first_imgPost-competition support to implement the innovative ideas It’s official. It’s been a year since the creation of Dell Technologies. Last week, we celebrated our official anniversary on September 7th. This week, we’re celebrating together as a giant global team. In that spirit, several Dell team members have offered up their take on the last 365 days of change and transformation–read them below and keep checking back in for new stories!Mike Scully, Sr. Advisor Project/Program Mgmt – IT,DellThis past year was like a career theme park ride, nothing short of amazing! I celebrated my fifth anniversary with the company, the first time I reached that milestone with any company in my career. While it was five years, this last year the company was being reinvented daily, which meant so many twists and turns, changes, highs and lows. While “Day One” launch day was such a fun celebration and coming together of two very different companies, the journey of integrating and merging teams and departments is what has brought the most excitement. I made an early choice to embrace the change, take on the challenges and be very intentional about remaining positive.Instead of remaining in a safe or comfortable space or being protective of what I knew at the time, I ran full force into the changes that were happening. I used self-teaching tools like our intranet so I could collaborate better with my new colleagues, found new and innovative ways to improve project communications, championed the changes happening and helped others navigate those challenges. I was one of the first on the Legacy EMC side to receive a “Value Champion” award in the new company; but I didn’t stop there, I pushed into joining the actual Dell Champions program, helping others learn and harness the excitement of being part of Team Dell. And finally I decided to do my own “go big” and jumped in with both feet and took on a brand new role with a team that was entirely Legacy Dell, joining the Global Portfolio Management Office, which is part of IT in the office of the CIO. This was not only my biggest challenge but also a great example of how I won big! I have greatly enjoyed joining this new team. This first year as a new combined company has been a tremendously exciting ride and I cant wait to see where we go next because at Dell we are making anything possible!Mike Cote, President and CEO, SecureworksThis was an exciting year for Secureworks. Just a few months after becoming a publicly traded company, we joined the Dell Technologies family of companies with its formation in September 2016.For more than 17 years, Secureworks has focused exclusively on helping organizations navigate security challenges and mitigate risk when adopting new technologies. Our aim is to build relationships, and earn the trust and confidence of our clients while we ensure they have the right security protections, visibility and expertise at their disposal.The collection of capabilities within Dell Technologies offers tremendous opportunity, and with that comes an equally significant obligation to help protect our clients and ensure that security is a top priority in all we do. We can be certain that threat actors also recognize the expanding attack surface with the “Internet of Things,” and security will remain a top challenge businesses face as they adopt cloud and implement strategies for digital transformation.Secureworks’ platform architecture is vendor-neutral and today we monitor and process security events for clients with RSA and VMware security devices. We look forward to further collaboration across the Dell Technologies family to bring the best, integrated solutions to our customers.  We are convinced that the leading and complementary security capabilities within VMware, RSA and Secureworks provide unmatched solutions for our clients.Happy first anniversary Dell Technologies!I am excited about our future and look forward to celebrating our second year together.Jennifer Gruninger, Sr. Advisor, Marketing Technology, DellMy highlight of the past year was when our Employee Resource Group (ERG) GenNext/GenNext North America in partnership with Dell’s internal Marketing University and the Graduate Engagement Program hosted an event (pictured here) in Round Rock, Texas, called “Creating a Path to Professional Success” featuring speakers Jennifer Saavedra and Anne Grady with more than 110 team members in attendance.Gilles Philippe, Canadian Marketing Manager, Channels, DellAs they say, everything is connected and you have to love it when a plan comes together.Two large companies consolidating invariably resulted in change to the account coverage of our customers. Change in account coverage is generally not desirable. During this period of change our valued channel partners, not only continued with consistent account coverage to customers, they now represent an extensive portfolio from both Dell and EMC. Many said it couldn’t be done. Putting together two large channel programs, with the best elements of both, in just a few short months. Not only was it launched globally, the first half of our fiscal year was a resounding success in NPS, eNPS, marketshare and financial results (our four key measurements). It reminds me of a duck paddling on water – smooth up top, lots of action below the surface. Not without issues, but always moving forward. It’s been an extraordinary year working and winning together. Look how far we’ve come. Now buckle up, because we just got started.Rodrigo Gazzaneo, Executive Briefing Center Director, Silicon Valley, DellIt was finally “Day One” then. September 7 is a national holiday in Brazil, so we took some rest to see what was coming. We had just delivered a great customer program at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but it was full of disclaimers because of the upcoming date. I had been with the company for 16 years and we had tremendous success with the Dell and EMC past alliance around CLARiiON family years ago. This time we were looking forward to meeting old colleagues again and getting to know new people.Our office in Rio was