Marching with the OpenStack community innovations

I am thrilled to be a part of the EMC engine that develops products and services that accelerates the journey to cloud computing; helping our customers to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Combining our efforts with OpenStack- the fastest growing open source community in the world, we are proud to support technologies like Swift, Cinder, Manila in our flagship products Elastic Cloud Storage, ScaleIO and Isilon.  Our commitment to open source does not end with mere opening up CoprHD, at OpenStack Tokyo we are stepping up the game by showing how the community and users can get more from the  technologies we have heavily invested in the past few years.

From pushing the performance envelope for block storage as will be demonstrated by Randy Bias  in the battle of the titans; a healthy discussion on the impact containers will have on OpenStack with Joshua Bernstein; storage orchestration  to a demonstration of building your own elastic cloud storage with ECS, we cover a wide range of top-of-mind topics.

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We believe that customers need choice and options in developing and deploying IT for their business needs, whether it is through adopting reference architectures or deploying fully functional enterprise grade products that support open API and protocols. Whether you want to do it yourself; leverage our partners Mirantis, Cannonical, Redhat or simply use turnkey products with native support for technologies, we have an option for you. We take this further by developing plugins to take advantage of your existing investments in EMC products like ScaleIO or deploy high availability clusters.

In addition, the EMC {Code} team is tasked with making EMC relevant to the Open Source community by contributing and participating is essential open source projects. The team tackles many complex problems, everything from application persistence with containers, to twelve factor application development just to mention a few.

I see a lot of momentum and continued drive in the community innovation to help our customers with their IT transformation. We invite you to talk to us at our booth- P1 or schedule an appointment with your account exec to discuss industry trends  or take a peek under the covers of new and upcoming software in ScaleIO, ECS or Project Caspian in a whisper suite.

About the Author: Sam Grocott

Sam Grocott is the Senior Vice President of Dell Technologies Business Unit (DTBU) Marketing, which focuses on all infrastructure and client solutions as well as the associated services portfolio. DTBU Marketing also includes key GTM activities across global business-to-business (B2B) campaigns, portfolio messaging and competitive intelligence. Sam began his career with Isilon Systems in 2001 leading Product Management and was responsible for helping bring to market Isilon’s first products in 2003. After Isilon was acquired by EMC in 2010, Sam continued to lead the marketing and product management team that delivered the industry leading scale-out NAS offering. When EMC was acquired by Dell in in 2016, Sam’s role expanded to include the entire Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions portfolio for Marketing. This set into motion what ultimately resulted in the creation of DTBU Marketing, representing the entire Dell Technologies portfolio.