For maritime shipping, profitability makes a ticking sound. When ships aren’t moving, money isn’t being made. That means containers have to move in and out of port quickly, flawlessly and as inexpensively as possible. Today, much of the equipment that moves those containers is automated and robotic, driven by a range of Internet-enabled sensors and other devices. The systems that control all those vehicles and machinery and devices are the Terminal Operating Systems (TOS) that Navis builds.
Speed is critical too. In our case, it’s speed to market. Every port has a unique fleet of equipment, weather patterns, physical configurations and more. Our job is to simulate those unique environments and then create a TOS build that matches the footprint for each port as quickly as possible; we run those builds all day. My organization builds the IT infrastructure that lets Navis do that.
What a difference a year makes! EMC as a bystander in Atlanta to an Event Sponsor in Paris and today a Premier Sponsor in Vancouver. Crawling, walking, and now running!
This week, EMC is announcing the availability of two new OpenStack solutions as part of the Reference Architecture Program announced last November in Paris. The solutions were built in close collaboration with key partners Canonical and Mirantis in EMC labs then tested, optimized, and certified.
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.”
New today, EMC is showcasing the evolution of ScaleIO software with updates in the form of a software upgrade, a free and frictionless download and a new consumption model.
So why these updates, and why now? We live in a world that is ever-changing, which is probably why the Transformers are so appealing to us. The thought of being able to take a 1950s Oldsmobile and transform it into a sleek, fast Bugatti with superior speed and performance is what we want for everything around us, including our commodity hardware that just sits in the corner.