Hi guys! You’ve seen me produce videos in the past I’m sure, although it is not that often that *I* am actually IN the videos where you can see me, if even for a moment. (You let me know if you like that, or not ;))
Through a series of events, I ended up recording this video. For your reference: This IS a first draft, in an infinite style of regularly updating my style for delivery. [This was done using a little camera and a tiny mount on not a whole lot of space on a whiteboard… if I went Pro for the next one… you’ll be all OMFG :)]
Initially, I had drawn up some notes of how I’d present this.. so in the effort of WTF and Full disclosure (You know me all too well ;)) These are those preliminary whiteboard/notes.
I did have some other pictures which showed bits and pieces.. but I’m sure you get the gist of it! So what exactly am I saying with this video, with these whiteboards.. with this.. you know, whatever it is I’m doing here. :)
Three things actually. One of the cool things about the VNX is that it provides you with:
- Ease of Use – With simplicity of management using Unisphere, vCenter Integration, Single Pane for all arrays
- Maximum Efficiency – With FAST-VP, You can go Thin, and use the right tier at the right time with auto-tiering
- Consistent Performance – The magic of EFDs, QOS, FAST Cache, Wide-Striping, Consolidate and guarantee SLAs
I know what you’re saying “OMFG CHRISTOPHER, ARE YOU IN MARKETING?” No. And I usually stand by that, because I get things done ;). Yes, I intentionally chose fitting points which happen to coincide with the acronym EMC, you know why? Because for one thing it’s easier to remember. :) Not to mention, things should truly be easy to work with, and enjoyable; all the while providing an accurate picture of the story at hand!
Look forward to some future series where I actually go into the guts of the system and show you (from my perspective) the how’s and the why’s of these things [Time permitting ofcourse ;)]
So, for now, I leave you with this video. Take it with a grain of salt, it IS a first-draft cutting room floor version. As soon as I get my new mbp (April 1st?!) You should see some far better *Perhaps Annoying* videos coming from me ;)
And I know that some of you love me in videos sometimes… so for those of you who want to see me unplugged in an off-the-cuff impromptu interview (No, I’m not drunk), here is the infamous “I’m CXI, I’m from the Internets!” video!
I hope you enjoyed that. Now, I’d love to hear your feedback. Where you say “Wow, I never thought of it that way” Or, “OMG You’re a total tool!” Yea, I’m game for either of those – Whatever you have to offer up, constructive or otherwise!
Oh, and I also submitted this for an internal contest (Which if I win.. will give me a sweet wrap-around terrace suite at EMC World [Yes, you can all come hang out in my room ;)] So, support away in every way possible! :)
Watch this space for more stupidity, err I mean great content in the future!