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EMC World 2015 (Las Vegas, NV)

EMC World 2015




 

 

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Notable Guests

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton

Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger

Bev Crair

Bev Crair

David Goulden

David Goulden

Rob Bearden

Rob Bearden

Robin Matlock

Robin Matlock

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

theCUBE Hosts: John Furrier, Dave Vellante, Stu Miniman, & Jeff Frick

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    Kickoff Day 1 (Blue)
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    John Furrier, Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman kickoff day one at EMC World 2015 on theCUBE! They breakdown what’s happening at the show and what’s expected from EMC this week with announcements and partners.
     
    Kickoff Day 1 (White)
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    Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers kickoff day one at EMC World 2015 on theCUBE! They share reactions to the keynote address and predictions on what’s coming up for the week.
     
    EMC World 2015 Keynote Day 1
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    David Goulden presented his keynote address for EMC World 2015 around Redefine.Next or how organizations are beginning to digitizing their businesses. Jeremy Burton, Guy Churchward and Praveen Akkiraju also spoke on stage on the core technology showcase.
     
    Kickoff Day 2 (Blue)
    John Furrier and Dave Vellante kicked off day two at EMC World 2015. They recapped the keynote addresses from Joe Tucci, Pat Gelsinger and Paul Maritz and the focus on the Federation. One focus Dave and John have both noticed is the talk about digital transformation.
     
    EMC World 2015 Keynote Day 2
    Joe Tucci, Pat Gelsinger from VMWare and Paul Maritz from Pivotal presented their keynote addresses as they focused on Federation Day.
     
    EMC World 2015 Keynote Day 3
    Jeremy Burton, Chirantan “C.J.” Desai and Chad Sakac presented the keynoted address about the Internet of Things and how. Jeremy shared how some farmers are connecting their cows to the Internet and the different application architectures and development methods.
     
    Wrap Up Day 3
    John Furrier and Dave Vellante wrap up day three at EMC World 2015. They detailed the growth, strategy, investments in the future and the strange dynamic of flat stock and how to transition from their old innovations to consumer support of new innovations.

    Guests*

    Praveen Akkiraju
    CEO, VCE

    Interview Overview
    Praveen Akkiraju stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about life with EMC and recent announcements, his take on Chuck Robins stepping up in Cisco and what EMC has allowed VCE to do. He provided insight into the difference between a solution and privatization, thinking about the market space with VBlock and the strategy with hyper-converged infrastructure. In closing, Praveen discussed what’s happening with VScale and what the competitive landscape looks like.
     

    Wade Alt
    Senior Vice President, Global Channels, Marketing Strategy and Solutions, Sungard Availability Services

    Wade_Alt

    Interview Overview
    Wade Alt and John Cardente stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about why customers come to Sungard to grow and how their services are used for managing big data. John explained what a data lake is and why it’s important.
     

    Vic Bhagat
    CIO, EMC

    Vic_Bhagat

    Interview Overview
    Vic Bhagat stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about the digitization of businesses and the issues harnessing an enormous amount of data.
     

    Jesse Braasch
    VP, Infrastructure and Operations, Evolution 1

    jesse_braasch

    Interview Overview
    Jesse Braasch stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about simplifying health care spending and delivering through a SaaS solution.
     

    Rob Bearden
    CEO, Hortonworks

    Rob Bearden

    Rob Bearden

    Interview Overview: CJ Desai and Rob Bearden
    Rob Bearden and CJ Desai stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s big in the open source world, what’s happening with adoption in the enterprise and the strategy when going to market. They provided insight into the customer demand of real time updates and the relationship between Hortonworks and EMC. In closing, Rob and CJ discussed the vision for software.
     

    Randy Bias
    VP, Technology, EMC ETD

    Randy_Bias

    Interview Overview
    Randy Bias stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about open source, open stack and how EMC has been taking in the changes that Randy has been presenting.
     

