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Dell EMC The Source

Dell EMC The Source: Intelligence You Can Trust. An insider’s perspective on EMC’s portfolio of solutions and products as they relate to the challenges faced by our customers and the ever changing technology landscape.

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#115: Emerging Media: Flash, Compute, Interconnects, Apps and the Data Center, Hello 2018!

[The Source Podcast] Emerging Media: Flash, Compute, Interconnects and Apps and the Data Center. Hello 2018! What is emerging media? For years now, we have equated emerging media to “Flash Storage” and rightfully so; remember 2016 The Year of All-Flash? As promised, Flash has fundamentally changed the way enterprise storage systems are designed, and to a greater extent, Flash has changed the way we live – whatever device you are reading this on most certainly has NAND Flash at its core. But, as it turns out, Flash was just the latest evolution of Moore’s Law. While Flash continues to evolve: TLC, QLC, V-NAND, MLC Z-NAND, Z-SSD and 3D XPoint for example, we have just begun to scratch the surface. Emerging media applies to other areas as well. Who better to update us than the Vice President of Dell EMC Emerging Media and Dell EMC Fellow, Danny Cobb (@Dcobbweb). Emerging Media applies to much more than just storage media. The media evolution applies not only to storage, but applies to Interconnects, Compute, Applications and Application Development and the Data Center itself. Get The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

29mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #1

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#144: Cloud Consumption on Prem? VxRack: Azure Stack

Paul Galjan (@PaulGaljan), Senior Director, Microsoft Hybrid Cloud joins me from the Dell Technologies World 2018 Expo hall with the latest on VxRack: Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure stack delivers unmatched levels of integration, automation and manageability and enables customers to increase IT efficiencies while adopting a Dev/Ops model.  Dell Technologies is the only vender able to provide an Azure Stack turnkey hybrid cloud platform offering: A Foundation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Networking Simple, self-service, policy-enforced encruption-as-a-service, through Dell EMC CloudLink SecureVM. Dell EMC best-in-class backup and recovery technologies Reduced complexity and risk with build in lifecycle components for the entire hybrid cloud platform. Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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20 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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#127: Hyper Converged Infrastructure and the Three P’s

While Hyper Converged Infrastructure provides the ability to simplify the deployment of cloud and application solutions, it also brings with it some unexpected considerations.   Chad Engel (@Engel_Chad), Sr Sales Director Hyper Converged, likes to consider them the three P’s: People, Process and Politics.  In some cases, the three P’s can lead to a delay in adopting the benefits of a hyper converged infrastructure. Chad has some interesting thoughts on how to bring down those barriers and embrace the operational efficiencies of Hyper Converged. As Dell EMC Hyper Converged Solutions extend to include development stacks such as the VxRail AS (Azure Stack), the value prop becomes clearer, infrastructure to accelerate application and business enablement. Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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20 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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#94: The Dell EMC Storage Portfolio

Dell EMC World 2017 included a complete refresh of all our core storage products.   I was able to catch up with Jeff Boudreau (@JeffBoudreau3), President of Dell EMC Storage.   We talked VMAX 950 All-Flash, XtremIO X2, Dell EMC Unity All-Flash, SC 5020, Isilon, and ECS. High end, mid-range and unstructured storage, EVERYTHING was refreshed and upgraded at Dell EMC World 2017. Get the inside scoop directly from the source, this week on Dell EMC The Source. Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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19 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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#112: Transforming and Converging Data Protection

The Dell EMC Forum 2017 provided the opportunity for Dell EMC customers to get the latest updated direct from product and solutions specialists. With a cornucopia of breakout sessions available, not many presenters get to present multiple sessions.   Garrett Van Siclen (@gtvansiclen) is one of the exceptions; covering Dell EMC Data Protection Solutions including Data Protection Storage, Data Protection Software and Converged Data Protection, including “Why Dell EMC Data Protection, Modernization and Transformation”. I caught up with Garrett near the Data Protection Solutions booth in the Solution Expo; he was more than happy to talk Data Protection including the latest Converged Data Protection offering, the Integrated Data Protection Appliance. For more information on the Dell EMC Data protections portfolio be sure to visit www.dellemc.com/dataprotection for more on the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance visit www.dellemc.com/idpa Couldn’t make the Dell EMC Fourm in your city? Don’t miss the Virtual Dell EMC Forum www.dellemc.com/virtualforum Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Don’t miss the blog, now part of Direct2DellEMC Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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7 Dec 2017

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#121: Dell EMC Future-Proof Storage Loyality Program

