As we approached the end of 2016, I reflected on the storage trend predictions we identified – Containers, 2-Tier Storage, Cloud Portfolio Management, New Media technologies and IT Skills focused on Cloud-native development.
While predictions are mostly educated guess, our 2016 predictions played out favorably.
So now it’s time to look ahead for 2017… what can we expect this year?
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.
Mobile World Congress is starting this week. It’s one of my favorite industry conferences and the premiere industry event for the telecommunications and service provider market. Coming out of Mobile World Congress 2015 I predicted this industry would move from (more…)
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. (more…)
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