Sam Grocott is the Senior Vice President of Dell Technologies Business Unit (DTBU) Marketing, which focuses on all infrastructure and client solutions as well as the associated services portfolio. DTBU Marketing also includes key GTM activities across global business-to-business (B2B) campaigns, portfolio messaging and competitive intelligence. Sam began his career with Isilon Systems in 2001 leading Product Management and was responsible for helping bring to market Isilon’s first products in 2003. After Isilon was acquired by EMC in 2010, Sam continued to lead the marketing and product management team that delivered the industry leading scale-out NAS offering. When EMC was acquired by Dell in in 2016, Sam’s role expanded to include the entire Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions portfolio for Marketing. This set into motion what ultimately resulted in the creation of DTBU Marketing, representing the entire Dell Technologies portfolio.

The Big Reveal: Reinforcing the Scale-Out Data Lake

IT today is running faster than ever before, tasked with an incredibly difficult mission—maximize efficiency by redefining how technology supports the business. The world is moving to a hybrid (private and public) cloud environment, necessitating a whole new approach to IT. So how do we make that happen? … READ MORE

Sam Grocott July 8th, 2014

The Wait is Over! Isilon OneFS 7.1 Now Generally Available

Building on the core strengths of OneFS 7.0 — simplicity, massive scalability, predictable performance and unmatched efficiency — I am excited to announce OneFS 7.1, previously known as project “Waikiki,” is generally available. As I previewed in May, OneFS 7.1 is designed for organizations not only trying to … READ MORE

Sam Grocott October 30th, 2013

EMC Isilon Hadoop Starter Kit Unveiled at VMworld

VMworld kicked off yesterday in San Francisco and as usual, there is a lot of energy floating around at the conference.  EMC added to that energy by unveiling an exciting new Hadoop Starter Kit. The idea behind the kit is to simplify all Hadoop distribution deployment by reducing the time … READ MORE

Sam Grocott August 27th, 2013

EMC World 2013, Day 3 Recap

Today, EMC Isilon president Bill Richter took to the EMC World stage and gave his keynote speech on Isilon: Scale-out NAS Innovation Today, Business Innovation Tomorrow.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, the keynote included a customer panel with Rackspace, Bosch, and MLB, as well as a conversation … READ MORE

Sam Grocott May 8th, 2013

EMC World 2013, Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of EMC World kicked off with Paul Maritz and Joe Tucci’s keynote on the platform for next-generation cloud and big data applications. Here’s a great visual recap of their keynote, in case you missed it. An anecdote that caught my attention was when Paul pointed out … READ MORE

Sam Grocott May 7th, 2013

New Isilon Innovations…The Answer to Today’s “Transformation Squeeze”

Today’s IT pros are caught in “transformation squeeze” — trapped between the traditional expectations of building and maintaining robust technical infrastructures while needing to drive new business value through deployment of next-generation applications and workflows. To help enterprises cope with today’s scalability and operational challenges while preparing for … READ MORE

Sam Grocott May 7th, 2013

EMC World 2013, Day 1

Welcome to EMC World 2013, all. Yesterday, we kicked off the biggest and most social EMC World ever with the ViPR announcement—EMC’s software-defined storage solution. The buzz continued throughout the day with EVP Jeremy Burton and President & COO David Goulden’s keynote on software-defined storage, where they highlighted … READ MORE

Sam Grocott May 7th, 2013

Buy Recommendation for EMC – Isilon Momentum

EMC continues its’ string of positive analyst reviews with the latest Buy rating from Peter Misek of Jeffries. Misek specifically calls out the future share gains in NAS Storage at the expense of NetApp with the pending release of new features that will allow Isilon to expand its’ … READ MORE

Sam Grocott October 19th, 2012
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