First – the headline, because a headline this good shouldn’t be buried: Today, a turnkey Enterprise Hybrid Cloud got 3x simpler, and available 3x smaller. This makes the number of customers for which it’s an interesting option for 10x more customers.
Operating a modern business requires IT organizations to reexamine their infrastructure. No longer can traditional monolithic systems provide the speed, flexibility, scale and security to support the digital businesses that are increasingly driving today’s industries. As the IT landscape continues to evolve and require the adoption of more dynamic, agile solutions, it is hybrid cloud that will power the digital enterprise.
Howard Elias is President, Dell EMC Services and IT, supporting customers across the Client Solutions and Enterprise Solutions Groups. He oversees technology and deployment services, consulting services, global support services, education services, global Centers of Excellence, and the IT organization.
The pace of technology change (and, thus life change) keeps accelerating with every new mobile app, social engagement, cloud vendor, and smart sensor. Analysts predict 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020, creating massive amounts of data waiting for someone or some thing to analyze this deluge and create the next big innovation that will fuel another wave of change. And so the cycle goes.
I visited with about a dozen customers in Europe this past month and they are all saying, “I get it, but now what do I do?” (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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