The rise of mobile devices, cloud computing, social media, the Internet of Things, and other disruptive forces, has significantly transformed the way applications are built, deployed, and utilized. The roles applications play within a business have changed radically, too.
Disruptors in every industry are driving massive change, creating new and vastly improved customer experiences and services. In order to capture these new digital revenue streams, develop smarter products and deliver the improved experiences that customers expect, businesses and IT departments need to undergo significant IT and Digital Transformation. To deliver on the capabilities of a digital business, it is indispensable for IT organizations to modernize and automate their infrastructure, and transform their data center operation into a cloud environment – one that is fully automated and self-service.
The rapid shift in data center technologies will enable enterprises to optimize existing IT and legacy investments to free up resources for next generation IT that will transform the business. We see these new technologies as pillars for the modern data center. The five pillars of modern data center are flash as a core storage infrastructure, the ability to scale out, taking the software defined approach, movement to cloud and data protection with best in class information security and governance.
Flash dramatically reduces the cost of delivering consistent and predictable low-latency performance. Flash significantly reduces the floor space, power consumption and cooling requirements needed to deliver exceptional storage services with a no compromise approach. As Flash prices continue to drop while capacities increase, Flash will become ubiquitous in the Modern Data Center.
EMC offers the industry’s broadest all-flash portfolio, purpose-built to address virtually any enterprise data center use case:
- XtremIO all-flash arrays for accelerating and consolidating mixed block storage workloads such as databases, analytics, server virtual machines, and virtual desktop infrastructures that require consistent and predictable performance with sub-millisecond latencies. XtremIO is designed to address most high-end enterprise workloads with some of the industry’s best inline data compression and de-duplication capabilities for improved economics.
- VMAX® All Flash for consolidating mixed block and file workloads that require the highest levels of enterprise availability, rich data services, IBM mainframe and iSeries support, and scalable storage growth. VMAX All Flash offers the gold standard of replication, recovery, data services and quality of service, re-engineered with all flash to deliver up to four petabytes (PB) of storage capacity.
- DSSD D5 Rack-Scale Flash – a new flash storage category with breakthrough performance – for the most performance-intensive, traditional and next-generation use cases that require microsecond latencies such as real-time analytics for Hadoop and Oracle.
- Unity™ – a new family of simple, affordable storage systems that deliver enterprise capabilities, all-flash performance and cloud-like simplicity for under $18,000. Unity supports file and block storage for small and medium-sized IT departments and is available in all-flash array, hybrid array, software-defined and converged configurations.