EMC & OpenStack: Transforming Cloud and IT

first_imgEMC’s strategy has three components:Community contribution including code contributions, Cinder and Manila drivers across EMC’s products for current and future OpenStack releases, active community involvement (Foundation), and Open Source contributions (CoprHD, EMC Code).Integrated solutions, including enterprise-grade appliances and certified reference architectures with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat complemented by a rich suite of professional services and joint support.Software-defined storage with leading cloud-scale object and HDFS platform (ECS) and leading software-defined block storage solution (ScaleIO), both freely available for consumers to use for testing and development purposes. For the first time, ScaleIO is now upstream with the Liberty release. In addition, EMC is working closely with partners Canonical and Mirantis to integrate ScaleIO into their platforms (via plug-ins) enabling customers to now choose the industry’s top performing software-defined storage for their Cloud deployments.Through EMC’s mission of enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service, EMC is redefining cloud computing and at the forefront of this new wave of IT.Click here to watch the “EMC & OpenStack: Transforming Cloud and IT” video highlighting EMC’s OpenStack commitment and strategy.If attending OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, please visit EMC at our Booth (#P1) or schedule time to meet in person!  And catch EMC OpenStack experts presenting in several breakout sessions where you can learn more about exciting OpenStack solutions and how they can help with OpenStack deployments.  Follow us on #EMC and #Openstack. The next wave of IT is upon us and it’s transforming everything in its path – how customers buy, build, consume, operate, and manage IT.  EMC has started down the path of Gartner’s projection that the “3rd Platform” will drive nearly all IT growth over the next 20 years. Everything is being done differently, including how EMC is addressing this tectonic shift.  A core component of this is EMC’s commitment and approach to Open Source and its focus on OpenStack.Click here to view “2015 OpenStack: A Business Perspective” an OpenStack publication to which EMC contributed.EMC is participating in its fourth consecutive OpenStack Summit this week in Tokyo. EMC’s investments in acquiring Cloud leaders (Cloudscaling, Maginatics, and Spanning) combined with closely engaging key industry leaders, and continued community contributions have resulted in a rich set of OpenStack products, solutions, and services – all tailored to provide choice, simplicity, and flexibility at affordable costs.last_img read more

New, Industry-Leading Data Center and Campus Open Networking Products

first_imgThe networking industry is undergoing disruptive change and Dell EMC is leading the way. A few years back, we challenged the status quo with our Open Networking initiative, breaking the proprietary links between networking hardware and software. This opened the doors to a whole new market for networking hardware and software, granting enterprise, web and service providers more choice and capability than ever before.Today, we continue to lead the industry with the announcement of new high-performance switching platforms and a new release of our Linux-based network operating system, OS10. These new, enhanced products for Open Networking will help customers enable flexibility, lower IT costs and speed return on investment. A recent total cost of ownership (TCO) from ACG Research, partially funded by Dell EMC, showed how a prominent Tier 1 service provider was able to reduce the 5-year TCO on their infrastructure by using an open architecture.For the data center, the new S5148F-ON switch is Dell EMC’s first 25G top-of-rack Open Networking switch, part of the “Better Together” story with new Dell EMC PowerEdge 14G servers shipping with native 25G support.  Additionally, the 100G uplinks are designed for 100G fabric connectivity accelerating rack-to-rack (east-west) network traffic.  This is ideal for cloud and web-scale customers looking to maximize application and service performance.The new S4100-ON series is our latest family of multi-functional, top-of-rack data center Open Networking switches optimized for high densities of 10G fiber/copper or Fibre Channel 8/16/32 server and storage converged LAN/SAN within racks.  All of these switches include the high-performance 100G uplink ports for inter-rack communications.  Also included in this family is the S4148U, a new unified switch for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel traffic. This Open Networking switch pushes the upper limits of Fibre channel connectivity helping to optimize support with 32G Fibre channel for customers who want to further converge local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) solutions.The S5100-ON and S4100-ON are the first to ship standard with OS10 Enterprise Edition, Dell EMC’s new flagship networking operating system. Leveraging open source technologies from the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project, OS10 Enterprise Edition is a next-generation, modular and programmable network operating system designed for both traditional networking and DevOps environments.The OS10 Enterprise Edition package provides complete layer 2 and layer 3 networking functionality but also allows customers to easily customize the software for different environments. Customer can integrate additional open source capabilities, add 3rd party Linux applications, or develop their own software using standard Linux and DevOps tools.Complementing these announcements, Dell EMC also expanded its Open Networking offerings for the campus with the Dell EMC N1100-ON series, a new family of energy-efficient and cost-effective switches. The series includes a number of fanless switches in half and full width options, Power over Ethernet (POE) and non-POE versions, and port configurations from 10/100/1000Mbps to 1/10GbE.   The N1100-ON series switches are designed to pair with Aerohive’s HiveManager NG – a next-generation cloud-based management solution that greatly simplifies end-user wired and wireless access, setting a new standard for network convergence by bringing enterprise-class management to the public or private cloud.Our mission at Dell EMC Networking is to ensure our customers – regardless of size – derive the fullest value out of their networking investments. As such, we will continue to introduce proven end-to-end open networking solutions, comprehensive global services and a vision that sets the pace in a rapidly changing industry. Find out how we can help you and your network.last_img read more

James Goldston stepping down as top ABC News executive

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — James Goldston says he is stepping down after seven years as ABC News president. Under his leadership, the network’s two flagship news programs, “World News Tonight” and “Good Morning America,” are ratings leaders. ABC has also launched a new ‘ABC News Live’ online product and purchased the FiveThirtyEight blog. Goldston said he always assumed that after the just-completed election cycle it would be time for a change. Peter Rice, Goldston’s supervisor at ABC parent Walt Disney Co., says he is naming a five-person executive team to oversee operations after Goldston leaves at the end of March as he searches for a new leader.last_img read more