EMC simplifies the cloud with ViPR
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EMC simplifies the cloud with ViPR

There is a whole host of technologies that are must-haves for businesses today, and scalable, cloud-based storage solutions are certainly among them. Though working with an IT vendor can certainly make managing these technologies simpler, cloud providers and larger organizations may still face challenges while working with these tools. EMC recently announced that it has developed ViPR, an innovative new option to keep disparate information straight.

At EMC World 2013, the technology leader explained that ViPR will help companies better manage virtual storage when it is spread over a number of different arrays by allowing an integrated view of EMC VNX, Isilon, and Atmos storage. In addition, there will be support for third-party arrays and commodity hardware.

ViPR will be available in the second half of 2013. EMC noted that more data services will be added to the platform over time. 

"EMC's new ViPR offering is key to how the storage industry and enterprises will evolve to a software-defined data center," said Gary Budzinski, CSC executive vice president and general manager at Global Infrastructure Services. "By moving to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model and virtualizing storage, network and compute environments, CSC has the ability to bring new business value to our clients including faster time to market, reduced complexity and increased innovation."

This announcement comes on the tail of other good news for the storage giant. EMC achieved record revenue in the first quarter of 2013 at $5.39 billion, 6 percent higher than just one year ago.