Data is the new currency—and companies want and need to embrace transformation across their operations, business applications and processes, and extract maximum value from that data. Dell Technologies research shows that companies that fail to embrace digital transformation will no longer be competitive.
At Dell Technologies World 2019, Dell Technologies revealed new, modern infrastructure solutions for the IT landscape – from the edge to core data centers to public and private clouds. These latest technologies can deliver the foundation customers need to create, process, transport, store, protect and consume data – wherever it lives.
“The increasing amount of data led by mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, along with traditional workloads, is driving demand for all types of clouds, including public, managed and on-premises. The market is in need for more consistent and standardized automated cloud resources. This will enable developers and line-of-business to deliver in real time and achieve cost efficiency.” said Amit Mehta, Director – Modern Data Centre, Dell Technologies.
“This is the most exciting time I’ve seen in my 30 plus years in technology,” said Jeff Clarke, Vice chairman of Products & Operations, Dell Technologies. “It’s a digital world. The degree to which organizations harness the power of their data capital will determine the winners and losers in the digital economy. The whole point of our Dell Technologies portfolio – from the edge to the core to the cloud – is to help our customers innovate, meet these disruptive challenges head on – and win.”
Dell Technologies has the capability to transform the wide area network (WAN) edge, helping customers to truly modernize and evolve their WANs to handle the demanding requirements of a new, hybrid cloud world. The new Dell EMC SD-WAN Edge powered by VMware is an integrated platform that helps improve the customer purchase experience by bundling the award-winning VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud software as a subscription with Dell EMC hardware and a single support number.
Dell Technologies Consulting Services also is debuting three new services for customers adopting SD-WAN technologies: Advisory, Design and Implementation. Dell Technologies experts act as advisors to help customers plan, customize and properly scale the platform, providing a foundation for successful deployment and management of modernized virtual network functions.
For the core data center where customers control their IT operations, Dell Technologies is unveiling new solutions and advancements for simplifying and speeding access to data and applications.
Recognized in 2019 by Gartner Peer Insights with a Customers’ Choice distinction for Data Center networking, the company’s leading open networking switch portfolio is being rebranded as Dell EMC PowerSwitch. This new naming convention reflects the powered up modern enterprise that supports massive volumes of data traffic, across all points of the edge, core and cloud.
Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5200-ON, the first switch family with the new portfolio name, delivers up to 2.5X the performance of previous models and includes its first-to-market half-width version designed for HCI environments. Available in new 12- and 24-port options, it delivers low density, cost effective, high-performance top-of-rack connectivity and is ideal to modernize, automate and transform networks for edge, storage and HCI implementations.
Starting today, Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5248-ON will support more performance-intensive and mission-critical HCI deployments in a turnkey experience, managed by VxRail with SmartFabric Services integration. For VxRail, Dell EMC SmartFabric Services automates up to 98% of the steps for network fabric design, validation and deployment. The Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5248, the company’s first 25GbE switch certified for SmartFabric Service, enables the network to keep pace with higher I/O compute and storage.
The Dell EMC VxFlex appliance, a new turnkey engineered system, joins the Dell EMC hyperconverged portfolio to help customers modernize their infrastructure with a smaller, economical form factor that can scale as their needs grow. This addition comes as Dell EMC aligns its VxFlex OS-enabled HCI integrated systems under a common brand – VxFlex – which includes both the new VxFlex appliance and VxFlex integrated rack (formerly VxRack FLEX).
Dell EMC expands VxRail orchestration capabilities by offering early access of VxRail Analytical Consulting Engine (ACE).
Dell EMC is now offering early access to VxRail Analytical Consulting Engine (ACE) as part of VxRail HCI System Software to collaborate with customers and allow their voices to be heard in the development for its launch. This new centralized data collection and analytics platform helps customers keep their HCI stack operating at peak performance and ready for future workloads using machine learning capabilities to perform capacity forecasting and self-optimization. Active across the entire HCI stack, ACE performs remote measurement and diagnostics to help IT automate day-to-day management and make informed decisions. As time goes on, ACE continues to learn, viewing trends in resource utilization, human management and more, ensuring a high performance operating environment based on analytics and best practices.