The offer just keeps getting better…Market figures – and portfolio convergenceWe have seen great momentum in the market – Dell EMC Midrange Storage has had a strong product cadence over the last 12 months, a great customer loyalty program, and rich channel programs. “Midrange storage revenue, which accounted for nearly 55% of total external storage revenue in 1Q18, grew 17% year-over-year reaching $3.4B according to IDC. In 1Q18 Dell Inc. gained 4% share in midrange storage revenue compared to the year-ago quarter.¹” It’s clear, Midrange storage is the place to be.“Since the merger almost two years ago, we’ve delivered major midrange portfolio updates, adding significant new features to both Dell EMC Unity and SC Series storage arrays, demonstrating the power of what we can do together to delight our customers,” said Jeff Boudreau, President, Dell EMC Storage. Unity OE 4.4 and SCOS 7.3 – new featuresAnd there is more: we continue to invest in both platforms with new updates to Unity OE 4.4 and SCOS 7.3 – powerful new non-disruptive features at no additional cost that can be managed by CloudIQ (cloud-based analytics and monitoring) and are designed to give your customers even more confidence in their Dell EMC investments. Here is the scoop:SCOS 7.3 enhancements deliver more power, functionality and manageability:Game changing performance boost across all SC platforms (All-Flash and Hybrid): All SC arrays have 2x MAX IOPS performance increase & 50-100K IOPS increase in real world‘Manage anywhere’ simplicityCloudIQ support for cloud-based analytics and monitoringEasier, more cost-effective upgrades and expansionMore enterprise-class efficiency and availabilityUnity OE 4.4 provides a more complete replication story. It delivers a rich set of new features, enhanced performance, and exceptional quality including: MetroSync for Dell EMC Unity – leveraging NAS for critical data and applicationsTwo-way NDMP – providing direct data transfer to the tape library unit, and significant improvements to backup timesThird-party data migration – Consolidated storage and reduced managementSecurity enhancements – LDAP/AD features and capabilities to improve scalability and performanceUnity has now shipped 1 exabyte of flash storage“With this release, we’re driving innovation across our entire midrange portfolio to deliver huge performance improvements, easier management, better security and greater efficiencies. We’re helping our customers modernize their data centers and solve their top business challenges.” – Jeff Boudreau.It all adds up to an offer with momentum that shows no signs of slowing down. So why not ride that wave?We have a rich arsenal of tools for you to reference and use for more information:IDC Whitepaper: Midrange Customers Demand High-End Functionality at Affordable PricesOverview Teaser VideoCustomer Reaction VideoAnnouncement ArticlePress ReleaseUnity 4.4 BlogSCOS 7.3 BlogDell EMC SCOS 7.3 – SC Series Enablement CenterDell EMC Unity OE 4.4, visit the Dell EMC Unity Knowledge Center
With the ever-growing flood of data hitting today’s enterprises, we’re in the midst of a new gold rush. To twist around a line from a Mark Twain character, you might say “there’s gold in them thar hills of data.” But this is true only for those organizations that can put high-performance computing systems, data analytics and artificial intelligence to work to capture nuggets of business value from streams of data.So how do you get started down this path? Mining value from business data is, arguably, a lot more complicated than panning for gold in mountain streams. To be successful, you need a clear view of your business use cases, the help of experts who have been there and done it successfully, and hands-on experiences with the tools of the trade.This is where Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence enter the picture. These worldwide hubs for innovation and expertise help your organization jumpstart efforts to put the latest technologies to work in order capitalize on data. The centers provide a place where people come together to experience thought leadership, test new technologies, and share research findings and best practices.People are a big part of the CoE equation. Our HPC and AI Centers of Excellence cultivate local industry partnerships and provide direct input to a wide range of Information Technology creators. Through collaborative efforts, the Centers of Excellence open the door to the vast know‑how and experience in the community, including that of technology developers, service providers and end-users. Even better, the technology companies in the CoE community are eager to incorporate your feedback and needs into their roadmaps.Let’s get more specific. In Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence, you can gain a closer understanding of topics like these:High speed data analytics that help you discover new ways to process, visualize and predict future needsAI, machine and deep learning expertise, best practices, testing and tuning on a wide array of the latest technologies to optimize resultsVisualization, modeling and simulation of complex data sets using a range of high powered visual computing solutions across multiple locationsPerformance analysis, optimization and benchmarking to help you find the right technology for the right application and optimize application performanceSystem design, implementation and operation together with monitoring and I/O benchmarking to help avoid performance bottlenecks, decrease power and cooling needs, and address reliability and resilience issuesAdvancing blockchain research at a CoEFor an example of the groundbreaking work being done at Dell EMC Centers of Excellence, look no further than the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The Center provides HPC computational resources, services and expertise to accelerate AI research and discovery in academia, industry and government. At this CoE, professionals from Dell Technologies are working with staff from SDSC, industry companies and academic partners to run a blockchain research lab called BlockLAB.In this hands-on research lab, participants are developing strategies to explore and implement the principal technologies and business use cases for blockchains, distributed ledgers, digital transactions and smart contracts. Among other outcomes, this research is expected to yield a state-of-the-art, end-to-end solution based on a VMware© blockchain stack in a hybrid cloud environment that leverages Virtustream Enterprise Cloud.That’s the kind of leading-edge research that takes place every day at Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence around the world — from North America and Europe to Africa, Asia and Australia.To learn moreFor a closer look at the work taking place in our CoEs, visit the HPC and AI Centers of Excellence site. To explore technologies that help your organization capitalize on the power of HPC, data analytics and AI, visit dellemc.com/hpc. And for a more technical view, check out the performance benchmarks at hpcatdell.com. Dell EMC, “Dell Technologies Advances Blockchain Research Through BlockLAB,” September 25, 2018.
