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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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#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.  

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#101: VMworld 2017 Solution Exchange Walk Through

Dell EMC The Source #101: VMWorld 2017 Solutions Exchange

Dell EMC The Source #101: VMWorld 2017 Solutions Exchange

The VMworld 2017 Solutions Exchange featured over 220 sponsors and exhibitors showcasing their ideas and technology of tomorrow.   The Solutions Exchange was not only a perfect opportunity to showcase Dell EMC, front and center as always, the expo was also an opportunity for Dell Technologies to showcase how our efforts are shaping our customers Digital Transformation. And in addition, the Xcape Room, IoT showcase and VDI Complete Solutions expo provided ample opportunity to explore Dell Technologies solutions.

There was more than enough time to explore; and as is now tradition, Adeel Omer (@GeekInAustin) and I spent some time walking around the Solutions Exchange doing our best to capture the moment.

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)

#100: VMworld 2017 State of the Union with Chad

Dell EMC The Source Episode #100: VMworld 2017 State of the Union

Dell EMC The Source Episode #100: VMworld 2017 State of the Union

VMworld 2017 Keynote Day 2 was loaded with “Pivotal” announcements, from Pivotal Container Services (PKS) to VMware on Amazon Web Services. What does it all mean? I spent some time with “Chad” @Sakacc following his annual, and much anticipated, State of the Union Breakout Session.

Like last year, this episode is a bit longer than normal. It includes Chad’s full breakout session “State of the Union: Everything multi-cloud, converged, hyper-converged and more!”

 

 

 

The Source Podcast: Episode #100: VMworld 2017: State of the Union with Chad

If you’re looking for more detail, look no further than the Virtual Geek Blog. Here are some direct links to VMworld 2017 content – Thanks for listening.

VMworld 2017 XtremIO-X2 The Best Clean Sheet AFA Gets Better

VMworld 2017 Re-inventing Data Protection for VMware

VMworld 2017 Pivotal Container Services PKS

VMworld 2017 Continued Advances in hybrid cloud NHC

VMworld 2017 Continued Advances in hybrid cloud EHC

VMworld 2017 Continued Advances in hybrid clouds lessons learnt

VMworld 2017 Thoughts on VMware cloud on AWS

VMworld 2017 Making DIY HCI Easier vSan READY Nodes

VMworld 2017 Vxrack SDDC 2.0 and VMware Cloud Foundation

VMworld 2017 Vxrail The Best HCI Appliance for VMware gets even better

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

#99: Big Bad Data at #DDAC2017

Dell EMC The Source #99 - Disney Data and Analytics Conference - Big Bad Data

Dell EMC The Source #99 – Disney Data and Analytics Conference – Big Bad Data

Big Bad Data meets Wickedly Good Analytics, that’s the theme of #DDAC17 the Disney Data and Analytics Conference.

Dell EMC, along with our partner Nvidia, sponsored the conference and spent most of our time talking with customers about the challenges of Big Bad Data. The Dell EMC Booth focused on the entire solutions track from Pivotal Application Development and Analytics to 14G PowerEdge Servers optimized for intensive data process and Dell EMC Isilon as the backend repository for massive amounts of data.

I spent some time with Dan Baskette (@DBBaskette), Technical Marketing Manager Pivotal, April Berman, PowerEdge Acceleration and Memory, and Thomas Burns, CTO Dell EMC Media and Entertainment Division.

The Source Podcast: Episode #99: Big Bad Data at #DDAC2017

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