Lenovo & DataCore Software Defined Storage Explained – Podcast Episode 286
In episode 286, Douglas Brown interviews Carlos Carreras, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at DataCore Software, Don Frame, Lenovo Data Center Group Brand Director, and Patrick Oliveri, Lenovo North America Storage Product Manager, Data Center Group. Together we discuss the DataCore / Lenovo partnership and their joint offering, the Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered by DataCore, along with the who, what, why, and how. Really wonderful conversation on what can be done with Lenovo and DataCore Software.
About Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered by DataCore
As data growth continues to outpace IT budgets, you need a brand new approach to storage. The Lenovo Storage DX8200D powered by DataCore appliance allows you to architect block and file storage for faster performance while simplifying operations. This validated, turnkey solution provides easy scalability and single pane management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems—without trade-offs in availability, reliability or functionality. Lenovo’s global leadership and innovation includes industry-leading reliability and world-class performance for business-critical applications and cloud deployments. You can directly obtain a single point of contact for 24/7 technical assistance from Lenovo’s support organization, which is rated #1 for overall x86 server customer satisfaction.
Learn more about DataCore Software here: http://www.datacore.com/
About Carlos Carreras, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at DataCore Software
Carlos Carreras drives worldwide alliances, business development and OEM strategies to increase DataCore’s market presence.
Carreras brings over fifteen years of executive level sales expertise to DataCore. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Carreras served as Vice President of Americas Sales at DataCore. Prior to DataCore, he was general manager of Latin America at Vignette, where he developed and executed Vignette’s expansion into Latin America cultivating key relationships with customers and strategic partners, resulting in significant revenue growth in the region. Prior to Vignette, Mr. Carreras served in a variety of management and executive positions at IBM including Vice President, Storage Systems Sales, Americas, where he was responsible for sales, channel development, support and marketing of IBM’s Storage Solutions across a multi-billion dollar territory encompassing the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America.
About Don Frame, Data Center Group (DCG) Brand Director, Lenovo North America
As Lenovo moves from integration of the x86 server line purchase from IBM, Don Frame is responsible for leading product marketing and management to drive Lenovo’s enterprise products business into the future of the Data Center. He’s leveraging over 20 years’ experience in product development, technical marketing and product training to make sure Lenovo channel partners find success and to establish Lenovo as the #1 trusted Data Center advisor to customers.
About Patrick Oliveri, North America Storage Product Manager, Data Center Group (DCG), Lenovo North America
As Lenovo expands its global DCG footprint, Patrick Oliveri is specifically responsible for defining and supporting the DCG Storage Products in North America. With over 20 years experieince in the tech industry, Patrick brings a wealth of Data Center product knowledge and experience to help make sure that Lenovo channel partners find success and to also establish Lenovo as the #1 trusted Data Center advisor to customers.
About Douglas A. Brown
Douglas Brown is the Founder and President of DABCC, Inc. Doug has more than 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies and markets. DABCC is the first and most visited website dedicated to all elements of virtualization and features news and resources.
Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, “Methodology in a Box”, which has more than a million users. Additionally, his peers and management at Citrix named Doug Systems Engineer of the Year in 2002. From 2005 to 2016, Doug was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation for his contributions to the industry. He has also been acknowledged with the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and VMware vEXPERT awards for his continued support in the IT community. Doug speaks at leading industry events and has been a prolific author over the past 20 years.
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