Note: this is a live blog…apologies for typos - this will be relatively analysis-light (focused on keeping up). Walked in to live music and customer quotes on the big screen - one of them was TIAA-CREF (customer who Varrow works with in Charlotte, NC). 3D Glasses on all the seats - opening video uses 3D … Continue reading EMC Redefine Possible – Live Blog
I'm greatly looking forward to the EMC Redefine Possible event tomorrow - otherwise known as MegaLaunch 2014. http://newsblog.emc.co.uk/redefine-possible-mega-launch-2014-20-days-to-go/ From what I'm hearing there's some very good stuff coming (surprised, eh? 😉 ) -- I know that's vague but I don't want to steal the thunder from tomorrow's announcements. What's most fascinating to me is the … Continue reading EMC Redefine Possible – The Day Before…
Or rather...how I became EMC Elect. EMC Elect is a program in its 2nd year to recognize social outreach/evangelization focused on the EMC portfolio -- similar to VMware's vExpert program. More details here. https://community.emc.com/community/connect/emc_elect/blog/2014/01/14/how-were-the-emc-elect-of-2014-chosen It is a notably smaller program however by number of members -- 750+ vExperts vs. only 80 EMC Elect. https://community.emc.com/community/connect/emc_elect/blog/2014/01/15/the-emc-elect-of-2014--official-list I … Continue reading How to become EMC Elect
As an EMC partner, I'm definitely seeing a lot of excitement around Isilon right now…which given it's a fantastic product is very cool. While VNX and Isilon both have clear strengths, they do overlap at a high level so I've found myself having a "what's the best fit?" conversation somewhat regularly with customers. Along those lines, … Continue reading VNX & Isilon, Isilon & VNX…oh the dilemma.
Summary = good core Avamar info and some interesting details/thoughts around how to protect vCD with Avamar. Love Avamar's dedup rates as always. Phil George (EMC BRS) - Core Avamar with VMware Walkthrough Core Avamar value stuff with VMware (big stuff but core) - VADP+CBT integration, vSphere 5, Image-level/Guest-level, etc. Proxy VMs to handle backup … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – General Avamar & vCloud Director+Avamar – VMware Partner Exchange
Summary = lots of integration/work/blood/sweat/tears from EMC into anything and everything VMware - highlighted across all my different posts on the EMC Bootcamp. Note: as always, these are my notes from what was on the screen, what was said, and my own thoughts. Session with Tommy Trogden - Solutions-based selling. Random notes basically... Consultative selling … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – Solution Based Selling – VMware Partner Exchange
Summary = high-energy walkthrough by Scott Lowe around the promise of stretched clusters, the high level details (part 1 below), and the low level details (part 2). Fantastic run-through of a fascinating subject (fascinating to me at least as I'm actively having SRM + VPLEX discussions with customers). Scott Lowe - Stretched Cluster Discussion Part … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – Stretched Cluster Discussion by Scott Lowe – VMware Partner Exchange
Summary = I'm already very excited about vCOPs and have multiple customers using it. Seeing the mass of additional data points we can now pull in from the storage array excites me even more. Matt Cowger - vCenter Operations and EMC Stuff VMAX Adapter It works! Go to config tab and add adapter. See front … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – vCenter Operations & EMC – VMware Partner Exchange
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I have to echo Chad here.... http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2010/11/now-this-is-solid-marketing.html that this is good marketing....even if you're not an EMC shop. I actually went through this whiteboard at an EMC Accreditation session a couple weeks back....the various Phases make a lot of sense when you're thinking about private clouds/public clouds/IT as a Service. And of course the various … Continue reading good cloud marketing from EMC