Cloud computing and virtualization are transforming the way IT is procured, managed and delivered within mid-sized companies. IT executives and administrators are under pressure to respond to new sets of business requirements and expectations faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.
Addressing these challenges, the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure – built on EMC’s award-winning VNX unified storage systems and Avamar and Data Domain next-generation backup and recovery solutions – helps growing mid-sized businesses develop the agility to deliver reliable and better services to an increasingly diverse set of users while reducing both capex and opex.
Here are 5 ways in which EMC helps growing organizations gain the speed to lead in IT transformation and in harnessing the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization:
1. Fast, efficient storage
The EMC VSPEX leverages the new VNX 5400, 5600 and 5800 unified storage systems to support up to 1,000 virtual machines, 2x more than ever before, at the same price.
2. Smarter backup
The mid-range Data Domain DD2500 and DD4200 systems deliver the performance and scalability to cost-effectively consolidate all backup and archive data onto a single, easy-to-manage data protection platform, with support for up to 540 data streams. These systems are up to 4x faster, 10x more scalable and up to a 38% lower cost-per gigabyte than the Data Domain systems they replace.
3. Powerful, unified data protection management
EMC’s Data Protection Suite, which deeply integrates Data Domain systems and EMC storage, improves recovery confidence and service level management. Coupled with other advanced solutions like the Avamar deduplication software, EMC’s suite unifies and automates processes across backup and recovery environments to lower complexity and costs. Further, major data center workloads directed to Data Domain systems, including file system and network attached storage (NAS) or Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) backups, can now be protected by a single solution – Avamar.
4. Accelerated IT transformation
As the industry’s most efficient, flexible and fastest growing reference architecture, EMC VSPEX speeds transformation to the cloud by driving simplicity and supporting a wider spectrum of the most significant workloads. The business outcomes are speedier planning, sizing and configuration by administrators.
Innovative technologies in the EMC VNX mid-range storage systems and new capabilities for VSPEX provide smart mid-sized businesses with the essential building blocks they need to build public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The VNX series centralizes management on a single platform for file and block data services, simplifying administration. In virtualized environments, speed is enhanced through the Avamar VM Instant Access, which allows a VM to be booted from a Data Domain system and be up-and running in under 2 minutes.
5. Best-of-breed technologies
As a leader in data protection, EMC partners with other industry-leading players in IT to provide jointly engineered services and solutions that speed deployment, improve performance and maximize return on investment. For example, EMC has invested in simple-to-manage, agile and secure infrastructures for VMware environments; jointly helped growing mid-sized organizations transform the data center for cloud computing with Cisco; and integrated high-performance, cost-efficient Intel technologies in its platforms, including Avamar, Data Domain and VNX.
Proven speed to lead
“With VSPEX, we completed our private cloud deployment faster than expected because we skipped the steps for design, installation, and configuration,” says In-Jae Lee, IT team manager at Segyung Britestone Co. Ltd., a South Korea-based distributor of electronic components. “This shortened our project schedule by 43%, lowered our TCO by 35% and our environment is now 100% virtualized. VSPEX dramatically accelerated our journey to cloud computing.”
“At Acorda Therapeutics, time to market is everything – our patients depend on us to deliver quickly,” says Josh Bauer, assistant director of Network Operations at US-based Acorda Therapeutics, which develops therapies for people with nervous system disorders. “With VSPEX running our data center, we spend far less time managing our IT infrastructure, and far more time innovating through IT to ensure our customers get what they need.”