Today EMC Corporation announced the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution. IT organizations are wedged between two binary choices: the speed and agility of public cloud services and the control and security of private cloud infrastructure. The new EMC solution enables them to very quickly, easily, and cost-effectively build a hybrid cloud that embodies the best of both worlds. With a hybrid cloud, IT organizations can broker services from private and public clouds, enabling visibility and control over the best location 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.
The EMC Hybrid Cloud solution is a new end-to-end reference architecture that is built upon EMC s industry-leading private cloud solutions. It allows customers to rapidly integrate with multiple public clouds to create a unified hybrid cloud. The solution enhances the performance, security, and compliance of an organization s private cloud with compatible, on-demand services from EMC-powered Cloud Service Providers.
The new solution is based on a Software-Defined Data Center architecture comprising technologies from across the EMC federation of companies: EMC storage and data protection, Pivotal CF Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and the Pivotal Big Data Suite, VMware cloud management and virtualization solutions, and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. The EMC Hybrid Cloud solution currently supports VMware environments, and will soon support OpenStack and Microsoft environments.
A new suite of EMC foundational services can help customers quickly implement the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution within their IT environment. Once the solution is deployed, customers can leverage EMC's portfolio of advanced services to capitalize on all of the benefits provided by a hybrid cloud, application modernization, workload migration, and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) models.
Features & Benefits IT departments are under pressure to deliver higher agility and drive business revenue while maximizing efficiency and lowering costs all while managing growth requirements resulting from cloud, mobile, social, and Big Data. The new EMC Hybrid Cloud solution addresses requirements of IT, developers, and lines of business:
The EMC Hybrid Cloud Business User: Users will experience an easy to use self-service portal that offers a personalized catalog of services and are charged only for what they use. This environment is housed in a safe and secure data center that provides lower costs and better efficiency, and enterprise-class service levels.