Dell EMC announced a wave of new modern data center innovations, each serving a specific and meaningful role toward helping customers realise their goals for digital transformation.
Digital transformation will change fundamentally how every business in every industry is built and operated, and how it interfaces with customers. The unprecedented amounts of users, applications and data volumes will simply break traditional infrastructure. To succeed in this new digital world, companies will require an IT transformation. Today’s new announcements from Dell EMC help customers along this path by basing their IT on a modern architecture as the foundation for a hybrid cloud.
The announcements also make it easier for companies to buy from Dell EMC through the adoption of a cloud-like pricing model. Customers can scale up or scale down their environments, only paying for what they use at the component level, or at the data center level.
Companies behind the IT transformation curve are those that are held back by legacy infrastructures. As organizations look to digitally transform, IT maturity may be a deciding factor for determining which companies win. In fact, the new Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study commissioned by Dell EMC shows that 85% of the most mature organizations believe they are in a “very strong” or “strong” position to compete and succeed in their market over the next few years contrasted with 43% of the least mature companies. However, making any progress in IT maturity drives agility, innovation and improved business outcomes.
“The digital transformation mega trend will only intensify, reinforcing the need to start the IT transformation journey now,” said David Goulden, president, Dell EMC. “Dell EMC is the ideal partner to help customers take this first step. The creation of Dell EMC has rapidly accelerated our ability to develop and deliver technologies that will underpin the next wave of innovation and progress for our customers.”
Dell EMC announced the new 14th Generation of PowerEdge Servers that feature new security features for enhanced protection against malicious threats and unwanted internal changes. The new Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio updates include Dell EMC VxRail Appliances 4.5, which offers expanded enterprise software and hardware options for the industry’s fastest growing HCI appliances. New Dell Financial Services Cloud Flex for HCI offers cloud-like consumption model for on-premises HCI with simple monthly payments and no up-front costs or obligation after the first year.
The new Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions reduce barriers to desktop and application virtualization on HCI with substantial simplification, predictable pricing and exceptional total cost of ownership. Dell EMC also introduced new All-Flash Storage Systems to help customers modernise their Data Centers and transform IT. Among the new launches is a new integrated Data Protection Appliance that converges storage, protection software, search and analytics in a single, easy-to-deploy solution. There are four models that scale from 34 TB to 1 PB usable capacity.
Dell EMC rolled out new Open Networking Products which include it’s first 25GbE Open Networking top-of-rack switch that raises switching speed limits, offers more than 2x in-rack throughput of 10GbE switches. The new family of energy-efficient and cost-effective Open Networking switches for small- and medium-sized organizations enable workforce transformation