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A Sneak Peek Of Black Friday Deals From Dell Technologies

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 20, 2020 by itnerd

With this year’s holiday season fast approaching, Dell Technologies’ focus is simple: provide technology at a great value for the entire family! Whether for work, play or learning, Dell Technologies will start Black Friday deals earlier than ever and offer new ways to shop directly on Dell.ca for the lowest prices of the year spanning seven weeks

Starting now, catch a sneak peek of Black Friday deals available for consumers. Please find below more information on Dell’s top picks and stay tuned for more upcoming offers.

Alienware M15 R3 i7 6C|16|1TBSSD|RTX2060|FHD 144Hz No GYSNC|240W            

  • Original – $2,899.99       
  • Savings – $600

Dell G5 15 Gaming i5|8|256|1660Ti| 240w|FHD 120Hz (250n)|AX201|BLACK   

  • Original $1,538.99
  • Savings – $339

XPS 13 9300 i7|8|256 M.2 SSD|UMA UHD|NOODD|Wifi6 AX1650||FHD NT|silver

  • Original – $1,799.99
  • Savings – $200

Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 i5|8|256 SSD|UMA|NOODD|Wifi 6|FHD T|METAL            

  • Original – $1,088.99       
  • Savings – $209

Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor – U2520D

  • Original – $639.99
  • Savings – $210

Please note all the above prices are in CAD.

New Dell UltraSharp Monitors & Meeting Space Solutions Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 6, 2020 by itnerd

New displays and meeting systems from Dell Technologies help creatives and office professionals work productively and comfortably in hybrid work environments.

According to IDC research, 81% of employees believe monitors with higher resolution, better ergonomics and color improve the overall working experience. This expanded UltraSharp portfolio features state-of-the art technology, including mini-LED, built-in colorimeter and low blue light reduction screens.

As world’s number one monitors brand for seven years running, Dell offers an end-to-end ecosystem of collaboration tools that can meet the needs of every worker and offers the most EPEAT® Gold registered monitors globally.  

Exceptional color accuracy, contrast and precision for creatives

Design professionals rely on color accurate displays to produce their creative masterpieces. The Dell UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor (UP3221Q) is the world’s first professional monitor with 2K mini-LED direct backlit dimming zones4 where the individually controlled backlight zones on the monitor provide contrast with deep blacks and bright whites. 

With the widest DCI-P3 color coverage in a professional monitor at 99.8%, 4K resolution and VESA DisplayHDR 1000, the 32-inch UltraSharp enables precise and uniform color reproduction of film and video content. It is the world’s first 31.5-inch professional monitor with a built-in Calman® Powered colorimeter giving creators the flexibility of on-demand or scheduled calibration with or without the PC attached.  

Enhanced eye comfort and broader screen space for desk-centric professionals

For desk-centric professionals who frequently work with spreadsheets and data-driven tasks, the Dell UltraSharp 24 USB-C Hub Monitor (U2421E) and Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor(U3421WE) offers the ideal balance between comfort and functionality.

Designed with wellness in mind, the 24-inch UltraSharp Monitor has a 16:10 aspect ratio and is Dell’s first monitor with ComfortView Plus – a built-in, TÜV Rheinland-certified Hardware Low Blue Light solution that maintains color accuracy on the screen and minimizes blue light emission to optimize eye comfort. The 16:10 aspect ratio in this 24-inch InfinityEdge display provides more on-screen real estate. The 34-inch UltraSharp Monitor features WQHD resolution, 95% DCI-P3 color coverage and delivers an immersive audiovisual experience with three-sided ultra-thin borders and built-in dual speakers.

Meeting Space Solutions for seamless onsite and remote collaboration

As offices gradually return to site, businesses will need to reconfigure their meeting spaces to better support essential onsite employees collaborating with colleagues who may be best served working from home. 

Dell’s newest Meeting Space Solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms offers a complete group collaboration ecosystem that includes the OptiPlex 7080 Micro running the Teams Room experience on Windows, Dell Large Format Monitors as well as audio and video peripherals. With proximity detection and one-touch join, employees can start meetings on time and instantly project content in the room and to virtual participants. 

