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.
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.
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.
Today, EMC is recognizing companies who are redefining the role of IT in their respective organizations. These leaders are leveraging hybrid cloud and integrated management and orchestration to improve business results and create a more agile and efficient IT organization. Winners were selected from four different categories including Redefining Hybrid Cloud, Redefining Software-Defined Storage, Redefining Big Data and Redefining Flash – and were honored at VMworld in San Francisco.
Powered by either Microsoft System Center or VMware vCloud Suite the new VSPEX solutions for Infrastructure-as-a-Service dramatically simplify the process of provisioning application infrastructure by empowering users to do it themselves via self-service portals.
IT administrators and control freaks don’t need to worry. The same self-service portal meters precisely how much resource is being used to support each request, calculates costs and charges the requesting department for their use of resources according to your business policies. Now IT knows exactly who is using what and what it costs.
With the need to manually provision applications and virtual infrastructure, data center professionals can shift focus to more strategic IT (and more interesting) initiatives that open new revenue opportunities for the business.
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