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  1. Happy Holidays Part 3: Federation Treat “B” - Yesterday, I did a post on ESA here - which is an example of tight integration and packaging of vRealize Operations Management and the EMC storage portfolio. Today's Federation Treat cuts right to the core of the federation principle of...
  2. Happy Holidays Part 2: Federation Treat “A” - As you might imagine, I get a lot of questions from analysts these days about "this Federation thing - what's the material benefit?" While people in equity markets thrive off speculation (and this becomes a self-fulfilling thing - speculation begets...
  3. Happy Holidays Part 1: A New Tool (and a lesson) - Happy Holidays to all my dear friends and readers! In the Sakac household - the tree is up, the elf on the shelf magically moves every night (man I hate the panicked late night "magic" almost every night). Sure, I'm...
  4. Stardate: 5977.497.471 (Aka “VMAX3 has a big day”) - Congrats to the VMAX engineering team - for getting the Q4 VMAX3 Service Release out last week as committed! The specific release is 5977.497.471, which there was an internal thread where Jeremy Burton noticed it looked like something from. "Captains...
  5. First EMC{code} #DevHigh5 Winners! - "Code Open, Deploy Everywhere" There's a lot of change happening here at EMC :-) We're investing heavily in innovating and developing next-generation infrastructure and converged infrastructure in the domain of BOTH "Pets" (applications that expect deep infrastructure resilience and replication,...
  6. Life, Death, Tragedy - One thing that I DID NOT expect in leading a larger and larger team is that you get really exposed to the full cycle of life much more every day. You get to see things that are inspiringly positive: I...
  7. Scaled up VM-Level Protection now GA! - [UPDATED - 11/20/14, 7:32AM ET: VSAN notes, VCOPS link] For people who love the idea of replication (local for recovery purposes and remote for DR purposes), but want it as software only (no hardware dependency at all), and with VM-level...
  8. Software-Defined Networks and Storage + Your Thoughts… - There's been an interesting idea percolating around EMC for the last two years - which is the application of SDN approaches to dramatically simplify the storage domain. This could make at scale, heterogeneous environments (making the ability for persistence stacks...
  9. Multi-Hadoop Distribution v3 of the “Hadoop Starter Kit”! - Jim Ruddy (#RememberRuddy) and the EMC Office of the CTO team started something great with the Hadoop Starter Kit, which makes getting Hadoop up and running on vSphere (using the Big Data Extensions) and on EMC Isilon as easy as...
  10. Here’s something you don’t see every day… - I have a standing joke that EMC’s kit is dressed in “Death Star chic” with all the black (shiny as Darth Vader’s helmet) grey and blue cylon-like LEDs… I guess this is what you would find in the datacenter powering...

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