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February 19th, 2016 | Posted by Claude Belloni in DPAD | EMC | ISILON | VxRail | XtremIO - (0 Comments)
VCE VxRail: A Quantum Leap in Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
To capitalize on the growing CI market, EMC and VMware introduce the VCE VxRail Appliance—a new hyper converged infrastructure appliance that enables organizations to create IT certainty by eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures.

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Data Lake 2.0 Is Here! Help Customers Expand the Data Lake with Newly Available Isilon Products
IsilonSD Edge, Isilon OneFS 8.0, and Isilon CloudPools—which will expand your customers’ data lake to enterprise edge locations and the cloud while strengthening it at the core data center—are now generally available!.

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Why “Good Enough” is NOT Good Enough
Doing things as they’ve always been done—especially during today’s digital transformation—is not a successful strategy. As you enter prospect and customer storage discussions, be prepared with a pre-emptive talk track around why “good enough” is simply not good enough.

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Modernize Your Marketing Approach with New and Improved Marketing Academy Courses
Hone your current marketing skills and discover new ways to reach customers and prospects with the EMC Marketing Academy.

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Four Big Predictions for Big Data in 2016
In a new blog, Thore Rabe, Vice President EMC Isilon (EMEA), said: “Discussions are no longer focused on delivering efficiency and savings in the way large volumes of data are stored, but are also about piloting ways of extracting value from them with big data projects. We are now at a turning point for large scale analytics deployments in 2016”.

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EMEA Channel Predictions 2016 #2: There will be a war for talent in the IT partner ecosystem
As the pace of hybrid cloud deployments accelerates, and cloud technologies continue to mature, it will become increasingly important for channel organisations to have the right sales talent in place. Over the next few weeks Philippe Fossé will share his predictions for just what 2016 has in store for channel players and how they can look to drive growth.

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XtremIO_logoExpand your XtremIO knowledge and service and support skills with new training and certification offerings available exclusively
to EMC Partners.

These new offerings are available now
Kick off the year right and check out the new trainings and certifications today … Then, translate your enhanced XtremIO knowledge into increased revenue from XtremIO product sales. These offerings do not reflect individual Business Partner Program requirements, but can help you amplify your selling process.

Three new EMC Proven Professional Certifications now available for technologists (Technology Architect, Implementation Engineer and Storage Administrator)

1. EMC XtremIO Solutions and Design Specialist Technology Architect – E20-526 (EMCTA)
• Exam focuses on the knowledge and activities needed to position, design, and demonstrate XtremIO solutions in a customer environment
• Requires an in-depth look at XtremIO product features, functionality, use cases, and configurations
• Includes design of an XtremIO storage solution for applications that require high performance and availability

2. EMC XtremIO Solutions Specialist Implementation Engineer – E20-368 (EMCIE)
• Exam focuses on the knowledge and activities required to implement XtremIO storage systems in heterogeneous virtualized open systems environments
• Includes cluster installation and initial configuration, implementing and configuring host access to storage, implementing local replication, performance
monitoring and optimization, and basic troubleshooting

3. EMC XtremIO Solutions Specialist Storage Administrator – E20-568 (EMCSA)
• Exam focuses on the knowledge and activities needed to manage and optimize XtremIO storage systems in heterogeneous virtualized open systems environments
• Includes configuration of host access to storage, local replication, performance monitoring and optimization, and basic troubleshooting

Access practice tests for all EMC Proven Professional Certifications here.

Get the details on certification program changes and read program FAQs.

FREE eLearning modules for Sales and Presales: XtremIO application transformation use cases

These new sales campaign eLearning modules will help you to identify customer issues, to determine the best customer contact, and to magnify the EMC XtremIO value for each individual use case.

The modules are FREE; and include Sales and Presales versions. Titles include:
• Copy Data Management with XtremIO
• Protect Point with XtremIO
• SAP Use Case Selling with XtremIO
• NoSQL MongoDB Use Case Selling with XtremIO
• VDI Use Case Selling with XtremIO
• … And more!

Access these and other FREE eLearning modules here, or from within the XtremIO FastPass (Top-level Content, Training) found on the XtremIO Enablement Center. We continually update the XtremIO FastPass with new content for learning and enablement, pre-meeting and first meeting prep, and deep dive assets.

Seit 9.November gibt es zu jeder XtremIO ein kostenfreies AppSync iCDM Starter Bundle.XtremIO_logo

Die sogenannte „limited“ Version umfasst:

  • Verwaltung von bis zu 20 „concurrent mounted copies“
  • Volle AppSync Funktionalität
  • Software-Wartung inkludiert

Dieses Offering ist immer dann interessant, wenn Kunden

  • Kopien ihrer Oracle, SQL, DB2 oder SAP Umgebungen für produktive oder nicht-produktive Zwecke anlegen müssen
  • Test/Dev, QA, Patch Management oder auch Data Analytics Umgebungen aus ihren produktiven DBs erstellen müssen.
  • Die Kontrolle über Kopien ihrer Applikationen (Oracle, SQL, ….) den Applikationsverantwortlichen geben möchten.

Das kostenfreie Appsync ist ebenfalls als Upgrade zu bestehenden XtremIO Installationen konfigurierbar.