EUC @ EMC World

Great week of content ahead…and if you are like me and love the EUC ecosystem…great content awaits this week at EMC World.  I took a few minutes and went through the session catalog and found what I thought were the most relevant EUC related content.  Covering some VDI, File Sync/Share/Collaboration, there’s some good stuff here for sure…

Check out the full list at

Updated: 3pm EST


VMware: End-User Computing Vision for the Post-PC Era and VMware EUC Product UpdateThis session features VMware’s CTO for End User Computing discussing VMware’s vision for the future and the myriad of industry developments forming it.   Multiple devices, application platforms, mobile devices, Bring Your Own Device initiatives, Cloud computing, and next generation applications are combining to a profound effect on IT.  Learn about VMware latest EUC products including View, Mirage, and the Horizon Suite, DaaS, and a sneak peek and demos of technologies percolating in VMware’s labs to help IT manage and secure the Post PC era environment.

VMware: Desktops-as-a-Service with VMware View & EMCVMware View 5.1 provides an ideal platform for delivering desktops as a managed service for enterprise customers of all sizes. For many years, service providers have been daunted by technology and licensing challenges involved in building a viable service. VMware View can provide the foundation for building a service offering for delivering desktops from the cloud. Storage infrastructure is one of the backbones of a DaaS offering, however new storage technologies are rapidly transforming deployment models.

Birds-of-a-Feather: Evolution of Storage Architecture & Benefits for Desktop VirtualizationStorage architectures are changing. The changes are primarily driven by application architectures and growth of data. Flash based architectures are becoming mainstream and have started to offer both capacity and performance benefits. These transformations translate into enormous benefits for VDI. This interactive  session provides an overview of all these changes and conclude with an insight into futurustic VDI deployments that are both performant and low cost.

Birds-of-a-Feather: VSPEX Proven InfrastructureVSPEX Proven Infrastructure provides modular solutions built with best-of-breed technologies that enable faster deployment, more simplicity, greater choice, higher efficiency and lower risk. For this session, EMC VSPEX engineering managers provide an inside view of how VSPEX reference architectures are developed and tested, and the value delivered to customers through VSPEX labs. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and provide feedback.

Introduction to EMC XtremIOThis session provides an introductory overview to the EMC XtremIO all-flash scale-out array. The basic array components, features, and capabilities will be covered, as well as a high-level overview of the system’s innovative architecture. This session also covers the top use cases for XtremIO.

EMC XtremIO: Revolutionizing ApplicationsThis session demonstrates the real-world benefits of EMC XtremIO in VDI, Oracle RAC, and other application environments. Learn how the purpose-built all-flash array can improve data center productivity for both applications and IT staff.

Migration & Upgrades: Client Access Strategy and Vision for the FutureWe have a broad client product portfolio that allows customers to access content inside Documentum through a variety of interfaces (e.g.,  desktop, Microsoft Office, 3rd party software, web), collaborate, and work with rich media.  Come to this session to learn about our vision and strategy for our diversified client portfolio.

Mozy: MozyEnterprise – Cloud Backup for Desktops, Laptops & ServersMozyEnterprise makes remote backup for computers and servers simple to manage and easy to use.  With an affordable per-user license model, MozyEnterprise gives you the flexibility to deploy and manage multi-user environments from the convenience of a single web-based administrative console.

Be an IT Hero: Get Insights into EMC Syncplicity Architecture Straight from the CTOCut through the clouds in this technical session with Syncplicity’s CTO and explore the Syncplicity architecture, right down to its data flows, protocols, and APIs.

Be an IT Hero: Increase Productivity, Collaboration & File Sharing While Keeping the Control & Flexibility You Need with EMC SyncplicitySyncplicity provides an easy to use, enterprise grade cloud-based solution for secure file sync, sharing and collaboration. Along with the  connector for Documentum, the ease and use of a sync and share solution gives  IT the flexibility and control they need. Join us to learn about Syncplicity’s unique value proposition  and how it helps transform business.

Extending Collaboration & Online File Sharing Through Syncplicity + Isilon On-Premise StorageAs online file sharing has become pervasive through the use of consumer services such as Dropbox, the Enterprise must embrace this concept of accessing any file, any time from any device, but done in a secure way that meets the data governance needs of IT. Discover how Isilon storage combined with Syncplicity online file sharing gives control back to IT while providing access that users love.

Increase Productivity: EMC Syncplicity Best Practices for Managing Policies and ControlsSyncplicity gives an IT administrator the ability to ensure compliance, set policies, view reports and ensure control over the data while giving the users the ease of use they need. Attend this session to gain insights into best practices, understand tradeoffs and see what your peer Syncplicity administrators are doing

Life Sciences: Sync Files Across Devices and Securely Across the Extended Enterprise with EMC SyncplicityFrom research to clinical trials, through the application process and marketing campaigns, content must be shared. How do you automatically and securely sync and share content on laptops and mobile devices across complex, distributed working teams? We will show you how Syncplicity enables communication and collaboration – critical to the success of all drugs and device development – across all areas including pre-clinical research, clinical trials, global launch process, sales readiness and compliance.

FAST Storage Design Basics for EMC VNXThe session introduces the notion of Skew, and outline two approaches to using tiered storage to leverage skew. This session also includes discussions of FAST Cache and FAST VP with SSD, when to use one or both together and what tools are available to help right size the tiered configuration. Also we’ll cover use of SAS drives between the SSD and NL-SAS layer.

FLASH 1st at ScaleThis session builds on the FLASH 1st storage strategy foundation and demonstrates how FLASH 1st increase in economics as your data center grows. We further explore how and where FLASH deployment models like host based PCIe FLASH and all FLASH arrays are applicable and how they tie in with hybrid arrays. This session also discusses a business driven sizing model that enables you to quickly and precisely estimate just how much FLASH, 15K HDD and NL HDD is needed for the optimal FLASH 1st strategy today and in the future

Vendor and Partner Sessions:

Cisco: Cisco Converged Infrastructure & EMC VNX Storage for Desktop Virtualization PerformanceReview validated designs produced by EMC and Cisco that deliver high-performance desktop virtualization solutions with a high-quality end-user experience that scale from 500 to 5000 seats using EMC VNX Series storage systems, VMware ESXi hypervisors, Cisco UCS servers and Cisco Nexus switches, and both Citrix and VMware desktop brokers.

And don’t forget to check out the EMC Hands On Labs…

VMware Horizon View

VSPEX with Citrix XenDesktop


Wanna talk VDI, EUC, Mobility…hit me up on Twitter @theSANzone…or look me up at the Hands On Labs!