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Hybrid Cloud Made Easy

Josh Kahn

SVP, Global Solutions at EMC

Most IT organizations today are embracing capabilities in the public cloud, and building their own private cloud.  This combination of public and private capabilities IS a hybrid cloud and it’s where leading IT organizations are going so they can fully redefine themselves, delivering today’s applications at the lowest possible cost and enabling new applications and data-driven insights to differentiate their business.

Unfortunately, building a hybrid cloud has not been easy for many organizations.  Even building an on-premises private cloud with virtualized infrastructure, automation and self-service can become a project that fails to deliver on the vision, despite investing millions of dollars and thousands of personnel hours.  If you were around for an ERP implementation in the late 90’s this probably sounds familiar.

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Simplicity and Choice? EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions Deliver Both

Peter Cutts

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Platforms at Dell EMC

Today, we’re redefining hybrid cloud. Why? Because the speed at which organizations do business is accelerating – the IT megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and big data represent a massive opportunity for companies to deliver better products, better services, and better outcomes for their customers – but to be successful every fast-moving business needs an even faster-moving IT organization. Why? Because IT is vital for almost every project’s success within an organization. IT has been helping organizations drive growth, derive more value, provide agility and reduce cost. Yet while most organizations are good at executing well-structured long-term projects where resource requirements are known, they’re usually challenged when it comes to fast-paced short-term projects with unpredictable requirements.

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EMC Accelerates Hybrid Cloud Adoption with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Equinix

Brian Jackson

Senior Director, Global Alliances at EMC

Customers are increasingly looking to transform their IT environments and take advantage of the benefits of both private and public cloud architectures.  This hybrid approach to IT looks to leverage the security, control and performance of on-premises solutions while enabling the flexibility and cost advantages of large scale clouds.  With concerns around compliance, security and data protection, enabling a  hybrid IT cloud approach using  Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and Equinix Cloud Exchange Advanced Interconnection  to meet these requirements within budget is  practical and affordable.  Applications can run in Microsoft Azure while the data stays on the EMC storage that companies have long trusted.

EMC, Microsoft and Equinix are pleased to be collaborating on next generation hybrid cloud solutions that offer more reliability, faster speeds and higher security than conventional internet-based public cloud connectivity. These solutions combine EMC storage running in traditional datacenters and Equinix co-located datacenters with applications running in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a private connection between traditional or co-located datacenters into Microsoft Azure to give customers the business benefits of both on-premises and public cloud architectures for their high performance applications.

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Redefining Hybrid Cloud with EMC Hybrid Cloud Solution

Josh Kahn

SVP, Global Solutions at EMC

In today’s global economy, we live in a world with no borders, where ideas can originate and where the next great opportunity will present itself. Over 70% of our customers have told us that IT will need to build and operate a well-run hybrid cloud in order to meet these new challenges. Bringing together the performance, security, compliance and control of private cloud with the flexibility of public cloud has been difficult in the past, with IT trying to navigate a lack of interoperability or visibility across clouds.

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All of that changes today with our announcement of the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution which is built on the foundation that EMC and VMware established over the years to efficiently virtualize all aspects of the data center.  These deployments have allowed customers to build high-performance, secure, scalable private clouds ensuring the SLAs and compliance needed for Tier-1 applications. These private clouds also delivered cost-reductions and agility for IT organizations as they managed to satisfy ever-growth demands from the business. Today the business is now demanding more from IT, asking for choice in the devices, wanting greater access to infrastructure and applications, and driving new demands about application flexibility (where to deploy; how long; how many resources). Delivering on these requirements encompasses what we call a “well-run Hybrid Cloud.”

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Enter Cisco’s InterCloud, Where Cisco Partnering with EMC Provides Choice

Brent Slone

Technical Partner Lead, EMC Product Operations & Solutions at EMC

Today Cisco announced Cisco InterCloud as a means through which customers can lower total cost of ownership while and paving the way for interoperable and highly secure public, private and hybrid clouds. As longstanding strategic partners, EMC is working closely with Cisco on unique and innovative ways to combine InterCloud and EMC technologies for data management between public and private clouds.

Cloud computing promises many things. One of the most appealing benefits to the business is Choice. The ability to decide what is best for your environment and workload. The Choice that enables businesses to place workloads in private or public cloud, on-prem or off-prem based on specific requirements of that particular workload. This choice gives IT the flexibility to be in control and avoid vendor lock-in.

EMC continues to deliver choice for customers with its best-of-breed storage portfolio as well as choice in terms of where to deploy different workloads. Accelerating deployment of private clouds and public clouds are EMC’s offerings in Integrated Infrastructure – VCE Vblock truly converged infrastructure and VSPEX proven infrastructure. Both are leaders in their respective categories as evidenced by the recent Gartner Research report. EMC has built a robust service provider program with over 100 SP partners delivering over 450 services to provide additional choice to customers.

Building on our shared vision of enabling mobility and choice, EMC fully embraces Cisco’s InterCloud platform as a technology to enable workload mobility and to ensure that customers get the optimal IT and business value from their cloud providers (internal and public). Announced today, InterCloud is designed to be a highly secure hybrid cloud solution that allows applications to run in a public cloud as if they were on a customer’s private enterprise network. This announcement is a logical extension of Cisco and EMC’s shared leadership in converged infrastructure and deploying cloud environments for our customers. InterCloud is hypervisor-agnostic (a.k.a. choice) and also supports bare-metal applications (a.k.a. choice), offering the flexibility so crucial to today’s cloud infrastructure decisions.

You may already be familiar with the EMC VPLEX solution, the industry’s first and only true active-active data virtualization solution. VPLEX technology allows customers to stretch clusters, like VMware ESXi and Oracle RAC, across data centers.  InterCloud stretches the enterprise network to a cloud provider and VPLEX technology provides active-active data access over distance. You can begin to see where the possibilities for cloud mobility are headed. Watch this space for more in the coming weeks.

What else is possible? Think EMC RecoverPoint, which provides traditional disaster protection and an interesting “any point in time” recovery option. It’s just like rewind on your DVR. What if you could run RecoverPoint software in a cloud provider for simple, low-cost DR?

Where is all this going?  If you’ve been doing virtualization for a while, you know that networking is the hard part. Cisco’s InterCloud makes that part easier. EMC is doing our part on cloud-ready storage solutions that are easy to deploy. Stay tuned to see how it will all work together, enabling easier movement of workloads between private and public clouds.

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