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Dell Storage Forum Boston 2012

Dell Storage Forum 2012 Boston
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At Dell Storage Forum 2012 Boston, 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.

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  • 8:30AM EDT Monday, June 11, 2012
    "Fluid is the Fuel to Go Faster"
    Greg Davis, Channel Chief, and Cheryl Cook, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions
  • 4:30PM EDT Monday, June 11, 2012
    "End to End with No End in Sight"
    Brad Anderson, President of Enterprise Solutions
  • 8:30AM EDT Tuesday, June 12, 2012 
    "From Revelation to Revolution"
    Darren Thomas, Vice President and General Manager of Dell Storage
  • 8:30AM EDT Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    "What U Want: The Future of Fluid"
    Carter George, Executive Director of Storage Strategy


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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.

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.

Channel Keynote

Cheryl CookCheryl Cook
Vice President,
Enterprise Solutions
Dell
Greg DavisGreg Davis
Channel Chief
Dell


Monday June 11, 2012 | 8:30-9:30 am
Fluid is the Fuel to Go Faster
The Dell PartnerDirect program is designed to give Dell business partners the edge they need to win. Cheryl Cook, Vice President, Dell Global Enterprise Solutions will share how partners can grow their businesses with Dell’s innovative, end-to-end data center offerings. Dell Channel Chief, Greg Davis, will share ways to fuel growth through cross-portfolio training and certifications.

Enterprise Keynote

Brad AndersonBrad Anderson
President,
Enterprise Solutions
Dell


Monday June 11, 2012 | 4:30-5:30 pm
End to End with No End in Sight
Hear Brad Anderson discuss customer-driven design points and a strategy focused on solving IT challenges today and in the future – from client to cloud to converged infrastructures. Join Brad for an interactive conversation with his leadership team, Darren Thomas, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Storage Solutions; Brian Payne, Executive Director, Server Solutions; and Dario Zamarian, Vice President and General Manager, Networking Solutions for a focus on connecting the enterprise end-to-end to solve customer challenges.

Storage Keynote

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


Tuesday June 12, 2012 | 8:30-9:30 am
From Revelation to Revolution
Join storage revolutionary Darren Thomas, Vice President and General Manager of Dell Storage, as he covers the Dell storage strategy and unveils advancements in the Fluid Data architecture. Also, hear from the Dell Storage engineering leadership team with Brett Roscoe, Ed Fiore and Pete Korce.

Architecture Keynote

Carter GeorgeCarter George
Executive Director,
Storage Strategy
Dell


Wednesday June 13, 2012
The Future of Fluid
Look into the future of IT infrastructures with Carter George, Executive Director, Dell Storage Strategy, as he sketches out the evolution of the Fluid Data architecture, including tiering beyond the array, converged data protection, and cloud integration. He will be joined by three of Dell’s senior architects, Mike Klemm, Distinguished Engineering Technologist, Dell Compellent, Srinidhi Varadarajan, Chief Technology Officer, Dell AppAssure and Laz Vekiarides, Executive Director, Software Engineering, Dell EqualLogic, to discuss core technologies that will change the way people think about storage.


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Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage, inspects the new Dell EqualLogic Blade Array at the company’s Round Rock, Texas, design center. Dell’s first storage blade arrays enable customers to combine storage, server and networking technologies into one compact blade chassis, helping them to reduce the cost and complexity of setting up and managing enterprise data centers 

Darren Thomas
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Press Releases
06/12/2012
from
dell.com/newsroom

Dell Fluid Data Architecture Advancements Unify and Protect Storage
From Start to Scale
Dell announces new solutions that continue to advance its Fluid Data architecture to help customers efficiently manage their data and protect business information.

06/11/2012
from dell.com/newsroom
Dell End-to-End Solutions Speed IT Efficiency, Advance Fluid Data Architecture to Drive Data Center Convergence
Dell announces new solutions and services designed to help customers benefit from the further convergence of storage, servers, networking and IT management for improved data center simplicity and performance.
03/29/2012
from dell.com/newsroom
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.
Blog Posts
 
06/12/2012
from
Direct2Dell
Dell AppAssure 5 takes you beyond backup!
by
Zorian Rotenberg
06/12/2012
from
Direct2Dell
Dell Scale-out Unified Storage – If you like what’s new, wait til you see what’s next
by
John Mannix
06/11/2012
from
Inside Enterprise IT
Dell vStart 1000: Enterprise-Class Platform for Private Clouds and Mission-Critical Applications
by
Ganesh Padmanabhan
06/11/2012
from
Direct2Dell
Hitting IT out of the park: building solutions for today’s IT challenges
by
Brad Anderson
06/11/2012
from
Direct2Dell
Where dreams and reality converge…powered by “u”
by
Darren Thomas
06/11/2012
from
Direct2Dell
Dell enables an enterprise-class data center in a single chassis
by
Andy Rhodes
06/08/2012
from
Inside Enterprise IT
Dynamically Unifying your Data Center with the Next Generation Compellent Storage Center
by
Dan Bock




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Dell announces the new EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array •	“Convergence at Dell” Video with Andy Rhodes, Executive Director, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions

Dell announces the new EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array.

