EMC VPLEX Doubles The Distance Between Active-Active Data Centers

      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

PR Newswire

HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012

HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

News Summary

  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.

Full Story

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
infrastructure.

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.

Technology Highlights

  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.

Customer Quote

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."

VMware Quote

Bogomil Balkansky, Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Products,
VMware

"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."

EMC Quote

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."

Availability

All capabilities and functionality announced are available worldwide today.

Additional Resources

  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

About EMC

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
countries.

VMware , vMotion and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or
trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions.
All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective companies. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not
imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE EMC Corporation

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