EMC Betting Big on Software-Defined Data Center Space


Keeping in mind the enterprise movement towards a better and more resilient IT infrastructure, EMC Corporation is betting big on the Software-Defined Data Center space and has announced new products and technologies that address the full continuum of data protection requirements facing users, both today and as they address the challenge of transitioning to software-defined data centers.

In software-defined data centers, infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service. To maintain effective protection during the transition to next generation environments, data protection strategies and technologies must also evolve to a service-based delivery model.

Surajit Sen

“Software-Defined Data Center is the way forward and we are engaged with all our existing customers in India. There is a positive response from most of the customers and I believe that by next three years, we will be able to implement SDDC strategy for most of our customers here,” informed, Surajit Sen, Country Manager – Data Protection & Availability Division – EMC India & SAARC.

“There are two clear shifts underway within Indian enterprises. First, the capex based IT infrastructure investment model is shifting to IT-as-a-service model shaping the software defined movement. Second, the changing cyber security and regulation landscape is putting pressure on enterprises to manage their Data or Information better. As a leader EMC is aiding enterprises address these needs. We are happy to announce the launch of new innovations across EMC Data Protection Portfolio that redefine data protection for a software-defined world”, he added.

EMC’s data protection solutions span the full range of customers’ data protection needs, from archive to continuous availability for physical, virtual and cloud environments. With today’s announcement, EMC adds new integrations with primary and protection storage platforms, and with hypervisors and enterprise applications, while extending support for cloud environments and delivering new technologies that enable data protection-as-a-service delivery.  These innovations drive new efficiencies into customer environments today, while laying a foundation that helps EMC customers move confidently to software-defined data centers.  

New Product and Technology Highlights 

Evolution of the EMC Data Protection Suite

The EMC Data Protection Suite redefines the usage model for data protection software by enabling flexible application of integrated products to optimize both on-premise and cloud-based backup and archive environments as they evolve.  The Data Protection Suite consists of EMC’s Avamar®, NetWorker®, Data Protection AdvisorTM, Mozy® and SourceOneTM software offerings.  With this significant release of the Data Protection Suite, new capabilities include:

  • Snapshot Management for EMC Isilon®, EMC VNX® and NetApp arrays to improve protection for NAS-based data.
  • Deep support for VMware® and Microsoft cloud infrastructures via unique integration with VMware vCloudSuite®and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Full integration between Avamar and Data Domain provides the best that both platforms can offer.
  • Enhanced security features and new Linux support for Mozy public clouds enable greater adoption by enterprise customers.

“With innovations such as advanced support for VMware vCloud Director® and a new virtual edition of VPLEX, EMC’s data protection solutions are advancing the protection of cloud infrastructures and aligning closely to VMware’s cloud management vision and pathway to the software-defined enterprise,” explained, Sanjay Katyal, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware.

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