 “Convergence at Dell” Video with Andy Rhodes, Executive Director, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions



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The Next Generation Compellent Array

Compellent FS8600 NAS ApplianceCompellent FS8600 NAS Appliance Compellent SC8000 Storage ControllerCompellent SC8000 Storage Controller
 Compellent FS8600Compellent SC8000
Dell has introduced its next generation Compellent array, comprised of the new SC8000 controller and FS8600 NAS, along with new 2U, 6GB SAS enclosures. The Dell Compellent SC8000 is based on the latest 64-bit Compellent Storage Center 6.0 operating system and 12 generations of Dell design experience for a resilient platform that scales to meet business and data growth, and combines block and file on a single platform. The Dell Compellent FS8600 delivers high performance scale-out file storage that integrates with Dell Compellent automated tiering for an efficient SAN and NAS within a single solution.



Dell Fluid File System Spans Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault

EqualLogic FS7600 Storage SystemEqualLogic FS7600 Storage SystemEqualLogic FS7610 Storage SystemEqualLogic FS7610 Storage System
EqualLogic FS7600EqualLogic FS7600
PowerVault NX3600 Storage SystemPowerVault NX3600 Storage SystemPowerVault NX3610 Storage System PowerVault NX3610 Storage System
PowerVault NX3600PowerVault NX3610
Dell has now integrated its Fluid File System across its three primary storage families: Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault. This provides customers with a common, enterprise-class distributed file system featuring snapshots, replication and built-in data protection features, and the ability to manage file and block information on a single enterprise storage platform. With today’s announcement, the Fluid File System has been added to the new Compellent FS8600 NAS, and new the EqualLogic FS7600 and the PowerVault NX3600.



Improving Data Availability and Recovery with AppAssure 5

Less than four months after its AppAssure acquisition, Dell has introduced AppAssure 5 to help customers continuously protect business information and move and recover data anywhere with high levels of scale, speed and efficiency. New AppAssure capabilities include greater scalability and performance utilizing a newly architected object based data repository to back up and protect larger data sets as well as Big Data applications.

New Brocade 16GB Fibre Channel Switch

Dell is introducing the Dell Brocade DCX 6505, a new entry-level 16GB Fibre Channel switch to complement the mid-range Brocade 6510 and the Brocade 8510 SAN backbone. Certified for Dell Compellent arrays, the series helps simplify scale-out network design to reduce network complexity, management, and costs, while helping maximize overall port density and space utilization through massive consolidation of legacy SANs.
New Dell EqualLogic Blade Arrays

EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Storage System - Detail

The new Dell EqualLogic Blade Arrays provide customers all of the functionality and enterprise-class features of traditional EqualLogic arrays inside a Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis. They combine with Dell 11th or 12th generation PowerEdge blade servers and Dell Force10 or PowerConnect networking switches, enabling customers to run an entire data center within a single compact blade enclosure that helps streamline IT management and operations.

Customers can benefits from four different EqualLogic Blade Array configurations and the ability to store up to 14 terabytes of data per array, up to 28 terabytes per group inside a blade chassis, and up to 56 terabytes with two groups inside one blade chassis

EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Storage System


New Dell Converged Blade Data Center Solution

EqualLogic PS-M4110 Storage Blades and PowerEdge M420 Blade Servers in a PowerEdge M1000e ChassisCombining the new EqualLogic blade arrays with the latest Dell PowerEdge 12th generation M420 blade servers and Dell Force10 MXL switches, Dell also announced the first pre-tested and certified Dell Converged Blade Data Center solution, a simplified and dense, end-to-end, 10GbE data center contained within a single Dell PowerEdge M1000e blade chassis. Click here for more on Dell Converged Infrastructure solutions.



New EqualLogic Software Updates

The new EqualLogic Blade Arrays and Dell Converged Blade Data Center solution are complemented by new releases of EqualLogic software that tightly integrate SANs with hosts and applications. With an all-inclusive software licensing model, EqualLogic storage systems include all supporting software applications and tools without additional fees.

 Click on the links below for videos launched today on the new features for:


New Dell vStart 1000 for Dell Private Cloud

Dell vStart Solution for Enterprise VirtualizationDell vStart 1000 provides a pre-integrated data center convergence solution, delivering the first Dell vStart inclusion of Dell Compellent storage and Force10 networking for customers seeking a mission critical infrastructure platform for applications and private cloud services. Click here for more details on Dell vStart solutions.


New Migration Planning and Data Migration Services Ease Move to Dell Storage

New Data Migration Planning and Data Migration Services from Dell Global Services assists customers with an easy transition to the new EqualLogic blade array as well as Dell’s broad storage portfolio. To streamline the data movement and validation process, the new migration services can help customers affordably mitigate risk, reduce data migration time and increase overall savings of moving to Dell storage solutions.



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Media Contacts

Lon Levitan
Dell
phone +1 512.940.8157
lon_levitan@dell.com

Bill Robbins
Dell
phone +1 512.422.2319
bill_robbins@dell.com

Adam Schaeffer
Axicom
phone +1 512.644.5118
adam.schaeffer@wppteamdell.com


Analyst Contact

Robin Drago
Dell
+1 657.549.7257
robin_drago@dell.com

 

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