Dell hosted over 5,000 customers, partners, and influencers earlier this month (Nov. 4 – 6) at our annual Dell World event in Austin, TX. This year’s event gave attendees the opportunity to hear how we are focused on providing our customers with a better way to accelerate innovation through Dell’s technology solutions and services. 

The agenda included keynotes from Michael Dell and other industry thought leaders, breakout sessions on a number of emerging technology trends such as like cloud computing, network security, data protection, virtualization, and BYOD, as well as a Solutions Showcase that enabled customers to talk directly with experts from Dell and our partners on our solutions.  Recordings of all content can be accessed by visiting dellworld.com/liveonline.

Additionally, in conjunction with Dell World, we also announced a number of new product releases across our end-to-end solutions portfolio.  For convenience, we have provided a summary below with links to corresponding press releases for more details:

  • Future-Ready IT Solutions to help customers transform their data centers and businesses:
    • The next-generation Dell PowerEdge FX, which is Dell’s revolutionary approach to converged infrastructure with one common modular and scalable platform with servers, storage, and networking.
    • A new Dell Storage SC Series all-flash array configuration for $25,000 (USD), making it one of the industry’s lowest-priced all-flash enterprise arrays.
    • The Dell Storage PS4210 Series enterprise storage arrays that bring improved performance and advanced connectivity options for entry-level primary storage and critical workloads.
    • Worldwide availability of the Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, which is powered by Nutanix and integrates compute, storage, and hypervisor resources into a single offering.
  • Innovations across Dell’s Client Solutions business, designed to connect people to the content they need to maximize productivity, and which reaffirm Dell’s leadership in bringing customers the most secure and manageable end-to-end client solutions:
    • The Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor, the world’s first display to offer Ultra HD 5K resolution.
    • Updates to the popular Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series Windows tablets, which can be configured with additional security features including the Dell Data Protection suite of client security software.
  • Several Security product innovations, including identity and access management-as-a-service (IAMaaS), new integrated products such as the Dell Change Auditor for Cloud Storage, and a 120 Gbps of deep packet inspection (DPI) next-generation firewall (NGFW) architecture
  • A series of solutions that help enterprises take advantage of analytics in order to improve customer relationships and transform data into actionable business insights:
    • Dell Digital Business Services (DBS), which includes Digital Transformation Consulting and Digital Technology Services, to help customers better understand their end users’ preferences and transform business processes using digital technologies.
    • The start of a collaborative effort with Microsoft aimed at delivering predictive analytics in a hybrid cloud setting. Dell Software is also upgrading its Statistica (formerly StatSoft) advanced analytics platform with enhanced big data capabilities through integration with Kitenga.
  • Finally, Dell is focused on making the cloud simpler via new programs, alliances, and products:
    • The Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta program, which gives developers and IT managers the ability to compare, purchase, use and manage public cloud services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, and Joyent via a single, unified console on dell.com.
    • Alliances with Delphix, Docker, and Pertino that will enable developers to realize the full potential of the public cloud ecosystem.  These solutions will be offered via the Dell Cloud Marketplace next year, allowing users to subscribe to these solutions along with the public cloud infrastructure resources of their choice.
    • The general availability of Foglight APM SaaS Edition, which offers web and mobile applications community real-time monitoring and detailed insight into their applications.

Dell World was a great opportunity for us to showcase our solutions to our customers and partners. Since going private a year ago, Dell has accelerated investments in sales (including additional partner incentives), research and development, and the customer experience to deliver industry-leading growth and innovation.