Well… Recording THIS Chad’s World episode was cool. We wanted to do a mega sneak peek at the next-generation hardware platforms the teams have been working on… We checked with Pat Gelsinger about whether he’d be willing to shine some light on some of the next-gen hardware work – and he said GO FOR IT – just make sure it’s xtreme :-)
The EMC Hardware Engineering team are the unsung heroes as EMC has been transforming to a model of being a software company, and using industry-standard (read x86) hardware.
Bill DePatie heads up this team – and he’s to EMC as “Q” is to James Bond – he’s the man with all the toys :-)
In this episode, we pull the covers off EMC’s next generation hardware. This is the stuff that ultimately MAY (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) show up in future EMC platforms. I can’t believe they let us do this (even with some of it blurred out by EMC legal).
A big THANK YOU to Alex McCullum from Air Worldwide for joining us… He got the ultra-secret tour after we finished doing this, so Alex – remember, ssssshhh :-)
Check it out (and at the end, wait for the “EMC World Bail Fund” process)!
It’s worth restating something I said in this video: these are all engineering prototypes – if/when they show up in shipping products – there’s absolutely no statement on that in here... But, if I were a customer/partner – I would want to see what the engineering teams are up to. And hey, it’s COOL :-)
For some more “behind the scenes” details, read on!