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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
Sam Marraccini

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#105: Dell EMC Forum 2017 Keynote, Minneapolis

Dell EMC The Source #105 - Dell EMC Forum Keynote with Aaron Chaisson

Dell EMC The Source #105 – Dell EMC Forum Keynote with Aaron Chaisson

The Dell EMC Forum is a multi-format event experience designed for IT decision makers and executives seeking insights to cloud solutions and opportunities to engage with peers.

“Realize your Digital Future”, this year’s Dell EMC Forum theme is all about helping IT become the business. Featuring executive keynotes and breakout tracks that cover Digital Transformation, Best of Breed Infrastructure, Converged Systems, Cloud Strategy and Workforce Transformation, the Dell EMC Forum offers something for everyone.

Upcoming events in North America include: New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Dallas, Vancouver, Seattle, Houston and St Louis. Register for the free event at www.dellemc.com/forum

Aaron Chaisson (@AaronChaison), VP Global Portfolio Messaging, was the Keynote Speaker for Minneapolis, MN. I caught up with Aaron in the field level suite of US Bank Stadium right after his keynote; that interview, and the full Keynote address is in this week’s Dell EMC The Source Podcast.

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Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini

#104: Accelerating Customer Application Deployments

Dell EMC The Source 104: Amughan Ahmad at Microsoft Ignite

Dell EMC The Source 104: Amughan Ahmad at Microsoft Ignite

This morning’s Dell EMC Press release reads “Dell EMC Expands Commitment to Microsoft Customers with Converged Infrastructure Advancements” covers the latest Converged Platforms designed to accelerate our customers Microsoft application deployments. From the latest Dell EMC XC Series data protection integration, Microsoft Azure Stack integration and Dell EMC Ready bundles for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Storage spaces.

While the press release specifically targeted our latest Microsoft Announcements, timed with Microsoft Ignite. In reality, this is the latest in a long line of Dell EMC Converged and Hyper-Converged application enablement.

While I was at Microsoft Ignite I sit down with Armughan Ahmad (@ArmughanAA), SVP & GM, Solutions & Alliances. We talked Customer Priorities and providing choice, regardless of application requirements, from Do It Yourself to Ready Nodes, Ready Bundles and Ready Systems. Dell EMC can accelerate your application deployments.

Azure Stack Review from CRN: Dell EMC Brings Azure Stack To Channel Partners, Improves Hyper-V Support For Its XC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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

Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

#103: Dell EMC at SAP Teched 2017 Preview

Dell EMC The Source Episode 103 - SAP TechEd Preview

Dell EMC The Source Episode 103 – SAP TechEd Preview

Dell EMC is once again a Gold Plus Sponsor of SAP TechEd 2017 in Las Vegas, September 25 – 29th. Be sure to stop by our Booth #800 to meet with our experts and find out how Dell EMC can help you accelerate your digital transformation with SAP.

Check out the Intense Popcorn Showcase and get some freshly popped popcorn. Learn how we are providing real-time data monitoring and control between intelligent sensors and the Dell IoT Gateway – certified on SAP Leonardo.

For more details on the Popcorn Showcase, read Gunther Manz’ recent blog post on the detailed overview of the real-time interaction using machine learning with enterprise business systems at remote industrial sites.  Be sure to Follow @DellEMCSAP and of course, @Jim_Franklin


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

Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

 

#102: Software Defined Storage: ScaleIO at VMworld 2017

Dell EMC The Source #102: Scale IO is Enterprise Storage

Dell EMC The Source #102: Scale IO is Enterprise Storage

ScaleIO software solutions has been helping Dell EMC customers deliver scalable, flexible block storage for traditional and cloud native workloads.  ScaleIO.next announced at Dell EMC World 2017 and is on target for availability before the end of 2017.  ScaleIO.next adds compression, snapshots, VVols and Direct Path IO support in addition to enhanced space efficiency. 

I caught up with Jason Brown (@FelixNU98), Principal Product Marketing Manager ScaleIO, at VMworld 2017 to get the latest on ScaleIO.next. 

We talked use cases and consumption models.  For Software Only, visit www.dellemc.com/getscaleIO for details; ScaleIO Ready Nodes, pre-configured and pre-qualified, or VxRack System Flex featuring rack scale flexible deployments, ScaleIOs flexible deployment models provide choice in deployment.  

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

Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)