EMC expands VSPEX portfolio

EMC expands VSPEX portfolio

Allows partners to bridge their VMware private cloud deployment with public clouds

Storage vendor EMC has expanded its VSPEX portfolio to include the enterprise data services platform, EMC VMAX 100K.

Introduced last year, VMAX3 is a radically new architecture for enterprise storage, separating software data services from the underlying platform.

Earlier this week, EMC announced an expanded set of VMAX3 data services that even further automate, consolidate, and protect mission-critical IT operations.

Available exclusively through EMC VSPEX-enabled business partners, it provides customers the ability to seamlessly bridge their VMware private Cloud deployment with public Clouds, paving the way forward to hyperconsolidate and connect on and off-premises workloads into a hybrid cloud environment.

As a result, they are able to simplify operational and recovery capabilities while benefitting from greater agility, choice and flexibility compared with traditional build-your-own architectures, according to a company statement.

VSPEX with VMAX 100K is built to deliver and manage predictable service levels at scale for hybrid clouds.

It is based on the VMAX3 Dynamic Virtual Matrix Architecture, which delivers agility and efficiency-at-scale.

Hundreds of CPU cores and ports are pooled and allocated on-demand in a single VMAX3 system to meet the most stringent Service Level Objectives (SLOs).

VSPEX with VMAX 100K deliver up to 2800 virtual machines with physical configurations that start with a single VMAX3 engine and frame.

According to a company statement, customers can achieve the new levels of hyperconsolidation.

VMAX3 consolidates server infrastructure associated workloads like file sharing, backup, and other applications into the VMAX3 footprint directly improving performance and availability.

Avnet technology solutions vice president, Americas, EMC Solutions Group, Eric Barnhart, said accelerating transition to the 3rd Platform was driving a new wave of investment in IT solutions that helped companies harness the power of big data and analytics, Cloud services, mobility, and social networking.

“Avnet’s role in helping to bring EMC’s VSPEX portfolio of offerings to market, including those featuring VMAX 100K, exemplifies the innovative ways we are helping our partners capitalise on these market opportunities and providing them with exclusive access to the first-of-its-kind VSPEX solution,” he said.

IDC storage analyst, Ashish Nadkami, said the economies of deploying a private Cloud infrastructure greatly improved with VSPEX with VMAX 100K by enabling enterprises to address mission-critical workloads.

"Hyperconsolidation translates to greater $/GB savings and that may mean more than a 30 per cent TCO savings for IT organizations.”

EMC vice president, general manager, VSPEX, Gil Shneorson, said by expanding the VSPEX portfolio with the VMAX 100K, EMC was delivering an even greater spectrum of choice.

"We are now giving our ecosystem partners a new way of addressing the growing market for private and hybrid cloud infrastructures which enables our partners to continue to differentiate and build value."

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Tags general managerVSPEXGil ShneorsonEMC vice presidentAshish NadkamiEric BarnhartIDC storage analystAmericasEMC Solutions GroupAvnet technology solutions vice president

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