Vice President, Technology, Emerging Technologies Division at EMC
Randy Bias is one of cloud computing's most influential industry voices and evangelists. He is a founding Board Member of the OpenStack Foundation (2012) and continues to be a vocal advocate of OpenStack and open source development. Prior to founding Cloudscaling (acquired by EMC), he held leadership positions at GoGrid and Cloudscale Networks.
The recent OpenStack Summit 2015 in Vancouver was a great success with 6000+ attendees who convened to celebrate the community’s progress. A key point of this summit was to showcase OpenStack doing real enterprise production IT. Despite immaturity in some areas, OpenStack continues to disprove naysayers by delivering on the promise of an open source private cloud. Kilo is out now and there are even more improvements in stability and manageability. No software is perfect and OpenStack is no exception. Like other transformational software movements, we can not rest on our laurels, but must keep moving to make progress. (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.
The month of May, and specifically EMC World, has become a regular reflection point for me. As I head into my third EMC World this week, I reflect back to year one where – as the newly appointed head of what was then EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems division, my primary mission was to evolve our approach to backup and archive. Last year, at my second EMC World, we amped up our portfolio by adding replication and availability to the mix to provide customers with integrated solutions spanning the entire data protection continuum. Fast-forward once more as we head into EMC World 2015 having combined our data protection and storage businesses under one umbrella (called “Core Technologies” which I now lead…no pressure) to deliver even more value to our customers through deeper product integration and simplification across our portfolio. (more…)
Healthcare data is growing faster than ever before. At 48 percent each year, it’s one of the fastest growing segments in the Digital Universe. This data is coming from many sources – clinical applications, compliance requirements, population health, and FutureCare-enabling technologies for cloud, Big Data, mobile, and social – just to name a few.
Health IT needs a plan to manage and take advantage of all this information. More than ever before, a hybrid cloud model needs to be part of that plan. (more…)
We just concluded our 2014 series of EMC Forums, one-day technology events where our customers and partners discuss how to address the most pressing IT business and technology challenges. More than 35,000 attendees participated in 53 Forums spanning 40 countries worldwide.
With IT in the middle of a secular shift, discussions ran deep into the driving issues and what is expected of IT vendors today. We wanted to share what is top of mind with our customers and which IT issues keep them awake at night. (more…)
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