Networks Asia — Dell’s planned US$67 billion acquisition of EMC will create a broad collection of businesses called Dell Technologies. Under that umbrella, the pure Dell name will live on in the company’s client business, including its PCs, while its enterprise infrastructure division will be called Dell EMC, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced on Monday at EMC World in Las Vegas.
Business Standard — EMC Corporation today inaugurated its second research and development centre in Pune in addition to the current EMC®Centre of Excellence (COE) in Bangalore, the new centre in Pune expands and strengthens EMC’s presence and innovation engine within India, including plans to increase its workforce.
Digi Times — Quanta Computer has obtained OEM orders for US-based EMC’s VxRail storage equipment based on hyper-converged infrastructure, which integrates servers with storage devices to minimize dimensions, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Technology heavyweights Hewlett Packard Enterprise, EMC, and Dell still lead when it comes to selling storage systems for data centers, according to a report from IDCreleased on Friday. However, white-label manufacturers in Asia that sell specialized gear directly to big web companies like Google and Facebook are growing sales faster than the bigger storage industry stalwarts. Third quarter sales of data center storage gear grew 2.8% to $9.1 billion, according to IDC.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Virtualization software maker VMWare expects the takeover of its parent, EMC Corp, by Dell to help it make inroads into the small and medium enterprises and businesses market in India, where the US technology giant has a large presence. “Where I think we will have opportunity to do a little more with Dell will be in the small medium enterprise and the SMB space where VMware has not had a large footprint. We have not had access to that market which is a Dell stronghold,” Arun Parameswaran, managing director at VMware India, told ET in an interview.
Korea Times — EMC Corporation, the world’s leading data storage provider, has pledged to accelerate its drive to lead the big data-based next-generation computing platform. EMC Korea, the local subsidiary of the U.S.-based IT solutions giant, held EMC Hybrid Forum 2015 Tuesday at the COEX Convention Center in southern Seoul, in what officials say was an attempt to grab the lion’s share in the fast-changing digital business ecosystem.
Life Hacker — As the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, May-Ann Lim works with a number of the largest cloud service providers in the region, dealing with all sorts of different issues. The association’s mission is to be the voice of the technology community and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the APAC region. As an independent body, the ACCA’s membership includes major companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and EMC.
Two-thirds of organisations across Asia-Pacific are looking to hybrid Cloud for greater agility and security but the region’s IT teams are losing control of technology spending. According to findings of a global EMC study, across APJ, 58 per cent of organisations report that spend on technology is moving outside of IT’s control – far higher than in the rest of the world. Surveying 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries, the survey revealed the increasing adoption of cloud computing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater agility and security.
Temasek Polytechnic (TP), Pivotal Software, and EMC Computer Systems have entered into a strategic partnership to launch the TP-Pivotal Data Science Academy in Singapore. The academy is one of the first in Asia Pacific as it combines a practical education, software defined analytics platform, dedicated lab space and certification into a streamlined program for aspiring data scientists and big data engineers.
More than half (57 percent) of the enterprises in Hong Kong experienced data loss and downtime in the last twelve months, causing a total loss of US$2.2 billion. These were the findings from EMC Corporation’s ‘Global Data Protection Index’. The study surveyed 3,300 IT decision makers from mid-size to enterprise-class businesses across 24 countries, of which 125 respondents were from Hong Kong.
Massachusetts-based EMC Corporation, the world’s largest information management firm, is pushing Thailand to become its hub to train data-science professionals. A survey by IT research firm Gartner Inc said demand for big data and data-sciencerelated jobs in Asia would be about 960,000 out of a total of 4.4 million jobs globally next year. Thailand has competitive salaries and quality graduate students, so the country has the ability to groom data scientist professionals in Asean, said Krishana Kant, head of the EMC Academic Alliance.
NEW DELHI: Information management and storage major EMC has partnered cloud services providers, Netmagic and Sungard AS, as part of its efforts to tap the $1 billion cloud market opportunity in India. The collaboration will focus on customers in sectors like manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ITeS sectors. EMC will work with the companies to offer customers a consolidated, customer-focused approach to design, architect and run a hybrid cloud to deliver speed and agility of public cloud services with the control and security of private cloud infrastructure.
Combining the speed and agility of public cloud along with the control and security of private cloud, EMC Corporation has announced a collaboration with cloud service providers Netmagic and Sungard AS to deliver hybrid cloud infrastructure to manufacturing, healthcare, retail, BFSI and IT/ ITES sectors. Collaboration with Netmagic combines Netmagic’s SimpliCloud public cloud offering, an enterprise-grade IaaS (Infrastructure as-a-Service) cloud platform with EMC hybrid cloud and VMware virtualization solutions. On the other, the collaboration with Sungard AS will deliver Recovery-as-a-Service for disaster recovery.
EMC today launched the new EMC Academic Associate recognition that would validate skills of EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) students in the high demand areas of Information Storage Management and Cloud Computing. The recognition which involves evaluation by EMC shall prove their skills and industry readiness to potential employers in the industry. It also endorses the students’ skills to be at par with their global counterparts.