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From EMC to Infinio – Thoughts on the Culture Shift

Posted byuserMatt Brender on January 14th, 2014.

Tweet Leaving EMC to join Infinio has been a huge cultural shift for me. First, some further context. Most know I spent five foundational years of my career at EMC. Fewer know that I had three distinct roles in those years (tech support, engineering & social media marketing).  This makes heading to Infinio my fourth […]

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VMware, Puppet, EMC and SAP: Better Together

Posted byuserJeremy Wonson on January 9th, 2014.

Tweet by Jeremy Wonson @virtualwonton Who should read this? If you already have orchestration and automation in place, and you’re interested in adding SAP to your already automated environment, this should get you started.  If you’re already a happy user of Puppet and/or Razor, and you want to use it in your SAP environment, this […]

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Everything Must Change: Starting at Infinio

Posted byuserMatt Brender on November 17th, 2013.

Tweet After a diverse and inspirational 5 years, I will be leaving EMC in two weeks to head to Infinio, the startup out of Cambridge. A Massive Thank You The acronym behind EMC is often a sticking point for people. While all new hires learn the fact it’s named after the founders, anyone inside the company […]

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Building SAN Infrastructure, Brick by Brick #XtremIO

Posted byuserMatt Brender on November 14th, 2013.

Tweet XtremIO is live and generally available. The official word is here, but there is an upswell of incredibly detailed blog posts by community contributors. Here’s what I’m reading and why:  Answering the “What’s a X-Brick” details by Sean Thulin here Detailed system architecture written up by Vijay Swami here The real meat of the details […]

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Common Question: I Work at EMC. Can I be EMC Elect?

Posted byuserMatt Brender on October 28th, 2013.

Tweet I’ve been asked enough times about whether EMC’ers have the chance to be recognized as EMC Elect 2014 that I want to answer in greater detail here. The EMC Elect program treats EMC internal influencers as equal members of the community and well deserving of recognition. We publicly support this equality in the FAQ. EMC […]

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Innovation as a Function of Twitter – The (Anti)Hive Mind

Posted byuserMatt Brender on October 13th, 2013.

Tweet On and off again for some time now, I’ve had the pleasure of co-sponsoring academic research for EMC thanks to Steve Todd. Here’s some of the proposal from professors Eoin Whelan (NUI Galway) and Salvatore Parise (Babson): Our theory is that if the people an employee follows on Twitter already follow each other, then over time a groupthink situation […]

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Update: More Contributors, More Frequent Posts

Posted byuserMatt Brender on September 16th, 2013.

Tweet Big technology events are the classic social firehose moment: More information is coming in than you’ll ever be able to consume. This year’s take away from VMworld was simple:  I’m surrounded by brilliant people that need a friendly push to get their smarts out in the social sphere. The maintenance of a blog or the daily […]

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Storage is Sexy (Again): Thank you VSAN

Posted byuserMatt Brender on September 10th, 2013.

Tweet Despite the apparent misnomer, VSAN has brought SAN back to the forefront of the conversation. Here’s a combination of why I care and what I’m reading about this massive announcement from VMware. While you might read my blog for social media how-to’s and EMC insight, my love for storage came before I knew either […]

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Thoughts on being #NotAppy at #VMworld

Posted byuserMatt Brender on August 29th, 2013.

Tweet Obvious point: I work at EMC. Less obvious point: EMC is making use of the hashtag #NotAppy as you may have seen.  Not everyone is finding humor in it: The whole #NotAppy marketing ploy from @EMCcorp seems sad and tacky. Why punch downwards when you’re on top? — Justin Hurst (@Tomorrowisms) August 29, 2013 […]

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How #SAPWeek is Killing it Socially

Posted byuserMatt Brender on August 6th, 2013.

Tweet While I do my best to be known in our enterprise world, my role in the EMC social world is quite a small part of the island. The teams within Corporate Marketing under the social media banner are broken out into community, social (i.e. properties like Twitter, LinkedIn, etc), data science and advertising. Today’s […]