EMC

News

EMC swallows up a trio of cloud firms

Oct 31, 2014 Rene Millman

Looks to drive hybrid cloud strategy with acquisition of cloud infrastructure, storage and data protection outfits

EMC acquires large stake of VCE from Cisco

Oct 23, 2014 Rene Millman

Leaves Cisco with 10 per stake in joint venture

EMC denies plans to sell VMware stake

Sep 12, 2014 Rene Millman

Resists pressure from activist hedge fund to dispose of virtualisation giant

Advice

Cloud in hands

The myth of the open cloud

Nov 28, 2012 Adrian Bridgwater

Users shouldn’t get too hung up on the myth of open cloud, as there’s always going to be some sort of lock-in. It’s just a question of where

Counting the cost of cloudy jargon

Mar 14, 2011 Steve Cassidy

Cloud companies need to simplify their sales pitch if they want businesses to bite, claims Steve Cassidy.

Case Studies

Northern Ireland education turns to the cloud

Jul 30, 2012 Billy MacInnes

One of the largest cloud education projects in the UK is in Northern Ireland, where monthly billing has smoothed the path to acceptance

Storage behemoth EMC provides a lot of products used in cloud environments. It launched a cloud service of its own in 2009 but shut it down a year later to avoid competing with its partners. That doesn't mean it's turned its back on the cloud - as a slew of acquisitions and partnerships in the space should prove.

A deal with VMware and French data centre company Atos sees the US giant provide much of the backend for European cloud venture Canopy. EMC's strengths are seen to be in shared storage platforms, back-up and archive solutions and disaster recovery.

In spring 2012 it bought Syncplicity, among other start-ups, to offer an enterprise level secure alternative to Dropbox.