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  1. Cloudlink: Story behind the acquisition - Today, EMC closed on the acquisition of a small Ottawa-based company called Cloudlink. Cloudlink does something simple – and does it well. They deliver a product called SecureVM that encypts (and attests to, and otherwise controls and manages) compute instances...
  2. A Very Special… THANK YOU. - Last of this short run “A Very Special” series (first one on the topic of “service” here; and the second one on the topic of “people” here). A huge “Thank you!” to all those that voted in the Top vBlog...
  3. A Very Special… Perspective on people - A second post in the “very special” series (and I have a 3rd for tomorrow) – you can read the first here. These are topics of the heart, not topics of tech per se (but absolutely topics that matter). I’ll...
  4. A Very Special… VNX Cabinet - Over the last few days, I’ve been on the road with customers – and it never ceases to energize me to see how much our customers put their faith, their trust in EMC. Whether it’s VMAX “holding off the zombie...
  5. A Big Day in Converged Infrastructure! - Today, VCE made several big announcements: Major updates to VCE VBlocks Expansion of the CI portfolio to include VCE VxBlocks – a broader spectrum of technology choices, starting with VMware NSX, but will be applied more generally. VCE Technology Extensions...
  6. Is the dress white and gold – or blue and black? SDS + Server, or Appliance? - Chad – what the hell are you talking about with that title? Last week I was with an partner in Japan, and had a lengthy discussion over SDS data plane stacks – and what we were doing, and thoughts on...
  7. Happy XX day! - Those that know me know that I’m a proud father of two girls. They are the light of my life, the apple of my eye. They are smart, funny, insightful, and beautiful. I want them to be afforded every opportunity...
  8. It’s time to cast your vote! - It’s that time of year! The vSphere-land “Top vBlog” voting is open! The voting runs through 3/19 – so vote now! I’m sure that I speak for many of the other bloggers – writing the blog is a labor of...
  9. Trouble in the Federation re ScaleIO and VSAN? - Is there fighting in the family? Actually, that’s just an intentionally inflammatory, eye-ball grabbing headline – everything is actually great, and even getting better :-) I just wanted to try on for size how it would feel to build a...
  10. Big Moves by Big Players in a Big Week in Big Data - This week has seen big moves, big changes in the big data landscape – and that’s big :-) First, the industry took a dramatic turn – led by HortonWorks, Splunk, Pivotal and others with the creation of the Open Data...

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