While EMC's VPLEX comes as an appliance, the company said it will eventually embed the application's asynchronous data replication capabilities in all of its storage product lines.
EMC plans two more versions of VPLEX next year: VPLEX Geo, which will allow synchronous data replication between data centers anywhere in the world, and VPLEX Global, which will allow multiple data centers within a broader region to be seen by applications as a single, virtual data center.
"You can envision many smaller data centers linking together to form one large data center," Gallagher said. "Now you can envision doing things like moving thousands of virtual machines across thousands of miles."
Pricing for the VPLEX Local starts at $77,000. EMC is also offering a SaaS model, which starts at $26,000.
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