We are just wrapping up Dell EMC World 2017. With over 13,500 attendees, it's the 15th year of what many consider to be the premier user conference for all things related to Information Infrastructure. What's new and exciting about this year conference is it's the first one since the Dell EMC merger, so we've expanded the our capabilities of cool things. What's the same and exciting is the conference remains squarely focused on customers.
Ever wonder what a day in the life looks like for some of the people behind developing and delivering the most trusted storage infrastructure powering many of the world's most mission critical applications? What's surprising is that while they all manage large engineering teams, they are all still very involved with the technology and continue … Continue reading Meet The Cool People Who Build Cool Things
I recently had a great opportunity to visit with customers and field teams in Brazil. I leaned a lot. Including that Google Translate can be your best friend when traveling alone in a country where most people do not speak English. 🙂 Brazil is an amazing country and represents one of the largest areas of IT … Continue reading Obrigado Brasil!
Across the board, users are moving to all flash for all their primary storage requirements. Years ago, using Flash was great way to provide super low latency, wicked high IOPS, and better $/IOP for performance sensitive apps. But since those early days, costs have come down, capacities have increased, and reliability has proven to be … Continue reading Slow Drain… What to Do When Performance is TOO High
One of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous quotes is “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” And while these basic truths do not inspire the most hope or optimism for civilized society, there is a new certainty that has IT folk’s enthusiastic for a better way to meet their … Continue reading Guarantees in Life: Death, Taxes, and 4:1 Space efficiency with Dell EMC All Flash
Back by popular demand, here's a new video clip with my demo colleague Melissa Gurney (aka @SolutionGeek). In this demo, we head out on the road to Lab "C", aka The Big Top Candy Shop in Austin Texas. Here we sample some great candy and look at the latest VMAX All Flash release, delivering awesome … Continue reading The Peanut Butter Cup Demo
Many times when a significant new feature is introduced, users look to validate that the capability works as advertised before implementing it into their app environments. So as compression for VMAX All Flash was rolled out last year, users wanted to know what the impact would be on their workloads. Would they get consistent, predictable … Continue reading Why Compression for VMAX All Flash? Because it works.
Think all compression technologies are created equal? Depending on the implementation, there are potential performance impacts associated with writing and reading compressed data as either an inline or post process implementation. The potential impact can create a considerable performance overhead on the array, especially for highly active data and workloads. To avoid this potential impact, … Continue reading Not All Compression Technologies are Created Equal
I have spent over 26 years in IT, much of it, meeting and working with customers. It remains the part of the job I continue to enjoy the most. I get to talk about the products we develop, the technology that goes into them, and the people who build and support them. But the most … Continue reading The Customer Experience SmackDown
For anyone interested, here's the presentation from the VMAX All Flash session at Dell EMC World in Austin Texas this week. It was fun building some new content for an audience a little different than the core VMAX user. The focus of the session is more on the business value and application use cases versus a … Continue reading VMAX All Flash: Modernizing Your Infrastructure