It's fall, y'all

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Fall comes a little late to our corner of the world, but lately the temperatures have been dropping and pumpkin-flavored treats are showing up in supermarkets and coffee shops. Suddenly, October is upon us and we’re just a few short weeks away from our biggest event of the year! It’s a busy time for many, including us, as we prepare for upcoming announcements and especially Dell World 2015 this October 20-22 here in Austin. Learn more about Dell World as well as recent cloud solution updates, partnership news, and an important networking announcement below.

Gearing up for the Dell World and the Enterprise User Forum

This month we featured three blogs focused on the great labs and sessions coming up in October at the Dell World 2015 Enterprise User Forum. Doug Iler, Dell’s ‎iDRAC Product Manager added a humorous touch to his description of the demo he’ll be leading on iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller. Virtualization Product Specialist and five-time VMware vExpert Jason Boche shared some information on a virtualization focused Lab he’ll be leading. And Jeff Sullivan gave an overview of the session Kishore Gagrani, Global Product Director of Dell Caching Software, will be leading on the benefits of Fluid Cache for SAN for businesses looking to speed up their data access. This just scratches the surface of all the amazing labs and sessions that will be featured at this year’s User Forum!

New in Networking

New customer FFA Architecture & Interiors replaced two of their existing switches with one Dell Networking X1026P smart web-managed switch. FFA made the decision to switch over to Dell to better handle the increasing demands of large files. Dell Networking X1026P gives employees access to servers from desktops, and gives them the option to send large 3D files over the Wi-Fi network.

Dell Networking was also recognized as a visionary in campus networking by Gartner. Gartner released their 2015 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless Access LAN, listing Dell as the highest ability to execute among visionaries.

And just last week our networking team introducing the C9010 and C1048P, the first products based on an innovative Dell Networking architecture and the S6100-ON Multi-rate Fabric Switch, a customizable fixed form factor switch with 4 bays and 3 unique modules.

The C9010 and C1048P will reduce complexity by collapsing network layers and allow access devices to be controlled by a single director switch. The C9010 modular switch acts as the central director of the network and the C1048P rapid access nodes are 10Ge edge switches that can stack and connected to multiple C9010 switches. The S6100-ON Multi-rate Fabric Switch is allowing customers to mix and match modules delivering greater flexibility and choice than anything on the market today for this technology.

Engineered Solutions that Work for You

As September continued, we announced the availability of the 4th generation of our co-engineered Dell Red Hat OpenStack cloud solution powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7. In this new version, we added more choices and new key enterprise functionalities. During this development, Intel joined Dell and Red Hat to help accelerate OpenStack capabilities in four key areas:

  • Guest high availability including VM live migration and host evacuation
  • Seamless in place upgrades with no down time
  • OpenStack Services high availability
  • Deployment automation, patching and maintenance

Also this month, we announced the availability of a new solution for Hadoop, the ETL Offload Reference Architecture, co-designed with Cloudera, Syncsort, and Intel. This solution was designed to provide a quicker and easier path to data analytics, to simplify, extract, transform and load (ETL) jobs for non-Hadoop experts, and help customers’ control costs.

We are thrilled to be able to share all of this great new technology with our customers and partners. You can learn more about these products and solutions at Dell World 2015 October 20-22 in Austin Texas. I hope to see you there!

Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah is the Chief Blog Strategist for Dell Technologies. Born in New York and raised in New England, she has been living and working in the Austin area for over 20 years, but she knows that doesn't make her a true Texan. She joined Dell in the spring of 2011, left briefly for another company, but realized her mistake and returned in November of 2019. Sarah has five kids, two dogs, two cats, and no free time.