Whether passing through an airport, shopping at a mall, utilizing public transportation or walking the streets of a large, metropolitan city, a person can’t help but take notice of all the surveillance cameras hanging on walls, neatly tucked into the ceilings or glistening on top of a traffic light or city pole. Broadly speaking, video surveillance is just one element of a complex and growing security ecosystem that includes physical security, environmental security, data protection, cyber threat management, and identity and access control management.
Today, EMC announces new solutions and capabilities and the global expansion of its video surveillance validation labs. We’re also proud to announce expanded partnerships and the completion of lab testing and validation with leading physical security distributors and video management software providers including Axis, Genetec, Milestone and Verint.
It was just a year ago that Oracle announced Oracle 12c, the latest edition of their industry-leading database software. This new software was lauded as the first database designed for cloud environments, and it recognized customers’ increasing interest in database virtualization and consolidation.
When we speak to Oracle customers today, they tell us that consolidation is key. They love the multi-tenant capabilities of Oracle 12c, which allow them to add multiple databases to a single container without making any changes to existing applications.
Being in Alliances is an exhilarating job. As the facilitator between two large, global technology companies I have the great privilege of connecting the dots between our respective corporate strategies in order to create value for our customers.
So where do we start? We begin by listening to our customers and identifying opportunities where we deepen integrations to help improve performance and efficiencies. We conducted a recent survey with the IOUG that uncovered the top challenges facing Oracle DBAs today. One interesting finding was that 80% of IT organizations identified collaboration between DBAs and storage administrators as key to the productivity of the organization. This sounds like something EMC and Oracle are well positioned to address.
Today’s Oracle DBAs spend the majority of their time each week diagnosing and tuning performance, maintaining availability, and creating and maintaining copies of databases, while trying to drive greater database consolidation to improve simplicity (source: IOUG 2014 Survey). How can storage simplify these tasks for Oracle DBAs while meeting service level objectives to the business? The answer lies in redefining Oracle storage platforms.
To put XtremIO to the test, EMC performed both internal testing as well as external third-party audited tests with Principled Technologies. Let’s have a look at the results.
Today the world can now experience the revolution that is the EMC VMAX3, the world’s first Enterprise Data Service Platform. I’m excited to announce General Availability of VMAX3, along with HYPERMAX OS, the first converged storage hypervisor and OS to embed storage infrastructure services on the array.
With VMAX3, EMC is defining a new IT category (the Enterprise Data Service Platform), enabling IT to control where to best run specific workloads, and simply manage Storage-as-a-Service through predictable service levels at hybrid cloud scale.