    Jeremy Burton
    President, Products & Marketing, EMC

    Interview Overview
    Jeremy Burton stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the changes that are needed each year. He provided insight on what’s coming next for the EMC community.
     

    John Cardente
    Distinguished Engineer, Corporate CTO Offices, EMC

    Boaz_Palgi

    Interview Overview
    John Cardente and Wade Alt stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about why customers come to Sungard to grow and how their services are used for managing big data. John explained what a data lake is and why it’s important.
     
    Interview Overview
    John Cardente and Craig Steel stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about the relationship between Pivotal and EMC. They provided insight into traditional business intelligence verses big data intelligence with value and insights.
     

    Sheryl Chamberlain
    VP Global Partner Executive, Capgemini Global Channels & Partners

    Sheryl_Chamberlain

    Interview Overview
    Sheryl Chamberlain stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about receiving the Capgemini Innovation award and the tech initiatives, including Women of the World.
     

    Guy Churchward
    President, Core Technologies Division, EMC

    Interview Overview
    Guy Churchward stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about whether architectures are really coexisting, what’s happening with software innovation and how they approach data integration challenges. He provided insight into what VMAX3 is all about, how customers should approach offers from multiple solutions and the conversations within the Federation. In closing, Guy discussed why EMC must continue to move fast within the market and how you can search data within multiple clouds.
     

    Paul Conway
    Sr. Director, Sales Strategies, Americas of EMC Global Services

    Paul_Conway

    Interview Overview
    Paul Conway and Tom Roloff stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what platform 2.5 means, how you translate what you hear into action and building businesses on a digital framework without owning assets. They provided insight into the three elements of transformation, what the EMC IT Transformation Workship is and how to help customers who know exactly what they want. In closing, Paul and Tom discussed whether customers are getting their investment back.
     

    Bev Crair
    VP, Storage Group, Intel

    Bev_Crair

    Interview Overview
    Bev Crair and Andrea Nelson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about the Women of the World Program. They provided insight into how women who attend EMC World can connect with other women and this year’s focus on the science of bias.
     

    Mike Cucchi
    Senior Director Outbound Product, Pivotal

    Nick_Kirsch

    Interview Overview
    Mike Cucchi stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about how they focus on building applications that leverage analytics to create unique experiences for customers.
     

    CJ Desai
    President, EMC ETD

    CJDesai

    Interview Overview: CJ Desai and Rob Bearden
    CJ Desai and Rob Bearden stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s big in the open source world, what’s happening with adoption in the enterprise and the strategy when going to market. They provided insight into the customer demand of real time updates and the relationship between Hortonworks and EMC. In closing, CJ and Rob discussed the vision for software.
     
    Interview Overview
    CJ Desai stopped by theCUBE again and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how EMC ETD is organized, the internal EMC machinery, the potential energy around the EMC community and whether the licensing model changed for ViPR. He also provided insight into where ScaleIO fits in the marketplace and what’s happening with EMC and DSSD.
     

    Rama Dhuwaraha
    CTO, University of North Texas

    Interview Overview
    Rama Dhuwaraha stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about the IT used at the University of North Texas and how they manage 41,000 enrolled students. He also provided insight into becoming an IT shared service organization.
     

    Brian Dougherty
    Chief Data Warehouse Architect, CMA Consulting

    Brian Dougherty

    Interview Overview
    Brian Dougherty stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about what brings him back to EMC World, why CMA Consulting uses XtremIO and how the solution is simple to use. He provided insight into the total cost of ownership, how they match workloads to infrastructure configurations and his EMC wish list. In closing, Brian chatted about the internal resistance he experienced while making changes.
     

    James Eason
    Manager, Vidant Health

    Andy_Fenselau

    Interview Overview
    James Eason and Andy Fenselau stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and David Floyer about how they are transforming their customer’s workloads. James shared key examples of how XtremIO has helped Vidant Health make better medical decisions quicker.
     

