EMC World Tuesday Keynote – Live Blog

first_img10:45 am PTGelsinger is discussing VCAC to build service catalogs to provision software defined storage or SDS. Gelsinger noted that the hybrid cloud is the future. The on premise spend on private cloud is $2 trillion while off premise clouds is about $44 billion.10:48 am PTNow covering vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). VMware is working closely with EMC to provide this hybrid cloud. 10:55 am PTGelsinger is discussing the Hybrid Cloud. Customers can use the hybrid cloud to modernize their apps and improve their disaster recovery capabilities as well as capacity on demand. VCE will help customers get to their hybrid cloud requirements, we offer plugins into off premise cloud providers. EMC is demonstrating this on site with Vblock Systems at EMC World in their Build a Hybrid Cloud demonstration.10:56 am PTIn essence Gelsinger’s message focused on the tectonic shifts in IT, software-defined data centers and hybrid clouds. 10:58 am PTPaul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal, just took the stage. He’s discussing the move to the third generation platform – specifically the cloud.11:01 am PTMaritz is discussing how analytics are critical for making applications more usable and how Google and Facebook have been able to create innovative platforms by quickly analyzing their customer data.11:03 am PTMaritz looked at Google and Facebook’s ability to take advantage of their data center to drive value to the third generation platform, focusing on scale. Pivotal exists to help enterprises to get to the third generation platforms. They focus on providing scale and speed with large amounts of data. He’ll be giving an update for where Pivotal is on its journey. 11:38 am PTOverall, Pivotal’s demo showed how their software can enable enterprises to automatically deploy complex applications and move them to heterogeneous off premise clouds. 11:09 am PTMartiz noted that Cloud Foundry is the new OS for the cloud. Cloud Foundry is an open source ecosystem to create the OS with broad industry participation. VCE is very involved in the open ecosystems and can run Cloud Foundry on a Vblock System.11:16 am PTCloud Foundry can be used to automate application deployment, and to accelerate enterprise’s journey to the Hybrid Cloud by using vCHS or AWS as the off premise cloud providers. Martiz is covering the big data suite to build a data lake, which is the third generation data base for the cloud. Pivotal wants to store anything and analyze anything in the cloud.11:19 am PTHDFS will be the file system for the data lake.11:20 am PT 10:42 am PTGelsinger is discussing management in the software-defined data center. Management is the interface to enabling speed and agility with control and efficiency. VMware helps do that through automation and management and are building their portfolio to address these challenges for the future. Their platform helps with cloud automation, cloud operations and cloud business. Their mission is to enable IT to deliver IT as a Service. They’re working closely with EMC to bring these three tools together. Yesterday was a terrific opening day of EMC World. The announcements from Joe Tucci, CEO of EMC, and David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, provided new product innovations, including ViPR 2.0, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, and Hybrid Cloud, as well as their acquisition of DSSD. Today I’ll be live blogging the keynotes from Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, and Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal. Stay tuned! Keep refreshing this page for updates. 10:04 am PTJonathan Martin, CMO of EMC, just took the stage on day two of EMC World. They noted that there were more than 15,000 tweets that went out about EMC World – many of which were from VCE!EMC is also providing an update on the EMC Build a Hybrid Cloud – built on Vblock Systems. Make sure you stop by the Build a Hybrid cloud booth in the Solutions Arcade. 10:11 am PTPat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware just took the stage at EMC World, here to discuss the future of IT as software-defined. He noted that the industry is dramatically shifting, where IT budgets are flat and enterprises need to save money for today’s IT while building the future for the mobile cloud world.10:16 am PTThe big shift in 1989 was the rise of the PC as compared to the mini computers, where many enterprises are adopting BYOD to enable their employee’s productivity and agility. And now, hardware defined data centers is shifting to software-defined, this shift to software-defined (software defined data center) will be the next major shift for enterprise IT.10:19 am PTGelsinger is discussing software-defined storage and the disruption to the existing storage market. He notes that the hypervisor opens up new opportunities for  enterprise. He is covering separating the control and data planes in storage and delivering abstracted services using the hypervisor.10:30 am PTToday about 70% of applications are virtualized, but VMware hopes to virtualize 100% of applications in the world.Today Gelsinger is announcing support of Virtualized SAP HANA on vSphere 5.5. VCE has a Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA and is very excited about this new innovation and what it will bring to our customers.10:32 am PTVirtualized HANA should deliver better SLAs, lower TCO, and faster time to market through automated deployments of SAP HANA.10:37 am PT 11:26 am PTPivotal took HDFS from Hadoop and layered on Gemfire and Greenplum to create their data lake software. They redefined the way they license the solution so customers will only have to pay for data that is being worked on and will not have to pay for data at rest. This will also help customers store everything more effectively. Customers can choose run Hadoop and HDFS on Vblock Systems. We’re working closely with Pivotal to provide this solution to our customers.11:29 am PTPivotal is demonstrating how to leverage the third generation platform.last_img read more

