We Went Big and Won Big in September

Last month was one for the books! We had so many exciting things happening in September, most notably, combining Dell and EMC to create the largest IT organization in the world.  In addition, we became the top vendor in server shipments last quarter according to Gartner and IDC. We also announced several new solutions and updates with our technology partners at their conferences held last month. Read on to learn about all the great things we’ve accomplished since becoming Dell EMC.

A New Dawn

September 7, 2016 marked a new era in the history of Dell and EMC as a new company was born comprised of a unique family of businesses including Dell, Dell EMC, VMware, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks and Virtustream. As we begin this exciting chapter, our goal is to be your strategic partner on the journey into the next industrial revolution.

A New Name, a New #1

Not even a week into the new company, we were named the leader in worldwide server shipments for the second quarter of 2016 by both Gartner and IDC. This ranking couldn’t have come at a better time. The combination of Dell’s enterprise business with EMC is truly unmatched, helping customers with their transformation to the next wave of IT, where servers and data center infrastructure become the backbone for business innovation and success. The industry-leading technology of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers addresses emerging technology demands of workload optimization, performance, manageability and security with a long-term investment in the business outcome of our customers.

Dell EMC Heats Up

Keeping up with this month’s theme of excitement, Dell EMC introduced new solutions in support of Microsoft environments with new Microsoft Azure Services and Validated Systems for Microsoft Exchange and SQL at Microsoft’s annual enterprise conference, Ignite, in Atlanta, Georgia. The new services and validated systems enable customers to increase business agility, improve efficiencies and lower costs with highly customizable hybrid cloud and infrastructure solutions. These new solutions were all on display at the conference, which drew thousands of customers, partners and Microsoft users to the event.

The Sharing Community

At Strata-Hadoop World in New York City, we had the opportunity to hear from our customers about what’s really important to them, which most notably is that they value options. The Dell EMC Hadoop portfolio allows customers choice from direct-attached storage to shared storage to virtualized environments to hybrid clouds. With all of these options, Dell EMC has had great success helping customers get the most out of their Hadoop environments. At this conference, we demoed our latest products, had on-site experts to speak about them and held several presentations focused on digital transformation.

SAP Updates

At SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, Dell EMC announced the availability of new products to help mid-market companies make the most of their data analytics. Dell EMC was the first to offer customers a fully integrated appliance with the newly packaged SAP HANA Edge edition, advanced version and SAP Predictive Analytics. This product was first announced at SAPPHIRE NOW 2016 and will begin its worldwide rollout in October.  The system speeds turnaround time for new reports and synchronizes data to dramatically reduce the cost of gaining business insights. The Dell EMC Validated System for SAP HANA Edge includes SAP’s predictive analytics libraries native to SAP HANA, SAP Predictive Analytics with advanced data modeler capabilities, and services from Dell EMC to deliver rapid time to value. Additionally, Dell EMC helps customers deploy, implement, migrate, support and train with Dell EMC ProDeploy, ProSupport and custom service offerings.

Winning in HPC

Over the past few months we posted a blog series on high performance computing (HPC), highlighting all the different industries that rely on this technology. In the third and final blog of that series, we highlighted the oil and gas industry. HPC plays an important role in this industry’s innovation. From workstations to large clusters, Dell EMC is proud to work with some of the world’s top oil and gas providers, as well as some emerging ones, to enable them to scale by choosing with confidence when, where and how to integrate new HPC capabilities to complement or replace existing capacity to help with this rapidly evolving industry.

The excitement continues this month as we gear up for our annual conference, Dell EMC World (October 18-20 in Austin). It’s not too late to register! We hope to see you there.

Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah is the Chief Blog Strategist for Dell Technologies. Born in New York and raised in New England, she has been living and working in the Austin area for over 20 years, but she knows that doesn't make her a true Texan. She joined Dell in the spring of 2011, left briefly for another company, but realized her mistake and returned in November of 2019. Sarah has five kids, two dogs, two cats, and no free time.