In case you're not aware, Varrow Madness is almost here -- lots of details at the main site (go look if you haven't already). To the best of my knowledge, this is the largest technology conference in the Carolinas. While Varrow as a company isn't a vExpert or EMC Elect, to me this conference lets … Continue reading Varrow Madness – Session Breakdown by Theme
It's that time of year again - EMC Elect nominations! If you want the official writeup, go here. https://community.emc.com/community/connect/emc_elect/blog/2014/08/25/nominations-are-open-for-emc-elect-2015 I was honored to be selected as EMC Elect last year. Looking back at the last year, EMC Elect has been the most impactful manufacturer/partner program I've been involved in from my perspective -- have met … Continue reading EMC Elect Nominations – Do It
Summary - this ended up being a good summary of the highlights of the keynote later in the day - see my live blog post for details on that (not just text…lots of picture there too). I always like hearing what executives choose to focus on and how they say it when only have 2-3 … Continue reading EMC Redefine Possible – Analyst Breakfast & Executive Q&A (Good event summary)
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.