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.

Dimension Data releases Private Cloud Enterprise Edition

News 18 Sep, 2015 Clare Hopping

The solution supports the migration of strategic, production-based applications to the cloud

EMC and Vodafone to build industrial IoT platform

News 17 Jun, 2015 Clare Hopping

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

EMC's acquisiton of Virtustream to benefit Europe

News 1 Jun, 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

News 6 May, 2015 Rene Millman

Apps marketplace built on Pivotal version of Cloud Foundry

Tales from the world of cloud storage...

Advice 18 Dec, 2014 Steve Cassidy

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

EMC swallows up a trio of cloud firms

News 31 Oct, 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

News 23 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Leaves Cisco with 10 per stake in joint venture

EMC denies plans to sell VMware stake

News 12 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Resists pressure from activist hedge fund to dispose of virtualisation giant

EMC introduces VMAX platform to aid hybrid cloud adoption

News 9 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

EMC releases new VMAX 3 suite to give enterprise customers hybrid solutions

The age of the Data-Developer is nearly upon us

Opinion 9 May, 2014 Adrian Bridgwater

Plenty of jargon at the EMC World event - but was there more snorage than storage?

The Digital Manifesto - getting into a twist over agility

Opinion 16 Apr, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

A Digital Manifesto sounds like a great idea. Or does it?

Government digital plans in danger of going astray

News 4 Apr, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

Government losing its way on digital transformation warns adviser

EMC takes the wraps off Cloud Solutions 2.0

News 12 Mar, 2014 James Stirling

Solving business challenges more important than cost, claims company

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Cloud disruption equal to that of industrial revolution, claims EMC

News 21 Oct, 2013 Jane McCallion

Storage giant sets sights firmly on cloud and big data, commits to future as ‘a technology company’

Capita unveils Vblock-based private cloud platform

News 9 Sep, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

IT services provider launches pay-as-you-go private cloud offering

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EMC to take on public cloud players with Project Nile initiative

News 4 Sep, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

Storage giant claims on-premise storage often works out cheaper than public cloud

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EMC debuts Dropbox for enterprise challenger

News 21 Mar, 2013 Jane McCallion

Cloud-based file sharing product will facilitate BYOD while maintaining security, storage giant claims

EMC and VMware launch Pivotal initiative

News 14 Mar, 2013 Rene Millman

Maritz in charge of $300 million cloud and big data spin-off

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EMC gives Vatican Apostolic Library a 21st Century upgrade

News 8 Mar, 2013 Jane McCallion

Storage giant to digitise over 80,000 historic documents

VCE unveils SAP Hana and mid-market Vblocks

News 21 Feb, 2013 Caroline Donnelly

VCE announces SAP Hana Vblocks along with several other new additions to its product portfolio