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Primeur weekly 2015-10-26

Special

DZ Bank believes in Cloud computing but has to move with caution ...

Peter Coveney's views on the Virtual Human, the Human Brain Project, the medical practice and curriculum, and the interrelation of supercomputing and data storage ...

Focus

Exascale: not simply a matter of re-writing the applications and more parallelism ...

Exascale supercomputing

New report on energy-efficient computing ...

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks ...

Quantum computing

Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins "spooky action" is real ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, UK STFC Hartree Centre, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch high performance computing POWER Acceleration and Design Center for business ...

Middleware

Bright Computing's Panos Labropoulos to speak at Amsterdam Spark Summit ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP expert Zend ...

SGI exceeds 200 Terabyte milestone in total systems running SAP HANA ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications ...

Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science ...

U.S. Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers ...

Supermicro's new X11 UP solutions with highest performance and efficiency support latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family ...

New custom-designed storage system by DDN boosts Intel Omni-Path fabric speed in HPC, web and Cloud workflows by 100 percent ...

Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration selects Penguin Computing's Tundra extreme scale solution for National Labs ...

Applications

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software ...

New SDSC award provides easy path to supercomputing for neuroscientists ...

UC San Diego/SDSC study uncovers mechanism to block a cancer pathway ...

Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain's network of neurons ...

DrugDiscovery@TACC portal helps researchers worldwide with drug therapeutics ...

Supercomputing helps ecologists overturn popular theory ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware reveal new Cloud services business ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption

21 Oct 2015 Austin - Dell has expanded its Cloud portfolio with a new hybrid Cloud solution, featuring technology jointly developed with Microsoft, designed to break down the barriers customers experience on their path to Cloud. Additionally, Dell also is offering an industry-unique payment solution to help customers simplify and minimize risks associated with Cloud adoption.

According to a recent Dell worldwide poll of IT decision makers (ITDM), 9 in 10 say a hybrid Cloud strategy is important to achieve a Future-Ready Enterprise. And, the recently unveiled Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI 2015) revealed that 55 percent of organisations globally indicated use of more than one type of Cloud. The GTAI 2015 also cites cost and security as the biggest barriers to adopting and implementing Cloud, and complexity is the barrier most often associated with hybrid Cloud.

"The challenges most customers face on their Cloud journey are clear. They tell us it’s too complex, the cost-risk is too high, and control isn't transparent", stated Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager of engineered solutions and Cloud at Dell. "When you couple Microsoft's unique Azure consistency from public to private Cloud and Dell Cloud Manager integrated with the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, customers now have unparalleled Cloud governance and control. With our new Cloud Flex Pay programme, cost-risk is all but eliminated. These Dell innovations demonstrate we're the only company today to provide the full range of Cloud infrastructure, software, services and payment solutions to help customers unlock the promise of hybrid Cloud."

Extending the success of Dell's exclusive collaboration with Microsoft on its Cloud Platform System Premium, Dell has made available the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, which is built around the new Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard, highlighted in a Dell World keynote discussion between Michael Dell and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. This new system is designed to break through the hybrid Cloud adoption barriers of complexity, cost and control.

The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is the industry's first integrated, modular hybrid Cloud solution. This new system delivers simplified, automated deployment and maintenance capabilities; a unique payment solution to reduce customer investment risk; and unparalleled hybrid Cloud governance, control, and policy-based automation for Microsoft Azure and other Cloud environments.

"Customers want to simplify and accelerate their journey to the Cloud, and today Microsoft and Dell are extending their collaboration to remove many of the traditional barriers to hybrid Cloud", stated Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. "With CPS Standard, which is at the heart of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, we've worked together to deliver a solution that goes beyond other integrated systems on the market today, by providing Azure-consistent hybrid Cloud services and a fast time to value to help customers enable their hybrid Cloud strategy."

The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft provides customers with:

  • On-premises private Cloud, with consistent Azure public Cloud access in less than three hours, and minimized downtime with unified system updates that are non-disruptive, fully automated, dependency-aware and smart-sequenced.
  • The ability to build and provision workload templates and flexibly deploy business services and governance models of multiple Cloud environments from one management construct, via out-of-the-box integration with Dell Cloud Manager (DCM).
  • Unified, simplified private-with-public Cloud management and consumption control across Windows Azure Pack (WAP), Azure and other Cloud services.

The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is built around CPS Standard, which combines optimized Dell modular infrastructure with pre-configured Microsoft CPS software, including Microsoft's proven software stack and Azure Services for back-up, site recovery and operational insights. Additional services from Dell include ProSupport and Managed Cloud Services.

