Swimmers take advantage of the cool waters of the Barton Springs Greenbelt – from Flickr user Todd Dwyer
Dell made some big splashes in the month of July including some exciting industry firsts. If you didn’t have time to catch everything, check out this quick recap below:
Team members traveled to Boston for the Red Hat Summit where we were delighted to be awarded the 2015 Strategic Alliance Partner of the Year Award. We were honored for being the first to factory install Red Hat Linux and the first major OEM to join the OpenStack community and ship OpenStack solutions, as well as being the first tier partner to OEM Red Hat technology 15 years ago.
Dell’s VP and GM of Networking, Tom Burns recently participated in a series of short videos discussing the future of Networking with Patrick Moorhead, Founder and Principal Analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy. The videos discuss where Dell Networking is headed, the need for open, flexible choice from our customers, whether or not “white box is dead” and Dell’s comprehensive approach to software-defined networking.
This month, the OEM Solutions team joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud Ecosystem to accelerate deployment of NFV Solutions. Working with Wind River’s solutions will allow customers to focus on their own intellectual property and accelerate time to market, in keeping with the core value proposition of Dell OEM Solutions.
We attended the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference as a titanium sponsor, where we gave attendees an early look at CloudRunner. During the show Dell became the first major OEM to deliver Wyse thin clients based on the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system as well as provide updates to its vWorkspace desktop virtualization software. This new solution will provide additional flexibility for organizations looking to deploy Microsoft Azure-based VDI and provide demanding knowledge workers with powerful, secure endpoints that does not compromise on performance or productivity.
In a recent video about the future of servers, Jai Menon, VP and Chief Research Officer of Dell Research discussed what a server might look like in 2020 and how important technologies like memory, storage, and convergence will continue to evolve:
Later in the month, Dell Storage became the first in the industry to come out with TLC drives for enterprise flash arrays. This allows customers to adopt new Mainstream Read-Intensive (RI) SSDs, based on Triple Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND technology. This announcement highlighted how Dell is enabling customers to benefit from flash with lower than ever price-for-performance and increased storage density across all array segments.
You can read about these announcements, awards, partnerships and more by checking out the Dell4Enterprise blog. We’re always happy to hear from you on Twitter (links in the sidebar to the right) – follow those accounts to stay updated on our news. And we really hope to see you here in Austin in October at Dell World 2015!