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Industries today are being disrupted by the technology megatrends of Hybrid-Cloud, Flash, Mobile, and Big Data. Businesses everywhere are in the midst of massive architectural changes and IT is at its core. Customers are challenged by balancing traditional apps, IT centric, and on premise solutions as well as new next gen apps, developer-centric, and living in the cloud. All companies need a strategy to ensure they survive.
Join this Ask the Expert event to chat with our SMEs as they discuss key survival tips and EMC solutions with just announced EMC storage products such as VMAX3 and vVNX.
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Senior Manager, Product Marketing - EMC VNX
Brian is a Corp Systems Engineer turned Marketer. He worked in Microsoft solutions, launched AppSync, and is currently working in the VNX Product Marketing with a focus on Microsoft, Data Protection, and VNXe. Check out his blog.
Sr. Consultant, Technologist - EMC VMAX
Vince is a Technical Evangelist He was involved in pre-sales for 15 years prior to becoming an Evangelist for the Enterprise Storage Division (Symmetrix and VPLEX) in 2010. He is also the author of iorate. He has experience with Symmetrix, VMAX, VPLEX, performance, iorate, CX, UNIX.
Consultant Product Marketing Manager - EMC VMAX
New England born (USA); east coast high tech positions: DEC, DG, EMC; west coast experience with Apple Computer for several years. Launched first enterprise flash drives on Symmetrix in 2008, announced original VMAX arrays in 2009, VMAX 40K (2012), and VMAX3 family in 2014.
Consultant Product Marketing Manager - EMC VNX
Joe works for the Enterprise Midrange Systems Division focused on VNX products and solutions. He has over 25 years of product and channel marketing experience in storage hardware/software, asset management, and CAD technology. Joe has been instrumental in the development and execution of go-to-market plans, product launches, and other facets of product marketing.
Principal Corporate Systems Engineer - EMC
Paul started his career at EMC 10 years ago in tech support working in the OSAPI Unix team. After a few years he continued his career path in the Proven Solutions arena working with Oracle and SAP proven solutions team to produce white papers and proven solutions guides focusing on the integration with EMC products. This involved design, build and test of full EMC SAN environments with the Core EMC technologies, VMAX, VNX, RecoverPoint and DataDomain. He is currently working as Principal Corporate Systems Engineer in the Core Technologies Division VMAX focused.
Consultant Corporate Systems Engineer
Andrew has been with EMC for 16 years. In that time he has worked for Customer Service, Professional Services, and, for the past 10 years, Symmetrix Engineering. The products that he's currently supporting are FTS, FAST.X and ProtectPoint. Andrew also does a lot of work involving migration strategies and best practices.
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Good Morning! Thank you for joining our Ask the Experts session. Last week during EMC World our division announced several new products and features that will help you survive in this ever changing world of big data. Our Senior Vice President discusses those announcements in this video. We also have a full micro-site full of everything you need to know about what was announced. You can find that by clicking here.
This space is for you to get technical and take a deep dive in to the new announcements with our experts. They are standing by to take all your questions. Please ask away!
My name is Brian Henderson. I run the VNX Product Marketing Team and I am active on twitter - @bhendu and I am on the Spiceworks community talking about VNX and VNXe products.
At EMC World last week, a lot of people last week were introduced to the All Flash VNXe3200 and vVNX Community Edition.
Here's a couple posts on it
Hope you enjoyed the posts - feel free to ask me anything!
My name is Andrew Lubeck. I'm a Consultant Corporate Systems Engineer for the EMSD division and have been with EMC for 16 years. In that time I have worked for Customer Service, Professional Services, and, for the past 10 years, Symmetrix Engineering. The products that I am currently supporting are FTS (VMAX), FAST.X and ProtectPoint. I also do a lot of work involving migration strategies and best practices.
My Name is Paul Martin, I am a Principal Corporate Systems Engineer in the Core Technologies Division,Working out of the Cork office in Ireland. I've been with EMC over 10 years and have had various roles in that time all Symmetrix and VMAX focused. I tend to focus on local and remote replication and the management software for VMAX but am not limited to those topics.
Like Andy I don't seem to have a bio above but I do have a twitter handle @rawstorage. I'm happy to answer anything I can on here. Welcome to the Ask the Experts Forum.
Welcome to the EMC Ask the Experts session covering exciting new Core Technology announcements from EMC World. The VMAX3 family continues to completely redefine Tier 1 storage. Customers can now leverage VMAX3 to further consolidate and simplify storage management while tightly integrating vital resources that live beyond VMAX3 arrays -- while increasing system availability. This latest VMAX3 announcement introduces these unique capabilities:
The EMC Press Release and Pulse blog covering VMAX3 announcements can be found at:
VMAX3 Business Unit
Frank - During our #LoungeChats we had the question: How does the new FAST.X for VMAX3 extend storage tiering to XtremIO or other arrays? Can you share the answer within our Ask the Experts discussion?
Sure. FAST.X with XtremIO and other storage devices extends service level management and zero data loss SRDF replication across the data center. FAST.X tiering to EMC XtremIO allows customers to benefit via in-line data reduction of XtremIO while leveraging VMAX3’s reliability and rich data services. FAST.X with EMC CloudArray allows tiering to object storage, your private clouds, or other familiar public clouds.
Hi guys thanks for doing this, they are always very useful. Couple of questions:
Adding VMAX data services to XtremIO and Cloud array is a huge win but how specifically will these platforms be consumed behind the VMAX3 - as a separate pool or within a pool with internal drives?
Do we know if there is any performance and storage efficiency impact to XtremIO with FAST.X?
How do we see FAST.X and cloud array will be used, the main concern being cloud array performance impact serving primary VMAX3 data that may be sitting in the cloud?
Will we support public and private clouds with Cloud array?
Do we have a list of the 3rd party arrays that are planned to be supported?
I think thats enough for now:-) Thanks again guys.
vVNX was announced last week at EMC World? Can you tell the discussion followers what vVNX is and the benefits?