Technology changes, it’s a fact of life, and sometimes making a multi-year commitment can be a difficult decision. The Dell EMC Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program gives you additional peace of mind with guaranteed satisfaction and investment protection for those future technology changes. The program covers the Dell EMC Storage Portfolio including; VMAX All-Flash, XtremIO X2, SC Series, Dell EMC Unity, Data Domain, Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), Isilon and Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) appliance. Dell EMC Storage and Data Protection offers unbeatable value with a modern, efficient and feature rich product portfolio at no additional cost to you with purchase of a support agreement. Brian Henderson (@BHendu), Storage Portfolio Marketing Director, gives us the details on the 3-Year Satisfaction Guarantee, Hardware Investment Protection and Predictable Support Pricing along with 4:1 All-Flash Storage Efficiency Guarantee, Never-Worry Migratio, All-inclusive Software and Built-In Virtustream Storage Cloud. www.dellemc.com/futureproof Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

16mins

7 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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#106: Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Solutions

Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node combines powerful Dell PowerEdge servers and the software-defined block storage capabilities of ScaleIO to deliver endless server SAN possibilities. Offering All-Flash and Hybrid configurations, the ScaleIO Ready Node is pre-validated, tested and configured to provide the best performance possible.  Meet your business objectives while greatly simplifying the process of procuring and deploying a server SAN. I caught up with Brian Lewis (@v_Lewis) at the Dell EMC Forum in Minneapolis, he had all the details of the ScaleIO Ready node family. Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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11 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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#126: A Canadian Approach to Hybrid Cloud and EUC

With Cloud data center providers embracing Canadian soil, the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies in Canada has increased considerably.  Or as Peter Near (@pnear), National Director of Systems Engineering VMWare Canada puts it, “Canadians have gone from pumping the brakes to pressing the accelerator”, regarding Hybrid Cloud Adoption.  In this episode of Dell EMC The Source Podcast, Peter explains the benefits to those Canadian customers that needed to wait for local cloud data centers, and the maturity of the tools and processes available to make the move.  No longer are we talking about converting and re-platforming.  We are talking about taking what we are doing today, modernizing what we are doing in our private cloud and easily integrating with public cloud, and simplifying the ability to move workloads as requirements change.  For all my Canadian friends, be sure to follow @VMWareCanada and @DellEMC_Canada for the latest. Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

12mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #8

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#105: Dell EMC Forum 2017 Keynote, Minneapolis

The Dell EMC Forum is a multi-format event experience designed for IT decision makers and executives seeking insights to cloud solutions and opportunities to engage with peers. “Realize your Digital Future”, this year’s Dell EMC Forum theme is all about helping IT become the business. Featuring executive keynotes and breakout tracks that cover Digital Transformation, Best of Breed Infrastructure, Converged Systems, Cloud Strategy and Workforce Transformation, the Dell EMC Forum offers something for everyone. Upcoming events in North America include: New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Dallas, Vancouver, Seattle, Houston and St Louis. Register for the free event at www.dellemc.com/forum Aaron Chaisson (@AaronChaison), VP Global Portfolio Messaging, was the Keynote Speaker for Minneapolis, MN. I caught up with Aaron in the field level suite of US Bank Stadium right after his keynote; that interview, and the full Keynote address is in this week’s Dell EMC The Source Podcast. Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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4 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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#138: VMware and Dell EMC Helping our Partners Grow

Brandon Sweeney (@bsweeneyatVMW), Sr Vice President VMWare Channel and Commercial Sales, joins me from the Global Partner Summit at Dell Technologies World 2018. It’s clear that enabling our joint partner channel is the key to growth and end user enablement.   The entire Dell Technologies Family benefits when our partners are successful.   Brandon talks innovation and depth of technology solutions across the Dell Technologies family and enabling our partner community. If you’re a Partner where should you start?  Brandon helps point us in the right direction. Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

8mins

28 May 2018

Rank #10

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#104: Accelerating Customer Application Deployments

This morning’s Dell EMC Press release reads “Dell EMC Expands Commitment to Microsoft Customers with Converged Infrastructure Advancements” covers the latest Converged Platforms designed to accelerate our customers Microsoft application deployments. From the latest Dell EMC XC Series data protection integration, Microsoft Azure Stack integration and Dell EMC Ready bundles for Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Storage spaces. While the press release specifically targeted our latest Microsoft Announcements, timed with Microsoft Ignite. In reality, this is the latest in a long line of Dell EMC Converged and Hyper-Converged application enablement. While I was at Microsoft Ignite I sit down with Armughan Ahmad (@ArmughanAA), SVP & GM, Solutions & Alliances. We talked Customer Priorities and providing choice, regardless of application requirements, from Do It Yourself to Ready Nodes, Ready Bundles and Ready Systems. Dell EMC can accelerate your application deployments. Azure Stack Review from CRN: Dell EMC Brings Azure Stack To Channel Partners, Improves Hyper-V Support For Its XC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com Dell EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

