure SLAs, identify problems 80 percent faster, and improve their return on IT investments.
  • Designed to solve the significant and critical infrastructure management challenges that arise in dynamic cloud and software-defined IT environments, these suites bridge the often-significant management gap that exists between physical and virtual data centers. 
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8) EMC Expands Portfolio of Documentum Solutions for Industries
  • New solutions leverage EMC Documentum platform to help customers in Energy, Life Sciences and Healthcare address industry- specific information management challenges and quickly achieve business transformational value.
  • Latest innovations include general availability of EMC Documentum Asset Operations, EMC Documentum Electronic Trial Master File, EMC Documentum Quality and Manufacturing, and , EMC Healthcare Integration Portfolio.
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