Introducing EMC’s Data Lake 2.0! Building upon the Data Lake announced earlier this year, EMC has debuted three new Isilon software products—IsilonSD Edge, CloudPools and the next generation of Isilon’s OneFS operating system—to expand the Data Lake by connecting unstructured data at the core, in the cloud and at the edge.These new products are driven by the continued, explosive growth of unstructured data, especially as wearables become more refined and mainstream and the number of devices per user continues to grow. According to Gartner, by 2020, the world will have 30 billion connected devices—a 6x increase over where we are today—and all of those devices will be churning out data at a rapid pace.WHAT IS AN EXPANDED DATA LAKE?Unlike early Data Lake iterations, which focused on optimizing for multiple workloads in a single data center experience, Data Lake 2.0 is a global entity and connects edge locations beyond a single data center, including the cloud. EMC is enabling Data Lake 2.0 through three new offerings:EMC IsilonSD Edge, a Software-Defined Storage, file-based solution customers can deploy on commodity hardware to extend the edge of the Data Lake in 36TB increments.Next-generation of OneFS, the next release of Isilon’s renowned OneFS operating system provides enterprise-grade continuous service for the data center by expanding non-disruptive upgrade and rollback capabilities.EMC CloudPools extends the Data Lake to the cloud, providing new efficiency gains by embracing the cloud as an archiving storage tier for cold data, while still making it accessible for on-demand analytics.EDGE CHALLENGES?According to ESG, 53% of enterprises today have over 100 branch locations (as compared to 30% in 2011), and expanding the Data Lake to the edge increases data access and productivity for knowledge workers. In today’s world of infinite data, organizations must adapt and shift access closer to users for increased productivity.EMC IsilonSD Edge Software-Defined Storage expands the Data Lake with following benefits:LARGE CAPACITY: Up to 36TB per edge location ensures that branch offices have the storage capacity they need to be productive.PROTOCOL AND DATA SERVICES CONSISTENCY: Data access flexibility is unmatched, with multi-protocol support for HTTP, SWIFT, HDFS, SMB and NFS.ECONOMICS: IsilonSD Edge is 100% software, running in VMware on COTS hardware and providing organizations with cost advantages and a range of deployment options.The edge is just one focus of this trio of enabling technologies. Next up: The core and the cloud. The next generation of OneFS and new CloudPools enhance the Data Lake by providing:SEAMLESS EXPANSION: CloudPools helps extend the Data Lake to the cloud by enabling a “frozen data” storage tier. The best part is that no cloud gateway is required and both users and applications retain full visibility and access to this data whenever they wish.CLOUD-SCALE CAPACITY: Expand beyond the current 50PB scale of a single Isilon Cluster today to Cloud-Scale removing barriers and storage limitations.CLOUD SECURITY: Keeps data secure in the cloud. All CloudPools data is sharded, compressed and encrypted for maximum protection.CONTINOUS OPERATIONS: Rely on the core data center and eliminate disruption to users and applications. The next generation of OneFS introduces upgrade and rollback options that increase data availability.MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY: Choose the right cloud for the business, with a flexible choice of public cloud providers, including Virtustream, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure. Private cloud choices include EMC Elastic Cloud Storage ECS and Isilon.ECONOMIC CHOICE: Expand storage with CAPEX or adopt public cloud storage to shift to an OPEX-based cost model while gaining nearlyunlimited storage capacity.We support all major HDFS providers: Pivotal, Cloudera, Hortonworks, and IBMProducts and pricing available in early 2016.Disclosure Regarding Forward Looking Statements This communication contains forward-looking information about EMC Corporation and the proposed transaction that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for “forward-looking statements” provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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The holidays mean spending time with friends and family, putting up decorations, eating good food and lots of shopping. Even for those who hate shopping…nothing beats deep discounts and saving hundreds of dollars. Even better? Having access to all of the deals from your computer and shopping without ever leaving home.Discounts are one thing and knowing where to go is another story. Looking for computers, electronics, gaming systems and accessories? That’s where we step in to help shoppers like you find the best tech gifts at an amazing value. Look no further…Dell Santa is here.This year’s doorbusters and deals on Black Friday and CyberMonday are bigger and on the widest selection