The Cube Interviews at Dell EMC World 2017: Everything All in One Place

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DELL EMC WORLD 2017 was the biggest and best yet and our customers are at the heart of everything we do. But don’t just take it from us – hear directly from our customers, speaking to The Cube whilst they were in Vegas:

Tim Bicio, CTO at Lightstorm, explains how technology has influenced the evolution of the film industry. “We have seen a transformation from 100-percent film to 100-percent data,”

Lightstorm Entertainment is best known for producing the films “Terminator 2,” “Titanic,” and “Avatar.” Bicio explains “our future <technology> needs are much bigger than our past needs,” underpinned by Dell R730s, vSAN by VMWare, and Isilon storage. Cost is key and with Isilon, allowing the team to grow in place, they can remain nimble and buy additional nodes as and when required. Bicio talks about the role technology plays in delivering on the vision of James Cameron & team.

Nick Curcuru – MasterCard, VP Big Data Analytics at MasterCard

Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated and are highly qualified individuals. Machine learning allows MasterCard to bring in vast amounts of data much faster and get closer to every single transaction quicker. Dell provides the ability to have lower TCO, giving them the ability to process faster, larger sets of data. This type of architecture facilitates moving more data to the edge, allowing MasterCard to help customers “get what they are looking for” and, in turn, improves overall customer experience.

Pat Harkins, Chief Technical Officer of Informatics & Technology services at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Canada, believes he’s found a handy way to stretch his organization’s funding dollars and those of its partners. “We host Meditech [electronic health records] for a number of other hospitals in our area,” Harkin said. “We’re currently looking to expand that and increase our volume, but also change platforms as well”. To achieve this, Harkins and the information technology team at RVH are adopting Dell EMC’s all-flash array XtremIO, which provides consistent high-performance and low-latency regardless of the bulk or number of workloads consolidated on it.

Michael Dell prides himself on the fact that Dell EMC is designed “from the customer back” – Our customers are key to how we run our business at Dell EMC. Working with customers directly, listening to their needs, they in turn help influence our own process changes. Don Norbeck, Sr Director, Customer Experience Engineering – Dell EMC talks here on 2 recent inputs we have worked on as a direct result of these consultations are:

  • Process innovation – what were they going to become rather than just what they needed today – this has helped us to
  • Changing the architectural approach – moving from 5 model lines towards develop ONE engineering approach – so instead of having a system out approach, it was infrastructure UP and customer need IN

So…. Not only did we have tons of shiny new STUFF… we had a dog petting area, we had Gwen Stefani, and we had our biggest and best ‘World’ event yet… and our customers loved it! To relive some of the highlights whether you were there with us or not, check out some of the highlights here and if you weren’t, then there’s always next year! Pre-register here to receive updates as and when they become available for Dell EMC World 2018. See you there!

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