    Howard Elias
    President & COO, EMC Global Enterprise Services

    Howard_Elias

    Interview Overview
    Howard Elias stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Steve Chambers about listening to customer’s appreciation of the Federation, how the conversations have changed with CIOs, what EMC Services is doing to help customers in the digital future and the update on cloud adoption. He also provided insight into who EMC’s biggest customer is and how the Services Business is changing and growing.
     

    Andy Fenselau
    Senior Director, Product Marketing, EMC XtremIO

    Andy_Fenselau

    Interview Overview
    Andy Fenselau and James Eason stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and David Floyer about how they are transforming their customer’s workloads. James shared key examples of how XtremIO has helped Vidant Health make better medical decisions quicker.
     

    Elizabeth Fletcher
    CPA, CA, Deputy Director, Smart Metering & Infrastructure Program, BC Hydro

    Elizabeth_Fletcher

    Interview Overview
    Elizabeth Fletcher, Bill Schmarzo and Chris Pershing stopped by theCUBE for a customer panel with Jeff Frick. Elizabeth shared how one area that BC Hydro is focused on preventing the theft of energy. Chris discussed how Eagleview is focused on high-tech imagery and extracting content out of images.
     

    Roger Frey
    VP, Enterprise Applications Solutions, EMC

    Roger_Frey

    Interview Overview
    Roger Frey stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about Enterprise Applications is working on many solutions for customers, including messaging collaboration, database, business applications, end-user computing and mobility.
     

    Pat Gelsinger
    CEO, VMware

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    Interview Overview
    Pat Gelsinger stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how enterprises are embracing the cloud and the current innovations they are focused on.
     

    Josh Goldstein
    VP Marketing & Product Management, EMC XtremIO

    Josh_Goldstein

    Interview Overview
    Josh Goldstein stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what has changed for XtremIO in the past year, the impact of the portfolio and what 4.0 is all about. He provided insight into how they improve the developer productivity with XtremIO, the cost reduction potential of Flash and how the all Flash data center is coming. In closing, Josh discussed who the biggest competitors are and examples of customers using XtremIO.
     

    David Goulden
    CEO, EMC II

    Josh_Goldstein

    Interview Overview
    David Goulden stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about where the idea of digital economy came from and what it entails.
     

    Brian Gracely
    Sr. Director, EMC

    Brian_Gracely

    Interview Overview
    Brian Gracely stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the EMC Code Project and the team’s initiative. In provided insight into how they are engaging with open source communities.
     

    Morgan Harris
    Director Enterprise Solutions, Protection 1

    Morgan_Harris (2)

    Interview Overview
    Morgan Harris stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and Steve Chambers about what’s happening with the IT transformation at Protection 1, the stress if email stops working and an overview of the call center excellence. He provided insight into what’s most important in the infrastructure, the impact on the business when launching applications and what Protection 1 looked for when choosing EMC. In closing, Morgan discussed how the applications are performing and how Protection 1 is embracing the many IT changes.
     

    Steve Jones
    Global VP, Big Data, Capgemini

    Steve_Jones (2)

    Interview Overview
    Steve Jones and Aidan O’Brien stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about how they approach big data with their partners and becoming true partners with customers. Aidan provided insight into the Federation Business Data Lake.
     

    Josh Kahn
    Senior Vice President, EMC Global Solutions

    Josh_Kahn

    Interview Overview
    Josh Kahn stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Steve Chambers about what the Global Solutions Group does, the change with VCE becoming part of EMC, moving toward a turnkey solution and what defines a solution. He provided insight into how the market opportunities break down and how the Federation drives the investment strategy. In closing, Josh discussed the risk involved with customers depending heavily on EMC and how virtualization is helping to deploy data lakes.
     

    Nick Kirsch
    VP & CTO, EMC ETD

    Nick_Kirsch

    Interview Overview
    Nick Kirsch stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the portfolio and challanges from an architecture standpoint. He provided insight into EMC’s entrance into open source.
     

