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  • Dell TechCenter

    Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel’s Xeon E5-2600/4600 deliver top scores in HEPSPEC 06 for Scientific Linux 6 and Scientific Linux 7!

    Dell PowerEdge R730 and FC830 servers available with the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600/4600 v4 product family deliver top scores in HEPSPEC06.

     Benchmarking of the PowerEdge R730 and FC830 servers confirms that it delivers the full potential of the new architecture by attaining world records in HEPSPEC06.

    Performance increases of 24 to 33% can be achieved in HEPSPEC06 when going from E5-2600/4600v3 to E5-2600/4600v4 processors.

    HEPSPEC 06 benchmark info and results can be found at the following website. http://w3.hepix.org/benchmarks/doku.php

      

     

     

    Claim based on best published four-processor, two-processor HEPSpec 06 Standard Application Benchmark result using the Linux* operating system published at http://w3.hepix.org/benchmarks/doku.php?id=bench:results_sl7_x86_64_gcc_48x for Scientific Linux 7 and http://w3.hepix.org/benchmarks/doku.php?id=bench:results_sl6_x86_64_gcc_445 for Scientific Linux 6. Configuration: Dell PowerEdge* FC830 platform with four Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4669 v4 (22 cores, 44 threads, for a system total of 88 cores, 176 threads),  Scientific Linux 7.2, Scientific Linux 6.7. Dell PowerEdge* R730 platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4 (22 cores, 44 threads for a system total of 44 Cores and 88 threads),  Scientific Linux 7.2, Scientific Linux 6.7.

  • Identity and Access Management - Blog

    Digital Transformation: Why Security and Privacy Matter

    Digital Transformation of business is unstoppable. It affects virtually all industries. The IoT (Internet of Things) is just a part of this transformation. Organizations that do not adapt to the transformation are risking their very survival. Furthermore, connecting things with apps and services imposes new challenges, such as product security, liability issues, and how to appropriately handle customer data. This document discusses how IT must transform in general and how Information Security can be a business enabler for Digital Transformation.

    Digital Transformation is not a one-time makeover of an organization from one set of products, services or business model to another but the opening of an era that will require continuous transition and adaptation in philosophy and technology. Based on rapid innovation, global competition, ever-changing actors and the amalgamation of formerly disparate markets, organizations have to remain agile and re-invent themselves to not only to maintain, but to improve, their competitive positioning.

    Data collected from devices and customer interactions fuels the new data-driven business models emerging the Digital Transformation. Know Your Customer (KYC) technologies have never been more powerful – or more important.

    However, data is the new fuel or new currency and requires adequate protection. Data leakage and reputation loss, ever-changing regulations and the massive differences in regulations from country to country, and complex partnerships where various parties need access to data are all new challenges arising with Digital Transformation.

    Understanding the fundamentals for Digital Transformation and knowing how to protect data – especially identity-related data – will help organizations succeed in this new age. When executed correctly, organizations can move from a high-risk/low-agility stance to enjoy greatly enhanced agility through security by design and privacy by design.

  • Identity and Access Management - Blog

    Global Survey: Digital Transformation Accelerated When IT Security Is Included in Planning

    The global Digital Transformation Security Survey, executed by Dimensional Research, queried 631 IT decision-makers about the impact of digital transformation on security teams. Survey responses indicated that businesses expect growth and have plans to invest in new technologies that will help them make the digital transformation. So chances are that your organization will undergo a digital transformation whether you’re personally ready or not!

    Here’s a sampling of survey findings:

    • 97 percent of global respondents say they’re investing in digital technologies to transform their business, including mobile, cloud applications, cloud infrastructures and IoT
    • 75 percent say increased employee productivity is the driving force behind digital transformation initiatives
    • A full two-thirds - 67 percent - cite business growth as the key driving force

     Are you considering security ramifications of your coming transition?

    Is the security team deeply involved in your digital transformation? If the answer is no, you’re not alone:

    • Just 18 percent of respondents say IT security has had a role in mobile, IoT, cloud and self-service initiatives
    • 85 percent of respondents say that engaging the IT security team in business projects is avoided due to concerns that their initiatives might be blocked
    • Curiously, nearly 2/3rd - 63 percent -- say those concerns are unfounded

    Digital transformation poses security challenges, including a lack of resources, the risk of opening the business to a security breach, balancing security with employee productivity and a loss of control. The right security strategies – and involvement – can enable a business to advance its digital maturity.

