FOMO /ˈfōmō/ (noun): “fear of missing out” Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere.Our week at Dell Technologies World started out innocently enough. Introduce a few new products, start some great conversations, hear our customers’ stories, and maybe have a little fun. What we got was the most exciting week of PowerEdge action since we launched the 14th generation last year.Somewhere between being the week’s biggest trending topic, and looking out over another packed session, we had a revelation: people really love PowerEdge. And that love was in full bloom at Dell Technologies World.If you joined us in Vegas, here’s a quick recap of a truly wild week. If you were simply there in spirit, here’s a quick look at what you missed.Tuesday’s Launch: Got A Need for Speed?With no time to waste, we shifted into high gear at Jeff Clarke’s Tuesday morning general session to reveal our new PowerEdge R840 and R940xa servers. Built for the rigors of AI, machine learning and intensive data analytics, these 4-socket beasts were given a hero’s welcome from the crowd’s big data devotees (BTW, the “xa” stands for “extreme acceleration). When Jeff called the R940xa “bar none, the fastest and most intelligent server on the planet”, the race was on to get a hands-on look in our expo booth.Let’s Build It: Kinetic InfrastructureJeff’s Tuesday session also offered a sneak peek at the evolution of PowerEdge and our kinetic infrastructure solution – a modular approach that allows users to assign the right resources for the right workload and to change dynamically along with their business needs. Scroll to around the 51-minute mark of Tuesday’s session re-play for an overview by our director of engineering, Joyce Metevier.For a more in-depth introduction to this game-changer, check out Robert Hormuth’s post “Kinetic Infrastructure is the Path to Full Composability.”Game On!How fast can you deploy 500 servers? A few days? A few hours? Plenty of visitors to our expo booth put their admin skills to the test with our OpenManage Enterprise challenge. Believe it or not, many of them deployed 500 servers in less than 2 minutes. No tilting, no cheating, no sorcery, OpenManage Enterprise is just that easy to use.“#openmanage #DellTechWorld I just deployed 500 servers 👍👌💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/q0zOg3D9Mg“— NunoSentieiroMarques (@nunosomarques) May 1, 2018ShareCurious about blockchain? Turns out you’re not alone, as hundreds of attendees downloaded our exclusive PowerEdge-powered blockchain app to play games, earn currency and win prizes. It was such a hit that we’ll be taking it back on the road to repeat the fun, so be sure to drop by the PowerEdge booth at future events to earn some serious coin. And if you still don’t see what all the fuss is about after playing, you’ll at least walk away with one big question answered: “What the heck is blockchain?”You Did WHAT?!Meeting customers and hearing about what they’re doing with PowerEdge is, without question, our raison d’être at Dell Technologies World. And were here to report that our customers are doing some incredible stuff with these servers. They’re visionaries using PowerEdge to provide people around the world with the tools they need to ensure a free and open Internet. They’re IT leaders who rely on the compute power of PowerEdge to analyze data from the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator (yep, that one). They’re cloud service providers who trust the reliability of PowerEdge so much that they’ve deployed over 6000 servers over the course of the last 13 years. And when they experience zero downtime, they come to us with new words to describe their experience: FANTABULOUS.Wish You Were There?All-in-all, it was an amazing experience for PowerEdge and the people who live and breathe it, and this wrap up is just barely scratching the surface. If you were there with us, get ready to level-up next year. If you missed out, you can re-live the sessions, re-play the panel discussions, and immerse yourself in some 360 degree VR scenes from the show over at our live archive. It’s the next best thing to time travel.We’ll also be releasing videos of select sessions, as well as those great customer conversations over at our PowerEdge YouTube playlist, and on Twitter at @DellEMCServers.
