Today is a day that I consider myself fortunate, even proud, to be working for Dell. Today, we’re taking the next step in our products and services portfolio enabling you, our customers, to accelerate your enterprise efficiency.
I’ve worked for Dell for nearly ten years now and have seen us move from an "up-and-comer" in the data center space in the late 90s to where we are today, a company that can stand toe-to-toe with every single enterprise solutions provider in the industry, and provide unbeatable value. All without an army of consultants to make it happen.
At events taking place in San Francisco, London, Dubai and Sydney, Dell is introducing its most comprehensive enterprise portfolio line-up ever, including 14 new products and associated software and services to help you transform your IT infrastructure into one that is smarter and more efficient: the result is a technology infrastructure that saves companies time and money and frees up people to focus on high-value projects.
Here’s what we announced today:
- Five new Dell PowerEdge servers and blade servers, and three new Dell Precision workstations, all based on Intel’s Nehalem processors;
- Five new enterprise-class storage hardware, software and services offerings built on the Dell EqualLogic PS6000 series arrays (ideal for virtualized environments);
- General availability of the Dell NX4 network attached storage system;
- New Dell ProSupport, ProManage and ProConsult services offerings designed to help you get the most out of your technology investments; and,
- New innovative systems management functionality that will enable you to have a simplified and consolidated view of your entire infrastructure, whether it’s Dell hardware or equipment from our competitors.
To see more images of all the products we unveiled today, click on this link to see them on Dell’s Official Flickr page.
As you’ll hear in my interview with Steve Schuckenbrock below, customers of all sizes are facing reduced budgets. They’re being asked to extend the life-cycles of their existing solutions. They’re looking to drive cost savings and innovation by considering virtualization and cloud computing projects. They want to reduce the cost of their services and maintenance. They want an alternative to legacy enterprise computing models.
Despite what some of our competitors are saying, they are looking at x86-based servers and standardized systems to streamline their operations. The bottom line: they are looking for efficiency within their enterprise.
Let’s hear what Steve has to say: