Digital transformation is everywhere, and it’s a critical point in IT evolution—but there’s a whole ecosystem of companies that are forming, not transforming, and starting from scratch with their own modern data centers—using both open source and proprietary software. (more…)
CJ Desai is President of the Emerging Technologies Division at EMC. He oversees all aspects of the business including product development, finance, marketing, sales and product management. In addition, he is responsible for leading the investigation of additional opportunities in emerging strategic product segments that represent new addressable markets for EMC with a focus on disruptive technologies. He is based at EMC’s offices in Santa Clara, California, United States.
Enterprise technology customers continue to be in either “transactional” or “transformational” spending mode, and in some cases both at the same time. Customers in a transactional spending mode are buying “just enough” and “just in time” for their traditional environments, as we saw in our strong maintenance renewal bookings throughout last year. Customers in “transformational” mode are either transforming their existing IT systems towards a Hybrid Cloud or are building and deploying new digital applications to transform their business. In either of these scenarios, they need a modern data center infrastructure based on Flash, Scale-out, Software Defined, Cloud enabled and Trusted technologies.
At EMC, we have been actively investing in (more…)
More than two years ago, EMC outlined a vision to fundamentally change how storage is managed, through what we call “software-defined storage.” This vision was to turn physical arrays into pools of virtual shared storage resources, enabling the delivery of innovative data services across arrays, even in complex, multi-vendor storage environments. Earlier this year, at EMC World, we primed the market for software-defined storage by unveiling a forthcoming product we named EMC ViPR. Customers and analysts responded with enthusiasm for the boldness of our vision and with confidence in EMC’s ability to execute as promised. This week, EMC delivered on that promise by making ViPR available to customers. ViPR is the only true software-defined storage product in the marketplace, and we expect it to become a significant differentiator for our business.
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