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  • Blog Post: Dell improves Windows Vista notebook battery life

    When I talk to customers, I get lots of questions about overall performance in Windows Vista —especially in the area of laptop battery life. I saw an idea called Make longer lasting batteries for better portability from IdeaStorm user winoffice on the topic. While Vista brings a number of improvements...
  • Blog Post: Smart Business at The Wharton School

    Did you know that The Wharton School at the Univ of Pennsylvania was the world's first collegiate business school - founded in 1881? I didn't - not the first time that's happened. They've just opened a new data center - replacing IBM BladeCenter gear with PowerEdge M600 blades and...
  • Blog Post: Dell’s M-Series, The Future of Blades

    We recently announced FlexAddress on our PowerEdge M Series blade servers and have really tried to simplify our explanation of what it is, what it does and how it benefits you. Just as important, we have pointed out how our approach is very different from our competitors. Our goal here is to drive value...
  • Blog Post: Dell Completes EqualLogic Acquisition

    Today we completed the EqualLogic acquisition, a leading provider of high-performance storage area network ( SAN ) solutions designed for virtualization and ease-of-use. The purchase extends Dell's leadership in simplifying IT for customers. Customers face extreme challenges with data growth....
  • Blog Post: Looking for Dell Data Center Products? Talk to a VAR

    I see evidence every week that Dell's channel business for IT products is growing. Today there was an article by Patrick Seitz in Investor's Business Daily on the progress we've been making with our channel programs. But even more importantly (to me anyway), are the internal discussions and...
  • Blog Post: Cisco Blade Server Misses the Mark

    Virtualization is undoubtedly a hot topic in the industry, especially today. After much anticipation, Cisco finally announced its “Project California.” As expected, Cisco launched its Unified Computing System (UCS), a blade server appliance designed for virtualization. There has been a...
  • Blog Post: Notebook AC Adapter Survey

    If I've learned anything from surfing customers' blogs over the last year and a half, I've learned one thing: customers do have a voice at Dell. When you meet people for the first time, usually the conversation drifts towards what each of you "do for a living". When it does for...
  • Blog Post: New EqualLogic Products

    Hi, I'm John Joseph. I recently joined Dell during its acquisition of EqualLogic , where I was vice president of marketing for 5 years. It's been an amazing experience since 2003 when we worked to convince people that iSCSI SAN technology was real, and would cut the cost and complexity of deploying...
  • Blog Post: From Zero to SAN in Six Minutes (or less)

    Storage is one area in need of massive simplification-especially network storage. A lot of eyebrows were raised on the closing price for the EqualLogic acquisition. Take a look at this short video showing how easy it is to set up a Dell/EqualLogic SAN as just one of the many reasons...
  • Blog Post: Dell delivers a 6Gb/s SAS in an end-to-end solution

    You hear a lot of about storage consolidation and the value it provides to customers, but storage consolidation is not the best answer for all customers. In fact, 6Gb/s SAS is gaining buzz because of its performance increases and will help keep internal storage and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) a viable...
  • 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: EqualLogic founder on succeeding in a crowded industry

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication (Leonardo da Vinci) Seven years ago, in the early spring of 2001, Peter Hayden, Paul Koning and I collaborated on an idea that eventually became the Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series family of iSCSI storage arrays. Little did we know how far that idea would take...
  • Blog Post: Some good advice from a newb

    This was originally posted here , on the EqualLogic Storage@Work blog Chris, the blogger at FreeGarble has written a few good posts about his experience working with EqualLoggic iSCSI SANs. This one has a list of things to think about before installing your first SAN. His experience with our product...
  • Blog Post: Simplifying Management With New AMD Opteron Processor-based Dell PowerEdge Servers

    Your work is never done. As soon as one task gets checked off of the typical IT person’s to do list, three more get added. It seems like there is never enough time, but in reality, there is enough time, just not enough efficiency. It should be easier, and with the latest Dell PowerEdge servers...
  • 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: Do More with Less with the New 11th Generation PowerEdge Servers

    Last week we announced our Efficient Enterprise portfolio of integrated products and services. This week we are revealing the details of our five new blade, rack and tower 11 th generation Dell PowerEdge servers that are now available. These new servers were officially debuted at the Intel Xeon 5500...
  • Blog Post: Dell ProSupport Services for Commercial Customers and Channel Partners

    In my previous post , I had mentioned Dell ProSupport . So, what is Dell ProSupport? It is a collection of global, pre-packaged and standardized support services with a consistent level of support from the desktop to the datacenter-all designed to simplify how you run IT. Dell ProSupport is available...
  • Blog Post: The Road Goes on Forever and the Reboot Never Ends....

    We've seen reports by Lee at Technibble here and at Hexus.net here about "endless reboots" on systems with Windows XP SP3 and AMD processors. I've seen some coverage out there that says "OEMs are at fault." Wait just a minute. Let's not be so hasty with such a broad brush...
  • Blog Post: On-Demand Desktop Streaming

    Today at the Gartner IT Symposium , one of the products we launched is our On-Demand Desktop Streaming solution for customers in the United States. Essentially, it is a Dell-tested and validated solution where operating systems, applications and data are streamed to groups of diskless desktops from...
  • Blog Post: Software as spam: deceptive software updates

    Bob Plankers, the Lonesysadmin posted yesterday about how Apple , Sun and Google have taken to using software updates as the vehicle for tricking customers into installing software they don't want. Bob suggests legal protection, which I assume was mostly exasperation with the situation. The debate...
  • Blog Post: Blade innovation and Dell: More than cardboard boxes

    A while back, Glenn posted a blog entry about the independent third party study on Out of Box Experience for HP and Dell blades. HP's response on their website was more about the 78 boxes it took to ship their blades (Dell shipped in two boxes), but they missed the point.  The real issue - a...
  • Blog Post: Dell and AMD On New Blade Servers

    Last week I met with AMD's Pat Patla and several of his closest analyst buddies at a dinner AMD was hosting. Pat heads up AMD's server and workstation business division and we thought it would be fun to get together and talk about some of our efforts. We’ve been busy working on an upcoming...
  • Blog Post: Online demos of stuff you need

    Posted earlier today on Storage @ Work There's a few excellent live online events in the next couple days you might want to check out. April 30 (Today) 12:30 PM Eastern: De-dupe for Dell EqualLogic iSCSI arrays - featuring Exagrid's new iSCSI De-dupe gateway product. April 30 (Today...
  • Blog Post: GREEN: The New Black in Corporate Computing

    Several weeks ago, I blogged about Michael Dell and members of our ReGeneration team were in Washington, DC to participate in the IT Energy Efficiency Summit hosted by CIO magazine . Gary Beach, publisher emeritus at CIO , conducted a moderated Q&A with Michael during the event, which was attended...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Workstation Brute on Steroids

    If you do engineering design, analysis or create digital content you need a brute of a workstation. And with more of us going mobile, that brute needs to go with you in a laptop form. We've offered the Dell Precision M6300 for some time now, but based on feedback from customers we just stepped performance...