Object Storage In The Enterprise

How does object storage fit into the enterprise? Object storage is highly scalable architecture where data gets stored by unique IDs and attributes that describe the data. It is commonly used in public clouds and is finding its way into the enterprise, especially to retain unstructured data. While … READ MORE

Mark Prahl November 30th, 2012

Converging Big Data and The Enterprise with EMC Isilon

Experimenting with and gaining insight from Big Data first and foremost requires collecting massive amounts of unstructured, file-based data.  However, without efficient storage, IT will expire these growing mounds of Big Data. Fortunately, Isilon OneFS is an intelligent operating system for scale-out NAS storage, designed to match data … READ MORE

Mona Patel November 16th, 2012

Automating Infrastructure Management at EMC

What is storage-industry leader EMC doing to simplify and automate management in its data center? EMC IT is deploying EMC, VMware, and partner management automation technologies to simplify operations in its data centers. This effort includes installing new products, adopting new processes, and changing roles to further evolve … READ MORE

Mark Prahl October 26th, 2012

Application Developers Take Center Stage

Are programmers still in demand in today’s data center? Some studies may lead you to believe that career opportunities for programmers may be waning, but don’t believe them. A new breed of coder is emerging in the marketplace, and is in high demand right now since scarce in … READ MORE

Mark Prahl October 19th, 2012

Object Storage In The Public Cloud

How are cloud technologies such as object storage transforming business? Enterprise IT and service providers are transforming how they do business by leveraging cloud architectures to deliver infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Cloud architectures are ideally suited to the unique storage demands of unstructured data, which is forecasted to grow at … READ MORE

Mark Prahl October 12th, 2012

Converged Infrastructure Foundation For Cloud-Based Services

How does converged infrastructure get you to a cloud environment? The IT industry is constantly evolving with visionaries leading the way for technology vendors to follow. Some innovations like storage tiering (e.g. EMC FAST) improve basic functions, making storage administrators more productive. Other innovations, like unifying management of … READ MORE

Mark Prahl September 28th, 2012

Object Storage Gaining In Importance

What is object storage and why should anyone care? Object storage is a highly scalable architecture where data gets stored by unique IDs and attributes that describe the data. These IDs and attributes provide fast and easy access to the stored objects.  Like many things in the IT … READ MORE

Mark Prahl September 21st, 2012

Storage Challenges In The Software-Defined Data Center

What is the software-defined data center and what does it mean for storage? The software-defined data center is an approach to computing that takes a bunch of physical resources (i.e. compute, network, and storage) and puts them in three big resource pools with the intent of getting the … READ MORE

Mark Prahl September 14th, 2012

The Software-Defined Data Center

What is the software-defined data center? The software-defined data center is cloud computing realized through intelligent software that abstracts hardware resources, pools it into aggregated capacity, and automates distributing it as needed to applications. It consolidates all systems into a single platform built on an x86 architecture supporting … READ MORE

Mark Prahl August 17th, 2012

Our Best Lineup Yet

Last week, I joined Paul Maritz of VMware, and Pat Gelsinger and David Goulden of EMC, on a call with analysts and the press to discuss the leadership appointments we just announced and why we made them now. Here is a summary of what I said on the … READ MORE

Joe Tucci July 23rd, 2012
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