Press Releases / May, 2016

Virtustream Launches Storage Cloud

Virtustream Launches Global Hyper-scale Storage Cloud For Seamless Enterprise Storage Extensibility, Backup and Cloud-Native Object Storage 
Syncplicity Selects Virtustream Storage Cloud to Meet Customer Mobility and Security Needs

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EMC WORLD LAS VEGAS - Monday, May 2, 2016 - Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud provider and an EMC Federation company, today announced the launch of Virtustream® Storage Cloud, a global cloud storage platform offering enterprise-levels of resiliency and performance combined with true Web scale.

Resilient, Enterprise-Class Cloud Storage Platform 
Virtustream Storage Cloud is built for the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and public sector organizations, which need to secure, manage, and store mission-critical data in the cloud.
 
Virtustream Storage Cloud provides a hyper-scale storage platform with enterprise-class resiliency and performance. This new platform has been extensively tested, with underlying elements running successfully in production for several years as the primary object storage platform for a select set of customers managing multiple Exabytes of data, with hundreds of billions of objects under management and an event monitoring system that processes more than 35 billion events per day.
 
The new Virtustream Storage Cloud offering builds from this hardened and customer-tested base. In addition to availability as a Web-scale object storage platform, Virtustream Storage Cloud provides seamless cloud extensibility for on-premises EMC® storage, providing customers with simple and efficient tiering, long-term backup retention, and cold storage in the cloud, with single-source EMC support.
 
Virtustream Storage Cloud has been designed from the ground up to support a complete range of enterprise use cases.
 
Key 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

 EMC offerings that plan to support the platform include:

  • EMC Data Domain: Using Data Domain® Cloud Tier, automatically move backup data directly from EMC protection storage to Virtustream Storage Cloud for seamless, cost effective long-term backup retention.
  • EMC Data Protection Suite™: Tier backup data from EMC protection software to Virtustream Storage Cloud for long-term backup retention.
  • EMC VMAX®, XtremIO® and Unity™ Systems: Tier data to the cloud to reduce on-site primary storage footprint while maintaining optimal performance through on premise client-side caching and Virtustream Storage Cloud.
  • EMC Isilon: Archive cold data to the cloud using on premises Isilon® CloudPools policies to govern the placement and retention of tiered files to Virtustream Storage Cloud.

 Additionally, organizations soon will be able to deploy Web-scale object storage for cloud-native applications, leveraging a simple, S3-compatible application programming interface.
 
“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. “Virtustream Storage Cloud will provide a scalable, enterprise-class platform to meet our customers’ cloud storage needs for both second and third platform applications.”
 
“Any modern data center must extend seamlessly to the cloud, which is why we’re making cloud connectivity and cloud tiering an inherent capability of all of our products,” said Jeremy Burton, President, Products and Marketing, EMC Corporation. “With Virtustream Storage Cloud, and the cloud capabilities in our storage products, we’re able to offer our customers even more choice: they can tier to an EMC managed public cloud, EMC private cloud or third-party public cloud of their choice.”
 

Syncplicity Selects Virtustream Storage Cloud
Syncplicity, the leader of the hybrid enterprise file sync and share market, has teamed up with Virtustream and will use Virtustream Storage Cloud to meet its customers’ mobility and security needs. 
 
“We are very excited about our collaboration with Virtustream, offering a complete Hybrid EFSS solution enabling rapid large-scale deployments,” said Jon Huberman, Chief Executive Officer at Syncplicity.  “The combination of Syncplicity’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.”
 
Like Virtustream, Syncplicity is built to support a hybrid cloud infrastructure, making it easily extensible, highly flexible and economical for customers. With this relationship, Syncplicity will expand its current hybrid cloud offering to enable compliance-conscious organizations to more effectively store and manage their data, both in the cloud and on-premises. Virtustream’s extensive global footprint lets enterprise customers take advantage of Syncplicity’s unique hybrid approach to file sync and share no matter how dispersed their operations.
 

Learn More About Virtustream at EMC World 2016!
Virtustream Storage Cloud will be generally available on May 10, 2016 with nodes in the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.virtustream.com/virtustream-storage-cloud
 
The launch of Virtustream Storage Cloud represents the latest expansion in capabilities for Virtustream which, over the course of the last ten months as an EMC company, has continued to innovate on its core enterprise-class, mission-critical infrastructure-as-a-service platform while enhancing the portfolio with a comprehensive set of managed services capabilities for both on- and off-premises implementations. Virtustream will be showcasing its full range of enterprise-class cloud capabilities in booth 656 at EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas from May 2 – 5. 
 
About Virtustream
Virtustream, an EMC Federation company, is the enterprise-class cloud service and software provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream management platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid.
 
About EMC 
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

Virtustream and xStream are registered trademarks and trademarks of Virtustream, Inc. in the United States and other countries. EMC, Data Domain, Data Protection Suite, Isilon and VMAX are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) risks associated with the proposed acquisition of EMC by Denali Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Dell, Inc., including, among others, assumptions related to the ability to close the acquisition, the expected closing date and its anticipated costs and benefits; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiv) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xvi) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release - See more at: http://www.virtustream.com/company/buzz/press-releases/virtustream-launches-storage-cloud#sthash.vsx0s15d.dpuf

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