HOPKINTON, Mass., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), has assembled and will announce a lineup of products and technologies designed to transform IT and business at the VMworld® 2012 conference on October 9-11 at the Fira Gran Via Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. EMC® will highlight broad technology integration with the industry's most advanced cloud infrastructure suite, VMware vSphere®, further enabling the transformation of IT. The combination of EMC's industry-leading information infrastructure products, solutions and services with VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies accelerates the customer journey to the cloud -- lowering IT costs and improving business agility.
Delivering IT as a service requires a shift of focus along with new technologies, products, solutions, services, processes and staff certifications to support this transformation. With opportunities to provide a hands-on experience to learn and acquire practical guidance, attendees will develop skills from EMC's vSpecialists and their peers to experience the benefits of EMC with VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies.
This August, EMC announced it captured the #1 position in leading industry analyst Wikibon's1 annual virtualization study: "vSphere 5 Storage Integration Chips Away at Management Overhead." When asked which vendor offers the best solution for VMware environments, 49% of all respondents named EMC® named as #1, nearly 3X more than the nearest competitor and more than the combined scores of the six other remaining storage vendors. EMC VNX® and EMC VMAX® were the two EMC storage systems included among the twelve products in the survey. Customers singled out EMC storage systems as the best in each of the three survey categories – general, block-only and unified storage.
Key opportunities to listen, learn and gain hands-on experience:
Show attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to secure, backup and protect their EMC and VMware virtualized and cloud environments featuring EMC Avamar®, RSA® and EMC VPLEX®. On full display will be EMC and EMC partner technologies offering end- user customers and service providers "three paths to the cloud" choice and flexibility — best-of-breed cloud infrastructure products for customer implementation, VCE Vblock Systems for converged infrastructure and the channel-only EMC VSPEX™ Proven Infrastructure.
Andrea Grandi, Senior Storage & Cloud Engineer, CASPUR/CINECA
"EMC and VMware are suppliers of reference for our move to ITaaS and cloud technologies. We find their products to be highly reliable, and we are recommending them not only to colleagues but also to our customers to foster closely knit hybrid cloud solutions. EMC and VMware have simplified our processes and are making our move to ITaaS possible."
Ferdinand Karner, Head of Systems and Base Services, Mediaprint
"Using EMC and VMware products together provides benefits beyond our administrators. Basically the entire company benefits. An efficient storage system is the basis for all of the services that we offer."
Jeremy Burton, Executive Vice President, Product Operations and Marketing, EMC Corporation
"EMC's pervasive integrations with VMware vSphere® 5.1 and cloud infrastructure suite is helping to transform IT. By delivering on the industry's most prolific products, solutions and services with VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies, EMC is enabling customers to realize the benefits of delivering IT as a Service by reducing costs and creating business value."
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com
1Wikibon, "Study of Storage Integration in vSphere V5*"August 2012
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