The storage giant has some secrets up its sleeve including how its acquisition of the Andy Becholsheim-backed DSSD startup will help fire up high-performance next-gen apps.
Even F1 racing is trying to save energy and as it navigates changes from V-8 to V-6 cars, there are lots of big data problems to be solved.
EMC says ViPR will abstract out a company’s storage and automate how it gets divvied up by the workload. The company will roll out its software-defined data center plan this week.
The new deal between EMC and Lenovo to sell server-storage bundles could shake up hardware rivals including Dell, Hewlett-Packard and — perhaps most intriguingly — Cisco Systems. EMC, Cisco and VMware are partners on the VCE Vblock effort.
As promised, storage kingpin EMC has integrated its Isilon NAS product with Hadoop in a way that will bring Isilon’s OneFS file system to bear on data. EMC isn’t alone. Vendors from Amazon to Oracle are trying to tame this big data beast.
With all the talk of big data, cynics think the whole notion has jumped the shark. Get ready, they say, for the next tech bubble to burst. EMC CMO Jeremy Burton is not among them. Granted, he’s a marketer, but what he says makes sense.