Cloud Computing: EMC CEO Talks Up The Software-Defined Data Center

Grazed from NetworkComputing. Author: Tony Kontzer.

Calling the IT mega trends of cloud, big data and mobility “tremendously disruptive and tremendously opportunistic,” Joe Tucci, the CEO of storage giant EMC, delivered a keynote at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference Tuesday that aimed to position the company’s expanding technology stack at the center of those trends.

The anchor of EMC’s strategy is the so-called “software-defined data center,” which enables control layers to be abstracted from the underlying infrastructure, allowing for pooling of processing cores, network resources, storage --you name it...

“The software defined data center is going to change everything,” Tucci told thousands of conference attendees. EMC earlier this year announced its ViPR software-defined storage product, which becomes generally available this month. The idea is to make storage as flexible as applications have become, enabling storage resources to be provisioned and managed in real time as application requirements change...

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