Manuvir Das

Sr. Vice President, ASD, Emerging Technologies Division at EMC

Today, EMC unveils a first for EMC Information Infrastructure: Project CoprHD, the first 100% open source Software-Defined Storage project in the history of EMC II. Project CoprHD (pronounced “copperhead”) is the new open source version of ViPR Controller, EMC’s Software-Defined Storage Automation platform.

The way software is developed and distributed has fundamentally changed and so too has the perception of open source. Marc Andreessen famously said, “Software is eating the world.”

ViPR_Pulse

Every enterprise, at some level, is a software company; those that have adopted agile
ViPR-Open-Infographic---FINAL2development practices and a culture of collaboration are able to innovate faster and build a sustainable competitive advantage. At the center of this transformation is open source software. Open source has evolved from a movement against proprietary software to become mainstream. It’s a 180 degree change from the 1990s when open source solutions were largely considered anathema to enterprise IT. More companies than ever are moving to an open source community-driven collaboration model. EMC is embracing this development model with Project CoprHD.

Project CoprHD will be available on GitHub in June 2015 for community-driven development. EMC is providing this project for customers, partners, developers and other storage vendors to accelerate innovation and drive open and standard APIs.

EMC also continues to offer a commercial product for sale, EMC ViPR Controller. The commercial offering enhances CoprHD with service, support, training and more to help organizations quickly adopt Software-Defined Storage. EMC Professional Services offers the technical expertise and guidance to assist in designing, implementing and integrating ViPR Controller  into data centers of all sizes.

This is the first step in EMC’s open source strategy—and we’re on the edge of our seats with excitement about what the community will do with this well-established software as the world increasingly relies on software to keep turning.

 

 

 

 

Learn more about CoprHD here.

Learn more about EMC ViPR Controller here.

Watch this video of Manuvir Das, Senior VP in the Emerging Technologies Division.

Watch this video of Bev Crair, Vice President in the Data Center Group & General Manager, Storage Group at Intel Corporation.

Watch this video of John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances & Channel, Canonical.

Manuvir Das

Sr. Vice President, ASD, Emerging Technologies Division at EMC

Leave a Comment

The comments are moderated by EMC and EMC reserves the right to remove any content it deems inappropriate, including but not limited to spam, promotional and offensive comments.

Pulse in...

Follow EMC

Archives

Twitter: @EMC_News

We're positioned as a leader in the latest @Gartner_inc Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving https://t.co/QEf5h70Nbr about 4 hours ago
3 steps to keep your data safe and save your business up to $1M per year: https://t.co/yVf7KBhOCf https://t.co/vfqCJNk0H2 about 6 hours ago
An Isilon Data Lake helps MLB Advanced Media onboard new clients and meet streaming demand: https://t.co/gCGmkKdnUK https://t.co/BI8wWUgjRF about 9 hours ago
Want converged infrastructure with VMAX, XtremIO, or Unity? Click to Learn about Vblock! https://t.co/2bC3iCoU1z https://t.co/UHoHqoe35H about 12 hours ago