EMC rolls out Virtustream global hyper-scale storage cloud

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Entering a large emerging market, EMC has rolled out a global, hyper-scale storage cloud known as Virtustream Storage Cloud as the company takes on the likes of IBM Softlayer, Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services among others. EMC, which will be known as Dell EMC in the near future, considers the offering to be its vanguard webscale storage, backup and archiving instrument.

Virtustream offers a tier of cloud-management abstraction that is placed above the virtual machine management tier and provides more accurate controls for administrators. This feature makes it stand out from rival offerings. The product’s services will hit the market on May 10, 2016, as both on-premises and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) deployments for large enterprises.

The platform has gone through wide-ranging tests with underlying elements running successfully in production for several years as the primary object storage platform for a select set of customers managing multiple exabytes of data, with hundreds of billions of objects under management and an event monitoring system that processes more than 35 billion events per day.

The new Virtustream Storage Cloud provides cloud extensibility for on-premises EMC storage, providing simple and efficient tiering, long-term backup retention, and cold storage in the cloud with single-source EMC support. EMC offerings that will support the platform in the future include Data Domain, EMC Data Protection Suite, EMC Isilon, VMAX, XtremIO and Unity Systems.

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