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EMC World 2016 BioHack Hangover

EMC World Biohacks for Hangovers

As we get ready for EMC World 2016 we are already anticipating long days of sessions and networking as well as long nights of social events and just vegas in general. I was recently listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast on he survived the SXSW conference and it appeared very relevant to a week at EMC World.

Let’s get into it! If you have ever “time traveled” while drinking you probably experienced a lack of vasopressin. Vassopressin is a hormone that is related to short term memory and is suppressed when ethanol (alcohol) is introduced into the body. In order to reduce the effects of this here are 4 things you can do during EMC world to help reduce the after effects of late night drinking:

  1. Water – your best rule of thumb is to drink at least one glass of water per alcoholic drink. Maintaining hydration is your biggest key to waking up without a headache.
  2. Guacamole – Drinking depletes the body of necessary potassium, and avocados are rich with it. Avocados are also full of fiber, healthy fats, and B6 vitamins to help get your muscle function back on track and keep sodium at bay.
  3. Clean Drinks – You are what you eat and you feel what you drink 😉 Tim recommends drinking a “NorCal Margarita”  which is a lightweight way to drink a margarita without sacrificing the alcohol. A typical margarita packs in 250-300 calories per drink, along with sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and a ton of artificial ingredients in the margarita mix. A NorCal margarita has only 3 ingredients: tequila, club soda, and lime.
    • The tequila being used is fermented agave juice, both gluten and starch free
    • The lime juice blunts the insulin response of alcohol
    • The carbon dioxide bubbles in the club soda help to deliver the ethanol to your blood stream quicker, thus you drink less with the same effect
  4. Burnt Toast – If you are really feeling rough, burn some toast in the morning and scrape the burnt toast into some yogurt. The carbon from the burnt toast will help to absorb alcohol and other toxins in your body to help you get back on your feet.

Sleep also helps, so make sure you “nap” when you can. I hope those tips help you experience EMC World to its fullest, and if you have any other tips or suggestions feel free to comment below and make sure to share this article with your co-workers.

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EMC World 2013 Blueprints and Recap

I’ll be typing up all of my notes from EMC World later today but for now here is a nice visual look back on the EMC Blueprints incase you missed anything.

