Dell Storage Forum 2012 Paris

Dell Storage Forum Paris
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At Dell Storage Forum 2012 Paris, we will discuss the strategy behind the Dell Fluid Data Architecture and the company’s approach to providing customer-inspired, end-to-end enterprise solutions. Join virtually and participate in the discussion around ways to improve the simplicity and performance of today’s data centers.

Dell Storage Forum 2012 ParisFluid Forward Social Think Tank
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Join us to watch the Dell LiveStream Broadcasts from Paris, France.
  • 9:00AM CET Wednesday, November 14, 2012"Selling the Dell Storage Advantage - A Customer Conversation"
  • 9:00AM CET Thursday, November 15, 2012"Fluid Forward"
  • 9:00AM CET Friday, November 16, 2012"Moving You Forward - The Future of Fluid"
Join us to watch the Dell LiveStream Broadcast from Paris, France.
  • 9:00AM CET Wednesday, November 14, 2012"Fluid Forward Think Tank"

Dell Storage Forum 2012 is the industry's premier storage event for Dell Storage customers and channel partners. The conference is where our entire ecosystem comes together in one place for an intensive learning experience featuring open access to Dell executives and technical experts.

Dell is on a mission to redefine the ability of the modern data center to continually adapt to the change faced by every organization. Join us to see why the future of storage is Fluid by Design.
giant whiteboard session to diagram the key technologies that power the Fluid Data Architecture
From executive access and engineering-led demos to networking events and no-limits hands-on labs, we’ve designed Dell Storage Forum to be as dynamic as our storage portfolio–Dell Compellent, EqualLogic, PowerVault and DX Object Storage. It will be all fluid, all the time–Fluid by Design.

Wednesday November 14th at 9:00AM CET: Channel Partner Plenary Session

Greg DavisBrett Roscoe
Greg Davis
Channel Chief, Dell
Brett Roscoe
Executive Director, Dell
Data Mangement Solutions

Selling the Dell Storage Advantage - A Customer Conversation Guide
Greg Davis, Channel Chief, explains how to tap into training and partner-only programs to help fast forward your business with Dell. Then, Brett Roscoe, General Manager and Executive Director, PowerVault and Data Management Solutions, will join several Dell storage experts—Travis Vigil, EqualLogic; Andy Hardy, Compellent; and Eric Endebrock, AppAssure—to talk about how you can use these technology transitions to your advantage in a customer conversation. They’ll provide tips on how to position the right Dell storage products, and how to leverage time-tested use cases and reference architectures to validate your proposed solution.

Wednesday November 14th at 9:00AM CET: Social Think Tank

Simon Robinson
Simon Robinson
Research VP & Analyst - Storage,
451 Resaerch

Fluid Forward Think Tank
European-based industry influencers will come together to discuss hot topics, current trends, new challenges, and best practices in the storage industry. The Fluid Forward Think Tank will be moderated by Simon Robinson, Research Vice President of 451 Research. Simon will bring his experience of managing a team of storage analysts to the table by keeping the conversation fluid and engaging our influencers with one another. There will be a live-streaming web broadcast of the think tank which will also be available OnDemand after the event.


Thursday November 15th at 9:00AM CET: Storage Plenary Session

Darren Thomas
Darren Thomas
Vice President & General Manager,
Dell Storage

Fluid Forward
Forward thinking industry veteran Darren Thomas walks through the Dell storage strategy and announces new advancements to the Fluid Data architecture. Hear from the Dell storage engineering leadership team—Brett Roscoe, General Manager and Executive Director, PowerVault and Data Management Solutions; Alan Atkinson, General Manager, Compellent Solutions; and Pete Korce, Vice President and General Manager, EqualLogic Solutions—about how we’re accelerating innovation and moving the Fluid Data architecture forward.


Friday November 16th at 9:00AM CET: Architecture Plenary Session

Stephanie Woodbury
Stephanie Woodbury
Director of Storage Strategy, Dell

Moving You Forward - The Future of Fluid
Look into the future of your IT infrastructure with Stefanie Myers-Woodbury as she sketches out the evolution of the Fluid Data architecture, including tiering beyond the array, converged data protection and cloud integration. She will be joined by three of Dell’s senior architects who will whiteboard the future of our core technologies and change the way you think about storage.

Latest Storage Forum Paris News

Press Releases

15 Nov 2012
Dell Moves Fluid Data Architecture Forward with Latest Advances in Storage Efficiency, Performance and Protection
Dell today unveiled a series of end-to-end storage portfolio updates designed to advance the Fluid Data architecture and to help customers further optimize data at every point in its lifecycle.

