EMC Launches Data Protection Suite, Software Enhancements

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Day two of the EMC World conference in Las Vegas began with a session from EMC Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci, and Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz. EMC announced a Data Protection Suite, made updates to its management software suites, and enhanced its Syncplicity file sync and sharing solution.

Data Protection Suite

EMC announced a flexible approach to EMC backup and archive solutions with the EMC Data Protection Suite. It has a flexible licensing model that allows customers to mix and match the usage of individual products to best fit their requirements. The EMC Protection Storage Architecture leverages consolidated protection storage as a repository for data, provides integration across the IT environment, and is tied together with consolidated data management as a way to deliver a catalog of data protection services.

“As the world’s largest backup provider, we have to innovate to retain our clients’ patronage,” said Guy Churchward, President of the EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division. “This comes in the form of not just technology but also the consumption model. The EMC Data Protection Suite is an excellent way for customers to harness the benefits of our broad portfolio with a simple, flexible approach without compromise.”

Enhanced Management software suites

EMC announced enhanced management software suites designed to provide transparency into storage, network, and compute infrastructures, including new and tight integration with EMC ViPR. The new EMC Service Assurance Suite and updates to the EMC Storage Resource Management Suite share a common presentation layer with ViPR, which allows operations and storage teams to visualize, analyze, and optimize their infrastructure.

“The enablement of IT optimization and analytics afforded by Service Assurance Suite and Storage Resource Management Suite are the result of unprecedented transparency — transparency that only comes with powerful software and a simplified management layer,” said Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst at ESG.

The new Service Assurance Suite features reports on availability, performance and configuration management, and cross-domain management analysis. It has been updated with new Dashboard and Explore Views for VNX environments to enhance file reporting and end-to-end relationship and topology visualization.

EMC Syncplicity enhanced

EMC announced increased storage flexibility and control for EMC Syncplicity enterprise file sync and sharing solution. The Syncplicity policy-driven hybrid cloud will allow customers to utilize both private and public clouds simultaneously, automatically optimize storage utilization and performance, and adhere to security and regulatory compliance requirements based on user and content types.

Syncplicity offers storage deployment options by selecting either a private cloud deployment through EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS or EMC Atmos object-based storage, or a public cloud option to store user files and version history and sync them across all their devices. The policy-driven hybrid cloud approach is critical because enterprises need a way to utilize different cloud deployment models to optimize storage utilization based on the file security and user requirements

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