Availability – The Philosophy of an IT Hero

Greek philosopher Heraclitus, heralded for his doctrine citing change being central to the universe, famously observed, “Everything changes and nothing remains still and no man ever steps in the same river twice”. It’s taken about 2,500 years for the depth of Heraclitus’ insight to influence businesses.

Lisa Matzdorff November 26th, 2014

Third Party Array Support in ViPR Through OpenStack

OpenStack, the truly open cloud operating system, has been evolving since 2010. Since its inception, there have been many projects contributing to the growth of the OpenStack ecosystem. One of them, project code name “Cinder,” provides block storage capability. Any vendor who would like to enable block storage capability for … READ MORE

Parashurham Hallur November 24th, 2014

With the right protection strategy, the Data Lake is not as scary

Big Data has become large and mysterious enough to compete with the Loch Ness monster.  According to Wikipedia, “Big data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process them using traditional data processing applications.”

Amy McCue November 24th, 2014

SAP HANA and EMC Technology: Architecting for the Future

A few months ago, EMC IT successfully migrated its mission-critical, SAP Business Warehouse (BW) from an Oracle database to SAP HANA, an in-memory, relational database management system that offers several benefits over our existing system. Not only is SAP HANA providing us with speed and efficiency needed to meet today’s … READ MORE

Debajit Banerjee November 21st, 2014

The Hidden Gem in VMAX

Reducing I/O latency has long been one of the most important objectives of information technologists. After all, lowering I/O latency minimizes CPU waits, which increases overall performance.  The storage options available in the market today provide different price performance characteristics. … Continue reading

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Adnan Sahin

Adnan Sahin

Adnan Sahin is VMAX Product CTO in the Enterprise and Mid-Range Systems Division. His responsibilities include architecture and design of Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST), flash optimizations and related research areas. Dr. Sahin holds PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and high tech MBA from Northeastern University.

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Adnan Sahin November 21st, 2014

Support Tools surprise and delight at Dell World

Though I have been a Dell employee for three years, this year was my first year to attend Dell World. My team, Global Support & Deployment (GSD), had a kiosk in the Data Center area of the Solutions Showcase where we demonstrated our menu of Support Tools—SupportAssist, TechDirect and Support … READ MORE

Cassie M November 20th, 2014

EMC SourceOne Archiving

Data Archiving in an Information Age In today’s world, astronomic amounts of data can be found everywhere. Between the birth of the world and 2003, there was only 5 Exabytes of information created; now we create 5 Exabytes of data every two days. For the majority of the companies, on … READ MORE

Jennifer Zhou November 20th, 2014
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