With Flash Storage at Forefront, EMC Aims to Modernize Data Centres in Canada

EMC wants to modernize the data centre.

That’s the theme of this year’s EMC World in Las Vegas, where the company is aggressively pushing flash storage solutions.

EMC, which is poised to merge with Dell this year, has declared 2016 “the Year Of All-Flash” for primary storage.

“The IT industry is in a state of massive transformation, resulting in both disruption and great opportunity,” says David Goulden, EMC Information Infrastructure CEO.

The modern data centre, according to EMC, is flash-powered, cloud-enabled, software-defined, and scalable. At its conference, EMC introduced the new Unity family of all-flash storage: Virtustream Storage Cloud platform; EMC MyService360 service-centric online dashboard, EMC Enterprise Copy Data Management (eCDM) and ViPR Controller 3.0.

The company’s newly announced solutions address complex data center priorities: maintaining traditional business applications efficiently and in a low-cost manner without compromising service integrity while supporting next-gen application development needs.

“Every business leader, across every industry, is facing the dilemma of how to support and grow traditional IT infrastructure while modernizing the data center in order to support the development of new applications and advance their digital agendas,” notes Goulden. “The products and services announced today will help advance the customer’s journey to build a modern data center in order to thrive as a digital business.”

Virtustream is a global cloud storage platform offering enterprise-levels of resiliency and performance combined with true web scale. MyService360 cloud-based service dashboard provides compelling visibility into the health and status of a customer’s entire EMC data center environment. Enterprise Copy Data Management is an expansion of EMC’s Copy Data Management portfolio which helps customers tackle data sprawl and reduce the cost of storing and managing multiple copies of the same data. ViPR Controller 3.0 is designed to help customers transition to the modern data center by bridging traditional and cloud native environments to enable business transformation.