EMC World 2011 – Las Vegas


Once again, I will be live blogging this event. Catch up with me if you are attending and if you are back home follow along below and on twitter. I am looking forward to this event as this will be my first time attending. I have uploaded a copy of my personal agenda here ([download id=”4″]). I hope to see some of you in the breakout sessions, and if I can gather information for you virtually, just let me know.

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 3:32 pm

Closed down the booth and wrapped up my day with some very engaging conversations with the attendees over a delicious meal at #bclive. This was a good event and I enjoyed hearing about different takes on solving the data protection challenges that every organization is facing.

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 11:40 am

Second break and had lots of good conversations with the attendees here at #bclive. I love the enthusiasm! I realized we have a lot of folks that are new to EMC’s BRS portfolio.

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 10:49 am

Overheard at #bclive “Tape is 2 cents/gb, and the closest thing I have seen to that in disk is far greater.” They must not have heard about the Data Domain archiver. At scale, we can show costs of 5-10 cents/gb for long term data retention. That is pretty dang close!

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 10:33 am

Fun with microphones! Just witnessed the “Oops, my mike is still one” mistake here at #bclive.

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 9:31 am

Just checked in at the #bclive registration desk and we have a great turnout here in Austin. Lots of excited and engaged folks listening to Mr. Backup prove that Tape is a dead end (street in Denver, that is)

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 9:03 am

Small world! Had a vendor stop by that knew one of my peers in Dallas. It’s true what they say…you never know who you might see.

Tue, 4th 2011 @ 8:59 am

Breakfast is over, presentations have begun, and already had an existing client come over to praise their Data Domain 890! Now they would like to bring Avamar in to protect their NAS. Love it!

Thu, 12th 2011 @ 8:52 pm

Conference close was probably the most compelling speech I have heard.

Thu, 12th 2011 @ 5:52 pm

One of the most valuable experiences so far at #EMCWorld was the presales productivity fair. Good opportunity to meet with all of the folks that are working hard to support the TC teams.

Thu, 12th 2011 @ 5:50 pm

Just left the “data-ing” game competitive presentation which was great fun. Thanks for keeping it light AND educational at #EMCWorld.

Thu, 12th 2011 @ 3:04 pm

#EMCWorld is wrapping and it is kinda sad seeing what was once a bustling metropolis shrink into a handful of folks.

Thu, 12th 2011 @ 1:54 pm

Congrats to me! @emcproven team has been great and #EMCWorld + lots of testing = my data domain specialist exam passes. Woo-hoo!

Thu, 12th 2011 @ 1:52 pm

Early morning for the presales side of the conference and I have’t had time to send out many updates. In the networker dedupe with boost overview and Mark is wowing us as always. Got lots of questions for them after the session is over.

Wed, 11th 2011 @ 7:28 pm

At Chad’s world getting ready for another fun night #EMCWorld

Wed, 11th 2011 @ 11:40 am

I expected to see a sea of orange shirts today. Guess I didn’t get the memo…

Wed, 11th 2011 @ 11:22 am

Day three at #EMCWorld. It’s been a great ride so far. Back to the testing center for me today. I’m gonna nail these tests today!

Wed, 11th 2011 @ 11:21 am

Money is a funny thing. It motivates and denigrates. After my time at the craps table last night I realize I need to hustle to get my hands on some more. The execs last night were handing out shares to our fellow TCs to recognize hard work and dedication. I think that is the path I will take to resolve my shortage if cash! Go, fight, win!

Wed, 11th 2011 @ 2:18 am

Never ending after parties. Who can complain?

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 7:15 pm

Remember that my #EMCWorld tweets are coming from #gotdedupe.com

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 7:14 pm

The bottom line? They hear you. Joe, Bill, Howard, and Ed just talked to us at #EMCWorld and the TC community took the opportunity to tell the panel what we’ve been hearing in the field. Customers our number one to us and we as TCs are doing everything we can to ensure you are heard and that your concerns are being addressed.

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 5:30 pm

At the Presales Kickoff at #EMCWorld. All the grey badge holders are here and I imagine the sessions are wide open for the customers and partners now.

