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A Valentine’s Day KISS from VSPEX BLUE: (Kiss It Simple, Stupid)

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, EMC Global Portfolio Messaging at EMC Corporation
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of EMCs Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on the EMCs Storage Strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The Global Portfolio Marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the Global Portfolio Storage messaging, Sam's passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: The Source "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All things flash at EMC). Flash and Microsoft information can be found at www.youtube.com/sammarraccini and Twitter @SamMarraccini (www.twitter.com/SamMarraccini)
Sam Marraccini
Sam Marraccini

EMC VSPEX BLUE: Keep It Simple Stupid“VSPEX Blue is EMCs EVO:Rail”  Absolutely true, EMC has embraced the EVO:Rail program providing a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure designed for rapid deployment of Enterprise Cloud.  Remember, VMWare EVO:Rail is all about keeping it simple (KISS), simple to deploy, simple to manage and simple to acquire.

VSPEX Blue system manager includes a visual representation of hardware health

VSPEX Blue system manager includes a visual representation of hardware health

EMC has taken the concept one step further, not only delivering on the concept of EVO:Rail but extending the concept with the VSPEX Blue Manager.  VSPEX Blue Manager

Of course the hardware is cool too!  Each appliance includes 4 server nodes in a 2U chassis.  VSPEX Blue can scale to 4 appliances all managed within a single management interface based on the EVO:Rail stack.  VSPEX Blue was launched at the VMware partner exchange 2014.   I spent some time with Matt Cowger in the EMC Booth to take a quick look at VSPEX Blue.  Thanks for watching.is designed to extend the simplicity of EVO:Rail.  An intuitive dashboard delivers live Monitoring and Health statistics, including a

visual representation of the hardware.  Of course, VSPEX Blue comes with the EMC Support you would expect, 3 years with phone home capabilities.  Within the VSPEX Blue manager interface you will also find the VSPEX Blue Market Place.  The Marketplace is the EMC extension to the standard EVO:Rail management interface.  The market place delivers a central location for extending the capabilities of the deployed infrastructure.  Need additional storage capacity? You can easily download and install EMCs CloudArray and connect your VSPEX Blue appliance to a cloud provider of your choice, more than doubling your usable capacity.  Need advanced recovery services for applications?  Download and install EMC RecoverPoint for VMs for VM level recovery.  Looking for a disk-based backup solution?  Download and install VMware vSphere Data Protection.   The Market plan lays the foundation for additional services and capabilities.

Thanks for Watching, Get all the latest at www.insideflash.com and follow me on twitter @SamMarraccini

Inside Flash Episode #19: VMWare Partner Exchange 2015 (NDA Required)

Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini

Director, EMC Global Portfolio Messaging at EMC Corporation
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of EMCs Global Portfolio Marketing Team, Sam is focused on the EMCs Storage Strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The Global Portfolio Marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the Global Portfolio Storage messaging, Sam's passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: The Source "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All things flash at EMC). Flash and Microsoft information can be found at www.youtube.com/sammarraccini and Twitter @SamMarraccini (www.twitter.com/SamMarraccini)
Sam Marraccini
Sam Marraccini

Sam Marraccini Chad Sakac Vmware PEXVMWare Partner Exchange is the go to conference for VMWare Partners; it’s also the perfect opportunity for EMC to update our partner community on the latest product roadmaps and strategies. In fact, there is a full day session every year on the topic, “EMC Update and VMware Partner Exchange 2015 LogoPartner Technology Transfer”. The session features a half day of Chad Sakac covering every product and every roadmap. The session required a signed EMC NDA. Chad blogged about the session here.

Chad was kind enough to spend a few minutes with me after the NDA session! If you are an EMC/VMware partner, this is a CAN’T MISS session!! Make sure you plan accordingly for next year.

Get all the latest at www.insideflash.com and follow me on twitter @SamMarraccini

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