EMC VPLEX Doubles The Distance Between Active-Active Data Centers
Extended VMware vSphere vMotion Support Provides Mission-Critical Workload
Mobility Up-To 200 Kilometers; New Offering Simplifies and Accelerates
Deployment of Active-Active Data Centers
HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012
HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
oEMC VPLEX doubles the distance that customers can non-disruptively move
VMware vSphere vMotion workloads between active-active data centers—up-to
200 kilometers (km).
oEMC expands VPLEX Family with a new, simplified—single offering—that
combines VPLEX virtual storage with RecoverPoint continuous data
protection software—EMC VPLEX Metro Express Edition.
oVPLEX and RecoverPoint now offer enhanced network availability and
utilization by automatically load balancing WANs.
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today extended its lead as the #1 storage for
VMware environments by doubling the distance supported for moving VMware
vSPhere^® vMotion^® workloads between active-active data centers with EMC^®
VPLEX^® virtual storage, and announcing new VPLEX capabilities that enable
customers to think differently about how they share data in VMware hybrid
clouds to eliminate data center boundaries while transforming their IT
VPLEX Metro has been qualified by EMC to support VMware vSphere^® vMotion^®
workload mobility over twice the distance (up to 200 km with up-to 10 ms
round-trip latency) with VMware vSphere enhancements. For instance, a data
center in New York can now move its mission-critical VMware vSphere vMotion
application workload to Philadelphia. VMware workload mobility is increasingly
becoming a strategic differentiating capability for IT transformation. VPLEX
optimizes the benefits of VMware vSphere vMotion with its unique ability to
enable active-active access to mission critical data—enabling application
mobility with minimum effort and disruption.
In addition, through a new single offering that packages EMC RecoverPoint^™
continuous data protection software with VPLEX, customers can now easily
deploy an active-active data center environment with point-in-time protection.
EMC VPLEX enables highly available, active-active, geographically distributed
virtual data centers—seamlessly pooling two data centers together to enable
mobility, availability and collaboration for their data without disruption. In
addition, new capabilities for VPLEX and RecoverPoint now extend the benefits
of active-active to the IP WAN. This provides new levels of network
utilization, availability and intelligence for immediate resolution to planned
and unplanned changes in the network.
oEnhanced Data Mobility: VMware vSphere customers can virtualize server
resources encapsulating applications into virtual machines that can be
moved from one server to the next without downtime using vSphere
vMotion.VPLEX complements this capability by moving the corresponding
storage resources to provide immediate and non-disruptive data mobility
over distance. With new latency support, EMC has qualified that together
VMware vSphere vMotion and VPLEX technologies help ensure that updated
VMware vSphere vMotion data can be intwo places at the same timeduring a
move—with twice the distance as before.
oSimplified Offering: By combining VPLEX and RecoverPoint into a single
offering, customers now have even more choice and can benefit from VPLEX'S
unique ability to leverage the mobility and data availability conveniently
with the data protection capabilities of RecoverPoint to more easily
deploy a hybrid cloud. The new, simplified offering enables
mission-critical availability between two data centers.
oEnhanced Network Availability and Utilization: VPLEX now offers increased
utilization of bandwidth in multiple-link configurations simultaneously
through support for EMC RAPIDPath^™ technology, which transforms VPLEX and
RecoverPoint WAN connectivity from active-passive to active-active. This
shift provides continuous network availability in the case of link
failure. In the event of a failure, VPLEX has the capability to
intelligently route traffic over the other link without breaking network
connectivity or requiring a WAN failover.
Giovanni Savarese, CIO, Moby
"Moby is Italy's leader in maritime transportation. Information feeds Moby's
ability to intelligently invest in new ships and routes, deliver new
innovative services, distribution and pricing strategies—and better serve our
customers. We've selected EMC to help us better protect, access and share
information in our VMware vSphere^® virtualized environment. With solutions
like VPLEX Metro Express Edition—and industry leading integration with
VMware—EMC is helping Moby to transform our IT infrastructure and continue
evolving our VMware virtualized environment."
Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products,
"Workload mobility enabled by VMware vSphere^® vMotion^® has been a mainstay
of the virtualized datacenter since 2003, and has allowed customers of all
sizes to avoid countless hours of down time and business disruption. Now VPLEX
is a critical ingredient of the next generation of workload mobility – across
long distances and multiple data centers—with the enterprise class data
availability and protection needed for business-critical applications.
Workload mobility across datacenters represents an important industry
milestone in innovation, and delivers on the promise of cloud for greater
flexibility and business agility."
Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC Corporation
"We've seen great adoption of VPLEX by enterprise customers that want to
exploit the benefits of highly available active-active data centers. These
latest innovations build even more value into an industry-unique technology to
provide customers with even more value to their VMware environments, as well
as a new single offering that makes it easier than ever to benefit from a
VMware hybrid cloud. When EMC introduced VPLEX in 2010, we created a new
market. These new capabilities further enable customers with fast and reliable
access to information—eliminates data center boundaries—and provides
enterprise-class protection for mission-critical data and applications."
All capabilities and functionality announced are available worldwide today.
oWatch a video about VPLEX capabilities for VMware environments
oRead the VPLEX Metro Express Edition spec sheet
oRead Chuck's Blog
oRead about a customer using VPLEX with vSphere vMotion in a press release
or case study
oVisit the EMC Community Networks for VPLEX and RecoverPoint
oConnect with EMC via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service
providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.
Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative
products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping
IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset
— information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional
information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
EMC, VPLEX, vMotion, vSphere, RecoverPoint and RAPIDPath are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other
VMware , vMotion and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or
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