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#74: Converged Platforms and Magic Mirrors

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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Dell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #74: Converged Platforms and Magic Mirors

Dell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #74: Converged Platforms and Magic Mirors

It’s an age-old proverb that “Time is Money”, and the Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure Portfolio is designed to focus your IT resources on business innovation instead of infrastructure. Recognized by IDC and Gartner as the leader in converged and integrated systems, the Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure Portfolio has been proven to deliver 4.4x faster time to market at 36% lower cost. Time is Money!

This week on Dell EMC The Source, Brian Carpenter (@IntheDC) Dell EMC Global Portfolio Messaging Director, joins me to talk Converged, Magic Mirrors, Raspberry Pie and Opportunity Costs.

The Source Podcast: Episode #74: Converged Platforms and Magic Mirrors

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

#63: #VxRailDelivers 6 Month Check In

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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Together with Vmware, the introduction of the VxRail appliance family back in February marked the first joint product announcement where EMC and VMware engineers have worked side by side developing, testing and validating a fully integrated hyper converged appliance.

Add to that the addition of All-Flash Configuration in June combined with unprecedented customer demand, 6 months later #VxRailDelivers

The VxRail appliance family offers massive scalability, simplified management, simplified IT and industry-leading data services that extend beyond the traditional appliance model including: deduplication, compression, replication, backup, and cloud tiering to public clouds, such as VMware vCloud Air, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure.

I caught up with Colin Galagher (@WorldC3), Sr. Director, Hyper Converged Infrastructure Marketing at Vmworld 2016, shortly before the Dell EMC merger and creation of Dell Technologies.

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

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Dell EMC The Source Podcast - VxRail 6 Month Check in

The Source Podcast: Episode #63: #VxRailDelivers 6 Month Check In

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

#62: Dell EMC Customer Corner with Ashley Furniture

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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Dell EMC The Source Customer Corner #2 - Ashley Furniture

VMworld 2016 provided the perfect opportunity to extend the Dell EMC Customer Corner. For the second installment, I was able to catch up with Jason Molitor, IT Infrastructure Architect for Ashley Furniture.

Jason leveraged Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure to address growth and stability challenges while supporting new applications and providing high availability all while moving data centers. Learn more this week on Dell EMC The Source Podcast live from VMworld 2016.Top of Form

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

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

The Source Podcast: Episode #62: Dell EMC Customer Corner with Ashley Furniture

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

#61: Software Defined Storage: ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready Node

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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Dell EMC The Source Podcast #61 - ScaleIo and ScaleIo Ready node

Software Defined Storage (SDS) is defined as: An approach to data storage in which programming the controls storage-related tasks is decoupled from the physical storage hardware, providing the ability to manage policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of the underlying hardware.

Dell EMC ScaleIO is a scalable and performant Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Solution for block storage which delivers public cloud agility with private cloud resiliency. It creates a server SAN from local server storage to deliver flexible, elastic and scalable performance and capacity on demand. ScaleIO is software, software that has been available as a free download since EMC World, May 2015 without capacity restrictions.  ScaleIO is an easy download for VMware, Linux and Windows here www.emc.com/getScaleIO.

While ScaleIO software solutions have been helping Dell EMC Customers deliver scalable, flexible block storage for traditional and cloud native workloads, combining the power of Dell EMC Scale IO software and Dell PowerEdge Server platform is an obvious next step.

The Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node is pre-configured and pre-qualified to run ScaleIO Software providing a software defined, all-flash storage foundation for your modern datacenter.

I sat down with Jyothi Swaroop (@jswaroop) and Jason Brown (@FelixNU98), Principal Product Marketing Manager, ScaleIO to get the latest on ScaleIO and the newly released Dell EMC ScaleIO ready node.

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

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

The Source Podcast: Episode #61: Software Defined Storage: ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready Node

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