Month: February 2021

#73: Mainframe Momentum with Robin Fromm

first_imgDell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #73: Mainframe MomentumDell EMC has been helping enterprise solve mainframe storage problems for decades and is now redefining the traditional storage array; morphing it into a “Data Services Platform” that will become the bridge between the 1st and 3rd platforms to modernize and deliver the next generation of Hybrid Cloud computing and storage with the ultimate in availability, data integrity, and TCO management.Over the past 12 months, Dell EMC has introduced primary storage models, disk library solutions, tape replacement solutions, recovery solutions and cloud enablement extensions allowing Mainframe participation in object based solutions.In select cities, the Dell EMC Forum event series featured a Mainframe breakout track. I caught up with an old friend, Robin Fromm (@rlfromm) CTO Dell EMC Mainframe Solutions, to get the latest. For the latest mainframe developments, be sure to visit the ECN community page at Source Podcast: Episode #73: MainFrame Momentum with Robin FrommAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Continuing Converged Leadership and Strong Growth in HCI

first_imgA huge thank you to our customers and partners for their support and belief in us. This dynamic growth would not have been possible without their backing. While we are rightfully proud of our continued position as No. 1 in converged systems, a segment that we created and have been undisputed leaders of for several years, I’m thrilled with our success in the hyper-converged systems category, the fastest growing segment of the converged systems landscape. According to IDC’s 4Q2016 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, revenue from Dell Technologies HCI portfolio outgrew the total HCI market—one of the fastest growing IT markets—by more than two-fold and accounted for 20.9 percent of hyper-converged system shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016.HCI Comes of Age  From a humble start as the younger sibling of converged infrastructure, HCI has quickly come of age and is expected to outgrow the total converged systems market each of the next five years. This is borne out by the fact that we are seeing customers deploy HCI for a broad range of workloads from VDI (Rent-A-Center), real time data analytics (Dimension Data), running core applications to support fast expanding businesses (The CSI Companies), and DevOps to hybrid cloud environment. All the indications are that HCI is gearing up for prime time.Dell EMC Success in HCIDell EMC is no stranger to success and has one of the broadest portfolios of market leading products, all in one place. However, our HCI growth has been phenomenal and we are the fastest growing vendor in the IDC Tracker. Let me explain why this is such a crucial and remarkable achievement.Dell EMC customers are benefitting from the HCI capabilities of both Dell and EMC. Dell has been in the HCI market since 2014 with the XC Series powered by Nutanix. The EMC business established its HCI presence not so long ago and in just over the past 12 months, we have created a highly successful business in VxRail and VxRack. VxRail in particular has grown at a tremendous rate. Since its launch, Dell EMC has sold more than 8,000 VxRail nodes—exceeding 65 petabytes of storage and 100,000 cores—to more than 1,000 customers in dozens of industries across 78 countries. Simplicity, scalability and automation at the right price point are the key ingredients for this success. Benefits realized by customers such as Data Recognition Corporation and Convergys are testament to this fact.Similarly, VxRack is charting its own success path with numerous deployments with Fortune 500 companies, across a wide spectrum of verticals from financial institutions and insurance to hospitality. These businesses depend heavily on VxRack as their core HCI data center that will help them to deliver on their IT transformation aspirations.Our XC Series is also performing strongly, surpassing our goals and expectations as it forges ahead into new opportunities in addition to meeting the increased demand we’re seeing from existing customers, keen to grow their installations as additional workloads are added to their XC Series infrastructure. Click here to check out how customers such as Cardlytics are taking advantage of our solutions.We know one size doesn’t fit all and Dell EMC’s HCI portfolio can cover a majority of workloads and customer needs, including customers who have standardized on industry leading VMware solutions (VxRack SDDC and VxRail) and those who need a choice of hypervisors, different operating systems and bare-metal container use cases (VxRack Flex). We are leaving no stone unturned.Dell + EMC = Better Together   Although the two legacy companies might have embarked on their HCI paths at different times and via different routes — we have, as part of our integration efforts, set ourselves the goal of becoming No. 1 in the HCI market by the end of 2017. We’re very close to hitting that goal. And here’s what’s even more encouraging: we are rapidly closing the gap between ourselves and the #1 vendor, and pulling away from the No. 3 and No. 4 vendors.This remarkable better together result has been achieved by constantly innovating, continually striving to provide customers with the best solutions, and not resting on our laurels. What better example of this than incorporating, in less than six weeks after the Dell EMC merger closed, Dell EMC PowerEdge, into our VxRail Appliances and VxRack Systems portfolio. Highlighting the formidable strength of the Dell EMC partnership, this development again reiterated that we are stronger, and better together.A few weeks ago we announced Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail Appliances. As organizations increasingly move towards hybrid cloud as an enabler for IT transformation and adopt HCI for mission critical workloads, EHC on VxRail Appliances will allow organizations to start small and grow as their demand for hybrid cloud services increases. We also announced Native Hybrid Cloud, a turnkey cloud native platform based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, on VxRail earlier this year and Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is also available VxRack Flex. All this further underlines the commitment of Dell EMC’s Converged Platforms and Solutions Division to continue to be at the forefront of driving adoption of converged and hyper-converged solutions at every price point.Later in the year, we will introduce new more affordable consumption models and a hybrid cloud platform solution based on the Azure Stack. Our mission is simple: to become our customers’ trusted advisor for the next industrial revolution and expedite their IT transformation journey. We will do this by developing solutions that meet customer needs for a full range of workload applications built on a modern IT infrastructure that delivers scalability, agility, flexibility and powerful results. IDC’s 4Q2016 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker has once again recognized Dell Technologies as No. 1 in the total converged systems market in terms of revenue, units shipped and new capacity shipments. In particular, Dell EMC leads the Integrated Infrastructure Systems segment with a 73 percent market share up six percentage points from the 67 percent in 4Q15. This IDC Tracker also confirmed our phenomenal growth in hyper-converged systems revenue, which was up 206 percent (Y/Y) during the fourth quarter of 2016. According to IDC, Dell Technologies captured 26.9 percent share of the overall Converged Systems (CS) revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 and 28.4 percent share of the calendar year revenue. We are clearly a leader in this market.last_img read more

