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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Chhandomay Mandal

Director of Solution Marketing, EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

As customers modernize their data centers, they are increasingly adopting an all-flash strategy. Flash enables them to be fast, agile and efficient. It has become affordable too – flash is finally cheaper than the fastest spinning media, 15K RPM disks. 2016 is the Year of All Flash (YOAF). In these series of posts, I am going to chronicle many of our customers journey to the all-flash era.

red soxI would love to start with my beloved Red Sox. Living in the Boston area for 20+ years, I am an ardent fan; so are other fourteen million New Englanders. In the past decade, The Boston Red Sox have won three World Series and is a perennial contender. What is their secret?

Professional sports is like any business where disruption is happening primarily driven by technology. It comes to play in all the four areas of the The Boston Red Sox business environment. They really have to have exceptional systems and analytics for Baseball Operations for the team to be competitive. Front office environment needs to ensure that they are running an efficient business. Understanding the fans and creating a great digital experience in the ballpark complementing the game is another critical element. Finally, having an exceptional IT operational environment allows them to support all these things ensuring The Boston Red Sox are being the best as they can be as an organization and as a sports franchise. (more…)

Technologies Disrupt, Consumption Models Transform

Scott Delandy

Technical Director, EMC Core Technologies Division
Scott Delandy is Technology Director with EMC’s Core Technology Division (including VMAX, XtremIO, VNX, Data Domain, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint). Scott has been in IT for 25 years and has wide range of expertise across storage, virtualization, mission critical systems, and cloud computing. In his current role, he is responsible for driving strategy and technology alignment across product groups, working with users and partners to accelerate IT transformation initiatives across infrastructure and operations, and managing CTD's Leadership Development Program to identify, mentor, and develop high potential talent. His previous roles include product management, market and technology analysis, and technical field support. Scott is also a member of the EMC Elect social media community, an EMC TV correspondent, and is SPEED certified.

As everyone who works in IT knows, we are living in arguably one of the most disruption 1fascinating and exciting times since the industry was created many decades ago.  The tectonic shifts in technologies, markets, and consumption models are radically reshaping the IT landscape. It’s providing folks in IT with new challenges to adapt and evolve, as well as new opportunities, to define the future and lead. What’s driving these shifts and who will be leaders in this next wave of IT?

Disruptive technologies relate to new products, services, and innovations that radically change an industry or business strategy. They often create new markets by disrupting existing ones. Within IT, there are lots of good innovation examples. But how are disruptive technologies such as software defined “anythings”, converged/hyper-converged “somethings”, and all flash “everthings” driving today’s transformational shifts in IT?

disruption 2 If your view is through the lens of an organization that develops and integrates these technologies, it seems obvious to draw the connection that they are driving the shifts we are seeing today.  But for users (i.e. the consumers of the services delivered by cool technologies) these gadgets are merely a means to an end. For users, it’s about the way the technology is delivered and consumed that drives major transformation shifts across entire industries. (more…)

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