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Dell EMC World 2016 Austin, TX, USA

Dell EMC World 2016

You’ve all heard the news last week (at least, I think you did): On September 7 the huge merger between Dell and EMC took place, making the Dell Technologies transaction the biggest technology company integration in history! So the digital transformation is really here, and Dell Technologies / Dell EMC is leading the way. From October 18 to 20, Dell EMC will host business and IT leaders from around the world for the biggest enterprise technology event of the year, Dell EMC World 2016 in Austin, Texas. And I received an invite to join the EMC Elect and Dell Rock Stars to report on the news that Michael Dell and others will bring us. Many thanks go to Mark Browne, who made sure EMC Elect people were invited to be present at this event. We’ll be in super secret influencer meetings, sneak peek preview breakfasts and we’ll be sitting in a reserved seat section to watch Michael Dell perform on stage! Yeah, I’m pretty excited! After being invited to the VNX2 launch in Milan in 2013, I’m once again present at a major event as part of the EMC Elect.

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Uptime defined, or what is uptime exactly?

Five nines

You often hear vendors mentioning their system has five 9s of uptime, but what exactly is uptime?

Some define uptime only for their own specific piece of technology. For example, a storage array with five 9s uptime, can only tolerate 5 minutes and 15 seconds of downtime per year, but if your network vendor also has a five 9 uptime specification and your power company and your data center and your internet provider and a whole lot of other components…. do the math!

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The “Internet Of Things”, or simply IoT, what’s it good for?

Internet of Things

Internet Of Things, the IoT

We’ve all heard the hype about the IoT, the Internet Of Things, but is it really a hype? Back in the dark ages (the 90s), a company called Novell already claimed that coffee machines and refrigerators would be equipped with a mini OS and an IP address, so automatic ordering systems could make sure you always have specific foods (or beer) in your fridge.

But at the same time the world was running low on IP addresses, so actually providing all these electronic devices with a unique address was a challenge. The solution was IPv6 which provides a few more addresses than IPv4 does.

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Solar eclipses are not that uncommon

Total eclipse

In Europe it’s happening RIGHT NOW, but if you’re missing it, here’s a list of sites where you can see where and when the next eclipse will take place:

Don’t forget to protect your eyes! You only have one pair.

Free 100 GB Cloud storage

Your storage was increased successfully!

Well, that’s what you will get when signing in to your Onedrive account, formerly known as Skydrive.

Dropbox offers as little as 5 to 10 GB, Box offers 50 GB, but Microsoft now offers 100 GB for two years, FOR FREE!

My experience is that Dropbox is fast, box is large and Onedrive is slow, but very large. But it’s all free!

To get this 100 GB added to your Onedrive account, go to this URL: Click here.

VMAX Cloud Edition – are we in for a rain shower or a hurricane?

VMAX

Just now at the VMware Partner Exchange 2013 (AKA PEX ’13) in Las Vegas, EMC announced the VMAX Cloud Edition for the Enterprise and midmarket. It’s an exciting new product that meets the needs of service providers to meet more of the customers needs. Now that’s a lot of “needs”, right?

But why should we even pay attention to the service provider side of the story?

The latest IDC Research Notes provides insight into this Market Momentum.

It is no surprise that Conventional IT spending is down, Private Cloud adoption is growing the fastest at 23%.

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