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#EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, developer platform get updates EMC releases new 4.0 version of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud package; discloses Sept. GA date for Native Hybrid Cloud, which adds new #VCE #VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure option.  EMC today launched an update to Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and disclosed a September general availability date for Native Hybrid Cloud, with a new option for VCE VxRail hyper-converged appliances.  EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud expands 4.0 multi-site support from two to four data centers and four instances of #VMware #vCenter. The updated product also offers more granular levels of data protection and gives customers the ability to add or remove virtual machine (VM) encryption at any time. Enterprise Hybrid Cloud aims to package all of the pre-tested and integrated hardware, software and services that an organization would need to run traditional applications such as #SAP, #Oracle and Microsoft Exchange Server. By contrast, EMC’s Native Hybrid Cloud “turnkey developer platform” takes aim at applications built specifically for the cloud. Those cloud native applications tend to be API-based, always on, highly scalable and often changing, noted Kevin Gray, senior manager of product marketing for EMC’s emerging technologies division. Native Hybrid Cloud aims to accelerate the development and deployment of cloud applications. The product features EMC’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform as a service for building, deploying and scaling applications running on top of on-premises, self-run infrastructure options and off-premises, managed infrastructure options. EMC made available Native Hybrid Cloud in limited fashion earlier this year for use with OpenStack cloud software running on the hyper-converged VCE #VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes. When the OpenStack option becomes generally available next month, EMC plans to add a VMware vSphere-based option built on VCE VxRail 200, with a choice of hybrid or flash storage. Gray said the new #VxRail offering would give customers the ability to start small, with up to 50 application instances, and scale up or scale out as they go. He said the average number of application instances with Pivotal is 300, although the number can soar to thousands. Due next year is an on-premises infrastructure option for the container-based VMware Photon Platform on VxRack with Neutrino. Also due in 2017 is an off-premises cloud infrastructure option with EMC #Virtustream, according to Gray. Until then, customers could go with VMware #vCloud Air, #Microsoft #Azure, or Amazon Web Services, thanks to Pivotal Cloud Foundry’s support for those cloud services. Gray said once the infrastructure is in place, developers should be able to deliver applications in days rather than weeks or months. #Pivotal ‘s self-service marketplace also offers capabilities such as application performance management, chargeback reporting, and data and business analytics. Gray said EMC is also adding monitoring and reporting technology. Dan Conde, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group Inc., in Milford, Mass., said large companies are most likely to see a need for Native Hybrid Cloud, but he doesn’t envision the entire IT organization “morphing to become app-centric.” “Those who are managing and operating traditional apps are looking at managing in the traditional manner. They don’t necessarily need a hybrid cloud system,” Conde said. “But then there is a portion of the company that needs to be agile because they’re developing cloud applications. They’re the ones who are gravitating to #Pivotal .”

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