Today at the Dell Storage Forum in Boston, I spoke about Dell’s approach to designing end-to-end solutions. For more than 20 years, we’ve taken a visionary, pragmatic approach centered on listening to our customers, and it’s your feedback that fuels our design process.
Because of what you’ve told us, we know the challenges you’re facing: expectations from the business and end users have never been higher. You need to get out of the “keeping the lights on” mode and focus on driving the business, not just supporting it. You need an efficient and agile IT infrastructure everywhere – end to end.
We want to help you “hit it out of the park”, regardless of the IT challenge facing you. That’s why we’re excited to announce several new tools to help you do just that. Here are the new infrastructure tools and services we announced today in Boston:
Update, 6-12:: Added a few bullet points above to include items we launched this morning.
These new products and services help us to continue delivering converged infrastructures. Converged infrastructure is an overused term that means something different to everyone. The industry is talking about converged like it is a new concept, but in reality convergence has been happening in storage for a while (think block and file, or iSCSI and FC). At Dell we’ve been converging management with things like vSphere plug-ins, and Host Integration Toolkit to speed time to deployment.
We think convergence is more than just infrastructure convergence… it’s actually a continuum. It’s a key enabling tool (like virtualization); it can enable greater IT agility and efficiency. We don’t think convergence is an architecture; we approach it as a philosophy. Our enterprise-wide strategy enables this approach:
We’ve been investing in areas that will allow us to continue design products that enable you to build the end-to-end agile, efficient infrastructure that you will need to enable you to tackle the IT challenges you are facing and help give you move towards supporting your business.
For storage, we’ve built out an end-to-end portfolio that optimizes data everywhere:
We’ve been innovating how we build servers:
Fresh Air specifications are built into every 12th generation PowerEdge platform, giving you greater flexibility and peace of mind. We’ve also been investing heavily in networking:
What do you think about our approach to convergence, and on the products and services that we announced today? Tell us in the comments!
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We are excited to see the Dell Storage community converge in Boston —a city where some pretty revolutionary
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