Archive for December, 2015

Episode #25: Mainframe Solutions with David Kipp

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
Sam Marraccini

The recent EMC Forum events in both New York and Dallas featured a mainframe breakout track.  That’s right, mainframe is back; actually, it never went away.  The breakout track included:  “Mainframe: EMC Storage Solutions Vision and Strategy for z Systems”, “VMAX Mainframe Performance Update: Turbocharging Your Mission-Critical infrastructure with zBoost and zBoost PAV Optimizer”, ‘FAST: Game-Changing Storage Tiering for the Mainframe, “Disk Library for Mainframe (DLm) Concepts, Product and Performance Update”, and “Mainframe Birds of a Feather Discusses EMC Storage”

I tracked down one of the masterminds behind the highly successful track, a longtime friend of mine, David Kipp.  David is the Go-To-Market Lead for EMC Mainframe Solutions.  We spent some time talking about the track at the Dallas EMC Forum.

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The Source: Episode #25: Mainframe Solutions with David Kipp

The Source Podcast; Episode #25: Mainframe Solutions with David Kipp

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

Episode #24: Big Data with Kevin Zawodzinski

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
Sam Marraccini

The path to a competitive advantage is being able to make predictions from Big Data.  The more you can build predictive analytics into your business processes, the more data driven and successful your organization will become.  Taking a low risk, best-of-breed approach to quickly transform from a rigid, soiled infrastructure to a modular, agile infrastructure is critical to success.

The EMC Forum breakout session, “Redefine Big data” was focused on exactly that, leveraging Big Data for competitive advantage.   I sat down with Kevin Zawodzinski (@kzawo) after his session in Dallas.  While technology plays a big part of Big Data, organizational processes need to adapt to take advantage of the data mine.

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 #24: Big Data with Kevin Zawodzinski

The Source Podcast; Episode #24: Big Data with Kevin Zawodzinski

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