LAS VEGAS -- The EMC World 2014 user conference kicked off with news of an EMC cloud storage appliance and an upgrade to its ViPR software-defined storage platform. The EMC Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance -- known as Project Nile during its beta -- is designed for public and hybrid clouds, and will scale to 2.9 PB in one rack. And EMC's ViPR 2.0 launch added block services based on its ScaleIO server SAN software, multisite support for ViPR object data services, and native support for Hitachi Data Systems arrays and commodity storage.
TechTarget Storage Media Group Senior News Director Dave Raffo, Senior News Writer Sonia Lelii and Site Editor Andrew Burton attended EMC World 2014 to provide news, analysis and video coverage. Be sure to check back here for continuing coverage, as well as the Storage Media Group's live blogging at Storage Soup.
The latest news from EMC World 2014
Our editors provide readers with up-to-date news from EMC on storage, backup, cloud and virtualization topics straight from the Venetian.
A year after its initial announcement, EMC expands upon ViPR software-defined storage at EMC World 2014. Continue Reading
EMC's hybrid cloud reference architecture blends technology from EMC, VMware and Pivotal -- but more pieces will be required. Continue Reading
Customers at EMC World 2014 divulge strategies for using private and public storage clouds, and wonder if they need ViPR software-defined storage. Continue Reading
On-site video interviews
Find out what industry analysts and conference attendees are saying about the latest news from EMC World in these video interviews.
Senior News Director Dave Raffo discusses what's expected at the start of EMC World 2014 and predicts most activity will come from product upgrades.
George Crump discusses EMC's acquisition of DSSD at EMC World 2014, says it likely sits between PCI-attached flash and DRAM in terms of performance.
George Crump of Storage Switzerland discusses EMC's new Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance in this video from EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas.
Senior news director Dave Raffo wraps Day One of EMC World 2014, including the DSSD acquisition, ECS private cloud appliance release and ViPR upgrade.
Acquisition an important development in the SSD market, says Randy Kerns, who shares news of Symantec unveiling Backup Exec 2014 at Symantec Vision.
Taneja Group senior analyst Mike Matchett discusses EMC's Hadoop Distributed File System offerings, including ViPR 2.0 and Elastic Cloud Storage.
Analyst Terri McClure gives her take on the integration and security upgrades to EMC's file-sharing product Syncplicity at EMC World 2014.
Storage Switzerland's George Crump discusses a slide at EMC World 2014 that compared EMC XtremIO performance with that of an unnamed competitor.
Greg Schulz of StorageIO discusses the evolution of modern data protection with Rob Emsley of EMC in this video from EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas.
Analyst Greg Schulz explains ViPR 2.0 in easy-to-understand terms, and without getting caught up in unclear definitions of software-defined storage.
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Elastic Cloud Appliance, EMC's cloud storage appliance based on Project Nile, works with ViPR to provide block, object or Hadoop storage access. Continue Reading
Avnet Technology Solutions announces it will offer a pair of converged architecture appliances based on EMC products to U.S. and Canadian partners. Continue Reading
EMC’s attitude toward its channel partners has changed over the past couple of years, judging by partner sentiment at the EMC Global Partner Summit and EMC World. Continue Reading
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EMC: The year in review
EMC made a number of moves over the past year, and its foray into the software-defined storage space with ViPR was the big news from EMC World 2013. But that announcement didn't stop the vendor from making advances in unified arrays, network-attached storage and the cloud. The following links will help you catch up on what EMC has been up to in the last year.
Even with the ViPR hype, EMC worked to keep storage for traditional enterprise workloads appealing by carrying out its Smart Dedupe feature, which previewed at EMC World 2013. Continue Reading
EMC's Syncplicity online file-sharing software upgrade added flexibility to select storage types, allowing users to edit documents in Syncplicity. Continue Reading
EMC recently announced its newest VNX unified storage array and revealed its next software-defined storage initiative, code-named "Project Liberty." Continue Reading