As part of the EMC Federation of businesses, EMC and VMware have teamed up to deliver the new Federation Software-Defined Data Center solution. EMC provides the storage platforms and data protection side of the solution and VMware provides the virtual infrastructure platform, management and automation. The powerful combined force of EMC Information Infrastructure (II), Pivotal, RSA and VMware, together invested in a Joint Engineering Lab for solution validation as well as unified customer service experience for single point of contact and accountability.
Today’s Federation Software-Defined Data Center announcement is focused on helping data centers fully virtualize. This goal well beyond servers — it’s about virtualizing everything from compute to network to storage, all managed with a common set of tools. The solution is about supporting traditional enterprise applications and operating them at the lowest possible cost. Combined with management and automation, it provides a starting point for deploying next-gen cloud applications that can help transform businesses so they stay competitive.
Today marks EMC’s Total Customer Experience Day, a special occasion to reinforce EMC’s commitment to providing customers and partners the very best experience in the industry. Focusing on the Total Customer Experience is rooted in EMC’s DNA. Staying closely engaged with customers and partners is not only a finely-honed blend of art and science, but also key to the success of our customers, and helping them not only anticipate, but also tackle both challenges and opportunities.
From that cloth emerges today’s news … today we introduce the EMC Syncplicity Customer Success Program, a gold standard service available to all Syncplicity enterprise customers. In fact, enterprise customers are automatically enrolled – there are no contracts to negotiate or fees to pay. Why? The value of user engagement is priceless. More importantly, it’s our most critical metric of success.
As one of the industry’s most successful joint ventures of all time, the speed and scale of VCE’s success in pioneering and validating the converged infrastructure market has been unprecedented and established CI as a mainstream market segment, with VCE as the clear leader. With today’s announcement from VCE, EMC is proud to provide further integration with VCE solutions to accelerate customers’ journey to the cloud, and to continue delivering innovative world-class technology solutions with VCE that will help our customers transform the way they deliver IT services.
OK, I admit it. I’m a true techy to the core. So this all excites me, not only for the technology advancements, but for what they enable customers to achieve. There is so much in today’s announcement, including multiple innovations straight from EMC, I thought it might be helpful to unpack the key highlights:
Whether passing through an airport, shopping at a mall, utilizing public transportation or walking the streets of a large, metropolitan city, a person can’t help but take notice of all the surveillance cameras hanging on walls, neatly tucked into the ceilings or glistening on top of a traffic light or city pole. Broadly speaking, video surveillance is just one element of a complex and growing security ecosystem that includes physical security, environmental security, data protection, cyber threat management, and identity and access control management.
Today, EMC announces new solutions and capabilities and the global expansion of its video surveillance validation labs. We’re also proud to announce expanded partnerships and the completion of lab testing and validation with leading physical security distributors and video management software providers including Axis, Genetec, Milestone and Verint.
It was just a year ago that Oracle announced Oracle 12c, the latest edition of their industry-leading database software. This new software was lauded as the first database designed for cloud environments, and it recognized customers’ increasing interest in database virtualization and consolidation.
When we speak to Oracle customers today, they tell us that consolidation is key. They love the multi-tenant capabilities of Oracle 12c, which allow them to add multiple databases to a single container without making any changes to existing applications.