|By PR Newswire||
|August 31, 2011 08:30 AM EDT||
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VMWORLD 2011 -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the winners of the second annual EMC® Journey to the Cloud Awards. The awards honor those elite customers and partners at the forefront of driving innovation, performance and business value through the use of virtualization as the foundational step to achieving the benefits of cloud computing. This year's winners of the EMC® Journey to the Cloud Awards include Lone Star College, Northern Hospital of Surry County, CSC and Northrop Grumman. The awards were presented at last night's EMC customer appreciation event at VMworld 2011®.
"Organizations of all sizes and across industries are accelerating their journey to the cloud and are already experiencing improved agility and increased cost savings," said Jeremy Burton, EMC's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We're pleased to honor these industry-leading organizations. By far, EMC has the most integrated solutions support for VMware virtual and cloud environments, so we look forward to continuing to work with all our customers and partners as they embrace EMC and VMware on their journey to the cloud."
The 2011 "Journey" awards recognized customers and partners that embraced EMC and VMware technologies to further innovation, performance and business value. A panel of representatives from Enterprise Strategy Group, InformationWeek, Virtualization Review, EMC and VMware judged customer and partner nominations. The winners of the 2011 EMC Journey to the Cloud Awards are:
Technology Excellence - Achieving Savings, Efficiencies and Agility in the Cloud
Lone Star College implemented an IT transformation program to add business value by enabling a robust IT environment that provides high availability and fosters innovation. Enabled by solutions and services from EMC and VMware, the college moved its data center from a 5% to 93% virtualized environment - including their mission critical applications such as Oracle ERP - in under 18 months. This transformation increased the college's business agility with the delivery of new IT services from three months to less than one week. Additionally, Lone Star College saved more than $600,000 in operational expenses, reduced energy usage by 66% and achieved five nines availability for all critical applications, an accomplishment that shows the commitment of its Board of Trustees, administration and dedicated Office of Technology Services staff to leverage technology to gain critical efficiencies. Core technologies at Lone Star College include VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud® Director, VMware vCenter(TM) Site Recovery Manager, all integrated with EMC Unified and EMC Symmetrix® VMAXe(TM) storage, both using EMC FAST automated tiering software, and protected by EMC RecoverPoint and EMC Avamar®.
Operational Transformation - Accelerating the Journey to the Cloud
Northern Hospital of Surry County overhauled IT operations with minimal downtime and no interruption to patient care by increasing server utilization and accelerating its move from a 75% to 100% virtualized environment. Deploying EMC and VMware technologies across its two data centers, the hospital migrated an entire production data center with no downtime, eliminated 20 physical servers and reduced network congestion and backup storage requirements by 80%. By using VMware software and VPLEX® Metro virtual storage technology to create a new standardized data center infrastructure, the hospital ensured a seamless data center migration, avoided more than 50 hours of down time and ensured the continuity of care of all Northern Hospital patients.
Partner Innovation - Accelerating Cloud Computing: Products
CSC's Trusted Cloud and hosting solution offerings and the company's seven global enterprise-class data centers have standardized on technologies from EMC, VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, and VMware. With CSC's BizCloud leveraging EMC technologies and Vblock(TM) Infrastructure Platforms, the company is pioneering cloud offerings that extend data center managed services, hosting and provisioning to in-house implementations. CSC offers the global scale, consulting prowess, multi-vendor systems integration, and applications expertise needed to deliver agile and secure cloud-based business services.
Partner Innovation - Accelerating Cloud Computing: Services
Through CSC's Global Cloud services, powered by EMC technology, it is changing the business model to be leaders in capturing the expected $112 billion that enterprises will spend over the next five years on accelerating their journey to the cloud.
The company continues to be a leader in delivering differentiated solutions to clients looking for cloud solutions for virtualized environments and data centers that enable innovation and transformation. As part of the Velocity Service Provider Program, CSC continues to invest in highly tuned architectures, IP and joint go-to-market programs that make their customers more efficient and competitive.
Cloud Computing Visionary Award
Brad Furukawa, Chief Technology Officer for Northrop Grumman's IT Group, has pioneered work in high-performance computing clusters and was an early adopter of cloud technology. Mr. Furukawa designed a robust network infrastructure as the foundation for enterprise private cloud capability. Rapidly accelerating to an IT-as-a-Service model, Mr. Furukawa continues to advance the company's private cloud computing strategy across a variety of leading edge technologies. Northrop Grumman is a user of a variety of EMC and VMware products in its cloud computing networks.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
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