Workload Mobility And Data ProtectionEnd User Computing SolutionsVCE Vision Intelligent OperationsOrchestration and Automation SolutionsVirtualize Business Application with VCEVCE Services, Support, Training and PartnersLastly, we’ll see the return of our Twitter contest, where you can win a Vblock building kit! Attendees only need to build a mini figure and tweet a picture with the mini figure, Vblock, and #VblocksRock!We hope to see you there! VCE is excited to “Defy Convention” at VMware’s 10th annual VMworld in San Francisco next week. VMware is pulling out all the stops – impressive sessions on next-gen IT from Pat Gelsinger, VMware’s CEO, and Carl Eschenbach, VMware’s President and COO, opportunities to learn more about software-defined data centers (SDCCs), network virtualization, log data, fantastic musical entertainment from Imagine Dragons and Train and more.We at VCE also have a packed VMworld program – VCE panel and session presentations, booth demonstrations, and prize giveaways, including the iPad Mini and gift cards. Besides catching up with the VCE crew at booth 1015, you won’t want to miss VCE’s chief technology officer Trey Layton on the Virtualization and Converged Infrastructure Solutions panel on August 26 from 5:00-6:30 pm PT. Trey will share the stage with IBM, HP, Dell and Lenovo to discuss converged infrastructures – tweet #Vblocksrock to help represent VCE on stage!VCE’s Jeramiah Dooley will be speaking at VMworld, discussing: “The SDDC Depends Upon Hardware: Building Mission Critical Converged Infrastructure with Vblock Systems.” He’ll highlight how VCE has made the Vblock Systems a preferred foundation for mission critical enterprise applications on SDDCs. Attendees can catch his presentation at two times:Virtualization and Cloud Management Track – breakout session: Wednesday, August 28 from 8:00 – 9:00 am PTVMware Theater solutions exchange (show floor): Wednesday, August 28 from 10:20 – 10:50 am PTWe also have an impressive line up of customer presenters in our booth and throughout the event. Apollo Group, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the University of San Diego, 8×8, and Switch Communications will discuss their decision to choose Vblock Systems and how it’s benefited their business. We’ll also have partner presentations from Atos/Canopy, ACS Xerox, Wipro, and CSC, as well as our investor companies – EMC, Cisco, and VMware.Our booth will also have live Vblocks and demonstration pods, including:
The submission with the most passion, reasoning behind the answer and ability to articulate the response was offered a trip to attend the Girls Track at the 7th Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. Girls Track is centered on promoting and supporting STEM skills and entrepreneurship in girls ages 12-16. By connecting Girls Track participants with delegates and speakers from DWEN, they are exposed to mentorship and guidance that will largely influence their entrepreneurial journeys.Dell and Seventeen were so inspired by the hundreds of applicants and the ambition, drive and entrepreneurial spirit coming from Gen Z. There were many strong candidates, but Nihita Sarma’s business idea of a wristwatch that enhances the lives of Alzheimer’s patients rendered her a clear frontrunner amongst an impressive field of young entrepreneurs. Nihita found a leading issue for Alzheimer’s patients to be their tendency to wander off. Thus, making it challenging for caretakers to keep track of their patients at all times or feel comfortable giving them the space they long for. Through the use of GPS technology, her watch could give patients the liberty to be more independent, and lead a more normal lifestyle, preventing the progression of brain deterioration. Nihita is eager to attend DWEN to expand her entrepreneurial skills, develop her knowledge of technology, make friends to collaborate on ideas with and spend time with Mikaila Ulmer of Mikaila and the Bees at DWEN. Nihita advises other young entrepreneurs to start by identifying what they love, and then think of ways to improve it. Nihita’s knowledge, and genuine determination to improve the lives of others is impressive and inspiring. Additionally, Dell and Seventeen selected five finalists who met the contest criteria and are working on, or have the ambition to start, businesses that promote using technology for good. The finalists were all given Dell XPS Gold laptops to help launch and run their business. The business ideas and girls selected as finalists include: Energybusters by Dhvani Bhatia: Vampire energy, or energy wasted by power-consuming devices while a device is off, is a growing problem in the USA. Energybusters aims to develop an adapter that users can plug into their device to stop the energy flow when the device is fully charged or off. With this device, Energybusters hopes to decrease the country’s energy bill by millions of dollars.DateSense by Julia Gong: Julia hopes to establish DateSense, a technology company manufacturing sensors that detect the presence of date-rape drugs, namely Ketamine, GHB and Rohypnol in drinks. She plans to embed these sensors into discreet personal items, such as rings, watches or necklaces. The sensor would then send a personalized message to the user’s phone when these date rape drugs are detected. Julia hopes that her company would offer an affordable way to increase individual’s safety and peace-of-mind while attending social gatherings, as well as adding another avenue of prevention for the all-too-common date rape that occurs in our modern society.Superself by Julianne Lefelhocz: As video games increase in popularity, the integration of the virtual world with reality becomes more relevant to daily life. Julianne’s app, SuperSelf, aims to turn physical therapy into a superhero game for children. It encourages children to complete their exercises at home. With increased participation, children will be less susceptible to re-injury, arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and even cancer. SuperSelf has the potential to greatly improve many individual’s health, simply by changing the way people think about physical therapy.Eshika Saxena: Eshika hopes to produce a hand-held device that provides instant verification of the quality and safety of food and drinks before consumption. The device will connect to a smartphone and use machine learning and smart sensor technology to make near-infrared spectrometry’s food quality assessment capabilities affordable and available for daily use by consumers.Mandy Gang: Patients often waste money by redoing tests they have already been given. This occurs by the simple mistake of a patient or hospital not having an updated record of their medical history. Mandy aspires to develop a system that would allow patients to easily transport their medical records and avoid the hassle of filling out forms at hospitals.To join the conversation going at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit in Cape Town next week, follow @DellInnovators and #DWEN. We welcome you to share your ideas for STEM-related businesses, powered by technology, below! According to the Women’s Engineering Society, only 9 percent of engineers are female, and the first step to changing that is putting technology in the hands of girls and getting them excited about it. At Dell, we are focused on increasing young people’s access to technology to prepare them for success in a 21st century, digital world.To help nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of young girls, Dell has partnered with Seventeen Magazine again this year to host a contest for girls age 12 – 16 to write about a business they would launch in the STEM field that could change the world.
Digital technology is changing the way we live, work and play. For the media and entertainment industry, understanding and leveraging the power of digital technology to create enhanced, immersive customer experiences has become an everyday reality. In the past few years, technological innovations have not only altered the fundamental methods of content creation and production, but also how this content is consumed. Ultimately, this change requires us to restrategize how content is distributed.Companies that want to thrive in this new digital media entertainment industry need to wholeheartedly embrace the digital era and allow it to inspire a more daring vision of what technology can enable you to achieve.Whilst this new technology may appear daunting as it throws into the air familiar operating models and stretches existing skill sets, it is also exhilarating to be part of the beginning of something revolutionary.At Dell Technologies we take the complexity out of this transformation journey by simplifying complex environments and offering integrated technology platforms that ensure workload mobility, ease of operational management and significant reduction in overall cost.We invite you to meet the Dell Technologies team at the BVE 2019 Conference in London on February 26-28. We’re thrilled to be headline sponsors of the event and look forward to showcasing how our technologies can help you.Understand the end-to-end solutions we can provide for M&E Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses dedicated to driving technology innovation to enable human progress. Our family includes Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream, and VMware.At BVE 2019 we will discuss how we can help reduce complexity and risks in your environment by integrating solutions from across these 7 technology leaders. We can help you develop mobile and agile platforms that will allow you to realize high-performance creation, real-time workflows and cost-effective data management.Learn how our customers use our solutions Over 2,000 media workflow customers rely on our solutions. Don’t just take our word for it. Watch and hear how we collaborate with our customers like Animal Logic, NBC , and Jam Filled Entertainment. At BVE 2019, we will showcase our work on Marvel’s “Antman vs The Wasp” movie.Lastly, participate in BVE TechFlow Theatre sessions to inspire you to make your organizations transformation realThe Dell Technologies team will present 3 TechFlow theatre sessions at BVE 2019, which you won’t want to miss:February 26 at 10:30: Struggling to manage digital content and all your data sources holistically in the cloud? Dell Boomi’s Chris Rae will show you how over 7,500 customers address these issues in his session “How to manage the digital content lifecycle”.February 26 at 14:15: Explore a future driven by transparency, where creatives own the ability to manage and validate their intellectual property! Listen to Dell Technologies Blockchain expert Nkiru Uwaje talk about “The Future of Digital Rights Management”February 27 at 11:45: “Bringing it all together” – Dell EMC EMEA CTO Simon Haywood will look at a joined-up approach of systems, vendors, integrators and customers coming together to enable the production of great content.If you are coming to BVE 2019, find us at stand A39! Follow us on Twitter by searching #DellTech #BVE2019.Leave me a comment, if you would like to schedule a meeting with me or my colleagues at the event.
