Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

President, Cloud Management & Orchestration
Brian Gallagher is President of Cloud Management & Orchestration. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

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The most significant one is that all clouds are created equal.  Continue reading

Thoughts from 30,000 Feet: Are You Facing These 3 Common IT Transformation Headwinds?

Mike Koehler

Mike Koehler

President, Professional Services
Mike Koehler is President, Professional Services. He manages EMC Global Services' broad portfolio of professional services, practices and delivery, as well as go-to-market execution, ensuring customers derive maximum benefit from their investments in EMC technology. As the leader of EMC's professional services team, Koehler is responsible for supporting EMC's continued leadership role in Cloud, Big Data, and Trusted IT by enabling its customers and partners on their IT transformation journey. He is based at EMC’s offices in Dallas, Texas, United States.

I spend a lot time in the air traveling to customer meetings around the globe. I hear first-hand about their frustrations and challenges in getting started with IT transformation. They are beyond the point of questioning the need to transform; they are asking, “How do I get started?” And I repeatedly hear a common story around the headwinds they face.  So as I contemplated at 30,000 feet what I had just heard from customers, I found myself comparing their headwinds with the headwinds my flight encountered.

Headwinds don’t have the power to stop you dead in your tracks; you power through or navigate around them and eventually make it to your destination, albeit a bit delayed and with some bumps along the way. Here are the top three headwinds I encounter. Continue reading

Value Shift: From Products to Data

Steve Todd

Steve Todd

EMC Fellow and Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

Earlier this morning I presented at the first ever EnterConf conference in Belfast, Ireland. The event “brings innovators who are building the business technologies of the 21st century together with IT leaders from the world’s largest and most-established companies.”

My keynote focused on the emerging area of enterprise data value. I began with a quote from a recent Big Data report by Capgemini and EMC.

Among our respondents, 63% consider that the monetization of data could eventually become as valuable to their organizations as their existing products and services.

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Paas and IaaS Will Become More Open, Seamless and Resilient

Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher

President, Cloud Management & Orchestration
Brian Gallagher is President of Cloud Management & Orchestration. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

As enterprises transition to cloud-based infrastructure and software-defined business models, there is an urgent need to make PaaS and IaaS work better together. Both enable organizations to innovate quickly today, but there are still kinks to be ironed out for enterprises to optimize their existing technology investments and build out new platforms. The two open source giants in these arenas are Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, and both are redrawing the future in influential ways. I had the opportunity to talk about all of this and what it means for customers and EMC with John Furrier and Stu Miniman of theCube at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.