Launched today at EMC World in Las Vegas, NHC is targeted at the enterprise, specifically the kind of enterprise that’s had trouble assembling and/or maintaining its own software stacks for a private cloud.
The equipment underlying NHC is the VxRack System 1000, hyperconverged infrastructure from EMC subsidiary VCE. Specifically, EMC today launched a VCE variant called Neutrino nodes, which are targeted at IaaS operations.
NHC preloads VxRack with a cloud software stack. One option is vSphere. The other is described in EMC’s release as “turnkey OpenStack,” which probably means VMware Integrated OpenStack, the company’s own distribution. Photon, VMware’s all-container environment, will be available later.
The idea is to provide all the pieces (especially the software) necessary for an enterprise to build its own alternative to the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS). One use case would be to give developers an in-house alternative to AWS — something that’s just as agile but under the enterprise’s own control.
Dell, Dell & Dell
The entire company will be called Dell Technologies, while the enterprise arm will take the name Dell EMC. Consumer products and other client-side devices will continue to be branded as simply Dell.
Photo: CEOs Joe Tucci (EMC) and Michael Dell on stage at EMC World. Source: EMC on Twitter.