Mabro1
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Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

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Welcome to this EMC Support Community Ask the Expert conversation.

This Ask the Experts session follows the live launch event for Storage Resource Management Suite 3.0 and ViPR Data Services.  This discussion will be a deep dive in to EMC's Storage Management Software and how these solutions will help you overcome your daily storage issues while on your journey to the Third Platform.  Our experts will cover in depth how to:

• Control operational expenses as your data grows

• Reduce complexity while assuring service levels

• Optimize investments in multi-vendor storage

• Provide a path to the cloud leveraging your existing storage investments

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Paula Swanson is a  Product Marketing Manager with EMC. Paula is a senior marketing and account management professional with over 15 years’ experience with a strong track record marketing software and hardware products.

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Cindy Goodell is the Sr. Product Marketing Manager for EMC's Software-Defined Storage Platform, ViPR. Previous to EMC, Cindy worked at Oracle as a product manager where she was responsible for their block storage porfolio.

Cindy holds a BS in Marketing from UMASS - Lowell and a MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.


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Matt Mendonza is a Product Manager for EMC. He has been involved with EMC since 2004. He started as an EMC field technician and SA.  He has also been an EMC customer, worked for EMC internal IT and now as an SRM Suite product manager. Matt has experience across a wide breadth of IT topics, from low level datacenter design, to high level application architecture and support.

This discussion begins on January 30  and concludes on February 18. Get ready by following this page to receive updates in your activity stream or through email.

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Mabro1
4 Tellurium

Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

This discussion is now open for questions.We look forward to an interactive and fun discussion.

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JamieD73
2 Iron

Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

Did you get a chance to see the event today?   Our experts are here to take your questions whether you saw the event this morning or watch it now on demand

Let the questions begin!

JamieD73
2 Iron

Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

What did you think of yesterday's announcement about Storage Resource Management Suite 3.0, ViPR 1.1, the third platform and what this means to EMC Customers?

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Swanson1
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Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

As the Product Marketing Manager for Storage Resource Management Suite, I'm absolutely jazzed about the 3.0 release!!!!!  Given this is my baby, of course I love it, but customers telling me how much they love it, now that's something.   It absolutely makes my day!   Most popular are the capacity utilization reports and the ability to view end-to-end topology relationships. 

What do you struggle to understand in your storage environment?

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JamieD73
2 Iron

Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

Here's a great customer video talking about their experience with both Storage Resource Management Suite and ViPR

SDavisDolan
1 Copper

Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

FYI, as one of the guys in the Vid, I am going to be watching this session and poping in with a customer view.

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dynamox
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Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

SRM looks very nice, topology view reminds of of EMC Control Center.  My question (i understand if you can't answer it on public forum) is about existing customers who own EMC Control Center and pricing towards SRM. From what i understand SRM consists of Prosphere, DPA and some other component ?  I was told that if we currently pay support for EMC ControlCenter then Prosphere license is already covered, so if we were to consider SRM we would only need to purchase the remaining two components ?

Thanks

paulamv
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Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

Hi,

I am PSE from Spain, we want to develop a training for our partners about how VIPR and SRM Suite can help to "mind the gap" to the thrid platform. Do you have any presentation that you can share with me related to this topic?

Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Best Regards,

Paula M.

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Swanson1
3 Argentium

Re: Ask the Expert: Mind the Gap - A Technical Discussion on the Journey to the Third Platform

Hello Dynamox,

The 3.0 release of the Storage Resource Management Suite has combined the functionality of ProSphere, Storage Configuration Advisor and Watch4net into a single product   I'm so glad you like what you see.   May I suggest you reach out to your EMC Sales Representative to discuss how you can make move ControlCenter to the Storage Resource Management Suite.  If you do not know who your EMC Sales Representative is, please send me a private message with your name, email and company name and I'll have someone reach out to you.

Paula

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