By Matt Zwolenski, Director of Technology at EMC Australia & New Zealand
Cisco Live is coming to Melbourne from March 18th to 21st and as a platinum sponsor we’ll be there in true EMC style. We’ll be showcasing the power of software-defined storage, sharing details of the latest in EMC’s mid-range storage products and more. And look out for some prize-winning opportunities!
You’ve heard about software-defined storage but what does running a software-defined data centre really involve? My colleague James Sillence and I have been given the opportunity to present at the event on this very topic - make sure you don’t miss it: ‘De-mystifying the Software-Defined, Next Generation Data Centre’ from 1:20pm to 1:50pm on Thursday, March 20th on the Exhibition Floor.
During the presentation, we’ll discuss the benefits of shifting to the next generation data centre, which focuses on managing intelligent, policy-driven software rather than managing devices. We’ll explain how you can achieve this using disruptive technologies like ViPR for the software-defined storage layer, XtremIO all flash scale out array and VPLEX for software-defined active-active applications.
So, what is ViPR?
ViPR is a lightweight, software-only product that transforms existing storage into a simple, extensible and open platform. It abstracts physical arrays into a single pool of virtual storage that retains the characteristics of the underlying arrays and provides unprecedented levels of automation and storage efficiency. It allows users to centrally automate provisioning with policy-based virtual storage pools that deliver storage to users instantly via a customisable, self-service catalogue. Also, users can gain end-to-end visibility to monitor, meter and enable chargeback across their storage infrastructure.
ViPR is a very exciting revolution in storage management. It can deliver fully automated storage services and release the full potential of the software-defined data centre.
Want to know more about ViPR and other EMC technologies? There will be mini presentations taking place daily in the EMC theatrette at the EMC Stand covering software-defined data centres and storage, converged infrastructure, next generation applications, Trusted IT, mission critical applications and end user computing. These 15 minute presentations will give an overview on the technologies you need to transform your IT.
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While you’re at Cisco Live, be sure to come and visit us at the EMC stand and Einstein Bar. We can chat through any questions you have about software-defined data centres and storage, converged infrastructure, next generation applications, Trusted IT, mission critical applications and end user computing. We even have some prize giveaways up for grabs!
If you haven’t done so already, make sure you register for Cisco Live today!
Not able to make it to Melbourne? You can access EMC’s presentation on Software-Defined Storage and how it enables your journey to the 3rd Platform on the Cisco Live Online portal from 12pm Wednesday 19 March.