This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the historic event that led to the creation of Pride. Here at Dell Technologies, we couldn’t think of a better way to ring in Pride month than by celebrating and supporting our LGBTQ family.Diversity of thought unlocks innovation and fuels creativity. We’ve built an inclusive and respectful culture that lets every team member bring their authentic selves to work every day. Our passionate Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG) plays a key role in this mission with 3,000 team members across 20 countries. The ERG welcomes not only those who identify as LGBTQ, but also allies – straight peers who support, accept and advocate for equality and fair treatment. As a very proud ally, it is my honor to serve as an executive sponsor for the Pride ERG.We continue to provide LGBTQ employees resources to lobby in their local areas alongside team members and have added our name to numerous public policies to show our commitment to diversity & inclusion. We provide a variety of healthcare benefits to our LGBTQ team members including parental leave and adoption assistance. We support our transgender team members with a gender transition toolkit to better understand their needs and have established a transgender taskforce of team members who have transitioned themselves to help others along their journey.But providing internal resources for team members isn’t enough.Since 2002, Dell Technologies has been an active participant and sponsor of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a global nonprofit organization that partners with Top Fortune 500 companies building resources, content and hosting events to help other companies around the globe make similar strides in LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion.For the 15th year in a row, Dell Technologies has proudly received a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index – deeming us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. And just this year, we were named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes.We celebrate our LGBTQ team members all year long and are proud of the amazing work they are doing here at Dell Technologies. Please join me this month in celebrating and recognizing our wonderful LGBTQ team members around the world.Happy Pride, everyone!
The industry really can’t stop talking about the edge. In the interest of not starting a classic “edge” conversation with a definition, let’s focus very specifically about its role as a new business model for 5G. From a Telco perspective, 5G enables a whole range of new applications and services that will open the doors to new revenue streams and provide a path to differentiation.Aligning business outcomes to vertical industry requirements to operating models to technology enablers has become the foundation for how Dell Technologies is discussing the edge with our Telco customers and partners globally. For Telco, the “edge” is both a network architecture optimization intended to improve experiences over cellular, but also a key control point for the development of differentiated services.We talk about the edge as an enabler for 5G data-driven business models – real-time processing of data from “things” and devices, when the decisions need to be made quickly before the data loses relevance; but we also need to discuss how 5G is an enabler for the edge – bringing a disaggregated, cloud-native user-plane to allow applications and services to connect in closer proximity (and lower latency) to the “things” and devices. 5G and edge are symbiotes, even as both 5G and edge computing have use cases that are independent of each other.While there are a lot of unknowns still as to what the edge will look like (Physically, obviously. Virtually, it will materialize as containers on bare metal), one thing for sure is there are no two identical edge deployments. Many questions need to be answered when designing the edge including: what are the use cases that are going to justify the investment — operations-first (driven by network function) or business-first (driven by enterprise use-case)? What are the unique vertical industry requirements? How impactful will the edge be to service experience? How significant will operational savings be?Every situation is different –infrastructure at the edge is going to have to be very flexible to support a variety