EMC Solutions Insiders is a tool to help enable and educate EMC and Partner field technical pre-sales people.
We were lucky enough to catch up with James Ruddy (@darth_ruddy) with the EMC Office of the CTO.
James created a pretty nice starter kit to help people get up and going with Hadoop on VMware using the new Big Data Extensions and of course the simplest way to attach data nodes with native HDFS on Isilon.
Check out the show page on the EMC Community Network to get more details and links. Additionally you need to go check out the Big Data Blog at EMC.