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Primeur weekly 2018-02-19

Exascale supercomputing

Ready for Exascale: researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing ...

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science ...

Middleware

An OLCF-developed visualization tool offers customization and faster rendering ...

Hardware

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler ...

Cray reports 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ...

MACH-2 put into operation at 77 trillion operations/second ...

Applications

CENIC recognizes technology projects to combat California wildfires ...

3D-e-Chem team develops building blocks and recipes for computer-aided drug discovery ...

Researchers find blood pressure drug holds promise for preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes ...

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers ...

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt ...

Embracing complexity in biological systems ...

Particle interactions calculated on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries ...

GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer ...

NEC and Tohoku University succeed in AI-based new material development ...

Physics data processing at NERSC dramatically cuts reconstruction time ...

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018 ...

Neural networks everywhere ...

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision ...

New turbulent transport modelling shows multiscale fluctuations in heated plasma ...

TACC and DOD engage in four-year transformational design project ...

The Cloud

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data ...

Oracle buys Zenedge ...

NEC contributes to ecosystem for enhancing virtualized network orchestration ...

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler

13 Feb 2018 Hopkinton - Dell EMC has expanded its market-leading converged infrastructure (CI) system with the addition of the next generation Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000. The new system breaks the physical boundaries of traditional CI and offers enterprises even greater simplicity and flexibility to help accelerate their IT and digital transformation efforts.

The VxBlock 1000 is designed to support workloads of all types and includes a substantially broader choice of world class storage arrays, data protection and compute than previous-generation VxBlock Systems. This new system's all-in-one, multiple-technology design expands upon CI's promise by further simplifying IT infrastructure lifecycle management through extensive pre-validation. This enables IT staff to be freed from time-consuming administrative tasks, so they can focus on higher-value, business innovation projects.

"When customers deploy CI, what they are really looking to do is invest in technology that removes data centre cost while, ultimately, improving outcomes", stated Jeff Boudreau, president, Dell EMC Storage Division. "Our role is to deliver CI innovation that has the right mix and capacity of IT resources and data services that evolving applications require, but with pooled resources, so the data centre is more efficient even as workload requirements change. We offer this with a focus on reducing administrative burden for IT teams under constant pressure to deliver more with less."

The VxBlock 1000 builds on Dell EMC’s industry leadership in CI with a host of new capabilities. These help enterprises reap greater benefits than ever before from a wider breadth of technologies than previously supported. These are in addition to traditional CI advantages such as lower operating expenses and a five-year return on investment of up to 640%.

Compared to previous generation Dell EMC VxBlock Systems, the VxBlock 1000 offers improved:

  • Business agility by applying the right mix and capacity of IT resources and data services that evolving applications require when they need them. For the first time, customers can mix four types of storage arrays - Dell EMC Unity, VMAX, XtremIO, and Isilon - and now can opt for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers, in addition to Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, and a broad range of Dell EMC data protection products all in one system. Compared to previous generations, the VxBlock 1000 increases server scalability by 56% (from 512 to 800 servers) and now supports up to ten storage arrays.
  • Data centre efficiency by pooling resources to maximize system use, preventing stranded capacity and increasing return on investment while reducing rack space by up to 60 percent. With pooling of diverse resources in a single system, customers can allocate and re-allocate pooled compute, storage and data protection resources to specific applications, as business and workload requirements change, instead of having to work across and manage multiple disparate systems.
  • Operational simplicity by delivering a turnkey, engineered system with lifecycle assurance that frees up IT staff to focus on innovation. The VxBlock 1000's native support for mixed technologies offers improved simplicity for physical infrastructure, infrastructure administration and lifecycle management by reducing data centre footprint (less cabinets, LAN and SAN switches, power supplies and system management hardware and software). In addition to offering fewer components to manage and support daily, the VxBlock 1000 can reduce overall system lifecycle administration time for multi-technologies by up to 75%.

The Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 is available for ordering globally beginning today via Dell EMC and its channel partners.

John Grieco, chief technology officer, The University of Vermont Health Network, stated: "Deploying Dell EMC VxBlock at the University of Vermont Health Network's infrastructure has helped build a seamless workflow with centralized management across our converged platform. This has greatly simplified our overall IT support and allowed us to enable better provider and patient outcomes while breaking new ground in the field of health. With the Dell EMC VxBlock 1000, we now have the ability to mix and match technologies for greater flexibility to optimize our data centre technologies."

David Kloempken, director, Data Center Solutions, Cisco, stated: "Our converged infrastructure collaboration with Dell EMC has created a multi-billion dollar industry. Dell EMC VxBlock was built on the premise that IT can be simpler to manage. With the flexibility and scale of the Dell EMC VxBlock System 1000, customers can continue to leverage the benefits of our latest data centre innovations using Cisco UCS and Nexus 9000 to accelerate data centre modernization."

Eric Sheppard, research director, enterprise storage and converged systems, IDC, stated: "It's difficult to overstate the amount of effort Dell EMC has put into the design and continued support of enterprise converged systems. Converged systems like VxBlock 1000 offload the complexity and risk associated with managing enterprise-grade data centre infrastructure so that IT teams can confidently focus on higher-value projects/tasks."
Source: Dell EMC

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-19

Exascale supercomputing

Ready for Exascale: researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing ...

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science ...

Middleware

An OLCF-developed visualization tool offers customization and faster rendering ...

Hardware

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler ...

Cray reports 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ...

MACH-2 put into operation at 77 trillion operations/second ...

Applications

CENIC recognizes technology projects to combat California wildfires ...

3D-e-Chem team develops building blocks and recipes for computer-aided drug discovery ...

Researchers find blood pressure drug holds promise for preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes ...

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers ...

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt ...

Embracing complexity in biological systems ...

Particle interactions calculated on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries ...

GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer ...

NEC and Tohoku University succeed in AI-based new material development ...

Physics data processing at NERSC dramatically cuts reconstruction time ...

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018 ...

Neural networks everywhere ...

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision ...

New turbulent transport modelling shows multiscale fluctuations in heated plasma ...

TACC and DOD engage in four-year transformational design project ...

The Cloud

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data ...

Oracle buys Zenedge ...

NEC contributes to ecosystem for enhancing virtualized network orchestration ...