EMCElect 2015

First and foremost I want to thank the EMCElect of 2014, I had a great year and learned quite a bit on utilizing social media for the greater good of the community. I’ve always had social profiles and dabbled with social media but this past year I truly learned the value and benefits of social media. It allowed me to meet, interact, and learn from the top experts in IT. I’ve developed new relationships and learned about new solutions and techniques not published in an “official” document but simply published with the hashtag #EMCElect. So again, I am truly thankful to all those that contributed in 2014 !!!

I’d like to give a big shout out to Mark Browne (@DathBrun) Dennis Smith (@DennisMSmith) and Sean Thulin (@sthulin) for all of their efforts and contributions in 2014, we couldn’t have made it this far without you guys, thank you!

Now on to 2015! I had the privilege of being selected as one of the EMC Elect judges to help bring in the new class. Which was a very humbling and challenging position to be in. To start, just because you were a member in 2014 didn’t mean you are guaranteed a spot in 2015. Every year there is a level playing field which opens up opportunity to everyone. We also went through a ton of nominations of top industry professionals and had to chip away until we found the best of the best. There were many that barely missed the cut, but those that did make the cut will help make 2015 an exciting year!

Without further adieu, I’m pleased to welcome in the #EMCElect class of 2015:


The Coolest Storage: EMC vFridge

If you went to EMCworld last year and watched Brian Gallagher’s keynote on Transforming Enterprise Storage to Create Business Value, you were one of the many that got a sneak peak of the prototype of the EMC vFridge.

(If you didn’t watch it, here it is… skip to 38 minutes in)

Watch on youtube

The vFridge was so popular in it’s initial appearance that it made another appearance at VMworld in #EMC booth 1207
EMC vFridge

The small fridge in a stylish VMAX shell was such a huge hit at both conferences that EMC engineers decided to make it “Enterprise Ready” and made it full size. Here are the features of the vFridge:

Key features:

  • Consists of Summit Appliance commercial refrigerator with an EMC VMAX door
  • Holds refreshments for a team: 14.5 cubic feet interior
  • Meets ETL-S commercial standard
  • Specifications
    • Dimensions: 23.9” wide x 29” deep x 74.9” high
    • Weight: 325 lbs.
    • Power requirements: 115V AC/60 Hz; 2.8 amps

I’m thinking I need one of these for my home lab so I can keep all of my mission critical beers cold. Here is the link to the official vFridge page on the EMC store.