selected one of the venues for the global “Dell-ebration” day on September 14. We had a big party with Brazilian-style barbecue (the real churrasco!) and I remember I was lucky to win one of the social media prizes during the day.Fast forward one year and a lot has changed. I am getting ready for our Dell-ebration again, but this time it will be in Santa Clara, California. We will be opening our new Customer Solutions and Executive Briefing Center on September 12 and I couldn’t be more excited.The new Center is located in the in heart of Silicon Valley, taking advantage of the huge innovation ecosystem. Besides the Customer Solutions and Executive Briefing Center, we will share the building with the Dell Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Lab and Dell Networking engineering. Moreover, the Silicon Valley is home to VMware and Pivotal, two of the most strategic members of the Dell Technologies family. Here, we will be able to help our customers and partners realize their potential by successfully overcoming their challenges with the four transformations.Dell Technologies is the biggest startup of world. Only one year old and so much to accomplish, so many opportunities, so much we can execute in the spirit of “better together” and “going big to win big.”Adolfo Escalante, Client Tech Support Specialist, DellI am proud to be coordinating the Emergency Brigade for Dell Costa Rica (pictured left), and in the past year we have been improving, getting people trained at the National Fire Department Academy on how to control Fire and medical incidents. We have built a better communication channel so we can provide a better service to the site. We have collaborated to get the site re-certified in the recent International Organization for Standardization (ISO) audit, and we keep on pushing to get better every day, especially now that we are moving to a new building. The sky is the limit!Mohammed Hammad, Sr. Analyst, Business Operations, DellThe official beginning of Dell Technologies was a moment of pride for me that my company was elevated from being a PC manufacturer to stand strong in today’s global market as the world’s second-largest tech company.I started preparing myself for more responsibility from day one of the announcement as I realized the enormous opportunity ahead for us and our customers. The bigger vision of Dell Technologies that has brought in a wave of optimism amongst our team members globally–we see more opportunities for career growth and advancement.As I started working towards my next role in Dell Technologies and found myself a mentor, I upskilled myself by meeting people from different organizations within the company, trying to understand their new idea of success with Dell Technologies.Now I am complete part of Dell Technologies, where I feel proud of what I do, I play a vital role in our organization. I support our business tools to ensure there is no interruption in business so that our employees give their best service to our valued customers and thus I align my goal with my org and so with Michael and team.I strongly echo Michael Dell’s idea of being an entrepreneur. In my role I consider my area of work as my own business. I am passionate and committed to give my 100 percent in collective success of organization to grow and thrive. My next goal? Coffee with Michael, soon!Giacomo Ravo, Sr Advisor, Supply Chain, DellMy highlight moment of the first year at Dell Technologies was the GameChangers global innovation competition.In June Justin Cammack and I, along with the GenNext Biz Dev core team, hosted the final event for the GameChangers global innovation competition at Dell. This year we had more than 650 global participants and successfully integrated Dell and EMC employee resource groups (ERGs). Three of the finalist teams came from Legacy EMC teams. Three came from Russia (winning team), one from Israel, North Carolina, and Central Texas and had the opportunity to present their ideas to our leaders. The leadership team at Dell, encouraged by Michael Dell, is very supportive to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and helped us put together a great event.The judges at the final event were: Chief Commercial Officer Marius Haas, Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition Marie Moynihan, and Vice President of Product Strategy and Innovation Neil Hand.Along with the competition, we created more valuable opportunities for participants: University classes on Design Thinking, Marketing, Finance, and Presentation Skills Vandana Bellur, Sr. Advisor, Project/Program Management, DellThis past year has been memorable for me on so many fronts! I can recall the excitement of Bangalore being one of the sites to have the live employee celebrations and that I got to be one of the live bloggers of the event! With my awesome photographers Badarinath R and Raghu V, we captured some amazing photos!Work wise, I got promoted and moved into a new team in April! Yay! From the Employer Branding team in Talent Acquisition to moving into the Business as a University Relations program manager for Bobbi Dangerfield’s org, the journey has been great. I managed the summer internship at Bangalore and was delighted to hear such great feedback on the program from the interns. I am really proud of the best-in-class programs we have which not only fulfills their academic requirement but also helps them in overall career development.From on-boarding, networking sessions, executive leader talks, and even participating in a Legacy of Good activity, these interns truly got to experience our winning culture.Looking forward to many more exciting things at Dell! Mentoring by category sponsors and Network of Influencers (this is a group of Directors from several organizations that have supported us throughout the competition) Networking and collaboration across organizations It’s always inspiring to see the level of engagement at every level of the company during the competition. Several research reports show that employees involved in ERGs have higher level of engagement with the companies they work