Results for IT Services
  • Blog Post: Out of the Gate: Dell Power Solutions Magazine March 2009 Issue

    As Bruce Eric wrote a few days ago , the March 2009 issue of Dell Power Solutions Magazine is out of the gate, and available in Print Edition, Web Edition and new Digital Edition form factors, featuring in-depth coverage on Systems Management Simplified with the new Dell Management Console Powered by...
  • Blog Post: SimplicIT vs ComplexIT

    With today’s acquisition of MessageOne , we continue building out our plan to dramatically simplify IT infrastructure services and give companies choice and flexibility in how they purchase and manage services. Our goal is to improve the price/performance of infrastructure services to save companies...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to EMC World 2010

    People are already buzzing (roughly 8,000 expected attendees) about next week's EMC World (May 10th - 13th), and the Dell campus is no different. We're excited about our trip to Boston and connecting with our peers and partners on everything from the private cloud , content management and archiving...
  • Blog Post: The Petabyte Age and the Connected Era - More Storage Please

    Wired has a fascinating series of articles on its site describing what it calls the Petabyte Age. According to Wired, “Infinite storage. Clouds of processors. Our ability to capture, warehouse, and understand massive amounts of data is changing science, medicine, business, and technology. As...
  • Blog Post: Dell Introduces Six New Service Offerings and New Optimized Solutions

    As part of today's " Powering the Efficient Enterprise " launch events taking place globally, Dell introduced a slew of new services to power the efficient enterprise. Dell believes that technology and associated services should enable customers to innovate and be more competitive. Our...
  • Blog Post: New Category: Simplify IT

    I've made some changes to the category list on Direct2Dell. First off, I consolidated Servers, Storage and Enterprise into one new category called Simplify IT . The new category will serve as the home for the group blog that covers everything from corporate desktops, notebooks and workstations to...
  • Blog Post: Are you protected and connected?

    Millions of business users-and their laptops-travel through busy transportation hubs worldwide each year. With summer gearing up, it's the perfect time to travel, relax-and have sensitive business data lost or stolen. According to the Ponemon Institute , every year a staggering number of laptops...
  • Blog Post: What Do Your Financial Nest Egg and Your Data Center Have in Common?

    More than you realize, if you read The Clipper Group's recent report on controlling data center TCO. In this report (available for free download here ), Clipper Analyst David Reine suggests that just as you or I wouldn't put all of our life savings into a single investment, effectively putting...
  • Blog Post: Inside Dell Power Solutions: Systems Management Simplified

    Over time, IT environments naturally become more complex. Servers, platforms, and applications require increased management resources as they age. Decentralized data centers and departmental silos can result in data duplication and inconsistencies. Hardware and software deployments, migrations, compliance...
  • Blog Post: Cloud storage better than Swiss cheese

    Technorati Tags: cloud , storage , upline The challenges of storage technology are often underestimated. As Gilda Radner used to say, " there's always somethin ." Of course, when that certain somthin' happens with storage, it makes people squirm. Projections for the widespread success...
  • Blog Post: Its the cash, not the cloud with HP/EDS deal

    There's a lot of buzz today surrounding HP's acquisition of EDS . Some people are hung up on cloud things , but this deal doesn't have much, if anything, to do with cloud computing . You buy mature companies for cash flow, not to grab share in high growth markets. BTW, $5 dollars for the...
  • Blog Post: Appliances in the World of SaaS and Cloud Computing? Really?

    Recently the buzz in the IT industry has been focused on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the larger concept of “Cloud Computing.” In its most basic form, the concept of SaaS involves a company paying for software as it is used. The software runs on computers someone else owns, and the ongoing...
  • Blog Post: Dell to Acquire EqualLogic

    Our customers will be dealing with an enormous increase in data over the next few years.  To put this in perspective, the world generated about 161 exabytes of data last year and we expect this to go up six-fold in the next  four years.    This increases the importance of providing...
  • Blog Post: Is technology just a pimp trick?

