Profile: EMC Corp (EMC)
20 Dec 2013
EMC Corporation (EMC), incorporated on August 23, 1979, and its subsidiaries develop, deliver and support the Information Technology (IT) industry’s range of information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions and services. The Company manages its business in two broad categories: EMC Information Infrastructure and VMware Virtual Infrastructure. EMC Information Infrastructure provides a foundation for organizations to store, manage, protect, analyze and secure ever-increasing quantities of information, improve business agility, lower cost of ownership and enhance their competitive advantage within traditional data centers, virtual data centers and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Its EMC Information Infrastructure business consists of three segments: Information Storage, Information Intelligence and RSA Information Security. In March 2012, the Company acquired Pivotal Labs. In May 2012, the Company acquired XtremIO, a flash storage architecture company, based in Herzliya, Israel. In May 2012, the Company acquired Syncplicity, Inc. In May 2012, the Company acquired Watch4net. In July 2013, the Company's RSA security division acquired Aveksa Inc.
EMC’s Information Infrastructure business provides a foundation for organizations to store, manage, protect, analyze and secure ever-increasing quantities of information, improve business agility, lower cost of ownership and enhance their competitive advantage within traditional data centers, virtual data centers and cloud-based IT infrastructures. EMC’s VMware Virtual Infrastructure business, which is represented by EMC’s majority equity stake in VMware, Inc., engaged in virtualization cloud infrastructure solutions utilized by organizations to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume IT resources.
Information Storage Segment
EMC offers a portfolio of enterprise storage systems and software - including high-end EMC VMAX and mid-tier EMC VNX storage and a portfolio of backup products that support a range of enterprise application workloads. EMC's two additional storage families, EMC Isilon and EMC Atmos, are specifically designed to handle quantities of unstructured data. As the foundation of an information infrastructure within traditional data centers, virtual data centers and cloud-based IT infrastructures, EMC storage systems can be deployed in storage area networks (SAN), networked attached storage (NAS), unified storage combining NAS and SAN, object storage and/or direct attached storage environments. EMC has more than 90 integration points between EMC and VMware products, which is critical to customers managing and optimizing their storage in virtual data centers.
During the year ended December 31, 2012, EMC refreshed the EMC VMAX family, consisting of the VMAX 10K, VMAX 20K and the newest member of the family, the VMAX 40K, thereby defining an entirely new class of storage with industry performance and capacity. EMC also introduced an technology called Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) for the VMAX family. By federating and managing other storage arrays through VMAX, FTS provides customers with an additional tier of storage, while maximizing the value of their existing storage investments - including non-EMC storage arrays. Additionally, to meet the needs of service providers and enterprises wanting to offer storage services to their internal clients, EMC introduced the self-service, enterprise-class delivery platform based on EMC VMAX technology to enable service providers and enterprises to power private, hybrid, and public cloud services. 2012, EMC introduced a server Flash caching solution called VFcache, previewed its future all-Flash storage array through the acquisition of XtremIO, and continued to innovate its Isilon, VMAX and VNX portfolios to provide hybrid Flash arrays.
Through its Backup and Recovery Systems division, EMC seeks to align customers' backup and recovery infrastructures to the transformational initiatives underway at IT organizations around the globe. EMC has a portfolio of disk-based backup and recovery solutions, which includes EMC Avamar deduplication backup software and system, EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems, EMC NetWorker unified backup and recovery software and EMC Disk Library for mainframe products, among others. EMC Isilon storage systems simplify and reduce the cost to manage Big Data storage environments by offering an scale-out NAS architecture that enables rapid scaling of both capacity and performance while decreasing the need for management resources. In 2012, EMC introduced new Isilon products with improved security, data protection, interoperability and native integration with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), a critical component of many Big Data environments. Isilon solutions accelerate Big Data access in areas such as design and simulation, digital media, financial analysis, and enterprise file-based workflows, among other use cases.