for and higher Net Promoter Score (NPS) than average. It is exciting to contribute positively to the internal NPS and create great opportunities for our team members.Thanks to all organizing team members: Francesco Tuzzolino, Natomi Blair, Pradeep Venkataraman, Marina Martinez, Lionel Shiwala, Adrian Ionescu, Phillip S. Rasy, and Maria Chronis.Lupita Garcia Esquivel, Sr Advisor Management Services Consultant, RHR, DellWow, it has been a year already? Time went fast! But I probably felt it this way, because I have been enjoying every piece of it, and when this happens, you don’t realize that a year has already passed by. During this last year, many wonderful things have happened. First, I was invited to join a new team, Management Services, which is part of the Regional Human Resources organization. At the beginning I admit, I had some uncertainty asking myself, who will my leader be, who will my peers be and if we would get along well with them, what was the new role going to look like, would I like it, etc.I was overthinking it until I stopped myself and decided to embrace the change, see the bright side and be part of this transformation that was making history. I changed my thoughts, left my fears and said to myself, wow! New team? I get the opportunity to have a broader network. New leader? I get the opportunity to see other perspectives of guidance, more lessons to come, more new opportunities, more knowledge and so on. I decided to be part of this change, to be a role model, so I started making the first moves and reached out to my peers, setting one-on-one meetings, asking how could I help them, or just offering my support if anything was needed. I have to say, that I was surprised with the quick turnaround and the supportive, fun, creative team we have become into today, and the great leader who has guided us along this way.I am so happy to have been part of this integration, and now to be called the second-largest IT company in the industry. This is huge! It fills me with pride and inspiration, and encourages me to continue “Going Big and Winning Big” every day at what I do. We have made quite a journey in our new role as Management Services, focusing in the moments that matter for our leaders, providing consultation and helping them continue enhancing their skills by positively impacting their teams. And believe me, being able to do this is why I love what I do, to have the opportunity to positively influence others is how we continue to win constantly. Helping others to grow and thrive is how we live our Culture Code (see video below), because we say what we do, and not only for our customers externally, but for our leaders and team members who day to day excel at what they do. They are our brand internally and externally. They keep this company moving. They put on the T-shirt and make things happen, to become the company we are today, and continue having the power to do more! Thank you Dell Technologies for this fantastic year, I am ready and excited for the future! Are you?David Goulden, President, Dell EMCIt’s remarkable to reflect on the last year, and just how much we have accomplished coming together as one company – Dell Technologies – and what we’ve made possible for our customers as Dell EMC. The depth and breadth of our portfolio is unmatched, with a set of solutions and services that are proving to be critical in our customers’ journey to Digital Transformation through IT Transformation.  Bringing together seven companies into one powerful organization that is #1 in just about every market play is simply incredible.  We should all take a moment to reflect on that fact alone – and be proud.And yet, despite these milestones, in some ways it feels like we’re just beginning.  We have an even bigger opportunity ahead as we continue to accelerate innovation that not only transforms our customers’ IT infrastructure, but transforms our own business and enables the realization of our own vision to drive human progress through technology.I’ve also been incredibly inspired by the talent and teamwork born from the combination of our organizations.  We’ll continue to embrace the ingenuity, drive and leadership that defines our Culture Code, and is at the core of our commitment to deliver the world’s highest-quality IT infrastructure portfolio backed an exceptional customer experience at every touchpoint – from product to sales, supply chain and services.Alexandre Xavier, IT Product Owner, DellOn August of 2016 the Dell Vocal Group started its rehearsals and now, almost together with Dell Technologies, we are also commemorating our one year too!  Then, it was a wonderful year for us since we were able to consolidate the idea of having such group at Dell and as part of the team work, we were able to be known by our colleagues and leadership, delivering good musical moments to the Eldorado do Sul site, in Brazil.The group started by initiative of some IT folks in Brazil, Alexandre Passos, Alexandre Xavier and Renata Milani that started to discuss their passion by music, more specifically by Choral music in which most of them had some experience already, and from these small talks, we put together the project and started to look for the company support.With that idea in mind so, that group of people started to work to make it happen. The first step was to submit the idea to the CIO People group, a group within the Dell IT organization responsible to apply the company people strategy in IT that didn’t hesitate to support the idea. After that, they started by sharing their wish with others to see how many people would have the same interest, applying a survey to all Brazil IT folks and discussing with the site leadership about the advantages of this kind of group in companies, sharing benefits, investment needs, logistics needs, etc.Around August of 2016, the Dell Vocal Group received the approval to go ahead from the site leadership (Giovanna Muller and Gabriela Stangl were essential to make it happen). So, the group hired a choral conductor, booked a room and had our first rehearsal with around 10 people. After