EMC launched a new hybrid cloud solution and a Software-a-a-Service offering built on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Enterprise PaaS during last week's EMC World conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. EMC owns about 60 percent of Pivotal, the rest of the software startup belonging VMware (of which EMC also owns a controlling stake) and GE.
The solution is an end-to-end reference architecture built on EMC’s private cloud products. The vendor said it allowed customers to integrate with multiple public clouds to create a unified hybrid cloud. It simplifies combining private clouds with compatible on-demand services from EMC-powered Cloud Service Providers.
It includes EMC's storage and data protection products, Pivotal CF PaaS and big data suite VMware's cloud management and virtualization solutions, as well as its vCloud Hybrid Service. The federated solution currently supports VMware environments but will eventually also support OpenStack and Microsoft environments, according to EMC.
“With today’s announcement of the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution, we are delivering the industry’s best method for IT to deliver added value to the business while evolving itself to a broker of services - whether in-house or from a public cloud," Josh Kahn, senior vice president of global solutions marketing for EMC, said.
EMC Supplier Exchange
The company also announced its first industry-specific public SaaS solution, EMC Supplier Exchange, which extends Documentum-based private cloud solutions to enable collaboration with the extended enterprise.
The exchange is powered by Pivotal's Cloud Foundry PaaS and is designed specifically for the energy and engineering industry. It integrates with EMC Documentum Capital Projects to extend support for existing business processes and interaction with critical business documents, deliverables and transmittals.