We are often inspired by creators who see the world in the widest range of colors. Emerging technologies and tools continue to provide content creators with more precise, accurate and consistent color experiences, maximizing their creative potential. A recent Dell-sponsored IDC research study1 further concluded that with the adoption of immersive technologies, it will necessitate more advanced monitors designed to support new emerging workloads like data-centric and design tasks. As the world’s number one monitor company2, we are relentless in our pursuit to help unleash creativity and maximize productivity for the ultimate visual experience.Today at Adobe MAX, Dell is excited to introduce the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor (UP2720Q) – the world’s first 27-inch 4K monitor with a built-in colorimeter and ThunderboltTM 3 connectivity3 for content creators who require color-critical performance.Beginning in January 2020, photographers and still or motion picture editing professionals will be able to use this monitor to fully maximize the Adobe RGB color gamut and create brilliant content with precise color and amazing detail. The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor offers 100% Adobe RGB, 98% DCI-P3 and 80% BT2020, providing a wide range of color reproduction across different color space standards. DCI-P3 is increasingly being adopted as a color standard on more devices like smartphones, web browsers and television due to the larger color gamut and higher color accuracy, leading to more content being developed in the DPC-P3 color gamut space.The built-in colorimeter helps users stay productive and get work done faster with quick and easy calibration – on-demand or scheduled after hours for consistent and optimized color performance every time. Users will also experience a more efficient workflow with a responsive built-in colorimeter that maintains consistency from production to delivery. The UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor is a CalMAN® Ready monitor and works seamlessly with CalMAN® color calibration software (sold separately) to perform a variety of tasks, including calibration with a built-in or external colorimeter.Creative professionals will also appreciate the finer details that show up crisply with 4K Ultra HD resolution. The high contrast ratio and low dark luminance offer impressive contrasts and deep blacks. Any unwanted glare and reflection on the monitor from sunlight or overhead lights can be reduced using the easy-to-attach shading hood.This performance-packed monitor offers ThunderboltTM 3 with speed up to 40Gbps4 – the fastest5 and most versatile connectivity with two ThunderboltTM 3 ports, and can charge up to 90W to a connected notebook while simultaneously transferring video and data signals6. You can daisy chain up to two 4K monitors with ThunderboltTM for multitasking efficiency and increase your productivity by up to 21%7. Finally, the Picture-By-Picture (PBP) feature is ideal for comparing visual content side by side, allowing users to view the same image in different color spaces, or compare images from two different sources.The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor will be available Jan. 15, 2020 worldwide starting at $1,999.99 USD.Be sure to stop by our booth at Adobe MAX, located at booth #901 to check out the monitor as well as other creative solutions from Dell Technologies! For more information, see the press kit here.__________________________________________________________________________ Source: Based on IDC Infobrief – Future of Work Embracing New Dynamics, Creating New Experiences, sponsored by Dell, September 2019. Full report: https://www.dellemc.com/resources/en-us/asset/white-papers/dell_monitors_idc_infobrief_fow_embracing_new_dynamics_creating_new_experiences.pdf Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, Q2 2019 Based on Dell analysis of publicly available data, July 2019 Data transfer speeds may vary among different USB devices, system configurations, and other factors. As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire†. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Must use a Thunderbolt-enabled device. Thunderbolt™ 3 provides DisplayPort, which can natively connect to all displays with DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort, and via adapters can connect to all other modern display interfaces, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA. Source: Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, “Improve productivity with the new Dell P Series monitors in a dual-display configuration”, November 2018. Actual results will vary. Full report: https://www.principledtechnologies.com/Dell/P2419H_monitor_productivity_1118.pdf
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian artist Arik Brauer, known for his surreal paintings and murals, has died at the age of 92. Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported Monday that Brauer died late Sunday surrounded by his family. Born in 1929 to a Jewish family that had emigrated from Russia to Vienna, he experienced the rise of National Socialism as a child. His father died in a concentration camp while Brauer himself survived the Holocaust by going into hiding. After the war, Brauer studied art and music, dual passions he would pursue throughout his life. While Brauer’s colorful art enjoyed international success, at home he was also widely known for his Austrian-German songwriting. Funeral arrangements weren’t immediately known.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A cyclone caused flooding as it crossed Fiji, requiring rescues of residents and sending thousands of people into shelters in the Pacific archipelago. At least one person died and five others are missing. Authorities say more than 10,000 people are sheltering at 300 evacuation centers after Cyclone Ana made landfall Sunday on the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. The cyclone caused flooding on both islands, including in the capital, Suva. A disaster management official said a river near Suva unexpectedly burst it banks and crews needed to rescue villagers from their homes. The nation’s leader pointed to climate change as a cause of recent deadly storms. Fiji was still recovering from an even more powerful cyclone that hit in December.