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EMC introduces ECS 2.2

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EMC Corporation tohasday announced the availability of the newest version of ECS (EMC Elastic Cloud Storage), v2.2.
With the industry’s most complete suite of software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, EMC is firmly committed to helping organizations harness today’s digital transformation, says Jonas Bogoshi, country manager of EMC Southern Africa.
A key part of EMC’s SDS portfolio, ECS is a software-defined, object-based cloud storage platform that provides global, up to Exabyte scale with compelling economics to customers.
”Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook recently announced his New Year’s resolution is to build an artificial intelligence system that will be able to control his home – way more interesting than the traditional “lose weight” resolutions! The amount of data created and ingested by this “Iron Man” influenced platform will definitely require a storage system with a modern, flexible and versatile architecture.
”You may not have the resources of a Tony Stark or Mark Zuckerberg, but for organizations trying to keep up with the blazing pace of digital transformation, ECS can help. ECS is built from the ground up to handle the massive burden generated by object data from mobile devices, social media and the Internet of Things (IoT), something many traditional storage platforms aren’t designed to handle,” says Bogoshi.
With new features under the hood, EMC ECS 2.2 delivers:
* Software-defined storage: ECS can be deployed on certified hardware or as a turnkey appliance.
* A multipurpose platform: With native support for multiple protocols (like AWS S3, OpenStack Swift, HDFS), ECS breaks down dedicated storage silos. With native NFS support, ECS can also support file data without the need for a file gateway.
* Smart storage: With ECS, users can search metadata across exabytes of unstructured data without a dedicated database. This enables data analytics that can harvest valuable insights while greatly simplifying cloud and IoT application development.”
* Low total cost of ownership (TCO):  Today’s release further lowers the storage overhead for cold archive scenarios. A new single-pane-of-glass view that provides complete system health can help customers to reduce operational costs.
* Data protection: With “data at rest” encryption support, users can apply protection to business-critical data. ECS also fully complies with SEC 17 a-4(f) and CFTC 1.31(b)-(c) regulations.