EMC World 2011? What A Waste Of Time!

EMC World 2011

Waste of time? Absolutely not! It won’t be a waste of time…certainly not for me. I am going and looking forward to it. I’m motivated to learn more about Cloud computing infrastructure and am super interested in seeing the interesting things that are going on with VMware. These are two technology trends I’m very interested in. The way I look at virtualization is two-fold: a) it solves a lot of problems and b) pretty much everything will eventually be running virtualized so I want to be ahead of the curve. There’s no need to be in denial.

Along those lines, I invite folks to read the following paper:

Oracle E-Business Suite on EMC Unified Storage with VMware Virtualization

I believe there is a session on this at EMC World. If so, I plan to attend. One of the things that impresses me the most about the project behind this paper is the proof-positive that  that EMC IT actually “eats their own dog-food” as the cliché goes. I’m tired of the “Do as I say, not as I do” crowd.

Perhaps some of you are going to EMC World as well? If so it’ll be a pleasure to meet up.

9 Responses to “EMC World 2011? What A Waste Of Time!”

  1. 1 Jay Weinshenker May 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Minor note: It’s VMware, not VMWare.

    Hope to see you at VMworld!


  2. 3 joel garry May 6, 2011 at 12:45 am

    If a server stops responding, was it real or virtual?

    That was not a hypothetical question this morning.

  3. 7 Noons May 6, 2011 at 7:19 am

    We took the virtualization thing head-on about two years ago.

    Nowadays, all our wintel boxes are in VMware including the MSSQL servers. And the Oracle/Aix boxes are in virtual lpars under the power6 architecture. It was real fun to make MSSQL perform under that environment. Unlike what many say, it is perfectly possible.

    Currently undergoing the pains of re-licensing Oracle so we can have a single pool of “Oracle CPUs” that we apportion as needed among multiple vms and instances.

    Still waiting for the VMAX box expenditure to be authorized. Then we’ll have some real fun! I’m aiming at over 1GB/s agregate sustained in my DW, with the rest not far behind.

    When are you guys gonna bring the show to DownUnder?

  4. 8 Ben Prusinski May 21, 2011 at 5:49 am


    Sorry I missed you at EMC World. I tried to find you and with the crowds and your super busy schedule, no luck. Anyways, hope we catch up at VMWorld. I have a couple sessions to present for virtualizing Oracle so it should be fun.


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