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Dell Technologies Unveils Groundbreaking Servers and Solutions for Modern Data Centers

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 17, 2019 by itnerd

Dell Technologies is introducing a portfolio of all-new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, new Ready Solutions for High-Performance Computing (HPC), and simplified management integrations with leading software and public cloud providers, all designed to address the demands of the modern data center.

Five all-new PowerEdge servers, added to the world’s bestselling server portfolio,have been designed from the ground-up to address the complex and varied demands of traditional, emerging and multi-cloud workloads. Engineered to unlock the full potential of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the new servers offer customersimproved performance and an easier to manage and secure platform. The new PowerEdge servers have set world records including 280% greater single-socket virtualized database performance1 and the industry’s top dual-socket performance result in the SAP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) benchmark.

Dell Technologies innovation offers all new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers designed to optimize the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors

New PowerEdge servers, designed to optimize the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor capabilities, are engineered to offer the compute performance, manageability and integrated security required for multi-cloud environments and a wide range of new and emerging workloads.

For example, the new severs enable improved Dell EMC vSAN Ready Node deployments with an up to 51% increase in input/output per second (IOPS) over previous generation AMD EPYC processor-based PowerEdge systems.

The result of Dell EMC engineering and close collaboration with AMD helps ensure customers can benefit from all features of the new AMD EPYC processors, unlike “drop-in” approaches that may limit processor capabilities.

The new servers offer faster compute and memory response and benefit from built-in hardware and firmware security. Compared to the previous generation, the servers’ newly designed motherboard also offers customers better cooling and optimal signal integrity. Additionally, the innovative PowerEdge designs benefit customers today and in the future with support for PCIe 4.0 interconnection for next generation storage, accelerators and advanced networking.

New server innovations and capabilities include:

  • Workload-Optimized System Designs – Built from the processor architecture up to support all aspects of the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the new PowerEdge designs offer substantial performance improvements for a variety of workloads, including HPC, databases and VDI.
  • Efficient TCO – With high core counts and balanced configurations, the new, powerful single-socket designs are capable of workloads that often require two sockets. The efficient performance can offer hardware and software cost savings for improved total cost of ownership.
  • Greater Bandwidth – Featuring up to 26% more PCIe lanes with 60% faster interconnect fabric, enabled by PCIe 4.0, the new servers offer industry-leading capabilities for demanding network needs.
  • Security – The new servers offer built-in security from below the chipset and BIOS to the processor. With AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization and Secure Memory Encryption, the all-new servers offer robust integrated security that spans virtual machines and system memory.

Dell Technologies expands Dell EMC Ready Solutions for High Performance Computing portfolio

Dell EMC is expanding the Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC portfolio based on the new PowerEdge servers. New designs for Ready Solutions for HPC for Digital Manufacturing, Research and Life Sciences offer benefits of liquid-cooling and GPU-enablement to further enhance performance for compute-intensive workloads, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.  The Ready Solutions for HPC, with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors, offer improved performance for workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, climate and weather modeling. In recent testing, the PowerEdge C6525 delivered weather modeling results in half the time as previous generation AMD EPYC processor-based servers for faster severe storm notification.

New Dell EMC OpenManage advancements available with tighter management integrations

To further ease management across traditional and multi-cloud workloads, Dell Technologies is introducing several Dell EMC OpenManage advancements and strengthening integrations across an ecosystem of leading software vendors. Portfolio-wide additions include:

  • VMware Integrations – The new release of OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter offers increased management scalability for more efficient management of VMware clusters in large environments. This also provides native support for the vCenter HTML5 interface to streamline management and reduce training time.
  • Microsoft Windows Admin Center Integration – Through new integration, Dell EMC brings enhanced management to Microsoft environments providing deep control of PowerEdge servers, as well as full-stack visibility and control of Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
  • ServiceNow Integration – Leveraging OpenManage FlexSelect, the new ServiceNow integration automates service management for PowerEdge servers. As incidents occur, automation between OpenManage Enterprise and ServiceNow delivers a consistent view, allowing for remediation directly through ServiceNow.