ever. Rolling Black Friday doorbusters will be available early to Dell Financial Services, Dell Advantage Loyalty, Dell Member Purchase Program and Small Business customers today from November 15-22 and to the public from Nov. 23-24. Cyber Week deals will be available starting November 26, and rolling Cyber Monday doorbusters will launch on November 27 at 8 a.m. ET with new deals posting hourly until 8:00 p.m. ET. Dell is offering 15 percent off all Dell Gaming, Alienware, XPS and Inspiron PCs. (see below for a detailed timeline)Check out Dell.com/BlackFriday (or click on the image below) to see the top deals across consumer, gaming and small business that will be offered. If you’re waiting until after Black Friday to look for deals on Dell, check out Dell.com/CyberMonday.Inventory on the doorbusters are limited, so if you see something of interest, be sure to check Dell.com when that doorbuster starts and act fast. Here are a few of the top deals you can expect:Snag deals on the portable Inspiron 14 3000 at $129 (6:00 p.m. EST, November 23) and Inspiron 15 3000 at $199.99 (11:00 a.m. EST, November 23).For a small business, check out the Dell Latitude 3580 Laptop for $579.00 with top security features to keep your business running strong and secure in the New Year. The deal starts at 8:00 a.m. EST on November 15.Looking for a great shared PC, look no further than the Dell Inspiron Desktop for $379.99. The deal starts at 8:00 p.m. EST on November 23.For gamers, snag the New Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop, engineered for the demanding needs of gamers with a winning price of $899.99. This deal starts at 8:00 a.m. EST on November 15.If you’re one of those shoppers who likes to purchase products in-stores, you can now try out many of the Dell products at select retail stores near you.* The retail stores don’t offer the same deals as Dell.com but stop by if you’re an in-person shopper!However you’re planning to spend the next few days, we wish you a happy and safe time with your friends and family.SCHEDULE OF DELL’S HOLIDAY DEALSNovember 15-22 – Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards members and Dell Member Purchase Program customers have early access to Dell’s Black Friday doorbusters; join today at dell.com/rewards and www.dell.com/en-us/shop/purchaseprogramNovember 15-24 – Consumers can shop Black Friday deals via Dell.com/blackfridayNovember 15-22 – Dell Small Business customers can shop deals and select Black Friday doorbusters via Dell.com/sbblackfridayNovember 23 – Black Friday doorbusters for consumers available at 11:00 a.m., and then hourly from 6:00 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET via Dell.com/blackfridayNovember 23 – Black Friday doorbusters for Small Business customer available at 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET via Dell.com/sbblackfridayNovember 24 – Rolling Black Friday hourly doorbusters for consumers and Small Business customers available from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET via Dell.com/blackfridayNovember 25-26 – 15 percent off all Dell Gaming, Alienware, XPS, and Inspiron products for the first time ever via Dell.comNovember 26 – December 3 – Consumers and Dell Small Business customers can shop Cyber Week deals Dell.com/cybermonday & www.Dell.com/sbcybermonday; deals are not combinable with the 15 percent offerNovember 27 – Rolling Cyber Monday doorbusters available at 8:00 a.m. with new doorbusters posting hourly until 8:00 p.m. ET for consumers and Small Business customers via Dell.com/cybermonday and www.Dell.com/sbcybermonday; offers last until December 3 or until they sell out.*Product availability varies by location — call before you head to the store to see what’s in stock. read more
With small business owners wearing multiple hats to ensure everything runs smoothly, keeping up with advances in technology can seem like a never-ending task. Going digital and updating technology is no longer a nice to have – it’s a need to have. From servers to ensure websites load quickly, to providing devices so that staff can work from anywhere, the need for an informed and trusted IT consultant has never been so prevalent for small businesses.But many IT consultants are also small business owners facing the same challenges as their clients. From staying up-to-date with new technologies, to managing clients’ expectations and staying within budget constraints, IT consultants have a lot on their plate.Stay ahead of the competition The technology that small businesses are consuming is rapidly changing. It’s now commonplace to use VR in workplace training or provide top-of-the-range workstations. IT consultants need to know everything about the latest tech so they can be true business advisors, providing the right solutions to all their clients’ unique needs. The Dell Experts Program, recently launched in Australia, overcomes this challenge by providing IT consultants access to exclusive training. This means