Flash is Changing the Landscape

For the last 6 years, EMC has been investing in every way we can (on the server software stack, on the all-flash array market, and in the hybrid array market)—it’s a case of “self-disrupt, now!”

We’ve called out the fact that flash is one of the mega-disruptors from a pure technology standpoint—the others being: 1) low cost, high performance compute/memory/networking; 2) virtualization/abstraction in general; 3) cloud automation and consumption models; 4) convergence blending of compute/network/storage.

Like has happened before, these are all “fundamental tech disruptions” that underpin the mega-trends that people see of Mobile, Social, Cloud, and Big Data.

Read Chad’s full Virtual Geek post.

About the Author: Chad Sakac

Chad Sakac leads the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) efforts at Pivotal where he brings together the Engineering, Marketing and GTM aspects of the business – with the goal of building the best Enterprise Container Platform together with VMware – part of how Pivotal is transforming the way how software and the future is built. PKS is a joint effort with VMware – and the effort involves bringing the immense resources of two great companies together. This alliance part of Chad’s role extends to all of the elements of how Pivotal works with Dell Technologies (Dell, Dell EMC, VMware, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream, Boomi) - across the transformational methodologies (Pivotal Labs, Platform Acceleration Labs, Application Transformation and more) and technologies (all of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Data) of Pivotal as a whole. Prior to this role, Chad spent 14 years at Dell EMC where he was responsible for several technical customer focusing on customer and partner innovation – most recently as the President and GM of the Converged Platform and Solutions Division (CPSD), and prior to that leading all global Systems Engineering team. Before joining EMC, Chad led the Systems Engineering team at Allocity, Inc. Chad authors one of the top 20 cloud, virtualization and infrastructure blogs, “Virtual Geek” He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.