In a blog post Wednesday EMC VP and Global Marketing CTO Chuck Hollis announced that EMC has joined OpenStack as a corporate level sponsor.
Stating the EMC perspective on joining OpenStack, Hollis explains that EMC has done a great deal to integrate with Microsoft technologies, but markets demand choices, and to address the open source community OpenStack provides the cloud stack for providing an integrated suite of software capabilities that perform the necessary function. “Over time, we believe that OpenStack-based distributions will be considered by more IT organizations — just like Linux before it,” said Hollis. ”The per-customer specifics will vary widely based on all sorts of factors, but it’s hard to argue the macro trend.”
Atmos Cloud Storage Enhancements
EMC announced new products and enhancements across the entire EMC Atmos portfolio, significantly extending Atmos value for enterprises and service providers as they transform to cloud. The company introduced a new Atmos G3-Dense 480, based on Intel x86-based architecture, 10GbE network connectivity and options for 60 disks or 480 disks with 3TB drives. In addition to the REST API, Atmos 2.1 software now natively supports the Amazon S3 API. This provides customers with the ability to easily migrate their S3 applications to any of the more than 40 Atmos powered public clouds around the globe or any internal private cloud they are deploying.
Atmos is also now available in complete, light and virtual editions. A new release of EMC GeoDrive Windows software adds CIFS Cloud Gateway support for unlimited users and eliminates a client software requirement, shareable URLs, drag and drop file capabilities, Microsoft clustering and is avaialble in 10 languages.
“With the general availability of Atmos 2.1 software, a new generation of Atmos hardware, new configuration options and multiple new enhancements to virtually all elements within the Atmos portfolio, EMC is evolving its Atmos Cloud Storage offering with compelling new capabilities that service providers and enterprises alike should respond very favorably to. For service providers who are evaluating ‘build versus buy’ cloud platform decisions, EMC Atmos tilts the scales with a powerful, yet flexible array of features and options that can be deployed rapidly and scale to support their customer acquisition velocity.”