What Comes Next in the Infrastructure?

first_img[1] Gartner. Predicts 2014: Big Data (2013, November 20). Full report: https://www.gartner.com/doc/2626815. In the digital economy, the race to deliver superior customer experience has disrupted entire industries, some even overnight. From transportation, to healthcare, to retail, the power to reshape economies is just a few clicks away on our smartphones or tablets. Contending with markets and customer expectations that are changing at a rate that dramatically outpaces their delivery systems has become the new normal for business. This disruption is driving enterprise IT to fundamentally transform itself from being an operations arm to becoming the innovation engine.Through 2017, 25% of big data implementations will fail to deliver business value as a result of performance problems due to inadequate network infrastructure.[1] What many of these organizations probably have in common is a mix of dependence on traditional infrastructure with a cost-center mentality to IT; a “bolt-on” approach to moving to a modernized, software-defined network infrastructure that serves as a transitional fix; and a lack of talent that is versed in modern data center technologies.IT now needs to think, organize and prioritize radically different.  A siloed approach to storage, network, and virtualization, apps, etc., just will not work.An entire generation of enterprise apps that deliver these disruptive business services has also arrived and they are designed to evolve rapidly with daily or weekly releases, scale up and down on-demand and leverage data to help companies make rapid business decisions. This dynamic nature puts tremendous pressure on IT to provide a flexible, secure and massively scalable infrastructure. Thus, IT needs to design and architect a data center that is both agnostic of infrastructure and platform and can deliver on-demand business services on premise, via SaaS or by a hybrid cloud.With next generation converged and hyper-converged infrastructure solutions that are responsive to dynamic workloads, IT will have standardized infrastructure building blocks that are operationally efficient, offer a full range of deployment models  and have powerful management and orchestration software built in, making them scalable, flexible, and fully automated.By moving from a siloed view to a systems view, IT can now quickly, simply and cheaply reallocate resources to focus on driving business innovation. Companies deploying converged infrastructure solutions are already seeing results like 96% less downtime, 71% more efficient data center management, 4.4x faster time to market and ultimately 4.6x more applications deployed a year.CIOs are dealing with an unprecedented amount of complexity in technology choices, security threats and business demands. To meet these needs they are focusing their IT organizations on driving business competitiveness and superior end user experience. They are increasingly looking for simplified infrastructure solutions that protect and run their mission-critical apps, providing flexibility to meet new demands by delivering the right tools for the right apps that ultimately accelerate the pace of innovation — all while dramatically reducing operating costs.As we go forward, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure will continue to deliver all the tools needed to support an application developer in a flexibly configured system – from platforms to environments such as SAP HANA, virtual desktops, big data stacks, and Cloud Foundry PaaS.IT stands at the threshold of even more exciting transformational technologies be it self-driving cars, sensing technologies or even virtual reality experiences. Working closely with our customers and partners, EMC and VCE are committed to delivering the most critical, game-changing, next generation infrastructure solutions that will help make these transformations a reality.last_img read more