some discussions, with a balance from many and different music styles, the first songs were chosen.The work done so far is proving the alignment of this kind of initiative with Dell’s values of “Winning Together,” when a team get together towards to a goal and make it happen, “Innovation,” when disrupting the daily technical IT activities to stop by one hour and sing, “Results,” when establishing a goal, training and executing with good results and even “Integrity,” when working with people from different teams with respect, sense of team and proud to show the others the result of a work.The group nowadays is divided in four voices, Soprano, Contralto, Tenor and Bass. The current composition is:Sopranos: Irene Pitrofski (Bea), Marcela Bairros, Lai Chin (Christina Lai), Paula Fleck, Juliana PereiraContraltos: Renata Milani, Liliana Prieto Diaz, Mary Parissi, Caroline Silveira, Silvia Oliveira, Laura Mattos Flach, Maria SouzaTenors: Alan Cafruni Gularte, Mauricio Costa, Lucas Timm Florao, Igor Kimieciki, Joao Flach Da Silva, Marcelo Schiling, Marcelo SalcedoBasses: Alexandre Xavier, Jose  Escobar, Andre Queiroz, Eduardo Scriccolast_img read more

first_imgAlongside these sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to get hands-on with systems that are designed for professional creators, like our Ready for VR Dell Precision workstations and 8K displays for the highest resolution visuals and immersive workflows, plus our latest laptops for creators on the go.An “Ask an Expert” area will be staffed by Adobe product specialists who also support the biggest Hollywood productions using Premiere Pro. They will be on hand to provide technical guidance, workflow advice and post production tips and tricks. We’ll also have cutting-edge, immersive Virtual Reality experiences to try, and an opportunity to have a stunning portrait taken by the renowned photographer, Mark Mann.Sundance always features a profoundly inspirational group of creators and we’re so proud to support their work and empower their storytelling with the best possible tools. We’re looking forward to a great festival!If you’re in Park City this weekend, please feel free to stop by the Dell Den at 528 Main St., or check out the highlights using #DellDen #Sundance. WSJ: The future of filmThe Wall Street Journal will be joined by special guests to drive a series of panels to explore the future of storytech, the future of equality and the future of deals. Our sweaters and snow boots are packed and we’re ready to join thousands of storytellers at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off this week in Utah.Dell and Sundance Institute are committed to supporting filmmakers, editors, and others in the media and entertainment industry; and we are excited to be the official technology sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival (January 24 – February 3) for the second year running. Dell will also be a Sundance sustainability partner, working closely with the team to bring attention to the importance of recycling and driving social and environmental good throughout the festival and beyond.Dell enables customers to accelerate the cycle of innovation. We see how technology can empower creators to push boundaries; whether that be through the incredible films showcased at the festival, or the innovative ways in which technology is used in the creative process.We are proud to provide the technology that creates an immersive, incredible experience for Sundance attendees. Dell workstations, displays and PCs will power the New Frontier showcase and support the Sundance Institute team to develop everything from billboard signage to demos, presentations, and the creation of daily recaps. Behind the scenes, Dell EMC infrastructure solutions have been deployed to provide compute and storage to support the ticketing process and keep the festival running smoothly.Open to all from January 25 – 28, the Dell Den in Park City will offer a relaxed, social atmosphere to network with like-minded creators, and we’ll be hosting workshops and panels focused on a broad range of topics impacting the industry.The #DellDen program this year includes:The Women of SundanceTwo-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Ondi Timoner will host live WeTalk panels to spotlight some of the most innovative work being made by women. This special WeTalk event will feature some of the most highly-anticipated titles premiering at the festival. Ondi will be joined by the directors and producers of The Great Hack, The Inventor, This is Personal, Before You Know It and Shooting the Mafia. The show will culminate with a panel featuring Oscar-nominated director, Amy Berg and the DGA-nominated, Chai Vasarhelyi, director of Free Solo – the highest grossing documentary of all time. Storytelling Techniques and fast editing fixes Maxim Jago is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, author, keynote, and futurist. As well as directing more than 30 short films, Maxim is an Adobe Master Trainer and the author of the Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in a Book. Maxim will be sharing the valuable tips and techniques he lives by as a director, storyteller, technologist, and communicator. Creating Positive Change Environmentalist and Waterkeeper Alliance founder Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the team behind Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky) will discuss the intersecting ways artists, activists, lawyers, politicians and citizens can affect positive change in the face of human-caused environmental crises. The Business of Multicultural Hollywood & Storytelling InnovationsJuVee Productions’ Josh Nelson and Rob Williams will discuss the economics of the entertainment industry, why supporting multicultural-driven content and creators is great for business and will also share how technology innovations are key to the process of turning out next-level work. Making the VR impossible, possible without breaking the bankDell’s commercial VR/AR solutions specialist Gary Radburn, and industry experts from CreamVR will explore the technology and resource developments for the future of VR Storytelling.last_img read more

