|Dell Storage Forum 2012 Paris||Fluid Forward Social Think Tank|
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Wednesday November 14th at 9:00AM CET: Channel Partner Plenary Session
Channel Chief, Dell
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
Research VP & Analyst - Storage,
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
Vice President & General Manager,
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
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
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.
Fluid Data is the storage foundation ready to move your business forward
At Dell, we don’t believe in technology for technology’s sake, we believe in technology that powers business potential, with solutions built to deliver real, repeatable results for customers of all sizes
15 Nov 2012
All storage is not created equal
I’m excited to be leading the Dell Compellent business at such an exciting time in the industry, when we can look for ways to bring even greater performance, scale, and innovation to help our customers solve their business and storage challenges.
15 Nov 2012
Avoiding a case of the Mondays
Today, at Dell Storage Forum (DSF) Paris, we announced the upcoming launch of the PowerVault DL4000, powered by AppAssure—a fully configured 1U backup appliance that integrates 5.5TB of storage capacity and 2 standby VMs with award-winning snapshot, replication, deduplication, and compression software to quickly recover applications and data.
15 Nov 2012
Who's on first?
In the PowerVault MD3 Array series, we are taking some of the confusion out of our product line by simplifying the family name of our PowerVault array series to MD3.
14 Nov 2012
Smooth sailing to the cloud with the Dell DX Object Storage Platform
When you think of the word “cloud” in terms of information technology (IT), what does it mean to you? It is a dark and hazy horizon full of security risks, or a bright blue frontier where IT can transform businesses
01 Nov 2012
Fluid Forward Think Tank - Let’s Talk Storage
For the Fluid Forward Think Tank, our European-based industry influencers will come together to discuss hot topics, current trends, new challenges, and best practices in the storage industry.
03 Oct 2012
Voila! (All about the Dell Storage Forum Paris Plenary Sessions)
It’s hard to believe that Dell Storage Forum Paris is already coming up next month! But planning for another extraordinary set of syndicate sessions, networking events, hands-on labs, and plenary sessions is well underway.
24 Sep 2012
Preparing for the future while accelerating business today – it’s Fluid Forward
From virtualization to convergence to cloud, the Fluid Data architecture is at the core of everything we do in Dell storage – and its built on what our customers want.
20 Sep 2012
Dell Storage Forum Paris 2012 - A peek into the planning of the technology and best practices sessions
Attendees will experience technical deep dive breakout sessions with live demos, hands-on labs, classroom training, product and solution futures presentations, executive vision, strategy, and Fluid Data architecture keynotes, and an opportunity to network with peers and Dell storage experts.
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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
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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 :
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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 9.0 |
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.|
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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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