This is a follow-up to my recent blog post EMC World 2014 - Moments (part 1), showing photos of my journey from Frankfurt in Germany to EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas, discovering the conference theme of REDEFINE, then finding my way to the EMC Oracle Booth. Part 1 rounded off with photos of the extraordinary start to the first keynote with Jonathan Martin kicking off the event playing guitar, it was then followed by Joe Tucci and David Goulden introducing EMC World 2014 and taking us through many announcements, including the DSSD acquisition, the XtremIO in-line data services $1M challenge and announcing EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS, formerly Project Nile).


With this second blog post, my photos first highlight the exceptional presentation by Sam Marraccini “Life In The Flash Lane”! Following the theme of the Four Storage Architectures, Sam does an incredible job explaining how EMC’s portfolio of Flash-based technology addresses the needs of customers at every level of the hardware stack and in all the different storage architectures. I encourage everyone to get to see Sam’s presentation and I will update this blog entry as soon as I can link to an online video of it.


The remaining photos in this blog show moments where customers and EMCers alike enjoyed the event and then as all good things must, the conference comes to an end and I make my way home.


There are many great summaries and technology updates around the activities and announcements at EMC World 2014, the keynote sessions and links to the product announcements are already available online and many of the other technical sessions will be made available there on 28th May 2014.

Part 3 of this blog series will link to and highlight a number of the other sessions I attended and would encourage Oracle folks to view in order to appreciate the many great presentations that were available to Oracle Specialists at EMC World, perhaps next time we can organise a special track for Oracle Attendees to follow, understanding that the EMC World conference is not only for Storage professionals.


Enjoy the photos and online material, hope to see you at EMC World 2015 - currently planned for 5-8 May 2015 at the very same place as this year, The Venetian Resort and Hotel, Las Vegas, United States.





The incomparable ...




... Explains!


Every Architecture ...


... Can Leverage Flash!


My personal favorite - EMC XtremCache!


Attendees relaxing, ...


Having fun, and ...


Having a lot of fun!


Who's the Waldo?!


Best EMC Oracle T-Shirt!


Waldo explains Oracle Re-Defined!

IMG_0867.JPG.jpgAll packed up, but not forgotten!


Airports can be lonely places!


Leaving Las Vegas!