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Thank You, Analyst Relations

I’ve had the honor to participate in three very different events in the last three weeks. Each gave me the opportunity to serve, share ideas, and hopefully contribute value to the attendees. If you’d like to read more about the events, check out these blog posts:

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Wrap-Up on Backup – from Dell EMC World 2017

I had pre-blogged before this event about looking for the unified narrative that knits together a breadth of DP products in a more focused way via the newly (re)formed Data Protection Division within the Dell EMC institution.

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Looking Forward to Backing Up — at Dell EMC World 2017

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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Wrap-up on backup from EMC World 2016 — day two keynote

There are a lot of things to like about EMC World this year, especially if data protection is important to you. Kudos on the day two general session with Jeremy Burton and Guy Churchward.

Some notes from the event:

It is hard to imagine doing an inside-an-appliance component-level tour from main stage, but the Fantastic […]

More data protection thoughts on Dell and EMC [video]

Last week, I blogged on the combined Data Protection portfolios of Dell and EMC.

It was certainly what many folks wanted to talk about last week, so here is a short video summarizing the data protection considerations of the announced acquisition:

As always, thanks for watching.

[Originally blogged via ESG’s Technical Optimist.com]

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Data Protection in a Dell-plus-EMC World

Earlier today, Dell announced it was acquiring EMC. While there is still much to be decided and most of this will not substantively occur until mid-2016, the scenario raises several interesting ramifications regarding data protection as each of the vendors already had an interesting road ahead into next year:

Dell

Dell continues to evolve, particularly […]

What’s New in Data Protection from EMC World 2015 – and Why It Matters

Today, at EMC World 2015, EMC announced a significant number of new offerings and updates; starting from their core technologies (storage) and then quite literally wrapping it with a layer of “Data Protection Everywhere.”

With that in mind, here are the Data Protection announcements (click here for EMC press release), with the first being […]

EMC RecoverPoint for VMs is another step forward in vAdmin enablement

This week, EMC released RecoverPoint for VMs (RP4VM). For storage administrators, RecoverPoint has long been seen as the seamless synchronous/asynchronous storage replication of choice for EMC storage, to deliver higher levels of resiliency for enterprise workloads. But for virtualization administrators, it was part of the “magic” that made the storage under the hypervisor surprisingly durable […]

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