February 2021

first_imgThese days cloud technology is on everyone’s mind.  Which type is best for their situation; public, private, hybrid, native? What should go in them and how to get there?  However it is just as important to know why you want to move to the cloud.The move to cloud computing is usually driven by one or more of these factors: Replacing aging infrastructure that has reliability problems and high maintenance costs Simplifying overall infrastructure complexity and adopting greater virtualization Supporting needs of business to reduce time-to-market and increase innovation. Deploying additional capacity to support business growth, launch new services/products, and/or streamline expansion into new geographiesFaced with these needs, IT professionals have three major paths to cloud adoption: “do it yourself” by buying and assembling hardware and software components, public cloud services, and converged infrastructure with pre-assembled storage, compute, network, and virtualization.A new 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting provides guidance on how customers can evaluate converged or hyper-converged infrastructure. (The study*was commissioned by VCE, the Converged Platforms Division of EMC. ) Time constrained IT leaders who want a practical versus an exhaustive way to evaluate the benefits of converged infrastructure will appreciate the actionable suggestions in this study.As the study describes, Forrester interviewed organizations that implemented VCE converged platform solutions and found that they experienced these quantifiable benefits:Increased Application DevelopmentInfrastructure Cost AvoidanceIT Operational Efficiency IncreaseBusiness Productivity IncreaseSecurity and Compliance Cost ReductionIn a 2015 study**, Forrester wrote: “The fastest path to cloud for most organizations is a fully integrated solution from one of the vendors offering converged private cloud solutions. This approach fast-tracks your ‘journey-to-cloud’ from a technology standpoint and lets you focus on the organizational and process transformations required to support a true and efficient private cloud.”With a broad portfolio of converged and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms – VCE Vblock, VxBlock and VxRack Systems, and VxRail Appliances – EMC enables customers to optimize private cloud capabilities to achieve better business outcomes.The guidance in this new study from Forrester Consulting can help you embark on modernizing your data center with private cloud infrastructure.*Source: A Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Report Commissioned By VCE, “A Practical Guide for Evaluating the Value of VCE Converged Infrastructure for Data Center Modernization” March 2016** “Vendor Landscape: Converged Infrastructure-Based Private Cloud Solutions,” Forrester Research, Inc., June 10, 2015.last_img read more

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Ready Stack: Flexibly Build Your Own Converged Infrastructure

first_imgSometimes, the turnkey approach is the best and fastest approach to modernization. But sometimes, customers need a custom solution that they can build for themselves, or with the support of trusted partners.That’s why we’ve created Ready Stack – a portfolio of validated designs that enable customers to build their own converged infrastructure data center solutions. It’s great news for them – and great news for you, because you can work with them to design and deploy converged infrastructure on a fast and simple sales cycle.Your Solution, all from Dell EMCReady Stack combines component technologies from a single source –Dell EMC, the leader of the overall Converged Systems segment, with more than 2X the revenue share of its nearest competitors1. All-flash storage, next-generation servers, data protection portfolios, and leading open networking solutions come together to help you reduce complexity and risk, and save time and hassle.Ready Stack’s validated designs include:VMware IaaS on PowerEdge MX Servers and PowerMax StorageMicrosoft Hyper-V on PowerEdge 14G Servers and Unity StorageVMware vSphere on PowerEdge 14G Servers and Unity StorageBy sourcing everything from one vendor, customers can greatly reduce the complexity of purchasing, provisioning, and deployment – which means that with Ready Stack, you’ll be offering a highly attractive proposition with fast time to value.Partner benefitsReady Stack industry-leading data center component solutions are designed to make it easier for you to:Increase sales, increase prospects and deepen customer relationshipsAchieve faster time-to-revenueTarget flexible options more accurately to casesReduce riskImprove opportunities to upsell services, which can help increase margins on your deals – including deployment services (with the appropriate accreditation)Showcase your range of competencies, from servers to storage, from core to cloud, and from workstations to IT transformationBenefit from incentive and rebate opportunities as part of our Partner ProgramDell EMC: The leader in Converged InfrastructureTo find out more, visit the Dell EMC Ready Stack Knowledge Center for all the latest Ready Stack resources all in one place, including links to design and deployment guides for each validated design, solution overviews, architecture guides, and more.You can also learn more at the Dell EMC Ready Stack webpage.1 IDC Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, 2018 Q3last_img read more

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Correction: Taxing Big Tech story

first_imgFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In a story January 27, 2021, about global talks on how to tax big technology companies, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the company KPMG on second reference.last_img

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EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — The European Union says vaccine maker AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses to the 27-nation bloc during the first quarter. The new target of 40 million doses by the end of March is still only half what the company had originally aimed for, triggering a spat between AstraZeneca and the EU last week. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said late Sunday that the British-Swedish pharmaceutical maker will also begin deliveries one week sooner than scheduled and expand its manufacturing capacity in Europe.last_img read more

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