Dell Enterprise Forum 2013 San Jose

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Dell Enterprise Forum is the premier technical learning event for Dell enterprise customers and channel partners. The conference, held annually in the US and Europe, offers an intensive, interactive learning experience across the data center—from servers and storage to networking and converged solutions.

Attendees learn directly from the engineers, architects and other experts who design and develop Dell enterprise solutions. Plus, they get open access to these experts and our executive thought leaders throughout the event.

Customers learn how to optimize their Dell data center technologies, preparing for the future while accelerating business results today. Channel partners discover new ways to grow their business with Dell.

Dell Enterprise Forum 2013 San Jose

Join us to watch live-streaming video of the event from San Jose, California:

June 4, 2013
8:30AM PST
"Built for Where Business Is Going"
presented by
Marius Haas, President, Dell Enterprise Solutions Group and special guests
June 5, 2013
8:30AM PST
"Taking Your Data Center from Ordinary to Optimized"
presented by
Peter Evans, Vice President of Marketing, Enterprise Solutions Group and Dell Leaders
June 6, 2013
8:30AM PST
"Architecting the Future of the Data Center"
presented by
Four of Dell's chief architects and technologists


Dell Enterprise Forum News

Press Releases

05 Jun 2013
Dell Helps Customers Optimize Performance, Efficiency and Scale with New Solutions Designed for Data-Intensive Workloads
Dell unveils new storage solutions and expanded analytics capabilities designed to help businesses improve their IT performance, support data insights and reduce overall costs.

04 Jun 2013
Dell Offers Wide Range of Converged Infrastructure Choices; from Office-Scale to Hyper Scale
At its Dell Enterprise Forum customer and partner event, Dell today announced further differentiation to its converged infrastructure portfolio to help customers of all sizes address a common set of challenges related to the complexity, inefficiency and rigidity in current IT infrastructure.

04 Jun 2013
Dell and Oracle Expand Strategic Alliance to Better Serve Customers of All Sizes
Today at Dell Enterprise Forum, Dell announced an expanded worldwide alliance with Oracle designed to help customers of all sizes realize the strength of the combined solutions of both companies.
PowerEdge VRTX
enterprise solutionSimplify IT and move toward a workload and application-centric infrastructure with PowerEdge VRTX. With shared storage, servers and networking, this flexible, easily managed and scalable shared infrastructure solution offers enterprise-class capabilities in a simple, space-saving design.

Robust agent-free systems management capabilities with a new geographical view of distributed assets can help reduce errors, while the embedded Chassis Management Controller (CMC) provides unified control over all of your components.
Active System Manager 7.1
active system manager 7.1Active System Manager 7.1 integrates IP from recently acquired Gale Technologies to automate workload and infrastructure deployment through a single console. It enables customers to consolidate management consoles by going from eight tools to one and features deep virtual integration, including support for the Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere platforms, stateless computing for workload scaling and migrations, resource pooling and dynamic allocation, and rapid infrastructure on-boarding that enables quick time to value for acquired infrastructure assets.
Additionally, Active System Manager 7.1 features expanded infrastructure compatibility, including Dell PowerEdge rack servers, Dell Force10 MXL, Dell Compellent storage, Brocade Fiber Channel switching, and Cisco Nexus networking, providing customers with an open architecture that is delivered through pre-integrated solutions, such as the Active System 800, and purpose-built validated reference architectures.
Active System 50, Active System 200 and Active System 1000
active systemAs part of the Active Infrastructure 1.1 launch, Dell expanded its converged infrastructure platforms and reference architectures to include the Active System 50, Active System 200 and Active System 1000. Along with the previously launched Active System 800, these pre-integrated systems enable up to six times faster implementation of new virtual infrastructure, helping customers deploy solutions faster with quicker time to value.

Previously known as vStarts, the new Active Systems come in multiple sizes depending on customer needs and application requirements, and now include Active System Manager, the management layer for Active System.
Dell Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences
42-18667739With Dell Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences, Dell has designed a solution to meet the needs of genomic data collection and analysis. This field is increasingly important to biomedical/pharmaceutical companies, medical research institutions and healthcare organizations using genomic data to develop targeted treatments and therapies for chronic disease. Genomic analysis also has applications in both the private and public sectors in fields as diverse as agriculture, animal science, energy and forensic science.
The Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences solution enables organizations, researchers and clinicians to accelerate time-to-insight with an easy-to-deploy, open standards-based architecture designed for performance, scalability and efficiency. The solution is uniquely suited to meet the intense computing requirements and massive high-performance data storage needs of genomic processing, and is designed to deploy quickly, reduce analysis times from days to hours, and be cost effective for large-scale production use. It does this while offering best-in-class density and energy efficiency in an open, factory-integrated HPC infrastructure with world class support and expertise.
Storage Portfolio
To help customers efficiently keep pace with the growing amount of data to store and manage while also addressing the needs of performance-intensive workloads, Dell announced significant updates to its storage portfolio that address both ends of this spectrum in one storage solution.
Compellent Storage Center 6.4
Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.4 array software is optimized for data-intensive workloads, like enterprise-class databases and ERP systems, and amplifies Compellent automated tiering with new flash capabilities.
Compellent Flash Optimized Solution
compellentThe Dell Compellent Flash Optimized Solution takes advantage of enhancements to data progression, Compellent’s automated tiering, as the first storage solution in its class to offer automated tiering across multiple types of flash technologies (SLC and MLC) or in combination with traditional drives. This can help drive down the cost of flash storage arrays in support of data-intensive workloads while also offering full enterprise-class features.
Compellent SC280
compellent storage system The Dell Compellent SC280 capacity-optimized, super-dense storage enclosure offers the best rack unit density of any major storage solution. The SC280 is up to 2.8 times more dense than competing 2U 3.5” disk drive enclosure solutions - with up to 336 terabytes in a 5U footprint that significantly reduces data center space requirements.
FluidFS v3
Compellent FS8600 NAS ApplianceDell also announced the latest Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS) version 3, the company’s high-performance scale-out NAS file storage solution designed to offer best-in class performance with low total cost of ownership. FluidFS v3 will support two petabytes in a single namespace and is expected to be the industry’s only primary storage solution with policy-driven, variable block data reduction, cutting the capacity needed for common enterprise data in half by de-duplicating and compressing redundant data when no longer needed.
EqualLogic SAN HQ & Support Assist
enterprise solutionSAN Headquarters (SAN HQ 2.6) brings you enhanced RAID reliability reporting and support for both Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 and the Windows 8 operating system. SAN HQ 2.6 also marks the beginning of Dell’s implementation of SupportAssist for EqualLogic, designed to proactively collect data and detect failures in your EqualLogic storage infrastructure. When enabled by your storage administrator, system log and diagnostic data will be transmitted to Dell Support to help accelerate issue detection and streamline resolution.

