We talk about it all the time, Flash is transforming IT. It’s transforming the way we work, the way we network, the way we shop, and the way we communicate.
EMC was a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Citrix Partner Summit. The Gold Sponsorship brought with it a prime location in the Exhibitor Hall and conversations with hundreds of EMC/Citrix Partners. Of course Flash was a big topic, specifically Flash for End User Compute. EMCs primary focus was enabling our joint partners to successfully deploy virtual environments designed to deliver unique customer requirements regardless of scale.
Happy New Year!!! And what a year it’s been, Flash keeps getting cheaper: Moore’s Law (faster & more dense), new Purpose built All Flash Storage Arrays with truly in-line Data Deduplication, and new form factors of Server Flash along with updates to software integrating it all together! And that’s just some of the developments we’ve seen in 2013. In the case of these developments, they have all directly impacted planned VDI deployments, or in some cases resurrected failed VDI deployments. They are all parts of deploying a non-stop production ready and scalable VDI infrastructure.
Register here for the highly-anticipated launch of EMC XtremIO – http://emc.im/XpectMore – 14 November 2013! Don’t miss the biggest online Enterprise Flash event of the year.
Inside Flash with Sam Marraccini: Episode #14: EMC Flash, Accelerating your Oracle Applications at Oracle Open World 2013
EMC was once again a Diamond Sponsor of Oracle Open World. The EMC presence could be felt everywhere. Over 10,000 people attended the EMC Keynote delivered by Joe Tucci and Jeremy Burton here and a Customer Appreciation Party for over 450 EMC customers! In addition to the Key Note, EMC hosted 6 technical breakout sessions
Last month at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco XtremIO provided the power to enable 9,587 Labs, delivering 85,873 Virtual Machines, while providing 100% uptime and ESX data store latency of 200 Microseconds!!!
But how did we get here? Understanding the past could give us some insight into the future. With that in mind, I recently sat down with Dan Cobb. Dan is the CTO of the EMC Flash Products Division and has collected quite the collection of various Flash technologies.
XtremIO named 2013 – SSD Brand Leader for All-Flash, SAN SSD Array & “Best in Show” at the 2013 Flash Memory Summit
XtremIO was named the “2013 SSD Brand Leader for all-Flash, SAN SSD Storage Arrays”. Full details of the “Market Leader” report can be found at IT Pulse SAN SSD Market Leader Survey. But the awards didn’t stop there, XtremIO also won the “Best of Show” for the most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation.
Inside Flash with Sam Marraccini: Episode #11: EMC Flash Strategy with FPD SVP & General Manager: Zahid Hussain
Shortly after EMC officially acquired ScaleIO, I ran into Zahid Hussain. “Z” is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the EMCs Flash Products Division. Who better to get the inside coop from! ‘InsideFlash” is all about getting that inside look at Flash Technologies here at EMC.
The EMC Flash.Next launch was just 4 months ago. The March 2013 live webcast introduced the EMC Xtrem Family: XtremSF, XtremSW Cache and XtremIO. XtremSW Cache continues to combine the performance of server side flash with the protection of an enterprise storage array. I blogged then that the difference was in the “Software”, that’s even more evident after this morning acquisition of ScaleIO.
EMC World in one word? Overwhelming! and more so every year. At least that’s the feedback I get
from EMC Customers. If you attended, you had to make some choices: What session should I attend? What keynote sessions should I make? If you missed the X Factor in the exhibit hall, you missed the details of EMCs Flash Everywhere Strategy. Featuring an XtremIO array, the X Factor
focused on the EMC Xtrem Portfolio. The X Factor Theater featured the details of the EMC Xtrem Family: XtremSF (PCIe Server Flash), XtremSW Cache (Caching Software) and XtremIO (EMCs All Flash Array).
I was able to capture one of the last theater sessions of the show; you’ll find it in this episode of www.InsideFlash.com
EMC World 2013 delivered on the Xtrem plan, the X-Factor delivered as promised. The EMC Flash everywhere strategy was highlighted throughout the event and even reviewed during the executive keynote! The breakout sessions, packed! Standing room only! The XtremIO sessions were turning people away, just not enough room for everyone. From introduction sessions to production demonstrations, the event was a success.