Category Converged Infrastructure

My Take On The “Last” EMC World

I was in Las Vegas last week for the “last” or at least last independent EMC World (there will be a Dell-EMC World in 2017). As a former EMC employee, I was interested in seeing what the messaging would be as EMC enters uncharted territory as an acquired company (say it with me three time “This […]

What EMC Is Up To With OpenStack Cloud Solutions

Today, EMC is announcing the availability of a family of EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions, including engineered IaaS solutions based on VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack technologies.  The official press release and “Redefine Hybrid Cloud” launch event rightly focuses on the Federation SDDC Edition of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution family, given its immediately availability […]

Vblock Specialized Systems: Because Infrastructure Is Boring And The Application Is King

Almost 10,000 people tuned in the VCE virtual launch today to hear about the biggest launch in the three year history of the company.  For a detailed review of what was announced, I suggest reading Kendrick Coleman’s blog.  Among the products that was unveiled is the Vblock Specialized System SAP HANA, which elevates the capabilities […]

One API To Rule Them All

An Early Cloud In my previous life as a Solutions Architect at EMC, I led a project at a large Enterprise account to deliver a self-service, on-demand, elastic infrastructure.  The solution included a web portal where lines of business (LOB) could request compute, network, and storage resources; the request would be automatically routed through the […]

What Is The Value Of A True Converged Infrastructure?

When I joined VCE two years, the idea of a Converged Infrastructure was still a novel idea in many data centers built on open systems architectures.  I spent much of my first year explaining to customers the concept of a Converged Infrastructure and how it could be a tool for IT transformation.  Often, I had […]

The SDDC Isn’t The Cloud

The genesis of this post actually came from former EMC vSpecialist/SDSpecialist and Mid-tier team lead, Scott Drummonds; Scott is a great evangelist for virtualization and cloud computing in APJ.  I recently heard him talk about the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) with Craig Waters, on one of Craig’s very informative  vCatchup podcasts.  Shortly after that, Scott […]