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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

Jamie Doherty

Consultant Social Media Engagement Manager, Dell EMC
Jamie brings over 20 years of experience in both traditional and digital marketing and has worked for companies like Direct to Retail Advertising, The Robb Report Magazine and She joined Dell EMC over four years ago to manage the Advanced Software Division’s social media strategy, and since then has taken on the challenge of managing the social media strategy for Dell EMC's Core Technologies Division. Her newest role will be managing Digital Campaigns for the Dell EMC Data Protection Division as well as leading strategy for Social Media in both the Data Protection and Storage Divisions. Jamie is also a Beachbody Coach helping to inspire others to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. When she is not Tweeting on behalf of Dell EMC or working out to Beachbody, you can find her at a live music venue watching her favorite artist or planning her next theme party. Follow her on Twitter @MnkyGrl47 or @CoachFab40

”Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen sound of musicmittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” These lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein and sung by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music movie always remind me of my childhood.  This was my favorite movie as a kid and I was always excited for the yearly viewing.  As the song is now stuck in my head and I’m guessing yours too, I think of some of my favorite things from 2015.

One of my favorite things I do at my job, for instance, is manage this blog.  The Core was born in April of this year.  We have had a ton of different content ranging from leadership advice to preparing your data for a natural disaster to advice on trying to help you run your data center seamlessly.  Our authors can tell you how super picky I am about what gets published on The Core blog.  I know as they read this they are nodding their heads up and down.  I have appreciated all of the great writings posted since April.  A few of them were my favorite things. (more…)

Beachbody Gets Fit with VNX2 and Isilon

Jeff Rochlin

Senior Director, IT Systems and Support, Beachbody
Originally from New York City, Jeff began his career writing code for business applications at The Hearst Corporation. He has spent time in trading floor operations for several Wall Street firms before moving to Los Angeles and running the Product Data Management Systems for Hughes Space and Communications commercial satellite production business. He spent a decade at The Walt Disney Company as the Managing Infrastructure and Systems for the Disney Animation Studios and then as Manager of Server and Storage Architecture and Strategy for Disney Worldwide Services. Broadening his experience in studio design and operations to broadcasting, he served at CBS as the Manager of Broadcast I.T. for the KCBS and KCAL TV Station duopoly in Los Angeles, where in addition to the build out of the CBS Studio Center Broadcast Center, he was responsible for the day to day operation of all computer and graphics systems at the station group. He went back to the Animation business in 2009 as Manager of Systems Engineering and Infrastructure Operations at Dreamworks Animation, SKG, where he was responsible for Storage, Networks, Database Administration, Systems Engineering and operations of all studio data centers worldwide. Jeff has been at Beachbody since December 2013. As Senior Director, IT Systems and Support, Jeff leads a team of Engineers responsible for infrastructure and support from Bare Metal up to the DevOps layer of the Stack.

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Whether you’re looking to strengthen your abs or shed a few pounds, everybody needs motivation and support. That’s why millions of people get fit with Beachbody.  We sell some of the most popular fitness and nutrition products, including the well-known P90X®, T-25®, and Insanity® programs. To help people achieve their health and fitness goals, we’ve built a vast network of independent fitness coaches, along with an online support community.

Business has been growing at an awesome clip—last year alone we processed more than 10 million transactions—and some of our critical systems struggled to keep up.  We depend on outside providers for parts of our e-commerce platform, while other pieces of the platform run inside our own infrastructure.   At times, it was a challenge to maintain consistent performance across our 24/7 online presence.

We are actively changing that paradigm by bringing back more e-commerce in-house.  A big piece of that is our next-generation infrastructure that gives us better performance, scalability, and reliability. After considering several vendors, we chose EMC® VSPEX® reference architecture based on VNX2® unified storage, Cisco UCS servers, and VMware. We also selected EMC Isilon® scale-out storage for our NAS requirements.  It’s been a great investment for us so far! (more…)




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