Month: February 2021

Month: February 2021

first_imgDell EMC has been placed in the Leaders’ Quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.Dell EMC believes our position as a Leader in Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions validates our innovative data protection solutions. We feel that this year, the introduction of the Integrated Data Protection Appliance, as well as our unique cloud capabilities, resulted in Dell EMC being named a Leader positioned highest in execution for data center backup and recovery solutions.Dell EMC delivers comprehensive data protection to help our customers modernize protection across what they value most: their data. Dell EMC is uniquely positioned to help guide our customers on their path to next-gen IT through our modern data protection solutions for today’s requirements, as well transformational data protection solutions for tomorrow’s requirements all within the same data protection portfolio.We believe that our strength in execution, combined with our transformational vision, continue to propel Dell EMC Data Protection into a leadership position within the industry.The breadth and depth of our product portfolio has allowed Dell EMC Data Protection to maintain and grow our market leadership. And without interruption, we have continued to bolster our presence within the IT industry since the acquisition of EMC by Dell.With our industry-leading data protection portfolio, modernizing your data protection strategy just got a whole lot easier. Learn more about Dell EMC’s Data Protection portfolio by visiting DellEMC.com.Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, 31 July 2017. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Dell EMC. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.last_img read more


Month: February 2021

first_imgMichelle Soares’ first day at Dell was September 5, 2016, after being a Dell employee for five years.Wait, what?  That doesn’t make sense.Let me explain, it was on that day that Ricardo Leonel Soares de Castro was officially recognized for her transition to Michelle Soares by her peers and her company, right down to her Dell email address and badge.On that day of new beginnings, Soares was welcomed back to work with a surprise lunch hosted by Dell’s Pride and Women Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) along with her Human Resources (HR)  Department.“I was wearing a black and white star dress, they greeted me with an unexpected lunch and, more than that, I received my very first bouquet of flowers – white lilies cheirosíssimos,” she remembers. “They had this amazing scent and I actually cried when I got them.”She goes on to the highlight the significance of the day, “I understood then that I was in the right place. It was, without a doubt, the watershed of my career and personal life.”Soares credits the support and encouragement of the Dell Pride ERG for her courage to finally live her life as herself.“I decided to join Pride because when I joined Dell I was not actually out of the closet. So Pride was actually what helped me come out of the closet,” Soares said. “My initial intention when joining Pride was to get help for me, and then I started working with the community and giving back.”When Soares communicated with her management that she was about to begin the process of transitioning, she was fearful of the repercussions. Thankfully, her management team and HR department were completely supportive, providing assistance along the way not only for Soares, but for her co-workers as well. With the help of the Pride ERG, they began awareness and education training for Soares’ colleagues, helping them understand the change and for some, the unknown.“It gave me a sense of security that you usually don’t encounter when coming out,” she said.Soares still faces some obstacles, but decidedly less than those that have traveled this road before her. She is thankful to work for a company that values diversity.“Dell really is a diverse place where you can be yourself. Whoever you are, bring your whole self, not half, bring who you are,” she said. “Dell will accept you for who you are. I’ve experienced that first hand.”Recently Soares volunteered to attend the Out & Equal conference in the United States.“Being a panelist during the Out & Equal conference was an amazing experience,” Soares said. “I got to meet several Dell leaders, PRIDE members, LGBT+ people from all over the planet, and had the opportunity to share my story and hear others’ stories.“It lit my fire again to work to bring equality to our employees on a global level, it motivated me to understand the challenges faced in each region, and take the correct measures to make Dell an even more inclusive company (hard task, since this company is already amazing). Being a member of PRIDE and Dell gave me the honor of living this amazing and inclusive experience. I became a better person, and want to continue to help others more.”Her words of wisdom for those about to embark on their own journey?“One thing that I learned with time, the worst lie is to lie to yourself. I lived a lie for over 30 years of my life,” she said. “Your transition will not be the same as anyone else’s, it’s your transition. Look for support. You will lose people in the process. The moment you are truthful to yourself, the people who love you for who you are, will be there for you. Lying to yourself will only make it harder. Look for support through HR, ERG’s and other Trans. You are not alone.”last_img read more


