The new EMC solution enables them to very quickly, easily, and cost-effectively build a hybrid Cloud that embodies the best of both worlds. With a hybrid Cloud, IT organisations can broker services from private and public Clouds, enabling visibility and control over the best location to run business applications. The solution can also help profile applications and identify the most efficient, secure, and cost-effective IT operational model across both private and public Clouds.
The EMC Hybrid Cloud solution is a new end-to-end reference architecture that is built upon EMC's industry-leading private Cloud solutions. It allows customers to rapidly integrate with multiple public Clouds to create a unified hybrid Cloud. The solution enhances the performance, security, and compliance of an organisation's private Cloud with compatible, on-demand services from EMC-powered Cloud Service Providers.
The new solution is based on a Software-Defined Data Center architecture comprising technologies from across the EMC federation of companies: EMC storage and data protection, Pivotal CF Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and the Pivotal Big Data Suite, VMware Cloud management and virtualization solutions, and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. The EMC Hybrid Cloud solution currently supports VMware environments, and will soon support OpenStack and Microsoft environments.
A new suite of EMC foundational services can help customers quickly implement the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution within their IT environment. Once the solution is deployed, customers can leverage EMC's portfolio of advanced services to capitalize on all of the benefits provided by a hybrid Cloud, application modernization, workload migration, and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) models.
IT departments are under pressure to deliver higher agility and drive business revenue while maximizing efficiency and lowering costs - all while managing growth requirements resulting from Cloud, mobile, social, and Big Data. The new EMC Hybrid Cloud solution addresses requirements of IT, developers, and lines of business:
In Las Vegas, implementation engineers from EMC Global Services and EMC Engineering endeavoured to build a Hybrid Cloud in two days or less that is based on the EMC Hybrid Cloud reference architecture featuring Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), PaaS, Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), automated monitoring and metering and usage transparency, as well as continuous availability. It also showcased application mobility to off-premises service providers including VMware vCloud Hybrid Service and EMC Cloud Service Provider partners such as Canopy, CSC, Dimension Data, and Rackspace. Additionally, the demonstration included the deployment of mission critical applications from Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP as well as Pivotal CF Platform as a Service, a leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. It delivers an always-available, turnkey experience for scaling and updating applications in the hybrid Cloud.
The new EMC Hybrid Cloud solution is based on the first of the five solution areas comprising technologies from across the EMC federation of companies. The five were showcased at EMC World:
Bill Fathers, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware, stated: "The new EMC Hybrid Cloud solution with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will enable organisations to quickly and seamlessly extend their data centres into the Cloud using the same tools and processes they already have in place."
Darren Ratcliffe, SVP PaaS, Canopy, stated: "Together, EMC's Hybrid Cloud solution and Canopy Platform as a Service, powered by EMC technology will give our customers the best of both worlds - control over their hybrid Cloud environment and choice for when to scale existing services over multiple deployment targets."
Chris Flaesch, General Manager, Platform Offerings, CSC, stated: "The combination of EMC Hybrid Cloud and CSC Storage as a Service will put our customers in the driver's seat as a true broker of services giving us a new way to deliver a diverse range of hybrid cloud services to end-users, cost-effectively."
Kevin Leahy, Group General Manager - Data Centre Business Unit, Dimension Data, stated: "With the EMC Hybrid Cloud solution and our Managed Cloud Platform we can truly empower IT departments with the same familiar tools they use today. Our clients will be able to easily and rapidly expand their on-premise Cloud to an off-premise Cloud, with an even broader catalog of off-premise services from Dimension Data."
Will Knight, Vice President of Channel Partner Sales, Rackspace, stated: "The ability to integrate the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud with the new EMC Hybrid Cloud provides customers with a robust, flexible solution to address their unique business needs. Through this collaborative effort, customers are given a common user interface for managing both their on premise Cloud and Rackspace hosted applications."
Josh Kahn, EMC Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Marketing, stated: "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. Our objective is to make it simpler for IT organisations to deploy well run hybrid Clouds in a matter of days and deliver the same or even better agility and efficiency benefits to public Clouds."