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#73: Mainframe Momentum with Robin Fromm

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 #73: Mainframe Momentum

Dell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #73: Mainframe Momentum

Dell EMC has been helping enterprise solve mainframe storage problems for decades and is now redefining the traditional storage array; morphing it into a “Data Services Platform” that will become the bridge between the 1st and 3rd platforms to modernize and deliver the next generation of Hybrid Cloud computing and storage with the ultimate in availability, data integrity, and TCO management.

Over the past 12 months, Dell EMC has introduced primary storage models, disk library solutions, tape replacement solutions, recovery solutions and cloud enablement extensions allowing Mainframe participation in object based solutions.

In select cities, the Dell EMC Forum event series featured a Mainframe breakout track. I caught up with an old friend, Robin Fromm (@rlfromm) CTO Dell EMC Mainframe Solutions, to get the latest. For the latest mainframe developments, be sure to visit the ECN community page at www.emc.com/mainframe

The Source Podcast: Episode #73: MainFrame Momentum with Robin Fromm

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

#67: Introducing Isilon All-Flash

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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The rapid growth of unstructured data represents a significant challenge for many enterprises across industries. As the volume and sources of data have expanded dramatically, traditional techniques to store and analyze information have proved to be too expensive and too slow to handle the massive data volumes modern enterprise product and manage.  Dell EMC Isilon is designed to directly address that challenge, taking your data lake strategy to the next level with new scale-out offerings providing breakthrough efficiency, scale and agility from edge to core to cloud.

Earlier this week at Dell EMC World, Isilon became the latest member of the Dell EMC All-Flash Portfolio. This week on Dell EMC The Source, Ed Beauvais (@EdBeauvais), Director Isilon Product Marketing stops by to talk Isilon and the impact of All-Flash for density (68 PB) and performance (25 Million IOPS). How does that translate to your workloads?  Find out this week on Dell EMC The Source.  For more visit www.emc.com/isilon

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The Source Podcast: Episode #67: Dell EMC Isilon taming unstructured data in a flash

Dell EMC The Source Podcast #67 - introducing Isilon All-Flash

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

#65: Introducing VMAX 250F

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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Earlier today, DELL EMC introduced the latest All-Flash offering in the VMAX All-Flash family. Now with three distinct models- the VMAX 250F, the VMAX 450F, and the VMAX 850F, the VMAX All Flash Arrays all share the trusted Dynamic Virtual Matrix architecture and HYPERMAX OS. The VMAX All-Flash products are specifically architected to meet the storage capacity and performance requirements of the All Flash Enterprise Data Center. The VMAX All Flash products are feature-rich All Flash offerings with specific capabilities designed to take advantage of the new higher capacity flash drives used in the densest configuration possible. The VMAX All Flash Arrays offer enterprise customers the trusted VMAX data services, the improved simplicity, capacity, and performance which their highly virtualized environments demand, while still meeting the economics of the more traditional storage workloads.

While the VMAX 250F was introduced October 10th, I was able to get a preview of the technology back at VMWorld 2016. I sat down in a highly secure room with Scott Delandy (@ScottDelandy) and Melissa Gurney (@SolutionGeek) to get the details.

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

The Source Podcast: Episode #65: Introducing VMAX 250F

Dell EMC The Source Podcast #65 - Introducing VMAX 250F

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

Episode #46: EMC World 2016 Core Recap with Chris Ratcliffe

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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EMC The Source Episode 46 Sam Marraccini Chris RatcliffeEMC World 2016 has traditionally provided an opportunity for EMCs business units to showcase the latest and greatest.  If the introduction of XtremIO, the Beast, in 2015 was the start, EMC World 2016 completes a full refresh of EMC Core Technologies portfolio.  Actually, much more than a refresh.  I sat down with Core Technologies SVP, Chris Ratcliffe (@ceratcliffe) at EMC World to get the details of everything Core Technologies.

Chris was more than happy to provide some insight into what happens behind the scenes of EMC World.  New product announcements included Enterprise Copy Data Management, Data Domain Virtual edition and, of course, EMC Unity.  We also talked EMC World Solutions Pavilion Modern Datacenter.

The Source Podcast: Episode #46: EMC World 2016 Core Recap with Chris Ratcliffe

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