Storage vendor EMC has introduced its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution that allows firms to integrate their in-house data and applications with those stored in the public cloud to deliver IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) in just four weeks or 28 days.
The new hybrid cloud solution is based on a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, consisting of technologies from across EMC Federation of Companies that includes EMC, Pivotal and VMware.
The solution essentially enables IT to be a broker of trusted cloud services while maintaining the freedom to choose the Management and Orchestration technology upon which the hybrid cloud is standardized.
EMC will also support Microsoft and OpenStack versions of hybrid cloud which are expected to be available in the near future.
To enable hybrid cloud, Ronnie Latinazo, Country General Manager at EMC Philippines, said the company has made three major acquisitions of cloud app-based businesses. These acquired ventures, consisting of Cloudscaling Group, Inc., Maginatics, Inc. and Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc., integrate more features to EMC’s hybrid cloud offering, added attractions for firms looking for an all-in-one cloud backup and data storage solutions.
These features and capabilities include the ability to offer customers hybrid cloud solutions based on OpenStack technology, cloud choice with data mobility across multiple clouds, and new protection capabilities for “born in the cloud” applications and data.
Acquired in October 2014, Cloudscaling provides enterprise-grade OpenStack-powered Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for private and hybrid cloud solutions. Its Open Cloud System (OCS) provides an operating system to manage storage and networking in the cloud. It supports new generation of cloud-based applications but is deployed in customer data centers.
Maginatics extends EMC’s cloud data protection strategy by enabling unified data protection and management across disparate private, public and hybrid clouds. As a cloud technology provider, it facilitates efficient data mobility across multiple clouds with data deduplication, WAN optimization, handling of large objects and multi-threading.
Spanning, a provider of subscription-based backup and recovery for “born in the cloud” applications and data, prevents business interruption due to data loss in Google Apps and Salesforce.com, and help users deploy data protection solutions across all applications and workloads, regardless of where the data is created or where the applications reside.
These three product acquisitions provide EMC and its customers, in any industry of any size, with the performance, security, compliance and control of private cloud and the flexibility and cost advantage of public cloud.
The EMC Hybrid Cloud solution comes in three preconfigured sizes of 500, 1,000, and 10,000 virtual machines (VMs). It includes the necessary network, storage and server capacity to boost up to 10,000 VMs and the services for integrating with public cloud providers.