EMC World 2013 features some of the latest advancements in storage technologies and their applications for virtualized workloads. There was the big announcement regarding Project ViPR, and it will be interesting to see how it will allow storage allocations to be more agile. Of course, we don’t want Storage Sprawl. So, it will be important to have a good set of reporting tools and showback\chargeback capabilities to properly manage storage usage.
Other interesting technologies to check out are the offerings from the Xtrem Team as well as EMC’s integration efforts with OpenStack. If you’re at the show, make sure to check out the Solutions Pavilion!
The Hands On Labs (HOL) is my favorite part of the show, and I happened to run into Jase McCarty who is serving as Proctor Manager for the labs. Jase was kind enough to give us some information about EMC World’s HoL as well as his thoughts on the show.
Click the media player below for our interview with Jase (Firefox users may need to click HERE).
You can also download the interview from the vBrownBag iTunes Podcast.