Realizing Dell EMC World 2017 Is Just A Week Away!

first_imgWe’re just one week away from the biggest event of the year for Dell EMC and I am blown away by the previews I’ve seen. While I can’t give away all of our secrets, I can share some of the things I’m looking forward to the most.First and foremost, I’m excited to speak with our customers and partners. They’re the reason we do what we do. Being able to talk to them, get real feedback, understand their challenges, concerns and goals helps us develop products and solutions and drives our business.Dell EMC World is the only time there are this many of our customers in one place. We aren’t passing up the opportunity to learn from you.Blueprint SolutionsA key component of the Converged Platforms and Solutions booth (#872) is our Blueprint Solutions, from our Ready Node, Ready Bundle and our Ready Systems solution offerings. We truly believe that these solutions are game changers with how we solve some of the toughest challenges for every customer and workload, from HPC, Business Appliances, Software Defined, Data Analytics and Hybrid Cloud. Blueprint Solutions dramatically reduce cost and risk, freeing resources to accelerate innovation and drive phenomenal business outcomes. I strongly encourage you to stop by the booth and talk to our experts about the way we simplify the process of addressing challenges and realize better business outcomes. Oh, and be sure to challenge your peers in a friendly competition while you’re in our booth.Our PartnersWe wouldn’t be where we are today without our partners, and will be visible everywhere you look at Dell EMC World. These partners are a foundation of our Blueprint Solutions, and as such, the solutions expo will be filled with with booths from our partners. Their presence will be felt throughout the show, whether it be a callout in a keynote, some of our many sessions or on social media.Here are just a few of the sessions I’m looking forward to, but definitely check out the session catalogue for over 450 great sessions.HPC Geekfest! Meet Zenith the Supercomputer & How to Bring HPC into the EnterpriseSAP HANA Made Simple with Validated Solutions & Converged SystemsConverged & Hyper-Converged: What You Need to Know on Database LicensingArchitecture Best Practices for Big Data DeploymentAnd if you want to check out all of our Technology Connect Partners, which I strongly encourage you to do as well, check them out in Booth #1722Virtual PresenceCan’t make it in person, or caught up in your hotel room catching up on emails? Did you know that Dell EMC World is going to have a 24×7 broadcast? You’ll be able to catch myself and many members of the Technology Alliances and Blueprint Solutions team live on Dell EMC World Live. Oh, and you can catch me on The CUBE, the famous live broadcast brought to you by our friends at Wikibon. And last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to follow along with all of the action on Twitter. I’ll be tweeting early and often using the #DellEMCWorld hashtag.But That’s Not It…While we’re extremely excited about everything Dell EMC World, you might have noticed that we’ve had a great presence at Red Hat Summit this week. The open source community is full of potential, and we’re excited to learn, network and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation open source promotes. If you happen to be at Red Hat Summit in Boston, be sure to check out my keynote on Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:45pm ET. And swing by our booth to chat with some of our own experts in Booth #418.And from May 8-11th, Dell EMC will also be at OpenStack Summit to engage and collaborate with some of the best minds in the open source community. Stop by our booth (Booth #A6) to see some fantastic demos and learn more about how we’re working with our partners to help our customers with their open source strategy.last_img read more

Extending Choice, Adding Innovations: New Functionality Announced for Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud at VMworld 2017

