Written By; Lakshmi Pedda


It’s the trade show season! OpenStack in Austin just ended last week and we are off to support the biggest blockbuster event of the year, EMC World 2016, taking place in Las Vegas from May 2-5. Are you amongst the ~8K attending EMC World? If so, we have a boatload of activities lined up for you. Topics range from flash, software-defined storage, converged infrastructure, and rack scale architectures to hybrid cloud and data lakes. For your file, object and block storage needs, be sure to stop by booth #364 and #739. Here you will be exposed to software-defined storage, hyper-convergence amongst other topics.

You’ll hear a ton on software-defined storage. Don’t miss the keynote on day 3 by CJ. Desai, president emerging technology division at EMC. Leveraging this approach, IT organizations can expect to lower their operational and capital costs, analyze more data, build better clouds, deliver modern apps, and turbocharge their server performance.

If there is one break-out session you don’t want to miss it’s Citi’s experience deploying ScaleIO – the software-defined scale-out block storage that leverages x86 hardware. This session etdTT.25 is taking place on Monday @8:30am in Palazzo N.  Don’t sweat if you missed this one, there is an encore on Wed @12noon.

Moving to the theatre sessions! These are short 15 minute informative sessions within our booth. What’s more, it’s your chance to win cool swags. Let’s look at what we have lined up for you.

On Monday, when the expo floors open, we have ScaleIO D@RE with CloudLink taking place at 7pm. Attend this session to understand how CloudLink brings Data at Rest Encryption to ScaleIO, completely transparent to ScaleIO operations.

On Tuesday, if you are looking to optimize utilization of your Splunk servers, be sure to attend ScaleIO for Splunk taking place at 2pm. Want to learn more about TDI and Why TDI for HANA on ScaleIO makes sense? Attend this session at 4pm where you’ll learn the multiple consumption choices available to enterprise customers and service providers.

On Wednesday, Accelerate NoSQL with ScaleIO takes place at 11:45am: NoSQL has become a key component to supporting modern application development, Come see how ScaleIO complements them and integrates with MongoDB, Cassandra and Couchbase. Later that afternoon at 2pm if you’re budgets are  squeezed on database licensing, stop by to see how you can get more mileage out of your database licensing: Attend this session to explore key considerations, learn licensing best practices and how to engage EMC to run database workloads on ScaleIO.

If you have got enough techno ammunition during the day, it’s time to have some fun in the evenings!! On Wednesday, we have a customer appreciation event – the 80’s popular band Duran Duran will perform followed by Fitz and the Tantrums. We hope you get the maximum value out of EMC World 2016! Be sure to tweet using the #EMCWorld, if you have something to share. You can reach me at my twitter handle lpedda. I am looking forward to meeting you all, learning about your environment and finally having fun.