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#102: Software Defined Storage: ScaleIO at VMworld 2017

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 #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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#92: The Great Xscape – A Converged Conversation with Colin Galagher

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 #92 - The Great Xcape

Dell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #92 – The Great Xcape

Dell EMC World provided a great opportunity to showcase everything that is happening here at Dell Technologies. If you made it to the back of the solutions expo, you couldn’t miss the Virtual Converged Tour and “The Great Xcape Room”.   A hands-on escape room focused on the simplicity of deploying the Dell EMC VxRail platform. The Xscape Room was one of the biggest hits of the expo.

The man behind the experience? None other than Colin Galagher (@WorldC3), Sr. Director, Hyper Converged Infrastructure Marketing.

The Source Podcast: Episode #92: The Great Xscape – A Converged Conversation with Colin Galagher

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#80: Converged, Xtrem Customers and a Hockey Night in Canada

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 80 - Sam Marraccini Jeff Smith Patrick Harkins

Dell EMC The Source Podcast Episode 80

The Dell EMC Hockey Tour recently concluded its regular season in home of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto, Ontario. I had the pleasure of presenting the Dell EMC IT Transformation Story as part of the program. I spent some time with Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithVCE), Dell EMC CPSD CTO between the presentations and faceoff. Converged Platforms are enabling our customers to address both IT and Digital Transformation. Jeff talks Converged and Hyper-Converged and how our customer conversations have evolved since the early days (2009) and how Hyper-Converged conversations are redefining what customers can expect from Dell EMC.

After that, I had the opportunity to talk to Patrick Harkins, CTO Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Patrick found himself facing poor application performance and unhappy doctors, specifically related to a Medatech application. The answer? XtremIO – While the All-Flash Performance provided 60-70% performance gains, he found the real value in the in-line data services and scale-out architecture all at lower cost than his previous solution.

The Source Podcast: Episode #80: Converged, Xtrem Customers and a Hockey Night in Canada

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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)