#15 – EMC ScaleIO with Jeff Thomas

EMC ScaleIO - Jeff ThomasScaleIO is at the forefront of EMC’s Software Defined Storage (SDS),  providing performance and flexibility for those businesses looking at moving towards a SDS storage model.  Jeff Thomas (JT) joins me in this episode of the Data Center Insiders Podcast to discuss what ScaleIO is, a high-level architectural overview, the benefits it brings over traditional storage appliances and how to download your own (FREE evaluation) copy of ScaleIO for use in your own lab!

EMC, along with many of its other products, are now available for easy download and install into your own lab environment.  Unlike many software evaluations that are limited in some way, most of the EMC downloads, such as the ScaleIO software, is not limited.  So there is nothing stopping you, from downloading it and getting some hands-on time with EMC ScaleIO!  Links below.

This is a longer episode of the podcast though I highly recommend you take the time to listen to it, as there is great information from JT all the way through!

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EMC ScaleIO Website

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#6 – Social Media in IT & EMC’ with Matthew Brender

In this episode of the Data Center Insiders podcast I am joined by EMC Senior Social Engagement Manager, Matthew Brender (Twitter: @mjbrender).  In the podcast we cover the topics of what Matthew’s role entails, EMC Elect, what does “Social Engagement” mean and finally what is the best approach to ensure success, acceptance, and importantly, how companies should look at adding value in the world of social media.

Matthew Brender - EMC Senior Social Engagement ManagerWith social media playing an important part in the support, marketing and services areas of global industry, with IT being no exception, there is an increasing emphasis these days for businesses to embrace social media, to take part and use it as a means to effectively engage with new and existing customers.  I found my discussion with Matthew provided real insight into some of the social media and customer engagement challenges facing IT vendors.

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#5 – EMC VMAX Cloud Edition with Matthew Yeager

VMAX Cloud Edition - podcastIn this episode of the Data Center Insiders podcast I speak with Matthew Yeager,  EMC VMAX Cloud Edition Team Lead (EMEA), about the recent EMC VMAX Cloud Edition storage offering.  We discuss what the VMAX Cloud Edition is, it’s high level functionality, how it differs from the standard EMC VMAX, it’s use cases and where the VMAX Cloud Edition is positioned in the market.

This is an exciting new product in the EMC portfolio that is responding to the storage offerings from Public Storage Cloud providers, and to also provide customers with a simpler method to administrator and present out their storage.

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Data Center Insiders Podcast*Note: This podcast was recorded just prior to EMC World this year (2013), and I ran out of time to edit and post it beforehand, so there are a couple of references to the show coming up.

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#4 – The State of Backup Technology with Mark Twomey

In this episode of the Data Center Insiders podcast, Brian & Simon are joined by Mark Twomey (EMC Office of the CTO, Backup & Recovery) to discuss the current state of Backups in relation to the mass of data now produced, Virtualization & Cloud Computing.

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