Monthly Archives: January 2013

EMC Elect 2013, Chad’s World 16, and VMAX 10K Press Release–Oh My!

I’ve spent most of 2012 with my head spinning in the world of EMC, Cisco UCS, and heavy virtualization.  After a whirlwind year that included the honor of speaking engagements at both EMCWorld 2012 and VMworld 2012, I was looking forward to an even better year in 2013!

If the last 24 hours are any sort of indicator, the year has started off on the right foot.

First of all, I am humbled to be considered in the presence of my peers as I was chosen to be a member of EMC Elect 2013 “on behalf of the community of EMC users who have benefitted from your technical expertise and passion for knowledge-sharing in 2012”.  Quite a compliment coming from Matthew Brender and the rest of the selection panel!  I hope I can live up to the honor they’ve paid me this year!

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Early yesterday, EMC put out a press release regarding the VMAX 10K v2 which included a nice quote from me.  We filmed a video segment as well during the beta test from my office – I haven’t seen that in the wild just yet but I look forward to it!

Finally, to cap the evening, Chad’s World Episode 16 was released – which included my second appearance on Chad’s World.  I can’t easily put into words my immense respect and admiration for Chad and his entire organization, but I try as often as possible!

What an exciting day, and hopefully a taste of what’s to come for 2013.  I’m going to put my nose down, blog up all the things sitting in my blog drafts, and share more of the knowledge and excitement that keeps me fired up to come to work every day.  If I do it right, hopefully I can earn a spot in EMC Elect for ‘14 as well as a 3rd spot on Chad’s World – I’m thinking Avamar + DataDomain + DRaaS in the Cloud?