#83: Dell EMC World 2017 Day 1 with Gaurav Chand

first_imgDell EMC The Source Podcast #83: Dell EMC World 2017 Day 1 with Gaurav ChandSPECIAL REPORT: Dell EMC World 2017 day 1. After this morning’s Realize Your Digital Future Keynote featuring Michael Dell, David Goulden and David Blaine, I had the privilege to sit down with the Gaurav Chand (@gcatdell) Senior VP Dell EMC Global Solutions.We talked Dell Technologies and enabling transformation, Digital, IT, Security, Workforce all connected via the Internet of Things.Be sure to follow #DellEMCWorld and catch the Keynote sessions live at www.DellEMCWorld.com/Live.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)The Source Podcast: Episode #83: Dell EMC World 2017 Day 1 with Gaurav ChandAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_83_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

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Inspired by OEM Customers, Dell EMC is First to Market with 1U Rack Workstation

first_imgIn my book, delivering a great customer experience is all about listening and responding. You’re never done and dusted – you have to keep your ears wide open and stay tuned as each customer’s needs keep evolving.For example, some of our OEM customers told us that while they loved the power of our Precision 7920, a 2U rack, dual-socket platform was often more than they needed in terms of performance, scalability and price. Bottom line, they felt that they were paying for functionality they didn’t always need. Size matters for OEM customersSize also matters. Unlike Texas, where bigger is usually better, OEM customers need small form factor products without compromising on performance. Why? Well, they put these systems in seriously tight spots that an IT team in a data center would never dream of. And so, in direct response to OEM customer demand, we decided to design a 1U shorter-depth, rack workstation product.Welcome the Dell Precision 3930Fast forward to today and we’re delighted to welcome the brand new Dell Precision 3930 – the first 1U rack workstation available in the market from a tier one vendor, offering the reassurance of data center security and cloud access with affordable price/performance!Inspired by our OEM customers, this now forms part of the standard Dell EMC workstation product portfolio. And we know from initial reactions, our OEM customers just love the Dell Precision 3930 as it has been designed with them in mind.Ideal for tight rack environmentsAs the saying goes, the best of goods come in small packages. Powered by the 8th generation Intel Core and Xeon E3 processor, the Dell Precision 3930 comes in at 22” versus the standard 24”depth rack.This is ideal for tight rack OEM environments. Picture a control workstation for failure analysis in an industrial automation setting, a robotics control station on a manufacturing floor or a sports stadium, running a video surveillance system. The Dell Precision 3930 fits all these use cases. And of course as it’s a 1U design, it’s perfect for small compute manufacturing solutions.Some don’t mind it hot!On selected configurations, the Precision 3930 can comfortably cope with extended operating temperatures of up to 45C. This means that the product can be put to work where the work is actually happening, say the hot factory floor versus needing to be set aside in a cooled data center. And of course, optional dust filters are available for extra tough environments.Optional redundant power supply for failoverTypically, optional redundant 550W power supply units are provided on servers but not on client products. The Precision 3930 bucks that trend by offering an optional redundant power supply.Each power supply unit is capable of powering the entire workstation. In the event of failure, you have the reassurance of knowing that the second power supply will automatically kick in to keep the workstation operating without any interruption. The switch over is completely seamless.Important for the OEM customer experienceThis reassurance is especially important for situations where failure is not an option. Think about it. You certainly don’t want a power failure in a situation where a doctor is performing a cancer diagnostics scan for a patient.Support for double-wide, higher-end graphics & remote power switchSo, what else does this little beauty have up her sleeve? Despite its compact size, you can also enjoy higher-end graphics as the 3930 supports double-wide GPUs. Again, this is especially important for our Medical and Healthcare-focused OEMs. Meanwhile a remote power switch is ideal when the 3930 is embedded in an Industrial Automation or Medical Diagnostics solution or kiosk.Client OS rack workstationIn the past, some of our OEM customers have purchased a 1U rack mount server and would then re-engineer it to support a non-Dell supported Client OS. If you’re in this category, the good news is that you now have a cost-effective workstation solution that perfectly fits your needs.Long-life product cyclesFinally, we know from experience that our OEM customers value stable product platforms. With our OEM XL program, we guarantee that there will be no change to the processor, CPU or motherboard part number of the 3930 XL for the life of the platform. And because we understand that qualifying, testing and certifying your next generation solution takes time, we provide an extended transition period of 18 months from the launch of new, next generation platforms. You also get a minimum of three months’ notice on changes to secondary components, like graphics cards and hard drives.Focus on innovation and not technology churnThis stability allows you the time and space to focus on new innovations versus dealing with certification and constant hardware churn. Thanks to this long-term product roadmap, you can also plan and allocate your budget more effectively.Perfect solution for OEMsIn summary, I believe that the Dell Precision 3930 is the perfect product for OEMs that either require off-the-shelf, rack-based compute devices for solution integration, kiosks or space constrained designs or alternatively need small compute power with the support of a double wide graphics card, extended operating temperature and long life-cycles.OEMs – this product is for you! Keep telling us what you need – we’re listening.What’s your reaction to the Precision 3930? I would love to hear your comments and questions.To learn more about Dell EMC OEM, visit: https://www.dellemc.com/en-us/oem/index2.htmKeep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @ronatdell and @DellEMCOEM, and join our LinkedIn OEM & Iot Solutions Showcase page here.last_img read more

