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Stephen Rousset – Distinguished Eng., ESI Director of Architecture, Dell EMC

For more than a decade, Dell EMC’s Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) group has been working to help customers push at the boundaries of large scale data center computing. In that time, it has always been our mission to understand customers’ unique business requirements, provide deep industry expertise and develop solutions to match their specific needs.

We understand that large-scale organizations are facing an unprecedented challenge today – trying to provide competitive advantage and customer value in an increasingly dynamic environment. They need to both stay abreast of overwhelming technology innovation, while quickly implementing the IT infrastructure capabilities their customers demand.

Dell EMC ESI is uniquely positioned to help these organizations.  With over a decade of experience working with hyperscale cloud vendors, ESI understands the unique needs of carriers and service providers and knows that it is never a one-size-fits-all model when it comes to large-scale infrastructure. ESI provides tailored solutions designed using hyperscale best practices that combine the latest technologies and practical, experience-based rack scale efficiencies.

Critical to our mission is the ability to stay at the forefront of industry trends and standards – and even in some cases to lead the effort.  The members of the ESI architecture team have been dedicated to ensuring DELL EMC and its customers gain the advantages of the latest technologies as they become available.  Some examples of our leadership are; co-chair of the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF) Redfish standards, co-chair of the Open Compute Project’s (OCP) server group, and active participation in the Infrastructure Masons organization.

We also have ESI architects working across a wide span of new technologies that will impact large scale computing environments in the near and long-term future, both investigating and influencing the latest trends, developments and standards.  This blog series is intended to help keep you up-to-date on our latest work and give you our in-depth point-of-view, so that you can have a better understanding of where the industry is moving to and how you might better plan for your large scale computing needs.

It is our intent to deliver one blog each month on a relevant topic of interest. The first two will be focused on the benefits of rack scale solutions and the current state of the Redfish standards efforts. Inquiries about ESI can be made at ESI@dell.com.