EMC Going “Big” at OpenStack Summit Vancouver

What a difference a year makes! EMC as a bystander in Atlanta to an Event Sponsor in Paris and today a Premier Sponsor in Vancouver. Crawling, walking, and now running!

This week, EMC is announcing the availability of two new OpenStack solutions as part of the Reference Architecture Program announced last November in Paris. The solutions were built in close collaboration with key partners Canonical and Mirantis in EMC labs then tested, optimized, and certified.

The solutions take standard “out-of-the-box” OpenStack distributions from our partners with EMC VNX and XtremIO arrays, EMC’s ScaleIO Software Defined Storage, and Brocade’s 6510 switches.  The EMC drivers used are available directly with your preferred partner distribution.

The solution for Canonical can be found at the following link and the solution for Mirantis at the following link. Representations of each architecture are captured below. Look for a new solution with Red Hat to be released later in Q2. (NOTE: The Red Rat solution was finalized following the publishing of this blog and can be found at the following link.) Representations of the architectures are captured below.

Canonical:OpenStack 1

Mirantis:OpenStack 2

The release of the new solutions underscores EMC commitment to providing customers choice. EMC customers can now choose to build an OpenStack cloud based on an all-EMC solution, or, one based on integration with Canonical or Mirantis with Red Hat and VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) soon to come.

At the core of EMC’s rapid acceleration into OpenStack and the broader open source community are:

  • New OpenStack Cloud reference architectures developed in collaboration with (and certified by) key OpenStack leaders
  • New open source community contributions including software defined storage controller CoprHD, EMC {Code}, a newly launched EMC CloudFoundry Dojo, and EMC’s recent OPNFV
  • New Cinder & Manila drivers for Kilo release

EMC’s contributions to the broader OpenStack community have grown tremendously over the past year and are highlighted in the slide below.Openstack 3

Support from our key partners has been overwhelming.  Take a look at the videos from Canonical, Red Hat and Mirantis, highlighting their support of our collaboration.

For more information on EMC’s OpenStack efforts please visit EMC’s “Everything OpenStack at EMC” Community and follow us on twitter at #EMC and #OpenStackSummit. EMC’s Vancouver Summit presence is highlighted by 14 breakout sessions (including a standing-room-only “State of the Stack” session with OpenStack visionary Randy Bias), brownbag tech talks, theCube interviews, an EMC {Code} Activity Station, a 10×20 show floor booth, and over 80 employees attending.

If you are attending the Summit, be sure to stop by booth #P13.

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