Brian Gallagher is President of EMC’s Cloud Platform Team. He is responsible for the company’s strategy and offerings for cloud native application management and orchestration. He is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Last week we held the official opening of the EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The term ‘dojo’ is a Japanese word that translates to ‘the place of the way’. In our dojo, software developers learn and contribute to Cloud Foundry, the leading open source platform for Cloud Native Applications. (more…)
Jeremy Burton is the Chief Marketing Officer of Dell, directly responsible for the global marketing structure, strategy, and all aspects of Dell’s enterprise marketing efforts including brand, communications, digital and field & channel marketing. In addition to his marketing responsibilities, Burton leads Corporate Development where is responsible for M&A and venture capital investment activity. He is based at Dell’s offices in Santa Clara, California.
You might recall that we took our first major step into open source back at EMC World, rolling out the CoprHD project – derived directly from EMC’s ViPR Controller product. At the time, I said that this was just the beginning of what you would see from EMC on this front.
Today, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve now got our second major open source project out there. What is it? RackHD.
What problem does RackHD solve? Well, have you ever experienced the pain of updating firmware and BIOS or installing a low-level OS on a bunch of hosts? In a 2nd platform world, this problem is frustratingly manual, but manageable. But when you consider the scale of the 3rd platform, along with the increased variety of the commodity hardware that underpins it, the problem becomes much worse – and at hyper-scale, it becomes impossible. (more…)
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to keynote the Cloud Foundry Summit Asia with Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji. Notably, this is the first year that Cloud Foundry is governed by an independent industry board as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Under this leadership, Cloud Foundry has become the de facto industry standard for developers of cloud native applications.
Cloud Foundry has become the largest community driven, open source project for the development of cloud native applications. Many successful commercial Cloud Foundry service options are available today and easily accessible by developers. The services are supported by leading enterprise IT vendors including EMC, IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP, VMware, and Pivotal. Many enterprise organizations have built and deployed modern mobile, web, and big data applications using Cloud Foundry, particularly in the financial services, manufacturing, and retail industries. (more…)
Every generation passes down treasured artifacts, knowledge and stories which help to inform others for years to come. Even more impactful is when individuals from distant lands are able to also access these treasures, sharing and passing down information from other cultures. The digitization of the traditions and stories of the Christmas Lectures® from the Royal Institution in London is just one example of many such artifacts. (more…)
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