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  1. Cloud Trifecta! - Big news today – Cloudscaling, Maginatics, Spanning join the EMC family. What’s the story behind each of these? I’m going to hit each of these in a seperate post to avoid making you all suffer more than usual from “Chad...
  2. Why Cloudscaling, and why now? - Welcome to my Cloudscaling brothers and sisters? So – this post will be about “Why Cloudscaling” and “Why now?”. Clearly – there is a real and growing model where customers are looking at different ways of building clouds. I don’t...
  3. Why Maginatics, why now? - Answer for this one is simpler than the Cloudscaling one. We’ve been watching the space of “storage things that use object storage” closely for a while. What’s clear is that it’s very hard to make “cloud tier” a product (it...
  4. Why Spanning? Why now? - Again, like Maginatics, more patently obvious than Cloudscaling. The space of “Cloud Backup” is very interesting (and we have a lot of experience – remember, Mozy is an EMC company!) People initially think that “backup to Cloud” is an “obvious...
  5. Enterprise Hybrid Cloud – Applied to SAP, and HINT: TOMORROW. - In partnership with VMware, we keep cranking on the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC). This is the tag we apply to “Self-Service IaaS solutions with on-premises and off-premises elements”. We started with VMware-centric designs (the “EHC: Federation SDDC Edition”) focused on...
  6. My 2 cents on the VCE Announcement. - I’m really excited about having VCE part of EMC. We will take the Converged Infrastructure market that we created together with Cisco, and accelerate it to a whole new level. Now – listening to a lot of the dialog (interesting...
  7. Grr – make your pick. Do you want “Open Everything” or “Agility”? - Sometimes, customers and partners frustrate me. There, I said it :-) I’m sure the reverse is also true – I bet I/we can be frustrating too :-) People… “Choice” is good. But “Choice” can also be the enemy of “Agility”....
  8. New Cisco/EMC SAP 8-Way SAP HANA Certified Configs - Someone pointed out today that there are new postings on the SAP HANA Certified appliance list with the new 8-way C880 systems, here: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-52522 Frankly, this had been a gap for both scale-up (single node) SAP HANA configs with Cisco...
  9. 3rd Party Evaluation of Hybrid Cloud M&O integration - Just as I’m about to board a plane to Barcelona for VMworld 2014 there – this crosses my path. Tres apropos! http://wikibon.org/wiki/v/Evaluation_Hybrid_Cloud_Strategic_Options_for_Enterprise_VMware_Installations The gang at Wikibon have done a deep dive of VMware integration with the ecosystem – but not...
  10. Cloudera/Isilon Hadoop Starter Kit 3.0 is out! - I saw from a great colleague (vSpecialist Ed Walsh in the EMC Office of the CTO) that the latest Hadoop Starter Kit 3.0 has been released (a great HOWTO for using Cloudera, the vSphere Big Data Extensions, and Isilon together)....

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