EMC World, the annual extravaganza of data storage giant EMC (NYSE: EMC), is now behind us for another year. So what lasting impressions were we left with? Here are our top 10 observations from two days of product demos, keynotes and hallway conversations:
1. All Cloud, All the Time
The first one is no surprise to anyone who has followed the storage networking
market leader: EMC is going all out for the cloud. Everything at the show was about "your journey to the private cloud." Even panels had this slant, such as security in the cloud. Attendees were given light blue t-shirts with puffy white clouds. Everything was given a cloud spin.
"Despite all the Kool-Aid, private clouds are in your future," said Greg Schulz, an analyst with StorageIO Group. "Don't be scared of it, but look before you leap."