Drones. Quadcopters. Small remote-controlled flying vehicles. Whatever you want to call them, they were THE hot item this holiday season. I had two orders cancelled by Amazon once they determined they were accepting orders beyond inventory capacity. It was a miracle I was finally able to find one for my … READ MORE
Everyone needs some summer downtime. If you have not taken your summer downtime yet I hope you have plans to do it soon. However when it comes to business, the last thing we need on a vacation is a frantic phone call that your business has taken some downtime. While … READ MORE
In this new world of the Internet of Things (IoT) where social media and mobile is king, data is expected to be always-available and data centers always-on. It is an arduous task for IT departments to procure the right products. It is even harder to create the right infrastructure and … READ MORE
Lots of people talk about transparency, your boss, your spouse, your congressman, but how many truly live it? It’s easy to find examples of people calling for transparency or claiming to be transparent only to be proven insincere or dishonest. My favorite example may be the time the US government … READ MORE
EMC has announced that it is delivering an Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution which finally produces the outcome that customers want; a fully operational hybrid cloud, fast. And by fast I mean in as few as 28 days. That’s infrastructure-as-a-service, fully automated and self-service to enable app developers and sys admins … READ MORE
Source: “Caption Contest: Data Center Evolution”, Network Computing, 13 August 2014 I was piqued by the recent caption contest entitled “Data Center Evolution” by the folks at Network Computing (see above illustration). It sets me thinking of the agents of change in the IT landscape in the last few years. … READ MORE
Business expectations for data protection have evolved more rapidly than IT can respond. Initially, CIOs sought to lower operational and capital cost and risk by covering the protection continuum (from availability to archive). Now, CIOs need protection to help accelerate the business and drive revenue. How can data protection meet … READ MORE
EMC VPLEX was the first true active-active storage virtualization product introduced to the industry in May 2010. Since then, cluster installations have surpassed 3000+ as of Q4, 2013 and trending at a clip of 200 installs per week, today Q1 of 2014 that number is rapidly approaching 4,000.
The Second Machine Age is redefining our relationship with technology. From healthcare to transportation, our lives will be nearly unrecognizable to our children. Underlying this change is the next generation of the social network: a Social Network of Machines. This Social Network of Machines will be a vast infrastructure built on the Third Platform (i.e. mobile, big data, social, cloud) and fueled by near-ubiquitous metadata about machines and humans.
In this two part series, we’ll first examine what technology drives the Second Machine Age. Then we will explore how we can avoid an “Accidental Architecture” on a global scale.
Milan, famous for many things, but perhaps the most talked about is its position as a major world fashion and design capital…and of course acting as the host city to Cisco Live Europe 2014. So it was suggested that our EMC booth staff should dress the part. Top designers were … READ MORE