News / May, 2016

Virtustream Debuts Enterprise Storage Cloud at EMC World

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By Michael Cusanelli, Talkin’ Cloud 

Cloud service provider Virtustream launched the Virtustream Storage Cloud platform on Monday during EMC World in Las Vegas.

The Virtustream Cloud Platform is a globally available offering designed specifically for the large enterprise and public sector crowds, according to the announcement. The platform is capable of handling web-scale object storage and can also extend on-premise EMC storage to the cloud.

Virtustream said its latest solution is ideal for managing highly sensitive data thanks to an extensive customer testing regarding latency and performance.

"Enterprises are generating exponentially-growing data and looking for cost-effective strategies for long-term backup retention and archival storage, in addition to seeking resilient, cost-effective and scalable platforms for cloud-native application data," said Rodney Rogers, chief executive officer at Virtustream, in a statement. "Virtustream Storage Cloud will provide a scalable, enterprise-class platform to meet our customers' cloud storage needs for both second and third platform applications."

Straight from the press release, features include:

  • Engineered-in resiliency delivering up to 13 x 9s of data durability
  • Architected and optimized for performance, particularly for large object sizes
  • Available read-after-failure provides resiliency and data integrity even in case of single site failure
  • Seamless extensibility of on-premises primary storage and backup to the cloud

Virtustream Cloud Storage is set to be available on May 10 in the United States and Europe, but the platform has already been in testing for several years, where it has already been operating as the primary object storage platform for a select number of large-scale customers.

EMC has also pledged to provide Day 1 compatibility with a number of its solutions, including EMC Data Domain, EMC Isilon, EMC Data Protection Suite and the VMAX, XtremIO and Unity Systems. Additional support for web-scale onkect storage for cloud-native applications is also in the works.

Syncplicity is one of the first companies to adopt Virtustream Cloud Storage as its primary customer storage offering.

"The combination of Syncplicity by Axway's industry-leading hybrid EFSS solution with Virtustream's highly secure and scalable storage cloud delivers unrivalled mobile access user experience anytime, anywhere and on any device, with the security and data residency compliance demanded by enterprises, while at the same time enabling IT infrastructure digital transformation initiatives and significant cost take out," said Jon Huberman, Chief Executive Officer at Syncplicity by Axway.

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