Making Practical Decisions at Dell Technologies World

One of the best things about working for Dell EMC is our relentless focus on enabling our customers to take advantage of the latest and greatest technology without forcing them to make expensive and proprietary ‘mistakes’. Going all the way back to that dorm room at the University of Texas, Dell EMC has focused on eliminating obstacles and delivering technology to help others reach their potential.

stage at Dell EMC World 2017 as seen from the back of the room

In the beginning, it was through a focus on bringing the benefits of the personal computer directly to consumers’ hands. Today, we focus on driving the standards of technology and putting those standards to work for our customers. In other words, Dell EMC is a very practical company. And the solutions we offer to customer challenges are similarly practical.

Make it Real will be the theme next week at Dell Technologies World 2018. In that spirit, we will be demonstrating some practical, yet innovative solutions to some very interesting and emerging technologies. I encourage you to come talk to our experts in the Server & Infrastructure Systems (booth #325) as part of the Infrastructure Solutions Group within Dell EMC. New and emerging technical trends seem to pop up every day – figuring out how to leverage them and maximize your investments is as practical as it gets. At Dell Technologies World, we will be demonstrating how PowerEdge servers and industry-leading OpenManage software get the most out of these technologies. Here’s a quick look at what we’ll be showcasing next week:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Investments in AI and Machine Learning are expected to deliver an ROI of two to five times.[1] But to get these kinds of results, you’ll need specialized resources. Check out our latest PowerEdge servers built for maximizing AI and Machine Learning.
  • Blockchain: There has been so much in the press about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But the underlying blockchain technology is enabling more than just a new financial instrument. Come learn more about how to leverage this intriguing capability – and have some fun while you’re at it.
  • Additional Horsepower: As the data center becomes more complex and your workload requirements evolve, plain ‘vanilla’ compute alone may be inadequate. Check out new technologies like FPGAs and GPUs. PowerEdge has increased support for these new capabilities by five times in the past year – come take a look.
  • Intelligent Automation: To be competitive, organizations of all types need to be able to scale – and scale is about people as much as it is about technology. KPMG reports consistently that over 60 percent of CIOs report that skills shortages limit their ability to scale.[2] With Dell EMC OpenManage software, you can radically reduce the time and people needed to manage your infrastructure. Don’t believe the numbers above? Come by our booth and see how quickly you can deploy 500 servers (you will be amazed)!

These are just a few of the very practical demonstrations the Server and Infrastructure System team at Dell EMC can show you at Dell Technologies World. We also have some big announcements planned – so don’t miss the keynote on day two (wink).

Dell EMC is focused on delivering very practical solutions to some very complex problems. But we can have fun too – we have invited Chef Anton to help us explain our practical solutions in easy terms – and maybe teach you all a few tricks at the same time. Check out this imminently practical solution for winning at eight ball for example.

See you in Las Vegas!

[1] Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Dell EMC, January 2018.


About the Author: Ravi Pendekanti

Ravi Pendekanti is Senior Vice President of Server Solutions Product Management at Dell, Inc. His organization is responsible for developing and bringing Dell’s flagship line of PowerEdge Servers and Converged Infrastructure systems to market, covering a broad spectrum of global customers from cloud service providers and small businesses to large enterprises and organizations, all running a wide range of workloads. Most recently, Ravi served as the Vice President of the Platform Business Group at Oracle where he looked after GTM activities including Product Marketing and Sales Enablement related to the platform business that included Engineered Systems (Exadata, Exalogic, OVCA and SuperCluster), Servers, Solaris and Networking. With over two decades of extensive global experience in the enterprise and SMB segment in both hardware (servers, storage and networking) and software, Ravi has also held leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics. He holds a MS in Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering.