On October 9, 2014, EMC announced the release of the first fully software-defined data center, using products from the EMC Federated group of companies, these being: EMC2 VMware RSA.
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EMC VSPEX is a converged infrastructure offering targeting private clouds offered through EMC and VMware VAR’s. This focus upon the channel makes this the first “private cloud in a box” that is explicitly designed for VAR’s and SI’s to take to their mid-market customers. As such the potential for such an offering is huge. However it is highly likely that the success of VSPEX will be clouded by EMC’s less than stellar track record with the channel, and the complete absence of management software from the offering.