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EMC World 2013 – day 4

A little late, but better late than never. This last EMC World post has been sitting in my drafts, knowing two of my coleagues already posted theirs about the exact same thing that I wanted to talk about. And since I don’t want to play copy cat, I’m going to refer to their posts. That seems the best thing to do.

EMC World 2013, day 4

Thursday is traditionally (half) a day to say goodbye to the many old and new friends, visit some last day sessions, leave the hotel and head back to the airport, but this year I planned ahead and I decided to stay a bit longer for some quality time with the EMC Elect: My plane wouldn’t leave until Saturday afternoon!! I had to switch hotels though from the fancy and luxurious Venetian to the hotel next door “Harrah’s”. It’s a huge step down, but Harrah’s does what it’s supposed to do and that’s offering me a bed to sleep.

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EMC World 2013 – day 3

EMC World 2013, day 3

Breakfast

Sergey and RobWednesday started with breakfast in the great food room in the basement. I don’t know any other name for this enormous place. And for the second time this week I ran into Sergey on my way there. I think he was following me around, I’m not sure. Hmmmm.

Engineers unplugged

The whole day Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) was running around preparing for her “engineers unplugged” video shoots and white board sessions in the EMC Elect lounge. Read more »

What would you do with $5,000 worth of EMC training?

Contest

A lot of the people who are following the events going on before and during EMC World noticed the contest “Transform Yourself with EMC Proven Professional”, right? EMC Education is now extending it to May 31.

So now more people have a chance to participate in the contest and possibly win $5,000 worth of trainings!! Personally I think this is a great opportunity!! In the next 2 weeks you will see more tweets and Facebook messages about this, so don’t wait: participate!

 

What would you do with $5,000 worth of EMC training? Enter here to win! ow.ly/l1K5W

EMC World 2013 – day 2

EMC World 2013, day 2

Being one of the Elect has its advantages. And so I watched the whole Tucci keynote show from our exclusive lounge area and I wasn’t the only one. I guess about 10 or 15 other Elect members had the exact same idea and saw it all on our wide screen tv. Sipping from a double espresso, enjoying the show. It was all about transforming. Again. Wasn’t that what last year was about too? Well, this time it’s about transforming the organisation to be prepared for the cloud. Everything at EMC World is about software defined storage and cloud and getting certified for all that.

Super hero the XYZ men

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EMC World 2013 – day 1: SuperNAP and Cisco

EMC World 2013, day 1: SuperNAP and Cisco

SuperNAP PowerSuperNAP Stargate

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Las Vegas 2013, travel day, tourist day and meeting day

Travel day, Friday May 3

Once again I was over excited from the whole trip to Vegas, that I decided to watch some episodes that were laying around. And just when I decided that I really needed a powernap of an hour or so, Jørg Krause (@fopieNo) decided to send me messages on Facebook so I only got about 10 minutes of sleep or so. I had breakfast around 4AM and at 5:30 I drove off to pick up Jon (@JonKlaus) and Menno (@MennodeLiege) and we drove to Düsseldorf Airport in Germany. Parking at that early hour was easy and after going through customs we waited for the take off so I could finally catch up on some sleep.

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Spring 2013 is finally taking off!

Winter is coming going

And now for a little non-technical post from me: over here, in Europe, we’ve been suffering from a long period of time we call “winter”, although having 5C / 41F in March and April is way below average. Last week we enjoyed a day of above 15C / 59F and this week it seems temperatures are finally staying at reasonable levels. We’re able to go outside without a coat and even stay there a while without getting cold!

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Fibre Channel Routing: EMC Ask the Expert on ECN

Fibre Channel Routing

From Monday April the 15th to May 1st 2013 EMC is hosting yet another “Ask the Expert” discussion on ECN. This time it’s about Fibre Channel Routing.

What is it, what’s it used for and how do you know if you want it?

Take a look at the discussion and join me and my friends Allen Ward and Mr Dynamox on ECN!

And although we close the topic on May 1st, we’ll wrap up LIVE from EMC World in Las Vegas in the EMC Elect corner! So if you’re there from May 6 to May 9, make sure to look out for us. As far as I know the Elect corner will be next to the Blogger’s area, close to the Pavillion.

EMC World 2013, the final countdown has started!

The countdown has started

Just 3 weeks and a few days to go and it’s EMC World again! Time to meet my old and new friends and finally getting some rays. the one thing I’ve been missing the last few weeks it’s the sun and I guess most Europeans agree with me. Don’t know what it’s like in other parts of the world, but I certainly need more heat than what we’re having now.

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