EMC Transforms Management of the Private Cloud Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 Now in Customer Beta

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- VMworld 2010 -- Further powering its customers' journey to the private cloud, EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the beta program for EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0.  This new offering completely transforms infrastructure management by unifying, and making service-driven, the management of network, compute and storage layers.  Ionix UIM 2.0 will empower companies to more easily make the transition from physical to virtual to private cloud infrastructures by unifying and automating the management of Vblock™ Infrastructure Packages, an element of the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition formed by Cisco, EMC, and VMware.

Ionix UIM 2.0 is squarely aimed at simplifying the management of Vblock unified infrastructure systems.  By automating over 60 discrete operations that would normally be performed manually through disparate element management tools, Ionix UIM 2.0 is intended to help customers dramatically reduce their operating expenses with improved efficiency and operations that scale, enhance overall service quality with robust and repeatable processes, and improve service levels through  infrastructure agility and elasticity.  Configuring the underlying infrastructure to support a small sized VMware cluster can take up to 10x longer done via element managers than via UIM v2.0, as shown at VMworld.

"Vblocks are pre-integrated to deliver IT to the business in whole new way.  Customers can now accelerate their journey to pervasive virtualization and cloud computing while lowering risk and operating expenses," said Phil Harris, Vice President, Engineering, VCE.  "However a critical success factor to fully realize these benefits is a new approach to unified management. With EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0, customers will have a single point of management and full provisioning automation across network, compute and storage environments."

"As a fast-growing, mid-sized enterprise, our ability to act nimbly and efficiently is key to our success," said Brian Burch, Vice President of Global Infrastructure, Kemet Corporation. "We specifically chose to work with the VCE coalition to help us achieve these goals by deploying a Vblock Infrastructure Package that will accelerate virtualizing our IT infrastructure so we can increase business agility and reduce operating expenses.  We're very excited about participating in the EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 beta because based on what we've seen so far, the product clearly has the promise to take IT as a service to the next level and make it a reality for our infrastructure."

Today's announcement of VMware vCloud Director (now available) will complement UIM by providing a cloud service management portal.  Once UIM moves towards general availability, the two products will enable full end-to-end service automation from application and virtual machine through network, server and storage.  By using a service-driven approach to managing both virtual resources and the infrastructure they are hosted in, IT organizations and cloud service providers will be able to experience new levels of service agility and radical improvements to operational efficiency.  

"With EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0, we're delivering a unique competitive advantage to our customers by providing a comprehensive management system for the entire unified infrastructure -- rather than throwing together management as a collection of three separate components," said Jay Mastaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Ionix.  "EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager will empower our customers to simplify management of the Vblock-based computing, network, and storage infrastructure as a service -- from a single Vblock to an internal cloud to a private cloud."

The customer beta program for Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 is currently underway.  For more information on Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager, please visit http://www.emc.com/products/detail/software/ionix-unified-infrastructure-manager.htm

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

EMC, Ionix and Vblock are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. VMware, VMworld and VMware vCloud are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE EMC Corporation



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