Last week in Dell Technologies World 2022, founder, chairman and CEO Michael Dell focused on concepts combining technology and innovation, as well as the company’s new data-based solutions and its global sustainability efforts.

As Michael Dell pointed out in his keynote speech on the first day of the conference, “The dual engines of human inspiration and technology together have led to innovation and human progress and improved life globally. In the last two years, technology has become even more important, even more important. ”

Let’s take a look at these points and how they highlight Dell’s latest offerings.

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Emphasis on “information” in IT

It has long been ironic to me that as the importance of digital data becomes increasingly important to the value of emerging business technologies, storage systems and solutions that support this information are often treated in retrospect by industry observers and retailers.

The idea that continued industrialization somehow undermines conservation innovation is a common wisdom for many. This view even colored some analysis of Dell’s acquisition of storage leader EMC in 2016, which was then the largest acquisition in the history of the IT industry.

The enduring value of the deal was in full force in several of Dell’s announcements last week, including improvements to the company’s storage portfolio. They include:

  • Up to 50% increase in productivity under mixed workload and up to 66% higher capacity Dell PowerStore all-flash storage, as well as deeper integration with VMware solutions, including improved VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) and full NVMe support and increased networking speeds.
  • Improvements in cyber resilience, including cyber vaults for traditional and mainframe deployments in Dell PowerMax corporate flash storage. Software-driven operations improvements, including intelligent multi-array provisioning, workload optimization, and health monitoring and elimination, are designed to improve productivity. Two new NVMe-based PowerMax models can provide up to 50% better response time in demanding application and mainframe environments.
  • New file services in Dell PowerFlex the software-defined infrastructure platform can support unified block and file capabilities of one platform, which allows customers to consolidate traditional and modern workloads. PowerFlex can also simplify multi-cloud and DevOps processes with support for all major Kubernetes platforms and orchestration containers, including those offered by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE and VMware.

According to Dell, these and other improvements are the latest examples of storage software innovations caused by Alpine project effort and are provided free of charge to existing customers.

Multi-Cloud by default

During the main report of Day 1, Dell Fellow Chuck Wheaton discussed “mega trends”, including the widespread adoption of multi-cloud architectures, which the company says have a major impact on industry, customers and partners. As Wheaton said, “Most companies have ended up in the multi-cloud by accident. We at Dell like to call it “default cloud.”

Wheaton also noted that the multi-cloud is “quite logical” and the “reasonable arc of infrastructural innovation” and the “architectural revolution” [that is] transforming for business. ”But at the same time, the multi-cloud must ultimately be organized into something much less complex … to deliver on the promise of a cloud experience, lightness and flexibility, no matter where an organization decides to deploy applications and data “.

Whitton described in detail a number of new solutions and partnerships designed to better protect and manage data stored both on-site, in customer data centers, and in multi-cloud environments. They include:

  • The first in a series of new full-stack APEX solutions that provide a cloud experience, Dell APEX Cyber ​​Recovery Services simplifies recovery from cyber attacks by storing critical data in secure vaults with “air gap”. Dell manages data on a daily basis and, in cases where customers suffer from attacks, assists in data recovery. Dell will offer standardized configurations, simplified recovery options, and consulting expertise from nearly 2,000 isolated storage solutions deployed worldwide.
  • The company is also expanding its multi-cloud ecosystem and accelerating access to its public cloud data protection proposals with the launch of Dell PowerProtect Cyber ​​Recovery for Microsoft Azure. The new service will allow customers to deploy isolated cyber storage in the public cloud to more securely protect and isolate data from ransomware attacks and flexibly recover in the event of a cyber attack. Options include recovery in the data center, in a new Azure private network, or in an unaffected Azure environment.
  • Dell also announced CyberSense for Dell PowerProtect Cyber ​​Recovery for AWS which is designed to enable customers to use adaptive analysis, scan metadata and complete files, and apply machine learning and forensic tools to detect, diagnose, and accelerate data recovery. Customers can also use the File and Database Monitoring Service to determine if a cyber attack has occurred and to identify the last known undamaged copy of the data to speed recovery.
  • Dell has also announced that it will work with snowflake to connect data stored on Dell ‘s storage systems to Snowflake data cloud. Once available, Dell and Snowflake customers will be able to use local data with the Snowflake data cloud while keeping the data local or copying it to public clouds. The collaboration aims to improve the experience of customers working in multi-cloud environments and help them meet data sovereignty requirements and turn data into insights. The companies will pursue product integration and joint efforts to enter the market in the second half of 2022.

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Dell Solar Community Centers

In partnership with Computer help, Intel and MicrosoftDell has announced its strategy for Solar Community Hubs, an evolution of its established Solar Learning Labs. Going beyond access to education-only technology, the centers are designed to improve access to technology, healthcare and workforce skills for communities in remote areas of the world.

Solar Community Hubs will be built with Dell solutions and will be implemented 5G, peripheral computing and other services over time. The hubs will be managed by the communities they serve and will offer services tailored to the needs of each community. The hubs will provide access to water and electricity, health and environmental resources. Community members may also have access to technical skills training, entrepreneurship support, education and career guidance, and revenue-generating services in support of job creation and financial sustainability.

Dell recently unveiled the first Solar Community Hub in Boa Esperanca, Brazil, in partnership with Amazon Foundation for Sustainability (FAS)providing digital tools such as Latitude Rugged, desktops, servers, projectors and Wi-Fi to community members in a dozen remote riparian communities and indigenous tribes. Members of the community who used to travel far for modern services and school can now continue their education, take professional courses, start college and prepare for the labor market – in their own communities.

The hub is also designed with a circle at its base, using recycled shipping containers, durable wood and furniture and solar panels so that the devices run primarily on renewable energy.

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Final analysis

Overall, Michael Dell’s reference to the “dual engines of human inspiration and technology” driving “innovation and progress” was a perfectly relevant topic for the new solutions, services and partnerships announced at Dell Technologies World 2022. Most of these proposals were understandably targeted to the enterprises and other organizations that the company serves.

Dell’s partnership with Computer Aid and its strategy for Solar Community Hubs show that the company’s vision extends far beyond corporate data centers and multi-cloud infrastructures. In essence, Dell Technologies intends to improve the daily lives and commercial opportunities available to people around the world.

Dell Technologies World 2022 Touts Data-Driven Innovation

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