of use cases. The homogeneous infrastructure deployment model of public cloud – built with common building-blocks scaled within a rack, then within a row, then within the data center – gives way to a heterogenous infrastructure model at the edge. A key to success is to have a flexible set of deployment capabilities that can be customized to support the specific edge requirements including:Ability to use multiple accelerators in a shared platform. This requires a heterogenous infrastructure with industry-standard servers and storage-class memory powered by x86 and accelerated with GPUs, FPGAs, or Smart NICs. This capability will enable edge deployments to meet the complex requirements to support video streaming or edge transcoding or any other functionality that drive various acceleration requirement at the edge.Infrastructure with flexible form factors to fit in a variety of environments, use-cases, and performance requirements. Infrastructure deployed outside a controlled environment needs to be hardened for harsh or rugged environments. It needs to be in a dense form factor and short-depth to optimize for space constraints. The telco network edge is still defined as front-facing, short-depth, DC-powered, NEBS-certified, but that’s just one of many telco deployment models.Aligning to the architectures of the 5G Cloud Native and Virtualized Network functions is key, such as converging user plane functionality from the vEPC with RAN Central Unit (CU) and potentially with the RAN Distributed Unit (DU). This helps to simplify the overall network architecture, reduce the cost of deployment and enhance the customer experience by centralizing the 5G radios while distributing the vEPC functionality.Ability to easily perform remote management and automation, especially in lights-out, unmanned facilities. And to provide a set of APIs that allow that automation system to be integrated into service orchestration systems.This week, Dell Technologies announced a portfolio of solutions that support edge environments. The new PowerEdge XE2420 is specifically designed for the above requirements. Namely, the new Dell EMC PowerEdge XE2420 server:Delivers performance and seamless scaling with a low-latency, high-performing short-depth system with high configuration flexibility.Supports up to four accelerators and 92 terabytes of storage, bringing dense compute and storage to space-constrained environments.Brings simplified remote management, streaming telemetry and automation capabilities via iDRAC9, including support for Redfish.Ensures reliability in the harshest edge environments including being able to operate in harsh, non-datacenter environments and more rugged Telco Network Edge requirements.In addition to the PowerEdge XE2420, we’ve also refreshed the rugged PowerEdge XR2, a 1U, single-socket, shorter depth server that’s certified for telecom applications outside controlled environments. And we’re rolling out new Dell EMC Modular Data Center Micro 415, that provides a hardened, rugged edge data center with integrated power and cooling in an enclosure that fits in a parking space.We also continue to expand our set of ecosystem partners who validate, certify, integrate with, and leverage Dell Technologies’ infrastructure capabilities in both the telco core and edge. But more on that later…
We collaborated on the development of one of Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputers, the Super Cedar system at Simon Fraser University. This TOP500 system, launched in 2017, revs up scientific studies with the power of 584 NVIDIA GPUs. It is helping thousands of researchers from British Columbia and across Canada collect, analyze, share and store immense volumes of data. We worked in collaboration with the Research Computing Service at the University of Cambridge to develop the Wilkes2 supercomputer, which debuted in 2017 as a TOP500 system and the largest GPU-enabled supercomputer for academic research in the UK. This system is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, each with four NVIDIA GPUs. It supports a wide-range of compute- and data-intensive research, from aeronautical turbulence and automotive combustion simulations to materials modeling and medical applications. 