first_imgDell EMC and VMWare co-sponsored the 2019 I Wish event in Ireland and impacted 6,000 students.Photo Credit: @CWITirl / CWITIreland[1] McKinsey & Co, 2015[2] Microsoft Study, 2018[3] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018[4] Microsoft Study, 2018 Dell’s India team empowers young women, such as Gangamma (pictured here), to gain technology skills and also address basic life needs, such as clean sanitation and drinking water. Dell’s China team has impacted 50,000 female university students to consider STEM careers. Students engage in a Dell virtual reality experience at the 2019 SheTech Explorer Day in Utah. In 2012, the United Nations established International Day of the Girl Child. The 2019 theme is “GirlForce: unscripted and unstoppable” and celebrates the achievements by, with and for girls.At Dell Technologies, we believe that girls are unstoppable and our social impact strategy includes a wide-reaching focus on improving lives and advancing opportunities for youth. Empowering girls (and women) is critical to business and workforce success—companies with top gender diversity are 21% more likely to have financial returns above industry peers.[1] However, we realize that we still have a long way to go before girls can achieve true parity in STEM fields: When asked to describe a typical scientist, engineer, mathematician, or computer programmer, 30% percent of girls say that they envision a man in these roles.[2] In high-tech jobs, women account for only 18% of software developers, applications and systems software roles and 4.2% of computer network architects.[3]Despite the clear gap for girls in STEM fields, I do believe, at Dell Technologies, we are making significant strides. I am inspired by Dell team members around the world who provide young women the skills, experiences and examples to fulfill their highest potential and have a tangible impact on the world. I want to highlight a few examples of our team member impact:In the United States, Dell sponsors the Utah SheTech Explorer Day, which engages 2,400 young women attendees. At the 2019 event, 40+ Dell team members volunteered 150+ hours to mentor, teach and introduce girls to Dell’s technology capabilities. In Massachusetts, Dell teams hosted young women from Girls Who Code, Girls Inc and Science Club for Girls to participate in hands-on workshops on topics, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Design Thinking, Cybersecurity and Data Visualization as well as the opportunity to hear from passionate young women STEM professionals.In China, the team sponsors the Women in Technology (WIT) Forum on Campus. This program encourages female university students to pursue academic and professional development in STEM fields. Since its launch, more than 50,000 female students have benefited and many have joined Dell Technologies as intern and full-time employees.In India, Dell’s youth learning program provides technology access and digital literacy training. It has directly impacted 150,000 students, 40% of whom are girls. In addition to training, the team also ensures girls have a safe and healthy environment. One inspiring story is that of Gangamma, who had previously dropped out of school due to lack of clean water, sanitation facilities and technology resources at her school. Since Dell’s involvement, Gangamma has returned to school, is thriving in her courses, plays competitive sports and aims to be a school teacher one day so that she can inspire the next generation of students.In Ireland, Dell EMC and VMware co-sponsored the 2019 I WISH conference, which reached 6,000 young female students in Dublin and Cork. I WISH is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue STEM careers.The work of global Dell teams to advance girls is unquestionably inspiring. But, it is also absolutely necessary if we expect to change STEM industry diversity. Research shows a direct correlation between STEM exposure in girls and their STEM professional ambitions—74% of middle school girls who participate in STEM clubs and activities are likely to study computer science in high school versus 48% of those who do not. Girls who engage in STEM activities in high school are 2.5 times more likely to want to continue studying computer science in college.[4]We have a societal and corporate responsibility to ensure that girls have the same opportunities to learn, grow and have a “seat at the table”, particularly in STEM fields where they continue to be underrepresented. Today and every day, let’s share our skills with and mentorship for girls so that they may be a force for our future.Show Your Support – #MarchForSisterhood CampaignThe #MarchForSisterhood campaign is a ‘digital march’ inviting girls (and their allies) to stand up for what matters to them. The campaign was created by 100+ members of Girls Who Code, one of Dell’s strategic STEM nonprofit partners. Read more here.Pledging to take part in this campaign takes less than five minutes. To engage, create a short 30-second video about your passion and post it on social media on Oct. 11 using the hashtag #MarchForSisterhood – be sure to retweet and share videos from fellow supporters! While this is called a “march,” it’s also fine to just stand and speak to the camera. High school girls in the U.S. gain skills in key technologies, such as data visualization. Dell’s Women In Action (WIA) group hosted Girls Who Code members at the U.S. Massachusetts corporate campus.last_img read more