    I don't know about anybody else, but the whole Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, AOL thing is leaving me a bit down. Yeah, I know at the end of the day I don't have a job doing this if Dell doesn't sell enough data products and services, but the thought that ad revenue could be the ultimate engine...
  • Blog Post: Dell partners with Glasshouse

    This was originally posted here , on the EqualLogic Storage@Work blog I don't know how I missed this one, but a couple days ago, Dell entered into a strategic relationship with Glasshouse Technologies. This is another example of how Dell is continuing to make moves to be a serious player in both...
  • Blog Post: 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. According recent articles , IDC predicts that the...
  • Blog Post: Shine on U crazy diamond!

    DevCentral has an great post about the development of HA over the years. And he's a rocker too, which led me to a completely unrelated site that I liked . (this post was first made on my Storage @ Work blog)
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Transition? Dell Provides Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

    If you want to be the first on the block to do live migration using Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 R2, Dell can help you get there. Dell now offers support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 , the newest release in the Windows family of enterprise operating systems. This includes the release of Dell...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 - Come and Get It

    Well, soon anyway. Microsoft has said that they will RTM (release to manufacturer) gold code to the market by the end of this month. There are several folks talking about Windows 7 (Win7), so I won't go too deep into the OS itself. Brandon and team at Microsoft have done a great job of chronicling...
  • Blog Post: Managing Distributed Environments

    Today’s CIOs and IT managers increasingly deal with the complexity associated with managing satellite or branch offices and supporting mobile workers in dispersed locations across the globe. Let’s take franchises as an example of how remote offices and workers can complicate the IT environment...
  • Blog Post: Cast Iron: Integrating Cloud & on-premise Apps

    One of the trickiest parts for SMB’s (or organizations of any size) who are utilizing cloud-based applications is integrating these apps with existing on-premise applications. That’s where Cast Iron Systems, comes in. Last month Chandar Pattabhiram, VP of Product & Channel marketing...
  • Blog Post: New OptiPlex Desktops, Flexible Computing Solutions and Managed Services from Dell

    A lot of people don’t realize this, but as of Q2 , about 83% of Dell’s revenue came from business products, and that's been pretty consistent for a while now. That being the case, we receive a lot of feedback from customers looking for new features and functionality in their corporate...
  • Blog Post: The Lone Sysadmin reports on OpenManage SUU

    One of my favorite bloggers in Bob Plankers, the Lone Sysadmin. With all the excitement of getting this blog launched on Friday, I missed his post on the OpenManage Server Update Utility (version 5.4.0), which now works on ESX Server 3.5. Bob is always churning up interesting info that I think people...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing and SaaS

    KR asked: "What is the difference between cloud computing and software as a service?" This is a really good question. Let’s explore this space for a bit and hopefully we can come to a good answer. (I am going to attempt to be brief here so please forgive me it this is not an exhaustive...
  • Blog Post: Inside Dell Global Command Centers

    Dell uses Global Command Centers to help minimize downtime for our business customers during situations like natural disasters, severe weather and other critical situations. Dell operates command centers in the United States, Ireland, China, Japan and Malaysia. Winter is a busy time for the GCC, where...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit is very hot and Dell is in the buzz

    A Dell employee emailed from the Microsoft Management Summit this morning: I am in the opening keynote here at MMS. Being the featured hardware partner for SCCM is awesome. The room is PACKED and attendees are hearing Microsoft talk about how great Dell systems management is. Microsoft’s Bob Muglia ...
  • Blog Post: What to Expect from the Inside IT Group Blog

    Welcome to Inside IT . It's a blog about a range of information technology topics that matter to today's large business customers: all kinds of hardware from corporate laptops, desktops and workstations through servers and storage and blades, software and systems management, IT services and more...
  • Blog Post: Dell Launches More Servers, New EqualLogic Arrays, New Services

    I won't cover it all here but be sure to click over to our blogging mothership, Direct2Dell , to read about Dell's Fast Track to Efficiency , the theme for Dell's announcement of a slew of new servers, a cool new EqualLogic array for small business and remote offices, and quite a few different...
  • Blog Post: Manageability Matters: Realities of the IT Landscape & How Dell Can Help

    Why does manageability matter? In today’s environment, IT managers are continuously being challenged to do more with less. The number of devices they’re expected to support is increasing, while their budgets are remaining flat or declining. Systems management remains complex – deployment...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Systems Center goes hetero

    The biggest news from MMS this week was the announcement that Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) was adding heterogeneous platform support. That's hot. The other biggie centered around Microsoft's vision of the Dynamic Datacenter . Great steps toward simplifying IT.