Plug and play magnetic soundbar

New P-series monitors (P2721QP3221D, P3421W) and the new 24-inch UltraSharp monitor can be paired with our latest audio innovation – the Dell Slim Soundbar (SB521A)– which attaches magnetically to the bottom of the display and allows users to tilt, swivel and pivot the monitor without the soundbar getting in the way. As the world’s slimmest and lightest soundbar5 the powerful 3.6W speakers deliver high quality sound in an easy plug and play setup – no software required.

Availability and pricing:

  • The UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor (UP3221Q) is available on Nov. 5, 2020 worldwide starting at $4,999.99 USD.
  • The UltraSharp 24 USB-C Hub Monitor (U2421E) is available now worldwide starting at $449.99 USD.
  • The UltraSharp 34 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor (U3431WE) is available on Dec. 1, 2020 worldwide starting at $1,199.99USD.
  • The Dell Meeting Space Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms is available on Oct. 15 worldwide. Contact Dell sales representatives for pricing.
  • The Dell Slim Sound bar (SB521A) is available now worldwide starting at $54.99 USD.

Dell Launches New XPS Laptops [UPDATED]

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 28, 2020 by itnerd

Dell has new XPS laptops that are launching soon and will be the first Intel® EVO™ platform-based Dell systems powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Specifically new XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 models which  were briefly featured onstage during Intel’s recent Tiger Lake launch event.

New features on XPS 13 2-in-1:

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Xe graphics
  • Thunderbolt 4 
  • Memory update to 4267MHz LPDDR4x (From 3733MHz)
  • IR camera with Windows Hello capability
  • Updated design ID — machined aluminum in platinum silver with black carbon fiber or frost with arctic white woven glass fiber palm rest (previously available in platinum silver and arctic white)
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 30 and across participating European and Asian countries throughout the next few weeks starting at US $1,249.

NOTE: At this time, the XPS 13 in frost machined aluminum with arctic white woven glass palm rest will NOT be available on Sept. 30 and will launch at a later date. 

New features on XPS 13:

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Xe graphics
  • Thunderbolt 4 
  • Memory update to 4267MHz LPDDR4x (From 3733MHz)
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 30 and across participating European and Asian countries throughout the next few weeks starting at US $999.

New features on XPS 13 Developer Edition:

  • The new Linux-based XPS 13 Developer Edition is the first 11th Gen Intel® Core™ laptop to come pre-loaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Thunderbolt 4 
  • Memory update to 4267MHz LPDDR4x (From 3733MHz)
  • New Ubuntu Desktop free download!
    • Based on input from our developer community, we have also added functionality to allow XPS 13 (Windows) users to switch their system from Windows OS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with a free software download — even if they did not originally purchase the Developer Edition. Both operating systems can run on XPS 13 side-by-side, or Ubuntu OS can take over.  
  • Available in the U.S. and Canada starting Sept. 30 and across participating European countries throughout the next few weeks.
  • Starting price TBD.

XPS 2020 laptop family fully embraces new sustainable packaging

UPDATE: I have an update to the availability of all XPS systems with the Intel Tiger Lake refresh. That will now go on sale Dell.com on Thursday, Oct. 1. Thus to be clear:

Available in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 1:

  • XPS 13, XPS 13 Developer Edition and XPS 13 2-in-1 will be available.
  • Available colours for XPS 13, XPS 13 Developer Edition, and XPS 13 2-in-1 will now include both platinum silver with black carbon fiber interior AND frost with arctic white woven glass interior.
  • Also, I can now confirm that the new XPS portfolio is indeed a part of Intel’s EVO program.

Guest Post: VxRail: Kubernetes at the Speed of Cloud

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 15, 2020 by itnerd

By Chad Dunn, VP Product Management, VxRail

Dell Technologies and VMware are dedicated to delivering tightly integrated products that help our customers get the most value out of their IT infrastructure investments, and today is the latest example of that commitment. In keeping with our 30-day synchronous release commitment, we are announcing integration with the latest VMware HCI software and Tanzu offerings.

VMware Tanzu on Dell EMC VxRail integration is substantial news for customers.  There also are plenty of new features in vSAN, vSphere and VMware Cloud Foundation that will benefit VxRail customers, regardless of where they are on their path to adopting Tanzu for Kubernetes orchestration and modern application development.

