Can Your Brain Be Replaced By a Supercomputer?

Dr. Reza Rooholamini, director of enterprise solutions engineering group for Dell, recently wrote an article with that headline appearing in The Financial Times. To me the headline sounds like an extension of the movie The Matrix, but maybe that's just me. (Personal note: Perhaps I'm one of the … READ MORE

Bruce Eric April 23rd, 2009

The Planet Deploys Its First PowerEdge R710 Servers

The Planet, the world’s largest privately held dedicated hosting company, recently deployed the first PowerEdge R710 servers, based on Intel’s Xeon 5500 series processors. I was able to join a team of my Dell colleagues who were on hand to observe the company’s IT personnel un-boxing the new … READ MORE

Bruce Eric April 20th, 2009

Live Chat on PowerEdge Systems Management

My colleagues over at the Dell Enterprise Technology Center are hosting a technical chat tomorrow (April 21 at 3pm central time) on some of the new systems management capabilities found in the new eleventh generation of Dell PowerEdge servers. Specifically, the chat will focus on Dell’s Lifecycle Controller, … READ MORE

Bruce Eric April 20th, 2009

Digital Nomads Put Their Companies at Risk With Their Laptops

Industry analyst firm IDC projects that more than 61 million laptops will be purchased by commercial customers this year. The increasing emergence of Digital Nomads goes beyond just consumers and small businesses. Corporations are increasingly deploying laptops and other mobile devices to increase their employee’s productivity, giving them … READ MORE

Bruce Eric April 16th, 2009

ScaleMP Test Drives Dell PowerEdge M610 Blade Server

My colleagues in Global Small Business recently published a post on ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization for high-end computing, and their thoughts on Dell’s new PowerEdge M610 blade server. We’re obviously quite pleased at customer’s reactions to our new systems, including ScaleMP’s announced support for our new … READ MORE

Bruce Eric April 8th, 2009

Dell PowerEdge R610 Server Takes Editor’s Choice Award

“HP and IBM should be very afraid – Dell’s latest PowerEdge R610 – featuring Intel’s new ‘Nehalem’ Xeon 5550 – sets new standards for rack server design.” This is the headline I read recently from this week’s review of Dell’s new Xeon 5500 (Nehalem)-based server by U.K.-based IT … READ MORE

Bruce Eric April 3rd, 2009

Tech Center Chat on Intel Nehalem and Dell 11G Performance

For those of you interested in the performance characteristics of the 11th generation of Dell PowerEdge servers, Scott Hanson of Dell's Tech Center will be hosting a live chat today at 1pm central time with experts from Intel and Dell's SPA (System Performance and Analysis) lab. Feel free … READ MORE

Bruce Eric March 31st, 2009

Dell Elaborates on Global Services Offerings for Storage

Earlier this week, Dell held launch events to unveil the company’s Efficient Enterprise Computing Portfolio and there has been widespread coverage of the news here, here and here. In addition to the conversation I had earlier this week with Don Mann, Dell’s VP and General Manager of the … READ MORE

Bruce Eric March 27th, 2009

Inside Dell Power Solutions: Systems Management Simplified

Over time, IT environments naturally become more complex. Servers, platforms, and applications require increased management resources as they age. Decentralized data centers and departmental silos can result in data duplication and inconsistencies. Hardware and software deployments, migrations, compliance enforcement, patching, and administrator training all sap resources that might … READ MORE

Bruce Eric March 26th, 2009

Dell Introduces Six New Service Offerings and New Optimized Solutions

As part of today’s "Powering the Efficient Enterprise" launch events taking place globally, Dell introduced a slew of new services to power the efficient enterprise. Dell believes that technology and associated services should enable customers to innovate and be more competitive. Our SaaS- and consultant-based services have been … READ MORE

Bruce Eric March 25th, 2009

Dell Tech Center Performs Virtualization Demonstrations

Scott Hanson, my colleague over at the Dell Tech Center recently did a post highlighting a couple of virtualization demos he performed recently in their lab. Something about rolling up his sleeves and getting his arms covered in virtual 1s and 0s gets @dellservergeek's propeller spinning quite fast (not a … READ MORE

Bruce Eric March 9th, 2009
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