This past week we just finished attending and supporting Microsoft SQL PASS Summit, the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals. SQL PASS was a big success with over 5000 attendees and there was a lot of buzz over SQL Server 2012 as well as Windows Server 2012. At the EMC booth I had the chance to meet with many different people from all different sized customers over the course of several days! It was great meeting people and talking to them about their questions and issues. Overall most people were interested in EMC's VFCache technologies to significantly improve database performance, our high availability solutions, our integration with System Center 2012 and our SQL Server 2012 Fast Track solution (expect more blog posts on this soon).
But SQL Pass is behind us now and we have our sights set on a new destination: Las Vegas where we will be attending and supporting the SharePoint Conference!
The SharePoint Conference has grown to be a major conference in a short period of time with over 10,000 attendees expected over the course of 5 days! This year's conference is timely with the upcoming release of SharePoint 2013 with many sessions focused on Enterprise Collaboration, Social including the acquisition of Yammer and features such as Search and Online Services.
So what will be EMC's focus at the show? EMC will be a Gold sponsor and at the EMC booth (#629) we will be talking to customers and showing them how EMC helps with Storage Management for SharePoint, Backup and Recovery, Private Cloud and EMC Consulting Services. Specific technologies and demos at the booth will include:
Data and Storage Management
- Overview of EMC technologies such as VNX, VSPEX, Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST), Atmos, and Isilon
- Automated Performance Management
- VSPEX = EMC's best of breed appliance program
- Application Aware Storage Solutions
Backup and Recovery
- Overview of EMC technologies such as Avamar, DataDomain, Networker, Source One, RecoverPoint, Replication Manager and VPLEX
- Simplified Backup and Recovery
- Enabling Granular Recovery with Microsoft and Hyper-V workloads
Private Cloud Management
- Overview of EMC technologies such as EMC Storage Integrator (ESI), Microsoft System Center 2012 integration including SCOM, SCVMM and Orchestrator, PowerShell and EMC Proven Solutions
EMC Global Consulting Services
- Services for upgrading SharePoint, SharePoint Social and Search, Architecting a SharePoint Collaboration Portal and SharePoint as a Service
We'll also be working with one of our good partners, Metalogix to showcase how EMC along with Metalogix can be used to discover and ingest file shares into Microsoft SharePoint as well as using their StoragePoint product to externalize content files (or BLOBs) to less expensive storage tiers for a more cost effective solution while improving overall performance.
So, coming to Vegas this week for the SharePoint Conference? Be sure to stop by and spend some time with myself or one of the many other EMC Microsoft Specialists who will be working the show and learn about all of the great new solutions we have for Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft technologies in general!
Look forward to seeing you there!