Belgrade, Dell Inc. today announced additional leading capabilities to its broad portfolio of VMware solutions, from the edge to the core to the cloud. These new solutions and enhanced integrations speed time to realise IT transformation goals by providing customers with a unified, seamless experience across PC and mobile devices, software-defined data centers, hyper-converged infrastructures and multi-cloud platforms.
According to ESG’s 2018 IT Transformation Maturity Study commissioned by Dell EMC and Intel, 88 percent of IT leaders said their companies are under pressure to deliver products and services faster, which requires having a more agile approach to IT. At many companies, the time it takes for a product or service to go from concept to general availability depends a lot on how transformed the company’s IT organisation is. When IT gives internal end-users and partners what they need, when they need it, IT is also helping the business as a whole to give external customers what they want, when they want it. i
“From the moment an employee first boots up their device, they’re generating information that can – and should – be used across the enterprise to make smarter, data-driven decisions. When technology infrastructure exists in siloes, businesses can’t outpace competitors, can’t grow, and can’t scale,” said Jeff Clarke, vice chairman, Products and Operations, Dell Technologies. “Working together across the entire spectrum of IT infrastructure, Dell and VMware empower customers to clear unnecessary administrative tasks off IT to-do lists while making users happier and more productive.”
New IoT solutions
Dell Technologies’ Edge and IoT Solutions Division today announced new solutions and bundles to simplify deployment of secure, scalable solutions for edge computing and IoT use cases. With these solutions, Dell Technologies is combining tools from its broad portfolio with technology from Intel and partners in the Dell Technologies IoT Solutions Partner Program to drive workloads for computer vision – enabled by imaging sensors – and machine intelligence – characterised by structured telemetry from sensors and control systems. Dell Technologies has collaborated with Intel, who has been accelerating computer vision through solutions that allow data to be collected in more sophisticated ways, taking analytics to the next level: nonlinear, contextual, and accessible from multiple vantage points.
“Workloads and use cases for computer vision and machine intelligence require different combinations of tools, but the computing infrastructure elements are the same,” said Joyce Mullen, president, Global Channel, OEM and IOT Solutions at Dell Technologies.”Dell Technologies provides a scalable, secure, manageable and open infrastructure – spanning edge to cloud – so customers and partners can realise value today and build a foundation to support these workloads and case studies in the future.”
Integrating Dell Technologies solutions to enable computer vision
By enabling computer vision with Dell Technologies IoT solutions, customers can more accurately, efficiently and effectively “see” relevant information pertaining to areas such as public safety, customer experience, and product inventory and quality. Surveillance is the first use case to which Dell Technologies has applied computer vision, so customers can more cost-effectively monitor events in the physical world and automate decision‐making.
Dell Technologies continues its commitment to openness and standardisation in IoT. It actively participates in EdgeX Foundry, a vendor-neutral open source project focusing on building a common interoperability framework to facilitate an ecosystem for edge computing. The project, which has grown to more than 60 member organisations, recently announced the ‘California’ code release, a major step in evolving the EdgeX framework to support developer requirements for deployment in business-critical IoT applications. In addition, Dell Technologies Capital recently invested in IOTech Systems, a startup offering a commercially packaged version of the EdgeX framework that enables customers to focus on their preferred value-add instead of supporting the open source code.
Create consistent operations and flexible deployment options with Dell EMC cloud-enabled infrastructure
The increasing amount of data brought about by mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, along with traditional workloads, is driving demand for all types of clouds, including public, managed and on-premises.
In a survey conducted by Forrester, commissioned by Pivotal, a Dell Technologies business, and Microsoft, 100 percent of respondents are using multiple cloud infrastructure and/or cloud application platforms. Additionally, 99 percent believe a consistent, unified approach to deployment, operation and use of combined infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service platforms enables better IT service to business.ii Cloud decision-makers in this study also said they look for integrated PaaS and IaaS with consistent identity and access controls, development experience, runtime environments and migration services.
“As more applications and traditional workloads move into various clouds, the proliferation of cloud siloes will become inevitable, inhibiting organisations’ ability to fully exploit business differentiators like data analytics and burgeoning AI initiatives,” said Sam Grocott, senior vice president at Dell EMC. “Dell EMC’s focused innovation across its cloud-enabled portfolio of platforms, infrastructure, consumption models and services helps organisations evolve more quickly to a cloud operating model for the modern data center.”