To help customers accelerate application modernization, VxRail delivers “Kubernetes at Cloud Speed” with multiple, fully integrated HCI infrastructure options to run vSphere with Tanzu. In fact, Dell Technologies is the only HCI vendor offering a fully integrated Tanzu portfolio with reference architecture, cluster, and private cloud offerings – all on VxRail.

Customers can choose the best infrastructure to fit their organizations operating model and level of Kubernetes expertise. Whether customers are looking to develop on a validated Platform-as-a-Service or Container-as-a-Service platform with Tanzu Architecture for VxRail, rapidly get started with a Kubernetes deployment of vSphere with Tanzu on VxRail, or deploy Kubernetes at scale on a turnkey, fully integrated, secure private cloud deployment with VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu on VxRail, the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, running Tanzu on VxRail delivers –

  • Accelerated adoption: Curated VxRail systems come fully integrated and ready to deploy, automated infrastructure deployment and cloud-like resource pooling, elasticity, agility/speed, and programmability accelerate Kubernetes infrastructure delivery so developers can operate at the pace of today’s digital business.
  • Kubernetes your way: Choice of infrastructure delivery options with consistent operations that align to your organization’s operating model. Deploy the optimal infrastructure that meets your Kubernetes readiness journey.
  • Rapid Kubernetes evolution: Lock step support for latest VMware Kubernetes advancements. With VxRail automated full stack lifecycle management and non-disruptive addition of next generation platforms, customers can continuously, confidently and predictably take advantage of evolving Kubernetes technology on fully integrated, automated infrastructure.

VMware Tanzu on Dell EMC VxRail flexible infrastructure options enable businesses to rapidly adopt Kubernetes to keep pace with the speed of business. “VMware Tanzu on VxRail will provide customers with immediate value – delivering an easy to deploy and manage stack that runs both modern and traditional applications,” said Krish Prasad, SVP CPBU and GM vSphere, VMware. “VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu on VxRail will deliver significant operational efficiency for running Kubernetes workloads at scale in the data center, Cloud and at the Edge.”

Whether you’re ready to jump into the world of Tanzu, or just looking for the latest innovations in HCI for data center modernization, hybrid cloud adoption, or edge deployments, VxRail has you covered through tight integration with the latest VMware HCI software releases.

With the latest vSAN and vSphere releases, there are a number of advancements in storage efficiency, security and file services. One example of storage efficiency is HCI mesh, which enables storage resource sharing across clusters. This is particularly exciting for our larger VxRail customers who may have spare capacity on one of their many clusters- if they are running low on capacity in one cluster, HCI mesh enables them to utilize spare capacity from another cluster. Customers taking advantage of our VxRail HCI System Software SaaS multi-cluster management with predictive capacity analysis can track capacity usage across all of their clusters and determine how to most effectively take advantage of HCI mesh to optimize workload performance.  

Additional update benefits include:

  • vSAN “Compression only” option for demanding workloads that typically cannot take advantage of deduplication.
  • Extended file services with windows file sharing through SMB v2.1 and v3.  Both types of file shares are now able to use Kerberos based authentication when using Microsoft Active Directory.
  • New security features include vSAN In-transit Encryption and Secure Disk Wipe.
  • VMware Cloud Foundation also introduced remote cluster management, enabling VxRail customers to extend VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains to remote locations while maintaining consistent operations and integrated full stack lifecycle management across the hybrid cloud to the edge.

We invite you to register for our VMworld sessions to learn more about how the multiple, fully integrated Tanzu on VxRail infrastructure help accelerate Kubernetes adoption and time to cloud native application development across the core, edge, cloud while ensuring customers can rapidly, confidently and predictably take advantage of evolving Kubernetes technology on fully integrated, automated infrastructure.

Dell Announces Dell Precision 3240 Compact USFF PC

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 25, 2020 by itnerd

With some planning to return to the office over the coming months, many businesses and institutions are looking to reshape office layouts, striking a delicate balance that promotes both worker safety and productivity. With this in mind, Dell introduced a new ultra-small form factor (USFF) workstation – the Precision 3240 Compact.

Small yet powerful, this system may only have the footprint of that hardback novel you were planning to read over the summer, but still delivers the power and performance to drive enterprise applications and up to seven 4k (60Hz) displays. It also provides the ability to run VR and AI simulations.