first_imgIf you were among the thousands of attendees at VMWorld 2017 in Las Vegas, you probably witnessed the buzz around the latest announcements coming from industry leaders across the spectrum of technologies and Dell EMC was once again made news with the latest announcements featuring our hybrid cloud platforms.If you didn’t get a chance to attend, here is a “one click down” view and perspective on the latest release for Dell EMC’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud – our turnkey platform built for VMware environments.Combining the Power of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud With Hyper-Converged InfrastructureOne of the biggest pieces of news shared at the show was the addition of VxRack SDDC support within Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. As the only turnkey, rack-scale hyper-converged engineered system powered by VMware Cloud Foundation software, VxRack SDDC brings together vSphere, vSAN, and NSX into a natively integrated stack that then delivers the infrastructure foundation upon which Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is built providing one of the fastest and easiest ways to stand up and manage a VMware-based hybrid cloud platform.In addition to adding support for VxRack SDDC, we also extended the capabilities for VxRail-based Enterprise Hybrid Cloud deployments. First announced at Dell EMC World in May 2017, the addition of VxRail appliance support to Enterprise Hybrid Cloud provides smaller enterprises the same business outcomes of a more automated, agile IT service delivery but in a smaller footprint. This infrastructure option is also great for larger enterprises that are getting started with a hybrid cloud operational model.In this release, we added the following for VxRail deployments:Multi-site support (up to 4 vCenters) not only for increased scale, but also as a way of providing application and VM-level disaster recovery using RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines.Expanded accelerated install, which covers now also Modular Add-Ons, such as BaaS and DR with RecoverPoint for VMs.Accelerated upgrade capability to reduce the time required to upgrade the platform while minimizing the complexity and risk of performing manual upgrades.Delivering on Full Platform Lifecycle ManagementOne of the key tenets of Dell EMC’s hybrid cloud platforms is that we do the integration and testing of new versions of software releases as they come out from both Dell EMC, and in the case of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, VMware – showcasing the partnership and collaboration between Dell Technologies strategically aligned businesses. In this release, we updated the core software components including:Updates to core platform software including VMware NSX, vSphere, and updates to the vRealize Suite as well as Dell EMC’s ViPR, Avamar, RecoverPoint for VMs, and CloudLink SecureVM products.Of special note are the new capabilities that Enterprise Hybrid Cloud can also leverage through the latest VMware vRealize Automation release (7.3). These include:Support for Microsoft Azure as a public cloud end pointParameterized blueprints to enhance reusability and reduce sprawlConfiguration Automation Framework via Puppet Enterprise integrationSimpler integration of existing ITSM tools through native integration of ServiceNowHealth Service providing role-based and Tenant access to health dataVMware Admiral Integration supporting collaboration between cloud administrators and development teams for traditional, containerized, and hybrid applicationsWith the continued goal to simplify the journey to a hybrid cloud operating model for our customers, you can quickly see that we are laser focused on providing the latest functionality and innovations into our platforms that will accelerate IT Transformation initiatives for enterprises of all sizes. If you would like to learn more, please visit: read more

PowerEdge VRTX, an Alternate Reality for Your Office

first_imgFor sci-fi fans, the idea of exploring alternate realities is exciting. Who doesn’t want to enter a TARDIS® to travel outside of normal space-time and defined physics? At Dell EMC, our goal to create more scalable, secure and automated IT offices and data centers isn’t a work of fiction.If your current reality includes hardware sprawl and complex management, it may be time for you to travel to the future to see how you can transform your IT environment with the Dell EMC PowerEdge VRTX platform. The PowerEdge VRTX combines compute, storage and networking into a single, modular platform, right-sized and optimized for office environments.You no longer have to worry about an excess of power cords and overflowing hardware. In this reality, the VRTX sits quietly under your desk, making it ideal for remote and branch offices (ROBO) and small and home offices (SOHO). While no dedicated server room is necessary, you can also choose to rack the space-saving VRTX in your data center.Many schools and higher education institutions use the PowerEdge VRTX platform to support education applications and can quickly launch virtual desktops and servers as required. The VRTX is also ideal for a wide variety of workloads including applications that make your business run, online transaction processing, collaboration and web serving. The VRTX can also be combined with optional software to create a shared virtual storage pool. It even enables brewers to source, make and deliver really great, consistent-quality beer!With its scalable business architecture, the PowerEdge VRTX lets you plan for your future without the need for time travel. You can continually adjust your capacity and performance with future-proof compute, storage and networking options. Mix and match the two-socket PowerEdge M640 and four-socket PowerEdge M830 server nodes based on your changing workload requirements.Step into the future with the next-generation features of the PowerEdge M640 including high performance options with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, NVMe drives and improved memory speed. You can easily add 12 x 3.5” or 25 x 2.5” drives within the compact VRTX chassis or connect to MD1200 or MD1220 JBODs externally. Pass-through and 1/10GbE networking options as well as 8 PCIe slots offer further flexibility.If you are storing data and running applications in the cloud, VRTX platform may be an ideal alternative that keeps your data safely stored on premise. Wherever your space travel takes you, next-generation PowerEdge servers help you safeguard data with a cyber-resilient architecture. PowerEdge embedded security can ensure that only valid, signed updates will be applied to your server, preventing unauthorized changes. Should you decide to retire or repurpose your drives, data can be securely erased in minutes.The VRTX is so simple to manage it doesn’t require a dedicated IT staff. The OpenManage portfolio delivers peak efficiency for your VRTX modular infrastructure through intelligent, automated deployment of routine tasks. Combined with the unique agent-free management capabilities of iDRAC, your servers can be administered easily and effectively. EMC Chassis Management Controller (CMC), embedded in PowerEdge VRTX, enables collective or individual management of your servers.Contact your Dell representative to learn more about redefining your current IT office reality with the simplicity of the PowerEdge VRTX platform. We are always keen to hear about your future plans from tackling “Cybermen” to exploring new terrains, so please join us on LinkedIn and Twitter.last_img read more

