Big Data takes center stage at ninth annual EMC Telecommunications Summit
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, April 12 - 2012 at 12:45
- PRESS RELEASE
The ninth EMC Telecommunications Summit for Turkey, Emerging Africa and Middle East opened in Dubai where Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products, delivered the keynote.
IDC's 2011 Digital Universe Study, Extracting Value from Chaos, which was sponsored by EMC, predicted the world would create a staggering 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) of digital information last year. It also stated that, over the next decade, the amount of information managed by enterprise datacenters will grow by a factor of 50, and the number of files the datacenter will have to deal with will grow by a factor of 75, at least. Meanwhile, the number of IT professionals in the world will grow by less than 1.5 times.
Data is growing faster than Moore's Law , and at the Summit today EMC issued a call to action, urging CIOs to make the leap from operating internal IT as a cost center to transforming it into a savvy internal service provider. A different architectural approach is required to keep up with - and subsequently exploit - exploding datasets and this is resulting in a defined focus on game-changing IT Transformation technologies, Big Data analytics and security.
The EMC Telecom Summit explores the best approaches to transform IT into a business enabler that offers new IT services while dealing with the increasing challenges of managing various unstructured data.
At the event, EMC demonstrated the competitive value hidden in Big Data and showcased the trusted solutions telecommunications companies are turning to in order to protect their environments from advanced threats and to have a single point of visibility and control (across physical, virtual, and cloud assets). According to EMC, increased automation in progressively broader and more dispersed IT environments is key to managing exploding datasets; this is what EMC is building into its storage assets, its compute and virtualization assets, as well as across its analytics framework, with a focus on swift and easy capacity expansion that does not generate onerous administrative requirements or impact on performance.
Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products, said, "We are seeing an explosion of enterprise data, and this is presenting businesses with both a problem and a phenomenal opportunity. A new, scale-out architecture is required that is able both to gather that data and to ready it for the powerful new analysis and visualization tools that are changing the way we make our decisions. Big Data presents big opportunities, transforming what organizations do and delivering greater value, results and business impact to the markets that they serve."
Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager, EMC Turkey, Emerging Africa and Middle East Region, added, "In this year's edition of our Telecom Summit, EMC has shared its latest offerings in the era of Big Data with CIOs from across the region. This summit represents an opportunity to further discuss the challenges and the needs of CIOs from the Telecom industries and the opportunities that lie ahead of them as service providers, to help their businesses become more competitive, agile and cost efficient."
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