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EMC Outlines Converged Networking Strategy For Data Centers And The Private Cloud

BOSTON, May 10. As part of EMC's comprehensive private cloud strategy, standardizing and simplifying data center infrastructure is a critical component for customers. To accomplish that, EMC, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, is extending its strength in storage networking by delivering world-class products and expanded services for Ethernet-based storage, data centers and private clouds. With this new converged networks portfolio, EMC can help customers address key data center challenges, such as network sprawl, complexity and spiraling power and cooling costs.

To maximize the agility, costs savings and improved quality of service associated with virtualization, organizations are looking to replace multiple separate networks with converged networks, single network infrastructures designed specifically for the needs of virtualized storage and server environments. As the leading provider of enterprise storage networking for more than a decade, EMC, with its world wide partner ecosystem, is uniquely positioned to help customers simplify this transition and gain the maximum benefits from their new converged network strategy.

  Over the next several months, EMC plans to introduce:

  --  An expanded portfolio of converged networking services for Ethernet
      environments, including network assessment, planning, design and
      implementation services, supporting a range of protocols - including
      Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE),
      iSCSI and Network Attached Storage..
  --  An enhanced suite of tools to assist with the sizing, analysis, design
      and migration to converged networks.
  --  New Ethernet competencies for EMC Technology Solutions and Services
      personnel worldwide to better educate customers and deliver
      Ethernet-based networking and storage solutions.
  --  A full range of Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch products.
  --  A data center system solution offering consisting of select Cisco
      Nexus 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch products.
Charles King, principal analyst, of Pund-IT, Inc. said, "With enterprises leveraging virtualization more and more in their data centers, a new breed of robust network connectivity is becoming necessary. As a result, customers will look to those vendors who can put together packages that advance new IT strategies while also leveraging existing data center investments. EMC's proven expertise and capabilities in delivering strategy, planning, implementation and management of end-to-end solutions for virtualized environments will help new and existing customers successfully move to the cloud."

Expanding on its current offerings around FCoE solutions and services, EMC is delivering new services and tools to help customers advance their IT networking strategies and transition to private cloud environments. These new services will enable customers to accelerate the planning, design and implementation of converged network solutions and provide higher levels of performance, availability and mobility for virtualized data centers.

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