Month: February 2021

3 Ways to Build Your IT Skills as Data Centers Modernize

first_imgTechnology marches on. And so must we.As IT professionals, we need to be agile: constantly transforming skills to adapt, if not anticipating, the constantly changing business and technology landscape.Today, that means you need to learn new skills along with data center infrastructure transformation and digital transformation of businesses.  These modernization trends are clear:Instead of integrating separate compute, storage and network components themselves, more and more IT teams are buying pre-engineered/pre-manufactured converged systems.Instead of relying on traditional brick-and-motor business models (run on traditional CRM, ERP and financial applications), more businesses are turning to service-oriented business models run on social, mobile and big data applications.This white paper from the Enterprise Management Associates analyst group outlines IT/business transformation trends and includes in-depth interviews with two enterprises who successfully transformed.Here are three important use cases that you need to keep in mind as you tune up your skills to ride this wave along with IT and business.Use Case 1: Must Modernize Data Center to Support Core Business AppsProblem: Infrastructure supporting core business applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, vertical industry-specific suites) is aging.  The data center needs a refresh and more capacity, but space, support staff and budget for OPEX are limited.Solution: Converged infrastructure systems, pre-engineered and manufactured with the latest technologies (storage arrays, compute blades, network and hybrid cloud for “anything as a service”) give you the latest technologies. This delivers the performance, headroom and resiliency that mission critical applications require, while requiring less hand-holding (i.e., OPEX) and a smaller footprint.Skill Transformation: Less effort to “keep the lights on” frees you to become more consultative with customers and more agile, so you can upgrade and deploy new services faster – be recognized for it.Use Case 2: Must Scale-out the Data Center for Digital Business TransformationProblem: Need to provide infrastructure and environments for “third platform applications”  that deliver revenue-generating services via web, social media and mobile devices.Solution: Rackscale hyper-converged systems that start small, scale-out massively, and support native hybrid cloud platforms for rapid application development and deployment.Skill Transformation: Master the art of  the software-defined data center, so you’re not left behind the next phase on infrastructure evolution and are recognized for helping drive your business to its next reincarnation.Use Case 3: Must Assure Infrastructure Meets Stringent Operating Level and Security ObjectivesProblem: Revenue, customer satisfaction and loyalty and IT’s reputation depend on round-the-clock application availability and no service degradations. Traditional siloed IT processes are too slow when new capacity needs to be reallocated, when security bugs strike without warning and when you need to upgrade firmware to address a technical issue.Solution: Converged infrastructure management tools with cross-silo intelligence, automation and visualization.Skill Transformation: Learn how to manage, support and sustain compute, storage and network resources as a single system and multiple systems as a unified pool of resources. This will make you a more valuable player who is collaborative across silos, proactive and solves problems faster.last_img read more

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Dell News at CES 2019

first_imgMissed Dell’s press conference? Watch the full replay below and check out other awesome videos from the event.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Dell NewsFriday, January 4, 2019New Business AttitudeSunday, January 6, 2019Alienware Debuts its Thinnest and Lightest 17” notebook with Alienware m17 and Earns a “2019 CES Innovation Award” In GamingMonday, January 7, 2019The #DellExperience at CES 2019Tuesday, January 8, 2019Dell Delivers Purposeful PC and Software Innovations for a Seamless, Intuitive ExperienceDell and Alienware Set a New Bar for Excellence with redesigned PC Gaming portfolio, Alienware Design, and esports PartnershipsXPS is Finally Perfect. Smile!LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 08: Actress and director, Aisha Tyler, helps Dell kick off CES 2019 at their press conference unveiling their latest line-up of award winning gaming and PC innovations. #DellExperience. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Dell)Wednesday, January 9, 2019Dell hits 2020 Circular Milestones, Recycles 2 Billion Pounds of Electronics.Event PhotosDell Schedule of Events:Visit the Dell Experience: Check out products and meet with Dell representativesWHENJanuary 8th 11:30 a.m. PT – 2:00 p.m. PT for press / 2:00 p.m. PT – 5:00 p.m. PT for public.January 9th 10:00 a.m. PT – 5:00 p.m. PTJanuary 10th 10:00 a.m. PT – 5:00 p.m. PTWHERE: Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, Venetian Hotel & CasinoDell’s CES Press Conference:Immersive computing. Exquisite design. Eliminating boundaries. Hear the inspiration behind Dell’s latest technology from designers, partner and celebrity guest speakers. Attendance is open to all CES badge holders so RSVP now!WHEN: January 8th 10:00 a.m. PT -11:30 a.m. PT; Doors Open at 9:30 a.m. PTWHERE: Sands Showroom at The VenetianMedia contact: [email protected] Alienware CES Celebration: Join us for a night of gaming, giveaways, music, and a recap of our CES announcements! RSVP now.WHEN: January 8th 9:00 p.m. PT- 12:00 a.m. PTWHERE: Brooklynn Bowl Welcome to the Dell CES 2019 News Site!Here you will find all the Dell happenings at CES 2019, including information about the press conference, product launches and business news. #DellExperience #CES2019Quick Links:Product Press Materials and ImagesDell Sociallast_img read more

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Sheriff: Hit men hired by accused rapist killed wrong women

first_imgMONTEGUT, La. (AP) — Authorities said a Louisiana man facing rape charges tried to have his accuser killed, but hit men instead ended up killing the sister of the man who hired them, as well as her neighbor. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said Monday that neither Hope Nettleton nor Brittany Cormier was the person that two hit men had been hired to kill on Jan. 13. Authorities on Friday arrested Andrew Eskine, Dalvin Wilson and Beaux Cormier on charges of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said the death penalty was “on the table.” It wasn’t known if they had lawyers.last_img read more

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