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#64: Dell EMC Core Technologies = Core Functionality with Stephan Voss

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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When most people think traditional EMC, or Dell EMC, they think Storage. While that is about to change, the foundation of the modern data center starts with the right storage array.  At VMWorld 2016, I had the opportunity to chat with Stephan Voss (@VossManVoss) Director of Technical Marketing, Dell EMC Core Technologies.  We talked XtremIO, Vmax Unity and storage software.  Software that brings functionality like iCDM (Integrated Copy Data Management), VMware enablement and application enablement.

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

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

Dell EMC The Source Podcast #64 - Keeping it Core with Stephan Voss

The Source Podcast: Episode ##64: Dell EMC Core Technologies = Core Functionality with Stephan Voss

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

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

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)

Episode #59: The Edge is Still Bleeding – Chad Sakac VMworld 2016 Breakout Session

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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The Chinese proverb: May you live in interesting times. Well congratulations, we all live in very interesting times. And, from an IT perspective, we live in unprecedented times. What is happening is we have entered into the digital era. This is the biggest shift to happen in business since the industrial revolution”, Joe Tucci, EMC Chief Executive Officer quoted during EMC World 2015.

Together, we have an incredibly powerful set of capabilities. Our goal is to be your most trusted, most innovative partner…We believe we’ve created the next great technology company…and we’ve created it just for you.”
Michael Dell quoted Day One of “Dell Technologies”

Introducing Dell Technologies.

We believe technology exists to drive human progress on a global scale—to create new markets, reshape industries and improve the lives of every person on the planet. Our unique combination and unprecedented capabilities power true transformation for people and organizations everywhere.dell-technologies

These are unprecedented times, and the dawn of a new day as Dell Technologies.  For more information on Dell Technologies, please visit www.delltechnologies.com

EMC The Source podcast will also transform, more details on Dell EMC The Source over the coming weeks.  But first, having just returned from EMC VMworld 2016, I have a tremendous amount of content to share.  It’s important to put that content into context.  VMworld 2016 August 28th to September 1, 2016 was conducted before the official creation of Dell Technologies on September 7th.  While my guests may refer to EMC product announcements and in some cases futures, rest assured all of the products and features will seamlessly transform to Dell EMC products, technologies and solutions.

So while I may introduce a few of them as “Your Source for EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions” the only thing that has really changed is “Dell EMC” and the inclusion of additional products for expanding our already rich technology portfolio.   These are indeed “interesting times” and while I look back and thank Joe Tucci for all he has done, I look forward to the new dawn of Dell Technologies led by Michael Dell.

With that…  Let’s go straight to what I consider the MUST ATTEND Breakout Session of VMworld 2016 in its entirety, unedited audio format, Chad Sakac (@sakacc) the VirtualGeek – The Edge is Still Bleeding.

emc-the-source-59-sam-marraccini-chad-sakac-breakoutSDDC9462-SPO The Edge is Still Bleeding: A face-melting technical smorgasbord of all things Converged, Hyper-Converged, Cloud Native & Software Defined. 

Abstract: So much technology change. So much more business pressure. Do you feel the pace of change is becoming impossible? I do. That means it’s time to make decisions about what’s boring and what matters – and get focused. This is an incredibly difficult and mind blowing task for IT organizations to undergo. In this session, we will discuss all things related to converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, looking at buy vs. build models and what the future holds. We’ll roll up our sleeves to examine Cloud Native Apps and take a look at Native Hybrid Cloud strategies, diving deeper into the Software Defined Storage world and view its impact in the modern data center – which by definition, lives on and off-premises. In typical Chad fashion, we’ll get our hands dirty with tons of live demos and sneak peeks of Software Defined Storage and Cloud Native Solutions.

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

The Source Podcast: Episode #59: The Edge is still Bleeding with Chad Sakac

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

Episode #58: Live from VMworld 2016 with Aaron Chaisson

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 Podcast Episode #58“MODERNIZE” that’s the theme of the VMworld 2016 EMC booth.  Yes, it’s a marketing buzz world, but it does a perfect job capturing the global theme across all of our business units.   The EMC Solution Pavilion presence is front and center covering topics from converged systems, modern infrastructure, hybrid cloud, cloud native, modern analytics and data protection.

I spoke to Aaron Chaisson, (@AaronChaisson) VP Global Portfolio Marketing, about his VMworld experience and how things have changes over the just the last view years. and what we can expect.

Be sure to subscribe to EMC The Source for more form VMworld 2016! Including Chads “Bleeding Edge”, “EMC Customer Corner” and lots of product updated and VMware integration announcements.

If your using the app, be sure to check the bonus content for a video tour of the EMC Booth!

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

The Source Podcast: Episode #58: Live from VMworld 2016 with Aaron Chaisson

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