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EMC unveils “technology breakthrough”

11 May 2010

The company is hailing its VPLEX virtual storage over distance solution as a major step forward in technology.

EMC has said that it has advanced virtual storage with the industry’s first distributed storage federation capabilities. The new VPLEX Local and VPLEX Metro products address challenges of relocating applications and large amounts of information within and across data centres.

The company says that this represents “a major step in the journey to the private cloud and IT as a service”.

EMC said these eliminate the boundaries of physical storage and allows information resources to be transparently pooled and shared over distance for new levels of efficiency, control and choice.

“We’ve been able to create new levels of business agility and service levels associated with that to ensure that organisations are optimising on the balance sheet and can manage things at scale,” EMC’s Mark Oakey (pictured), Marketing Manager Storage and Platforms Australia and New Zealand, told IT Brief.

EMC’s VPLEX Local and VPLEX Metro products address challenges of relocating applications and large amounts of information within and across data centres. The company says that this represents “a major step in the journey to the private cloud and IT as a service”.

Future versions will add cross-continental and global capabilities, allowing multiple data centres to be pooled over extended distances, providing “dramatic new distributed compute and service-provider models and private clouds”.

Oakey added, “We’re starting to go down a path of 24-forever so that never again, in due course, we’ll never have to turn off an application. It will constantly be running. Businesses can just move those workloads and application to a different part the data centre or a different data centre altogether that resides under this virtual storage pool to ensure that the service level is kept up.”

We reported yesterdaythat an EMC-sponsored study predicted that in 2010 the number of files, images, records and other digital information containers will grow by a factor of 67.

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