Sam Marraccini is a 18-year EMC veteran and 27-year technology veteran. Part of the Dell EMC Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on developing and evangelizing the unique benefits of Dell EMC Products, Technologies and Solutions

#InsideFlash Crowed Chat

Last week I participated in an “#InsideFlash” CrowdChat. Hosted by Wikibon’s Dave Vellante, CrowdChat is basically a virtual event where like-minded people can follow a specific hashtag to share ideas and thoughts on a topic. The #InsideFlash topic was specific to Flash and Oracle (Databases and/or Applications). Dave asked a series of questions allowing anyone to answer or add commentary. CrowdChat is a great format and a great engagement. Thanks for hosting, Dave.

Sam Marraccini October 28th, 2014

Inside Flash: Episode #17 VMworld 2014 Recap

EMC was once again a Global Diamond Sponsor of VMWorld.  If you made it to San Francisco, you were sure to see the EMC booth front and center in the solutions exchange. You’ll find us in the same spot in Barcelona. I caught up with @AaronChaisson, @Alxjalmeida and … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini September 16th, 2014

Inside Flash with Sam Marraccini: Episode #16: Josh Goldstein XtremIO – VMWorld 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it has been a full year since InsideFlash Episode #13 when I last interviewed Josh Goldstein. Josh is the VP of Product Management & Marketing for XtremIO. A year ago at VMWorld 2013, XtremIO was in Directed Availability, and everyone wanted to know what exactly EMC was working on. The primary focus of XtremIO then was Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI. The always on in-line deduplication at memory speeds made VDI a natural fit for XtremIO, and it continues to be a great use case.

Sam Marraccini September 2nd, 2014

VMWorld 2014, EMC is back and bigger than ever!

VMWorld 2014, EMC is back and bigger than ever! Working alongside our federation partners, EMC will continue our long standing tradition at VMWorld. You won’t want to miss the EMC Solution Exchange, be sure to stop by the EMC Theater, Ask the Experts, register for great prizes and check out the vLabs in our booth! We will be talking Hybrid Cloud, Redefining Flash and Software Defined Storage. I recently ran into @aaronchaison, fortunately there was a camera nearby; it is AMAZING how much activity is happening as we prep for VMWorld 2014. Get all the latest details www.emc.com/everythingvmware

Sam Marraccini August 12th, 2014

XtremIO optimized for Oracle Databases

DBA notice things like latency, especially if you’re able to deliver low latency one day, or hour, and not the next. Of course, Flash promises performance, no rotational delay, no seek-time. Performance is the easy part; I’ll say it again, Architecture Matters. Without getting on my soap-box, Flash impacts every storage architectural model. Flash is everywhere.

Sam Marraccini August 8th, 2014

Redefine Flash! More proof that Architecture Matters!

Redefine Flash! EMCs Flash Strategy is Flash Everywhere, and architecture matters! Architecture Matters and Storage Architecture has mattered since the first ICDA (Integrated Cache Disk Array) was introduced by EMC in 1990, The Symmetrix 4200 ICDA. It’s interesting to watch the storage industry. New start-ups all claim to … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini July 30th, 2014

The Latest Big Ideas: Demystifying Garbage Collection

Flash has the capability to fundamentally change the data center; I’ve blogged about that many times. While eliminating the rotational delay and seek-time of traditional spinning disk drives, Flash brings new caveats. Memory Management and Garbage Collection for example, are caveats that traditional storage architectures aren’t designed to … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini June 5th, 2014

EMC World 2014: Things Just keep getting Flashier, See you in Vegas!

My participation at EMC World has increased significantly over previous years. In fact, if you do a search for “FLASH” in the session catalog you’ll find “Life in the Flash Lane”: Monday and Wednesday 8:30am presented by, yours truly. If you’re attending EMC World, be sure to stop by and say hi as we look at how Flash is transforming storage architectures across the board.

Sam Marraccini April 19th, 2014
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