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EMCWorld Virtual labs rock!

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I just got done performing several virtual labs here at EMCWorld and they are great. I have been hearing about all this new technology: VPlex, VBlock, VNX, UIM, and so on, but havnt had a chance to try any hands-on activities to feel the technology.I just provisioned storage across the country, deployed enterprise level VMware […]

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How do I know I can trust your cloud?

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Everyone out there is a cloud today – you have cloud apps, cloud servers, cloud services, cloud anything. This is all well and good for consumers where a couple of dollars are at risk, but what about Enterprises? When an enterprise moves to a cloud, it is a game changing and potentially critical event. If […]

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Open Source Cloud Framework

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At EMCWorld I learned about the worlds first open-source cloud framework – http://cloudfoundry.com/. Developed by ex Google employees, this is a ground up Platform as a Service (Paas) environment that allows the enterprise, private, and public clouds to benefit from the same features, functions, and APIs.Now, you can develop LOB apps on the platform and […]

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EMCWorld – 2 days down

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Day 2 at EMCworld ended with a bang. Lots of great sessions and lots of fun. So far I have seen: The future of consumer driven IT Enterprise IT growing and being as nimble as consumer technology Virtualized information world, where people no longer work on “documents” at “deskops” but work with information from anywhere […]

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How much does your virtual environment cost?

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Most companies are implementing some sort of virtualization today, but how much does that virtualed server cost? If you have 300 virtual machines, how much does that test/dev system cost? Or that font-end web server? And more importantly — How much would it cost to move that to a public cloud? The Accelerating the Journey […]

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Is your company ready for future storage?

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Is your company ready for the future of storage? Are you?EMCWorld session Managing information storage – Trends, Challenges, and Options 2011-2012 discussed some of the recent history of storage management and challenges, and the moved on to vew the future trends and possibilities. The whitepaper (link below) goes into great detail about storage environments, trends, […]

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Oracle Database Cloud

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I was sitting in the Storage Administrators Guide to Deploying and Managing Oracle DB Clounds on EMC Storage at EMCWorld, and the brought up an intersting idea – a database cloud. I had previously heard about Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), a clustered, scalable, high-performance database solution. I had also thought about putting multiple Oracle […]

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Migrating live VMs across multiple states?

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Last year at EMCWorld, they unveiled the EMC VPlex – a way of having active-active datacenters and being able to synchronize data between them in such a way that you could run virtual workloads between them. The even demo’d migrating between SANs that were theoretically in different datacenters. This was a great idea, but my […]

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EMCWorld – First session down!

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Think about Facebook – you can use it on Windows, Mac, Linux, Blackberry, iPhone, Droid, and any other web enabled device. This is true application as a service, wherever you are, whatever platform you are using, you can use Facebook. On many of these devices, you can install an app to use this software even […]

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Just became and EMC Proven Professional!

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I saw that I could sign up at EMCWorld to take the EMC certification exams for half price, so I thought it migh be a good idea. Every year they have asked me if I wanted a cool shirt, and when I said yes, they said I had to pass the test — this year […]