Click here to close now.


Containers Expo Blog Authors: Liz McMillan, Tim Hinds, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Chris Witeck

News Feed Item

EMC Honors Journey to the Cloud Award Recipients at VMworld 2011

EMC Recognizes Customers, Partners For Driving Innovation, Success On Journey to the Cloud

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.

About EMC

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

EMC, SYmmetrix, VMAXe, VPLEX, Avamar, VMAX and Greenplum are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

VMware, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud and VMware vCenter are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

SOURCE EMC Corporation

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario: microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B (re...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application delivery by allowing increasingly popular Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) platforms to quickly crea...
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, wil...
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNub’s Data Stream Network.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk was on IBM Cloudant, Apache CouchDB, and ...
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical to maintaining positive ROI. Raxak Protect is an automated security compliance SaaS platform and ma...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team....
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound cha...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, demonstrated examples of com...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and technology requirements that will drive the Internet of Things from hype to reality.
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a fou...
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets – people, objects, and spaces – can share information about themselves and thei...
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.