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  1. Shellshock – EMC/VMware Status - For customers interested in products affected: VMware is here. EMC is here.
  2. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Fall 2014 edition! - It’s funny, I’ve almost started to think of the year as having these seasons: “Megalaunch –> EMC World –> Cisco Live - > VMworld SF -> Inter-VMworld integrum (aka breathe) –> VMworld Barcelona…” On other days, I feel like the...
  3. On disruptive storage upgrades… - Over the weekend, I saw this blog post about the disruptive XtremIO 2.4 –> 3.0 upgrade. First of all, yes, it is accurate to call the XtremIO 2.4->3.0 upgrade a disruptive operation. When customers using XtremIO 2.4 migrate to 3.0,...
  4. VMworld 2014 – INF1864 “Software Defined Storage…what’s next?” - Here’s the presentation I used at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. Every year, there is a “everything including the kitchen sink” session I tend to do, which is a blend of “big topics” (here, it was “what’s going on in...
  5. Commodity off the Shelf… Cheaper? - It’s an interesting thing that I’ve been seeing more and more – customers looking to leverage commodity off the shelf hardware and opensource software stacks. Personally, I LOVE this idea. I think that “Software Defined” means that whenever you CAN...
  6. VMworld 2014 – Hardware for WHAT? - Every year for VMworld, we produce (purely for fun) a gag video – they are fun, and everyone let’s their hair down :-) All of the people in the videos are real people EMCers or partners, in most cases, brothers...
  7. VMworld 2014 – EVO:RAIL and EMC’s approach - [UPDATE – Sept 10th, 8:54ET – many have asked for the softcopy deck that has some of these taxonomies – I’ve posted it here] Before I go much farther in talking about EVO:RAIL, I want to quickly make a black...
  8. VMworld 2014 - Life in the Flash Lane - As always – a VMworld always triggers lot of serious, long, heavy, technical reads coming, but equally – VMworld always has a lot of fun :-) This is the first of several! #v0dgeball was awesome – congrats to team SMP...
  9. VMworld 2014 – Open SDS Control Plane (ViPR Controller) - A big part of “software defined” is about data plane on commodity to be sure. But, just as big is the part about control plane abstraction. In the storage domain, a big part of the open EMC SDS strategy continues...
  10. VMworld 2014 – Open SDS Data Plane Transactional update (ScaleIO) - Lots of updates on the topic of “Software Defined Data Planes”! Since the last VMworld, where VSAN and ScaleIO were “new products” – they’ve had several quarters in the marketplace together (really, VSAN was “new” as it GAed at the...

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