The heart of EMC XtremIO’s breakthrough workload consolidation and business process agility benefits is our integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM). As discussed in a separate blog, iCDM is the unique integration to consolidate both primary production data and its non-production copies on the same scale-out all-flash array. Today we announce our newest XtremIO data service: the free bundling of EMC AppSync services with every XtremIO array for powerful application and database integration, orchestration, and self-service. We believe no other array (and no other all-flash array) offers this!
The EMC AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle software is a critical enabler in the iCDM stack for true application integration and orchestration for Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, and VMware environments. The AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle is a full-featured standard AppSync solution that supports unlimited unmounted copies for data protection and up to 20 simultaneously mounted copies per array for test/dev and analytics. And of course all of our existing XtremIO customers are entitled to free downloads as well!
A winning Formula 1 car is built with 80,000 parts and components that must perform together at speeds of over 200 mph. To support the success of such a technologically advanced racing car, a wealth of compute, storage and network technologies are required to analyze data, aid design, support manufacturing, monitor on-track performance, and more. Smaller, lighter and faster are the driving forces behind IT as much as they are in Formula 1 racing.
To accomplish all that, it takes an IT infrastructure that’s as streamlined, sleek and powerful as the car itself. Today, with a converged infrastructure from EMC, Lotus F1 Team has achieved that goal.
Vince Lombardi, widely considered the greatest American football coach of all time, said, “Leaders are made; they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”
This rang true as I was looking back at the 2015 analyst firm reporting season for the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market, which has reached its culmination with the recent release of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management. Gartner has once again placed EMC in the Leader quadrant of its report.
Today’s IT deployment model is different. It’s less about racking and stacking, and more about virtualized deployments and the agile movement of virtualized containers within and between physical equipment, like a virtualization-optimized hybrid flash VNX storage array. We see a bright future in the virtualization of not only servers but also storage, which provides businesses with the agility to rapidly deploy test and development environments.
That’s why today we are bringing Project Liberty to market and offering a free downloadable version of our trusted VNX array, vVNX Community Edition. vVNX is a software-only instantiation of EMC’s VNX storage that can be easily deployed on a VMware ESX server, providing a consistent management interface, support for NAS and SAN storage protocols and data services familiar to VNX users such as snapshots and remote replication.
With businesses trying to transform faster than ever, the data protection landscape is evolving at light speed. Protection methods that worked yesterday might leave businesses vulnerable tomorrow. Staying ahead of the curve requires adaptability. For that reason, software has never had a bigger role in powering data protection and enabling your business transformation.
While purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) have transformed backup for thousands, they have historically focused on traditional backup processes and workloads. However, EMC’s software-centric strategy goes beyond the bounds of traditional PBBA to protection storage, which delivers open, intelligent and cloud-ready data protection for the customers’ entire environment today and into the future.
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