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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
Taneja Group senior analyst Mike Matchett discusses EMC's Hadoop Distributed File System offerings, including ViPR 2.0 and Elastic Cloud Storage.
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.
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3. All the angles
Storage professionals aren't the only ones with an interest in EMC World 2014. Find out how conference news is affecting the channel and other aspects of IT.
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4. EMC World 2014 in 140 characters or less
5. 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.