EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today introduced new foundational offerings designed to support and accelerate customers’ digital transformation initiatives and address the four major pillars of the modern data center – flash, scale-out, software-defined and cloud-enabled. New offerings include the new Native Hybrid Cloud™ (NHC™) platform and major updates to DSSD™ D5™.
New technology-centric companies born in the digital era are leveraging cloud computing, modern software development techniques and an array of smart connected devices to enter and disrupt almost every industry, delivering radically improved consumer experiences. To respond, more traditional organizations must re-kindle innovation within their own IT teams and build out new modern data center architectures to support them. These architectures and infrastructure are very different from what resides in most IT environments today.
EMC Executive Quote:
David Goulden, EMC Information Infrastructure CEO
“There is an explosion of data from connected smart devices as sensors and telemetry are being built into every product imaginable. To compete in the modern digital economy, companies are embarking on digital transformations to exploit this ever-increasing amount of data. The new EMC technologies announced today are designed specifically to underpin these business modernization initiatives.”
EMC World Day 2 News Highlights:
- –The latest addition to its cloud solutions portfolio, Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC) is an engineered turnkey developer platform for cloud-native application development and deployment. (News release HERE)
- –The new ability to stripe two DSSD D5 systems together in a single rack to deliver 2X the IOPS, bandwidth and capacity, 1/3 the latency and a lower TCO than the fastest converged solution for Oracle databases in the market today. Also new today is VCE VxRack System with DSSD, a fully-engineered storage, networking and computer system that provides customers with a single pre-configured, optimized solution for their high-performance databases and data warehouses. (News releaseHERE)
New Digital Business Transformation Survey Results
There is no doubt that the drive toward digital transformation is changing industries and business s. According to an EMC-commissioned survey conducted by Vanson Bourne:
- –52% of 4,000 business leaders surveyed across 16 countries say that as a result of digital technologies, they have experienced significant disruption in their industries1
- –48% of the respondents say they don’t know what their industry will look like in three years’ time1
- –62% of respondents say they have witnessed new competitive entrants into their industries as a result of digital initiatives1, and
- 56% cite customer demand as a driving force behind the need to digitally transform
- –73% of companies agree that a centralized technology strategy needs to be a priority1, and
- –66% are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills leadership1.