My impressions of Dell EMC World 2017

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I have the pleasure to participate in Dell EMC World 2017 this week in Las Vegas and want to give you some of my impressions regarding Dell EMC strategy, product announcements and various other things. The key word for this years Dell EMC World is REALIZE. Realize what is going on in the industry and that there is transformation ahead: Digital Transformation IT Transformation Workforce Transformation Security Transformation For all the challenges that are coming up with these transformations, Dell Technologies has the right solutions and can support you.  In the general sessions there were some examples like the Dell Canvas and how it will transform the creative process of creating new things and Ken Black (VP of Digital Design Transformation @Nike) explained how they use technology like Dell Canvas to empower their creative design. In addition as a hobby photographer I´m also personally very excited about this and can´t wait to try […]

The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools”

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Now that we have ECS up & running we have a look how to combine it with EMC Isilon and use Cloud Pools. ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? Part 2 – Elastic Cloud Storage Setup Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” (this part) Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering The Why of Cloud Pools? Just to recall what are Cloud Pools I have to explain Smart Pools first. Smart Pools are a policy-based fully automated tiering mechanism of the Isilon system to tier files between different node types. You can use it to move cold data with a file policy like “last access >6 month ago” from fast flash-based nodes (S-Nodes) to NL-SAS based nodes (NL-Nodes). Now Cloud Pools extend this mechanism and leverage the Elastic Cloud Storage system like an additional tier. As […]