EMC has publicly declared 2016 as the year of All-Flash – how apropos that Gartner has again placed EMC solidly in the “Leaders” quadrant of the latest Solid State Array (SSA) Magic Quadrant (ME); a position we’ve held since its inception three years ago achieved on the shoulders of EMC’s market-leading XtremIO all-flash array (AFA).
Vice President, Marketing, VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC
Bob Wambach is Vice President, Marketing of VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC. Wambach is responsible for marketing VCE’s portfolio of converged infrastructure, converged solutions and services offerings. Wambach joined VCE in 2010, having previously led marketing for EMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. Prior to EMC, Wambach spent over 20 years in multiple technical, management and executive roles in high technology companies.
Cloud Native adoption is driven by a quest for continuous business innovation leveraging cloud-based services. Hallmarks of continuous innovation include application developers who are fully focused on business objectives rather than IT infrastructure, and IT operations staff who spend the bulk of their time on business priorities rather than keeping the lights on.
When EMC launched the VCE VxRail Appliance Family I spoke to journalists, analysts and customers passionately about how this turnkey hyper-converged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) would extend and simplify VMware environments. Today, five months later and with sales of 1700 nodes — which translates to 25000 cores, 400TB RAM and 16PB of storage — in more than 90 countries, I am even more confident that we will have the #1 HCIA offering sooner than later. When I meet with customers and potential customers, that’s when I truly experience their enthusiastic response to VxRail Appliances. They’re amazed by all the ways VxRail Appliances can help achieve their IT and business outcomes. Examples include Convergys, Dimension Data, Fujifilm Medical Systems, and Land Rover BAR.
At Boys Town, we’re focused on improving the lives of at-risk children, leading them toward a brighter, healthier future. Boys Town’s most recent strategic direction has been to focus on providing early intervention and preventative services in communities with high densities of at-risk children and families. Our consultants, commonly referred to as caregivers, provide Care Coordination Services, Therapy Services, In-Home Family Services, and Common Sense Parenting Classes to students and their parents. Boys Town continues to expand its care network, reaching more than two million people annually, making it one of the country’s largest non-profit child-care agencies. Here in IT, we’re rolling out a new generation of tools that are breaking barriers in mobility to help caregivers provide the best possible service to the children in our communities.
There’s no doubting that today’s IT community is stretched. Most IT professionals are so busy dealing with everyday challenges and managing fires that there’s hardly ever time to recognize progress. However organizations are making progress protecting their data from traditional risks. According to the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2016 research released by EMC today, organizations have reduced the frequency of the top four traditional causes of data loss. This marks real progress in the efforts to ensure data is available no matter what happens.
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