SiT #19 – Catching Chad


Virtual geek Chad Sakac talks SDNs, Oracle’s Xsigo, CloudFoundry and more…

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Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Chad Sakac, Senior Vice President at EMC.

Catching up with Chad

  • New promotion, new responsibilities

Oracle buys Xsigo

  • Oracle PR spins it as Software Defined Networking
  • “Sorry Oracle, Xsigo IS NOT Software Defined Networking”
  • Looks like a reaction to VMware buying Nicira

VMware’s boldest move yet – Nicira

  • This is the advent of virtual networking… with virtual servers combined with vSphere’s storage virtualization… VMware is building the complete virtual stack
  • How does the landscape change now for VMware, EMC and their competitors?
  • Enterprise deployment of SDN’s
  • How does EMC and VMware keep the VMware lovefest going?

Big changes at EMC and VMware

  • EMC’s President Pat Gelsinger is now the CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is Vice Chairman at EMC
  • How does Pat manage VMware’s ecosystem partners having come directly from EMC?

What’s next for CloudFoundry?