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December, 2008

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  • Compute More and Consume Less in EMEA

    This post comes to us from Emma Ferns of Dell's EMEA Team: Are you being asked to do more with less now and in the New Year? Dell’s enterprise and services team recently held an Enterprise Technology and Services ‘Vision Day’...
  • Data Center Issues to Consider in 2009

    The year 2008 is quickly coming to a close and there are many in the industry who are making predictions for 2009. While we’re not inclined to try to predict what’s going to happen next year, we do have some very smart people that have their...
  • Client Virtualization Simplifies Management, Saves on TCO

    As server virtualization gains traction in the data center, a new form of virtualization is starting to make headway on the desktop: client virtualization. At Dell, we use the term Dell Flexible Computing to refer to our family of desktop virtualization...
  • Upgrading To Microsoft Exchange 2007?

    We are often approached by companies who are considering a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 (aka Exchange 2007) upgrade. Ultimately, most are considering the upgrade because they are swimming in data -- mail stores are overflowing, backups take too long...
  • Blade Server Myth #3 – Virtualization

    On this blog, we've posted a lot on the benefits of virtualization . But, some skepticism still remains in part to the myth that blades are not as powerful as conventional servers, and therefore not a good platform for virtualization. In reality,...
  • Flexible (flex) Computing for Dummies (Part 5 of 5)

    You've made it to part five of Juan Vega's final video overview of flexible computing or client virtualization for dummies. You never were literally a 'dummy' but now you (and I) are much smarter than when we started this series. In...
  • Flexible (flex) Computing for Dummies (Part 4 of 5)

    This afternoon, Juan Vega gives us a white-board overview of Dell's Virtual Remote Desktop (VRD) solution as part of the company's Flexible Computing and client virtualization strategy. With many similarities to ODDS, VRD can be stretched across...
  • Flexible (flex) Computing for Dummies (3 of 5)

    In this the third of a five-part vlog series on client virtualization or flexible computing , Juan Vega outlines for us the concept of On-Demand Desktop Streaming (ODDS), one of three flex computing solutions from Dell. ODDS isolates storage away from...
  • Simplify and Save – Down to the Chip Level

    There have been several recent posts in this blog about the new viability of blade servers for virtualization. Dell believes that virtualization should be simple, so we’ve designed our systems from the ground up for virtualization performance...
  • Flexible (flex) Computing for Dummies (2 of 5)

    Dell's Juan Vega continues his five-part series on Flexible Computing, and in this very short video gives just a glimpse of what he'll cover in the last three videos in the series. Dell offers customers three main client virtualization solutions...
  • Flexible (flex) Computing for Dummies (1 of 5)

    Earlier this week, Dell's CIO and President of Global Services Steve Schuckenbrock was interviewed by Michael Vizard (the Gillmor Gang ) for a podcast entitled "Dell In The Cloud" that appeared on eWeek.com's IT Infrastructure section...
  • Chuck Hollis on Dell Partnership, Future of Storage

    This is the first of what I hope to be many thought-leader interviews featured across Dell's blogs. Today, I had a conversation with an enterprise IT industry thought-leader, EMC's Chuck Hollis, on the news Dell and EMC issued earlier this...
  • Blade Server Myth #2 – Power and Cooling

    In my last post about blade servers, we focused on price, and the TCO savings blades can provide. The E- Guide on Blade Server Trends also tackles the myth that blades require too much power and cooling. Here’s a snippet from that guide: ...
  • Cloud Computing’s Cost Appeal Fueling Adoption

    Cloud computing provides a cost-effective architecture that has enabled new business models including Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The financial crisis might spell good news for cloud providers up and down the stack....
  • Blade Server Myth #1 – Cost

    One of the primary ways to simplify IT infrastructure – and save in the process – is through server consolidation . Blade technology is a good way to approach this, but many IT managers are reluctant to take the blade route. There are several...
  • Dell Maintains No. 2 Position for Worldwide Server Shipments

    By Brad Anderson, Senior Vice President, Business Product Group On December 3 market analyst firm IDC released its Q3 Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report of industry revenue and server shipments. The report bears out what we know: that the challenging...
  • Thin Provisioning Takes SANs to the Next Level of Efficiency

    Storage area networks (SANs) have greatly simplified the management of storage resources. By creating a centralized storage pool that can be allocated as needed, SANs have enabled many organizations to reduce both management and capital costs. Now, an...