Dell introduces slew of new solutions for cloud, edge computing and open networking

Dell introduces slew of new solutions for cloud, edge computing and open networking
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13 May, 2019

Information technology services provider Dell has launched a new set of solutions for edge and core computing at the Dell Technologies World 2019 Conference in Las Vegas, a company statement said.

Dell’s customers can use the solutions on public and private clouds, where they can process, transport, store and consume data, the statement added.

“The increasing amount of data led 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,” said Amit Mehta, director for modern data centre at Dell Technologies.

Mehta also said that there was a need for a consistent and standardised automated cloud resources, which would enable developers and line-of-business to deliver in real time and achieve greater cost efficiencies.

Meanwhile, Jeff Clarke, vice chairman of products and operations at Dell pointed out that the degrees to which organisations harness the power of their data would determine the winners of the digital economy.

“The whole point of our Dell Technologies portfolio – from the edge to the core to the cloud – is to help our customers innovate, meet these disruptive challenges head on – and win,” said Clarke.

Dell also announced that it is advancing its edge capabilities by transforming its wide area network (WAN). This will help its customers modernise and evolve their WANs for the hybrid cloud.

Additionally, the consulting services wing of Dell announced that it was debuting three new services for customers using SD-WAN technologies, that is, advisory, design and implementation. The consultants will help customers plan, customise and scale the platform to deploy modernised virtual network functions.

Dell also announced that it has rebranded its open networking switch portfolio as Dell EMC PowerSwitch. The first switch product with the new name, the Dell EMC PowerSwitch S5200-ON, will deliver 2.5x performance over previous models and includes a market-first half-width version designed for HCi environments, the statement said.