    Mike Koehler
    President, EMC Professional Services

    Mike_Koehler

    Interview Overview
    Mike Koehler and Mike von Slomski stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the opportunities with the cloud, what lead Markel to implementing EMC’s Converged Data Center and how the solution matched up with Markel’s five-year goals. They provided insight into other use cases EMC is seeing, the definition of a successful partnership and how EMC is helping customers build a business case. In closing, Mike and Mike discussed the cloud development model Markel is using, the Federation’s role in services, challenges moving forward and the hardest thing about becoming business focused.
     

    Jason Kotsaftis
    Senior Director, Database Solutions, EMC

    Jason_Kotsaftis

    Interview Overview
    Jason Kotzaftis stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about the trend of customers wanting a converged infrastructure and some of the advantages of using VCE Vblock.
     

    Mike Kozlowski
    VP of IT, Old Republic National Title

    Interview Overview
    Mike Kozlowski stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about the IT involved in operating Old Republic National Title. He provided insight into managing email and other technology in-house and the heavy level of internal security.
     

    Marc Lamanna
    Sr. Server Admin, Storage & SAN, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

    Marc_Lamanna

    Interview Overview
    Marc Lamanna stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the core EMC products used by the Cancer Treament Centers of America, current projects in the data center and the window for data restores. He provided insight into some of the challenges faced in the business that connect with IT, how they are making content available 100% of the time and the primary focus of patients during IT upgrades. In closing, Marc discussed why to keep the refresh cycle going.
     

    Stella Low
    VP, Global Communications, EMC

    Boaz_Palgi

    Interview Overview
    Stella Low and Amy Posey stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about Women of the World and how men and women think differently and what a neurofacilitator, Peak Teams.
     

    Sam Lucido
    Senior Manager, Database Solutions Technical Marketing, EMC

    Sam_Lucido

    Interview Overview
    Sam Lucido stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about the relationship between EMC and Oracle, projects that are in the works and how XtremIO delivers operational simplicity and performance combined, the immediate performance benefits with a database on XtremIO and how he stays connected with customers. In closing, Sam shared how he is knowledgeable about storage and DB and whether having a storage administrator is still a requirement at companies.
     
     

    Stephen Manley
    CTO, Core Technologies, EMC

    Vic_Bhagat

    Interview Overview
    Stephen Manley stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about more efficiently running workloads that businesses have been built on.
     

    Jonathan Martin
    CMO, EMC

    Interview Overview
    Jonathan Martin stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the stats on EMC World attendees, what’s happening with digital transformation, how the Federation has changed in how they reach executives and how the EMC brand is transforming. He provided insight into whether EMC is still the smallest of the big companies and the plan to move cloud forward. In closing, Jonathan discussed the how the EMC community is developing and the coolest thing he has experienced at this year’s EMC World.
     

    Robin Matlock
    CMO, VMware

    Robin_Matlock

    Interview Overview
    Robin Matlock stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what VMWare is currently innovating, what Project Photon is and why there were so many product launches over the past four months. She provided insight into the open source project Lightware, what’s happening at the top of the stack and what the Federation does for VMWare and customers, and how the VMWare brand is transforming. In closing, Robin discussed how VMWare is positioned in the market and disrupting the industry.
     

    Andrea Nelson
    Director, Product Marketing, Intel

    Andrea_Nelson

    Interview Overview
    Andrea Nelson and Bev Crair stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about the Women of the World Program. They provided insight into how women who attend EMC World can connect with other women and this year’s focus on the science of bias.
     

    Jason Nolet
    SVP, Data Center Switching, Routing and Analytics, Brocade

    Jason_Nolet

    Interview Overview
    Jason Nolet stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and Stu Miniman about what Brocade has announced, including the continued support for fiber channel connectivity and VSpex offering. He provided insight into the new offering with EMC of dedicated IP storage fabrics.
     

