Dell Makes Business Case With Servers, Networking, Storage

 
 
By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2013-12-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AUSTIN, Texas—Dell officials don't want the company to be known as simply a PC maker anymore. Since Michael Dell returned as CEO in 2007, the company has been aggressively growing out its enterprise IT capabilities through both in-house development and spending billions of dollars in acquisitions of vendors with expertise in storage, networking, software and services. And now that Dell is a private company, executives are expecting to accelerate that transformation from a PC maker into an end-to-end IT solutions provider, pushing its way into a market already occupied by the likes of Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Cisco Systems and Oracle. At the Dell World 2013 show here, officials are putting those capabilities on display, showing that not only does the company have the technology, but those products all work together to enable organizations to address the data center challenges of today, from cloud computing to big data. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at some of the products Dell is showing off, as well as some other areas of the show floor.

 
 
 
  • Dell Makes Business Case With Servers, Networking, Storage

    by Jeffrey Burt
    1 - Dell Makes Business Case With Servers, Networking, Storage
  • Welcome to Dell World 2013

    Underneath the display here is the Dell data center technology running everything else on show floor.
    2 - Welcome to Dell World 2013
  • A Complete Dell Data Center

    The racks are holding everything from PowerEdge blade servers and Compellent storage appliances to SonicWall network security systems to products running Eucalyptus private cloud—everything needed to keep the show floor humming.
    3 - A Complete Dell Data Center
  • Dell's Powerful PowerEdge R820 Server

    The 2U (3.5-inch) rack system is powered by four Xeon E5-4600 chips, offering a lot of processing power and 2.5MB of cache per core.
    4 - Dell's Powerful PowerEdge R820 Server
  • A Shared Infrastructure System for the Office

    Dell's PowerEdge VRTX is aimed at SMBs and remote and branch offices of enterprises, with flexible shared storage, integrated networking and simple management capabilities.
    5 - A Shared Infrastructure System for the Office
  • New Networking on the Block

    Dell Networking's N-Series switches are among several new networking offerings the company announced at Dell World. The N-Series is designed to be power- and cost-efficient, with both 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE switches for campus network infrastructures.
    6 - New Networking on the Block
  • More Dell Networking Switches

    The company also had its S6000 (left) and S5000 switches on display. The S6000, which launched in the third quarter, is designed for cloud data center environments that are highly virtualized and run such workloads as big data and virtual desktop infrastructures.
    7 - More Dell Networking Switches
  • A Dense Storage Array

    Dell's MD3 creates dynamic pools of disk storage and offer organizations several options, including 1GbE and 10GbE iSCSI arrays for virtualized environments. There also are options for high-performance, high-capacity and high-bandwidth applications.
    8 - A Dense Storage Array
  • Dell in the Cloud

    The Translational Genomics Research Institute—TGen—is using Dell cloud computing technology to bring more processing power to its research. TGen says a child holds about 30TB of genomic data, enough to fill about 30 million books. Dell's technology improved the institute's sequencing and analysis capabilities by 1,200 percent, bringing enough power to reduce processing jobs from months to days.
    9 - Dell in the Cloud
  • Business Laptops on Display

    Michael Dell has said that PCs will continue to play an important role in the company's enterprise efforts. Among the systems on the show floor were the company's Latitude 5000 laptops, which offer 14- and 15.6-inch touch-enabled displays.
    10 - Business Laptops on Display
  • Laptops Can Be Rugged as Well

    Dell's Latitude E6430 is a ruggedized notebook that includes advanced hard drive protection and a Tri-Metal chassis.
    11 - Laptops Can Be Rugged as Well
  • Revving Up the Technology

    Among the Dell customers on hand was the JTG Daugherty Racing Team, which brought along this race car. The group uses the vendor's ruggedized PCs to collect, analyze and share data about the car's performance in real time.
    12 - Revving Up the Technology
  • Intel Brings Its SSDs to the Show

    The chip maker demonstrated the strength of its solid-state drives (SSDs) by running its DC S3700 Series in an OptiPlex 990 desktop system.
    13 - Intel Brings Its SSDs to the Show
  • AMD and Dell's Wyse Thin Client

    The companies showed off a Wyse D Class thin client running on Advanced Micro Devices' embedded G-Series accelerated processing unit (APU).
    14 - AMD and Dell's Wyse Thin Client
  • Logitech Helps Make It All Work Better

    Logitech had on display a range of keyboards and mice that run with Dell computers.
    15 - Logitech Helps Make It All Work Better
  • Another Doughnut in the Wall

    There was no shortage of food and drink on the show floor, and attendees could go to this wall of doughnuts and choose from glazed, sprinkled and chocolate varieties.
    16 - Another Doughnut in the Wall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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