The EMC2 Federation announced a new Federation End-User Computing solution after previewing updates to the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution at VMworld. With integrated hardware, software and services from EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), VMware and VCE, the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution unites the strengths of private and public cloud and drives business agility by self-service provisioning of applications and resources to policy-driven service levels.
Customers of the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud are gaining efficiencies in traditional IT functions and workflows, with some projecting more than $50 million in IT savings over five years.
With the new Federation End-User Computing solution, customers benefit from an integrated, validated solution aimed at driving the complexity out of deploying and maintaining Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
New Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Features
Built on hundreds of thousands of engineering hours, the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is a one-of-a-kind engineered solution, which can be deployed in as little as 28 days. It is designed to help organizations drive agility into traditional IT processes and workflows, while significantly reducing risk and lowering the cost to run IT. This integrated solution features best-of-breed technologies from the EMC Federation, hardware and software engineered together to accelerate value, a comprehensive portfolio of professional services and one-call support.
Previews of enhancements to the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud demonstrated at VMworld 2015 include:
Enhanced Platform Support – with new features from VMware NSX 6.2, VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO), VMware vRealize Operations 6.1 and VMware vSphere 6 solutions; including enhanced network and security services, increased scalability and ability to perform non-disruptive live migration of workloads.
Self-service modification of data protection services – as workload requirements change over time, the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution gives users the ability to add, update and modify data protection and security services such as Continuous Availability, Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Encryption, at any time, in just a few clicks from the self-service portal.
New deployment options with the VCE VxRack System – offering a new hyper-converged infrastructure designed to help accelerate hybrid cloud deployment and reduce infrastructure cost for tier 2 workloads
Support for XtremIO all flash arrays – customers will also have the option to consolidate mixed workloads with new support for the EMC XtremIO all flash array.
Application lifecycle automation – designed to deliver continuous application development integration and deployment, so that the business can deliver new services as soon as code is ready on VMware vSphere and VMware Integrated OpenStack products as well as OpenStack environments.
Talking on the announcement, Carl Eschenbach, President and Chief Operating Officer, VMware said, “The EMC Federation is empowering customers to have confident experiences with software-defined technologies that not only offer choice and flexibility, but also helps them react quickly to optimize growth. The Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution and the Federation End-User Computing solution are two strong illustrations of tightly integrated solutions that can empower organizations to transform their business.”
New Federation End-User Computing Solution
The EMC Federation is also announcing the first in a series of new Federation End-User Computing solutions designed to eliminate the complexity of delivering desktops and applications scaling from hundreds to thousands of end users. The initial solution will include all the integrated hardware and software needed for secure, anytime, anywhere access to virtual desktops, applications and end-user data all with EMC and VMware Professional Installation Services and single call support. Customers will have a choice of deployment options including the ability to integrate into their existing infrastructure or leverage Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud to support nearly any IT strategy.
The Federation End-User Computing solution supports the following business outcomes:
User Self-Ordering & Fulfillment – Automation and self-service portal for end-users and departments with VMware vRealize Suite, Operations Center and Orchestrator
Instant Application Distribution – IT can quickly deliver applications and updates while users can safely customize when installing their own applications with VMware App Volumes, VMware ThinApp and VMware Horizon
Enable Consistent End User Experience – Real-time end user experience monitoring with integrated analytics and anomaly detection from VMware vRealize
Availability of the Federation End-User Computing solution for EMC Business Partners is expected to commence in Q4 of 2015.
Jeremy Burton, President Products and Marketing added, “Customers can save as much as 24% of their IT operating expense by moving to a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. The Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is unique in the market – it combines best-of-breed technology from EMC and VMware, over 40,000 hours of solution engineering and a pre-defined set of services to get customers up and running in as little as 28 days.”