EMC World 2014
EMC World, our educational conference for EMC customers, partners and IT professionals, was hosted over four days in Las Vegas earlier this month. The event was an opportunity for hands on product demonstrations and hundreds of technical sessions on every aspect of IT.
Keynote speakers at the event included EMC’s top executives; CEO, Joe Tucci, David Goulden (CEO of EMC’s Information Infrastructure division), Jeremy Burton (Executive Vice President) and Amitabh Srivastava (President of EMC Advanced Software Division). VMware’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger and Pivotal’s CEO, Paul Maritz also spoke about the importance of the EMC Federation in 2014 which allows us to get our pre-packaged solutions to our customers more effectively.
In case you missed them, some of our most important announcements included a new version of our software-defined storage platform, ViPR 2.0; the expansion of our range of cloud services including Hybrid Cloud (which can be deployed in just under 48 hours!); our acquisition of DDSD, a developer of innovative flash storage; and an announcement that unveiled our new global Business Partner Program bringing together all previous EMC partner programs to create a simple and profitable experience for our partners. The event reiterated the message of our changing dynamics and progress within EMC towards the Federation.
One of the largest specialist hospitals in the UK, Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Hospital Trust also spoke at the event on the roll out of their new and reliable ERP system, whilst Lotus F1 spoke about changes to their IT infrastructure to align with new sporting regulations. Cancer Research UK, one of our long-term customers of EMC, also discussed the importance of stability that software-defined storage brings and how, in a few years’ time, it will be the norm.
If the event couldn’t get any better, we even got Britney spears to put on a private show for our 300 partners. If you would like to see any photos and further announcements from EMC World 2014, please feel free to visit our Facebook page here. All in the all, the event was a huge success – oops we did it again!