EMC World – Boston 2010

I’ve now been working for EMC for two weeks now and wow! What a hectic, though enjoyable, schedule it’s been so far.  I’ve met the rest of the UK and European based vSpecialist team and what a great bunch they are indeed.  They are certainly highly talented so I am going to have to make sure I am at the top of my game 110% of the time.  🙂

Clariion vSphere ClientMy knowledge on EMC Clariion and Celerra based storage has increased 100 fold and I’ve been really impressed with the level of vSphere management integration you can have with these storage devices via VMware vSphere Client plug-ins.  Lots to mention about these useful plug-ins which I will cover in a future post.

This coming week I will be attending my first ever EMC World event which is an exciting prospect, I look forward to sitting in on some really interesting sessions and in particular meeting the US based vSpecialist team, many of whom I have met before, but not since climbing aboard Chad’s vSpecialist express train. I will also be helping out around the event, I’m just waiting to have my exact schedule confirmed.  Hopefully I’ll get some floor time as I always enjoy meeting my fellow techies and talking tech.

Volcano GodI luckily managed to avoid the angry Icelandic volcano gods and their volcanic ash cloud to make it over to Boston late last night.  What was supposed to be a 6.5 hour flight ended up taking 10.5 hours due to having to take a rather long detour over Scotland and then Greenland.  I’m just grateful to have made it over and hope other attendees outside of the US make it over ok.  I never thought I’d see the day where the bowel motions of a volcano would be potentially stopping me from travelling out of the UK.  Got to love Mother Nature – she’s great at keeping us honest and on our toes.  🙂

EMC World 2010

Whilst at EMC World I intend to cover as much of it as time allows so keep checking back on the blog during the next week for updates.  I am taking my trusty Flip video camera in the hope of recording some video footage along with an interview or two.

There are a couple of good ways of following what is going on at EMC World.  As always, Twitter is good for viewing those quick updates, thoughts and opinions from a wide range of attendees and others.  The official EMC World Twitter account is @EMCWorld and the Twitter hash tag for the event is #EMCWorld.

EMC World Live ScheduleA couple of the keynotes along with a few blogger, industry analysts and partner sessions will be broadcast live during the event.  For the latest schedule, along with times, check out Stu Miniman’s (@stu) blog here.

Being an EMC World newbie I am not sure if there will be wireless available at the event centre and if so how good it’ll be, though if it proves to be ok I will try some live streaming whilst wandering around the event using my trusty Nokia N95. Any suggestions on what you’d like me to cover during my wanderings around the event be sure to let me know in the comments below.

For those of you fortunate enough to be attending EMC World be sure to come and say ‘Hi’ as I always enjoy meeting fellow TechHead’s.   🙂

 

About Simon Seagrave 706 Articles
Simon is a UK based Virtualization, Cloud & IT Technology Evangelist working as a Senior Technology Consultant and vSpecialist for EMC. He loves working in the ever changing IT industry & spends most of his time working with Virtualization, Cloud & other Enterprise IT based technologies, in particular VMware, EMC and HP products. As well as on this site, you can find him on Twitter and Google+

3 Comments

  1. Simon, you will be able to get WiFi at the venue, although the speeds tend to drop a bit during the keynotes. But as an alternative to that, anyone who has a blog can enter the “bloggers lounge”, which offers CAT5 connections for those who seek a more ..non cloudy.. connection. 😉

    Have fun and I look forward to having a beer with you! 🙂

  2. Hi Bas,

    Thanks for the info on the EMC World Wireless. I think I’ll just have to give it a go and see what happens. 🙂

    Look forward to meeting up again.

    Cheers,

    Simon

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