Why All Containers Won’t Be Successful

Josh Bernstein

Vice President, EMC {code}, Emerging Technologies Division at EMC

Containers have been a hot topic in 2016—and while they’re garnering interest and momentum, we’re very early on in terms of market maturity.

This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited! Over the past year, containers as a technology have gained a lot of traction, with the three main players—Docker, Mesosphere and Kubernetes—finding themselves on equal footing as far as adoption and offerings. This is very different from the last couple of years, when these platforms were on uneven footing as far as equivalent offerings, and it’s a great evolution because it means freedom of choice, flexibility and the opportunity to experiment for enterprise users.

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EMC named a Leader in the Structured Data Archiving Magic Quadrant and Application Retirement

Jeroen van Rotterdam

CTO, ECD at EMC Corporation

It was Einstein who said, “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them,” which is certainly the case for the EMC InfoArchive product. Only two years ago, we formally launched the InfoArchive product and it’s been a rocket ship ever since, pushing the limits of what’s expected from an archiving solution, over and over again.

The success of the product has been recognized through the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement, where Gartner placed EMC in the Leader quadrant for the first time in its young history.

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Gartner Recognizes EMC as a Leader in the 2016 Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant

EMC has maintained its leadership position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software for the 17th consecutive year– a triumph no other vendor in the IT industry has achieved. We believe, with this recognition, EMC’s consistent commitment to enabling customers with industry-leading data protection offerings they can trust rings loud and clear. With products like the Data Protection Suite and ProtectPoint, EMC continues to lead customers through their data protection transformation.

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News from MesosCon: libStorage Delivers Native Storage to Container Platforms

Josh Bernstein

Vice President, EMC {code}, Emerging Technologies Division at EMC

Breaking from MesosCon: EMC announces pioneering open source initiative—libStorage. Promoting storage to a first-class citizen, libStorage provides a platform-agnostic framework that enables storage provisioning, orchestration and control across a rapidly changing open source and container-driven ecosystem.

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Connecting the Modern Data Center with the New EMC Connectrix MDS-9718

Through its Connectrix brand, EMC delivers connectivity for the modern data center that enables a broad range of customer storage applications, from application environments like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft to backup, archiving, and disaster protection over distance. As customers move to all flash storage systems, it’s important to ensure that the storage network is updated to keep pace. Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Connectrix MDS-9718, designed for the hyper consolidation requirements of the modern data center, which supports sixteen switching modules and 768 line rate 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports. As the industry’s highest port density, “devops friendly” programmable director, it delivers both value and performance.

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