Bringing Simplicity to a Complex World – No Easy Task

Simplicity is a great virtue, but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better. I could not agree more with this quote from the Dutch essayist and pioneer in computing science, Edsger Dijkstra – famous for his works on algorithms from the ‘60s to the ‘80s. For the 30+ years I have been working in the IT industry, I have witnessed that with every new hype comes the promise of a complexity killer whereas, in fact, the new trend often creates more data silos … READ MORE

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Next Frontier of Opportunity for OEMs: Data Protection

Roughly two terabytes of lost data costs organizations nearly $1 million in one year, on average. Imagine if your email provider had a major outage and your last 48 hours of emails were lost. Or your recent radiology scans vanished because the imaging repository crashed at your hospital. Startling statistics Alarming episodes of data loss happen more often than we think, as the annual Global Data Protection Index (GDPI), a survey commissioned by Dell Technologies, reveals. The research, which surveyed 2,200 decision makers from organizations with 250+ employees across 18 countries and 11 industries, reports some … READ MORE

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New Server Hits the Machine-Learning Track

The new Dell EMC DSS 8440 server accelerates machine learning and other compute-intensive workloads with the power of up to 10 GPUs and high-speed I/O with local storage. As high-performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence converge, the trend toward GPU-accelerated computing is shifting into high gear. In a sign of this momentum, the TOP500 organization notes that new GPU-accelerated supercomputers are changing the balance of power on the TOP500 list. This observation came in 2018 when a periodic update to the list found that most of the new flops came from GPUs instead of CPUs.[1] … READ MORE

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Introducing 3rd Party Software Support

Let’s face it, supporting your critical data center infrastructure is hard to do. Knowing which vendor to contact for which problem, remembering all the contact details, websites and more can be confusing and flat-out frustrating. It’s true, most vendors say they will provide “multivendor” support – but the reality is that ultimately you are often the one responsible for engaging with the 3rd party vendor and closing the case. At Dell EMC, we get this and that’s why we have created a new feature called 3rd Party Software Support, which is included with your ProSupport Plus … READ MORE

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Not Just Another G: The Next Generation

This is the second installment in our series Not Just Another G, which provides insight into 5G and what it means to the service provider industry. Missed the first post? Catch up here. The next-generation 5G architecture is built around the realization that different services are consumed differently, and by different types of users. Thus, next-generation mobile access technology must have: A way to define those differences, A way to determine and place constraints so as to meet those differences, and A way to architect access methods that meet the goals of the different services that … READ MORE

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Dell EMC Goes Head-to-Head with Competitors at ISC 2019

ISC pitted the world’s biggest names in HPC against each other in a Vendor Showdown Session — and gave the top nod to Dell EMC’s Jay Boisseau. The annual international supercomputing conference (ISC) is a time when the world’s biggest and best HPC system vendors come together to share their insights in presentations, showcase their latest innovations, and compete for the attention of the industry and its customers. That was certainly the case this year at the ISC 2019 conference in Frankfurt. The approximately 3,500 attendees who made it to the five-day gathering got a look … READ MORE

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Data Protection Strategies for VxRail in a Multi-Cloud World

As customers are facing explosive data growth in their data centers – 163 ZB of data by 2025 – it has become imperative for businesses to protect and manage that data as well. However, data protection in the traditional data center can be inefficient, expensive, complex, and require multiple vendors. Dell EMC’s data protection solutions can simplify these complexities through integration, scalability, and automation to empower data owners with the necessary tools to meet the needs of fast-growing organizations of any size. Colin Durocher, Product Manager from Dell EMC, and KJ Bedard, VxRail Technical Marketing Manager … READ MORE

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What’s It Take to Build a Great HPC Cluster? Ask These Students.

At ISC High Performance 2019, a team sponsored by Dell EMC and other technology leaders took home the top prize in the Student Cluster Competition. The business of building a high-performance computing system and optimizing it for top performance on industry benchmarks may seem like it belongs strictly in the domain of technology experts. But not so, says a team of six South African undergraduate students. This team, affiliated with the South African Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC), took home the gold at a recent international competition that pitted teams of students against each other … READ MORE

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You’re a Technology Company. Now What?

One of the greatest things about product releases and the excitement they draw, is the opportunity to sit down and talk with customers. Yes, customers want to talk to us about what’s new, but more importantly, they want to share incredible stories about their journeys. As you listen to these stories, it becomes crystal clear the “technology knife fights” vendors get into pale in comparison to the economics and business realities these businesses face. Let’s unpack what this means. Digital Transformation – it’s not just a buzzword, it’s the new reality. Every organization in every industry … READ MORE

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Dell EMC Maintains ‘Commanding Market Share Lead’ in HPC Storage

A new report from Intersect360 Research says Dell EMC maintains a commanding market share lead in high-performance storage and is also the leader in total HPC solutions revenue. The worldwide HPC storage market continues to grow, and once again Dell EMC is maintaining a significant market-share lead, according to a new report from Intersect360 Research.[1] “The HPC storage category grew to approximately $5.7 billion worldwide in 2018, up 1.0% from 2017,” Intersect 360 Research notes. “Dell EMC maintained a commanding market share lead, with above-average revenue growth.” Intersect360 Research defines HPC as the use of servers, … READ MORE

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