Dell Helps New Storage Customers Realize Efficiency with Attractive Trade-In Program

The Challenge: AccuWeather, needed to reduce its data center’s consumption of space, power and IT staff time. As the organization evaluated their needs for greater IT efficiency, they determined they need to transition from their EMC solutions.

Their solution: AccuWeather, deployed Dell EqualLogic PS arrays and PowerEdge blade servers because of the ease of installation and lower cost. 

The Benefits: The Dell infrastructure enabled AccuWeather to service rapidly growing consumer demand, spend a significantly smaller amount of time on storage administration, and save five figures per year. In addition, AccuWeather was able to cut energy costs by 50 percent per Dell server blade and significantly reduce space requirements.

Dell recently announced a new storage trade-in program for organization that are currently using EMC and NetApp solutions, and are looking for something…a bit more efficient. The Dell Storage Swap program provides cash credits and attractive lease terms for customers wanting to upgrade to new Dell Compellent and EqualLogic storage arrays and retire certain EMC and NetApp systems. This program aims to help simplify the transition for customers by offering migration services and financial services leasing options.

The Storage Swap program is another way that Dell delivers end-to-end solutions that enable customers to better support their organizations and deliver the speed, efficiency and resiliency required in a rapidly changing world. As an additional part of the program Dell is offering to safely dispose of your retired IT equipment in an environmentally-friendly way, so there is no need to worry about whether your old storage arrays are going to be out there rusting in the elements…

About the Author: Gaurav Chand

Gaurav has spent over 2 decades in the technology industry and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Marketing for Dell EMC. In this role, Gaurav is responsible for architecting the marketing strategy for Dell EMC’s multi-billion dollar data center solutions portfolio which includes global campaigns, solutions & product messaging, competitive intelligence and demand generation. Also, Gaurav serves as the Global integration executive in charge of the Dell & EMC marketing integration. Gaurav meets with customers, partners and industry experts regularly to drive relevant solutions to the market. Gaurav has held a number of executive positions at Dell, most recently Vice President of Enterprise Solutions Marketing. Gaurav joined Dell in 2000 and has held a variety of enterprise-related roles, including management of the company’s North America Enterprise and Federal Government Marketing teams and leading the marketing and customization of solutions that increase efficiencies across specific vertical sectors. Prior to joining Dell, Gaurav held management roles at Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals and SoftLab Limited. Gaurav has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Fergusson College, India and a Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.