14 Oct 2012
Dell to Host Customers and Partners in Paris for Second European Dell Storage Forum
Hands-on sessions, product demonstrations, instructor-led training and roadmap sessions provide a unique interactive learning experience to maximize attendees’ Dell Storage investment.

29 March 2012
Second Annual Dell Storage Forums to be Held in Boston and Paris Unite Industry Leaders, Customers and Partners in Discussion of the Current State of Data Management
In response to strong demand from Dell customers and channel partners, Dell Storage Forum will take place on June 10-13, 2012 in Boston and on Nov.13-16, 2012 in Paris.
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3

Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3
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With Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3 array software, Dell is announcing the most significant update to its Compellent software since the 64-bit architecture announced with version 6.0 in January 2012.

Combining the new Storage Center 6.3 software with the latest Compellent SC8000 controllers, customers can increase performance up to 100 percent over previous array software when running enterprise workloads.

Also, with this release, Dell is the first storage provider to announce end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel capability — from server to switch to storage — doubling bandwidth and speeding access to business critical applications and data. Enterprise-level additions include expanded Microsoft Server 2012 support, multi-site replication flexibility with synchronous replication enhancements, Active Directory and LDAP support for enhanced security, and more.

Dell PowerVault MD3 Software Enhancements

Dell PowerVault MD#
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New Dell PowerVault MD3 Series array software enhancements provide enhanced data protection, performance, capacity and virtualization capabilities while maintaining up to “five nines” availability for Dell’s affordable, high performance PowerVault MD3 series arrays.

Customers can benefit from a new Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) feature that distributes data and spare capacity across an entire pool and can eliminate the need for RAID management. In the event of a drive failure, DDP can allow users to get the system back to an optimal state faster than previous RAID 6 configurations.

Additionally, this new software release brings to PowerVault MD3 arrays several new features including thin provisioning, expanding a-synchronous remote replication for IP networks, SSD cache that increases execution speed of applications by caching frequently read data, and VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support for tighter integration with VMware environments.

New Dell Data Protection Portfolio Solutions
While every organization has its own unique infrastructure and requirements for data back-up and recovery, Dell’s broad data protection portfolio enables customers, from the smallest organization to the largest enterprise, to attain unmatched data and application protection and recovery capability times for their virtual, physical and cloud environments. New additions include :
Dell PowerVault DL4000
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Dell PowerVault DL4000
Optimized for small to medium enterprises, the Dell PowerVault DL4000 is Dell’s first backup appliance based on Dell AppAssure software. With 5.5 terabytes of internal storage capacity, this 1U turnkey appliance offers a fast and complete backup and disaster recovery solution with established snapshot, replication, de-duplication and compression software for efficient use of backup capacity. 
Users can deploy the backup system in minutes with automated set-up tools and can benefit from hosting two virtual standby machines that protect critical applications for up to two servers, offering quick disaster recovery.

Quest NetVault Backup 9.0Quest NetVault Backup 9.0
Only a few weeks since its Quest acquisition, Dell will bring to market Quest NetVault Backup 9.0 data protection software, which integrates with NetVault Extended Architecture (NetVault XA) and features a new graphical user interface and a set of shared services to unite multiple Quest data protection technologies for simpler management.
The new software enables organizations to simplify data protection while protecting critical applications in physical and virtual heterogeneous environments. NetVault’s cross-platform capabilities are expanded to Windows Server 2012 and Novell Open Enterprise Server 11, while Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and VMware vSphere® enhancements offer improved functionality, performance and scalability. The addition of native replication to the NetVault SmartDisk deduplication solution helps streamline offsite data storage and disaster recovery.

Dell PowerVault DL2300
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Dell PowerVault DL2300
For large environments, the Dell PowerVault DL2300 is Dell’s latest enterprise-class data protection appliance that combines Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers with CommVault Simpana 9 modern data protection software to offer data backup, recovery, replication, archiving and de-duplication for both physical and virtual servers in one easy-to-set-up, pre-tested solution.
The new appliances, with a maximum storage capacity of 480 terabytes, incorporate latest generation processor and memory capabilities to optimize de-duplication database configurations for higher backup performance. Users can save administrative time with built-in, policy-based automation for managing backup and archiving.
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Announcing Storage Center 6.3 for Dell Compellent Dell PowerVault MD3 Software Enhancements Dell PowerVault DL4000
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