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  • Blog Post: Curious about VMware Virtual Volumes?

    Written by David Glynn: For several years we’ve been talking VMware Virtual Volumes, or VVols for short. And we’ve been saying that it is coming, coming soon. Well we are still saying that, and it is coming soon, I promise, but I can’t tell you when. However, what I can do for you...
  • Blog Post: BOGO offer extended till September 22 – Dell World & Dell World User Forum

    Great news! Our BOGO offer has been extended! Register at https://dellworld.activeevents.com/2014/portal/registration/DWUserForum before September 22nd. Dell World User Forum (#DWUF) brings together Dell Software technical users from organizations across the country and exposes them to the most up...
  • Blog Post: Dell TechCenter Rockstar Interview #15: Marius Sandbu

    In this interview series we will introduce IT Professionals selected for this year’s Dell TechCenter (DTC) Rockstar Program. This program recognizes independent experts, Dell customers and employees for their significant positive impact on Dell TechCenter, blogs and social media when discussing...
  • Blog Post: Latest on Ubuntu and Dell PowerEdge

    Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS The Dell Linux Engineering team has worked with Canonical to test and certify PowerEdge & PowerEdge-C servers with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest Long Term Support release from Canonical. We have certified 39 servers, more than any other server partner! Customers looking...
  • Blog Post: Dell TechCenter Rockstar Interview #14: Shawn Cannon

    I n this interview series we will introduce IT Professionals selected for this year’s Dell TechCenter (DTC) Rockstar Program. This program recognizes independent experts, Dell customers and employees for their significant positive impact on Dell TechCenter, blogs and social media when discussing...
  • Blog Post: Building a Private Cloud File Solution Using Owncloud

    Editor’s Note: Dell Solution Centers in conjunction with Intel have established a Cloud and Big Data program to deliver briefings, workshops and Proofs of Concept focused on hyper-scale programs such as OpenStack and Hadoop. The program’s Modular Data Center contains over 400 servers to...
  • Blog Post: The Cloud with Dell Multi-Cloud Manager

    Times, they are a changing sang Bob Dylan in 1964. Little did he know that one day his lyrics would ring true for traditional IT departments who were seen as the sole provider of resources in the Enterprise. Whether you liked it or not, if you wanted a server for your development team, your company’s...
  • Blog Post: Designing and Deploying VMWare’s Big Data Extensions to enable Multi-Tenant Hadoop on VMWare

    Dell Solution Centers in conjunction with Intel have established a Cloud and Big Data program to deliver briefings, workshops and Proofs of Concept focused on hyper-scale programs such as OpenStack and Hadoop. The program’s Modular Data Center contains over 400 servers to support hyper-scale capability...
  • Blog Post: Comparing the Power Efficiency of Modular Cloud Computing Systems

    This blog entry and the attached whitepaper were authored by Daniel Turner of Dell's Solutions Performance Analysis team. In this study, we examine the performance and power efficiency of two modular cloud computing systems: the Dell PowerEdge C8220 and the HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 (in the SL6500...
  • Blog Post: Automate VMware VDI deployments using Dell Active System Manager

    Implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure rollout a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in a rapid and reliable manner while maintaining a high service quality is a challenge for many IT organizations. Deploying VDI stack of server, storage, networking, virtualization and VDI components is a daunting...
  • Blog Post: So Say SMEs: Episode 10 Mobility of End User Computing

    In Episode 10 of ' So Say SMEs ,' Kong Yang and Todd Muirhead talk about the mobility of end user computing, VMwarePEX, and Kong's unfortunate pick of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Please let us know what you think of the end user computing evolution. Is it finally here after...
  • Blog Post: Crowbar Provides the Right Leverage for SUSE Cloud

    Dell Crowbar is an open source cloud deployment framework developed by Dell to support Dell's OpenStack and Hadoop powered solutions. Today we announce that SUSE Cloud will also leverage the Crowbar framework. In the following guest post, Michael Miller, VP, Global Alliances & Marketing at SUSE...
  • Blog Post: So Say SMEs: Episode 6 Virtualization & Private Cloud