    Don Norbeck
    Senior Director, VCE Solutions Foundation, Software, Security, and Services Portfolio

    Don_Norbeck

    Interview Overview
    Don Norbeck stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steven Chambers about trends he notices with customers, standardizing with VBlock and what’s included in the package from VCE. He provided insight into what customers think about the solutions, how Flash is an option, being able to change containers quickly and what they focus on with hybrid cloud. In closing, Don discussed what a specilist organization for databases and the biggest challenges they are helping DBAs solve.
     

    Aidan O’Brien
    General Manager, EMC Big Data Strategic Initiative

    Aidan_OBrien

    Interview Overview: Aidan O’Brien and Steve Jones
    Aidan O’Brien and Steve Jones stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about how they approach big data with their partners and becoming true partners with customers. Aidan provided insight into the Federation Business Data Lake.
     
    Interview Overview: Aidan O’Brien and Scott Van Valkenburgh
    Aidan O’Brien and Scott Van Valkenburgh stopped by the CUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the disruption in the industry and how companies are struggling to react quickly with the changes. They provided insight into how they work to make the process simple for customers.
     

    Mike Olson
    Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera

    Mike_Olson

    Interview Overview
    Mike Olson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about big announcements over the past year, strategy going forward and how big data is transforming the industry.
     

    Matt Oostveen
    VCE CTO, API

    Matt_Oostveen

    Interview Overview
    Matt Oostveen stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about the interest in EMC, whether customers come asking about convergence, how they are changing the all in-house attitude within companies and the status of EMC in the market. He provided insight into whether customers who use VMWare also utilize other products and the main messages coming through EMC World 2015. In closing, Matt discussed whether customers are embracing the newest technology.
     

    Boaz Palgi
    VP and GM, EMC ScaleIO

    Boaz_Palgi

    Interview Overview
    Boaz Palgi stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and David Floyer about the VCE VEX Rec, which enables customers to consume as an integrated converged infrastructure appliance, and the availability of scaling software for non-production test purchases.
     

    Chris Pershing
    CTO & Founder, Eagleview

    Chris_Pershing

    Interview Overview
    Chris Pershing, Bill Schmarzo and Elizabeth Fletcher stopped by theCUBE for a customer panel with Jeff Frick. Elizabeth shared how one area that BC Hydro is focused on preventing the theft of energy. Chris discussed how Eagleview is focused on high-tech imagery and extracting content out of images.
     

    Ryan Peterson
    Chief Strategist, Solutions, EMC ETD

    Ryan_Peterson

    Interview Overview
    Ryan Peterson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about the shift in how customers have to start thinking about working with multiple distributors. He explained how it’s not going to be a winner take all world.
     

    Amy Posey
    Neurofacilitator, Peak Teams

    Boaz_Palgi

    Interview Overview
    Amy Posey and Stella Low stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier about Women of the World and how men and women think differently and what a neurofacilitator is.
     

    Prasad Rampalli
    CEO, QLogic

    Prasad_Rampalli

    Interview Overview
    Prasad Rampalli stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman about why he joined QLogic, the adaptor card business, how QLogic responds to Flash and where the company is going.
     

    Christopher Rence
    Senior VP & CTO, Digital River

    chris_rence

    Interview Overview
    Christopher Rence stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what’s involved with convergence management and key decisions within the process.
     
     
     

    Kevin Roche
    President, EMC Customer Service

    Kevin_Roche

    Interview Overview
    Kevin Roche stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about starting to leverage the data and information within customer service and upgrading the end-to-end customer experience.
     

    Pavel Rogik
    Senior Technical Analyst, Skilled Engineering

    Pavel_Rogik

    Interview Overview
    Pavel Rogik stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about how the IT department at Skilled Engineering is small, how IT helps serve the business and ways multiple departments work together to run and deploy upgrades. He provided insight into working with a large test environment, what the network looks like and using ethernet and a fiber channel. In closing, Pavel discussed the role that Brocade plays.
     

    Ehud Rokach
    General Manager & Co-Founder, XtremIO

    Ehud_Rokach

    Interview Overview
    Ehud Rokach stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how XtremIO is taking the market by storm and how quickly customers have adopted. He provided insight into the deployment and impact of the product.
     

