Dell has introduced a converged computing, storage and networking system for small and remote offices, the PowerEdge VRTX, saying it will let customers deploy a system with virtualization in hours. Converged systems are playing a growing role in large enterprise data centers because of their ease of deployment. The VRTX, announced on Tuesday at the Dell Enterprise Forum in...
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Many enterprise storage systems include two or more types of hard disk drives, with data automatically moved between those two tiers of storage. The same concept has now been applied to two types of SSDs. Dell has modified the auto-tiering software for its Compellent line of large-scale storage arrays to automatically move data from SLC (single-level cell) solid-state disks...
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Most cloud storage solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive give users storage space at a premium, but the actual data is stored in a data center in some remote location. A new product called Space Monkey aims to take the storage out of the data center and put it back in the hands of the user. This allows it to offer more data than traditional cloud storage solutions for a...
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Hewlett-Packard on Monday said it has created a business unit that will deal in purpose-built systems based on specific applications and usage models, and also announced the reorganization of its server unit.The HP Converged Systems business unit brings together dedicated resources to "deliver purpose-built technology for social, cloud, mobile and big data solution," HP said...
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Flash storage startup Skyera has scored $51.6 million in second round funding led by Dell Ventures. With Dell, Skyera gets a potential sales channel and Dell gets tech to sell to its cloud and webscale customers.
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Dell is tying its fortunes in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market to Citrix with initiatives to support the latter's XenDesktop 7 under the DVS Enterprise banner. It is launching three deployments to tie in its hardware with the management platform, saying that they can support mobile working and the use of cloud computing. XenDesktop 7 provides a management...
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The New Carl Icahn Carl Icahn's interest in Dell is as brilliant as his investment in XO Communications and Concentric Cloud Services ("Carl Icahn Unleashed"). The real value in Dell is in its blade server business. If Dell restructures its enterprise business unit to focus on data center virtualization solutions enabled by VMware, XEN and, perhaps most importantly,...
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There's been some speculation that Dell will restructure to focus less on PCs now that the company is going private, but CEO Michael Dell laid those fears to rest in a recent memo to employees.The memo was published this week through the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).In it, Dell described plans to "significantly increase investment" in the PC and tablet...
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Major companies looking to outsource data storage and hospitals shifting to electronic medical records are generating demand for large data centers able to serve multiple tenants.
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GigaOM’s annual Structure Data event, held typically during March in New York City, is billed as a Big Data analytics event. But I’m a self-confessed storage bigot and I saw this latest edition as a storage event. Cloud computing aficionados likely saw clouds everywhere at this show but not me. I saw storage. Let me explain.
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