EMC World 2013 spotlights software-defined storage

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EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci welcomed more than 15,000 attendees to the EMC World 2013 conference at his kickoff keynote and said EMC and its subsidiaries VMware and Pivotal would show how they intend to fit into the new software-defined data center. Speaking at the annual EMC World Las Vegas user event, Tucci set the stage for a conference focused heavily on ViPR, EMC's newest software product and the show's premiere product announcement. "The new buzzwords are abstract, pool and automate," Tucci said. "This is what the software-defined data center is all about at the highest level."

SearchStorage senior news director Dave Raffo and senior site editor Andrew Burton reported live from the show, and SearchStorage has collected the top news and video coverage from the EMC World 2013 conference in this one-page guide. Learn what the experts are saying about ViPR, EMC's vision for software-defined storage, and how the company is seeking to make "accidental architecture" a thing of the past.

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EMC World 2013: Conference news

EMC World 2013 opened with a heavy emphasis on software-defined storage. In briefings with press and analysts, keynote speeches and one-on-one interviews, EMC set about educating customers on the merits of software-defined data centers and tried to clear up any confusion about the phrase, which has become prevalent throughout the IT industry in the last two years.

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Expert video: EMC World 2013 close up

Dig into ViPR's features and functions, and find out why EMC says it will revolutionize data centers. Our video team is live at EMC World 2013 to capture reaction from industry analysts about EMC's announcements related to virtualization, cloud-based apps, big data and data protection.

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