Archive for November, 2015

Episode #23: Data Protection Solutions with Steve Long

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, Global Portfolio Messasging at Dell EMC
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of the Dell EMC Global Portfolio Team, Sam is focused on developing and evangelizing the unique benefits of Dell EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions.
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Data protection can do more than reduce risk and costs. It can drive business agility by enabling you to spend less time worrying whether your data is protected and more time adding business value. But first you need the confidence that all your data is protected.

EMC delivers a continuum of data protection services—from availability to backup and recovery to archive. This ensures you have the right level of protection wherever your data is and whatever infrastructure it’s running on.

I recently sat down with Steve Long, Field CTO for EMC Data Protection Solutions; we covered lots of recent developments and looked into the future.

Don’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com

The Source: Episode #23: Data Protection with Steve Long

The Source Podcast; Episode #23: Data Protection with Steve Long

EMC The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

Episode #22: InfoArchive : Leave No Application Data Behind!

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, Global Portfolio Messasging at Dell EMC
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of the Dell EMC Global Portfolio Team, Sam is focused on developing and evangelizing the unique benefits of Dell EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions.
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As data volumes continue to grow, organizations are under more pressure than ever to make smart decisions on which data to save and how to archive it all while managing a variety of compliance, governance and operational needs.  But do the applications that created the data all need to be saved too?  Even if the data is essential to an organization, it doesn’t mean all of the applications need to be retained. After all, the cost, time, and manpower required to maintain aging applications can be substantial.  Simply retaining every application in an organization’s portfolio because it has authored essential data no longer makes sense.  In fact, it is a looming problem that must be addressed.  Whether it is caused by technology platform changes, compliance requirements or business events like mergers and acquisitions, decommissioning applications must be part of every IT organization’s strategic plan to become more efficient, agile and aligned with the business.

EMC Infoarchive is designed to directly address these concerns, allowing you to extract the data trapped in legacy applications so you can focus on the future, leaving no application data behind.  Decommissioning applications is the key to repurposing IT budget for the move to the third platform.

I recently sat down with Bryant Bell (@bell2bry) before his “Using InfoArchive to Accelerate Your Move to the Third Platform” breakout session at the EMC Forum in Dallas, Texas.

Don’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com

The Source: Episode #22: Info Archive, Leave No Application Data Behind

The Source Podcast; Episode #22: Info Archive, Leave No Application Data Behind

EMC The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

Episode #21: DevOps : Critical to your Business

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, Global Portfolio Messasging at Dell EMC
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of the Dell EMC Global Portfolio Team, Sam is focused on developing and evangelizing the unique benefits of Dell EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions.
Sam Marraccini
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Definition:  DevOps (a clipped compound of “development” and “operations”) is a software development method that emphasizes the roles of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals with an emphasis on IT Operations.

Application development is critical to business success.  DevOps promises to improve your IT organization’s ability to respond to new business requirements by accelerating the delivery of new custom-built applications, along with updates to existing applications.   Transforming application development teams and operational teams improve the way people, process and technology work together.

Brian Whitman (@Brian_D_Whitman) presented “Why DevOps is Critical to Your Business” at the 2015 EMC Forum event in New York City.   I sat down with Brian to review his breakout session, and get more details on why DevOps is Critical.

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The Source: Episode #21: DevOps: Critical to your Business

The Source Podcast; Episode #21: DevOps: Critical to your Business

EMC The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

Episode #20: Keeping it Core with Scott Delandy

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, Global Portfolio Messasging at Dell EMC
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of the Dell EMC Global Portfolio Team, Sam is focused on developing and evangelizing the unique benefits of Dell EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions.
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EMC Core Technologies Division includes EMCs traditional File and Block Storage Technologies along with EMC Backup and Recover Solutions.  I had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Delandy (@ScottDelandy) at the EMC Forum in New York City last week.  Scott is part of EMCs CTO Office within EMC Core Technologies.  Scott has been in IT for 25 years with a wide range of expertise across storage, network, backup and management software. In his current role, he works closely with users and partners and is responsible for defining the “why” for EMC’s technical strategy and roadmap. His previous roles include product management, market and technology analysis, and technical pre-sales field support. Scott presented ‘VNX and VMAX: A proven Hybrid Cloud Storage Foundation” at the EMC Forum.  We spent some time talking about that breakout session and general core technology thoughts.

Don’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com

EMC Core Technologies Blog: http://TheCoreBlog.emc.com/

The Source: Episode #20: Keeping it Core with Scott Delandy

The Source Podcast; Episode #20: Keeping it Core with Scott Delandy

Don’t miss “EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to The Source Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher Radio and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.co

EMC The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)