Availability

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R6515 and R7515 servers are available worldwide now.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 and C6525 servers have planned availability worldwide in October 2019.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R7525 servers have planned availability in early 2020.
  • Dell EMC OpenManage advancements are now available worldwide.
  • Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC Digital Manufacturing, Research and Life Science, with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC-based PowerEdge servers, will beavailable worldwide in October 2019.

 

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Dell EMC Announces New Updates To High-End Storage Portfolio

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 10, 2019 by itnerd

Dell Technologies is announcing significant updates to Dell EMC PowerMax, incorporating next-generation technologies to ensure best-in-class performance for today and tomorrow’s most critical applications.

Since launching in 2018, Dell EMC PowerMax has helped high-end storage customers across all industries, including top-tier banks, cloud service providers and healthcare companies, support their most demanding applications where low latency is key and the highest resiliency is paramount. Dell EMC is the undisputed leader of the high-end storage market according to IDC with a 43.9% share; nearly triple that of the next highest competitor.

An Industry-First: Dell EMC PowerMax Introduces Dual Port SCM SSDs as Persistent Storage

Dell EMC PowerMax is first-to-market with dual port Intel® Optane™ SSDs and the use of Storage Class Memory (SCM) as persistent storage. The dual port Intel®Optane™ SSDs are the result of co-development between Dell and Intel and mark the latest innovation stemming from a decades-long partnership between the two companies.

Dell Technologies is also announcing that NVMe-oF is now available for all PowerMax arrays, enabling true end-to-end NVMe to deliver the performance and lower latency required by today’s modern enterprise.

End-to-end NVMe on PowerMax is made possible by newly qualified PowerMax 32Gb FC I/O modules, 32Gb Connectrix switches, directors and 32Gb NVMe host adapters with Dell EMC PowerPath multipathing software. Dell EMC PowerPath, known for its resiliency and migration capabilities, is the first enterprise-class SAN multipathing software with full support for NVMe-oF.

The combination of PowerMax’s unique, scale-out, end-to-end NVMe architecture and this industry-first use of SCM provides customers with a faster, more efficient storage system that delivers these performance improvements:    

  • Up to 15M IOPS
  • Up to 350GB/sec Bandwidth
  • Up to 50% Better Response Times
  • Sub-100us (microseconds) Read Response Times

PowerMax’s built-in machine learning engine leverages predictive analytics and pattern recognition to automatically place data on the correct media type (SCM or Flash) based on its IO profile. PowerMax analyzes and forecasts 40 million data sets in real-time, driving 6 billion decisions per day [vii], resulting in significant time savings and maximum performance at minimum cost.

Streamline Operations and Speed Application Development

Dell EMC PowerMax now allows customers to easily automate infrastructure operations and DevOps workflows. Customers can now serve PowerMax storage for configuration management and application deployment, including containerized workloads. And PowerMax’s automated infrastructure provisioning and management tasks enable customers’ agile and efficient IT operations with:

  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plug-in, available now on the VMware Solutions Exchange, allows customers to develop end-to-end automation routines including provisioning, data protection and host operations. Customers can also offer these automated routines as self-service catalog items on the VMware vRealize Automation platform.
  • Pre-built Ansible modules allow customers to create Playbooks for storage provisioning, snapshots and data management workflows for consistent and automated operations. These modules are available on GitHub now.
  • The new Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in for PowerMax provisions and manages storage for workloads running on Kubernetes. The CSI plugin, available now on GitHub, extends PowerMax’s uncompromising performance and world class data services to a growing number of applications built on a micro-services-based architecture.

Cloud Flexibility with Dell EMC PowerMax

Customers can now incorporate Dell EMC PowerMax into their multi-cloud strategies in a variety of different ways, all of which provide world class availability, flexibility, security and performance with the agility of hybrid cloud operations.

First, the just-released Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs for Dell EMC PowerMax helps organizations build their own hybrid cloud infrastructure while offering deployment flexibility for workloads that have unique external storage-specific requirements, including independent capacity scaling and advanced features such as integrated data protection.

