first_imgLoad remaining images For Mikey Carubba’s birthday on 7/28/16, the Turkuaz drummer called on a number of talented friends to join the party, resulting in a dream superjam lineup. The full roster included Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy), Steve Watkins (Allen Stone, Juno What), Nate Edgar (Nth Power), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), The Turkuaz horns (Chris Brouwers, Greg Sanderson, and Josh Schwartz), Scott Flynn (formerly Pretty Lights Live Band), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garrett (Turkuaz), Chuck Jones (Dopapod), Taylor Shell (Turkuaz), Fro (RAQ), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), and Isaac Teel (Tauk).The incredible supergroup threw down on a diverse setlist featuring renditions of everything from the Allman Brothers to Alanis Morissette. It was clear that the bandmembers were comfortable with one another, sharing a special chemistry and cultivating a family vibe on stage. Mikey was in his element for his birthday rager, going head to head with the masterful Sput. “Jessica” was undoubtedly a highlight, the familiar melody getting everyone in the groove. Shira’s powerful pipes absolutely tore the house down on tracks like “You Oughta Know” and “Midnight in Harlem”, bringing chills to the audience. Steve Watkins, dubbed “Swatkins” by Mikey, stunned the crowd on the talkbox and keys. All in all, the combination of these talented individuals was nothing short of explosive.Enjoy the entire show below, thanks to taper Matt Moricle, as well as fan-shot video footage of Stevie Wonder’s “As” by Dan Purdom.Setlist: Mikey Carubba’s Bday Bash – 7/28/16 – The Hall at MP in Brooklyn, NYSet 1: Intro, Sput Vs Carubba Duet, Band Introductions, One Way Out [1], Jessica [1], Squarefoot [2], Cry Me A River [3], You Oughta Know [4], Things I Do For You [5], Another Star [13]Set 2: Intro, Midnight In Harlem [6], Got to Give It Up [7], Philly [8], No One Knows [9], Hood Politics Interlude [8], It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World [11][12], As [13][1] The Allman Brothers Band[2] Rutter[3] Ella Fitzgerald[4] Alanis Morissette[5] Jackson 5[6] Tedeski Trucks Band[7] Marvin Gaye[8] Danny Mayer Trio[9] Queens of the Stone Age[10] Kendrick Lamar[11] James Brown[12] contained an Alicia Keys tease[13] Stevie WonderPhotos by Bahram Foroughi:last_img read more

first_imgAs customers and the IT industry convene in Barcelona at Cisco Live this week, I think about our relationship with Cisco that spawned an incredibly significant industry almost a decade ago.Back in 2009, Dell EMC and Cisco established a unified vision for the modern data center. Our goal was to simplify IT infrastructure adoption and management to enable IT operations teams to focus on delivering new services to help their businesses drive competitive advantage and new revenue. This vision eventually led to today’s Dell EMC VxBlock, a first-of-its-kind converged infrastructure system.VxBlock Systems are built on Cisco UCS servers, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco MDS switches, Dell EMC storage and data protection devices, and VMware vSphere hypervisor. According to a recent IDC survey, VxBlock Systems require 66% less operational effort than traditional systems, speed the application development lifecycle by 34%, and pay for themselves in an average of only eight months.¹We call these outcomes the “turnkey engineered system experience,” in large part, due to another innovation: the Release Certification Matrix for life cycle assurance. Today, the “RCM” regularly provides VxBlock users with pre-validated, interoperable firmware and hypervisor releases and patches for the entire technology stack. This eliminates hundreds of hours of tedious, risky operations that other technology stacks pose.2Continuing to innovate and to collaborate with Cisco, we extended the VxBlock turnkey experience to the entire data center with Vscale Architecture.With Vscale Architecture, shared resource pools of Cisco compute, Dell EMC storage and data protection are connected through the Vscale Fabric, which is a software-defined Cisco spine-leaf network. These “logical” converged systems are managed, supported and sustained with the same low OpEx, high availability and agility as a VxBlock System. Customers, such as Inovalon3, say that Vscale has created operational efficiencies enterprise-wide, beyond the scale of a single converged system.Building on nearly a decade of No. 1 leadership in converged infrastructure sales, we’ve collaborated with Cisco to continue making strides in our journey to the modern data center with the addition of new hardware and software that has made our converged infrastructure portfolio even stronger, faster, more powerful and more automated.Next Generation Cisco Compute for VxBlock SystemsOur family of VxBlock Systems (the 350, 540 and 740 models) now supports the powerful Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Servers. With the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, more cores per socket, up to 3TB of memory, and 24 DIMM slots, the M5 servers boost performance for compute-intensive workloads like virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), web infrastructure and enterprise applications such as Oracle and SAP HANA. With the B200 M5 server, you can consolidate virtual servers at higher ratios with increased performance, capacity and throughput while utilizing a smaller, half-width form factor for increased space savings.The added performance, memory footprint, I/O, and on-board storage of the UCS B200 M5 Blade Server offers additional OpEx savings with fewer servers to procure, power and cool, maintain, warranty, and purchase. Customers will be able to mix both M5 and previously supported M4 blades in VxBlock Systems, giving them more technology choice and investment protection.Enhanced Cisco Software for Intent-Based Networking with VscaleThe Vscale Architecture supports all three pillars of Cisco intent-based networking. This is a substantial benefit for any organization struggling to maintain a consistent network and security policy as their data centers grow to enormous capacity to support thousands of applications.The three pillars of intent-based networking are Cisco ACI, Tetration and Network Assurance Engine software. Together, they let you express your intent by writing policies about connectivity and security. The intent might be, “Keep the dev and prod environments separate,” “Quarantine all servers and VMs affected by the ABC attack” or “maintain certain configurations to assure specific performance and availability levels for applications XYZ.” The software translates this intent to configuration commands and continuously monitors all traffic flows and verifies all ACI and Nexus configurations to ensure that your intent is being met.As long-time partners, Dell EMC and Cisco are both excited about the many use cases and endless possibilities that intent-based networking offers our Vscale customers:“Together, Dell EMC and Cisco are deploying Vscale with ACI and Tetration to simplify and secure data center operations for some of the largest financial and transportation companies in the world.” said Roland Acra, SVP and GM for Cisco’s Data Center Networking. “We look forward to working with Dell EMC to deliver network assurance along with our industry leading network automation and analytics, to enable these IT operators to shift from being reactive to proactive and to be confident their networks are always operating coherently and as intended.” If you’re attending Cisco Live EMEA in Barcelona, please stop by our booth G13 and meet our experts. We’d love to speak with you about how VxBlock, Vscale, and Cisco intent-based networking make data centers simpler to manage so that IT experts can deliver more value for the business.###¹ IDC, The Business Value of Modernizing Mission-Critical Applications with Dell EMC VxBlock Systems, October 20172 ESG, Simplifying IT Infrastructure Upgrades with Dell EMC Converged Infrastructures Systems and Vision Intelligent Operations Software. January 2017³ Inovalon Dell EMC Vscale Architecture Case Studylast_img read more