#18 – EMC Isilon OneFS .Next with Ashish Palekar & Ed Beauvais

EMC Isilon OneFS .Next Data LakeEMC Isilon is a scale-out (ie: add more nodes/instances to increase capacity and throughput) storage platform for unstructured data, up to a capacity 50PB!  It comes with a rich feature set including point-in-time data backup protection and file restoration (SnapshotIQ), asynchronous data replication for disaster recovery, business continuity, disk-to-disk backup, and remote archiving (SyncIQ).

The recent update to Isilon’s OneFS operating system, called OneFS .Next (available early 2016), sees the introduction of a software based version called IsilonSD Edge, for remote offices, non-disruptive upgrades, and the ability to tier data out to a “Cloud Pool”.  These exciting new features help make up a strategy by EMC called Data Lake 2.0.

EMC Isilon One FS - Ed Beauvais EMC Isilon One FS - Ashish Palekar

In this epsisode of the Data Center Insiders podcast I speak with Ashish Palekar & Ed Beauvais from the Isilon team about the newly announced features, and how these can be of benefit to business who are, or are wanting to, run a Data Lake model.

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Evolving EMC’s Vision – Transforming IT and Business

At VMworld 2012 (San Francisco), EMC’s Jeremy Burton (@jburton), EVP Product Operations and Marketing, laid out EMC’s evolving vision for Transforming IT and Business. There were several key themes that were highlighted, with the focus on how EMC sees the evolution of technology within the Data Center, as well as how EMC has been investing to align with the VMware vision of Software-Defined Data Center.