Today’s mobile worker demands anytime, anywhere access to content on all devices. Enterprise customers, however, wrestle with a beast of a challenge – how to liberate users with the access they need and provide an elegant mobile experience, while ensuring that any shared data is protected with enterprise-level controls. EMC calls this “protect by enabling,” and today announced several new innovative features to our market-leading, cloud-based Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) solution, Syncplicity.
EMC and Microsoft have enjoyed a 15-year alliance that includes shared equipment and technology in our labs, and a cooperative support agreement with over 2,700 consultants worldwide – It’s been a “suite” relationship, indeed.
Microsoft recently announced the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 as well as the Windows Azure Pack. EMC is proud to announce that the EMC Data Protection Suite offers full support for these new Microsoft environments for our joint customers who are transforming their IT.
Microsoft’s new releases provide a consistent experience across on-premises, service provider clouds, and the public cloud. The Windows Azure Pack runs on top of System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2, delivering a Windows Azure-consistent, self-service cloud-based infrastructure. Together, these new products empower companies to create datacenters without boundaries using Hyper-V for high-scale virtualization.
Building on the core strengths of OneFS 7.0 — simplicity, massive scalability, predictable performance and unmatched efficiency — I am excited to announce OneFS 7.1, previously known as project “Waikiki,” is generally available. As I previewed in May, OneFS 7.1 is designed for organizations not only trying to maintain a traditional robust data center, but those driving new business growth through the deployment of next-generation applications and workflows.
At the forefront of EMC’s culture is a mindset of putting customers first – it’s with this mindset that we develop our products. Today’s announcement on the general availability of EMC Isilon OneFS 7.1 is a prime example of a product developed primarily on feedback by our customers. I recently spoke to several OneFS 7.1 beta customers and partners about the product and the consensus is: two thumbs up.
The first customer I spoke to was VTM LLC, a video-based solutions company that is looking for scale-out storage solutions to help meet their HIPAA compliance, data security and high-performance storage needs. OneFS’s encryption, scalability and the variety of drive types included in OneFS 7.1 were among the things that really resonated with VTM. Robert Jackson, Network Administrator at VTM, told me, “OneFS 7.1 can help VTM meet our business needs by allowing us to grow our storage exponentially, as storage demands grow. This also allows us to assure our customers that their data is safe, encrypted and available for long-term access thanks to added support for Data at Rest Encryption using self-encrypting drives.”
For IT security teams, managing and prioritizing the endless list of known enterprise systems vulnerabilities can seem like a hopeless game of Whack-a-Mole. Just when one problem is knocked down, another one invariably pops up somewhere else. The real risk, however, comes in the form of not knowing which ‘mole’ to ‘whack’ now and which to address later.
RSA has the answer in the form of a new solution released today at RSA Conference 2013. The new RSA Vulnerability Risk Management blends a powerful mix of Big Data, analytics and the RSA Archer GRC platform to help bring order and sanity to patch management.