EMC is offering a new portfolio of cloud applications and infrastructure services, the latest in a broad push to buttress its IT offerings.
expanding its presence in the cloud with a new portfolio of infrastructure
services and applications. As part of that effort, the company will offer ways
for customers to accelerate a move to desktop as a service (DaaS) and better
incorporate mobile technologies.
This is just
the latest in a series of fairly big moves for EMC. Earlier in March, its
consulting division stepped into the security arena with five new
risk-management advisory services, designed to help customers secure data while
meeting various regulatory and compliance requirements. It followed that up
with the acquisition of Pivotal Labs, a privately held provider of software
development tools and services, which could help expand its big data analytics,
social networking and next-generation application development capabilities.
rising use of virtualization, cloud computing, mobile and big data applications
have all dramatically altered how organizations deliver and manage information.
That compelled EMC to offer its security-advisory services, and its now
helping drive this new cloud initiative.
cloud-optimized applications will allow the virtualization of mission-critical
applications; services will include application replatforming and application
infrastructure optimization. The EMC Cloud Infrastructure Services will assist
clients in determining whether a hybrid, public or private cloud is right for
In a March 21
press release announcing the new services, EMC made a point of aligning its
cloud capability with VMware; for example, its DaaS plans leverage VMware View
(among other technologies).
EMC have a strong services relationship for helping mutual customers virtualize
business-critical applications, modernize application platforms and deploy
end-user computing solutions, Carl Eschenbach, co-president of VMwares
Customer Operations, wrote in a statement attached to that release. With thousands
of VMware-trained professionals, EMCs technical depth and expertise enable
customers to reduce costs, increase agility and build scalable
Earlier in 2012
, EMC joined Cisco, SAP and other
companies in backing an open-standards initiative to enhance the portability of
cloud applications and services. That initiative, overseen by the Organization
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is known as the
Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA), and
will enable the interoperable description of application and infrastructure
cloud services, as well as the relationships between parts of a service and the
operational behavior of said services.
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