Whitepaper: Learning from Web Companies to drive Innovation
06 December 2013, 11:00 AMToday I finally get to debut a white paper that Michael Cote, now of the 451 Research, and I started quite a while back:
Learning from Web companies to drive Innovation – Embracing DevOps, Scale and Open Source Software
The basic theme of the paper is that Web companies set the agenda for the IT industry and enterprises can benefit by understanding and following their practices
The paper’s key themes:
Web companies are characterized by Open Source software and a three-tiered architecture:
A scale out infrastructure
A data tier that utilizes big data
An application tier supported by a prol...
Understanding relationships between virtual CPUs and the cloud
03 December 2013, 12:00 PMResource consumption has always been a challenge for information technology professionals. Let’s discuss virtual central process units (CPUs) and their place in cloud environments. How many CPUs and random access memory (RAM) does your application targeted for the cloud currently use?
Cloud technology primarily leverages virtual computers. Each of the virtual computers has a defined amount of compute power, represented as processors and RAM. You still have processor and cores, however now we have a new member of the compute equation called virtual CPUs. For some who are familiar with v...
02 December 2013, 06:21 PMChange is not to be feared but embraced. As many of you have likely noted Dell has undergone some significant changes in the recent past. We’ve evolved into an end-to-end solutions provider and will continue to expand and add technology and solutions for customers in the coming quarters and years. Along this journey a number of exciting companies have joined the Dell family, bringing exceptional talent, tools and ideas to the Dell portfolio. These changes have allowed us to give our customers a best-in-class portfolio of solutions and offerings to address any and all of their informational ...
One Month Post-LBO Update
26 November 2013, 02:32 PMWe are nearly thirty days into our new chapter as a private company and want to provide you with a brief update on changes to our financial reporting. What is not changing is our focus on our customers, long-term strategic initiatives and cash maximizing objectives. Our Investor Relations organization will still be a resource for our investors, who have pivoted to debt holders.
One of the more significant changes is that our financial results will be restricted to current institutional debt investors, prospective institutional debt investors and debt research analysts. The financials will...
New Dell PCs Amaze with Sleek Lines and a Powerful Punch
14 November 2013, 03:34 PMAt Dell, our objective is simple: amaze customers with products that are easy to use and always connected. Whether your needs are personal entertainment, professional productivity or both, Dell is proud to offer industry leading solutions that strike a perfect balance between powerful computing and premium design. With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holiday shopping season upon us, we’re excited to announce availability of the XPS 11 2-in-1 and the updated XPS 13 Ultrabooks, availability of the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation and introduction of the new OptiPlex 3020 desktop...