The minimum footprint and affordable price of the Precision 3240 Compact is perfect for a wide range of users who seek to maximize space while maintaining power and performance in any setting – whether in a commercial studio, a university lab or even a home office.

 

VR-Ready Workhorse with Space-Saving Design

Despite weighing less than 5lbs, the Dell Precision 3240 Compact is a powerful ISV-certified workstation and will be ready for VR, AR and AI, with an NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ 3000 professional graphics option available from October. 

Intensive computer tasks are easily handled thanks to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ or Xeon® processors and accelerated memory speeds of up to 2933MHz with capacities to expand up to 64GB (ECC memory is optional). And don’t worry about running out of storage for your projects as the Precision 3240 offers up to 4TB HDD/SDD (RAID optional). As with all Dell workstations, it also features Dell Optimizer for Precision, the only AI-based optimization software in the industry that automatically tunes your workstation performance using machine learning.

The accessible price makes this a great, timely solution for students and teachers in graphic intensive fields engaging in self-directed and distant learning. Customers will also appreciate the versatility, performance and reliability of the Dell Precision 3240 Compact.

Example customer use cases and workloads include:

  • Engineers, designers and architects who require scalable machines for demanding workloads for creating intricate simulations and 2D/3D modeling on lightly threaded applications
  • Creators rendering high-resolution graphics, editing high-resolution video or developing 3D animation for games, TV programs and AR/VR simulations
  • Scientists and researchers working with large-scale simulations and complicated analysis
  • Financial analysts and traders iterating complex financial models and running multi-screen trading floors with computational analysis
  • Doctors and healthcare providers who are running VR training, surgery planning or simulation content creation utilizing AR/VR headsets
  • Retail store and restaurant workers where digital signage is key in communicating graphics to multiple screens; security personnel may also use the device to power closed circuit TV (CCTV) operations
  • Artists and technicians in museums, galleries and educational spaces exhibiting VR/AR content or art to multiple platforms

All this performance is packed into an ultra-small form factor with flexible mounting options, such as behind the monitor or the underside of the desktop, making it ideal for tight workspaces. Optional WiFi capabilities and a range of accessible ports, including front access USB 3.2, keep you connected to everything you need, while protective dust and cable covers make it great for space-constrained and challenging operating conditions often found in edge computing environments.

The Dell Precision 3240 Compact is available now, globally, starting at $599 U.S. For more information, please visit https://www.delltechnologies.com/precision.

Dell’s Back To School Must Haves And Guidance To Support Guardians & Families

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 13, 2020 by itnerd

With parents and children gearing up for a different learning experience virtually and in classrooms this year, having the right tech that suits one’s needs and budgets, has never been more relevant!

Below are some back-to-school must haves from Dell, to help students succeed in the new school year:

  • NEW XPS 13: Students demand both versatility and mobility in a laptop they can be proud to show off. This device can tackle school projects, edit photos and videos, stream 4k content without buffering, and enable videoconferencing with classmates and family. The ultramobile XPS 13 also effortlessly fits in your backpack, tote or purse. Starts at CAD $1,449.99.
  • NEW Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1: Open browsers and apps quickly, and swipe through reading assignments with ease on this 14” 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. The screen size is great for students who are also looking for a little extra viewing space for video chatting with friends and watching Disney+ and Netflix once homework is complete. Starts at CAD $699.99.
  • UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D): Get the extra screen space to tackle school projects with the UltraSharp 25-inch monitor. It nestles perfectly with a compact base wherever your desk setup may be. With a wide colour coverage, images are displayed in true-to-life colour on this QHD monitor with VESA DisplayHDRTM 400, making it perfect for all your creative tasks or for consuming all forms of digital entertainment. Starts at CAD $464.29.

Additionally, Dell has created a guidance document to support guardians and families as they help students navigate extended school closures, by focusing on supporting social and emotional learning. I had a look at this and it is pretty comprehensive.

Dell Announces New Latitude Chromebook Enterprise

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 11, 2020 by itnerd

Chrome OS has accelerated its expansion within businesses amid the shift to work from anywhere. The new Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise, a 14-inch premium business laptop or 2-in-1 from Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL), boosts productivity with on-the-go power, sophisticated security and fast connectivity features employees need.