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:20Loaded: 0.00%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -3:20 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED Technical details : The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. Maximum for the MinimumDell EMC Cloud DR requires a minimal footprint in AWS, as well as minimal compute cycles, resulting in a disaster recovery solution with minimal cost. Dell EMC was also able to help SCI-Arc maintain a smaller cloud footprint. Initially, SCI-Arc stored 570 TB of uncompressed data, after it is run through Dell EMC’s patented deduplication technology on-prem, and in the cloud, they are backing up about 10 TB of data – a 57:1 deduplication ratio. They also went from retaining six months’ worth of backups to retaining two years’ worth of cloud backups with ease, all while having little to zero network impact. Cloud DR has enabled SCI-Arc to become more cost-effective by eliminating the need for a secondary backup server.Dell EMC was able to revolutionize backup in the cloud for SCI-Arc by eliminating a secondary DR, extending their cloud backup retention while reducing their overall cloud footprint. According to Peter Kekich, Network Systems Administrator at SCI-Arc, “Dell Technologies was our chosen provider because of their track record. Being able to recall all of these backups at a moment’s notice was crucial for us to be successful running our IT department at SCI-Arc.” In a creative environment such as SCI-Arc, Dell EMC data protection offers peace of mind and eliminates worries about whether student creativity and projects are getting backed up properly or if the data can be fully and promptly restored.Learn more about SCI-Arc in this case study. One of the most compelling use cases for cloud data protection is disaster recovery (DR). DR operations are critical for every business, from startup to enterprise and from research to banking to retail. An inadequate disaster recovery plan or infrastructure can lead to, well, disaster…at the most critical moment.While there are many effective DR architectures stemming from on-prem and co-located environments, the cloud offers a new dynamic in storage targets – one that can be safe, secure, economically viable and easily managed, with tools that an organization’s IT staff already knows.Dell EMC data protection solutions include Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR), cloud-enabled disaster recovery infrastructure, that bolsters your business continuity operations and makes the most of your cloud investment, whether it be a hybrid cloud, public cloud platform (Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure), or a multi-cloud environment. But the proof is in the pudding, as they say. Let’s look at an organization in Los Angeles which recently rolled out Dell EMC Cloud DR.Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is a top-ranked, award-winning institution that is shaping the great architectural minds of tomorrow and serves as an incubator for some of the most innovative thinking in architecture. SCI-Arc offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees and is home to over 500 students as well as 80 faculty members, most of whom are practicing architects.SCI-Arc stores close to 600 TB of data, and one of the main challenges they are facing is the continuous growth of data, which is increasing 20 percent annually. Their prior back-up solution no longer met their needs as they missed their Service Level window. And with their data growth, this was only going to get worse. SCI-Arc’s primary export is the students’ revolutionary work, including animations and renderings that represent days of creativity and imagination by these students. This data must be kept safe and recoverable in any situation, because SCI-Arc needs a record of the files for accreditation and the students need their files for presentations, portfolios, and their careers. SCI-Arc chose to protect their data using Dell EMC Cloud DR hosted on AWS, ensuring that their data is kept safe and is recoverable at a moment’s notice.Dell EMC Cloud DR provides SCI-Arc the ability to protect on-premises workloads by securely and efficiently copying image backup onto AWS S3 for disaster recovery. In fact, Dell EMC is so efficient that they back up 90 percent of SCI-Arc’s VMs in one hour and have slashed their backup windows from 36 hours down to three. In the event of a disaster, their cloud DR strategy built on Dell EMC Cloud DR offers rapid recovery and three-click failover, two-click failback, and the workloads can be run directly in AWS or recovered to VMware Cloud on AWS.By deploying DR in this innovative manner, Dell EMC Cloud DR enables organizations to take advantage of the agility and cost effectiveness of cloud object storage. Resources in the cloud are spun up only when the primary data center isn’t available and decommissioned when they are no longer needed – a truly elastic environment. This is much more cost-effective than having hardware constantly up and running within the public cloud.center_img Session ID: 2021-02-25:57feedb17dd2c961dbbb897c Player Element ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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first_imgLast year I had the opportunity to speak at a large healthcare technology conference. The audience was primarily comprised of healthcare professors, clinical researchers, and medical students. One of the biggest challenges for these healthcare professionals and those in healthcare research is understanding the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) will have in their day to day activities. Clearly AI is booming in every industry, transforming Enterprise IT, and healthcare is no different — whether it’s a medical research lab searching for faster insights or a hospital embracing AI and DL to augment practices and resources.Healthcare offers some of the biggest opportunities for AI and DL to make positive impacts in human lives. Whether the impacts come from aiding in quicker diagnosis or assisting in high risk surgical procedures, future healthcare professionals will rely progressively more on these burgeoning technologies for positive patient outcomes.Why Deep Learning for Healthcare?Deep Learning is a sub branch of Machine Learning where neural networks are used to build models from large data sets. Hospitals are extremely data rich environments and DL loves to process large amounts of data. In previous decades, processing such large amounts of data using DL would have taken months or years and consumed multiple years of IT