EMC World 2013, Day 1

Welcome to EMC World 2013, all. Yesterday, we kicked off the biggest and most social EMC World ever with the ViPR announcement—EMC’s software-defined storage solution. The buzz continued throughout the day with EVP Jeremy Burton and President & COO David Goulden’s keynote on software-defined storage, where they highlighted ViPR, EMC Isilon, and Syncplicity to name a few.


In the Solutions Pavilion, we had the grand unveiling of this year’s fully decked-out EMC Isilon booth, featuring Captain Scale-Out and his team of data storage superheroes.

Isilon Booth at EMC World 2013

Stop by our fortress of scale-out for giveaways, sessions, and ongoing conversations about everything Isilon. We’re handing out t-shirts to those who come and weigh their big data and you can register to win a 3D printer; the winner will be announced during Bill Richter’s Wednesday keynote. We’ll also be demo-ing Hadoop and OneFS, and offering sneak peeks into the VCE Vblock with Isilon for file archiving.

If you’re here in Las Vegas with us, please drop by to say hello. If you were unable to make this year’s show, stream EMC World live here.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @EMCIsilon and Facebook  for real-time updates and photos. Check back for recaps of Day 2 and 3 of EMC World 2013, and stay tuned for more scale-out news! This is just the beginning.

In the meantime, tell us—how are you leading your transformation?

Sam Grocott

About the Author: Sam Grocott

Sam Grocott is the Senior Vice President of Business Unit Marketing at Dell Technologies, which focuses on all infrastructure and client solutions and the associated services portfolio. BU Marketing also includes key GTM activities across the portfolio, including portfolio marketing, competitive intelligence, APEX, Edge, and Telecom marketing. Sam began his career with Isilon Systems in 2001, leading Product Management, and was responsible for helping bring to market Isilon’s first products in 2003. After EMC acquired Isilon in 2010, Sam led the marketing and product management team that delivered the industry-leading scale-out NAS offering. When Dell acquired EMC in 2016, Sam’s role expanded to include the entire Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions portfolio for Marketing. This shift set into motion what resulted in the creation of Business Unit Marketing, representing the entire Dell Technologies portfolio.