Episode #24: Flash: The Myth, The Media, The Magic

Dan Cobb is the VP of Flash and Non-Volatile Strategy here at EMC.  Dan’s EMC World Breakout Session Flash: The Myth, The Media, The Magic was standing room only, and very interesting.   I spent some time with Dan on the show floor and asked him about the breakout, and where … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini June 8th, 2015

Getting Flashy at EMC World 2015!

EMC World 2015 is a short week away, May 4-7, 2015 once again at the Venetian in Las Vegas.   The 2015 session catalog is live!  Is there any doubt?  Flash is impacting every aspect of the Storage Industry, disrupting normal, changing the way storage and applications are deployed across IT … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini April 28th, 2015

Redefine SAP Landscapes with EMC XtremIO – Webinar 2015-02-12

Optimizing your SAP application resources to meet critical SLAs has never been more challenging. But did you know that storage is just as critical as software when it comes to improving your overall performance metrics?
Find out if you have a storage bottleneck at our next XtremIO webinar: Redefining SAP Landscapes with All-Flash Arrays.

Sam Marraccini February 6th, 2015

Disruption, Enabling: The Tides of Change

If you followed EMCs latest earning report , Q4/2014 (http://www.emc.com/ir), one thing is clear… XtremIO is a rocket ship! The slide on the right is part of the webcast presentation; the first bullet is just remarkable.
InsideFlash XtremIO By the numbers Q4-2014
XtremIO by the Numbers
“Fastest Growing Product in EMC History”. When you consider all of the products and all of the EMC acquisitions over the years, being the fastest growing product is incredible. Interestingly enough, all of these accomplishments happened in just over a year, since XtremIO GA back in November 2013.

Sam Marraccini January 30th, 2015

#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

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 have some … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini July 30th, 2014
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