Security: Don’t Leave (Physical) Home Without It

A lot of ink has been spilled recently in the press about cloud security, and even virtualized-server security. Many lead off with alarming headlines like this recent example that declares, “60% of virtual servers less secure than physical machines, Gartner says.”

David Freund March 17th, 2010

Model Mismatch or Model Marriage?

I was discussing Private Clouds with a large group of customers this morning, and was asked a really good question: “Transforming IT infrastructure accomplishes quite a bit, and it’s great seeing EMC lead that charge, but who’s leading the charge in applications? Not just development stuff, but the … READ MORE

David Freund March 8th, 2010

Why EMC IT Is Going “All In” On Private Clouds

Few people are surprised when they hear our IT organization at EMC has embraced Private Clouds. After all, it’s easy to embrace a vision. It’s another to actually pursue it. But when folks learn how aggressively EMC IT is transforming our current datacenters into a private cloud, I … READ MORE

David Freund March 2nd, 2010

Making IT An Integral Part Of EMC’s Business

A few years ago, when I was working in one of EMC’s business units, I gathered our top technology and product-management leaders into a conference room. We were meeting to discuss ways we could improve innovation and collaboration among multiple product teams. Just before the meeting was to … READ MORE

David Freund February 4th, 2010

What A Difference One Year Makes

A year ago, a bunch of us at EMC, VMware and Cisco were in the early days of talking publicly about our shared vision of private clouds, and were still working out a lot of architectural and process issues. Meanwhile, EMC’s IT department was merely another customer in … READ MORE

David Freund January 22nd, 2010

Calculating Desktop Virtualization Costs/Savings

One of the initiatives we have underway in EMC IT is virtualizing our desktop infrastructure. And like most IT organizations, ours needs to be able to calculate a reasonable cost/benefit ratio before continuing beyond the pilot stage. Naturally, there are many consultant-provided cost and savings models available. Just … READ MORE

David Freund January 22nd, 2010

The [R]evolution Will Be Virtualized

Here’s a phrase you’ve undoubtedly heard far too often: “A major shift in Information Technology is coming.” Most of the time, it’s used merely to introduce some vendor’s new product or technology. It’s also been used to hail the coming of cloud computing and, more recently, private clouds. … READ MORE

David Freund January 22nd, 2010

Chronicling EMC IT’s Private Cloud Journey

We at EMC have been talking about private clouds from the perspective of an IT vendor for quite some time. But EMC is also an IT consumer. Our IT organization supports over 40,000 internal users in 61 countries (and 20 languages), and many hundreds of business applications on … READ MORE

David Freund January 15th, 2010

EMC IT’s Journey to the Private Cloud

Interested in learning what EMC IT is doing with virtualization? Join us each month as EMC IT documents its own virtualization journey. Join Sanjay Mirchandani, EMC Senior Vice President and CIO, as he introduces this exclusive, inside-look at EMC’s virtualization status from challenges faced through improvements made to … READ MORE

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