EMC World 2009: Special Event Coverage

EMC World 2009 in Orlando

SearchStorage.com Senior News Writer Beth Pariseau is providing exclusive coverage of EMC World 2009 May 18-21 in Orlando, Fla. Read SearchStorage.com news and analysis and find out what storage pros attending the show have to say. Plus, listen to Beth's SearchStorage.com Podcasts for more EMC World coverage.

News from EMC World:

EMC World 2009 reporter's notebook
A bear economy and drenching rainstorms raged on outside the Orange County Convention Center during EMC World this week. Inside, though, there were lively conversations in the hallways of the sprawling convention center, most looking forward to the future despite this year's fiscal headwinds. Among the topics senior news writer Beth Pariseau discusses in her reporter's notebook are:

  • EMC's adding cloud options for NetWorker, Avamar and
  • RecoverPoint
  • Is EMC eyeing Axxana?
  • EMC product convergence, revisited
  • VMware, Cisco, EMC host press panel
  • Cisco talks FCoE adoption
  • Attendance down, economy to blame

EMC Corp. reveals storage automation plans at EMC World 2009
Storage automation will be a major theme of EMC Corp.'s product roadmap the rest of this year, according to hints company executives dropped during the first day of EMC World 2009. However, EMC must still convince some wary show attendees that it's a good idea to take storage system control out of their hands.

Storage Soup: EMC's Tucci and VMware's Maritz talk Oracle, Donatelli and cloud
The CEO duo of EMC's empire, Joe Tucci of EMC and Paul Maritz of VMware Inc., did plenty of talking at EMC World today, with a keynote apiece and a press Q&A session this afternoon. The two addressed hot topics including coopetition with Oracle, potential future acquisitions and the high-profile departure of former Storage Division head David Donatelli for Hewlett-Packard Co.

EMC, AT&T open up Atmos-based cloud storage services
EMC Corp.'s Atmos object-based storage system is the basis for two cloud computing services launched today at EMC World 2009 -- EMC Atmos onLine and AT&T's Synaptic Storage as a Service. EMC's service coincides with a new feature within the Atmos Web services API that lets organizations with Atmos systems already on-premise "federate" data -- move it across data storage clouds. In this case, they'll be able to move data from their on-premise Atmos to an external Atmos computing cloud.

Customers look for more information on Symmetrix V-Max
Customers attending the EMC World 2009 conference said they'll be looking for more information about the new Symmetrix V-Max array, and watching for updates on Clariion, VMware integration and solid-state drives (SSDs). Attendees at the opening reception Sunday night said they were interested in finding out more about the systems EMC has launched since last year's EMC World.


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