Storage giant EMC, which lately has been positioning itself more often as a provider of cloud computing infrastructure, on Dec. 14 launched what it claims is the industry's first self-service cloud-enablement platform for storage.
EMC's Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform, aimed at ISPs, storage providers and large enterprises that want to resell or redistribute cloud services, incorporates system metering controls along with standard cloud administration and multitenancy, chargeback and billing features into one platform.
Because so much of the package is preconfigured, Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform allows service providers to deliver a complete storage-as-a-service package to their own customers within days as opposed to weeks or months. Atmos eliminates the need for an in-house development job that can take months, EMC said.
Atmos is a complete self-service software package that includes end-user identity provisioning and resource reporting on bandwidth and storage consumption. This includes a metering module that measures bandwidth and storage at the end-user level, a necessary feature for ISPs when managing multitenant and multiuser environments.
For more, read the eWeek article: EMC Ships New 'Self-Service' Cloud Storage Package.