Dell Furthers Commitment to Asia with Transformative Technology Solutions from the Data Center to the End Device
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Dell today unveiled comprehensive end-to-end solutions from new data center offerings to laptops and services to localized software solutions to help entrepreneurs, enterprises and public institutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the world transform their business and re-stimulate local economies. The new solutions were announced at the Dell Solutions Summit, which brings customers, partners and thought leaders from the Asia-Pacific region together to discuss technology solutions that can set the foundation for growth, productivity and positive change. As a leading force in the world economy and in world affairs, Dell recognizes the importance of this region and is eager to share and learn from the region's organizations.
In addition to new solutions, Dell reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to and investment in the area. This year, Dell awarded Dell Youth Learning grants to three charities in China, as well as Children's Cancer Care grants to three charities in the region and $250,000USD in disaster relief to the floods in India. Nearly 50 percent of entries in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge earlier this summer were received from the Asia-Pacific region and the winning team was from India. Also, in June, Dell celebrated an important manufacturing milestone with the opening of the Chengdu Operations Site, the first Dell operations site to fully deploy Dell's new IT solutions.
"At Dell, we are fully committed to the Asia-Pacific region," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. "We continue to grow our regional investments and deepen our customer relationships with technology solutions that make a positive difference in how people live, organizations operate and the world works."
Transforming the Data Center with Customer-Inspired Server and Networking Solutions
Dell today delivered new options to improve data center efficiency with the introduction of an open hyperscale rack solution for China. Built in close collaboration with the largest cloud service providers in China to meet the demanding needs of emerging workloads, the Dell open hyperscale rack solution takes a holistic approach to data center architecture to deliver an advantage to businesses in the rapidly-evolving cloud computing marketplace. The Dell open hyperscale rack solution is:
- Customer Inspired: Designed to support the next generation of data centers in China with capacities up to 15 kW per rack.
- Flexibly Efficient: Expanded configurability for customer-specific workloads with a highly-modular compute and storage architecture featuring shared power, cooling and rack-level management.
In conjunction with the Dell rack solution announcement, Dell will contribute key elements of the design to the Open Compute Project with the goal of fostering additional openness, standardization and innovation around rack platforms.
In addition, Dell Networking expanded its S-series portfolio with the new S6000, the industry's highest-density 1RU 10/40GbE switching platform1 for highly-virtualized data centers. Consuming up to 50 percent less power than Dell's previous generation top-of-rack switches, the S6000 doubles the density and throughput2 all in a fixed form factor design, allowing customers to build more efficient data centers considering today's demands on energy. Also, built-in advanced virtualization and automation features help customers scale larger virtual deployments in a smaller physical footprint, and help solve the challenge of bridging virtualized and non-virtualized aspects of the infrastructure. Additional features include:
- High-density: Deployed as 32 40GbE ports or 96 10GbE ports plus 8 40GbE ports in 1RU, the S6000 can support new, more flexible network architectures for high-density compute racks in top-of-rack position, or provide network connectivity for multiple racks in efficient end-of-row or middle-of-row configurations.
- High-throughput: Provides up to 2.56Tbps performance, twice that of similar competitive products in a standard 1RU form factor3 allowing customers to aggressively invest in 10GbE for in-rack server and storage connectivity.
- Unifying environments: The S6000 supports advanced network virtualization and software-defined networking features including hardware-accelerated layer 2 gateway functionality for use with VMware NSX, bridging traffic between virtualized and non-virtualized environments. In addition, upcoming enhancements to Dell Active Fabric Manager allow visibility into the virtual network of VMware's vSphere Distributed Switch environments. Both make SDN come alive and help network and server/virtualization administrators collaborate on next-generation infrastructure.
- Energy efficient: S6000 is Fresh Air capable and validated as part of Dell's Fresh Air cooling solution for servers, storage and networking. By leveraging the thermal and reliability advantages engineered into this portfolio of equipment, customers are able to run data centers even warmer, helping reduce additional maintenance and infrastructure costs, while enabling lower overall energy consumption.
Building on its No. 1 x86 server unit share in China4, Dell also launched the PowerEdge T20 Server, an ideal first server for small offices and home offices. The T20 packs large internal storage capacity and performance in a compact, quiet, mini-tower server chassis for efficient, worry-free operation. With the T20 server, customers can cost effectively:
- Ease management of consolidated data, images and videos stored on multiple media and media types in multiple locations, onto a single server.
- Enhance collaboration by running applications, accessing data, and sharing information and files from any device.
- Attach external devices flexibly and easily with numerous PCIe slots and USB ports.
- Secure data and files with software RAID and optional backup and restore solutions.
Connecting and Protecting Businesses with New Secure, Manageable and Reliable Laptops
Dell today announced the latest additions to its award-winning Latitude family of business computing solutions - the Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks. The Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks brings security, manageability and reliability to businesses, helping companies across the Asia-Pacific region and the world do business better. Powered by Intel ultra-low voltage processors, these thin, light Ultrabooks redefine the corporate laptop. The Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks are:
- Made to move, with the 12-inch model starting at 20mm thin and 1.3 kg (2.99 lbs)5.
- Easy for IT to manage with exceptional integrated management capabilities including Dell-unique Intel vPro extensions and automated tools that plug into Microsoft System Center and Dell KACE.
- The world's most secure Ultrabooks, featuring best-in-class endpoint security solutions that include comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and leading-edge malware protection from a single source and the highest level of FIPS 140-2 (level 3) certification for system disk encryption.
- Designed for reliability, passing rigorous third-party durability testing and crafted with premium materials such as aluminum, a Tri-metal chassis and Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for scratch and damage resistance and optimal brightness.
- The only corporate Ultrabook designed to be backwards compatible with existing (E-family) Latitude docks.
- Available with innovative WiGig wireless docking, making Dell Ultrabooks the first and only that let you connect your display and other peripherals without messy cords.
Complementing the Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks are the new Latitude 5000 and 3000 Series laptops, designed to help businesses of all sizes adopt secure, manageable and reliable notebooks. Offering the same level of attention to security, manageability, reliability and quality material design, these laptops expand the computing options for education, healthcare and manufacturing customers worldwide.
Adopting New Business Models Through eCommerce
Dell Services has revealed the results of an industry survey that show nearly 40 percent of CXOs in China plan to grow their eCommerce business, and another 39 percent see it as a trend for their retail, manufacturing and finance industries in the next five years6. Realizing that traditional industries in the country are looking for new growth opportunities through eCommerce, today Dell Services is also releasing a whitepaper titled, "eCommerce 3.0: Rebuilding the eCommerce Ecosystem6." The new whitepaper outlines ways companies in the region can shift their approach to focus on building a healthy eCommerce ecosystem rather than squeezing profit margins.