Ed. Note: This blog was authored by James Mouton, Vice President and General Manager, Extreme Scale Infrastructure
Dell’s strategy for how we’re addressing the hyperscale and sub-hyperscale market has generated a lot of excitement with customers and influencers in the industry. It’s no surprise that Dell has deep roots in the hyperscale space as it has long been credited for being the first major vendor in the market after we created Data Center Solutions (DCS) nearly eight years ago.
Back in August, Dell took this to the next level when we announced Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS). DSS takes those hyperscale learnings and uniquely applies them to the just-below-hyperscale market (think telcos, web tech, hosting companies, oil & gas and research organizations).
Dell’s unique strategy and commitment to hyperscale and sub-hyperscale is what attracted me to join the company nearly two months ago as the vice president and general manager for this division. Since then I’ve had some invaluable conversations with our customers and my team. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive - no doubt about it, Dell is delivering the scale, flexibility and performance customers need.
What needed to be better communicated to customers, however, is that DCS and DSS is one team that is:
With that, I’m pleased to introduce Dell Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI), the overarching organization where DCS and DSS will reside. ESI reflects our commitment to customers and partners, and allows us to better communicate our team’s broad capabilities to uniquely serve our customers.
We have big plans for ESI in 2016 and I look forward to communicating with you along the way. One thing is for certain; I’m thrilled to join the Dell team and you can expect ESI to stay focused, remain agile and continue investing for the future over the next year.
James Mouton and his team are responsible for ensuring the tools, resources, processes, relationships and pipeline are in place to grow the ESI business while exceeding customer requirements for scale, flexibility and performance.
Prior to joining Dell, James was a 25-year veteran of HP where he held a variety of key leadership positions. Most recently, James was the senior vice president and general manager of the Business PC Solutions organization in the Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) group where he was responsible for product development and customer experience for business client solutions worldwide. James also oversaw the Commercial PC, Consumer PC and Premium PC businesses in previous roles. James has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.