Softwared-Defined Storage

In the software-defined data center of tomorrow, horizontal infrastructure management – not vertical – is the way of the future. Open, horizontal infrastructure that can run any application… from traditional workloads migrating to on-premise private clouds and virtual private clouds… to newer, cloud-based application workloads that are growing in public clouds, enabling enterprise users to access and share information in new ways. Learn how a wide range of application workloads are driving innovation in storage arrays and storage software. And how software-defined storage will answer enterprise demand for greater efficiency, control, choice and agility in IT
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Transform Enterprise Storage To Create Business Value
Cloud Computing and Big Data are transforming how the business can derive new value from information technology. Join Brian Gallagher, President Enterprise Storage Division, as he discusses how you can lead the transformation of your organization for these megatrends. Brian will share EMC’s vision and strategy for how to build powerful, trusted and smart infrastructure that leverage and exploit information to create maximum business value. Learn how to lead your organization’s transformation to Cloud and Big Data with new and proven approaches for Fully Automated Storage Technology, Software-Defined Infrastructure, Purpose-built Cloud Systems, and Mobility and Protection Solutions.
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The Platform for Next Generation Cloud and Big Data Applications
Tomorrow’s platform for cloud computing will operate at scale in a highly automated way, enabling the rapid development and integration of new applications that can store, and reason over, very large amounts of data—and ingest huge numbers of events and react in real time. Learn how cloud era infrastructures will evolve to accommodate The Internet of Things and its pervasive telemetry and machine generated data, new data fabrics for Big Data and Fast Data, and how the Software-Defined Data Center and Software-Defined Storage will deliver greater efficiency, control, choice and agility in enterprise IT. Please join Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO of EMC, as he reviews EMC’s strategy and direction, and Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal, who will outline the vision and strategy behind the new joint venture between EMC and VMware.
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Connecting Information To Work
The Information Intelligence Group (IIG) helps customers transform their business with cloud solutions that connect information to work. The team has planted a solid strategy to meet the information management challenges for the global enterprise: enable the user, accelerate your journey to the cloud, and help you transform your business with high value solutions. Rick Devenuti, president of IIG, will provide an exciting update on how IIG is helping organizations drive business transformation. New solutions: Delivered. Transformation: Delivered.
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The Power of Three
The past decade and a half has seen virtualization technology transform applications, servers and networks into software abstractions that enable data center and IT managers to build adaptive and agile data centers. The rise of the software-defined data center (SDDC) promises to build on the progress of virtualization by completely abstracting the three core components (compute, storage & network) of the data center from its underlying hardware so that IT can truly deliver IT resources as customizable, on-demand services. EMC’s software solutions give you the power you need to drive greater efficiency, control, choice and agility in your IT infrastructure. Please join Amitabh Srivastava, President of EMC Advanced Software Division, and special guests, as they outline EMC’s software-defined vision for the future.
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The Software-Defined Data Center: The Foundation for Modern IT in the Mobile/Cloud Era
CIOs today are looking to data center and cloud innovations for new ways to deliver more value to their people and organizations through on-demand access to any application on any device. The Software-Defined Data Center expands the virtues of server virtualization to the entire data center—compute, networking, storage and management—providing a foundation for IT in the Mobile/Cloud era. By delivering infrastructure for cloud services to all devices, this new platform offers the path to IT-as-a-Service—providing efficiency, control and agility, without sacrificing choice. Please join Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, as he arms you with perspective on your role in this multi-year journey and outlines VMware’s technology strategy to radically simplify IT in this new era.
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Change the Game with EMC Backup and Archive
In IT, the game is changing. Backup and archive are no longer just defensive tactics; they are offensive strategies that accelerate business. The playing field is shifting, fueled by massive data growth, virtualization, more protection options and expectations for IT as a Service. You need the right game plan to meet today’s requirements, but you also need to be in position to evolve and innovate for what’s coming next. Join EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division President Guy Churchward and Chief Technology Officer Stephen Manley as they map out EMC’s backup and archive strategy and explain how products like Avamar, Data Domain, NetWorker, and Mozy lay the foundation for a protection storage architecture that will keep you ahead of the game.
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Flash Unleashed with VNX Innovations
In the modern midrange, businesses must transform to be more agile and operate more efficiently. This requires that their virtualized application workloads be delivered timely stored efficiently, and continuously protected and easily managed. Learn how EMC is addressing these needs by revolutionizing modern midrange storage and leveraging the efficiency of FLASH 1st. Hear directly from VNX Unified Storage customers how VNX software innovations to unleash flash and integrate with clouds translate into industry-leading price performance, capacity efficiency, and ease of use.
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Isilon Scale-Out NAS Innovation Today, Business Innovation Tomorrow
The pace of IT transformation is accelerating. And the expectation for IT professionals to drive business value is evolving even more rapidly. Are you and your organization ready? Isilon’s industry-leading and innovative scale-out NAS solutions alleviate traditional storage challenges, freeing scarce IT resources to develop the type of next generation applications and business models that are creating tomorrow’s disruptive competitive advantage. This can’t-miss session will feature a look at Isilon’s latest product innovation, a panel of customers discussing how Isilon has solved their most pressing storage challenges, and a deep-dive look ahead at the impact of Hadoop, object-oriented architectures and what “scale-out” will mean in the future.
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FLASH.NEXT
Flash technology enables new levels of agility and application performance within IT data centers. This keynote session will cover the pervasive and transformative impact of flash on IT infrastructures and the evolving opportunities that flash presents to IT organizations. Find out how your organization can benefit from a diverse set of server and array-based flash technologies. Discover how EMC’s flash software and systems strategy will make flash more efficient, manageable, and reliable to meet the needs of increasingly demanding real-time datacenter environments. Learn how you can leverage an innovative flash software and systems architecture to achieve competitive advantage.
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Transform Enterprise Storage To Create Business Value
The Technical keynote will demonstrate how IIG is driving transformation across industries powered by information. Join Rohit Ghai, SVP of products and solutions IIG, as he showcases innovation across the IIG product and solution portfolio. In addition, Rohit will describe the IIG roadmap to deliver cloud based solutions that connect information to work.
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