EMC Unveils Project Horizon to Update Content Management
EMC introduces a new list of products and services aimed at improving the way business content is processed.LAS VEGAS—EMC, which has been building machine homes for data and files since 1987 and providing enterprise-level software protection for that data for only a few years less, is now ramping up on its management of all that content. At EMC World 2015 here at the Venetian, the storage giant May 4 revealed a new list of products and services aimed at improving the way business content is processed—including editing, deduplication, cataloging, accessing and anything else that needs to be done with it. The umbrella name EMC's Enterprise Content Division has given it is Project Horizon, not to be confused with VMware's all-purpose Horizon virtualization package. Project Horizon is a new multitenant cloud platform designed to enable CIOs and administrators to better manage a company's business content for internal business use or outward marketing purposes. It also contains an apps marketplace, managed by EMC, which will include EMC- and partner-built apps and solutions that will fill in gaps for needed services.
Project Horizon runs on Pivotal CF, an enterprise platform-as-a-service powered by Cloud Foundry, which automates all digital content flows. It connects the dots by finding and harnessing data and analytics to automate mundane tasks or to provide predictive insights.