21mins

27 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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#128: Dell Technologies World Preview

Dell Technologies World is NEXT WEEK!   Dell Technologies World is for technologists, thought leaders and executives ready to transform their careers and organizations. Find topics at all levels of technical competency, from application development to infrastructure modernization; from innovation strategy to cloud and security. Tap into the expertise of Dell Technologies engineers, trailblazers and architects who make transformation real every day.   With so much happening, where do you start?  I talked to Greg McCarthy (@GMcCarthy24) from the Dell Social Team to get the details on the action-packed conference.  Get all the details and the full agenda at www.DellTechnologiesWorld.com Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

18mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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#141: Delivering Value Through Services

Dell EMC Channel Service’s theme at the Global Partner Summit (GPS) is “Delivering Value Through Services”.  Driving more profitability to our partners so they can deliver greater value to our customers.  Dell EMC provides a services portfolio and delivery enablement that improves the value our partners deliver to customers. Erica Lambert (@EricaLambert03) Vice President of Channel Services Sales, joined me in the Global Partner Lounge with details about our channel partners we are happy to hear.   Aligning services between Dell Technologies and our partners, delivering the best experience possible for our end users.  For more details visit the Dell Partner Portal. Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

8mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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#134: Enabling Future makers with IoT and OEM Solutions

Bryan Jones (@BryanEJones), Sr. Vice President and GM of OEM and IoT Channel Solutions joins me on this episode of Dell EMC The Source to provide some insight into the IoT and OEM strategy at Dell Technologies. The IoT Business Unit is leveraging technology from all seven strategically aligned Dell Technologies Business Unites to create IoT Solutions for our customers.  The OEM component is taking those IoT Solutions add their Intellectually Property and take the enhanced solutions to market to make a difference.  For more details visit www.dell.com/OEM Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

12mins

14 May 2018

Rank #14

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#111: Transforming the Dell EMC Forum in Vancouver

Technology is advancing at an exponential rate, changing how we live and work. Customers in every industry are fundamentally rethinking their business models. IT is the heart of this transformation, the Dell EMC forum event series allows us to continue that conversation. I sat down with Bryan Jones (@BryanEJones), Sr Vice President Dell EMC Field Marketing at the Dell EMC Forum Vancouver right after his morning keynote. We talked Dell Technologies and bringing the best of the best to our customers with the Dell EMC Forum. Bryan talks transformation and some big news regarding the Dell EMC Forum series in 2018 and beyond. Get The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

12mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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#143: Partner Spotlight - World Wide Tech

Dell EMC Partners continue to make the difference; our partners deliver on the promise of IT, Digital, Security and Workforce Transformation.   The Global Partner Summit was the perfect opportunity for our Partners to get the latest details on our plans and strategies moving forward. We have also leveraged the time to listen to those partners, and that’s exactly what “The Source – Partner Spotlight” is all about.   For this episode, I’m joined by Scott Miller, Sr Director Partnerships at World Wide Tech.   We talked Transformation, Agile Development and Transformation, both internally and with our end customers. For more information visit www.wwt.com or drop Scott an email scott.miller@wwt.com Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

10mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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#119: Dell EMC Heroes Program

The Dell EMC Heroes Program was launched at Dell EMC World 2017. The program is designed to create a technical community between Dell EMC Systems Engineers and our Partners Systems Engineers globally. The Heroes Program is all about you, our partners and connecting you with the latest information on our products, solutions and technologies. Attend Quarterly Heroes Exchange events featuring the latest details on product features, roadmaps, and a solution showcase in your area. Other offerings include a Semi-annual Partner Technology Advisory Board and Annual Partner CTO Summit, the Heroes Program is designed to enable you our partners to fully understand the scope of Dell Technologies and Dell EMC solutions.    I sat down with Patti Moy, Director Dell EMC Heroes Program, to get a mid-year update on the program and what to expect leading into Dell Technologies World and the Global Partner Conference. Patti talked about a holistic approach to Data Center Design, not just storage, not just servers but everything in the Data Center. If you’re a Dell EMC Partner, you can learn more about the Heroes Program on the Partner Portal, from your local Partner SE or by dropping a note to DellEMCHeroesProgram@dell.com; there is also a LinkedIn community here Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

16mins

21 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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#145: Partner Spotlight - FusionStorm