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 4:06 pm

Transforming VMWare with Avamar and DPA is packed!

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 2:51 pm

Well…I’m zero for three on certification exams. Considering my prep time was zilch, I guess it is to be expected. Taking practice exams now so I can head back and crush the test this afternoon.

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 2:50 pm

The Networker Overview was fantastic at #EMCWorld this morning. I notice a lot of #EMC Employees there, which usually means great content…I was correct.

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 11:56 am

Day two…you ready for this? Starting off with a Networker overview and some quoting on the sly. I have to say that the #EMCWorld shuttle from the Cosmopolitan sure is a nice way to travel. If only I could get a shuttle everywhere I go!

Tue, 10th 2011 @ 1:19 am

So now I know what a convention in Vegas turns into. What a bunch of fun loving folks all around.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 8:19 pm

Finished the conference day at #EMCWorld with some snacks and content at the showcase. Thanks to all of the vendors!

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 7:33 pm

At the Avamar: edge to Datacenter session. Dis you know that #EMC IT choose to use Avamar to protect all of the desktop/laptop infrastructure in the #EMC Environment? This wasnt mandated but was their choice. They even register their system with CS and had an implementation team deliver it. Compelling when someone CHOOSES to eat their own dog food.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 6:21 pm

Just finished doing the hands-on with Avamar and Data Domain and it really is that easy. Checkmark and off you go!

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 5:07 pm

Just got caught up on email requests. Amazing how many come in when you are OOO. Glad to have the Social City at #EMCWorld to drop in and catch up.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 4:32 pm

Took my first test of the day at #EMCWorld, and despite not passing, I am impressed at how well I knew the info without much prep. Gonna nail it on take two!

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 2:19 pm

Time for lunch and then off to my first exam of the conference. Hope they have some good grub here at #EMCWorld?!

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 1:31 pm

Back in the sanctuary of Social City. This place is a mad house! Gonna miss the keynote due to a customer call, but by the looks of the crowds, it’s going to be a big one. Already saw a tweet from Chad Sakacc that “Demo [sic] as always have risk of catching fire :-)” Good luck Chad!

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 12:26 pm

Looks like our fearless leader BJ Jenkins (at least our BRS leader) is about to the chat with the live broadcast team.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 12:18 pm

Just got to the Social City blogging lounge at #EMCWorld and they are taking good care of us here. Internet, power, snacks, and caffeine. What every good blogger needs.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 11:51 am

After an overwhelming start at the airport, I’ve made it to the hotel and am on the shuttle heading over to the Venetian to get checked in.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 7:16 am

Standing in line to board and already seeing fellow EMC’ers in line as well as one of my favorite vendors.

Mon, 9th 2011 @ 6:47 am

At the airport headed out to #EMCWorld. Earlier start to what will be a long day. Looking forward to it!

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 6:25 pm

Networking event was very nice. Got to chat with a few new folks that let their hair down a bit.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 4:46 pm

Wrapping up for the day and looking forward to some networking events this evening. We talked to a lot of folks and helped spread our message with the help of INX. Stay tuned for updates tonight and then a half day more tomorrow.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 4:05 pm

Enjoyed my chat with Nick from Meditech. I think it will be great to continue diving in to understand the solution better technically.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 2:40 pm

INX gave away their first iPad at booth 53!

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 12:46 pm

Back in the booth after a nice lunch with a client. The keynote speech drew everyone off the floor for sure.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 9:19 am

Joe with First Genesis was just telling us about their HISE which is a health information services exchange allowing the government to share information with the private healthcare sector.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 8:59 am

Just chatted with Paul with force3. Looking forward to chatting with their technical team soon.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 8:18 am

With the INX team at the booth. Right inside the front door. Come say hi.

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 8:07 am

At the Hilton and headed to the 6th floor for breakfast and registration

Thu, 28th 2011 @ 7:05 am

Beautiful morning in Austin today. On my way to the Hilton for HIMSS conference.

Fri, 15th 2011 @ 11:11 pm

One more for good measure

Fri, 15th 2011 @ 11:07 pm

This is cooool

Fri, 15th 2011 @ 11:07 pm

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