Category Archives: EMC

EMC Elect for another year – EMC Elect 2016

Yesterday (1-Feb-16), EMC announced the EMC Elect 2016 list. I am really honored to be listed as one of the 73 members from 700 nominations and 150 finalists. I was a member of EMC Elect 2014 and 2015 class and … Continue reading

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EMC Elect 2016 – Don’t miss to nominate your heroes

Time is running out, nominate your heroes now for the EMC Elect 2016 batch. If you feel someone’s contribution towards EMC products and services to the community (ECN, Social events, Blogs, Tweets, LinkedIn posts etc…) need to be recognized, you can nominate … Continue reading

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EMC CloudArray, cloud storage to local SAN/NAS

CloudArray, a cloud-integrated storage solution from TwinStrata (a company acquired by EMC in 2014) enables the customers to cost-effectively utilize their public/private cloud storage. The solutions are available in both appliance-based and software-only varieties. I recently got a chance to know CloudArray … Continue reading

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EMC vVNX – The hardware-less future…

Recently, during the EMC World 2015 EMC announced the vVNX ( known as Project Liberty during development phase), the software version of EMC VNXe. With EMC vVNX, customers can take advantage of the unified VNXe solution without having dedicated storage hardware. Things … Continue reading

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Administering a VMAX-3 series system ? A few things you have to consider..

EMC VMAX-3 series systems were launced almost an year back, and more and more customers are going for VMAX-3 now. From an administration perspective there are few differences with VMAX-3 from the previous VMAX series. You may read the architectural … Continue reading

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EMC Elect 2015 – update your badges..!

Just a few hours ago, EMC announced the list of EMC Elects for the year of 2015. It took a while this year, but the official list finally came with 102 well deserved candidates. It is a great honor to be … Continue reading

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VSPEX BLUE – EMC’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure offering

EMC announced VSPEX Blue, their Hyper-Converged Infrastructure offering earlier this week. With this product EMC is entering to the Hyper-Converged infrastructure market using VMware’s EVO:RAIL software. EMC is Redefining Simplicity by simplifying the IT infrastructure deployment and management. Here in this post … Continue reading

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RecoverPoint for VMs – now available for free download..!

EMC announced RecoverPoint for VMs in August last year which redefines the data protection for virtualized environments. It allows the administrator for easy recovery to any Point-in-Time, at VM level granularity. This allows the specific VM to have the protection defined … Continue reading

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VMAX – Expanding a Thin pool via symcli

We had discussed about deleting a Thin pool here in one of our previous post. Now we will discuss how to expand a thin pool via symcli, i.e, adding more TDATs to the pool. We can first make a note … Continue reading

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Got a new (old) storage, what next ?

I have seen many discussions from customers struggling to use the newly purchased second-hand storage systems. This post is to help them (if possible, in their case) who have a second-hand EMC mid-range storage system. What all components we have … Continue reading

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