When we designed this generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC, we made sure that our servers would be able to use the full performance of the EPYC processors. We wanted our customers to feel comfortable handling any workload. This involved creating a server that can handle high throughput, faster I/O, and versatile memory configurations. Our customers deserve the flexibility to decide their data center needs, including workloads that require high-frequency processors.We are excited to offer all three of AMD’s new high-frequency (HF) CPUs in each of the PowerEdge with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC platforms (R6515, R7515, R6525, R7525, and C6525). Putting the new AMD HF CPUs into the PowerEdge platforms empowers relational databases, HPC, and virtualization workloads, while keeping your critical business systems up and running. PowerEdge with the new AMD HF chips are designed to handle workloads that require high throughput on a single thread.These chips enable the performance of our servers particularly in database, hyper-converged infrastructure, and HPC. The R6525 holds a world record 2P Four-Node Benchmark Result on VMmark® 3.1 with VMware vSAN®. This world record equates to 47.4 percent higher VMmark 3.1 vSAN score. Even though these are specialized chips, we designed our servers to handle the full capabilities that AMD brings to the table. The chips require large L3 cache, high I/O and memory to run at maximum effectiveness. That is why PowerEdge’s flexible configurations with the options for direct connect NVMe and PCIe are a great match for handling any new virtualization and HCI requirements. With higher clock speed and fewer cores think high-frequency trading, custom single thread applications, and database workloads. Database applications especially benefit with the proper balance of cores and performance, lowering licensing costs on core counts.Dell is also running a special promotion. When customers select PowerEdge servers with 2nd generation AMD EPYC processors the second half of their licenses are free. Windows Server 2019 OEM licensing costs are free beyond the first 32 cores for 1-socket servers and the first 64 cores for 2-socket servers. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact your sales representative or visit this link to explore Dell EMC’s data center solutions for Microsoft.There is always the option to optimize your workloads and servers to run a more efficient data center, and these high-frequency, low core systems provide a unique configuration to help balance your data center costs. We are hearing many stories about customers implementing the first wave of PowerEdge with AMD in their data center. These new servers will help run your single-thread workloads effectively and move with new technology development.The addition of these new AMD HF chips into the PowerEdge portfolio will help you stay lean and efficient and enable changes in your digital operating model. Critical business system – IT operations that keep your company running as well as your competitive advantage Based on Dell EMC analysis. Results achieved comparing Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 published VMmark 3.1 benchmark performance score against the second highest available score for 4-node 2-socket systems with VMware vSAN storage on April 14, 2020. For benchmark results click here.
Over the last year, the pace of digital transformation has quickened beyond what any of us could’ve predicted, with no sign of slowing.Together with our partners, we’ve empowered customers to meet this rapid pace of change, from the edge to the data center, through distributed work and modern consumption, with cybersecurity, 5G infrastructure, digital experiences and data management. We’ve connected remote workforces, transformed the way teachers teach and students learn, and enabled heroic workers on the front lines.At Dell Technologies, our mission is to drive human progress. We believe that technology should be a great equalizer, not an opportunity for division. And so as I assumed the role of Global Channel Chief in September 2020, my mission was to accelerate this momentum and continue to empower our partners to drive positive impact in our shared communities.With that in mind, I am excited to announce our new Partner Program promise, which serves as the north star for how we engage with our partners: Together, We Stop at Nothing.Put simply, our partners should know that when they work with Dell Technologies, they have our unwavering commitment to help them succeed. Every investment we’ve made this new Program year is designed to help our partners deliver customer outcomes faster and fuel robust growth.And while we’ve made enhancements to our 2021 Partner Program, I want to emphasize that in a time of continued uncertainty for many businesses, our Program structure and our partners’ engagement with us will remain consistent. We are staying the course to support our partners as we always have, while investing in key focus areas to drive our joint success.So, what’s new this Program year? We’ve focused on three key areas based on partner feedback:Increased opportunity for new customer and line of business acquisition. We’ve simplified our New Business Incentive, and together with the new Power up program, there’s even more opportunity for partners to sell across the Dell Technologies portfolio and win new buyers.Accelerated growth and profit potential with access to our holistic portfolio, including VMware. We’re providing Solution Provider partners¹ the choice to transact VMware licensing directly through the Dell Technologies Partner Program with an aligned base rebate.A more streamlined and personalized end-to-end experience. This includes our new Incentives Center which gives partners a comprehensive view of all their program incentives in one place, as well as greater pricing transparency through the Solutions Configurator.For more detail on specific investments and enhancements, please view our 2021 Partner Program Kickoff videos on our Partner Portal.Thank you to all of our partners for being on this amazing journey with us. Technology may be the enabler, but our partners are the true transformers. As we enter into 2021, we’re prepared for whatever tomorrow brings, and we’re ready to seize tremendous growth opportunities with our incredible partner community. Because when we work together, we can achieve anything.Together, We Stop at Nothing.¹ Titanium & Platinum partners must be enrolled in VMware Partner Connect and have a direct purchasing contract with Dell. Rebate availability, terms and eligibility may vary based on location.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York attorney general’s probe finds the state may have undercounted COVID-19 nursing home deaths by as much as 50%.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats in Nevada are making a play to bump Iowa and New Hampshire from their early spots on the presidential primary calendar. If the move is successful, it would upend decades of political tradition and give a more urban and racially diverse group of voters a greater say in picking the party’s nominee. The behind-the-scenes lobbying seeks to capitalize on the party’s discontent with Iowa’s and New Hampshire’s performances last year. Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses devolved into a technological and logistical mess, leaving the winner unclear. New Hampshire’s first-in-the-state primary wound up a near tie between two candidates who ultimately lost, while the eventual nominee, now-President Joe Biden, came in fifth.