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Trey Layton, VCE CTO, discussed converged infrastructure, scale-out trends and software-defined software with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman live at the 2013 edition of EMC World. Layton said he had been getting a lot of feedback from both existing customers and potential customers that are testing VCE solutions against the company's competition, and they were excited about the way VCE could change the way they were doing business. He mentioned there were a lot of conversations going on around Vblock, ViPR, scale-out technology, and other innovations of VCE investor companies. Vellante asked about Vblock and how it plays out with the... more »
During theCube’s live coverage of EMC World 2013, Prasad Rampalli, Senior Vice President of Solutions Engineering at EMC, sat down with hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante and discussed his experience with EMC’s software-defined storage platform, ViPR. Rampalli began his discussion on ViPR by stating, “ViPR is the best thing that has happened to solutions. ViPR has got RESTful APIs that completely put the semantics on the type of storage capabilities that can be exposed.” This makes it possible to create plug-ins with the ViPR API that will work, guaranteed, across all EMC platforms. It’s still too early for a true review... more »
David Goulden, sitting down "in the hot seat" to talk to theCube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, showed incredible confidence. In his own words, it stems from the tremendous positive response from the customers, whose feedback has been fantastic. Goulden noted that this event was all about themes. The focus revolved around ViPR, Pivotal, and the innovation of storage arrays. Talking about the company's philosophy, Goulden shared some insight into the way EMC is run. The internal perception is not of a conglomerate, but of a federation. There is a big difference between the two. A federation has businesses that are... more »
Guy Churchward, President of Backup and Recovery Systems at EMC, visited theCube during EMC World 2013 to discuss the current state of backup and its position in software-defined architecture with hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante. Recently, EMC’s BRS division has gone so far as to say that “backup is broken,” when discussing the problems that customers have been having. Dave Vellante opened the conversation by asking Churchward for the specifics and what his team is doing about it. Churchward explained by defining the term “accidental architecture,” when application vendors will develop their own “rogue or renegade” development platforms, paradigms, etc.... more »
Three years after announcing its UCS servers and VCE partnership with EMC, Cisco is the number two vendor of x86 bladeservers in the United States, number 3 in the world, said Cisco VP of UCS Marketing Jim McHugh in an interview in the Cube from EMC World 2013. A lot of that success is due to partnerships with VCE Vblock and EMC VSPEX, he told SiliconAngle Founder/CEO John Furrier and Wikibon.org Co-Founder/Chief Analyst David Vellante. Read an overview of SiliconAngle.tv’s coverage of the conference and link to all the video interviews here. With both Vblock and VSPEX, architect for both the... more »
I recently had a briefing with CloudVolumes and this product is pretty amazing. Capacity on Demand, Flexibility - it's the stuff of legend, the goal so many datacenters are shooting for, investing, engineering, validating -rolling out internal clouds, building apps on them and so on. There are lots of ways to define Capacity on Demand, and CloudVolumes has a completely different take on it that introduces the ability to deliver applications, upgrade applications, and even rollback within seconds on systems that are actively running. The product can also be used to create high availability through stateless server deployments that are... more »
"Ruggedized" and Simplified: EMC Solutions Marketing VP Explains New Technology and Solutions Trends
In their third day of ongoing coverage of EMC World 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with John Kahn EMC Vice President of Solutions Marketing. In The Cube the three discussed the scope of EMC solutions marketing, the “ruggedized” benefits of VSPEX and the connection between VPLEX and VSPEX. Kahn explained that the general goal of EMC Solutions Marketing is to help customers understand the complete breadth of EMC. Given that EMC represents four companies and brands, simplifying how EMC views and responds to trends in the market isn’t always easy. Kahn noted that his colleagues spend several hours formulating... more »
For a service provider running mission-critical, high-availability services, the right IT operating model is critical, Andrew Wilson, senior managing director of Accenture Infrastructure Outsourcing, said in a Cube interview at EMCworld 2013. “There is the potential for anarchy if you run in a non-industrial way.” That means that “your command, control, management, and upgrade processes, your configuration, and all those important elements … need to be rock solid along with the technology you’re running on….” See an overview of The Cube’s coverage of EMCworld 2013 and link to all the recorded interviews here. “We deliver complex change programs that carry a... more »
How exactly do you align and transform the new EMC brand with different companies: EMC, VMWare, and Pivotal? Hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante had Jeremy Burton, EVP of Product Operations and Marketing at EMC stop by on the final day of EMC World 2013 to discuss his transition from marketing to production operations. As the brains behind EMC's marketing messaging, Burton is the best interview of the week, in my opinion. EMC World is still a technology-driven show according to Burton. There had already been over 500 technical sessions and 1,500 people passed through the EMC certification program. With only... more »
Shane Robison, the newly appointed CEO of Fusion-io, appeared on theCUBE on SiliconANGLE.com at #EMCWorld to clear the air on the rumors swirling around the departure of former CEO David Flynn and CMO Rick White both cofounders. Robison, Fusion-io's new CEO, discussed the recent events going on with the flash storage giant during a brief chat with Dave Vellante and myself just a few moments ago. The two co-founders of Fusion-io have both left the company in a surprising move, leaving room for much speculation. Although he admitted the C-level changes at Fusion-io came as a shock to many, Robinson said the decision... more »