5G and Me: And the Golden Hour

first_imgWhat is the “Golden Hour”?The Golden Hour is within the first hours of the Stroke or acute CHF or MI. Every minute that the blood flow is not restored in the brain (where it is lost), nearly two million additional nerve cells die. Therefore, it becomes imperative for the patients with stroke to get to necessarily equipped care locations.In this blog we will discuss how 5G technology has a profound effect on the golden hour and how this technology can save lives.Who does Stroke and CHF effect?We just celebrated a grim annual event — the World Stroke Day on 29th October. Combined, Stroke, CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Myocardial Infarctions (MI) are the leading causes of death and disability in the world.A “Stroke” happens when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off — without blood, these brain cells get damaged and perish. Its severity depends on which part of the brain is affected and can affect a person’s mobility, speech, and the ability to think and feel.Congestive Heart Failure and Myocardial Infarction are chronic conditions where the heart operates less efficiently than normal. The circulatory system cannot carry oxygen and other nutrients to the body, causing the heart to stretch or stiffen, causing the kidneys to retain more fluid and salts.Globally, 1 in 4 people over the age of 25 are at risk for stroke during their lifetime In the US, the incidence of and deaths from Heart Disease has increased within the past 10 years (especially in rural areas). It is the No. 1 killer in the US (and almost all other countries in the world):The Current Problem:Since most care is moving away from the hospital and to the home (or remote clinic), Point-of-Care Imaging (PoCI) will become one of the most important diagnostic areas of the future.Even though Head CT (computed tomography) is the standard method to determine stroke and identifies a wide range of abnormalities, ultrasound is slowly becoming the go-to modality for remote imaging, especially for carotid atherosclerosis, especially using Transcranial Color-Doppler imaging (TCDI). Color Doppler imaging is also advantageous for CHF and MI assessment at the point of care.Current ambulance platforms are modern marvels with some of the latest instrumentation on-board. However, from a data perspective, they do not utilize the knowledge and imaging available at their hub locations (usually the hospital). Most current techniques for remote ultrasound (tele-sonography) use asynchronous transmission which have incurred significant transmission delays.Reliability has been a central theme as variable levels of image degradation have been reported, which resulted in reduced sensitivity and specificity. Outcomes including image quality and transmission reliability suggest it may be problematic to transmit real time images from an ambulance. In situations like this, every minute matters so it has to be both accurate and in real time.The Solution 5G Brings:The connected ambulance 5G network slicing concepts were demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain in Feb 2019 by Dell EMC Cork Centre of Excellence (CoE).Network slicing is a type of virtual networking architecture similar to software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) whose goal is software-based network automation. This technology allows the creation of multiple virtual networks on a shared physical infrastructure.There are many algorithms that measure and score Stroke and CHF: Emergency Heart Failure Mortality Risk Grade (EHFMRG), the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS), Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), Los Angeles Pre-hospital Stroke Scale (LAPSS) and Face, Arm, Speech Time Test (FAST), etc.The goal for the future of connected care in emergencies would be to identify the conditions for Stroke, CHF & MI; measure and score at site, predictively collect Electronic Medical Record (EMR) metadata in conjunction with specific image studies via DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) and combine this with the metadata from disease-specific epidemiological studies for that geographic region — all within the “golden hour”. This combinatorial analysis at the “point of care” is the future and can prevent disability and death at scale — especially since not all the ambulance visits are emergencies.Dell Technologies is leading the path on the journey to 5G and partnering with Telcos as their build their networks. We are committed to bringing this technology to the market because we believe in the life-saving capabilities of 5G.  BIBLIOGRAPHY:The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Lifetime Risk of Stroke Collaborators, “Global, Regional, and Country-Specific Lifetime Risks of Stroke, 1990-2016″, NEJM (Dec 2018), US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “Heart Disease and Stroke Maps”, (Last viewed 31Oct2019)Marsh-Feiley G, Eadie L, Wilson P (2018), “Telesonography in emergency medicine: A systematic review.”, PLoS ONE 13(5): e0194840,øtker et al., “The role of point of care ultrasound in prehospital critical care: a systematic review.”, Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, (2018) 26:51, et al. “ABCDE of prehospital ultrasonography: a narrative review.”, Critical Ultrasound J (2018) 10:17, et al., “Imaging modalities to diagnose carotid artery stenosis: progress and prospect.”, BioMed Eng OnLine, (2019) 18:66, et al., “Prehospital stroke diagnostics based on neurological examination and transcranial ultrasound.”, Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014, 6:3, G, et al., “Paramedic and physician perspectives on the potential use of remotely supported prehospital ultrasound.”, Rural and Remote Health 2018; 18: 4574. read more