    Tom Roloff
    SVP, EMC Global Services

    Tom_Roloff

    Interview Overview
    Tom Roloff and Paul Conway stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what platform 2.5 means, how you translate what you hear into action and building businesses on a digital framework without owning assets. They provided insight into the three elements of transformation, what the EMC IT Transformation Workship is and how to help customers who know exactly what they want. In closing, Paul and Tom discussed whether customers are getting their investment back.
     

    Jack Rondoni
    VP, Storage Networking, Brocade

    Jack_Rondoni

    Interview Overview
    Jack Rondoni stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about how customers are driving workload through IP storage networking.
     

    Chad Sakac
    President, Global Systems Engineering, EMC

    Interview Overview
    Chad Sakac stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about his blog posts, what has changed with the Federation, feedback from a group of French customers and the small things that matter the most to customers. He provided insight into whether the EMC company structure is going to change, how he get a customer to rally around an idea and how retraining within an organization doesn’t work. In closing, Chad discussed who is driving changes in the industry.
     

    David Sampson
    EVP and CTO, Itrica Corporation

    Dave_Sampson

    Interview Overview
    David Sampson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about the solutions that Itrica Corporation provides customers, why they don’t build their own data centers and where hardware fits into Itrica’s application needs. He provided insight into the effort involved in building the stack with VCE, whether they lose any customization capabilities by using VCE and how they can still use VSAN. In closing, David discussed the technologies Itrica will use in the future and how ScaleIO helps meet customer needs.
     

    Bill ‘The Dean of Big Data’ Schmarzo
    CTO of Global Services, EMC

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    Interview Overview: Bill Schmarzo, Elizabeth Fletcher and Chris Pershing
    Bill Schmarzo, Elizabeth Fletcher and Chris Pershing stopped by theCUBE for a customer panel with Jeff Frick. Elizabeth shared how one area that BC Hydro is focused on preventing the theft of energy. Chris discussed how Eagleview is focused on high-tech imagery and extracting content out of images.
     
    Interview Overview
    Bill Schmarzo stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about what’s going on with big data for customers, how new customers hear about EMC and how the data process begins. He provided insight into the surprises customers share, how telling employees what not to do is limiting creativity and how a company “hippo” blocks a company’s progress. In closing, Bill shared the number one issue hospitals face and whether the health care industry is caught up with implementing technology.
     

    Tamir Segal
    Product Marketing, EMC XtremIO

    Interview Overview
    Tamir Segal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and David Floyer about how Flash is disruptive and how companies need to change for it. He provided insight into how Flash is fast and the architecture.
     
     

    John Sharp
    It Manager, Vollrath

    John_Sharp

    Interview Overview
    John Sharp stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how converged infrastructure makes it easy to do more, what the process was like in updating the infrastructure and how you can quickly update the email system. He provided insight into the uncertainties and costs involved with the upgrades and how the IT team’s responsibilities have changed after VBlock. In closing, Josh shared which EMC products they are looking at next.
     

    Jonathan Siegal
    VP, Product Marketing, Core Technologies, EMC

    David_Siegel

    Interview Overview
    Jonathan Siegal and Peter Smails stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what’s happening in the Core Technologies Group.
     

    Mike von Slomski
    Senior Director, IT, Markel

    Mike_Koehler

    Interview Overview
    Mike Koehler and Mike von Slomski stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the opportunities with the cloud, what lead Markel to implementing EMC’s Converged Data Center and how the solution matched up with Markel’s five-year goals. They provided insight into other use cases EMC is seeing, the definition of a successful partnership and how EMC is helping customers build a business case. In closing, Mike and Mike discussed the cloud development model Markel is using, the Federation’s role in services, challenges moving forward and the hardest thing about becoming business focused.
     

    Peter Smails
    Senior Director, Product Marketing, Core Technologies, EMC

    Peter_Smails

    Interview Overview
    Peter Smails and Jonathan Siegal stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante about what’s happening in the Core Technologies Group.
     

    Antony Smith
    Converged Infrastructure Specialist, Lotus F1 Team

    Antony_Smith

    Interview Overview
    Antony Smith stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Dave Vellante and John Furrier about how they are using data to win races. He provided insight into the 150 senses and 60 gigs of data collected every race weekend.
     
     

    Blake Smith
    Director Enterprise Operations, Christus Health

    Blake_Smith

    Interview Overview
    Blake Smith stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the speed and agility in health care combine with fear of the cloud, the biggest challenge with data and intervational data security regulations. He provided insight into how CHRISTUS Health consolidated the data centers, how the data protection strategy changed, how the operations changed after virtualization was complete and how they use VMWare for virtualization. In closing, Blake discussed the next technology upgrade and what they learned from the upgrade process working with EMC.
     

    Craig Steel
    GM and Senior Director, Global Strategic Alliances, Pivotal

    Craig_Steel

    Interview Overview
    Craig Steel and John Cardente stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about the relationship between Pivotal and EMC. They provided insight into traditional business intelligence verses big data intelligence with value and insights.
     

    John W. Thompson
    CEO, Virtual Instruments, Chairman of Microsoft

    Michael_Tomkins

    Interview Overview
    John W. Thompson stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how EMC is one of the strongest go-to-market customers and the status of the business. He provided insight into launching the VirtualWisdom 4 platform last year and the traction it has gained.
     

    Michael Tomkins
    CTO, Fox Sports Australia

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    Interview Overview
    Michael Tomkins stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman and Steve Chambers about what Fox Sports Australia is like, how they use technology to deliver content and how a bad day in the office meant experiencing a triple stack failure. He provided insight into what is done internally verses externally, what they use VBlock and Isilon for, the biggest reason to move to VBlock and how VCE is doing in moving towards a hyperscale model. In closing, Michael discussed how XtremIO is changing how they approach IT and he offered advice to other CIOs.
     

    Chinh Van
    Sr. Director, Global ERP Systems & Infrastructure, Callaway

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    Interview Overview
    Chinh Van stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about how Callaway has continued to innovate golf drivers. He provided insight into how they have utlized XtremIO to drive sales.
     

    Scott Van Valkenburgh
    Senior Director – Global Alliances, SAS

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    Interview Overview
    Scott Van Valkenburgh and Aidan O’Brien stopped by the CUBE and chatted with Stu Miniman about the disruption in the industry and how companies are struggling to react quickly with the changes. They provided insight into how they work to make the process simple for customers.
     

    Kumar Viswanathan
    CP & Chief Technologist, Verizon Labs

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    Interview Overview
    Kumar Viswanathan stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about what Verizon Labs is and how it will help them launch products quicker.
     

    Chris Waugh
    Enterprise Technical Architect, St. Charles Health System

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    Interview Overview
    Chris Waugh stopped by theCUBE and chatted with John Furrier and Dave Vellante about the EMC products St. Charles Health System has implemented, apps supported and what the infrastructure looks like. He provided insight into some of the challenges in managing the infrastructure, benefits of having one backup vendor and the road map for technology upgrades. In closing, Chris shared what he’s excited about the most as a technologist and what he’s learned through working with EMC.
     

    Chris Wetzel
    Director, Enterprise Storage, Rackspace

    Interview Overview
    Chris Wetzel stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick about what’s new with Rackspace at EMC World 2015. He provided insight into the adoption of data lakes for customers.
     

    Adam Wood
    Director, IT, Heritage Auctions

    Interview Overview
    Adam Wood stopped by theCUBE and chatted with Jeff Frick and Steve Chambers about using technology to become one of the largest auction houses, switching from VMax to XtremIO and the unexpected benefits of using XtremIO. He provided insight on the storage setup, managing large quantities of digital assets and how XtremIO is fast and reliable. In closing, Adam discussed how the application development strategy has changed.
     

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