having the skills they need to provide their clients with the best products and services to suit their business needs.How to work collaboratively IT consultants often work alone and don’t have a team to support them, as they would in a larger organisation. Imagine having a dedicated relationship manager, who will get to know the IT consultant’s business and provide specialised support. As part of the Dell Experts Program, Dell works together with IT consultants to achieve better outcomes for their clients. Sometimes just having a sounding board is invaluable to make the best recommendations.Another challenge faced by IT consultants is managing unexpected downtime. If things go awry, the Dell team will be on the case, offering a comprehensive aftercare service and guaranteeing support. This means not having to deal with unforeseen technical issues alone as the Dell customer service team is available 24/7 to assist. This not only provides peace-of-mind but helps take some of the pressure off.Reduce the financial burden Small businesses are often resistant to investing in new technologies. There are multiple reasons for this, from a fear of the unknown, to not understanding how technology can help. Factor in the cost and many will try to take a shortcut when investing in technology. The Dell Experts Program is free to join and offers exclusive discounts for IT consultants to pass on to their clients, saving money in the long run.The Dell Experts Program also offers Dell Financial Services (DFS), which has the most comprehensive global IT financing portfolio in the industry and end-of-lease options to help avoid system downtime and increase productivity. As part of the Dell Experts program, IT consultants will be fully equipped with the training they need, so they are able to confidently recommend the best products, and clients have the choice to renew, return and/or purchase equipment, depending on the contract. DFS also offers other financial services such as IT finance expertise, master lease agreements and end-to-end services. For more details, visit the website.In addition to great training and continued support, financial rewards are on offer for IT consultants who join the Dell Experts Program. With every purchase of a Dell product or solution, members receive Dell Points that can be used for discounts on products and services, and extra training modules.Dell understands the importance of supporting IT consultants and providing them with a strong network that helps grow their clients’ business and, ultimately, their own. By offering access to the latest product news and trends, exclusive training and tips for business growth, Dell is there for IT consultants. To join the Dell Experts program, register for free on the website – www.dell.com/dellexperts. read more
The cloud is changing the data protection landscape and organizations’ IT environments are becoming increasingly hybridized. According to IDC, more than 70% of companies are using multiple cloud environments. In this increasingly diverse IT world, organizations are looking to adopt a data protection strategy that maximizes their existing investments while giving them the flexibility, security, and control to transition from traditional environments to cloud environments built for a dynamic, digital future.To embrace this, Dell EMC and VMware have joined forces to offer differentiated best in class data protection solutions for customers today and into the future. Today at VMworld, Dell and VMware announced a joint initiative surrounding Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Protection with protection solutions for VMware workloads at the edge, core and cloud. This commitment is also demonstrated by Dell Technologies announcing additions to its fully cloud-enabled Dell EMC Data Protection solutions portfolio that, together with VMware, enables organizations to protect their data as they transition to the cloud.Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service Now Backed by Data Protection Solutions and Announcing a New Initiative for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Introduced at Dell Technologies World in April, the Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service offering, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, brings the public cloud operating model to any data center, edge location, or leased co-location space. Now available to US customers, this is the first to market VMware “Project Dimension” solution in customer data centers. Dell EMC is also delivering a first to market data protection for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, allowing organizations to benefit from the added support of key Dell EMC data protection solutions while leveraging Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center-as-a-Service.As further illustration of this commitment, Dell EMC and VMware have dedicated resources to further drive the development and delivery of Disaster Recovery as