With the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise, Dell expands its Latitude Chromebook lineup – now offering a mainstream and premium option – to give companies more choice in devices without sacrificing enterprise-class scale, manageability and security. 

Work Anywhere: Designed for executives, mobile professionals and remote workers, the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise includes innovative security and productivity features, allowing employees to power up quickly with no time wasted on setting up the device. Co-engineered with Intel as part of the Project Athena innovation program, the Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise offers LTE mobile broadband, Intel WiFi 6 and up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors to boost productivity and performance for bandwidth-intensive activities, such as working up to 8.6 times faster in Google Sheets.

Additional key features include:

  • First-ever 4K panel with Low Blue Light display available on a Chromebook Enterprise: The Latitude 7410 provides better readability and eye comfort with built-in 4K low blue light display technology. An expansive, four-sided narrow border display also provides more screen to connect with colleagues, and acoustic noise reduction features that enhance video calls.
  • World’s longest battery life of any premium Chromebook: With up to 21 hours of battery life, mobile professionals can complete tasks throughout the day. If they do need a charge, the device can charge quickly from 0% up to 35% in as little as 20 minutes with ExpressCharge Boost or get up to 80% charge in as fast as an hour with ExpressCharge.
  • Ease of use: Employees and executives pressed for time can rely on one-hand assist to power the Latitude Chromebook in less than three seconds simply by opening the lid. For extra flexibility, the device comes with the one of the broadest array of ports available in a premium Chromebook Enterprise. Simple app access is available locally or online through the Chrome Browser or the managed Google Play Store. Employees get peace of mind with an optional built-in privacy panel and camera privacy shutter.
  • Premium design: Professionals can choose between machined aluminum or carbon fiber on the world’s lightest 14-inch Chromebook Enterprise laptop. A new silver color is available on the Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise to give more employees a modern look and feel.

Management and Security: As organizations prepare for long-term remote work, Dell Technologies Unified Workspace reduces IT complexity and allows IT leaders to secure, manage and support the Latitude Chromebook Enterprise. Available in more than 50 countries and with 14 localized language keyboards, companies can select and purchase various configurations to meet employee needs. IT can manage the devices with the same level of support, security and reliability they expect in a corporate environment, and have confidence in platform stability with the Intel® Stable IT Platform. They can service and upgrade storage and batteries and operate the same support model across their entire organization.

Availability and pricing:

The Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise is available now starting at $1,299.00 U.S. and will be available soon with Intel® Core™ i3 processors starting at $1,099.00 U.S.

Meet The New Dell XPS Desktop & Dell S-series Monitors

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 9, 2020 by itnerd

Redesigned from the ground up, the XPS Desktop returns as the most powerful XPS system ever built. Powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ (up to i9K) Processors and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 SUPER™ graphics, it’s equipped with high-end performance features to fuel hardware intensive tasks, creative workflows, gaming and virtual reality. 

The new XPS Desktop packs amazing performance into an even smaller form factor than previous generations (19L vs. 24L) and offers plenty of expandability options with a tool-less chassis, so you can continue to improve your PC over time. It includes up to a 500W power supply to support up to 225W graphics, four storage bays and three expansion slots — a solid base for future computing needs. Dell engineers designed this system to maximize performance and airflow from the open architecture. Thermals are enhanced with voltage regulator cooling, strategic venting placement and high RPM fans to maintain adequate airflow.

Designed and validated for hobbyist content creators as part of NVIDIA’s RTX Studio program and backed by NVIDIA Studio drivers, the XPS Desktop delivers the performance and reliability you need to bring any at home creative project to life. To make the selection process easy, configurations labeled as “Creator Edition” have been carefully chosen for those who aspire to cultivate their digital content creation skills – whether that be in photography, graphic design, music production or beyond.

Taking cues from fan favorite design elements of the new XPS 13XPS 15 and XPS 17, the XPS Desktop features a modern and minimalist design in either Mineral White or Night Sky colors that fits perfectly into any home or office environment.

XPS Desktop is available in the U.S. and Canada today and across participating European and Asian countries throughout the month starting at US $649.99.

