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December 14, 2010

EMC Unveils New Self-Service, Metering and Billing Capabilities for Cloud-based Storage



EMC (News - Alert) Corp. has moved its storage-as-a-service capabilities another step forward with the introduction of the Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform. This enhances EMC’s existing Atmos storage solution by adding to it a self-service customer portal and related infrastructure that takes information from the portal and populates it into the network.

Jon Martin, director of product management and marketing for EMC’s cloud infrastructure group, explains that the Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform benefits both the enterprises and service providers that support cloud services, and the end users that enjoy them.

End users are able to leverage the portal offered as part of the platform to open their own storage-as-a-service accounts and view their storage and bandwidth usage.

Network operators, meanwhile, can take all that metering information and feed it into their billing systems to do chargeback and otherwise provide more detailed bills to subscribers. Martin adds that having this platform to make those connections with the back office systems at service providers is a whole last faster and less expensive than it would be for providers to enable this through in-house integration efforts.

MTI (News - Alert) is excited to be leveraging EMC Atmos to augment our service portfolio with new cloud and managed services under the MTI Care and MTI Cloud banners,” says Aad Dekkers, chief marketing officer at MTI Europe, a company that sells storage-as-a-service products based on Atmos across the pond. “The EMC Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform enables us to provide on-premises and off-premises solutions for storage, archiving and tape cloning. We believe these service offerings will provide significant value to customers who are looking to drive down the cost of securely storing and archiving their corporate data.”

EMC also has enhanced Atmos with additional multi-tenancy capabilities. In the past, Atmos logically separated data and administration by tenant and sub-tenant. With this new product release, multi-tenancy features have been expanded to allow network separation of tenants, improving security and operational efficiencies for service providers and enterprises supporting multiple applications, departments and customers in a single, shared cloud.

The EMC Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform, enhancements to EMC Atmos, and new EMC Consulting Services are available worldwide today. Entry level pricing for the new platform is $90,000.




Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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