While all the keynotes were excellent, the one that I thought really stood out came from the EMC IT organization. Sanjay Mirchandani and his team did an excellent job of bridging the gap between theory and practice while adding a healthy dose of pragmatism to the whole private cloud discussion.
Their team also did yeoman's duty manning a booth on the floor and meeting with literally dozens and dozens of customers during the show.
They weren't really there to sell anything, just to share their experiences openly and honestly as one IT team to another.In this post, I wanted to share the presentation along with my own personal commentary. If you'd like to see the presentation as a video (complete with a few very cool demos), check this out. There's also a download link for the complete set of slides I'm using here.