    In Episode 6 of ' So Say SMEs ,' Kong Yang and Todd Muirhead discuss the differences between virtualization and private cloud. Please join the conversation on Dell TechCenter .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #6

    Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community . Currently, there are only a few MVPs contributing to this compilation, but more will follow soon. @all MVPs If you'd like me to add your blog posts to my...
  • Blog Post: So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud: Episode 34 Open or Close

    In ' So Say SMEs in Virtualization & Cloud ' Episode 34, Kong Yang and Todd Muirhead discuss the shades of gray that blur the lines between Open and Close ecosystems. Please click below to view Episode 34. And don't forget to let us know what you think.
  • Blog Post: Dell at VMworld 2012 TechTuesday Chat

    Join DellTechCenter.com on August 7th at 3PM Central Time as we cover Dell at VMworld 2012 . The URL for DellTechCenter.com's Tech Tuesday Chat . Our featured guest is: Jeff McNaught , Executive Director, Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Client Computing at Dell, @wysejeff. ...
  • Blog Post: So Say SMEs: Episode 8 DevOps - Where Do You Stand?

    In Episode 8 of ' So Say SMEs ,' Kong Yang and Todd Muirhead discuss DevOps and the opposing views of the DevOps movement. Where do you stand? Please let us know what you think and join the conversation on Dell TechCenter .
  • Blog Post: So Say SMEs in Virtualization and Cloud: Episode 24 Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)

    In Episode 24, Kong Yang and Todd Muirhead talk about transparent page sharing (TPS) in a VMware environment. TPS and the debate over whether to enable or disable it are covered. We welcome your thoughts and feedback. TPS Reference: Scott Drummond's TPS post ; Michael Webster's TPS...
  • Blog Post: Dell TechCenter So Say SMEs: Episode 13 Dell EqualLogic and VDI

    In Episode 13 of Dell TechCenter's ' So Say SMEs ,' Kong Yang and Chhandomay Mandal , Dell EqualLogic Technical Marketing, conversed about Dell EqualLogic and the awesomesauce that it brings to VDI implementations. Specifically, they covered Dell's VDI study that encompassed Citrix XenDesktop...
  • Blog Post: Dell's Participation in Open Source India(OSI) Days 2012 Conference

    Posted on behalf of Gireesha US from Dell Linux Engineering team. OSI (Open Source India) Days - The Asia's Mega Open Source Convention ( www.osidays.com ) was being organized for the 9 th time in India during October 12 to 14 at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore. It was targeted at nurturing...
  • Blog Post: Interview with Ron Bianchini, CEO and Co-Founder of Avere Systems on NAS

    At VMworld 2012, I stopped by the Avere Systems booth to learn more about their NAS optimization solutions. Here is a basic overview from their website: Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage...
  • Blog Post: Michael Shines in CEO Round Table at VMworld 2012

    The CEO Round Table included our Dell CEO, Michael Dell; the triumvirate from VMware and EMC- Pat Gelsinger, Paul Maritz & Joe Tucci ; and the CEO from NetApp- Tom Georgens. The session was moderated by Wired Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson. Usually, executive sessions at VMworld are all style and...
  • Blog Post: OpenStack Board of Directors Talks: Episode 4 with Jim Curry, GM Private Cloud at Rackspace

    Learn firsthand about OpenStack, its challenges and opportunities, market adoption and Rackspace’s engagement in the community. My goal is to interview all 24 members of the OpenStack board, and I will post these talks sequentially at Dell TechCenter. In order to make these interviews easier to...
  • Blog Post: Getting the Right Mix for Hadoop

    This blog was written by Armando Acosta While Hadoop is designed to run on industry standard hardware, specific applications still require different CPU-to-memory-to-disk ratios to maximize application performance, and economy. So how can you get the right mix? The PowerEdge C8000 series...
  • Blog Post: Steps to Join Dell FastPaaS Trial Program

    As I mentioned recently , Dell is promoting our FastPaaS solution based on CloudFoundry and we are looking for feedback from the user community. The requirements to participate in the program at this time are as follows: United States Dell Cloud Accounts Only (trial not yet available in non-US...