PowerOne Expands Options with Midrange Storage and More

first_img Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLE This is the third release update to Dell EMC PowerOne since our launch, highlighting our commitment to rapid innovation. And while Dell EMC Unity XT integration is the highlight of this release, I’d like to point out a few of the other ongoing innovations​ now available to users:Realistic elevations in the PowerOne Navigator​Improved progress reporting & logging​Component updates across the storage, compute and networking stacks Session ID: 2021-02-25:c1f5199b7313f80b6a934a87 Player ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Component updates across the full stack give our customers peace of mind, removing the burden of lifecycle management.The introduction of Unity XT midrange storage means that PowerOne expands autonomous operations into a broader range of Dell EMC products and extends infrastructure flexibility. PowerOne with Unity XT enables users to consolidate more workloads, start with a smaller footprint, and lower the cost of entry. Taking advantage of the unique system level management of PowerOne, Unity XT can be declaratively configured through the single system-level GUI or API allowing for integration into existing data center toolsets and a true Infrastructure-as-Code experience. ​At the same time, customers have access to directly control the array, giving them the ability to adopt automation at their pace. Unity XT shines in the following areas:Workload consolidation – As IT leaders look to accommodate growth in the data center, workload consolidation is one of the best ways to reduce silos, gain efficiencies and leverage expensive real estate. The addition of Unity XT midrange storage means customers can run a mix of high performance and low latency workloads in a single automated system. ​Scale and Agility – PowerOne with Unity XT enables customers to start smaller and grow larger and helps administrators provide the right mix of performance and efficiency for use in their data center. ​Lower cost of entry and flexible consumption – The mantra of IT is “do more with less.” PowerOne with Unity XT balances performance, density and cost helping our customers address this with a lower cost of entry and offering pay-as-you-go financial models to convert CAPEX to OPEX.​Stay on the lookout for more innovation this year as we continue to expand the capabilities and use cases of PowerOne.One of the features we probably don’t highlight enough is the ability of PowerOne to offer both operational consistency and flexibility. For users who are ready to adopt infrastructure automation, PowerOne provides a single API to manage most aspects of initialization, day 1 production cluster start-up as well as lifecycle management and expansion. For users who still need granular control of some or all components within the system the element managers of each component are still available for direct login so they can manually set parameters.Dell Technologies has built the infrastructure automation, so you don’t have to. We provide deep integration, writing API hooks into each component (server, storage and networking) ensuring that they are all interoperable. This saves time and money by setting a strategy, identifying and configuring tools and writing thousands of lines of code. And Dell Technologies commitment to maintain and update the code, as well as introduce new technology into the system as it becomes available, ensures that the day 2+ operations are as automated as possible, reducing OPEX and technical debt.Now that Unity XT is part of PowerOne, users can drive adoption and productivity faster without having to learn how to operate and manage a new component. And as part of the consistent operations of PowerOne they can take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency to begin immediately running new workloads.Please take a few minutes to look at the ESG whitepaper or video review below of how PowerOne’s automation features can significantly decrease the manual work typically required to configure, deploy, and administer data center IT architecture.last_img read more