LAS VEGAS: EMC is looking to capitalise on the tectonic shifts in the IT industry with a raft of updates to its hardware and software platforms aimed at easing the migration to the cloud.
Among the new products are the high-end expansion of the company's Vmax storage array hardware line. The low-end Vmax 10K and mid-range 20k line will be further expanded with the launch of the larger Vmax 40k.
The Vmax 40k systems will support up to 4PB of storage and will be based on as many as 32 Intel Xeon six-core processors.
The company said that the larger, more powerful systems are part of an effort by the company to accommodate firms who are seeking to operate large-scale private cloud platforms on premise. EMC believes that as firms look for more managed and secure alternatives to publicly-hosted clouds, private deployments will become more common.
"We do not think the public model is sustainable because it does not give customers the flexibility that they need," said EMC enterprise storage division president Brian Gallagher.
"We think the right middle ground is a combination of the two."
The company also sees the continued challenges posed by unrelenting demand for storage capacity and analysis. This is driving the growth in hybrid clouds and more sophisticated data storage and management platforms, EMC said.
"In the past it was easy to manage a terabyte, but when we got to 10TB it got difficult, when we got to 100TB it was even harder and when you get to a petabyte it is nearly impossible," Gallagher explained.
"This technology is critical to the hybrid cloud because it allows customers to reduce their storage management costs and and focus on big data challenges."
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