Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Hot Aisle – EMC World 2015 Recap – Episode 2

In this week’s episode, we invite Tommy Trogden (@vTexan) to join us to recap EMC World 2015.  We cover XtremIO 4.0 “The Beast”, Data Domain 9500 “The Beast” – Backup Edition, EMC Code DevOps Days, VNXe3200 All Flash Array, VMAX3 w/ FAST.X and SRDF Metro, VxRack, vVNX and more. Blocks, Racks, and Appliances as a Converged Infrastructure approach are discussed in depth.  We discuss CoprHD, the open source version of EMC ViPR Controller – and the free, unlimited capacity, unlimited node ScaleIO for non-production.  And, we discuss OnRack, Project Caspain, and how customers are stepping into OpenStack.   Aside from EMC World, we discuss a great YouTube Demo of EMC Cloud Array using Amazon S3, EMC’s recent acquisition of VirtuStream, and much more.

The Hot Aisle – Just Getting Started – Episode 1

For our first (hopefully!) weekly Podcast, my partner and good friend Brent Piatti joins me to break in the sonic tools at our disposal.  We spend this episode having a bit of fun asking questions that reveal such deep insights as:  “Would you rather fight 1000 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?” or “Star Wars vs. Star Trek – which is it?”  We also break down a bit our journey to becoming EMC SE’s and open the door to our personalities and what to expect out of your hosts.  Let’s be real, we also had to actually figure out the technology we’d use to record, mix up our chemistry a bit, and figure out the technology required to get these words onto the interwebs!   Enjoy our first cast, but be warned we don’t get too technical here.  All future episodes will be tech, laced with our unique points of view.