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If you don’t disrupt yourself, someone will eat your lunch | #emcworld

If you don’t disrupt yourself, someone will eat your lunch | #emcworld

As the last EMC World 2016 takes place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Chad Sakac, president of VCE's Converged Platform Division at EMC, provided “blunt and honest” feedback regarding his feelings about the merger. “I love EMC, I love my job, I love my colleagues, I love partners and customers, so EMC World for me is almost like a homecoming,” he said. “Change is good. I’m excited with the latent opportunity in all that is going on, and frankly everyone I am talking to … describes themselves as optimistic.” Sakac sat down with Stu Miniman and Brian... more »
EMC prioritizes open-source integration | #emcworld

EMC prioritizes open-source integration | #emcworld

EMC was one of open source’s early adopters, bringing community-driven innovation to enterprise technology. It also knows its customers want value. Josh Bernstein, EMC’s new VP of technical strategy, sat down with Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during EMC World to talk about the value open source brings to EMC. “To me, it’s about integration,” Bernstein said. “Open source allows me to consume software in a way that makes it easier to integrate the rest of my environment. As we move towards cloud-native applications, and towards micro services, and start to adopt 12-factor applications, the... more »
Don't go there: Using data to build a better threat brief for travelers | #emcworld

Don't go there: Using data to build a better threat brief for travelers | #emcworld

If you happen to travel abroad for work from time to time, you may have been provided with what's called a "threat brief" to alert you to any safety concerns at your destination. And if it was the typical threat brief, it was up to six months old and about 30 pages long, which may have left you wondering about the use of the term "brief." According to Mike Bishop, chief systems architect of Prescient Edge, this is what his company's specially designed safety alert system for travelers seeks to address. Bishop told Dave Vellante and John Walls, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team,... more »
Young users are driving the Verizon business model to be more efficient | #emcworld

Young users are driving the Verizon business model to be more efficient | #emcworld

Verizon’s younger customer base is driving the company to remain on the edge of new technology, and Larry Rau, director of technology at Verizon Labs, is excited about the influx of new devices and technology. Talking with John Walls and Dave Vellante, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, Rau discussed the importance of efficient use of data centers and hardware management to increase speed. You don’t want to be locked down into a specific hard drive, he said, adding that you need to have the data move around with the application. Strong development teams key Asked if the move to cloud infrastructure... more »
Project Horizon: EMC's 'Leap' helps companies with digital transformation | #emcworld

Project Horizon: EMC's 'Leap' helps companies with digital transformation | #emcworld

The official name of EMC’s Project Horizon is Leap, according to Rohit Ghai, president of EMC's Enterprise Content Division, during EMC World 2016 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The user is the center of the Universe The quest for digitalization is making the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market hot again, and Leap is “fundamentally reinventing the industry,” Ghai told John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during an interview at EMC World 2016. Allowing customers to manage content wherever it may live, and centered on user experience, Leap incorporates enterprise-level security and... more »
Dell Technologies: Modernizing from the edge, to the core, to the cloud | #emcworld

Dell Technologies: Modernizing from the edge, to the core, to the cloud | #emcworld

As EMC World 2016 began at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the changing of the guard for EMC was realized as Joe Tucci, EMC chairman and CEO, went on stage to reminisce about the conference’s early days in 2001. Back then it was called Wizard’s World, and over the past 15 years it has grown into one of the most significant conferences in technology. Why Merge? Why Dell? Why now? Tucci opened the keynote explaining his vision of the Dell/EMC merger by saying, “This is the beginning of something greater.” He spoke about the merger in terms of shifting from... more »
EMC's Unity: Data center on a stick? | #emcworld

EMC's Unity: Data center on a stick? | #emcworld

As cloud technologies continue to effect various aspects the industry, the size of physical hardware is trending down. Nevertheless, mobility is perhaps the most remarkable element of EMC's virtual software, which has become “an all-flash data center in your pocket," according to Chris Ratcliffe, SVP of marketing at EMC Core Technologies. Ratcliffe presented Dave Vellante and John Furrier, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, with two USB sticks at EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas. Ratcliffe said that he had 50 more in his pocket and “nobody knows.” The USB stick contained all of EMC's virtual software, including its newest release, Unity. During... more »
The year of all Flash: EMC announces Unity storage solution | #emcworld

The year of all Flash: EMC announces Unity storage solution | #emcworld

EMC announced its product suite called Unity, a mid-market storage solution that will revolutionize storage for the small to mid-sized company. The products are inexpensive and have the ability to scale and boast three times the performance of previous versions of the product, the company said during EMC World 2016, held this week in Las Vegas. John Furrier and Dave Vellante, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, spoke with Jeff Boudreau, SVP and GM for the Enterprise and Midrange Systems Division at EMC, to discuss the new offerings and what it means to the small and mid-sized enterprise. Boudreau started... more »
EMC and Dell build two-headed tech industry giant | #emcworld

EMC and Dell build two-headed tech industry giant | #emcworld

One of the biggest acquisitions in tech history is happening right now. Dell, one of the industry giants to stride across the tech world has found EMC, another giant in its own field, and the two are putting the last stitches in for a merger that will shape the future of technology. To gain some insight on this historic combination of powers, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, joined Howard Elias, president and COO of Global Enterprise Services at EMC and Dell-EMC Integration Leader, during the EMC World 2016 conference in Las Vegas. The details of the... more »
EMC's David Goulden talks of the challenges fusing cloud-native apps with traditional infrastructure | #emcworld

EMC's David Goulden talks of the challenges fusing cloud-native apps with traditional infrastructure | #emcworld

The advantages of building applications in the cloud are being touted all over the industry. With the ease of purchasing cloud service and DevOps tools, many now see it as the only way to go. But before you go cloud crazy, you need may need to do a survey of your infrastructure. "Traditional apps and cloud-native apps are going to live on different infrastructures," said David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure. He told John Furrier and Dave Vellante, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, that the differences between cloud-native and traditional apps are so significant that "if you're born in cloud native,... more »

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