Hybrid seen as closest to ideal cloud model, says EMC exec

- Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hybrid seen as closest to ideal cloud model, says EMC exec

The hybrid model, combining both the private and public clouds, is the closest to an "ideal" cloud, US data recovery, cloud and storage solutions supplier EMC's (NYSE: EMC) Latin America virtualization specialist, Rodrigo Gazzaneo, told BNamericas.

"I would say that a convergent model between the private and public clouds is the nirvana of this technology, as it provides the best of both models in terms of scalability and cost-effectiveness for the client," Gazzaneo said.

With the hybrid cloud, a company provides and manages some resources in house, while an outside firm takes care of other resources. In that sense, the in-house applications and data are not exposed to third parties.

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In Gazzaneo's opinion, cloud computing is in transformation process "to become more than essential in terms of application and solution development.... People are wasting money if they aren't thinking about apps in the cloud."

Gazzaneo sees larger companies, which deal with a greater quantity of strategic data, as more resistant to the cloud when compared to midsized ones.

REGIONAL IMPORTANCE

The executive said Brazil is a strategic market for EMC in Latin America. In the country, the company is opening research centers and focusing on enhancing partnership with local channels. Professional IT training is also increasing in Brazil, as well as demand for technology.

The executive placed Latin America alongside Asia as the most important emerging markets for EMC, and where the company has been reporting the biggest growth rates.

And despite being considered a storage solutions supplier, EMC develops a range of solutions and products, Gazzaneo noted. "We're a technology development firm. That's our focus and that's how we seek to work with our clients."