New Open Networking Options for HCI

first_imgThe Dell EMC Networking business strategy continues to focus on delivering products that empower customer choice, flexibility and innovation at any scale. Our signature open networking switching products in the data center are the foundation for IT transformation with our enterprise, web and service provider customers worldwide.Today, we continue to lead the industry with the announcement of our latest S4112-ON open networking switches that are purpose-built for hyper-converged and software-defined-storage data center environments.  At one-half the width of standard 1RU switches, these new S4112-ON switches help make efficient use of valuable chassis rack space while still providing high-performance top-of-rack switching within the chassis and fabric connectivity between chassis.These new switches are available in both a S4112F-ON version for 10/25GbE fiber connections and a S4112T-ON version for 10BaseT connections.  There are also multi-rate 100GbE ports available on both offerings that help future-proof your data center for growing storage connectivity demands with each 100GbE port supporting 10/25/50/100GbE speeds.S4112T-ON switch with 12 x 10GbE ports and 3 x 100GbE portsS4112T-ON with 12 x 10GBaseT ports and 3 x 100GbE portsS4112T-ON with 12 x 10GBaseT ports and 3 x 100GbE portsBoth versions of the S4112-ON support the Open Networking Install Environment (ONIE) which gives customers the choice of running Dell EMC Networking OS10 software or approved 3rd party operating systems. The OS10 Enterprise Edition package provides complete layer 2 and layer 3 networking functionality but also allows customers to easily customize the software for different environments. A customer can integrate additional open source capabilities, add 3rd party Linux applications, or develop their own software using standard Linux and DevOps tools.One ideal use case for these new switches would be in a hyper-converged fabric switch configuration running a virtual storage area network. Here either one or two S4112-ON switches (if redundancy is required) can be set up as switches in the storage front end fabric for Dell EMC systems like VxRail, vSAN Ready Nodes or XC hyper-converged systems.Another good use case for the S4112-ON would be as a high-performance, space-efficient iSCSI SAN switch in a rack providing 10GbE or 10BaseT top-of-rack switching for Dell EMC SC-Series, Unity Series, MD-Series or EQL-Series storage platforms, with the ability to easily convert to 25GbE switching connections when needed.Our mission at Dell EMC Networking is to ensure our customers – regardless of size – derive the fullest value out of their networking investments. As such, we will continue to introduce proven end-to-end open networking solutions, comprehensive global services and a vision that sets the pace in a rapidly changing industry. Find out how we can help you and your network.Learn more at www.Dell.com/Networkinglast_img read more

Meet the New Members of the Dell EMC PowerEdge Server Portfolio

first_img* Not available in all countries – please contact your account manager for more information.** The Dell EMC PowerEdge T340 supports up to 14TB. The launch of five new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers presents fantastic opportunities for your business – see how you can use them to help your customers solve their IT challenges…Are you up to speed with this month’s launch of the new exciting Dell EMC PowerEdge servers?The five new servers have all been purpose-designed to help meet organizations’ specific workload needs while also enabling IT Transformation – and there’s something to suit every typical customer segment.There are three brand new Dell EMC PowerEdge rack servers and two tower options for you to now introduce to your prospects and customers:PowerEdge R740xd2PowerEdge R340PowerEdge R240*PowerEdge T340*PowerEdge T140All these new products are now ready to ship – so it’s time for an end-of-year push to make sure all your customers are aware of their capabilities.Introducing our new enterprise content serverThe new Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 is being marketed as ‘the enterprise content server’.  The R740xd2 offers a high-capacity design that is ideal for organizations with data-intensive workloads like media streaming, messaging and software-defined storage (SDS).The PowerEdge R740xd2 was developed to enable your customers to:Respond effectively to data growth;Simplify management across the data center;Help ensure uptime and data security.It offers large internal storage in a 2S/2U rack content server that’s purpose-built to support demanding, data-heavy workloads – everything from streaming media like video surveillance and content delivery networks to Exchange and SDS – all in a high-capacity space-saving design.Built from the ground up to enable IT Transformation and featuring the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 was developed to help enterprises compete in today’s fast-moving business environment.It includes automated intelligence to simplify management and enable rapid deployment of new servers and updates. Automating server administration in this way helps your customers to reduce the time required to manage mid-to-large scale environments.The PowerEdge R740xd2 helps deliver continuous reliability and uptime with enterprise-class drives and integrated security features – so your customers can use it to fortify their server operations.In short, this new server is the perfect choice for customers looking for:Cost-effective, high-capacity storage with two-socket server performanceAutomated administration that’s easy to manage with proactive and predictive support optionsHigh availability features (front-serviceable, hot-swappable drives) and built-in security to help protect critical dataSuperb new single-socket 1U rack solutionsFor organizations seeking single-socket solutions, the two new 1U rack servers now added to the PowerEdge portfolio are great options to start promoting.The Dell EMC PowerEdge R240 is the perfect choice for budget-conscious small businesses and service providers looking for an affordable and simple-to-use dense server that they can rely on for web hosting and remote tasks. Marketed as ‘compute made easy’, it offers your customers affordability, versatility and simplicity.Meanwhile, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R340 is an ideal entry-level option for medium-sized businesses that require an efficient, scalable, dense server to address productivity and maximum uptime. Combining efficiency and scalability with automation, it’s designed to accelerate business growth.Take a look at our new tower options tooThe all-new availability of two impressive tower format servers rounds out the expanded PowerEdge portfolio.The Dell EMC PowerEdge T140 is a great entry-level option for small business owners who need an affordable and simple-to-use server – it’s perfect for file and print management and point of sale activity. This server is specifically designed to support a growing business, making the IT infrastructure easy and worry-free while also keeping data safe and secure.For growing small or medium businesses with remote employees, the PowerEdge T340 provides high availability and storage – making it the ideal choice for collaboration and sharing needs. It enables your customers to run their operations reliably, manage their IT easily and to scale dynamically, so they can grow their business without limits.**These exciting new products are all now RTSThe addition of these new servers to the already impressive Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio presents fantastic opportunities for you and your business.They’re all now RTS – so make sure you get up to speed and explore all the sales opportunities with customers looking for high-capacity and entry-level options.> Discover more – visit the Partner Portallast_img read more