Dell EMC Partners continue to make the difference; our partners deliver on the promise of IT, Digital, Security and Workforce Transformation.   In this episode of Dell EMC The Source, our Partner Spotlight is on FusionStorm.  I sat down with Dan Serpico, CEO FusionStorm, during the Global Partner Summit 2018.  We talked partnership and extending Dell Technologies infrastructure to solutions providers and joint customers.  FusionStorm is a leader in hyper-converged infrastructure, helping our customers deploy faster driving business results. Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play. Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

10mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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#98: VMworld 2017 Preview

Bigger and better than ever!! That’s the only way to describe the Dell Technologies & Dell EMC presence at VMworld 2017!   I sat down with Dell EMC Social Media Guru Greg McCarthy (@GMcCarthy24) to get the details, and wow are there details!!! Dell Technologies will feature one of the largest LED walls ever seen on the Trade Show Floor.  It might seem like Magic, but it takes more than Magic and Wizards to make Digital Transformation happen. Hear from our customers that have started their journey, check out the sound studio, watch the Dell Canvas demo, participate in a Server Craft contest and Alienware VR experience.   Assemble your team and don’t miss #TheGreatXscape, returning from Dell EMC World with amazing daily prizes. Become an “HCI Hero” in the HCI Zone – Can you unlock Captain vSAN? Find Dell EMC in the IoT section of the VMvillage. Breakouts?   How about 25 Dell Technologies Breakout Sessions! Including the annual Chad Sakac (@Sakacc) “State of the Union” – Wednesday 8:30-9:30!!! – Don’t miss it. #v0dgeball is back – for the 9th consecutive year. Take some frustration out on your partners and competitors while helping the Wounded Warrior Project - register your team today. For details on both VMworld US and EMEA visit http://dellemcevents.com/ Some of the other breakout sessions include: SQL Server Transformation Survey Results: Virtualization and IT Agility (VIRT1822QU), Sunday, Aug 27 (4:00pm - 4:30pm) Ask the Experts - Titans of Tech (PBO1281PU), Monday, Aug 28 (2:30pm - 3:30pm) VxRack SDDC Deep Dive: Inside the VxRack SDDC powered by VMware Cloud Foundation (PBO1064BU), Tuesday, Aug 29 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)  Modern Data Center Transformation: Dell IT Case Study (PBO1964BU), Thursday, Aug 31 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) State of the Union: Everything Multi-Cloud, Converged, Hyper-Converged and More! (PBO3334BUS), Wednesday, Aug 30 (8:30am - 9:30am) Deliver Real Business Results Through IT Modernization (STO3333BUS), Monday, Aug 28 (11:30am - 12:30pm) Workforce Transformation: Balancing Tomorrow’s Trends With Today’s Needs (UEM3332PUS), Tuesday, Aug 29 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) Modernizing IT with Server-Centric Architecture Powered by VMware vSAN and VxRail Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance (STO1742BU), Thursday, Aug 31 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) Virtualize Active Directory, the Right Way! (VIRT1374BU), Tuesday, Aug 29 (4:00pm - 5:00pm) Harnessing the Power of Data in a Virtual World (LDT2800PU), Wednesday, Aug 30 (9:30am - 10:30am) Multisite Networking and Security with Cross-VC NSX: Part 2 (NET1191BU), Thursday, Aug 31 (12:00pm - 1:00pm) Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Alone Does Not Constitute a Private Cloud (PBO2872BU), Thursday, Aug 31 (10:30am - 11:30am) Enterprise-Grade Data Protection for VMware vSAN with EMC Recoverpoint for VMs (STO3068BU), Tuesday, Aug 29 (1:00pm - 2:00pm) The Software-Defined Storage Revolution Is Here: Discover Your Options (STO1216BU) Implementing Horizon 7 and Horizon Cloud on VxRail (ADV1589BU) “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

25mins

16 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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#99: Big Bad Data #DDAC2017

Big Bad Data meets Wickedly Good Analytics, that’s the theme of #DDAC17 the Disney Data and Analytics Conference. Dell EMC, along with our partner Nvidia, sponsored the conference and spent most of our time talking with customers about the challenges of Big Bad Data. The Dell EMC Booth focused on the entire solutions track from Pivotal Application Development and Analytics to 14G PowerEdge Servers optimized for intensive data process and Dell EMC Isilon as the backend repository for massive amounts of data. I spent some time with Dan Baskette (@DBBaskette), Technical Marketing Manager Pivotal, April Berman, PowerEdge Acceleration and Memory, and Thomas Burns, CTO Dell EMC Media and Entertainment Division. “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.com EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)

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23 Aug 2017

Rank #20