Global data storage company EMC has introduced new products to help small and medium-sized enterprises modernize their data centers amid the so-called digital revolution.
“It’s already a given that digital transformation will happen. IT will support that digital transformation,” EMC Philippines country manager Ronnie Latinazo said in a forum at Philam Life Tower in Makati City.
Latinazo said with the old legacy systems being replaced by the surge of the “new industrial revolution,” companies had to deal with challenges.
“Most CIOs [chief information officers], they’re faced with these challenges: How do I manage my old legacy systems and at the same time how do I innovate?” he said.
Latinazo said the solution was in optimizing the companies’ current environment and modernizing their data systems.
He said the multiple solutions included the EMC Unity which offers storage systems enterprise capabilities with all-flash and hybrid configuration and cloud-like simplicity.
Latinazo said Unity uses the HTML5 format and has the new cloud IQ monitoring system, which collects data and runs reports on how a system is running or behaving.
As EMC advocates for an easy-to-use storage, Unity is built with only six cables that can be put together in less than two minutes and takes only 15 minutes to set up, according to Latinazo.
The product is offered for less than $18,000, a value which caters to the range of SMEs, he said.
Another product introduced is the VxRack, a fully integrated system that allows a company to scale—one of the characteristics of a modern data center. It boasts of its “cloud native” structure, a fundamental key to the transformation needed by the companies.
Meanwhile, VxRail is the first converged infrastructure solution and application that was pre-engineered and exclusively designed with another company, VMWare. It’s a hyper-converged technology composed of nodes which enables companies to aggregate.
“It takes 15 minutes to power on with over 200 work tasks that can be readily leveraged, and five minutes to add a new appliance. It also comes with basic software solutions for replication, back-up and cloud enablement,” Latinazo said on VxRail’s simplicity.
Both the VxRack and the VxRail are aimed towards SMEs through affordable prices. Latizano said this indicated flash technology’s affordability and availability to SMEs to help them cope with challenges.
“These products will help companies position themselves to the transformation required to support digital transformation of their companies,” he said.