It’s Time to Invite IT to the Big Data Party

Posted on behalf of Amy Price, Solutions Evangelist, Dell It’s puzzling to me how discussions around Big Data seem to be the Big Thing for the BI and data warehouse communities, but not so much for storage and IT, to the point where “Big Data” seems to be equated with the … READ MORE

Gina Rosenthal May 31st, 2012

Recap: Data Science Summit 2012

Did you know that “a dog can detect a teaspoon of sugar diluted in a million gallons of water: two Olympic-sized pools full?” I got that insight from a great book I’m currently reading by Alexandra Horowitz called Inside of a Dog. Now, what does that have to do with the … READ MORE

Michael Howard May 31st, 2012

EMC Extends Service Assurance With Watch4net

What if you could ensure the availability—and performance—of your virtual data center? With the acquisition of Montreal-based Watch4net Solutions, EMC provides another compelling option for getting your data center under better control. EMC IT Operations Intelligence ensures the availability of the virtual data center (VDC) with a root cause or … READ MORE

Mark Prahl May 31st, 2012

Touring the Nashua Design Center

As you may have read about in previous blog posts, there’s a lot of exciting planning going on for Dell Storage Forum, scheduled for Boston on June 11-13th.  Because our Nashua Design Center (one of our storage development sites) is within an hour of Boston, one of the options we’re … READ MORE

Sheryl K May 25th, 2012

Enterprise Information Meets the Digital Universe

During his opening EMC World keynote presentation, Joe Tucci talked about how enterprise information is dwarfed by data being created in the “digital universe” – outside the four walls of the organization. According to the IDC Digital Universe study sponsored by EMC, this data is growing at an astounding rate … READ MORE

Bill Schmarzo May 24th, 2012

What a Wonderful World

Some of you, of a certain vintage, may remember that beautiful song performed by the legendary Louis Armstrong.  He recorded it in 1968, and it sold over a million copies, a huge hit for its day.  I well remember listening to it on the radio.  Note, I was age 0x0C … READ MORE

Robert Peglar May 23rd, 2012

Believe the Hype: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure made simple

Hype? – With all the buildup around virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI, for the past several years, it’s hard not to question its value. According to Mark Margevicius at Gartner, “The promise of VDI is overshadowed by ‘the three C's’ — CAPEX, complexity and connectivity.”   I decided that I wanted … READ MORE

Travis Brown May 22nd, 2012
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