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Dell PowerEdge R730xd Spec Sheet

Spec sheet detailing the Dell PowerEdge R730xd An exceptionally flexible and scalable, two-socket 2U rack server that delivers highperformance processing and a broad range of workload-optimized local storage possibilities, including hybrid tiering. Designed with an incredible range of configurability, the PowerEdge R730xd meets the needs of many different workloads with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor […]

A Celebration of Customer Choice: Dell EMC’s Expanding Partnerships

There was a lot to celebrate at the first ever Dell EMC World. The advent of Dell Technologies, of course. Advances in security, data analytics, workforce transformation. A heartfelt performance by Alabama Shakes. Malcolm Gladwell’s insightful thoughts on what it really takes to innovate. Personally, I found myself celebrating Dell EMC’s expanding Technology Alliance partnerships […]

Setup Desired State Configuration using SMB Pull Server on Dell PowerEdge R730XD

Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a PowerShell extension which enables you to install or remove server roles, manage environment variables and fix a configuration if it drifts from what was planned and deployed. This minimizes manual administration work, we can create a configuration blue print and automate the configuration process by either pushing the configuration […]

Red Hat Achieves Common Criteria Security Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 has been awarded the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ for an unmodified commercial operating system under the Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP). This marks the first time that an operating […]

Memory performance on the PE FC630 and how CPU and Memory configurations affect it.

This blog will help illustrate the performance impact of Processor and Memory selection on the PowerEdge FC630. First closely examine the table below, you will notice with higher TDP processors the heatsinks cover portions of memory channels 2 and 3 on each processors installed. This reduction in available memory slots is normally not a problem […]

HPC Benchmarks and Applications Performance Study on Broadwell-EP 4S Processor

The intent of this blog is to illustrate and analyze the performance obtained on Intel Broadwell-EP 4S processor with the focus on HPC applications, two synthetic benchmarks along with four applications namely, High Performance Linpack (HPL), STREAM, Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF), NAnoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD) and Fluent. These runs have been performed on a […]

The evolving server foundation

Servers are the heart of the data center, and as hardware continues to evolve more advanced software is required to fully harness the technological advances in server design.  Performance and scalability are obvious enhancements but one of the most important aspects is the human interface into your servers and overall infrastructure. Considering the server lifecycle, […]

Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI is Available Now!!

We’re excited to bring the latest release of Dell OpenManage Plug-In for Nagios XI to you. With the launch of this plug-in, we are now extending our Nagios-Core plugin for Nagios XI users as well with some great new feature too. Dell OpenManage Plug-in version 1.0 for Nagios XI provides capabilities to monitor 12th and […]

Optimizing Datacenter efficiency with Dell OpenManage Power Center (OMPC) v.3.2

With significant, ongoing increase in data center workloads, the demands on IT managers to improve their operating efficiency marches on. To support growing workloads, maintaining an ongoing practice of maximizing server density within your existing data center footprint and fully utilizing the power and cooling available in existing servers are effective approaches to getting the […]

The power of Three: Dell and Intel technology leadership for SAP HANA in-memory analytics

While every SAP customer is considering a move to SAP HANA in the next few years – given the maintenance strategy of SAP for non-SAP HANA platforms on the one hand, and on the other hand the rising need of enterprises to gain real-time insights to drive smarter and faster decisions – a comprehensive view […]

Dell’s HPC Momentum Drives Customer Success and System Innovation

It’s been an extraordinary month for Dell on the HPC front. We’re seeing excellent momentum in HPC, as can be witnessed by the announcements and recent customer successes announced leading up to and at the ISC High Performance 2016 conference. First, we had the pleasure of helping one of our customers and partners, the Texas […]

VMware: Dell Expands Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Portfolio with VMware Hyper-Converged Software Offerings

Dell announced it is extending its portfolio to include the VxRail Appliance Family, along with VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes based on Dell PowerEdge servers. VCE VxRail Appliances are available in a broad set of configurations for small to mid-sized deployments, and scale to match a variety of workloads with a range of configurations, which […]

Citrix: XenApp & XenDesktop: With Dell QST, Automating Is Easy as 1-2-3

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Last year, Citrix and Dell created a simple, all-in-one solution called the Dell Appliance for Wyse Citrix. It was targeted to customers who were new to deploying XenApp or XenDesktop and needed a simpler way for a general IT person to deploy the entire solution stack. Since then, the Citrix-Dell team has been hard at working building […]

VMware: Better Understand Your Dell PowerEdge Server Landscapes Using vRealize Operations

By: Chuck Petrie, Blue Medora Using VMware’s vRealize Operations management tool, we are able to create relationships between different objects for a clear understanding of our IT environment. Today we will create a custom dashboard that will link an Environment Overview to an Alert List in order to fully understand and monitor a Dell PowerEdge […]

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