Talking Tech with Travis: Episode 9 – Software-Driven Storage Innovations

Join Travis Vigil for a mega episode with some of product management's top storage athletes, triathlon style.

Businesses want to innovate with data, which requires them to address the challenges of operational silos, cybersecurity threats, developer productivity and cloud complexity. We believe what our customers need is a continuous modern storage experience and the only way to truly provide that is with software-driven innovation. We’re delivering more than 500 new high-value software features in Dell PowerStore, PowerMax and PowerFlex. Organizations tell us they have a major focus on automation and simplified IT operations – so they can boost productivity, reduce risk and be ready for what’s next. Our software enhancements deliver intelligent automation across the storage portfolio for these critical AIOps initiatives. Highly adaptable software architectures are the key to making this happen.

Then there’s ransomware – a real threat that all businesses are facing, and Dell Technologies software innovations have you covered. Dell CloudIQ, our AIOps application, improves the security of PowerMax, the world’s most secure mission-critical storage. The solution looks for signatures to see whether firmware was compromised, supports multi-factor authentication and draws attention to potentially suspicious changes in metrics such as data compression rates in near real-time. Dell data protection incorporates the three key principles of isolation, intelligence and immutability, with a dedicated cyber recovery vault.

Equally important is creating more value from on-premises data in the cloud. Dell storage software supports multi-cloud by design, giving you more control over on-premises, colocation and cloud data with cloud-enabled storage and data protection software. Our Project Alpine demonstrated how industry-leading Dell block, file and object storage becomes software-enabled on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. And when our customers move data to the cloud for archiving and data retention, they experience costs savings of up to 80% per GB.

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About the Author: Travis Vigil

Travis Vigil is Senior Vice President leading Portfolio and Product Management for Dell’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG). He and his team are responsible for the Product, Offer and APEX (as-a-Service) Roadmap for Dell’s Server, Storage, Data Protection, CI/HCI, Networking, and Solutions portfolios. He has over 20 years of Product Management, Marketing and Business Operations experience with technology companies including Dell and Intel. In previous roles at Dell, he served as Senior Vice President for Storage & Data Protection Product Management, and Senior Vice President for Business Operations focused on Dell’s Server, Storage and Networking Business with commercial customers. He has a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.