EMC Furthers Its Hybrid Cloud Ambition For Enterprises

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 28, 2014

cloud computing

Last month IT major EMC announced globally that it is venturing into the hybrid cloud space. At a recent webinar the IT major explains how the company is furthering its hybrid cloud ambition by launching a new solution for enterprises enabling IT-as-a-service (ITaaS). The new hybrid Cloud solution is designed to be implemented in 28 days or less with EMC Professional Services, the company said at the webinar.

The company is supplying the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution Federation SDDC Edition with VMware in three sizes, to support deployments for up to 500, 5,000 and 10,000 virtual machines, it said.

To help deliver its hybrid cloud solution in India, EMC has already partnered with Cloud Service Providers Netmagic and Sungard Availability Services, as well as additional partners to be announced in the future, to target customers in manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ITeS sectors.

“IT transformation leveraging hybrid cloud is more about just technology and that’s why EMC also offers customers proven services expertise and know-how aligned to help CIOs plan and implement the changes needed to transform IT’s approach to IT-as-a-Service,” said Vikas Arora, general manager, Professional Services Delivery, Asia Pacific & Japan, EMC, adding that the company has invested 40,000 engineering hours to develop and deliver the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution.

Another notable feature of EMC’s enterprise cloud is that it is designed to break down previous barriers between solutions from different vendors. Enterprises will have access to full service catalog of automated data services and will also benefit from integration with public cloud services built on VMware vCloud Air, Microsoft Azure, AWS and other EMC-powered cloud service providers, Arora said.

According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO of Greyhound Research, “The addressable Cloud market in India is expected to hit the $1 billion mark by 2015. This massive growth is being driven by the advent of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) and its quick transition from being a mere buzzword to impacting the delivery of business outcomes for enterprises.

Against this backdrop, they want to do more with less, lower their costs and have the ability to scale instantaneously. To meet these expectations IT organizations must deliver ITaaS via hybrid cloud that brings together the performance, security, and control of private cloud with the flexibility and cost advantages of public cloud, the company said in a statement.

A recent EMC Survey also shows that 76 percent of IT decision makers in India believe that a combination of public and private cloud services allows for better agility and security, and 31 percent have already deployed hybrid cloud.

EMC stated that it has helped accelerate more than 15,000 cloud deployments for customers. In India, alone, it has conducted more than 50 IT transformation workshops for customers who are looking to deploy Hybrid Cloud, said the company.