EMC Global Services provides strategic guidance and technology to help organizations optimize and transform IT to deliver IT as a Service, unlock the value in Big Data, and secure and protect their information in order to meet their business challenges and maximize the value of their information assets and investments. With more than 15,000 service professionals and support experts worldwide, plus a global network of alliances and partners, EMC Global Services leverages methodologies, industry practices and an knowledge base derived from a lengthy history of working with customers to reduce risk, lower costs and speed time-to-value. EMC's comprehensive services capabilities enable customer success by addressing the full spectrum of needs across the IT solutions lifecycle - strategize, design, deploy, operate, educate and support - in traditional, virtual and Cloud Computing environments. EMC Global Services offerings include consulting services, technology deployment and integration, managed services, customer support services, and training and certification. In 2012, the Company expanded its portfolio of cloud services to help organizations accelerate the adoption, consumption, optimization and management of cloud technologies. The new cloud services align closely with VMware to facilitate joint solutions delivery, and address critical elements of delivering IT as a Service including cloud infrastructure, application modernization and end user computing. Additionally, EMC introduced new initiatives that helps its channel partners worldwide accelerate their customers' journey to Cloud Computing, including a Cloud Builder practice that enables partners to provide advanced capabilities for the design, deployment, and operation of cloud infrastructures based on EMC technology.
RSA Information Security Segment
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, delivers security, risk and compliance solutions that enable global organizations to safeguard the integrity, confidentiality and availability of sensitive digital information throughout its lifecycle. RSA offers solutions in Security Management and Compliance, including enterprise governance, risk and compliance, data loss prevention, security information management, continuous network monitoring and fraud protection, and in Identity Management and Protection, including identity assurance and access control, encryption and key management. These technologies enable organizations to discover, classify and place appropriate controls around their data, secure access to the data both inside and outside the network, as well as across physical, virtual or cloud infrastructures, and monitor and enforce these measures to prove compliance with security policies and regulations RSA introduced a number of solutions throughout the year including the aforementioned RSA Advanced Cyber Defense Services which helps commercial and public sector customers with cyber attack preparedness and incident response.
Information Intelligence Group Segment
EMC’s Information Intelligence Group (IIG) provides software, solutions and services for global organizations to get maximum leverage from their information. The division is consisted of four key elements: supporting the new user in the post-personal computer (PC) era; supporting choice computing and device mobility and accelerating its customers’ journey to the Cloud; helping its customers transform their business by automating key business processes; and finally, providing governance solutions to help customers understand and secure their information; and finally, to help customers transform their business with solutions. The IIG portfolio is comprised of EMC Documentum xCP for building dynamic business and case management solutions, and can serve as an action engine for Big Data. EMC Captiva for intelligent enterprise capture, EMC Document Sciences for customer communications management, EMC SourceOne Kazeon for eDiscovery, the EMC Documentum platform for creating, managing and deploying business applications and solutions and the EMC OnDemand private cloud deployment model for enterprise-class applications. In 2012, IIG acquired Syncplicity, a cloud-based file sync and share company, to enrich its collaboration offerings, and expanded its vertical-specific content management solutions. IIG has a rich community of developers and a robust ecosystem of partners for helping customers develop, deploy and integrate comprehensive business solutions.
VMware Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure
VMware is a provider of virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions. Its virtualization solutions reflect an approach to computing that separates application software from the underlying hardware. VMware’s portfolio of virtualization solutions address a range of complex IT problems that include cost and operational inefficiencies, facilitating access to Cloud Computing capacity, business continuity, software lifecycle management and corporate end user computing device management. VMware’s solutions run on industry-standard servers and desktop computers and support a range of operating system and application environments, as well as networking and storage infrastructures.
In 2012, VMware released VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, which includes its flagship technology, VMware vSphere. VMware vCloud Suite is the integrated solution designed to meet the requirements of the software-defined data center (SDDC) by pooling industry-standard hardware and running compute, networking, storage and management functions in the data center as software-defined services. Additionally, updates were made to VMware's portfolio of end user computing solutions, including VMware View 5.1. in 2012, To support VMware's strategy for the software-defined data center, VMware acquired several technology companies, including DynamicOps, Nicira and Wanova.
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