Addressing Multiple Storage Challenges In The Cloud

Can you get the most out of your data storage in your cloud? Chances are you have challenges delivering storage-as-service regardless of the make-up of your data center. Most likely these challenges are a result of exploding data growth, different user data demands driven by a variety of … READ MORE

Mark Prahl July 13th, 2012

Dreaming of Building a 1000 node Hadoop Cluster?

The dream is real for EMC Greenplum as a 1000-node Hadoop Cluster, a.k.a Analytics Workbench, went live May 22, 2012 during EMC World.  When I first heard about this large-scale Analytics Workbench project, I immediately thought how harmful it must be for the environment.  What is the point … READ MORE

Mona Patel June 4th, 2012

Filling The IT Skills Gap

Do you have the right IT skills for the job? In a previous post about understanding the changing roles in the data center, I discussed the need for a new mindset among data center personnel and some of the new roles emerging for IT professionals  like cloud architects … READ MORE

Mark Prahl April 13th, 2012

5 Things About Big Data You Need to Know

Last month, I delivered a keynote at O’Reilly Strata Conference 2012 in Santa Clara, California where I addressed the top five questions about Big Data that I hear all the time. 1. What’s The Big Deal With Big Data? We are all aware that data is growing in … READ MORE

Luke Lonergan March 21st, 2012

Understanding Changing Roles in the Data Center

Who moved my cheese? In other words, what happened to my job!? Were you ever just getting comfortable in a job when it changed? Well, look out…it’s happening again. New IT service models are driving new technologies that span islands of isolation. Storage, network, data base, and application … READ MORE

Mark Prahl January 6th, 2012

What Customers Really Want to Know

I’m privileged to be responsible for EMC’s worldwide Executive Briefing Center program, and I also get to be an “evangelist” in facilitating discussions with customers and partners of all shapes and sizes. In 2011 alone, we’ll have hosted about 25,000 customers from 4000 organizations in our centers in … READ MORE

Barbara Robidoux December 9th, 2011
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