Dell EMC storage arrays PowerMax and Unity XT are the first to be validated with VMware Cloud Foundation through Fibre Channel as primary storage, within workload domains, in addition to existing support through Network File System (NFS) protocol.

Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services delivers Dell EMC Storage as a public cloud service for Disaster Recovery across AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, plus many multi-cloud use cases including analytics and test/dev. Cloud Storage Services is designed to save time on system management, provides enterprise-grade data security, performance, capacity, replication, and availability in public clouds.

Availability

PowerMax with NVMe-oF, dual port Intel® Optane™ SSDs will be available globally on Monday, September 16. Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs for Dell EMC PowerMax, Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services and the plug-ins mentioned above are available now.

Dell EMC Introduces New OneFS Updates

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 5, 2019 by itnerd

Dell EMC Isilon is announced an update to their OneFS operating system to help companies manage this explosion of data and unlock their Data Capital.

OneFS 8.2.1 delivers hardware-based data reduction features of in-line compression and in-line deduplication on the F810 all-flash platform to enable customers to reduce data centre footprint and optimize storage resources. With Isilon scale-out NAS solutions powered by OneFS 8.2.1, organizations can modernize their storage infrastructure to support their IT transformation.

For more details on this announcement, please check out Dell EMC’s latest blog here.

Dell EMC Powers AI to Understand Disease Outbreaks at Simon Fraser University

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 4, 2019 by itnerd

In April 2017, Simon Fraser University launched Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputer, the HPC system, named “Cedar,” after British Columbia’s official tree. The system, which debuted at number 86 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, enables thousands of researchers across Canada to run a wide variety of scientific workloads, including those related to AI, machine learning, deep learning, personalized medicine and green energy technology.

SFU bioinformatics and genomics professor Fiona Brinkman, who leads the university’s Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis Project, uses the sophisticated and secure compute power of an HPC system from Dell EMC to understand disease outbreaks.

Here’s a video that shows more on HPC:

With the ability to churn through billions of data points in real time, HPC systems provide the power for machine learning and deep learning algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data that might otherwise be all but impossible to detect.

You can learn more about SFU’s work powered by Dell in this case study as well as hear from those who operate Simon Fraser University’s super computer, Cedar, here.

Dell Technologies Advances Software-Defined Networking

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 27, 2019 by itnerd

Today at VMworld 2019, Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) announces new advancements in software-defined networking so customers can simplify and help lower the cost of networking in today’s multi-cloud world.

Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution

Legacy wide area networks (WANs) struggle to keep up with the modern, multi-cloud traffic demands. At the edge, the new Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution helps customers move away from complex, slow-to-innovate and expensive branch office networking to a SD-WAN platform that uses cloud capabilities and economics. Previewed at Dell Technologies World, the new solution is now globally available and supported.

This Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution delivers all-in-one simplicity – combining VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud software available as a flexible subscription with highly-engineered and efficient modern appliances in multiple configuration options – all backed by world-class Dell EMC support, supply chain, and services.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. Software subscription options can be upgraded to accommodate changing business requirements for features, duration and bandwidth.

The Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution has three key components:

  • SD-WAN Edge powered by VMware – networking specific, purpose-built appliances designed for high efficiency and reliability
  • SD-WAN Orchestrator – cloud-based management and orchestration software services from VMware, managed by Dell EMC
  • SD-WAN Gateways – a global network of more secure, application-focused access gateways from VMware to handle WAN traffic

Dell EMC SmartFabric Director – Visibility for Both Physical and Virtual Networks

Dell EMC and VMware also announced SmartFabric Director – an innovation in software-defined networking that enables the physical switch underlay infrastructure to keep pace with the changing demands of virtualized and software-defined networks.

Dell EMC SmartFabric Director enables data center operators to easily build, operate and monitor an open network underlay fabric based on Dell EMC PowerSwitch Series switches. This is important for organizations that have embraced software-defined networking and need to help make sure their physical underlay networks are finely tuned for that overlay environment. A lack of visibility between the two layers can lead to provisioning and configuration errors, hampering network performance.