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Data Domain Cloud Tier. The Right Choice for Long Term Retention

first_imgThe Data Domain Family has been the number one choice when it comes to the Purpose Built Backup Appliance market. Data Domain provides best in class deduplication and scale for your data protection needs, including the ability to tier data to the cloud of your choice via Data Domain Cloud Tier. With Data Domain Cloud Tier you can send your data directly from the DD appliance to any of the validated and supported cloud object storage providers; public, private or hybrid for long-term retention needs.Data Domain Cloud Tier (DD Cloud Tier) is a function of the Data Domain storage appliance itself. With DD Cloud Tier, Data Domain can natively tier deduplicated data to the cloud. No separate cloud gateway or virtual appliance is required. Data is sent directly from the Data Domain system to the cloud with seamless management through Data Domain Management Center where the data movement policy is managed.Data Domain Cloud Tier can scale up to 2x the max capacity of the active tier, increasing the overall Data Domain system scalabilty by up to 3x. For example, the DD9800 scales up to 1PB of usable capacity on the active tier, therefore the cloud tier can support up to 2PB of usable capacity.  Factoring in Data Domain’s deduplication ratios, this results in up to 100PB of logical capacity being efficiently protected in the cloud and overall 150PB of logical capacity being managed by a single Data Domain system.When it comes to offloading data into the cloud there are a ton of questions that come up with regards to security. Don’t worry, DD Cloud Tier supports DD Encryption to ensure data being sent to the cloud remains secure. Customers have the option to leverage DD Encryption to encrypt all data on the Data Domain system or encrypt just the data being stored in the cloud tier.To help manage your data both on-prem and in the cloud Data Domain Management Center, DD MC, can provide key insights into your backup environment. DDMC provides health and capacity reporting as well as a full system view of your DD Cloud Tier. DDMC also gives you visibility into how your data is distributed over multiple clouds; available space, total capacity per provider and on-prem.Data Domain Cloud Tier is a great complement to your Data Domain appliance. Data Domain Cloud Tier extends deduplication to the cloud of your choice while freeing up space on your local appliance. To learn more about Data Domain Cloud Tier check out our video. To see Data Domain Cloud Tier in action here is a quick demo. If you have further questions about what Data Domain Cloud Tier can do for you please speak with your sales representative.last_img read more

