Browsing Posts published in November, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes This event was really interesting and useful. There are several reasons to attend at this kind of event, but networking with other people and with Dell guys remain the main reason.

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the last Dell Storage Forum event, there where a lot of social media activities. Considering that this time I was invited as a blogger, I can speak about all blogger’s related activities. The list of official blogger, this time, was quite limited: Barry Coombs @virtualisedreal Bruno Sousa @bsousapt Me (Andrea Mauro) @andrea_mauro Fabio Rapposelli @fabiorapposelli In this picture (taken by Michelle Richard) you can see the group with Charles Gillanders, formally a customer, but also a great blogger.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pictures I’ve took a couple of pictures during the event and are all available on my Flickr page: For other pictures collection see: Official Dell Storage Forum Paris photo set Barry Coombs’s pictures (and also this one that is not structured)

Reading Time: 2 minutes As usual, on this event there where several sponsors, classified with a “storage” approach according to the level: Petabyte, Gigabyte, Megabyte. Petabyte Sponsors where: Brocade Comm Vault DataCore F5 Microsoft Siver Peak We have already talk about the Dell announces at this event, but also some sponsor have made some announces, like Comm Vault. But also other vendors has presented interesting products and solutions.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Microsoft MCSE for Private Cloud Certification is one of the “new” MCSE path introduced in Apr 2012. This certification is one of the first specific for cloud competency and will replace all previous MCITP certifications related to virtualization. Actually the requiments to gain this certifications are: Held a MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification Pass Exams 70-246 Pass Exam 70-247

Reading Time: 5 minutes Some months ago I’ve write about the VMware Hands on Labs and how labs are important for testing and learning about a product (also for other vendor). Events like VMworld, Microsoft TechEd, Dell Storage Forum, HP Discover, … are a good moment to have access at those kind of labs. But of course you can also build your own labs (as described in this post) but this require more effort. A good work-around is use on-line and on-demand lab. For VMware the on-line version is just in beta, but for Microsoft this kind of tools […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today was the last day of the second European Dell Storage Forum. Lot of interesting announcements at this event (and I suppose more also next month at Dell World). Next weeks I will write a report of those days. Actually you can read something from those links: Press releases New products and features announcements BarryCooms’s reports: Dell Storage Forum 2012 – Paris – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 And what next? Next US edition will be the one at San José, Jun 4-6 2013. About the EMEA one, next year there will be an […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the second Dell Storage Forum Paris keynote, Dell has announced the new Dell PowerVault DL2300 appliance powered by CommVault Simpana® 9 software to deliver new levels of integrated, scalable and simplified data protection to safeguard information for medium-to-large, distributed organizations. Mainly it is a PowerEdge G12 server (seems the R720 with full disk chassis), 2U rackmountable and expandable with more MD1200 box. The PowerVault DL2300 is the fourth generation of Dell’s PowerVault disk-based data protection appliances designed to help IT departments manage massive data growth, improve resource efficiency and reduce storage consumption to achieve […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes During the second european edition of Dell Storage Forum, Dell has announced new products and features, according of the Fluid Data architecture. “The nature of IT and what a data center should do for an organization is changing rapidly as customers face multiple and often competing models of how technology is delivered — from client to cloud to converged,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage. “Dell is best positioned with an end-to-end storage architecture that can optimize data at every point in its lifecycle through intelligence and automation. Dell’s Fluid Data […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Also at this edition of Dell Storage Forum will have an official #storagebeers (like the previous one at London). As usual, a #storagebeers is a social gathering of storage and infrastructure folks and will be a great moment to know new people or meet again some very skilled guys. For more information on the event: Why: because it’s cool :-) When: Wednesday 14 Nov night at 9:00 PM (after the welcome reception) Where: Havane Café (Boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013 Paris, France) How: from the event hotel, follow this path Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the Dell Storage Forum 2012 at Paris, on Wed 14th Nov from 9:00 to 14:00 CET, there will be a special event! A Fluid Forward Think Tank. A Think Tank is a gathering of socially active folks to have a discussion that is not controlled but enabled by Dell. For the Fluid Forward Think Tank, our European-based industry influencers will come together to discuss hot topics, current trends, new challenges, and best practices in the storage industry. The gang for the day includes folks from all over Europe who range from technical architects to […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is the keynote list of Dell Storage Forum Paris: 9:00AM CET Wednesday, November 14, 2012 “Selling the Dell Storage Advantage – A Customer Conversation” Client, cloud, converged. These key technology transitions are changing the nature of the data centre, and offering you even more opportunity to sell your customers on the benefits of Dell storage and a Fluid Data architecture. Greg Davis, Global Channel Chief, will tell you how to tap into training and partner-only programs to help fast forward your business with Dell. Then, Brett Roscoe, General Manager and Executive Director, PowerVault and […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m just traveling to Paris to join at the second European Dell Storage Forum event (the first one was in London). I will attend from the 13 Nov through the 15 Nov. Dell Storage Forum Paris will underscore a “Fluid Forward” concept, unveiling the next set of advancements of Dell Fluid Data architecture, including new efficiency, performance and protection capabilities that further deliver on the promise of an end-to-end storage architecture that optimises data throughout its lifecycle to drive business results for customers. The event’s agenda is filled with more than 60 sales and technical […]

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