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.
EMC, the market leader in Proven Reference Architectures, is going BIG with the addition of the VMAX 100K to the VSPEX family. Each VSPEX is rigorously tested and delivered as a series of reference designs eliminating the challenges of planning, sizing and interoperability resulting in faster time to value. The inclusion of VMAX 100K provides customers greater scale, performance, availability and Hyperconsolidation. The VSPEX with VMAX 100K is a game changer with a brand new Architecture, Storage Operating System and unrivaled levels of TCO in its class.