Beating the Odds with FAST Hinting

EMC World 2015 kicked off in Las Vegas on May 4th and it always reminds me of the many people who travel from all over the world to visit Vegas. They come for the gambling. They come for the nightlife. They come to just getaway or be somebody … READ MORE

Howard Rubin May 26th, 2015

Fibre Channel Customers Get Another 16Gb Boost

Introducing the Highly Scalable MDS 9396S Switch. At EMC World 2015, Erik Smith, Consulting Technologist on the EMC Connectrix team, hosted a Birds of a Feather session titled ‘FC: Should I Stay or Should I Go?’ Well, the standing room only crowd (>400 people), voted strongly their support … READ MORE

Doug Fierro May 21st, 2015

Database Performance Management for VMAX

In this blog, I will cover a key strategic new addition to VMAX’s extensive database feature set called Database Storage Analyzer (DSA). This feature (some of you may have heard us call DB Classify) is integrated with Unisphere and allows database and storage administrators to have a view … READ MORE

Adnan Sahin March 17th, 2015

VMAX3 Hypervisor Comes to Life with eNAS

At the exciting VMAX3 launch in July 2014, EMC announced many revolutionary capabilities designed to jump-start IT transformation and help customers redefine their traditional IT infrastructures. Among the new features launched in July was the innovative VMAX3 Hypervisor, offering unique possibilities for … Continue reading

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Frank Nicolo

Frank Nicolo

Frank Nicolo is a Consultant Marketing Manager in the Core Technology Division at EMC.

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Frank Nicolo February 27th, 2015

EMC VMAX3 Hyper-Consolidation Reduces Costs by 30%

CTO’s today are always looking for ways to reduce operational and environmental costs. Good timing, because the IDC Research Storage Team just released an InfoBrief on the impact of Hyper-consolidation on EMC’s VMAX3. IDC validated that enterprises that consolidate their … Continue reading

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Colin Gallagher

Colin Gallagher

Colin Gallagher is the Director of Product Marketing for the VMAX family in the Core Technologies Division of EMC. In this role he focuses on engaging with our customers, sales force, press and analysts to discuss VMAX benefits and capabilities.

Colin has been with EMC since 2004, holding leadership positions within product management and business development. He has been working in technology since 1987, having held prior roles in pre-sales, development, and product management.

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Colin Gallagher February 26th, 2015

Which Camera Lens is Your Storage Environment?

The real point of my blog today, Looking at Storage Through a Different Lens, was to make sense of the many movements in the primary storage market.  Thinking about when and how I use my various cameras offered a way … Continue reading

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Guy Churchward

Guy Churchward

Guy Churchward is President of the Core Technologies Division at EMC Corporation. He is responsible for a division that is redefining storage, through a comprehensive portfolio of core storage solutions encompassing the award-winning VMAX, VNX, VNXe, XtremIO, VPLEX, and Data Domain technologies and a cutting-edge software portfolio that delivers simplified storage systems management, continuous availability, replication, backup, and archive solutions.

Churchward has more than 27 years of experience in the IT industry, with broad international experience that spans executive management, engineering, sales, marketing and business development capacities. He joined EMC in May 2012, when he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering for the Backup & Recovery Systems Division, before becoming Division President in October 2012. He was appointed to lead the Core Technologies Division in October 2014.

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Guy Churchward February 26th, 2015

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery – VMAX SRDF Integration Pack is GA

In a previous post, we discussed how the combination of Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and VMAX SRDF provides a simplified but highly scalable Disaster Recovery solution across on-premises or hosted Microsoft-based IT infrastructures. ASR is now generally available and … Continue reading

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Stefan Voss

Stefan Voss

Stefan Voss is Director of Solutions Marketing for the Core Technologies Division of EMC.

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Stefan Voss February 18th, 2015

Getting to know EMC Storage Analytics 3.0

Welcome to the series of introduction to ESA 3.0 (EMC Storage Analytics). First things first, what is ESA?  Generally speaking, it’s a monitoring tool for you to keep an eye on the EMC storage resources in your data center, especially … Continue reading

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Cedric Zhuang

Cedric Zhuang

I am a senior software developer and have been working in EMC for 8 years. In the latest 4 years, I focus on performance analysis tools for VNX and VNXe like analyzer, the metrics dashboard for VNXe and EMC Storage Analytics.

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Cedric Zhuang January 30th, 2015

Remove Your Data Center “Beer Goggles” to See the Real Cost of Your Storage

Storage Management Challenges Virtualization has delivered on many promises: massive consolidation, huge cost savings, dynamic scheduling and live migrations of applications and storage. But, with all the simplifications from virtualization, comes the complications of end-to-end visibility and management of the storage infrastructure through the various layers of abstractions. … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 27th, 2015

EMC CloudArray 5.0 is here!

Since the announcement of TwinStrata’s acquisition last July we have been working hard on the first major release of CloudArray designed to EMC’s rigorous product standards.  Today, with the launch of EMC CloudArray 5.0, all the work pays off as … Continue reading

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Nicos Vekiarides

Nicos Vekiarides

Former co-founder and CEO of TwinStrata, Nicos Vekiarides is now Vice President of Cloud Technology following the recent acquisition of TwinStrata by EMC. In his 20+ years of experience, Nicos has led teams focused on revolutionizing storage virtualization, data replication and cloud storage.

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Nicos Vekiarides January 22nd, 2015

Customers Reach the Flash Impact Zone with Flash Powerpacks

EMC is actively encouraging data center managers to take an aggressive, intelligent approach to extending the benefits of flash through the promotion of Flash PowerPacks.  These value-priced drive packs provide a significant opportunity for customers to save on their flash … Continue reading

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Phil Treide

Phil Treide

Phil Treide is a Product Marketing Manager in EMC’s Core Technologies Division, where he has been responsible for the launch and marketing of multiple generations of external storage platforms targeted at the small to midsized business market. Prior to joining EMC, Phil held a variety of product management and marketing positions with leading IT vendors including CA, Quantum Corporation and Digital Equipment. He has over twenty years of industry experience covering both hardware and software products.

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Phil Treide December 11th, 2014
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