EMC Lays Out Global Storage Vision
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EMC is already the leader in enterprise storage, but now it wants the whole world, it seems. The company has outlined a plan for a massive distributed global storage network that would hold all corporate data in the cloud and be accessible from anywhere. Enterprise Storage Forum has all the details.
EMC (NYSE: EMC) is working on massive, global storage networking technology that the company claims moves well beyond its Atmos cloud storage platform.
In a presentation by EMC storage and security division president Pat Gelsinger and a blog by Global Marketing CTO Chuck Hollis, EMC outlined its vision for a globally distributed storage network that overcomes limitations of latency, bandwidth and data consistency.
The executives suggested that the vision could soon become a product, promising more details at EMC World in May.
In his blog, Hollis said one possibility for such a network would be "to seriously consider moving thousands of VMs over thousands of miles. Or you could easily play the market on energy costs by moving workloads to where they're most efficient to run."