Archive for March, 2016

Episode #36: Hybrid Cloud, Build vs Buy? with Kevin Gray

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

Cloud computing continues to gain momentum across organizations of all sizes.  IDC estimates that 80% of IT service organizations will move to hybrid cloud environments by the end of 2017.

What does a hybrid cloud do for your business?  What are the real business benefits?

EMC The Source Podcast #36 Hybrid Cloud - Buy vs Build?

EMC The Source Podcast 36 – Hybrid Cloud Buy Vs Build

More important, once you have determined that a hybrid deployment is the right cloud for you, where do you start?  How do you order a cloud?  How do you build a cloud?  What options are there?

Principled Technologies recently published an in-depth research report focused on uncovering the real-world value of a hybrid cloud deployment.  The report “IT service transformation with hybrid cloud: Buy or Build?”, details the journey of an average company’s path to a hybrid cloud.  The report includes a detailed breakdown of 3 year cost savings and all associated costs for both building and buying the required infrastructure.  The full report is available here and in EMC The Source App under bonus material for this episode.

I recently spoke to Kevin Gray, Sr Manager of EMC Engineered Solutions, Kevin was part of the EMC Team behind the white paper.  Where did the savings come from, what did we learn?  Find out this week on “EMC The Source”.

The Source Podcast: Episode #36: Hybrid Cloud, Build vs Buy?  with Kevin Gray

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Episode #35: XtremIO, an Extreme Journey with Josh Goldstein

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

XtremIO continues to redefine the way our customers manage and deploy their applications.  A scale out storage architecture combining ease of use with in memory metadata, providing a foundation for changing the way storage is viewed.  Storage is an enabler!

EMC The Source Podcast Episode 35 - An Extreme Journey with Josh Goldstein

EMC The Source Podcast Episode 35 – An Extreme Journey with Josh Goldstein

EMC announced the acquisition of XtremIO at EMC World 2012.  A year later at EMC World 2013, XtremIO was in Directed Availability and in 2014 XtremIO was the market leading All Flash Array on the planet.  XtremIO continues to transform our customers’ applications and data centers.

And all along Josh Goldstein (@EMCXtremIO) has been leading the Product Marketing and Product Management.  Josh was recently promoted to Vice President of EMC Primary Storage Strategy.  I recently took a trip down memory lane with Josh and talked about the journey that is EMC XtremIO.

Yes, you can still find the original Area 51 video here!

The Source Podcast: Episode #35: XtremIO, an Extreme Journey with Josh Goldstein

 

 

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Episode #34: Flash Storage – What’s next, with Dan Cobb.

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

2016 is the Year of Flash!  The last few episodes of EMC the Source Podcast covered the latest All-Flash Storage offerings here at EMC.  DSSD D5 and VMAX All-Flash represent a quantum leap in enterprise Flash storage offering.  While 2016 represents a monumental year for Flash, the cost tipping point, technology will continue to evolve.

So what’s next?  What can we expect beyond 2016?  I sat down with Dan Cobb, Vice President of EMC Flash and Non-Volatile Strategy.  We talk skyscrapers, Jetsons, silicon and the blurring line between storage, memory and CPU.

The Source Podcast; Episode #34: Flash Storage – What’s next, with Dan Cobb

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Episode #33: Introducing VMAX All Flash with Mick Turner

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

DSSD D5 was only half of the EMC Quantum Leap event.  If you missed last week’s EMC The Source Podcast Episode #32, be sure to get the DSSD D5 details with Will Layton.  For the full launch replay, head here.  In addition to DSSD D5, EMC introduced “VMAX ALL-FLASH”.

EMC The Source Podcast #33 Introducting VMAX All Flash

EMC The Source Podcast #33 Introducting VMAX All Flash

EMC VMAX All Flash Arrays are architected to solve the CIO challenge of embracing a modernized Flash-centric data center and hybrid cloud while simultaneously simplifying, automating and consolidating IT operations.  VMAX All Flash isn’t just bigger, better and faster, but it was engineered for the latest, high density Flash technology.  These data services address the new requirements of the modern data center while continuing to deliver the reliability and availability EMC customers have relied on for decades.

EMC The Source Podcast #33 Introducting VMAX All Flash

EMC The Source Podcast #33 Introducting VMAX All Flash

I sat down with Mick Turner (@MickTurner508), fresh off his return from London.   Mick and I discussed what’s new with VMAX All Flash, its architecture, and how it fits into the EMC Storage Portfolio.

For more details, visit www.emc.com/VMAX and check the bonus section of EMC The Source Podcast for more information.  Thanks for listening.

 

The Source Podcast; Episode #33: Introducing VMAX All Flash with Mick Turner

 

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EMC The Source Podcast #33 Introducting VMAX All Flash

EMC The Source Podcast #33 Introducting VMAX All Flash