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Don't Believe Everything the CEO Tells You On Stage, Says Ben Kepes #emcworld

Don't Believe Everything the CEO Tells You On Stage, Says Ben Kepes #emcworld

I was extremely interested to catch the interview of Ben Kepes (Director/Principle) Diversity Limited on day one of EMC World 2013. Hosts Stu Miniman and John Furrier had a very insightful conversation asking Kepes opinion on everything from cloud migration to the changing landscape of legacy/traditional vendors. Ben is an active member of the Clouderati, a global group of Cloud thought leaders, so his opinions on the state of the cloud are ones that should be listened to very closely. Diversity is a broad spectrum consultancy specialising in SaaS, Cloud Computing and business strategy. Can legacy/traditional vendors change they way they... more »
Customers Want Clear Direction for Software-Led Trend, Says Brocade  #emcworld

Customers Want Clear Direction for Software-Led Trend, Says Brocade #emcworld

PG Menon, Director Emerging Technologies Data Center Networking, Brocade, had an in-depth conversation on software-defined networking, virtualization, open source initiative and the company's future plans with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Stu Miniman, live at EMC World 2013. "OpenStack is a great platform for cloud computing. OpenStack is a single platform from where you can manage all the sets of resources," PG Menon said, no longer needing the silos that are part of current architectures. OpenStack is going a long way in fulfilling that dream of central management. Software-Defined Networking and network virtualizations are two different things, he explained, as SDN has set out its goal... more »
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Simple, Predictable and Profitable : EMC Transforms Its Services Mantra #emcworld

EMC aims to offer programs that are simple, predictable and profitable, says Jeff Taylor, VP of Global Channel Strategy and Operations. Jeff Taylor, VP of Global Channel Strategy and Operations and Co-GM of Unified Entry Business, EMC, spoke with theCUBE hosts John Furrier and  Dave Vellante during EMC World this week about the transformation of EMC into a channel-friendly company. After years of being known as a not-so-friendly channel company, the transformation occured when EMC started doing things differently. "We listen better than we have, in a structured and systematic way", admits Jeff. "We want our program and our business to be... more »
How Software Reinvented Logistics for TTX

How Software Reinvented Logistics for TTX

Wikibon co-founder and chief analyst Dave Vellante caught up with Bruce Schinelli, the chief information officer of railcar giant TTX, at EMC’s recent SAP Week conference in Hopkinton, MA. The executive shared a few details about his company, its IT infrastructure, and the technologies it is leveraging to streamline operations. Schinelli starts the interview by going over the reasons he’s attending the event: TTX is a joint customer of SAP and EMC, he explains, and SAP Week is an opportunity to observe the synergy between the two vendors and see where this relationship is headed. TTX is among the largest providers of... more »
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ServiceMesh Proves Its Worth in Dollars and Cents : Treat Code as First Class #emcworld

Host John Furrier had the pleasure of having Eric Pulier (Chairman & CEO) of ServiceMesh stop by theCUBE on day one of EMC World 2013 to chat about enterprise cloud, the focus of applications to ServiceMesh's success, and the importance of software-led infrastructure (SLI) to its goals. ServiceMesh is positioned squarely in the Cloud IT Transformation corner, and can tout savings to companies anywhere from $100 million to $1 billion annually. CIO's are jumping on board it's unified platform approach to IT-as-a-Service. The competitive landscape of DevOps is ripe, and Pulier sees an important factor from the market being: how do... more »
Brocade's New CEO: We Want Recognition as No. 1 Network Solution Provider  #emcworld

Brocade's New CEO: We Want Recognition as No. 1 Network Solution Provider #emcworld

Lloyd Carney, Brocade's new CEO, came to discuss his new position within the company, as well as future development strategy with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at EMC World 2013. Carney has only been Brocade's CEO for about 100 days, therefore he comes with a fresh perspective on the company and its future direction. Brocade has been involved in a partnership with EMC for more than 15 years, and Carney mentioned his company treats EMC "as more of a customer than a partner," expecting their collaboration to get better over time. "What I've learned is the strength of partnership,"... more »
Flexibility in Policy Compliance is Paramount in App Development for Banks, Says UBS #emcworld

Flexibility in Policy Compliance is Paramount in App Development for Banks, Says UBS #emcworld

Andy Brown, Group CTO, UBS, discussed storage, Big Data, software and application development from the perspective of banks and financial services companies with theCube host John Furrier, live at EMC World 2013. Talking about cloud adoption for banks, Brown said that "we are just starting on private cloud." Virtual private cloud is interesting to this industry segment -- it would have to be single tenant for banks to be really interested in this storage option. Internal private cloud and external private cloud when you are single tenant, mean that you own the data and have control over access to it. But when... more »
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In the Move to the Cloud, Services and Speed Wins the Day #emcworld

As customers start their journey to the cloud, EMC is also on a journey, says EMC SVP of Global Services Mike Koehler. On the one hand, EMC services has grown to an inflection point where it needs to reorganize into a single organization including traditional consulting in support of its products, education, and higher level business and IT planning services, he said in The Cube from EMCworld 2013. At the same time services has to expand to provide the extra services customers struggling with their transition to cloud, whether public, private, or hybrid, need. And the organization as a whole is... more »
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CIOs Need to Transform IT or Be Left Behind #emcworld

Business leaders want instant gratification, they want IT services that will transform their businesses, not more data centers filled with IT systems that may provide benefit in two years, says Vic Bhagat, the new CIO of EMC, in the Cube at EMC World 2013. CIOs need to stop being chief information officers and become chief innovation officers. CIOs and IT organizations that stay focused on the old way of doing things, on how many data centers they run, will be left behind, he warns. “The money is being spent on forward-looking IT, not on data centers. It is spent on transformation... more »
Flash Environments Bring Lower TCO, Not Just Faster Storage, Says EMC's Zahid Hussain #emcworld

Flash Environments Bring Lower TCO, Not Just Faster Storage, Says EMC's Zahid Hussain #emcworld

Zahid Hussain, EMC Senior VP/GM, Flash Products Division, discussed EMC's flash products and strategy with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 edition of EMC World. "We feel great about the portfolio we're bringing to the market," Hussain said, mentioning a great transformation to flash-based architecture that the storage industry is currently undergoing. Discussing mindset shifts, he stated that the performance one's getting out of flash is not just about "a faster version of your storage," it will change everything one expects, how data is analyzed or visualized, applications starting to expect something different from the infrastructure, etc.... more »

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