a Service for VMware workloads to bring customers greater choice in Disaster Recovery. Initially the companies will collaborate on a new DRaaS solution for VMware Cloud.PowerProtect Software with Data Protection for KubernetesThis week at VMworld, Dell EMC will provide an early look at how Dell EMC PowerProtect Software builds on top of project Velero to provide a data protection solution that enables application-consistent backups and restores and that is always available for Kubernetes workloads or disaster recovery environments. Our collaboration with VMware on project Velero demonstrates the data protection innovation driven by Dell EMC and VMware. Velero is an open source tool that can safely back up and restore, perform disaster recovery, and migrate Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes. Dell EMC has joined VMware’s open source efforts to participate in the Velero community and contribute to Velero’s development. A seamless and successful transition from traditional infrastructure to a cloud native environment requires an approach that values contributing to and using open source software.Dell EMC PowerProtect Software will be discussed during a session on Wednesday, Aug. 28, titled Tech Preview: PowerProtect for Kubernetes: Backup, Recovery & Peace of Mind for IT Ops & Developers. This session will discuss the challenges of modern data protection, specifically around Kubernetes, and how we will help customers transition from traditional, to cloud native infrastructure. This approach values innovation while giving organizations a data protection strategy with choice of consumption and one platform. Our session on Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes: The Path to Cloud Native will include a discussion and demonstration of intrinsic security, high-availability, multi-cloud flexibility, and data protection through the integration of VMware tools, Pivotal tools, and the Dell Technologies Cloud.Backed by Dell Technologies, a unique family of businesses, Dell EMC and VMware provide the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future. To thrive in today’s increasingly complex IT world, organizations need to rethink their approach to workload protection and cloud environments. Together, Dell EMC and VMware deliver more choice, scalability, and value to organizations looking to deploy consistent hybrid cloud infrastructure with the backup and recovery solutions to ensure full data protection everywhere data lives.Additional Resources:Come check out Dell Technologies Booth 1027See dellemc.com/VMwareProtectionSee dataprotectionstories.cio.comSee https://dellemc.com/en-us/solutions/vmware/index.htmJoin one of our sessions – Search the VMworld CatalogData Protection for Service Providers for VCPPColin Durocher – Monday, Aug. 26, 12:15 PM – 12:30 PMCloud without Chaos: Accelerate your Cloud Adoption with Dell TechnologiesVarun Chhabra – Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMData Protection Solutions for VMware vSANNestor Dutko, Max Fishman, & Robert Hammond, Monday, Aug. 26, 04:00 PM – 05:00 PMTake IT to the Track! Self-Driving Data Center, Seatbelts RequiredAaron Chaisson & Brian Lewis – Tuesday, Aug. 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMVMware Cloud on Dell EMC: Technical OverviewEric Gray, Alex Zuo, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PMEnterprise-Ready Kubernetes: Path to Cloud-NativeChad Dunn & Bryan Hicks – Wednesday, Aug. 28, 09:30 AM – 10:30 AMTech Preview: PowerProtect for Kubernetes: Backup, Recovery & Peace of Mind for IT Ops & DevelopersEfri Nattel-Shay – Wednesday, Aug. 28, 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has met with hard-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Their session on Tuesday night came as Republicans wrestled over how to handle a bipartisan outcry over her embrace of outlandish conspiracy theories like suggestions that mass shootings at the nation’s schools were staged. Aides to McCarthy and Greene offered no immediate comment after the two spent around 90 minutes together in his Capitol office. The GOP is facing unrest from opposing ends of the Republican spectrum over Greene and Rep. Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Both situations underscore GOP fissures as the party seeks its pathway without Trump. read more
GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Police in eastern Wisconsin say a teenager charged in a fatal shooting at a shopping mall has waived extradition in Iowa, where he was arrested days after the slaying. Grand Chute police Capt. Colette Jaeger says law enforcement officers have left for Iowa to collect 17-year-old Dezman Ellis, who was arrested in Des Moines on Thursday. Jaeger says Ellis will be taken to the Outagamie County Jail in Appleton. Ellis is accused in the killing Sunday of 19-year-old Jovanni Frausto at the Fox River Mall in suburban Appleton during an argument over a girl. A bystander was wounded by the gunfire. read more