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Looking Forward to Backing Up -- at Dell EMC World 2017

Posted: April 24, 2017   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, emc world, Copy Data Management, dell-emc, Dell EMC World

The Dell acquisition of EMC is complete.  Most of the leadership shifts and organizational realignments have happened.  The previously Dell Software data protection solution components have moved on under the Quest banner. In short, now that the dust has settled, Dell EMC’s data protection story is ready to move forward.

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EMC pivots to public cloud via VirtuStream

Posted: May 02, 2016   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: EMC, emc world, public cloud, Virtustream

Cloud_Data_Image.jpgJoe Tucci and company made a strategic decision several years ago not to enter the public cloud provider fray. Instead they took the vendor high road by indicating they would partner with cloud providers instead of competing with them. In a reversal of that strategy, EMC is now pivoting to the public cloud via their federated entity, VirtuStream.

Among a bevy of announcements at the opening of the annual EMC World show today, EMC announced the launching of VirtuStream’s "Global Hyper-scale Storage Cloud For Seamless Enterprise Storage Extensibility, Backup and Cloud-Native Object Storage”. This particular announcement, amongst the other ones planned over the next three days, is designed to play into a larger theme of “Modernize Your Data Center”; the official tag line of  EMC World 2016.

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Wrap-Up on Backup from EMC World 2014 -- Part II, Strategy

Posted: June 09, 2014   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Backup, EMC, Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Jason Buffington, emc world

Last week, I published wrap-up-on-backup-from-emc-world-2014/index.html" target="_blank" title="Wrap-up on Backup -- part one">a video summary of the data protection product news from EMC World 2014, with the help of some of my EMC Data Protection friends. To follow that up, I asked EMC's Rob Emsley to knit the pieces together around the Data Protection strategy from EMC:

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Wrap-Up on Backup from EMC World 2014 -- Part I, Products

Posted: June 06, 2014   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Backup, EMC, Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Jason Buffington, emc world, Data Domain, Avamar

During EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas last month, I had the chance to visit with several EMC product managers on what was announced from a product perspective, as well as overall data protection strategy. Enjoy the video:

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EMC Has Plenty of Storage Aspiration Left! (with video)

Posted: June 05, 2014   /   By: Mark Peters   /   Tags: Storage, EMC, IT Infrastructure, Mark Peters, emc world, data storage

Last month (my how time flies!) saw EMC’s annual EMC World event. You may already have seen ESG’s broad-brush video blog that tried to cover some of the key general themes – if not, you can get it atemc-world-2014-initial-esg-analyst-impressions-video/index.html" target="_blank"> this link. The purpose of this follow up blog is to get a little more into the nitty-gritty of the storage specific takeaways from Vegas. Along with my written commentary that follows below, here is another video, as I was able to persuade Barry Ader and Jonathan Siegal to stare into my camcorder from their soapboxes for a few minutes!

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EMC World 2014 – Initial ESG Analyst Impressions (Video)

Posted: May 12, 2014   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Storage, EMC, IT Infrastructure, Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Mark Peters, Jason Buffington, emc world, Terri McClure

EMC World has always been a cornerstone event for the storage industry; driven roughly equally by EMC’s leadership position in the market and by its strong marketing abilities. At this year’s event (held last week in Vegas) there was an important new wind of change as the storage focus was noticeably expanded with EMC trading its customary [and sometimes over-stretched] thematic emphases of prior years for a fresh look at IT market and user directions and where the “Federation” (that is traditional EMC, plus VMware, Pivotal, and RSA) intends to play.

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