Happy Birthday EMC Pulse!


Blow out some candles— our baby, EMC Pulse, is turning one year old. This time last year, we introduced Pulse as the go-to source for EMC technology and product news. And what a year it’s been! Since birth, it has served as a launching pad for major product news such as ViPR and the new VNX, hosted announcements from shows around the world and featured customer success stories, many told by the customers themselves.

If you watch closely, Pulse is not only a time capsule, showcasing our successes, but a window for glimpses of what’s to come in 2014.

With that in mind, I wanted to recap the year’s top five Pulse posts, countdown-style.

Here we go!

In Milan, Italy last August, the next-generation VNX touched down to rave reviews. The new VNX Series of unified storage solutions is designed to deliver up to thousands of VMs per array, support mixed application workloads and keep costs down. It’s also optimized for Flash, meaning that it is engineered to provide the midrange market with high performance, low latency and lower cost per GB. No wonder this is one of the most popular posts!

Being named a leader in Gartner’s new General Purpose Disk Array Magic Quadrant allowed us to showcase the changing storage landscape, the importance of a consolidated portfolio and why strategy is king.

We announced the acquisition of Scale IO scalable server-side storage software last July . A hot product in a hot market, ScaleIO takes a software-only approach to managing SSDs, PCIe Flash cards, HDDs within the server. Bottom line: software is secret sauce that makes both hardware and apps sing.

  • RecoverPoint + VNX bring all the savings to the yard in our #2 post:

This release of EMC RecoverPoint 4.0 brought up to 60% savings on replication investments for EMC VNX unified storage customers. While RecoverPoint remains enterprise class, this announcement opened the door for mid-sized organizations to capitalize on flawless, any-point-in-time recovery for mission critical applications.

  • And without further ado, clocking in at #1, we took a bite out of Software-Defined Storage with the introduction of ViPR:

We lifted the curtain on ViPR at EMC World last year, and the response has been astounding. With the most hits of any Pulse post since the inception of the blog, this announcement put EMC’s stake in the ground for Software-Defined Storage. Almost 10 months later, EMC is a recognized leader in this space. Via Pulse, we’ve unveiled updates to ViPR, enhancements to the Service Resource Management Suite and a sneak peek at Project Nile, coming this year.

Thanks for looking back on a groundbreaking year of innovation with us—here’s to many more! Below is the inaugural video for EMC Pulse, re-posted for our readers. Enjoy!

[brightcove video=”2144674341001″ /]

About the Author: Jeremy Burton