Dell EMC At Storage Field Day (SFD) 19 – Automation

We are investing a LOT where it comes to automation & containers integration across our storage products, as such, we gave a few sessions, as part of Storage Field Day 19 in Santa Clara, CA on January 23, 2020

The Evolution of Applications and the Need for Better Tools with Dell EMC

Paul Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, and Audrius Stripeikis, Product Manager, present DevOps for storage with Dell EMC. As one of the leading IT infrastructure providers, Dell Technologies is at the forefront of the pressures that technology and economy put on application environments inside and outside the datacenter. In this video, the presenters review the role changes that affect personnel and the new use cases appearing for both developers and administrators. They also show how automation tools improve speed and productivity.

Power Tools and Enablers for Dell EMC Storage – for Programmers

Paul Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, and Audrius Stripeikis, Product Manager, present “power tools” for programmers interacting with Dell EMC storage. Dell Technologies has chosen tools for programmers and administrators to provide capabilities and consistency for using Dell EMC storage products in modern application environments. Programmatic interfaces are the historical mechanism for implementing infrastructure automation and the foundation that lets Dell EMC storage products participate in modern automation frameworks. All Dell EMC storage products support APIs for automation.


Dell EMC Ansible Overview and Demonstration

Paul Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, and Audrius Stripeikis, Product Manager, demonstrate DevOps automation in Ansible with Dell EMC. The presenters describe the need for Ansible core concepts, available modules, and architecture, including success stories. They then demonstrate one-click Dell EMC PowerMAX provisioning.


Dell EMC Storage Integration with VMware vRealize Suite

Paul Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, and Audrius Stripeikis, Product Manager, show how Dell EMC integrates with the VMware vRealize suite. The presenters describe the need for VRO and the core concepts of integration, including architecture and success stories.

Kubernetes for Dell EMC Storage Introduction and Demo

Paul Martin, Senior Principal Engineer, and Audrius Stripeikis, Product Manager, demonstrate Kubernetes integration with Dell EMC storage products. The presenters describe persistent storage for Kubernetes, CSI concepts and choices, architectures, and persistent storage challenges. They then demonstrate integration with PowerMAX persistent storage. Finally, they discuss how Dell EMC embraces open access and community support for developer and automation tools for storage.

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