There are also new S-series monitors featuring a sleek, new design in Platinum Silver. Whether you are streaming your favorite shows, leisurely gaming or complementing your home office setup, these monitors are available in sizes from 27” to 32” with integrated speakers, 99% sRGB color coverage and AMD FreeSync™ technology. 

Enjoy sharp and immersive visuals with the Dell 32 Curved 4K Monitor (S3221QS), which comes equipped with dual 5Wspeakers tuned for an enhanced audio-video experience. And for those looking to elevate their creative experiences at home, theDell 27 4K Monitor (S2721QS) and Dell 27 QHD Monitor (S2721DS) feature IPS technology for vibrant colors across any angle.

Finally – and for the first time ever – Dell Premium Panel Exchange is now available on the new S-series monitors during the limited hardware warranty period to ensure bright pixels do not distract from your viewing experience.

Pricing and availability:

  • Dell 32 Curved 4K UHD Monitor (S3221QS) is available worldwide on August 20, starting at US $499.99.
  • Dell 27 4K UHD Monitor (S2721QS) is available worldwide on August 20, starting at US $449.99.
  • Dell 27 Monitor (S2721DS) is available worldwide on August 20, starting at US $349.99.

Dell Technologies Rolls Out Payment Flexibility Program

Posted in Commentary with tags on July 6, 2020 by itnerd

As organizations continue to navigate the changing business landscape impacted by COVID-19, their ability to quickly pivot spending priorities is more essential than ever. There isn’t an option to move away from tech or stop maintaining infrastructure — especially with the extension of remote work, the increasing need for automation and emerging technologies like 5G, AI and machine learning.

Dell Technologies is committed to offering the flexibility businesses need to adapt and thrive through this crisis, to help manage shifting priorities, stay agile, preserve capital and access essential technology.

As companies re-evaluate their IT priorities to drive business forward into the “new normal,” Dell Technologies has rolled out the Payment Flexibility Program for businesses that need to reduce up-front IT costs and free up resources. It is built on the strong foundation of Dell Financial Services (DFS) and Dell’s industry-leading end-to-end IT portfolio, and offers various customizable offers that help businesses manage cash flow.

About the Payment Flexibility Program:

  • 0% interest rates for all Dell Technologies server, storage and networking solutions
  • Ability to defer the first payment up to 180 days on all data center infrastructure and services to help manage cash flow
  • Short term options for remote work and learning with 6 to 12-month terms and refresh options for laptops and desktops
  • One year term to flexible consumption offerings in the Dell Technologies On Demand program
    • You can scale usage of Dell Technologies converged, hyperconverged, hybrid cloud, storage and data protection solutions and only pay for what you use
  • This commitment extends to Dell’s channel and global alliance partners with DFS accessible to thousands of partners
  • The offers under the program are valid through July 31, 2020

In addition, Dell is also making $9B in financing available this year to help fund critical technology and IT infrastructure needs including running the business, taking care of staff and accessing essential technology.

Dell Introduces PowerFlex Software-Defined Storage

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 25, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Dell Technologies introduced PowerFlex software-defined storage. The PowerFlex family, previously known as VxFlex, is now part of our Power portfolio, helping deliver consistent, predictable outcomes that drive business forward.

PowerFlex delivers sophisticated high-performance, scalable, resilient storage services, and its unmatched flexibility allows customers to use it in disaggregated, bare metal or multi-hypervisor deployments. It unlocks massive performance with the ability to scale capacity, IO performance and throughput linearly to 1000s of nodes and achieve six-nines (99.9999%) availability.

Thanks to PowerFlex’s software-defined architecture, disruptive and costly data migrations are a thing of the past. Nodes are easily swapped out with no downtime or performance/availability impact. This means no more fork-lift upgrades and brute-force data migrations. Customers can evolve their infrastructure as needed to meet key business objectives while freeing up IT organizations to focus on business-critical applications.

This release also brings a number of new data services that help our customers achieve predictable outcomes and greater availability. Notable new features include:

  • Replication and Disaster Recovery: Native asynchronous replication and fully operational disaster recovery with RPO as low as 30 seconds.
  • Secure Snapshots: For industries with specific corporate governance and compliance requirements, including healthcare and finance.

To learn more, you can read an announcement blog by Travis Vigil, SVP Product Management, Dell Technologies Storage and Data Protection HERE.