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EMC World 2014 conference coverage

Our Storage Media Group editors at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas are poised to bring you breaking news, video and reactions from the conference floor.


EMC World 2014

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.

1News updates-

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.


ScaleIO, VSAN, ViPR: What's the difference?

What's the difference between EMC's ScaleIO, VMware VSAN software and ViPR? That's a question EMC execs get a lot these days. Continue Reading


EMC announces acquisition of startup DSSD

EMC acquires startup DSSD for server-side flash technology that tackles in-memory databases and Hadoop analytics storage; product expected in 2015. Continue Reading


ViPR support expanded to power cloud storage appliance

A year after its initial announcement, EMC expands upon ViPR software-defined storage at EMC World 2014. Continue Reading


EMC Hybrid Cloud architecture taps into federation

EMC's hybrid cloud reference architecture blends technology from EMC, VMware and Pivotal -- but more pieces will be required. Continue Reading


EMC Federation aims to be 'loosely coupled'

EMC's four CEOs discuss how they work together and apart in a changing IT world. Continue Reading


EMC users react to public and private clouds, ViPR

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

2On location-

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.


Upgrades expected, but few takeoffs from the launch pad at EMC World

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 on EMC's DSSD acquisition

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.


EMC ECS aims to take down Amazon, Google

George Crump of Storage Switzerland discusses EMC's new Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance in this video from EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas.


EMC World day one: DSSD holds attention

Senior news director Dave Raffo wraps Day One of EMC World 2014, including the DSSD acquisition, ECS private cloud appliance release and ViPR upgrade.


DSSD acquisition leads SSD interest

Acquisition an important development in the SSD market, says Randy Kerns, who shares news of Symantec unveiling Backup Exec 2014 at Symantec Vision.


Matchett: HDFS offerings from EMC cater to several sweet spots

Taneja Group senior analyst Mike Matchett discusses EMC's Hadoop Distributed File System offerings, including ViPR 2.0 and Elastic Cloud Storage.


McClure's take on Syncplicity updates

Analyst Terri McClure gives her take on the integration and security upgrades to EMC's file-sharing product Syncplicity at EMC World 2014.


George Crump on dedupe's effect on performance

Storage Switzerland's George Crump discusses a slide at EMC World 2014 that compared EMC XtremIO performance with that of an unnamed competitor.


EMC's Emsley discusses modernization of data protection

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.


The 411 on ViPR's data services

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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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.


EMC announces availability of Elastic Cloud Appliance

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


Changes to partner program revealed at EMC World

At the EMC Global Partner Summit, vendor EMC introduces its channel partners to an extensively restructured, refocused partner program. Continue Reading


EMC rolls out channel-only Data Domain

EMC opens its Global Partner Summit by rolling out the DD2200 deduplication system, aimed at the midmarket and available only through the channel. Continue Reading


Q&A with EMC channel chief

At Global Partner Summit 2014, EMC channel chief Gregg Ambulos discussed the company's new Business Partner Program, distributors' role and more. Continue Reading


Avnet announces reference architectures at EMC World 2014

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


Channel says EMC is becoming a better partner vendor

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

4Overheard at EMC World-

EMC World 2014 in 140 characters or less

5EMC flashback-

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.


EMC World focuses on software-defined

Last year's conference largely focused on EMC's announcement of ViPR. Take a look back at the news of the vendor's first software-defined storage play. Continue Reading


After initial delay, EMC prepares for VNX2 launch

In a year when storage revenue was down, EMC still expressed optimism about the delayed VNX2 unified array, which eventually launched in September 2013. Continue Reading


EMC targets enterprise storage with new dedupe feature for Isilon

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 adds document editing, security features to Syncplicity file-sharing

EMC's Syncplicity online file-sharing software upgrade added flexibility to select storage types, allowing users to edit documents in Syncplicity. Continue Reading


EMC advances David Goulden to storage CEO

EMC's former President and Chief Operating Officer David Goulden is named CEO of the information infrastructure group. Continue Reading


EMC rolls out entry-level VNX array, unveils software-defined storage initiative

EMC recently announced its newest VNX unified storage array and revealed its next software-defined storage initiative, code-named "Project Liberty." Continue Reading

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