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Join us to watch the Dell LiveStream Broadcasts from Boston, Massachusetts.
- 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
|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.
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.
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.
Vice President & General Manager,
Tuesday June 12, 2012 | 8:30-9:30 am
From Revelation to Revolution
Wednesday June 13, 2012
The Future of Fluid
|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|
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Dell Storage Forum Boston on YouTube
Dell announces the new EqualLogic PS-M4110 Blade Array.
|“Convergence at Dell” Video with Andy Rhodes, Executive Director, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions|
|Compellent FS8600||Compellent 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||EqualLogic FS7600|
|PowerVault NX3600||PowerVault 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.
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
New Dell Converged Blade Data Center Solution
|Combining 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:
- EqualLogic Array Software 6.0
- EqualLogic SAN Headquarters 2.5
- EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for Microsoft 4.5
New Dell vStart 1000 for Dell Private Cloud
|Dell 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.