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March 04, 2008

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Duane

Chuck, just wanted to let you know that I have indeed had the pleasure of talking with Chad and hes been very helpful in the deployment of our NS502. After getting the device installed, we felt as an organization we were kind of left to fend for ourselves with the ISCSI world, but Chad was right there to chat with us and reassure us that we made the right decision in purchasing an EMC device. Chad is kind enough to return my emails and offers indepth explanations of how we can use the NAS device to our benefit. In a competitive storage world (EMC/HP/NETAPP) I can honestly tell you that having a resource like you do in Chad can often make the difference in a companies decision to stay with you or not.

Chad Sakac

Chuck, Duane, you're making me blush (and Duane, it's my pleasure - for me and everyone here, customers make the world)

EMC has an incredible set of infrastructure tools, and toys at our disposal for the VMware-focused world, so my job is easy :-)

Two (and there are thousands) fun examples:

1) did you know that EMC has virtual appliances? Not one, but MANY (including virtual storage arrays you can run on an ESX server!)

2) how much VMware-centric skill do we have? How about 100+ VCP certified folks - in our pre-sales ranks alone, with 50 more being added every few months!

Building the best VMware solutions, helping customers accelerate VMware deployments (because that's good for us, good for VMware, and good for customers - they get their ROI faster) - it's my dream job, and we have a dream team, and dream capabilities.

Chuck Hollis

Chad, we'll get you blogging yet!

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  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit
    @chuckhollis

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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