Rack & Rule: Dell Updates 4-Socket 4U R920 Server
Apr29

Rack & Rule: Dell Updates 4-Socket 4U R920 Server

With the x86-server market growing, but undergoing a lot of turbulence – converged/engineered systems, Lenovo taking over IBM’s System X business and HP getting closer to its expiry date (in November it will become two mini-HPs), Dell is looking to increase its second-place position with new rack servers targeted primarily at the fading but still significant Unix market (the non-x86 market presents a $9.1 billion addressable...

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VCE Announces New Converged Solutions

VCE announced new Foundation for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud converged solutions that the company said are designed to further speed and simplify the deployment and management of hybrid cloud environments. The new offering extends the standardized, repeatable practices of the company’s unique “VCE Experience” by enabling the integration and support of additional technologies in VCE’s converged infrastructure environments. These...

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Will Your Converged Infrastructure Reduce Operational Costs?

Some manufacturers have developed converged offerings that make the deployment of server compute, networking and storage resources more streamlined by pre-integrating each component into a rack enclosure. While this reduces deployment time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the ongoing operational management of the solution will be any easier than when each device was separately sourced and integrated by the end-user. To read the...

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Dell Bets Big On Partners, Workload-Specific Appliances
Jun24

Dell Bets Big On Partners, Workload-Specific Appliances

Rather than just another set of my-products-are-better-than-your-products announcements, the latest additions to Dell’s enterprise lineup offer the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the privatization strategy may be paying off. It’s still way too early to come to any conclusions, but the new products — and associated partnerships — provide a number of possibilities that could pay big dividends for the PC...

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VCE and the Standardization of IT Services (Part 1 of 2)

VCE, the converged systems vendor, hosted its first IT industry analyst conference last week in San Diego. In many ways, the event was about what you’d expect from a rapidly up and coming vendor, with presentations by and Q&A sessions with C-level executives (impressive and thoughtful), updates on current business (spectacular, with the company achieving a $1B+ annual run rate since launching in 2010), technology developments...

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