This innovative solution from Dell EMC and VMware extends the companies’ shared vision of a software-defined data center by simplifying the definition, creation and deployment of data center fabrics with intent-based auto-provisioning and enhanced visibility and management between virtual and physical network environments.

Key features include:

  • VMware vSphere and VMware NSX-T Data Center Integration – Tight integration with VMware vCenter and NSX-T enables the physical underlay/fabric to be correctly provisioned for the smooth functioning of application workloads in a VMware software-defined data center
  • Leaf/Spine Fabric Automation – SmartFabric Director uses a declarative model that allows the user to express intent with a set of three well-defined fabric types. Fabric discovery is an ongoing process and ensures that the wiring is consistent with the user-defined intent and removes guesswork for rapid auto-provisioning
  • Fabric Visibility – SmartFabric Director supports highly scalable and flexible streaming telemetry to gather key operational data and statistics from the fabric switches. Comprehensive, highly-intuitive visualization of the time-series data and other information greatly simplifies day-to-day fabric operations
  • Fabric Lifecycle Management – Upgrading switch images is a critical operation in a data center. SmartFabric Director automates the download, install and verification process and ensures that switches are upgraded with the correct images

Availability

  • Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution is now globally available
  • Dell EMC SmartFabric Director will be available globally in September 2019

 

Dell Technologies Announces Solutions Portfolio Expansion At VMworld’19

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 26, 2019 by itnerd

Dell Technologies is announcing a host of advancements and new options that allow organizations to benefit from Dell Technologies Cloud for both traditional applications and cloud-native environments.

More than half of organizations formulating hybrid cloud strategies have cited seamless compatibility with their on-premises infrastructure as the most important consideration, according to new research from analyst firm ESG. Dell Technologies Cloud, from the No. 1 provider of cloud infrastructure, combines the power of VMware cloud software and Dell EMC infrastructure to remove cloud complexity by offering consistent infrastructure and operations across private clouds, public clouds and the edge.

 

Dell Technologies Cloud Adds Kubernetes Support

Organizations continue to accelerate cloud-native application development while also running traditional, virtualized applications. To help organizations balance both imperatives, Dell Technologies Cloud will support automated deployment of VMware PKS on Dell EMC VxRail, adding integrated support for Kubernetes and containers. This helps organizations to more nimbly adopt flexible and secure cloud-native approaches. This introduction offers Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms customers a single, consistent platform for both traditional and cloud-native workloads, streamlining deployment and operation with full lifecycle management of multiple clusters and enhanced automation, performance and security.

 

Introducing Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs

New Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs offer additional infrastructure options for organizations building hybrid cloud environments. Validated Designs consist of pre-tested infrastructure with deployment guidance using Dell EMC best-of-breed compute, storage and networking, validated with VMware Cloud Foundation. Organizations now can meet the varied demands of workloads by independently scaling storage and compute, allowing infrastructure-intensive applications to be supported most efficiently. New Validated Designs available now include:

  • Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs for Dell EMC PowerMax and Dell EMC Unity storage arrays – Dell EMC storage arrays are the first to be validated with VMware Cloud foundation for using Fibre Channel as primary storage, within workload domains, in addition to the Network File System (NFS) protocol. This offers customers deployment flexibility for workloads that have unique external storage-specific requirements including independent capacity and advanced features such as integrated data protection.
  • Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs for Dell EMC PowerEdge MX servers – With VMware Cloud Foundation interoperability, administrators can now gain maximum resource utilization, enabled by PowerEdge MX servers and OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, allowing customers to dynamically provision storage and assign workloads to individual drives as needed

 

Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service now available

Introduced at Dell Technologies World 2019, the fully-managed Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service offering, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, is now available to U.S. customers, making it the first to market VMware “Project Dimension” solution in customer data centers. Additionally, Dell EMC is now a preferred partner offering data protection for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, allowing organizations to benefit from the added support of key Dell EMC data protection solutions while leveraging VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.

By providing tight integration of VMware cloud tools and Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure, this solution combines the hands-off operational simplicity and subscription-based pricing of the public cloud with the security, control and performance of on-premises infrastructure.

