Cloud Marketplace in the News: A Strategy Built Around You

first_imgProducts, platforms, service offerings—such is the typical news stream coming out of big tech events like VMworld Las Vegas and its EMEA twin, held this week in Barcelona.For Dell EMC, it’s a different story.In August, we used our VMworld Vegas presence to make a different kind of announcement, one that we call The Cloud Marketplace.The Cloud Marketplace is not a product, group of products or even a place to purchase products. It’s an expression of our cloud strategy, which includes cloud platforms, cloud-enabled infrastructure, cloud consulting services, and cloud consumption models, all built around the way IT professionals experience cloud today.The emphasis of the Marketplace, however, is on you: how real people engage with cloud resources– whether private, public, hybrid, on-premises or off– to achieve a multi-cloud strategy that delivers what they need, when they need it, with consumption flexibility that works for a variety of situations.That said, we announced a few significant additions this week, two of which align under the Marketplace’s Cloud Platform category:We’re including the newly-updated VxBlock system 1000 to the integrated platform optionThe VxRail appliance integrated platform is updated with new advances for simpler deployment, transparent management, and tighter next-gen VMware integrationIntegrated platforms for the winWhen it comes to implementing a cloud platform, choice is essential, as every organization has unique core competencies and each project its specific goals. Because of this, we develop and organize our cloud platforms across three distinct categories:The DIY cloud building blocks implementation option allows you to design the platform and build it yourself. This option offers the most control of cloud platform design and component choice and will be most adaptable to custom requirements.The Reference Architecture option lets you choose from a list of certified components and assemble your platform to the specifications laid out in a reference architecture. This reduces configuration risk and accelerates project timeline. While this option is less flexible in terms of component choices, it provides peace of mind regarding the compatibility of system components and preferred software packages.With the Integrated cloud platform implementation option, you purchase a pre-engineered cloud platform that can be up-and-running in a relatively short amount of time. This option provides the most effortless experience for “day-2” operations, with streamlined update and upgrade procedures taking much of the risk out of ongoing platform management.The integrated platform option includes Dell EMC market-leading converged and hyperconverged architectures, like the newly updated VxRail appliance and VxBlock system. Enterprises worldwide run their VMware-based clouds using these turnkey systems that bring together compute, storage, networking and VMware vSphere virtualization to advance digital transformation and create a more common cloud management experience.While the focus this week is on enhancing our integrated platforms, we continuously investing and innovate across all of cloud platform options to ensure they map to changing customer demands and provide ever-greater value to the data center.Powered by consumptionBehind every great cloud strategy is a consumption model that delivers the right resources at pricing terms that make sense for individual businesses.Dell EMC Cloud Consumption, backed by Dell Financial Services, is a core component of the Cloud Marketplace, providing customers with choice and flexibility in the way they plan their cloud initiatives.Today, we introduced Data Center Utility to our Dell EMC Cloud Marketplace Consumption Model options. As part of the Cloud Marketplace, you’ll find three consumption options that give you the best of both worlds when it comes to building a cloud operating model: all the aspects of control that a private cloud delivers with the benefits of the public cloud consumption experience you’ve come to expect, like elastic capacity, metered usage and an OpEx model.The Flex on Demand option provides elastic capacity with instant access to the right level of resources. A baseline of capacity is provided with additional buffer capacity. Buffer usage is metered to so you only pay for the buffer you use.The Cloud Flex option provides an Opex Model featuring decreasing monthly payments and a flexible return option, so you can use the resources for as little as 12 months.The Data Center Utility option is a custom solution that provides maximum flexibility for resource consumption– with or without professional services. All usage is metered based on a metric determined with each customer **Always be innovatingOur focus on the Marketplace approach to cloud operations helps you make cloud choices based on the way you use cloud resources today—a one-stop shop for evaluating options and gathering information in a complex cloud world. Today’s enhancements to our integrated platforms and cloud consumption options represent an ongoing commitment to continuously evolving our full scope of cloud solutions—from platforms to services to consumption— as your requirements change, innovation forges ahead and new opportunities become available. Read the full news announcement and follow @dellemccloud and to let Dell EMC help shape your multi-cloud strategy.**Payment solutions provided and serviced by Dell Financial Services L.L.C. or its affiliate or designee (“DFS”) for qualified customers. Offers may not be available or may vary in certain countries. Where available offers may be changed without notice and are subject to product availability, applicable law, credit approval, documentation provided by and acceptable to DFS and may be subject to minimum transaction size. Offers not available for personal, family or household use. Dell EMC and the Dell EMC logo are trademarks of Dell Inc. Restrictions and additional requirements may apply to transactions with governmental or public entities)last_img read more

