EMC Unveils Its First Hybrid Cloud Solution Package
The idea behind the Hybrid Cloud package is to build a bridge between easy-to-use but difficult-to-secure public cloud services and private clouds.LAS VEGAS -- Dozens of IT product and service providers now offer various ways for their customers to either build their own private or hybrid clouds or have one of them simply do all the heavy lifting themselves. EMC joined the pack May 6 at the EMC World 2014 conference when it introduced its own EMC Hybrid Cloud package, which the company claims can deliver fast application provisioning/deployment to go with improved levels of IT automation. The idea behind the Hybrid Cloud package is to build a bridge of sorts between easy-to-use but difficult-to-secure public cloud services and the speed/agility/security of purpose-built private clouds. Later, as a company grows or shrinks, the hybrid cloud system can be modified as needed to fill changing production requirements. Using a hybrid cloud, enterprise IT staff can broker services from private and public clouds, enabling control over the best location from which to run business applications. The solution can also help profile applications and identify the most efficient, secure, and cost-effective IT operational model across both private and public clouds, EMC said.
EMC's Hybrid Cloud uses a new end-to-end software-defined data center reference architecture that, naturally, is built upon EMC's industry-leading private cloud solutions. However, in accordance with EMC's overall policy allowing substitutions for many cloud pieces, users are not locked in to buying any of the components from EMC.