For starters, EMC shook up the apple cart at EMC World 2015 with this week’s announcement that ViPR controller would be open sourced through Project CoprHD.
But, is Project CoprHD the first EMC open source initiative?
Ummm. Remember Project Razor? ;) https://t.co/nJes0AQPLX— Nicholas Weaver (@lynxbat) May 5, 2015
The Twitter vibes on this topic were positive -- though not everyone loves the new name.
#EMC is going open source. Huge opportunity there.— Michael Caplan (@hack_the_gibson) May 6, 2015
EMC’s ScaleIO news also turned some heads.
Server-attached DSSD as sexy? The new XtremIO 4.0, also known as The Beast, got some Twitter time.
DSSD is gonna be NUTS. It would be insulting to qualify it as a flash array, at least in today's market. #EMCWinAWatch— Josh Coen (@joshcoen) May 6, 2015
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Jeremy Burton, the company’s president of products and marketing, enlisted his 11-year-old son, Henry, to provision EMC’s VMAX3 in about 20 seconds, and then challenged anyone to top him.
Nothing like telling a room full of SAN Admins they can be replaced by a 5th grader...smooth EMC #EMCWORLD— Jim (@jimclik) May 4, 2015
Henry Burton met his challenge without a hitch, but not all EMC World 2015 segments went precisely as scripted.
Working on the bleeper functionality for next year �� https://t.co/4ObVaxWYAC— Jeremy Burton (@jburton) May 5, 2015
Nor did every image make perfect sense.
Naturally, EMC’s message wasn’t always crystal clear to everyone.
I’m going on the record to say that EMC’s introduction of “platform 2.5” as additional nuance to the journey is confusing folks! #EMCworld— Matt Eastwood, IDC (@matteastwood) May 5, 2015
Of course, the freebies and fun stuff got some attention too.
We’ll leave you with perhaps the most retweeted image from EMC World 2015, of Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci bidding a fond farewell after his keynote address.
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