    This belief is highlighted by this key survey finding:

    • 85 percent of respondents said business users recognize security teams actually could be digital transformation enabler if brought into the project at the right time.

     

  • Network, SRA and Email Security Blog

    SYNNEX Partners with SonicWALL at Upcoming Peak 2016 in Las Vegas

    Note: This is a guest blog post by Reyna Thompson, Vice President, Product Marketing at SYNNEX.

    Reyna Thompson is Vice President of Product Marketing at SYNNEX Corporation. She is responsible for the ConvergeSOLV Secure Networking Business at SYNNEX. Mrs. Thompson joined the SYNNEX team in 2002, as Associate Vice President of Solutions Marketing for the Technology Solutions Division. Prior to working for SYNNEX, Reyna worked for Gates/Arrow Distributing, where she held various roles dating back to 1993. 

    As a Fortune 212 company, SYNNEX has the size and velocity to help you efficiently run your business, and the security savvy skills and expertise to focus and expand your IT security practice. We are proud to be a distributor for the Dell SonicWALL solutions portfolio, and we’re excited to be a sponsor at this year’s Peak 16 – Govern Every Identity. Inspect Every Packet. Open Your Own Department of Yes. – at the Aria Resort and *** in Las Vegas, NV, Aug. 28-31. There are great keynotes planned for this premier channel partner conference. The speakers include, special guest - Coach Herm Edwards –former NFL head coach and player and ESPN NFL Analyst, Curtis Hutcheson, VP and General Manager of SonicWALL and One Identity, Patrick Sweeney, VP of Product Management and Marketing SonicWALL and One Identity and Steve Pataky, VP of Worldwide Security Sales. These keynotes will be followed by business and technical breakouts. Our SonicWALL Team is delighted to once again meet face-to-face to help you find, manage and close your next network security deal.

    We’re also here to help you scale – and, ultimately, grow – your business. Key to that is ensuring you have both bandwidth and geographical reach when it comes to professional services. In this year’s booth in the expo hall, SYNNEX will be presenting 5 Ways we can help grow your business. Stop by booth 109 in the expo at PEAK16 to learn more about:

    • How to get FREE vulnerability assessments for use with your customers
    • Seven benefits of joining SYNNEX’s free Security Partner Community
    • How to increase your quoting speed with one-hour turn-around times from SYNNEX
    • How to stand-up your own managed service practice with SYNNEX’s Firewall-as-a-Service offering
    • How to save your time and resources while still earning double digit margins with our nationwide installation services

    Don’t wait to register for PEAK16. For more information on how SYNNEX can grow your business, contact us today at sonicwall@synnex.com. Follow the conference hashtag #YESPeak16, @SYNNEX and @SonicWALL on Twitter to follow the conversation.

  • Dell TechCenter

    Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI is Available Now!!

    We’re excited to bring the latest release of Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI to you. With the launch of this plug-in, we are now extending our Nagios-Core plugin for Nagios XI users as well with some great new feature too. 

    Dell OpenManage Plug-in version 1.0 for Nagios XI provides capabilities to monitor 12th and later generations of Dell PowerEdge servers through an agent-free method using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller, Datacenter Scalable Solutions, Dell chassis and Dell Storage devices in the Nagios XI console. This plug-in provides comprehensive hardware-level visibility including overall and component-level health monitoring of Dell PowerEdge servers through SNMP and WS-MAN protocols, Dell chassis through WS-MAN protocol and Dell storage through SNMP protocol. This plug-in provides basic information about the Dell devices and its components and also monitors the events that are generated from the Dell devices. This plug-in also supports one-to-one web console launch for iDRAC, Chassis, and storage devices to perform further troubleshooting, configuration, and management activities.

    What you can do with Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Nagios XI?

     

    Feature

    Function

    Benefit

    Dell Configuration Wizard

    Automated and Guided step-by-step web configuration wizard for Discovery and Monitoring of Dell device including device component health (e.g. Physical disk, Virtual disk, Fan, Battery, NIC, and Intrusion etc.)

    GUI based wizard enables quick monitoring configuration from a single interface. Choose from basic as well detailed monitoring without getting into the nitty-gritty of command-line scripting.

    Event monitoring

    Monitor SNMP traps from the supported Dell devices.

    Quickly gather high-level information such as overall health as well component-level health of your Dell devices for immediate troubleshooting.

    Deep-Level Hardware Inventory

    Comprehensive device information including deep-level component-level details.