Month: February 2021

first_imgTake it all on boardThe bottom line is that when your customers build solutions for extreme or non-traditional environments, the onus is on you to deliver. Working with us, you can create connected, secure, rugged maritime solutions that can withstand extreme heat or cold, oil and dust plus the shock and vibration of ship’s engine rooms and other challenging environments.I believe that the marine-grade PowerEdge XR2 is the perfect building block for your rugged OEM maritime solutions, and would love to hear your reactions and questions.Come meet the Dell EMC OEM Crew and experience the PowerEdge XR2 at SMM Hamburg, 4-7 September, Admiral’s Club Lounge, Hall B4.To learn more about Dell EMC OEM, visit: www.dellemc.com/oemVisit DellEMC.COM/XR2 for all the latest XR2 product information. Keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @etienne_mary and @DellEMCOEM, and join our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page here. Are you creating solutions for the maritime or offshore industry outside of the traditional data centre? Do you need to comply with industry-specific certifications, such as Marine IEC60945 or DNV GL standards?Do your customers need to access applications and data anytime, anywhere? Maybe your solutions are operating in the ship’s engine room with the challenge of limited space, oily conditions and extreme temperatures? Perhaps, you’re running naval surveillance operations while having to contend with vibrations caused by waves and high winds?The PowerEdge XR2 has earned its sea legsIf you said yes to any of these questions, you’ll most definitely be interested in the latest marine-certified addition to the Dell EMC OEM PowerEdge family – the XR2, which offers industry-first security features and enhanced systems management.Part of our latest family of 14th generation servers, the good news is that the rugged XR2 has now earned its sea legs with flying colours. You’ll be pleased to hear that multiple configurations have been extensively tested to meet exacting IEC60945 standards and are fully certified for DNV GL.The whole nine yardsSome people may wonder, why do you need a server at sea? The answer is simple. Without a server, you have no way of filtering data, making calculations on the fly, or conducting analytics at the edge. Everything must go back to the data centre, resulting in delays, possible security concerns and negative impact to cost, bandwidth, latency and storage. The good news is that in all these scenarios, the XR2 rises beautifully to the challenge.Light, tough and resistantThis little beauty measures just 52.5 cm (20.67 inches) rack depth and is lightweight at a maximum weight of 13kg (28lbs) so it can certainly fit in close quarters, where there’s no room to swing the proverbial cat. This is ideal for naval vessels, like patrol boats, multi-purpose frigates and amphibious ships, where you can’t use a standard-sized server due to space limitations or tough conditions, but you still need reliability and a lot of compute power, close to the action.No need to batten down the hatchesThe XR2 is resistant to shock and vibration as well as being capable of operating in temperatures of up to 45 degrees C° (113F°). In fact, this little toughie can tolerate 55 degrees C° for up to eight hours. It also has optional, rugged sliding rails for installation in standard four-post racks or in transit cases.Running a tight shipIn addition to the standard PowerEdge security features, a common access card reader on the XR2 provides additional authentication. All you need do is simply remove the common access card reader and the server is immediately rendered useless with all the data automatically encrypted. As the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words so let’s look at a couple of real-world examples.Plain sailingOne customer offers a VoIP-based switching solution for naval communication, delivering future-ready voice and data communications. In this instance, all of the switching functions are implemented in software, hosted on the Dell EMC PowerEdge XR2 and Dell EMC Storage Virtual Rack MD3 OEM platforms.In another use case, an energy services company built a satellite communications solution for drilling firms in remote harsh environments. The PowerEdge was chosen to cope with severe environmental requirements with the customer saying that it provided ‘outstanding quality’ in the field. Prior to choosing Dell EMC, the energy services supplier’s solution was with a white box provider that had suffered outages because of jarring transportation, dust and extreme temperatures.last_img read more


Month: February 2021

first_imgThe San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is preparing to roll out a 5-petaFLOPS system with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs inside, connected with Mellanox HDR InfiniBand.In years past, supercomputers were built to meet the needs of elite teams of scientists and engineers whose work required extreme processing power. Today, the world of supercomputing is changing, as an ever-broader range of users require access to high performance computing to drive discovery and innovation. In this new data era, HPC systems often need to meet the diverse requirements of thousands of users.With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) supports the HPC needs of tens of thousands of users and hundreds of multidisciplinary programs, spanning from astrophysics and bioinformatics to environmental sciences and health. SDSC provides resources, services and expertise to the national research community, including academia, industry and government.To carry out its far-reaching mission, SDSC strives to accelerate discovery and innovation with the latest and greatest technology, and this year is no exception. Sometime this summer, SDSC will roll out the Expanse system, expected to serve more than 50,000 academic- and industry-based researchers from across the United States. The system, delivered by Dell Technologies, will have the versatility and balance to give users just what they need, including PowerEdge C4140 servers with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA NVLink high-speed interconnect technology.A look under the hoodExpanse will deliver the power of 728 dual-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525 servers with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors connected with Mellanox HDR InfiniBand. The system will have 93,000 compute cores and is projected to have a peak speed of 5 petaflops. That will almost double the performance of SDSC’s current Comet supercomputer, also from Dell Technologies.In a unique design approach, Expanse will be based on clusters of 13 identical scalable compute units, each with 56 CPU compute nodes and four GPU compute nodes. Each of these scalable compute units will have more than 7,000 compute cores and 56 terabytes of lightning-fast local NVMe storage. And beyond the scalable units, Expanse will have a Lustre parallel file system with 12 petabytes of storage, attached via an HDR 200 network.For many users, NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs will be a big attraction for the Expanse system, as is the case with the SDSC’s current Comet supercomputer. SDSC says that Expanse’s accelerated compute nodes will provide a much-needed GPU capability to its user community, serving both well-established applications in areas such as molecular dynamics as well as the rapidly growing demand for resources to support machine learning and artificial intelligence.The ‘long tail of science’Like SDSC’s Comet supercomputer, which is slated to remain in operation through March 2021, Expanse will continue to serve what is referred to as the “long tail of science.” Expanse will run workloads from virtually every discipline, from multi-messenger astronomy, genomics and the social sciences to biological sciences, earth sciences, material science, quantum chemistry and astrophysics.These workloads include high-throughput computing, batch-scheduled jobs and science gateways. Expanse will also support direct integration with commercial cloud, which will allow users to access cloud HPC resources via Expanse, and composable systems, which is an approach that integrates HPC systems, instruments, data analysis and high-performance networks into purpose-specific resources.In short, we’re talking about a highly accessible HPC system that will serve researchers across virtually all the domains of science, engineering, music and art.To learn moreFor a closer look at Expanse, see the SDSC news release “NSF Awards $10 Million to SDSC to Deploy ‘Expanse’ Supercomputer.” And stay tuned for more updates from Dell Technologies as we work with SDSC to bring the system online this summer.last_img read more


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