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VMworld 2011: Day 1

VMWORLD 2011: Day 1 Three days of breakouts, super sessions, keynotes, meetups, tweet-ups, solution exposition, and parties. A victim of its own success I’ve been attending VMworld since 2004, when they were acquired by EMC. Now, VMworld has grown to have almost 20,000 attendees, 6,700 of which are Partners. It has outgrown a single venue…

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Information Reformation

I wrote the following article over a dozen years ago when I was a technology evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experiencing the early part of the first wave of “The Web.” Today, with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies we’re seeing an explosion in different dimensions. Wikis, social networking, mass…

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Cloud OS: VMware vSphere 4 Launches

CloudOS

CLOUD OS: VSPHERE 4 LAUNCHES This week, VMware upgraded its main product line VMware Infrastructure 3, to deliver IT infrastructure as a service internally. SaaS, or “Software as a Service” is a term often seen in discussions of Cloud Computing, where these services are offered remotely from data centers over the Web. With vSphere, companies…

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Cloud Optimized Storage: Atmos

Cloudminders

In 1969 during the original Star Trek TV show, The Cloud Minders episode featured Stratos, a city in the clouds. Today, EMC launches Atmos, cloud optimized storage. This is not science fiction, but the realization of much work on managing very large amounts of data “in the cloud.” Having been in the hands of customers…

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CLARiiON co-stars in Body of Lies

Last week I saw the new Ridley Scott spy thriller Body of Lies. Scott has made a number of movies in recent years starring Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, including Gladiator, A Good Year, and American Gangster. In this film Crowe co-stars with Leonardo DiCaprio, and additional co-stars who are even more flashy. EMC loaned…

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Information Growing Exponentially

Why Info Exponential? Because information is growing faster right now than it ever has in history. Much of it is coming from so called “end users” like you and me. IDC estimates 70% will come from individual creation by 2010. Personally, I create a data wake, or digital footprint of about 10 gigabytes a day…

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Eagle Eye on EMC DMX

This weekend, I saw producer Steven Spielberg’s latest #1 blockbuster Eagle Eye. In a particularly exciting scene, the cameras flashed to the front of a some impressive looking information processing equipment. When they needed equipment to represent the super-computer named ARIA, they used EMC’s DMX arrays. The “Direct Matrix” Symmetrix storage systems are indeed the…

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B2D and TiVo

While giving a talk to a group of sales reps in New York, we were discussing the concepts of Backup to Disk (B2D) and Virtual Tape Libraries (EMC Disk Library). Some of these folks were quite experienced as sales reps, but didn’t quite understand the value proposition of the Disk Library. At one point, the…

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VMworld 2008: Day 2 Review – Virtually Anything is Possible

bloggers

VMWORLD 2008: DAY 2 REVIEW – VIRTUALLY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE VMworld is not just a trade show about virtualization, it uses virtual technologies and Web 2.0 technologies in a way I’ve never seen before. Here’s an example: Blogging: Not only is blogging encouraged, but it is honored. There is a special set of tables in…

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