Transition to the Cloud

by dave on August 4, 2009


Well folks, it’s been fun being your “EMC Technical Consultant on the Interweb.” (there are more of us, trust me. 😉 ) It is with great happiness, however, that I get to report that I’m moving over to what has to be the most exciting innovation within EMC in the short time I’ve been here: the Cloud Infrastructure Group.  Something about the cloud moves me to fits of joy (or generally, paroxysms of short-lived hysteria) and the EMC Atmos product line, in particular, is really the future of where I see storage moving.  So, what does this mean to you, my faithful readers?

Well, I’m definitely not giving up my virtualization bent. Honestly, cloud computing is a really simple extension of virtualization and I think this is going to be the basis on which storage and technology will develop.  Abstracting the physical has always been of particular interest to me, so, this will be maintained.

I’m also not giving up on core products. Trust me, I’ve learned to love Clariions, Celerras, Centeras, Symmetrix for all that they bring to the table from a performance and capability standpoint.  That being said, again, I think the future holds some interesting developments for these products as EMC continues to push onwards and upwards into the cloud and virtualization space.

I will be adding in a lot more cloud content (i hope) as i dig into Atmos and Atmos Online product sets and hopefully, we’ll be able to discover together how EMC’s cloud vision can be realized in YOUR environment.  I’m honoured and excited by the challenges being offered me and I hope to see ya’ll in the cloud!

cheers,

Dave

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  • ldevanna

    Congrats Dave! Looking forward to following your POV as you submerse yourself in your new role.

  • dave

    “submerse” is an interesting choice of words, Len. 😉

    Dave

  • pollypearson

    Congrats Dave! It will be wonderful to have additional informed & technical voices in the cloud! Break a leg. Polly

  • Dave, this new position sounds very interesting. For us social media/blogging/storage and networking geeks, you will have to keep us informed as to what the future of cloud will bring.

    Great to hear you getting recognized for your work.

  • stu

    Now that you'll be on South Street some, we'll need to set up some regular sessions (vLunch? Cloud Chat?).

  • dave

    sounds like the beginning of something wonderful. 😉

    dave

  • dave

    absolutely, Louis! Looking forward to bringing the Atmos community into the limelight. 😉

    dave

  • dave

    thanks Polly!

  • Congrats Dave!

  • Congratulations Dave!!! Goodluck and keep the information following through your blog…

  • raydepena

    Congratulations on the move to the Cloud. I laughed when I read, “Something about the cloud moves me to fits of joy (or generally, paroxysms of short-lived hysteria)” – I can relate!

    Though (for me) it's not “something” it's recognition of the same variables that led to the rapid growth of the internet.

    Cloud computing is the wave of the future!

  • Congratulations on the move to the Cloud. I laughed when I read, “Something about the cloud moves me to fits of joy (or generally, paroxysms of short-lived hysteria)” – I can relate!

    Though (for me) it's not “something” it's recognition of the same variables that led to the rapid growth of the internet.

    Cloud computing is the wave of the future!

  • dave

    well, i try to have at least some sense of humour about it. 😉 it’s a great gig and i’m genuinely excited to be one of those Cloud guys.

    dave

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