Dell Partner News

Press Releases

04 Jun 2013
Silver Peak Integrates WAN Optimization Software with New Dell Branch Data Center-in-a-Box
Silver Peak Systems, the leader in accelerating data over distance, today announced integration of its virtual WAN optimization software with the new Dell PowerEdge VRTX converged IT solution for branch offices.

04 Jun 2013
Bright Computing Collaborates with Dell for Genomic Analysis
Bright Computing today announced it is providing cluster and workload management for Dell’s Active Infrastructure for HPC Life Sciences solution, a pre-integrated, High Performance Computing (HPC) platform optimized for the analysis of genomic sequences.

Dell Enterprise Forum: Partner Quotes

Dell PowerEdge VRTX

Channel Partners

Rupert Mills, technical director at Krome Technologies
“The virtualization of the storage within the PERC controller worked really well. It was amazingly simple to setup using the CMC and will provide a great platform for people to get started with virtualization from one box. The VRTX unit was very compact and well put together. Using it within a small organization as their entire server platform or as a branch device for larger organizations will provide a straightforward and easy to manage environment. We can see the VRTX being of great use to our education clients as they will be able to provide a simple to use, simple to manage, virtualized environment, constructed on high availability, modern infrastructure. Given the current indications we see this being done at a very sensible cost which will be attractive to a lot of people. As a disaster recovery package, we see the VRTX being able to give our SME clients a cost effective disaster recovery plan in conjunction with Dell’s AppAssure software which will enable them to provide a “single box” disaster recovery plan for their environments. Given its size and its amazingly low noise output, it could be located virtually anywhere for these organizations, making it a very practical choice.”

Technology Partners

Ali Shadman, SVP Business Cloud and Upgrade/S, Infor
“The Dell PowerEdge VRTX gives our customers the choice of both on-premise resilient, cloud solutions and the flexibility to run applications off-premise where information can be stored with public cloud providers. The flexibility and scalability of the VRTX solution is ideal for Infor’s SMB customers with distributed operations, hospitals, retail outlets, and remote manufacturing locations. We are excited to be working with Dell to qualify our applications on VRTX to help customers in a variety of verticals achieve greater simplicity and efficiency.”

Lisa Graff, Vice President, Intel Datacenter Marketing Group
“Dell PowerEdge VRTX brings datacenter performance and capabilities to the office environment, addressing the unique needs of customers operating remote or branch office environments. PowerEdge VRTX is an excellent example of Dell building innovative converged infrastructure solutions around Intel datacenter building blocks.”

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft
"Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V’s advanced capabilities, including Live Migration, offer customers great value, and Microsoft is pleased to see that Dell has enabled these advances with PowerEdge VRTX. With PowerEdge VRTX, Dell has addressed remote and branch office requirements for IT scalability and flexibility that are found in large data centers. Dell’s converged IT solution helps solve problems that arise from the complexity of disparate hardware and hardware sprawl. PowerEdge VRTX management capabilities streamline remote and local management. Together, Dell and Microsoft are working on solutions for the PowerEdge VRTX to enable even higher levels of availability for small and medium-sized businesses, which we look forward to sharing in more detail in the coming weeks."

Rick Tinsley, President and CEO, Silver Peak
“Our software-based approach to WAN optimization has uniquely enabled us to collaborate with Dell in this highly-integrated fashion. Deploying Silver Peak software on Dell PowerEdge VRTX can save customers up to 80 percent in data acceleration costs compared to deploying a competitor’s stand-alone WAN optimization hardware in a branch. We are excited about these synergies with Dell that will help more customers improve the performance of their remote office applications while reducing branch office IT costs.”

Toni Adams, Vice President, Global Partner and Alliances Marketing, VMware
“Dell PowerEdge VRTX with VMware vSphere® enables SMBs and remote/branch offices to realize the benefits of virtualization in a way that is simple, efficient and flexible. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Dell to deliver virtual infrastructure solutions that are fast to deploy and easy to manage.”

2013 San Jose Platinum Sponsors
Brocade Microsoft Intel vmWare

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