 

Dell Technologies Cloud flexible consumption options, and expanded services accelerate customer success

The availability of Flex on Demand allows organizations to deploy Dell Technologies Cloud and pay only for the technology they use. This includes access to elastic capacity and payments that adjust up or down to match usage.1 Flex on Demand simplifies buffer capacity for customers, charging only for utilized capacity, so they can enjoy public cloud-like agility on-premises without paying for all deployed capacity. This approach also gives organizations the freedom to innovate more quickly by paying for technology resources as needed to support new projects.

Additionally, new ProConsult Migration Services for Dell Technologies Cloud use a mature, highly repeatable migration framework that helps organizations rapidly realize the benefits of Dell Technologies Cloud offerings. This proven approach speeds time to cloud and enables customers to focus on higher priority initiatives.

 

Dell Technologies Cloud Offers Consistent Operations for Hybrid Clouds Across Private Clouds and Leading Public Clouds

Organizations have a variety of options for Dell Technologies Cloud environments:

  • Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms – The combination of VMware Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged systems offers the easiest and fastest path to a consistent hybrid cloud, complete with automated lifecycle management
  • Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs – Now available today, these integrate VMware Cloud Foundation with Dell EMC servers, storage arrays and networking, delivered as pre-tested infrastructure with deployment guidance, offering additional options to meet a diverse set of workloads and customer needs.
  • Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service – Offered as VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, this delivers a fully-managed hybrid cloud service for on-premises data centers and edge deployments
  • Dell Technologies Cloud Partner Clouds – Extending the consistent cloud experience to the public cloud, with support for VMware Cloud on AWS, Azure VMware Solutions, as well as the recently announced VMware for Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and more than 4,200 VMware Cloud Provider Program providers globally

 

Availability

Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms with VMware PKS on Cloud Foundation on Dell EMC VxRail has planned global availability in September 2019. Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs are now available globally with support for Dell EMC PowerMax and Dell EMC Unity XT storage arrays and Dell EMC PowerEdge MX servers. Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service, delivered as VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, is now available in the US. Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC also is available as an option.

Additional resources

 

 

Guest Post: Bold and Beautiful in Berlin: Dell’s New Consumer PC Portfolio Unveiled at IFA 2019

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 21, 2019 by itnerd

By Ray Wah, Senior Vice President, Consumer and Small Business Product Group, Dell

We’re back in the thick of European conference season. From Gamescom in Cologne to IFA 2019 in Berlin, Dell Technologies has exciting news coming out of both shows!

IFA is the largest consumer tech show in Europe and we expect to see significant news from 4K and OLED TVs to wearables to smartphones. We’ll be showcasing our latest PCs, of course, as the move to thin and light continues across the industry. It’s not only about smaller form factors though – consumers want adaptive, always connected, high-performing, and flawlessly designed PCs and Dell continues to set the bar for the PC industry.

Ahead of IFA, we’re expanding our consumer portfolio with brand new form factors and the addition of new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to our current XPS and Inspiron portfolio delivering performance gains needed for compute intensive, demanding multi-thread workloads, while still handling 4K content efficiently. And in doing so, giving our customers heavyweight performance in thin, light and portable designs — the best of both worlds.

We’ve taken our most beloved and awarded product, the XPS 13, or “the best laptop you can buy,” and made it even better. Available August 27th, we’ve added Intel 10th Gen Core™ U series processors — with i7 hexacore models available in October — in our existing beautiful form factor, helping the XPS 13 maintain its position as the most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class1. Whether you’re a binge watcher or the busy mobile pro on the go, we’ve created the XPS 13 to be one of a kind. With the new Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset, wireless connectivity is three times as fast as the previous generation. Along with Dell CinemaColor and Dolby Vision and an optional 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge display, the XPS 13 will remain eye candy for those glued to their screen. Available with either Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the latter which serves as the foundation of the XPS 13 developer edition, now in its 9th generation2.

And in case you missed it, the XPS 13 2-in-1, a COMPUTEX d&i Award winner, is now available for purchase. This 2-in-1 is a symbol of our meticulous attention to detail where every decision was driven by customer benefits and a mission to achieve a flawless design. The 2-in-1 is the world’s first Project Athena-verified laptop available with Intel’s new 10th Gen Core™, 10-nanometer silicon processors.

