Move Over Pajama Jeans: EMC Introduces "Elastic" Cloud Storage Appliance for Hybrid Data Centers in Las Vegas
By Mike Allen
Posted On May 05, 2014
"Imagine a datacenter with the elasticity of Lycra and the storage capacity getting into the Exabyte range - and you've got EMC's newest endeavor - Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) which used the company's ViPR storage virtualization platform to provide block, object-based and Hadoop storage access.
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EMC unveiled this new appliance at its EMC World Convention in Las Vegas held at The Venetian (May 5-8), along with the appliance, the company, launched a series of software-defined storage technologies with this new technology at the tech giant's (owner of VMware and Pivotel) annual gathering, and all of them were centered around the hybrid data center.
According to Amitabh Srivastava (president of EMC's advanced software division): ""ECS is designed to meet the needs of enterprises that want a simple appliance box and the economics and simplicity of the cloud, but without the concerns over control that come with thepublic cloud'¦(ECS) will be aimed at different workloads and specified according to SLAs. For now we are targeting it at cloud services, which the choice of block, object storage or HDFS access and making it very dense storage.""
The specs of the Elastic Cloud Storage appliance include:
9 - 28 percent lower total cost of ownership than public cloud options for Amazon and Google
Automation provisioning data services
Less expensive data movement (bandwidth)
Ability to scale out to 2.9 petabytes in one rack
EMC's Flash Booth
Additionally, EMC announced the newest version of ViPR software that will manage storage infrastructure with VMware, OpenStack and Microsoft, and along with The Data Domain DD2200 protection storage system for midmarket customers (allowing for backup of 36 TB in less than eight hours and will support one billion files.)
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"Imagine a datacenter with the elasticity of Lycra and the storage capacity getting into the Exabyte range - and you've got EMC's newest endeavor - Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) which used the company's ViPR storage virtualization platform to provide block, object-based and Hadoop storage access. The Venetian Plays Hosts to ...