Dell EMC Data Protection – Two Decades of Leadership in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

first_imgAt the Dell Technologies Summit, Michael Dell unveiled a hugely ambitious moonshot goal to deliver better health care outcomes to one billion people around the world by the year 2030. Turning this near utopian dream into a reality will require dramatic, transformational changes with how health care is administered and delivered; and at the ticking heart of this program lies data – and lots of it.Like all industries, the challenge in healthcare isn’t the lack of data, but rather the inability to consistently and efficiently protect, secure, share and ensure its compliance as it proliferates across increasingly distributed, multi-cloud computing environments.And with organizations increasingly relying on their data to fuel advancements across every sphere of human endeavor – health care, agriculture, energy, education, transportation, manufacturing, etc. – it is imperative to safeguard information in all its forms, wherever it is located, efficiently, predictably and reliably.That’s why we continue to double down on our investments in innovation so that we can deliver the data protection solutions our customers need to protect their critical data now and into the next decade. In recognition of our innovation and leadership in the data protection market, Gartner once again placed us in the leaders quadrant of the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions! We have been awarded this highly coveted distinction in every Gartner MQ since 1999.While we earned our placement in the leaders’ quadrant for our track record of consistently delivering a comprehensive suite of physical, virtual and multi-cloud data protection solutions, this latest MQ did not take into account the groundbreaking announcements we made this past April – the launch of PowerProtect Data Manager and our next generation PowerProtect X400 appliance.As a software-defined data protection solution, PowerProtect Data Manager provides support for VMware, SQL, Oracle and file systems workloads, and will soon be delivering support for container-based workloads deployed on Kubernetes.PowerProtect Data Manager can be leveraged with our new PowerProtect X400 appliance along with our Data Domain and PowerProtect DD appliances, to deliver the efficiency and scalable performance (scale up and scale out) our customers need to meet their multi-cloud data protection requirements.And since we moved completely to agile software development, we will be releasing quarterly updates to PowerProtect Data Manager – ensuring our customers get the best-integrated user experience possible from the Dell EMC innovation engine.Best of all, our existing customers can take advantage of our Path to Power program to transition to PowerProtect Data Manager over time at a pace that is non-disruptive to their business while ensuring the protection of their existing investments in Dell EMC data protection technology.As the end of the decade rapidly approaches, we’d like to express our deepest thanks to our customers for continuing to place their trust in us to safeguard one of their most precious commodities – their data. We look forward to great things ahead as we move into 2020 and beyond.Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Nik Simpson, Santhosh Rao, Chandra Mukhyala, October 10, 2019.Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Cohesity.GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Appeals court upholds convictions in Kansas bomb plot

first_imgWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of three militia members facing decades in prison for their roles in a foiled 2016 plot to massacre Somali Muslims in southwest Kansas. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected all the arguments raised by attorneys for Gavin Wright, Curtis Allen and Patrick Stein. The appellate court was not swayed by claims the men were entrapped and that  the method of selecting jurors was flawed. Jurors convicted them in 2018 of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights for a scheme to blow up a mosque and apartments housing Somalis in Garden City.last_img

‘Paramedic of the Year’ accused of helping to steal vaccine

first_imgBARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida man who had been recently named “Paramedic of the Year” helped a supervisor steal COVID-19 vaccines meant for first responders. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news conference Tuesday that 31-year-old Joshua Colon forged paperwork to help cover up the theft of 30 doses of the Moderna vaccine. Colon was arrested on Monday. He has resigned from the fire department. Colon told investigators a captain with the fire department asked him to take the vaccine. Judd says the captain will be arrested when he returns home from a work assignment. The investigation began when a battalion chief noticed discrepancies in the vaccine paperwork.last_img