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Dell Technologies and NVIDIA deliver unprecedented acceleration and flexibility for AI, data analytics and HPC to tackle some of the world’s toughest computing challenges.Dell Technologies has long been on the forefront of innovation when it comes to artificial intelligence and high performance computing, and in many cases NVIDIA has been right there with us.This close relationship of two global technology leaders got started well before 2013, when Dell and NVIDIA worked together to advance the concept of a dense GPU platform, which would emerge in the Dell EMC PowerEdge server family. This concept came to market in 2014, when Dell introduced the industry’s first dense 1U four-GPU platform — the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4130 server.This legacy of innovation continued in the days that followed, and in 2016 Dell Technologies became the first OEM to support NVIDIA SXM2 technology. This technology, which is used in the NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2 GPU, enables high-speed, direct GPU-to-GPU communication via the NVIDIA NVLink interconnect.The following year, in 2017, Dell Technologies became the first vendor to support the NVIDIA Volta V100 GPU in a unique, balanced CPU-to-GPU dense platform — the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server. This accelerator-optimized, high-density server is built to meet the demands of cognitive computing workloads in a 1U server format that supports four GPUs.In the years since, we have built on our strategic partnership to bring new Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI to market. These offerings include Deep Learning with NVIDIA, a Dell EMC Ready Solution that provides a GPU‑optimized solution stack that helps organizations shave valuable time from deep learning projects. The Deep Learning with NVIDIA solution is built around NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.Success storiesOver the years, the team of Dell Technologies and NVIDIA has had great success with our common customer base. Here’s a small sample of our mutual successes:We worked closely on a major expansion of the HPC5 supercomputer at Eni, an Italy-based integrated energy company. This system is based on 1,820 Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 servers, each with four NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. With the performance of the HPC5 supercomputer, Eni’s scientists and engineers can use extremely sophisticated in-house algorithms to process subsoil data. Market leadershipIn developing products and solutions with NVIDIA, Dell Technologies builds on a broad and deep product portfolio that spans from best-in-class servers with the latest processing architectures to leading-edge storage and networking systems, all backed by expert services.In a sign of this leadership, Dell Technologies took the top spot in both server revenue and shipments in 2019, with 20.5 percent market share and 16.3 percent market share, respectively, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, Dell Technologies maintains “a commanding market share lead” in high-performance storage, according to a 2019 report from Intersect360 Research. The firm noted that Dell Technologies also has the No. 1 revenue share position for storage for HPC applications and is the overall leader in total HPC solutions revenue. Looking aheadToday, we’re excited about our opportunities to support the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU in systems, solutions and services that accelerate workloads, from edge to core to cloud, just as we support other NVIDIA GPU accelerators and technologies in a wide range of our offerings.This new GPU is designed to help users tackle some of the world’s toughest computing challenges. It delivers unprecedented acceleration at every scale for AI, data analytics and HPC. As the engine of the NVIDIA data center platform, A100 can efficiently scale up to thousands of GPUs, or it can be partitioned into isolated GPU instances to accelerate workloads of all sizes.NVIDIA reports that the A100 accelerates major deep learning frameworks and more than 700 HPC applications — and that’s one of the reasons why we at Dell Technologies are excited to incorporate this GPU in our portfolio for HPC, AI and data analytics.To learn moreFor a look at how the San Diego Supercomputer Center is capitalizing on NVIDIA GPUs in its new Expanse supercomputer from Dell Technologies, see the case study “Architecting for Mixed Workloads at Massive Scale.”
