6 key principles for designing a cloud storage platform

Welcome to another edition of Breakfast with ECS, a series where we take look at issues related to cloud storage and ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage), EMC’s cloud-scale storage platform.

By now, all of you have read dozens (or hundreds) of articles discussing how the technology world is changing faster than ever before, so I’m not going to bore you with another lengthy pontification on that topic. This change does, however, make it very challenging for leaders in organizations to decide where to make technology investments. After all, today’s mainstream products could be consigned to the garbage heap in a few years, having been unable to keep up with new, always evolving demands.

Here at EMC, this concern has played a big part in the creation of our cloud storage platform, ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage).The ECS team has been working hard over the last few years to perfectly align the design principles of the platform to be able to meet the demands of third platform applications, not just today, but tomorrow as well.  In this short video Shashwat Srivastav, Vice President of ECS Engineering walks us through the six main design principles for ECS:

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About the Author: Varun Chhabra

Varun Chhabra is Senior Vice President of Infrastructure (ISG) and Telecom Marketing at Dell. He has been with Dell since 2015. Prior to joining Dell, Varun worked at Microsoft, where he held a variety of product marketing roles supporting the Intelligent Cloud (Microsoft Azure and Windows Server) business, as well as at Oracle, where he was a software developer. Varun has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.