EMC and Vodafone to build industrial IoT platform

Jun 17, 2015 Clare Hopping

The €2m initiative will help large-scale industrial businesses embrace the IoT

EMC's acquisiton of Virtustream to benefit Europe

Jun 1, 2015 Joe Curtis Clare Hopping

IDC says the $1.2 billion deal will help boost EMC's hybrid cloud services, but Virtustream customers should be wary

EMC World 2015: EMC unveils Project Horizon content platform

May 6, 2015 Rene Millman

Apps marketplace built on Pivotal version of Cloud Foundry


Tales from the world of cloud storage...

Dec 18, 2014 Steve Cassidy

Steve Cassidy found more than he bargained for at a recent cloud storage event...

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.