Choose Dell EMC Unity XT hybrid arrays with de-branded (no Dell branding) or rebranded (your customized branding) hardware, software interface, documentation and packaging. VxRail ensures you are always operating in a continuously validated state with its full-stack life cycle management. Continuously Validated States provides for extensive, automated, repeatable testing on every firmware and software upgrade and patch ensuring you can upgrade with certainty and significantly improve IT productivity (2,500-plus unique test cases per release, 25,000-plus hours test run time for each major release with over 100 dedicated staff to test and quality assurance).In addition, our new products are all cloud-enabled for full integration and unified automated management of your data and applications between on-premises and cloud. With our professional cloud services and cloud software, we can help you create a seamless multi-cloud experience for your compute and data, providing maximum agility and performance without compromise. Together, let’s design your solution on the strength of our technologyAs your partner, we bring world-class technologies, bench strength in design, and industry leadership to the table. Innovate faster, build bolder and scale smarter by leveraging our greater than 30 years of industry expertise, dedicated resources, global reach and support.With financing and cash flow paradigms disrupted by today’s economic challenges, we offer multiple programs and payment plans to help you continue moving your strategic initiatives forward.As we all grapple with dramatic change and unknowns, Dell Technologies is doubling down and offering new innovative solutions to help you overcome these challenges and come out ahead. At Dell Technologies, your success is our success and we are marshaling our leadership and extensive resources to make that happen. With PowerStore’s built-in machine learning engine for recommended data placements, and the container-based architecture enabling feature portability, standardization and rapid time-to-market for new capabilities, autonomous operations is now a reality. The new ruggedized Dell EMC VxRail D Series extends leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities beyond the datacenter to space-constrained, remote, and harsh environments without compromising on performance – often found at the edge in oil & gas, telco, transportation and manufacturing / industrial automation. For data-intensive workloads at the edge, core, or cloud, Dell EMC PowerStore delivers a data-centric, intelligent and adaptable architecture. Running apps on the appliance with AppsON, faster innovation with a container- based architecture, and built-in machine learning for autonomous operations. Managing from afar with insight and confidenceWith social distancing and most air travel in limbo, remote installation and management have moved up the priority list for our customers. Our recent announcements make autonomous management significantly easier with automation, AI, and machine learning:Bring structure to your unstructured data with PowerScale and DataIQ which makes it easy for anyone to find and understand data – allowing you to have data at your fingertips, and for admins to archive files to lower costs over time. Supports HDFS protocol, in-place analytics, and compatibility with leading vendors including Splunk and HortonWorks. Dell Technologies announces new storage solutions for application developers & manufacturing engineersAt Dell Technologies, we have a passion for technology innovation and designing smart solutions that help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) excel. If you haven’t incorporated Dell Technologies storage solutions into your design recently, we suggest you take another look as much has changed with innovative new product introductions and new OEM go-to-market options. Not only can our new ground-breaking innovation reduce complexities and increase the value of your data, but they can help you chart an upward path with more ease and agility, providing you with a competitive advantage.Pushing boundaries at the edge, the core and into the cloudThere is no doubt that the data-driven era is fundamentally changing the way we view IT. Processing data at the edge, real-time decision making, consistent cloud experience, full-stack life-cycle management, AI/ML, simplified operations, are all driving business priorities. Business demands now drive IT and OT. Around 10 percent of enterprise-generated data is created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75 percent.That’s why we’ve introduced several new pacesetting technologies that are faster, smaller and easier to manage with lower capacity points and entry pricing. Here are a few highlights:Introducing the OEM Ready Dell EMC PowerScale and Dell EMC PowerScale OneFS that can be de-branded or rebranded for a customized solution. Seamless scalability where you manage your data not your storage with OneFS. Any data, anywhere with PowerScale in the edge (starting at 11TBs raw), core (scaling to multi-petabytes), or cloud (OneFS for multi-cloud or for Google Cloud) for consistent manageability, flexibility, security and data protection.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong and prosecutors have decided not to appeal a court ruling that convicted him for bribing South Korea’s former president, confirming a prison term of two and a half years for the country’s most influential corporate leader. But Lee’s legal troubles aren’t over as he has been indicted separately on charges of other financial crimes related to a 2015 merger between two Samsung affiliates. The deal helped strengthen Lee’s control over Samsung’s corporate empire. The bribery allegation involving Lee was a key part of the 2016 corruption scandal that ousted Park Geun-hye from the presidency and sent her to prison. The case highlighted often-corrupt ties between the country’s family-owned conglomerates and politicians.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers have revived a proposed law that would have banned people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates. A House committee earlier rejected the bill that LGBTQ advocates decried as an attack on transgender people. Republicans in the House forced the bill to be brought to a vote by the full House through a rarely used legislative procedure known as a “smoke out.” Bills that affect transgender people have become a perennial topic in the South Dakota legislature, although transgender advocates say they are making progress and are getting their voices heard.