    Keep a pulse on your mission-critical data center infrastructure assets and periodically monitor them

    Link and Launch Device Consoles

    Launch One-to-One Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) console for Dell PowerEdge Servers as well as One-to-Many consoles for Dell Storage devices directly from Nagios XI.

    Enables further troubleshooting and one-to-one configuration, update, or management of Dell devices.

    Warranty Information

    Monitors and displays the warranty information for the supported Dell devices.

    Proactively monitor the complete hardware warranty information of the Dell devices.

    For more information, download links, and product documentation please visit the Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI wiki page. We encourage you to continue this conversation in the OpenManage Connections for 3rd Party Console Integration Forum if you have any comments or other feedback.

  • Dell TechCenter

    Dell 13G PowerEdge servers now with Intel’s latest Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors, deliver on our relentless pursuit to produce more work with less energy.

    By Bruce Wagner

    Date: July 15, 2016 at 1:45 PM Central Time

    Dell Tech Center Blog (EXTERNAL)

    Performance benchmarking of this new PowerEdge R630 rack server, configured just as many data center customers prefer, confirms Dell remains committed to its goal of providing highest possible energy efficiency solutions.

    • 1U rack server configuration of highest order acceptance. 13G+ configuration included: 2 x Xeon E5-2620v4 CPU, 64GB DDR4 memory, 2 x 300GB 10K SAS RAID1 storage, 4 x 1GbaseT ETN LOM ports, redundant PSU.

    • Costing analysis based upon:
    1. US EIA 2016 average retail price of electricity for commercial sector in ($ per KWh) = $0.10.  http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_6_a
    2. The fully burdened cost of a watt (annualized) to operate a data center computer server = $2.69  http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2008/12/06/AnnualFullyBurdenedCostOfPower.aspx

  • Information Management

    The Information Management Community Has Moved! Come See Our New Home.

    It's the moment we've all been waiting for!  We've launched our brand new Systems and Information Management (SIM) Community!
    If you're looking for new content around Database Management, Big Data, and Product News for SharePlex, Toad, Stat and more, head over to the new site!  We know you may have some questions.  How did we get here? What we are doing, when we're doing it, and why? 
    Read about all of the new features with in the SIM Community and learn how our community seeks to give you the information you need. Please check out our new blog.

    We promise to give you a more focused user experience in our new community where you can get the information you want through an easier navigation. If you have suggestions on how we can make our new home better, post your thoughts on our Feedback Forum.

    And if the new SIM Community sounds intimidating, don't worry, here's "Everything you need to know to get started in the SIM community!"

    About Ryan McKinney

    Ryan McKinney has been a Social Media and Communities Advisor for Dell Software since 2014.

    View all posts by Ryan McKinney | Twitter

  • Data Protection

    The Data Protection Community has a Brand New Home!

    It's the moment we've all been waiting for!  We've launched our brand new Systems and Information Management (SIM) Community!
    If you're looking for new content around Data Protection including product news around Rapid Recovery, DR and more, head over to the new site!  We know you may have some questions.  How did we get here? What we are doing, when we're doing it, and why? 
    Read about all of the new features with in the SIM Community and learn how our community seeks to give you the information you need. Please check out our new blog.

    And if the new SIM Community sounds intimidating, don't worry, here's "Everything you need to know to get started!"  That's all there is to it!  What are you waiting for?  Dive on in and we'll see you in the all new SIM Community.

    About Ryan McKinney

    Ryan McKinney has been a Social Media and Communities Advisor for Dell Software since 2014.

    View all posts by Ryan McKinney | Twitter

  • Windows Management & Migration Blog

    It's Time to Introduce You to Your New Community

    Earlier this morning, the new SIM Community went live! Please join us on our new home for all Systems and Information Management related content. If you wish to know more, you can read about the new features in the SIM Community and learn how our community seeks to give you the information you need. Check out our new blog as well.

    Our promise is to give you a more focused user experience in our new community, where you can get the information you want through an easier navigation (including mobile). If you have suggestions on how we can make our new home better, send us your thoughts on our Feedback Forum.

  • KACE Blog

    Why We're Moving to a New Community. Hint: It's About Our Customers

    Today, the new SIM Community is live! Please join us on our new home for all Systems and Information Management content. Read about all of the new features with in the SIM Community and learn how our community seeks to give you the information you need. Please check out our new blog.

    We promise to give you a more focused user experience in our new community where you can get the information you want through an easier navigation. If you have suggestions on how we can make our new home better, post your thoughts on our Feedback Forum.