EMC Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM

Rohit Ghai

Rohit Ghai

COO, Information Intelligence Group at EMC

The stakes are high when it comes to enterprise information. While enterprise content management (ECM) systems have been widely adopted, not all organizations are prepared to handle technological disruptions where information is front and center.

In January, EMC announced significant advancements to the EMC Documentum ECM portfolio, including the introduction of EMC InfoArchive, a unified enterprise archive platform – leading to Gartner recognizing EMC as a “visionary” in its recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement. Less than a year later, I’m excited to share that Gartner has, once again, positioned EMC as a “leader” in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management report. The new report evaluates the EMC Documentum ECM portfolio for next-generation ECM, enabling customers to increase productivity, improve collaboration and assure governance in the cloud. EMC’s strength in providing an extensive content management stack, industry solutions, as well as InfoArchive help our customers transform business as they embark on the digital journey.

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EMC Joins The Industrial Internet Consortium

Said Tabet

Said Tabet

Senior Technologist, CTO Office at EMC

The Internet revolution set off a monumental change in how we communicate, how we interact and how we do business. Twenty-five years later, we are seeing a rapid expansion in the number of connected objects including mobile devices and industrial physical things such as wind turbines, jet engines, etc. This interconnection of devices is often referred to as The Internet of Things (IoT) and has sparked new products, services and organizations, including The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). This not-for-profit organization was founded earlier this year to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet and offer an environment for industry collaboration.

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EMC Makes a Data Lake Splash at Hadoop World

Sam Grocott

Sam Grocott

SVP, EMC Emerging Technology Division at EMC

Data Lakes continue to gain momentum as the go-to strategy for prepping Big Data for analysis. Since we launched Data Lakes at the beginning of the third quarter, we’ve seen a huge interest from our customers, partners and the marketplace to manage the challenges of data growth. We’re now taking the Data Lake to the next level for a variety of Big Data analytics needs.

This week, EMC announced a one-two punch of news with enterprise Hadoop players. First, EMC and Cloudera announced a collaboration to integrate EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS with Cloudera’s Enteprise Data Hub, enabling users to access and analyze data in an agile environment.

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Better Together: The Combined Power of EMC Storage Analytics with VMware vRealize Operations Insight

Paul Manning

Paul Manning

Senior Technical Alliance Manager at EMC

VMware and EMC have partnered to create a storage analytics offering that improves the virtual administrator’s ability to view, troubleshoot and most importantly, avoid storage infrastructure performance issues.  EMC Storage Analytics (ESA), released by EMC over a year ago, is a storage-centric version of vRealize Operations Manager (vROPs) that addresses the need for greater storage analytic capabilities than offered in vROPs.  Ever since, ESA technology adoption has been increasing at a tremendous rate with over 2,000 installs to date.

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This week at VMworld in Barcelona, VMware announced version 6.0 of vROPs and the new vRealize Operations Insight (vROI) solution, which adds real-time log management for VMware environments. Lo and behold, EMC also announced EMC Storage Analytics version 3.0. Go figure. The ESA 3.0 and vROI tag team turns out improved performance service levels and higher uptimes through improved troubleshooting and health management for storage in the virtual environment.  The ability to peer into real-time log collection and then monitor, search and run diagnostics on a collection of logs, creates a fast track to problem resolution.  The quicker the turn, the more likely key applications remain available.

ESA 3.0 helps drive costs down by increasing resource utilization through automated capacity planning and optimization. Things like proactive analytics and smart alerts manifest themselves as faster identification and remediation of potential issues that can degrade performance and, if avoided, cripple their impact.

Increased efficiencies can be gained by leveraging ESA policy-driven capacity models (for allocation and demand) and deeper levels of reporting on performance risks and capacity utilization. ESA analytics help customers make more intelligent business decisions. Based on allocation and demand statistics and various business needs, ESA helps manage proactively instead of reacting to shortages or dealing with downtime that could otherwise be avoided. Scenario-based capacity modeling for future projects helps reduce risks and costs by eliminating the need for spreadsheets and home-grown modeling tools.

Another new Storage Analytics capability planned for release in version 3.0 when it becomes available later this Quarter is support for EMC XtremIO platforms. This will be in addition to existing support of the EMC VMAX, VNX and VPLEX product families.

This, in conjunction with the new features of vROI, provides best-in-class analytics for virtual and physical environments. Together, EMC Storage Analytics and vRealize Operations Insight maximize performance and optimization of storage resources.

Better Together!

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Mainframe – Still going Strong!!! EMC VMAX Turbo Charges Mainframe Performance for Traditional and Next-Gen Workloads

Fidelma Russo

Fidelma Russo

Senior Vice President, VMAX, Enterprise and Midrange Systems Division at EMC

IT is driving explosive business growth and opportunity fueled by the mega trends of cloud, mobile, social and big data. However, businesses can’t neglect their foundation, the applications that continue to run some of the world’s most mission critical applications such as credit card processing, flight reservation systems, and banking systems  – their mainframe systems!

That’s why we’re announcing the Mainframe Performance Accelerator (MPA).  Immediately available, the MPA is a no-charge, non-disruptive software update to the VMAX 40K that significantly improves mainframe performance. This latest innovation improves VMAX FICON connectivity throughput by up to 60% and decreases response time by up to 30%.

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