Top-Rated Support Solutions for Your Dell EMC Storage Products

first_imgWe strive to provide our customers with easy access to valuable, proactive support content. In an effort to enable you with relevant support resources with greater speed and efficiency, our Customer Support team has gathered top-rated product support recommendations for some of Dell EMC’s most widely-used storage products. Every month, we publish leading support topics regarding a wide variety of products and provide helpful content on the Dell EMC Community Network (DECN) to enable you to get proactive about troubleshooting common technical challenges. These Top Services Topics include content harvested from popular Knowledge Base articles, DECN product support forum posts, troubleshooting guides, Online Support searches, and more.Where Can You Find Top Services Topics?To locate popular support topics for your storage product, you can search the DECN (search for “Top Services Topics”), visit the Online Support site By Product pages, or reference the list below which reflects all Top Services Topic resources currently available by product. Want to stay updated when new service topics are added for your products? Simply click “Follow” on the Top Services Topic page of your choice and you will be automatically updated via email notification when new topics are published monthly. Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCsupport for daily links to Top Service Topics, as well and product tech tips, troubleshooting advice, product support videos, how-to’s, and more.AppSyncAvamarConnectrixData DomainData Computing Appliance (DCA)Data Protection Advisor (DPA)Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS)NetWorkerPowerPathRecoverPointScaleIOSMARTSSourceOneUnityViPR ControllerViPR SRMVMAXVNX/VNXeVPLEXVxRackVxRailXtremIOlast_img read more

The Role Our Global Supply Chain Plays in Dell’s 2030 Vision

first_imgAlmost one year ago, Dell Technologies introduced the 2030 Progress Made Real goals – reflecting our core purpose as a company to drive human progress and create a positive and lasting impact on humankind and the planet.Progress Made Real has four core goals: advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives with technology, and upholding ethics and privacy. It was a different world a year ago, but changing times do not change our focus. In fact, today’s challenges have only reinforced the enormous difference we can make by simply doing the right thing.The supply chain plays a critical role in Dell Technologies’ vision for progress. We embed sustainability and ethical practices in everything we do. Whether it’s protecting our planet, supporting the well-being of our team members, partners and suppliers, or providing a safe working environment where people can thrive, social and environmental responsibility is a paramount focus for our supply chain. Dell Technologies’ 2019 Supply Chain Sustainability Progress Report highlights this commitment.We are committed to creating a supply chain that values transparency, collaborative leadership, innovation, and empowerment. What are some of the ways we accomplish those goals? By implementing ethical recruitment practices; by utilizing audits and regular training to enhance the health, safety and knowledge of labor rights of our team; and by performing onsite consultations with both factory management and workers at supplier locations to highlight and resolve issues.These efforts are paying off on environmental issues, too. We are reducing our supply chain’s impact on the planet, including by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and partnering with our suppliers to save freshwater. In 2019, over 275,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions were reduced through energy consumption reduction projects at our supplier factories. And our supply chain saved nearly 30 million meters of freshwater and reduced wastewater discharge by 26.2 million meters.The guiding principles of our supply chain have been especially important as we address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the onset of COVID-19, we partnered with the Global Facilities and Environmental, Health and Safety teams to develop preventative safety protocols across all Dell Technologies sites. We are also partnering with suppliers to do the same for their facilities. These safety protocols were implemented early to protect our on-site heroes working tirelessly to keep technology flowing for the world in need.The bottom line: Our supply chain plays a vital role in making Dell Technologies’ 2030 Progress Made Real vision a reality.last_img read more

‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44

first_img“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with cancer. His spokesman confirmed Diamond’s death. He was 44. Diamond, best known for playing Screech on the hit ’90s sitcom, was hospitalized last month in Florida and his team disclosed later he had cancer. “Saved by the Bell” aired from 1989 to 1993, and its related shows included “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” which Diamond starred in. He starred in a handful of reality television series including the 5th season of “Celebrity Fit Club,” “The Weakest Link” and “Celebrity Boxing 2.”last_img read more