Very Early Thoughts about EMC ViPR

More commentary on EMC’s new ViPR, this time from Scott D. Lowe:

Based on the limited material that is publicly available so far, here are a few thoughts about ViPR:

  • I like the control plane-data plane separation model that EMC is taking with ViPR.
  • I like that EMC is including a variety of object storage APIs, including Atmos, AWS S3, and OpenStack Swift, and that there is API support for OpenStack Cinder and OpenStack Glance as well.
  • Obviously, a key difference between SDN and SDS a la ViPR is openness.
  • Hey, where’s the network virtualization support?

Read the whole thing over at: Very Early Thoughts about EMC ViPR

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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