EMC Atmos Shuts Down Cloud Storage Offering: Info-Tech Research Group Analyst Perspective
EMC has announced that, effective immediately, it will no longer be supporting “production usage” of its
Info-Tech Research Group’s recent vendor landscape on cloud infrastructure service providers ranked EMC as a Rising Star. From conversations with EMC, Info-Tech Research Group felt that they had the market presence to make a considerable impact on the cloud computing landscape, but that their limited marketing push early on was holding them back from being fully recognized and more widely adopted. Apparently, this was a far larger problem than anticipated.
“Beyond the Amazon business model of renting out existing excess capacity, it is often unclear how new cloud players are going to successfully monetize the cloud,” says Info-Tech Research Analyst
The most widely accepted explanation regarding EMC’s sudden abandonment of
Info-Tech Research Group has outlined classic cautions for evaluating the cloud, one of which is the issue of availability and reliability. EMC’s latest move speaks directly to this and re-emphasizes the necessity that enterprises who have committed to the cloud must have continuity plans in place in the case that a service is to cease permanently.
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