Dell added Dell Cloud Flex Pay to its portfolio of Scale Ready Payment Solutions, which Dell uniquely designed to accelerate customer adoption of Cloud solutions wherever they are on their Cloud journey.

The Dell Cloud Flex Pay programme provides customers with an industry-first option to deploy the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft in a flexible, cost-effective way. Dell is making this payment solution available for the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft so customers can experience the benefits of hybrid Cloud without making a long-term commitment. This cost-risk relief helps customers experience hybrid Cloud usage levels before committing to the purchase.

For example, an IT decision maker may be challenged in predicting test and development usage levels. Issues such as underuse and unanticipated demand can increase investment risk, lead to services gaps and not maximize capital budgets. Cloud Flex Pay eliminates these risks, gaps and inefficiencies, enabling the IT decision makers to gain practical experience, greater certainty in planning, and make sound future Cloud solution investments.

At the end of the initial six-month term, customers have several options available, including the ability to extend the evaluation period, continue to use the solution, return it or take ownership of it.

Dell's investment and innovation in Cloud solution development supports varied enterprise data centre workloads, applications and operating systems, addressing new customer demands and industry trends that allow customers to find value in Cloud wherever they are on their Cloud journey.

Dell unveiled new products and milestones to its Cloud solutions portfolio:

  • New Dell Administrator for Office 365 enables secure, effective control of Office 365, SharePoint and OneDrive for business through a consolidated, intuitive console that empowers IT administrators to better manage, report on, and utilize existing collaboration platforms to improve ROI of the Microsoft stack across the business. IT Admins can extend their management to on-premises deployments making this the perfect adaptable platform for any deployment type.
  • New Dell Foglight for Virtualization 8.3 gives organisations the power to manage performance from the virtual and physical server layer and optimize to increase the performance of private Cloud environments running on Dell servers, all from a single-pane-of-glass view. New Dell OpenManage Essentials integration with patented analytics now found in Foglight for Virtualization allow customers to visually correlate virtual workloads down to the server environment in real-time, as well as historical views to detect performance issues before they impact the business.
  • Dell has been chosen by Markit, a global financial information services company, to power and support its new platform, Know Your Third Party (KY3P).
  • The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive is the industry's largest Cloud-based, vendor-neutral clinical archive, and now manages more than 10 billion images and 100 million medical studies. Dell's understanding of the current demands on IT, as well as future demands around breakthroughs in health care such as genomics, has prompted customers to move their imaging systems to the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive.
- Dell's fully-managed cloud solution for medical practices and providers has helped lower costs, manage complex health care IT systems, address security requirements and handle staffing challenges for hundreds of physicians. During the past four years, Dell has doubled its physician business from 21,000 users to 43,000 users and from 8.6 million to 16.7 million logins.
Source: Dell

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-10-26

Special

DZ Bank believes in Cloud computing but has to move with caution ...

Peter Coveney's views on the Virtual Human, the Human Brain Project, the medical practice and curriculum, and the interrelation of supercomputing and data storage ...

Focus

Exascale: not simply a matter of re-writing the applications and more parallelism ...

Exascale supercomputing

New report on energy-efficient computing ...

Photons open the gateway for quantum networks ...

Quantum computing

Loophole-free Bell test TU Delft crowns 80-years-old debate on nature of reality: Einsteins "spooky action" is real ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, UK STFC Hartree Centre, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch high performance computing POWER Acceleration and Design Center for business ...

Middleware

Bright Computing's Panos Labropoulos to speak at Amsterdam Spark Summit ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP expert Zend ...

SGI exceeds 200 Terabyte milestone in total systems running SAP HANA ...

Hardware

Nor-Tech innovates ruggedized portable custom supercomputer for CAE and other applications ...

Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science ...

U.S. Army unveils Excalibur, one of the world's top 20 supercomputers ...

Supermicro's new X11 UP solutions with highest performance and efficiency support latest Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 family ...

New custom-designed storage system by DDN boosts Intel Omni-Path fabric speed in HPC, web and Cloud workflows by 100 percent ...

Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration selects Penguin Computing's Tundra extreme scale solution for National Labs ...

Applications

IBM expands data discovery and Q&A power of Watson Analytics ...

Cray's high-density GPU system sets new performance standard for ECHELON reservoir simulation software ...

New SDSC award provides easy path to supercomputing for neuroscientists ...

UC San Diego/SDSC study uncovers mechanism to block a cancer pathway ...

Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain's network of neurons ...

DrugDiscovery@TACC portal helps researchers worldwide with drug therapeutics ...

Supercomputing helps ecologists overturn popular theory ...

The Cloud

EMC and VMware reveal new Cloud services business ...

Dell introduces industry-first hybrid Cloud system with bold payment structure to simplify and minimize risks of Cloud adoption ...