EMC joins Harris and VCE in bid to push cloud adoption

Dan Hatch News
21 Mar, 2011

Players form “strategic alliance” to encourage commercial and government enterprises into the cloud.

EMC Corporation has announced it will join forces with Harris Corporation and the Virtual Computing Environment Company in a bid to push the adoption of cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service by commercial and government enterprises.

Harris Cyber Integrated Solutions vice-president and general manager Dale Meyerrose said the “strategic alliance”, as it is being called, would combine the technology and expertise of the three companies (including VCE which was originally formed by EMC and Cisco with funding from VMware and Intel) to produce “next-generation cloud solutions based on trusted multi-tenancy and drive the adoption of today’s enterprise cloud solutions”.

The alliance plans to integrate Harris’s trust enablement technologies with Vblock Infrastructure Platforms to deliver “new levels of visibility in to the security, performance and availability state of cloud environments hosted by Harris”, according to Harris’ website.

Bret Hartman, EMC’s chief technology officer, said the main reasons companies were not adopting cloud were concerns over secure multi-tenancy.

“Organisations require assurances that shared resources don’t mean shared data,” he said. “We intend to introduce new levels of trust and control in the cloud, enabling commercial and government enterprises to realise the benefits of the cloud.”

The alliance said it also expects to create and leverage migration tools and publishing best practices to help customers migrate applications to Harris’ Trusted Enterprise Cloud and its underlying Vblock Infrastructure Platforms from VCE.

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