Last week’s Dell EMC World featured many firsts – our first major event together as Dell EMC Services and the opportunity to officially take the wraps off the first joint service on our journey ahead: ProSupport One for Data Center. Our services journey promises to be an exciting one, with the ultimate goal of providing seamless engagement spanning a customer’s entire Dell EMC computing environment.
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.
Just a few months ago we launched DSSD D5, Rack-Scale Flash solution, with game-changing all flash storage performance designed for these data intensive traditional and next generation applications. And today, we are announcing two major new capabilities in DSSD D5 that will enable customers to modernize their data centers and harness the business opportunities offered by the digital era.
In this digital era, businesses are under much greater pressure than ever to use their data strategically, accelerate data analysis and deliver insight that can drive growth. As a result, businesses are working to accelerate and optimize existing applications and develop new data-driven applications for the real-time world.
IT professionals need channel partners more than ever. In today’s hyper-competitive IT market, there are too many vendors making too many claims, which can make it tough for customers to decipher what is the right option for them. As a result, many businesses are looking to partners to help them with storage system selection, overall IT transformation, and a shift to new ways of doing business. By and large, partners are singlehandedly changing the storage game by becoming the trusted advisors their clients need to succeed.
Data protection everywhere is a fundamental requirement of the modern data center – no matter where data lives, no matter what happens. But every IT organization is in a different place in their data protection journey – some are quickly moving to a modern infrastructure-centric model, where data management and protection are tightly integrated with underlying infrastructure and applications, while the majority of organizations are still using traditional backup tools. No matter where a customer is on this journey, EMC has them covered. That’s why we’re excited about our latest innovations, launched today at EMC World 2016.
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