Baker’s Half Dozen — Special Edition

If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet Matt using #BakersHalfDozen. Amidst this time of social distancing and WFH, we created a quick Special Edition of the #BakersHalfDozen. We talk about virtual coffee breaks, barking dogs, and digital makeup. Be safe and be good to one another! Episode Special Edition Show Notes: Item 1: Impact of WFH Item 1.5: Kids & Pets welcome!

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Think HPC Shops Just Have Supercomputers? Think Again

From supporting AI workloads to providing access to hybrid cloud services, today’s HPC shops are expanding the definition of high performance computing. For IT shops focused on delivering high performance computing services, the pace of evolution has accelerated in recent years. It’s in high gear as HPC shops have taken on roles and responsibilities that go far beyond the operation of supercomputers for limited numbers of scientists and engineers. In this new data era, many HPC shops now function as multi-cluster, multi-cloud HPC and AI operations. Versatility is the road here, as HPC shops expand into … READ MORE

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Dell Technologies Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for HCI

Dell Technologies is pleased to announce that thanks to our fantastic customers, Dell EMC HCI has been recognized as a March 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). There is nothing more important to us than our customers, and so our team understandably takes great pride in this distinction. In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.” To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria … READ MORE

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Who’s Holding Your Data Wallet?

The volume of data created by today’s enterprise workloads continues to grow exponentially. Data growth combined with advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and containerized application platforms, creates a real challenge supporting critical business requirements. This can really place heavy demand on your infrastructure. Adaptability and agility means having the right resources to service ever changing needs. Performing at scale while keeping up with data growth to deliver business critical outcomes comes from a well architected solution that comprehends all the functional ingredients: networking, storage, compute, virtualization, automated lifecycle management, and most importantly the applications. It … READ MORE

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Building One of the World’s First MEC Solutions

While Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) is not dependent on 5G, and 5G is not dependent on MEC, there are clear synergies between the 5G architecture enabling decentralized deployment and MEC enabling new services and experiences. MEC will be a key enabler of future growth for telecoms operators as they roll out 5G services in the next few years. Although the discussion on edge computing is clouded by hype and at times misinformation, we are starting to see real examples of edge computing being used across industries. Mobile operators globally are building MEC sites – both in … READ MORE

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Unlock the Power of Your Data with New Dell Technologies AI Solutions

Artificial intelligence will have a transformative impact on our world, and it’s only just the beginning. At Dell Technologies, we’re helping our customers simplify and drive data science and AI initiatives that can deliver valuable insights, automation and intelligence to fuel innovation across their IT landscape — from edge locations to core data center and public clouds. With more than 48 percent of CIOs deploying AI this year, it is increasingly becoming a strategic priority for organizations across industries, sizes and geographies. Yet, deploying and managing AI workloads can be complex and time intensive, requiring extensive … READ MORE

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Cloud Confidence: Get It With Dell EMC Cloud Data Protection

Every day, more and more organizations are using various cloud models to drive their digital transformation. The recent Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot shows most actually prefer a cloud-based deployment environment, be it private, public or hybrid, for their newer applications. Dell has responded to that in some exciting ways. While the benefits of a multi-cloud approach are growing, clouds are not immune to costly disruptive events including down time, data loss and cyber-attacks. According to the 2020 Snapshot, down time and data loss were up last year to 82 percent, from 76 … READ MORE

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Bringing Opportunity to OEMs

How OEMS can Unlock New Revenue Streams by Leveraging Software Design and Monetizing Customer Data Thanks to digital transformation, application workload continues to increase exponentially. As an OEM, you and your customers must be multi-cloud ready and capable of connecting as part of a system of intelligent systems. Having an architecture that can handle a massive amount of data is critical to success. In my view, a dual approach is the only way to go. Hyperconvergence integrates multiple system components into a single integrated turnkey solution while a software-defined storage array allows you to leverage a … READ MORE

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Demystifying the Relationship Between On-Premises Storage and Public Cloud

Transitioning to cloud is often depicted as a transition toward simplicity. We are inundated with promises of extreme flexibility, unlimited scale, incremental agility, the ability to leverage a wide range of next-gen applications, and “pay by the drip” consumption. However, many organizations transitioning data and workloads to the cloud are coming to terms with the unpleasant reality of access and egress fees, data gravity, latency, vendor lock-in, and even compliance and control issues. In a recent survey conducted by ESG, 55 percent of storage decision-makers reported moving at least one workload back from public cloud to … READ MORE

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Baker’s Half Dozen — Episode 11

If you’ve got questions about this episode, or a question you’d like Matt to answer in the next episode, comment below or tweet Matt using #BakersHalfDozen. We’re coming in hot! AI predictions, fire, electricity, 99 smartphones & busted keyboards! Episode 11 Show Notes: Item 1: Can A.I. Predict Psychopaths? Item 2: Is A.I. more impactful than fire? Item 3: 99 Smartphones in a wagon Item 4: Cloud repatriation poll Item 5: Why Kubernetes? Item 6: What happens when you press play? Item 6.5: Busted Keyboards!

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