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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt PowerOne for SAP S/4HANA

first_imgAs the head of our Business Applications Solutions engineering team for Dell EMC, I make it a point to talk with our customers about moving to SAP S/4HANA.Many of our customers have migrated at least one of their SAP systems to SAP S/4HANA, but it’s usually limited to the set of system roles like sandbox, test, or dev. So, what’s keeping them from tackling mission-critical workloads that help run the business, like Finance, HR and Manufacturing?Two things: complexity and risk. Every one of our customers has plans for modernizing their IT infrastructure, but they don’t always know how to get there. When it comes to mission-critical apps, most of our customers are also evaluating hybrid cloud options.We recently announced Dell EMC PowerOne, a new autonomous infrastructure system designed to simplify and automate IT operations across Dell EMC compute, storage, and networking. This all-in-one system has a built-in automation engine designed to be the automation control plane that delivers VMware infrastructure and removes the burden of building, maintaining, and supporting the infrastructure. This will allow our customers to focus on their business.In simple terms, PowerOne gets customers up and running faster, automating thousands of tasks (like deploying, expanding and repurposing resources) and doing it all through an integrated GUI or a single API. As I considered this level of infrastructure automation and its ability to truly manage the entire system as Infrastructure as Code, I realized that PowerOne provides an SAP-certified best-of-breed performance platform for SAP landscape consolidation. This platform helps you prepare and chart a clear migration path for SAP applications to HANA and to S4/HANA.Here’s five examples of what you can achieve and why with PowerOne:Modernize the core. Move from SAP ERP to SAP S/4HANA while upgrading to the PowerOne all-in-one system with automation to easily configure and deploy your infrastructure.PowerOne delivers compute, networking, and storage in a converged infrastructure solution to reduce the time it takes to adopt a modern SAP infrastructure for both physical and virtual environments.Businesses running SAP on industry-standard VMware vSphere can spin up VMware clusters in just a few clicks. Consider cloning a system and migrating it into a new cluster without taxing a specialist or going through your ticketing system.With this in place, SAP Admins can more easily manage and expand the SAP infrastructure by using standardized API integration at the PowerOne system level. Lower TCO for SAP landscapes. PowerOne provides massive SAP landscape consolidation opportunities for all your SAP instances, both production and non-production, as well as other workloads. It delivers consistent performance at scale for highly virtualized SAP landscapes and effortlessly handles high random reads and writes. You can take advantage of the new flexible consumption options available with Dell Technologies On Demand.Get a jump start with hybrid-cloud. PowerOne is available as a validated design for the Dell Technologies Cloud, so you can begin to simplify your cloud experience. In the future, it will be integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation.Simplify and protect SAP landscapes. Make SAP maintenance easier by automating the management of SAP systems and their copies and refreshes using Dell EMC’s integration software, Enterprise Storage Integrator, with SAP’s Management GUI, SAP Landscape Management, ESI for SAP LaMa. You can automate the copy and refresh process and create backups faster with smaller data footprints for large SAP landscapes.When managing the move to SAP S/4HANA, IT organizations want the best time to value available on the market. Adopting PowerOne modernizes the core and sets you up for a future transition to the cloud.For a more detailed look at PowerOne visit Dell EMC PowerOne Autonomous Infrastructure and ESG First Look.Also check out all of our SAP Solution documentation, blogs, and demos here. We will be posting more content related to SAP on PowerOne as we build out our solutions in the lab. Fast track your implementation with SAP HANA Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI). All PowerOne components are SAP HANA certified, including Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, and PowerMax storage.Dell EMC PowerEdge servers use the latest Intel processors to maximize application performance and SAP Application Performance Standard (SAPS) values, which are proven by the many “best-of” published SAP sales and distribution (SD) two-tier benchmark results.The highly intelligent PowerMax array is designed to meet the storage capacity and performance requirements of an all-flash enterprise data center. It delivers advanced storage technologies, featuring many data services and provides mission critical availability with SRDF for your SAP productions systems. PowerMax offers great scalability and can support up to 162 HANA productions nodes. PowerMax service levels can protect production performance from other workloads, allowing SAP customers to separate applications and databases based on performance requirements and business criticality.last_img read more

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