Reengineering the Service Provider Ecosystem Thoughts in Advance of Mobile World Congress 2015

John Roese

John Roese

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
John Roese is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at EMC Corporation. He leads the Corporate Office of Technology, which is responsible for defining the company's technology vision and strategy. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

Last week, I jumped into a conference room at EMC headquarters and recorded a few thoughts on the challenges facing the telco industry and what I’m hoping to learn about service providers while at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, Spain.

Mobile World Congress is the biggest and most prestigious telco and service provider event of the year.  It reflects how big the ecosystem is.  It’s quite exciting because almost every player in the world, both executives and technical team members, converge in one place to understand how the industry is evolving going forward. Continue reading

Looking at Storage Through a Different Lens

Guy Churchward

Guy Churchward

President, Core Technologies
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. He 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.

As I settle into my new role as head of EMC Core Technologies, I am frequently asked to summarize the business opportunity we have and how our portfolio hangs together, specifically from the high-end enterprise perspective.  This has me thinking about the current state and direction of the storage industry.

Bear with me through a story which, if I am lucky, will shed some light on how our portfolio best meets the needs of our customers.  Safe harbor statement: I have simplified the story for effect so technologies such as Isilon and VNX are not specifically referenced, but this is supposed to be a blog, not a mini-series. Continue reading

Compound Benefits of the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Time Can Be Friend or Foe

Peter Cutts

Peter Cutts

VP & General Manager, Cloud & EUC Solutions Business Unit

Given the pace at which businesses are moving to the cloud, every month executing a cloud strategy is delayed, the greater the cost to the business whether it is in missed revenue opportunity or in operational inefficiency.

Having a strategy in place and a solution ready for use in under one month benefits companies in ways that compound over time.

In the investment world, advisors have long positioned time as a friend to the investor as he or she strives to accumulate wealth, while serving as a foe to those who procrastinate. Continue reading

Data Lake: Platform for Business Transformation

Bill Schmarzo

Bill Schmarzo

CTO, EMC Consulting, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics

When we engage with clients to help them identify where and how to leverage big data for business value, we frequently use the Big Data Business Model Maturity Index (BDBM). This helps organizations understand how effective they are at leveraging data and analytics to power their value creation processes.

Big Data Business Model Maturity Index

Big Data Business Model Maturity Index

Applying the BDBM can help an organization identify how it should enact changes to people, processes, and technologies to enable the creation of analytic insight that drives its top-level strategic initiatives.  Organizations that adopt this approach can utilize advanced analytics to couple new sources of customer, product and operational data, optimizing key business processes and uncovering new monetization opportunities.

However from an IT perspective, what does this look like?  The traditional data warehouse just can’t support these new data and analytic capabilities. Continue reading