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Search Resumes in Lake Ronkonkoma for Missing Kayaker

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police continued to search for a missing kayaker Friday morning, and banned swimming at all beaches near Lake Ronkonkoma as they tried to locate the man who was last seen Thursday afternoon. A police spokeswoman said there was nothing new to report other than the swimming ban. She did not know what time the search resumed. Police began looking for the kayaker after receiving a 911 call from witnesses who spotted a distressed kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma, off of Lake Shore Drive around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. The man, who was not identified, was calling for help, police said. Several Good Samaritans attempted to help but eventually lost sight of him. Officers from the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, Emergency Service Section, Aviation Section and Parks police responded, as did several fire departments, authorities said. The search was suspended Thursday evening due to darkness.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on Passage of Health Care Bill in U.S. House

first_img Healthcare,  Human Services,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement condemning the passing of the health care bill by the United State House of Representatives:“This is a sad day for millions of Pennsylvania families who now continue to worry about their access to health care. I will continue to fight to save health care access and consumer protections that help protect the health and financial security of Pennsylvanians. While some in Washington are celebrating today as a victory, this shallow and shameful attempt to score political points at the expense of the sick, poor, elderly and disabled will not soon be forgotten. I thank the Republicans and Democrats who voted ‘no’ today. We can only hope that the United States Senate cares more about the people they were elected to serve.” Governor Wolf Statement on Passage of Health Care Bill in U.S. House SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 04, 2017last_img read more

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2 brothers jailed for ‘stabbing’ man

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Dingle police station. Charges for frustrated homicide will befiled against them./PN ILOILO City – Two brothers taggedsuspects in a stabbing incident were arrested in Barangay Tabugon, Dingle,Iloilo. Parreño sustained a stab wound on theright hand. He already received treatment. According to the police, the suspectsallegedly attack Parreño after a heated argument ensued between them around 10:30p.m. on Dec. 20. But it was not immediately established what caused thealtercation.center_img They were 28-year-old Steven Ramos and34-year-old Alvin, a police report showed. The Ramos were accused of stabbing RogerParreño, 32, of Barangay Buenavista, Dingle.last_img

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Weekend college fair gives student access to schools across the U.S.

first_imgDES MOINES — High school students from across Iowa are invited to a virtual event this weekend that might help them chart a career path.The Future Career and College Fair is being held Sunday and features more than 70 colleges, universities, and career resources from across Iowa and across the U.S. Brittania Morey, spokeswoman for ICAN — the College Access Network for Iowa, is helping organize the online gathering.“It’s a single event that can help a student explore all of their options,” Morey says. “We start with career assessments. We have business and industry exhibitors who can talk about what career options are available and what, as employers, they expect. And we have education and training exhibitors, registered apprenticeship programs, military academies, and colleges and universities to talk about all of their different programs.”Last year, the event attracted about 2,000 students and their parents but by going virtual, Morey expects the draw to be much larger. “Normally, this would have taken place at the end of March in Cedar Rapids. We did push it back to the end of May, hoping that we could hold it in person,” Morey says. “It’s now switched to virtual and that really opens it up to any student in the state. We probably wouldn’t have had western Iowa students drive across the state to attend a physical fair in Cedar Rapids but now they have the opportunity to attend virtually.”The online experience is designed to offer the same face-to-face connections as the in-person event, just through a screen from the comfort of home. Each exhibitor will have a virtual booth complete with webcam and audio features, so students and parents can chat with the representatives.“It is a little harder to catch someone’s eye, so what we’ve done is create a scavenger hunt that we will provide to all of the registered students that will get them to explore booths that maybe they wouldn’t have initially thought to stop at,” Morey says. “The idea will be to get them to talk with a multitude of exhibitors and not just the ones they initially thought they might be interested in.” The free event will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.To attend, students need to register at www.icansucceed.org/icrfuture-student.last_img read more

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