budgets. Now with the help of accelerated compute and dense storage platforms, those same processes can be done in weeks, days, or even hours for a fraction of the cost. So many more organizations can now take advantage of the advances in IT technology to deploy DL algorithms and neural networks. Let’s take a quick look at different types of neural networks and where they apply to the healthcare industry.Neural Networks Impacting HealthcareThe first type of neural network impacting the healthcare industry is a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). In the world of neural networks, CNNs are widely used for image classification. Recently the FDA approved AI for use in chest x-ray detection for Pneumothorax, a condition that occurs when gas accumulates in the space between the chest walls and lungs. If undetected, it can lead to lung collapse or become fatal. Pneumothorax can be often overlooked, as it is hard to detect at first glance. Now, with the use of AI, the image can be flagged for a deeper look by doctors, which leads to easier detection and better outcomes for the patients. Notice here that the image is simply flagged and then still must be reviewed by medical staff. This is an AI augmentation use case and not a replacement for hands-on medical care.Another workload seeing the benefits of AI on image analysis is Digital Pathology. This practice allows pathologists to digitize whole slide images allowing for AI algorithms to be run against these images. This can accelerate time to diagnosis leading to better and faster patient care. The second type of neural network is a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) where the sequence of the data matters, such as in verbal communication. Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a common technique used in RNNs to build voice recognizing applications. If you’ve ever talked into a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa, you have used an RNN. The Healthcare industry is being completely transformed using NLP and voice recognition applications.For instance, a couple weeks ago I was in the doctor’s office and he was using a voice recorder to record our session for his notes. He explained that he tried using tablets to jot down consultation notes, but found himself staring at the tablet instead of patients. In the end it was easier to record the meetings then have the notes transcribed.  Short-term automation through AI will help with dictation and transcription via the use of virtual assistants. Doctor’s notes will be captured and transcribed in near real-time. The impact will be better care and more face time for doctors to be in front of their patients instead of behind a keyboard or desk.The last neural network being implemented in the healthcare industry is the Generative Neural Network (GAN). A GAN is actually two neural networks: one is a generator that creates fake data and the second is a discriminator which attempts to tell if the data is real or fake. The process pitting the generator and discriminator against each other help build better outcomes for the models. Deep fakes are a common example of GANs. While deep fakes may pose threats, there are some good use cases for GANs in Healthcare.Drug discovery in healthcare is a long and costly process. Most drugs never make it out of the research phase let alone get FDA approval. GANs are being used now to speed along the discovery phase of approval process. Researchers can generate a list of known elements for use in a GAN to build out millions of different possibilities for element combination that will be the next to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, or other diseases. The use of GANs in drug discovery offers a ton of upside and is something that the Dell Technologies Healthcare IT teams will monitor closely. These three neural networks showcase the immense potential of AI and Deep Learning in Healthcare; and this is just the beginning.Start Your AI Healthcare Journey The science behind these Healthcare advances can be difficult to understand however architecting the right IT Infrastructure for your AI initiatives doesn’t need to be as challenging. At Dell Technologies we have been helping customers to unlock the value in their data capital with the right technology to suit their needs and use cases. To learn more about how we can assist on your AI Journey in Healthcare, Life Sciences or any other enterprise click the link below:Dell Technologies AI Solutionslast_img read more

first_imgIntroducing the Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCINew challenges force us to find new solutions, but sometimes the challenges are so great they require an entirely different way of thinking about the solution.Cloud was the digital transformation solution to all of IT’s challenges. That is, until it wasn’t. IT departments across organizations were forced to address cloud sprawl, uncontrolled costs, and governance to ensure efficient IT spend.Then came the era of the hybrid cloud, representing the best of both worlds: the elasticity of public cloud and the security control of on-premises infrastructure. But that too brought a new set of challenges. This proliferation of deployment models required IT staff with the knowledge and skills to manage each of these unique architectures. It also required a unique set of tools to manage each of the cloud and on-premises environments.Together, Dell Technologies and Microsoft are addressing these needs with the Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. This system is designed to do one thing and do it really well – optimize the operational experience of Microsoft’s next generation of Azure Stack HCI.Next Gen Azure Stack HCIAt their Inspire event earlier this year, Microsoft announced the evolution of its HCI solution which is now delivered as an Azure service, not through a traditional licensing model. Users will consume Azure Stack HCI like they would Azure cloud instances, but the infrastructure lives on-premises. It’s by nature a hybrid solution – one that lives in your data center or in a Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) environment. Because of its Azure integration, customers have access to the latest security, performance and feature enhancements from Microsoft on a regular basis.Announcing the Dell EMC Integrated System for Azure Stack HCIToday we are excited to announce that we are launching a new offer: Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI – an all-in-one, validated HCI system with intelligently integrated foundation from Dell Technologies.When HCI systems hit the market about 10 years ago, traditional servers were the underlying infrastructure, however HCI software has unique performance requirements. To meet the demands of HCI software, Dell EMC took the experience and expertise engineering PowerEdge servers and tailored them to meet the needs of software-defined solutions. Optimized hardware platforms and unique software integrations have propelled Dell EMC HCI systems to #1 in the HCI market.¹“Today we are excited to announce that we are launching a new offer: Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI – an all-in-one, validated HCI system with intelligently integrated foundation from Dell Technologies.”ShareWhen it came to designing infrastructure platforms for Azure Stack HCI, we built on that knowledge and experience, yet in some ways had to go back to the drawing board. That’s because the unique hybrid nature of Azure Stack HCI challenged our engineering team to not only think about creating the best HCI platform, we needed to create the best hybrid HCI platform. That’s why every chassis, every drive, DIMM, processor and adapter selection was made specifically to optimize for Azure Stack HCI.“An example of a successful long-term relationship is the collaboration that went into the Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. This purpose-built system was designed specifically for the new Azure Stack HCI OS and is a testament to the engineering expertise of our two organizations,” according to Talal Alqinawi, Senior Director at Microsoft. “Together Dell Technologies and Microsoft are making hybrid cloud simple for customers from the core datacenter to Azure public cloud to the edge.”Same tools, new tricksWhile 93% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, only a third of those are using multi-cloud management tools², leaving the other two-thirds to manage their cloud deployments through different portals, tools, etc.With the Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, IT teams can use their familiarity of Azure, Windows Server, and Hyper-V to run and operate Azure Stack HCI with tools such as Windows Admin Center, PowerShell and the Azure portal.We know that technology doesn’t run itself so when we set out to purpose-build our integrated system for Azure Stack HCI, we thought as much about the management expertise as we did about the hardware. The outcome was a simplified deployment and full stack lifecycle management experience through the OpenManage Integration for Windows Admin Center which reduces manual tasks by 82%, greatly reducing the risk of data entry mistakes or installation option guess work³.Turning a Challenge into a SolutionWhen you’re ready to get started with the new Azure Stack HCI, Dell Technologies is here to support you with a team of experts. From start to finish and beyond, our proven enterprise-class deployment tools, global support, and consulting services aim to reduce the complexity that comes with design, deployment and management.While the magic of cloud is mostly the notion that you only pay for what you use, Dell Technologies on Demand delivers on that same promise with flexible payment solutions for Azure Stack HCI. With the ability to pay as you use, but with the control and security of our infrastructure on-premises, Azure Stack HCI might actually be the best of both worlds for Microsoft environments.The Dell EMC Integrated System for Azure Stack HCI will be available to ship initially in two configurations – the AX-640 and AX-740xd – starting in Q1 2021.¹ DC WW Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, Vendor Revenue (US$M) Q2 2020, September 17, 2020² Flexera State of the Cloud Report 2020 Internal lab review, taken from Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI: Life Cycle Management Approach Comparison Benefits of Automating the Azure Stack HCI Hardware Update Process, August 2020³ Internal lab review, taken from Dell EMC Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI: Life Cycle Management Approach Comparison Benefits of Automating the Azure Stack HCI Hardware Update Process, August 2020last_img read more

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin’s spokesman says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the extensive protests in Russia, in which more than 3,500 people reportedly were arrested, interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and encourage Russians to break the law. Dmitry Peskov made the criticism on Sunday, a day after protests took place across the country demanding the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most well-known critic. During the protests, embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Ross said on Twitter that “The U.S. supports the right of all people to peaceful protest, freedom of expression. Steps being taken by Russian authorities are suppressing those rights.”  Peskov said the statements “indirectly constitute absolute interference in our internal affairs”last_img read more

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Hilton Valentine, the founding guitarist of English rock and roll band The Animals who is credited with coming up with one of the most famous opening riffs of the 1960s, has died. He was 77. The band’s label ABKCO Music confirmed that Valentine’s wife said he died on Friday. The band’s most famous song, 1964′s “The House of the Rising Sun,” topped the charts in both the U.K. and the U.S. Valentine also heard on other classics by the band including “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “Don’t Bring Me Down.”last_img