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An exciting month @ EMC!

by Dave Graham on July 12, 2008


Obviously I’ve been missing in action for several weeks, but I promise you, it was for good reason(s).  There was the end of fiscal Q2, 2008 here at EMC, subsequent re-assignment of territories, and *drumroll please* VMWare Certified Professional training class.  That last item is personally one of the greatest things that I’ve had to deal with in the months at EMC and I’m looking forward to laying it all out for you in the coming weeks.

In the near term, however, there are two REALLY exciting things coming up in the next week or two. At this point, you’ve heard the rumours (undoubtably about “new” product coming) and I just want to say that, given my early look at these offerings, SMB will be MIGHTILY impressed with at least one of them. ;)  Not to slight the second announcement at all, but this first announcement is specifically targeted at one of the largest gaps in SMB product that EMC offers today (hint:  think about multi-protocol on the cheap).  I’ll reveal more (probably next week or so) but for now, I’m excited.

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What does an SMB “cloud” look like?

by Dave Graham on June 5, 2008


Diagram of cloud computing architecture.

Image via Wikipedia

I’m running across the concepts of cloud computing more and more as I enter into accounts across the country. The awesome thing about this is that people are actually thinking “outside the box” and realizing that data is going to need to flow outside the confirms of their locality. Obviously, they’re a little timid when it comes to actually putting their data out there but, the concept intrigues them.

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Search Term Tuesday – May 26th Edition

by Dave Graham on May 27, 2008


This is the second edition of the same post. Evidently, WordPress doesn’t like it when I fat-finger in Firefox 3.0 Beta 5. Grrrrr…..

So, what is “Search Term Tuesday” (or any other day of the week, even)? The principle of it is this: grab some of the focused searches out there that land on this site (i.e Flickerdown) and attempt to respond to them with more data. Deal? Let’s begin, then.

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It’s not about the money…

May 5, 2008

I think we spend too much time worried about how much X solution is going to cost without looking at the big picture. I’ll be quite honest with you: a $25,000.00 array IS expensive to SMB, regardless if a Commercial or Enterprise account rep thinks otherwise. “What’s the value that the $25,000 array is going to bring you? Is it truly worth that cost? etc. etc.” have to be the questions swirling through the minds of any competent IT Director/Admin, etc. After all, the last thing you need in your Data Center is deadweight.

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The Ongoing Evolution of Flickerdown…

April 28, 2008

So, as you’ve probably noticed, you no longer are landing at the Flickerdown Store. While this may be somewhat disheartening to some, I’d like to point out that about 99% of my “business” is conducted via email and/or phone. So, give me a holler via email and I’ll hook you up.

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