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Modern Data Center: The Secret’s in the Software

Clint Kitson

Clint Kitson

Technical Director, {code} by Dell EMC
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Digital transformation is everywhere, and it’s a critical point in IT evolution—but there’s a whole ecosystem of companies that are forming, not transforming, and starting from scratch with their own modern data centers—using both open source and proprietary software. (more…)

Lessons In Open Source

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

Chief Marketing Officer, Dell
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.

Three years ago, the thought of EMC offering up code to open source projects for the world to freely access would have been heresy. The old idea was that we’d produce proprietary source code and over our dead body would we share it. (more…)

Solving the Storage Persistence Problem in Containers

Josh Bernstein

Josh Bernstein

Vice President of Technology, Emerging Technologies at EMC
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In an interview on theCube, Josh Bernstein talks about solving the challenge of storage persistence in containers and how in the world of open source the line between customers and vendors is blurring.

RackHD: An Open Source Solution for a Hyper-Scale Problem

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

Chief Marketing Officer, Dell
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.

RackHDToday, 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…)

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