Tag Archives: EMC

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 […]

Is Persistent Storage Good For Containers?

The value of persistent storage for containers has been something I’ve been thinking about so I thought I would raise a couple of concerns I have and see what folks thinks. In particular, I am thinking of people who’ve thought through this topic and who are smarter than me, like Clint Kitson from EMC {code}, John Griffith […]

How EMC Is Partnering With The OpenStack Ecosystem

EMC is making big bets these days on the OpenStack project, as evidenced by the string of announcements and activities over the past month, beginning with the acquisition of Cloudscaling.  We also announced our intent to build out an EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Edition, leveraging Cloudscaling’s OCS product and EMC’s Converged Infrastructure technologies. I […]

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 […]

VMware Integrated OpenStack: An OpenStack That VMware Admins Can Love

OpenStack For VMware Administrators and Architects In my previous role as the OpenStack and VMware Evangelist for Rackspace, I had the opportunity to speak with numerous companies about their OpenStack implementations or proof-of-concepts.  These interactions included customer meetings, user group meetups, and conference sessions.  A trend I noticed was the increasing number of VMware administrators […]

The Problem SDS Under OpenStack Cinder Solves

I wanted to write this post a while ago but decided to wait until I had made my job transition.  To be clear though, my thoughts have not materially changed from what it was when I was a Rackspace employee.  I’ve been saying the same things for over a year, as folks from various storage vendors […]

An Opportunity Too Good To Pass Up

There are times in your career when you search diligently for the next big opportunity.  That was the case when I made the decision last year to focus on OpenStack by moving to Rackspace, one of the co-founders of the OpenStack project.  Pursuing the next big opportunity led me to transition, earlier this year, to […]