1At Dell World, Vendor Keeps Eyes on the Present and Future
2At the Center of It All
3Welcome to the Show
4Scaling the Data Center
Dell eight years ago launched its Data Center Solutions business to create optimized systems for hyperscale vendors like Facebook and Microsoft. At the show, the company rolled out the first systems from its new DSS, which targets scale-out organizations that are only slightly smaller than the hyperscale folks. Among the new systems are the DSS 1500, 2500 and 7000.
5Head in the Clouds
Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager of engineered solutions and cloud at Dell, does a TV interview while standing in front of a Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft converged system, which was introduced at the show and is aimed at taking the risk, cost and complexity for companies looking to embrace hybrid clouds.
6It Will Be a Hyperconverged Future
Industry observers expect converged solutions, which offer tightly integrated compute, storage, networking and virtualization in a single architecture, to play key roles in the new data center. At the show, the company rolled out new converged systems, including the XC6320, which offers four compute nodes in a 2U form factor that support for more than 44TB of storage.
7Dell Is Committed to the PC
The vendor is not looking to get rid of its PC business, Michael Dell and other executives stressed throughout the show. If you want to be an end-to-end enterprise IT solutions provider, you need both ends, they said. During the show, the company announced a refresh of its OptiPlex commercial PC lineup.
8Laptops Also Get Some Attention
9Making the Connection Wirelessly
10Analytics on the IoT Edge
As the IoT grows, there will be tens of billions of devices generating massive amounts of data (44 zettabytes by 2020, according to Michael Dell). Dell introduced the Edge Gateway 5000 Series—which, combined with the latest version of the vendor’s Statistica data analytics software, will be able to gather, aggregate and analyze the data coming from the edge devices.
11Brewing Success at New Belgium
12Going ‘Back to the Future,’ Again
The “Back to the Future” movies were at the center of the cultural scene last week, given that in the second movie, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox’s character) time-traveled from the 1980s to Oct. 21, 2015. Dell did its part to participate, bringing a replica of Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) DeLorean time machine to the show.