With the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, we’re also bringing premium materials and performance to our Inspiron line with the introduction of the new Inspiron 14 7000 ultralight laptops. Weighing sub-2.5 lbs. (sub-1.1kg)3, this impressively portable design was achieved through introducing a lightweight yet remarkably durable magnesium alloy chassis. And with the new lid-open sensor, Connected Modern Standby and fingerprint reader built into the power button, the system signs on securely and starts in a flash. Plus, the stylish laptop features all-around narrow borders with 100% sRGB color coverage, perfect for mobile multitasking.

Additionally, we’re upgrading many other Inspiron systems with new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, offering performance gains for multi-threaded workloads, including:

  • Inspiron 13, 15, 17 7000 2-in-1, first announced at CES 2019 and a Computex Design Innovation Award winner, is now available with the addition of USB Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™ 3 support and in an optional silver chassis.
  • Inspiron 14, 15 5000 2-in-1 delivers mobility and expandability with the bonus of an Active Pen compatible touchscreen.
  • Inspiron 13 5000 offers a portable and thin form factor with optional mobile broadband4 for easy connectivity; and two sleek color options – Platinum Silver and Iced Lilac.
  • Inspiron 24 5000 & 27 7000 All-in-One (AIOs) desktops announced at Computex 2019 and are available Friday, August 23. These desktops fit in your living room or dorm room as a simple and attractive entertainment system or TV replacement.
  • Inspiron 14, 15 5000 (5493, 5494, 5593, 5594) includes a narrow border, FHD anti-glare wide-viewing display and Dell Cinema6, perfect for the content-hungry user.
  • Inspiron 14, 15, 17 3000 offers optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX230 discrete graphics card. The 14 and 15 offer a stylish build for on-the-go tasks, while the 17 is made for the entire family to enjoy throughout the home.

Our small business customers care about reliability, security and price and are often wearing many hats. Our new Vostro 14 and 15 5000 laptop allows customers to tackle more demanding tasks with the performance benefits of NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 discrete graphics. Plus, the TPM 2.0 security chip and optional fingerprint reader keep data secure. We’ve also added our award-winning software, Dell Mobile Connect, so workers can connect their smartphones to their PC for increased efficiency. Overall, the laptop combines critical features into one affordable device small businesses can rely on to get work done.

We are also introducing our first-ever 5000 series performance desktop for Small Businesses giving content creators, game developers and engineers the power, graphics and storage they need to perform their job at their best. The desktop equips customers with 9th Gen Intel® Core™ R processors and discrete graphics options up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070.

Finally, we are integrating 10th generation Intel Core processors within our current Vostro portfolio:

  • Vostro 13 5000, a compact, thin design fits into a carry-on; plus, it’s Skype for Business certified for on-the-go work calls.
  • Vostro 14, 15 3000 equipped with the hardware-based TPM 2.0 security chip and fingerprint reader integrated onto the power button for top security.

For more specs, details, pricing and availability across our announcements, please check out our official Dell.com IFA landing page HERE.

 

  1. Most powerful: Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, November 2018 using the Cinebench CPU (multi-core test) comparing the Dell XPS 13 against competitive products with similar 15W configurations when measuring for sustained performance under a heavy CPU workload and controlling for processor wattage.  Actual performance will vary based on usage, configuration, and manufacturing variability. See report here:  http://facts.pt/Vm8PAx

 

  1. The Dell XPS 13 laptop, developer edition began life as “Project Sputnik” a scrappy skunkworks project to pilot a developer-focused system. Thanks to the amazing feedback and support we received from the community it became an official product. Years later, we are on the ninth generation of the XPS 13 developer edition.

 

  1. Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.

 

  1. Subject to service provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; speeds may vary. Additional charges will apply. Contact your service provider for details.

 

  1. Color offerings are subject to regional availability.

 

  1. CinemaColor and CinemaStream (SmartByte) are not available on Windows 10 in S Mode.