EMC’s Future with Dell

first_imgIn an interview at EMC World 2016, David Goulden explains how EMC intends to compete as part of Dell EMC, the enterprise business of what will become Dell Technologies after the close of the transaction. In the interview, David also explains the difference between competing on commoditization vs. EMC’s proven track record of innovating around commodity components — and how the EMC innovation engine continues redline with industry leading output in 2016.last_img

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Enabling Precision Medicine in the Era of the Genome with SAP Health and Dell EMC

first_imgDell Edge Gateway for SAP: The SAP-certified Dell Edge Gateway, with powerful dual-core Intel® Atom™ processors, connects varied wired and wireless devices and systems, aggregates and analyzes the input, and sends it on to the SAP Health solution running on the SAP HANA platform or to the Hadoop Cluster, depending on the customer requirements. Through this IoT infrastructure, patients can be monitored via personal and medical devices which enables a 360-degree view of all relevant patient information in a single-pane-of-glass viewGet More DetailsTo learn more, read our white paper on “Connecting the Healthcare Dots to enable Precision Medicine”, which provides detailed information on the solution architecture and industry use cases for the Dell EMC solution for SAP Health.  Visit our specialists at HIMSS AsiaPac17, taking place September 11-14 in Singapore; Dell EMC will be exhibiting in booth #310.Note: In addition to JP Gotter, this blog post was authored by Dr. Marten Neubauer – SAP Health Solution Specialist and Clemens Zerbe – SAP Enterprise Solution Consultant, Data Center and Cloud, both with the Dell EMC Global SAP Center of Excellence. As a key enabler for precision medicine, genomic sequencing will soon be pervasive in many areas of healthcare. For example, we are entering an era in which all cancer patients can have their genomes sequenced to enable precision treatments tailored to the individual and the type and stage of disease.With the advent of genome sequencing, researchers and physicians now have a critical resource to help them understand the underlying molecular mechanics and pathways of disease. Armed with fresh analytic insights, researchers can accelerate their development of personalized, patient-centered treatments and innovations, including drugs, therapies, devices and diagnostic tests. At the same time, data-driven genotypic insights integrated with phenotypic or medical records can also help physicians deepen their understanding of their patients and get patients more involved in their own healthcare, to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.However, as we enter the “Era of the Genome,” there are significant challenges that arise from an IT transformation perspective.To begin with, genomic data alignment and assembly require an enormous amount of computational power and temporary data storage capacity, and archival storage is orders of magnitude higher. A single genome can total hundreds of gigabytes, and in the future, physicians and researchers might want to compare the genomes and health records of millions of patients to identify causes and treatments for diseases. It is a huge challenge to get insights out of such an overwhelming amount of data that is growing exponentially — notwithstanding the new data rush from stream-based medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).An End-To-End Solution for Clinical and Research Data AnalysisDell EMC helps organizations solve the genomic data puzzle in their journey toward precision medicine with an end-to-end solution for the genomics data analysis work stream that leverages the SAP Health platform. It leverages a Dell EMC reference architecture that brings together the combined capabilities of SAP Health, a Dell EMC Isilon data lake, the Cloudera distribution of Apache™ Hadoop® and SAP Vora  into SAP HANA powered by Dell EMC Ready Solutions. These posts from our Direct2DellEMC blog provide some additional context and background on our existing engagement with SAP:21st Century Computing: Dell EMC, Intel and SAP power better patient outcomesPartners in Personalized Medicine: Dell, SAP and Intel team up to provide optimized patient resultsWith SAP Health, organizations can combine and analyze traditional patient data sources with clinical, research, molecular, image, social information and more. Drawing on the power of SAP HANA® and its standard-setting in-memory database, the SAP Health platform is extremely effective at generating rapid insights from huge datasets. This platform for personalized-medicine applications enables processing and real-time analysis of big medical data from various sources, all in a single system driven by SAP HANA.Fig. 1: SAP Health on Dell EMC InfrastructureThis Dell EMC solution addresses many of the key challenges in the genomics data analysis work stream, including low storage efficiency, multiple copies of data, controller-centric upgrades and balancing, and low availability. The solution provides:Scalable, performant storage for unstructured dataA single storage container for integration and interoperability — via a Lambda+ clinical architecture designed to handle massive quantities of dataConsistency of data as it scales — data availability across metadata and container typesA single platform for stream, file and object dataIntegration of SAP HANA data with private, hybrid and public clouds Key Solution Components SAP Health Platform: With SAP HANA at its heart, SAP Health serves as a platform for precision-medicine applications. SAP Health enables the processing and real-time analysis of big medical data from various sources in a single system.  Dell EMC Isilon for Hadoop and Unstructured Storage in a Data Lake: The solution leverages Dell EMC Isilon network attached storage (NAS) in an Apache™ Hadoop® cluster to support SAP HANA. The Isilon Infinity F800 all-flash storage array provides the foundation for a “data lake” for tiered distributed storage for unstructured files. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for SAP: The SAP HANA platform in this solution is based on the Dell EMC™ PowerEdge™ R940 server with Intel® Xeon® processors, the most powerful enterprise server platform in the Dell EMC portfolio. This platform is built for speed and scalability while offering value-added features that enhance management and reliability. To streamline and accelerate deployment, the Dell EMC infrastructure is available in Ready Solutions – Nodes, Bundles and Systems – that are optimized for SAP HANA. center_img Dell EMC Hybrid and Cloud Options: In addition to on-premises deployments, Dell EMC offers a choice of hybrid cloud and off premises platforms for SAP HANA environments. last_img read more

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Graduate Program Participant Learns How a Company Becomes the Best

first_imgChallenging. That’s how I’d summarize my first year after the Dell EMEA Graduate Program. I’d add to this first word these two as well though: innovation and diversity. I remember like it was yesterday what my dreams were on the last training that took place in Frankfurt: achieve my goals, learn something new every single day and create projects from scratch.During this year, I’ve learned awesome things as an account manager, like how to manage with different people in many different situations, and I’ve had the chance to find out about the different products we have. We, at Dell, are the number one in many things: servers, storage or virtualization solutions… but I’ve always thought that a company truly becomes the best when it invests in people. That’s why I also used the words: innovation – because we invest constantly in making the best products and diversity – because those products are created and offered by the best professionals in the world with different cultures and profiles, which is amazing.“Challenge, innovation and diversity are the keywords that define my first year after the program.ShareI had the opportunity to find out where I wanted to focus on in my career, and “I fell in love” with our IoT solutions. I even made a visit to our impressive IoT Lab in Limerick and I just knew that I wanted to be part of the future Dell Technologies is creating.In the meantime I was developing Dell for Entrepreneurs España, helping the best startups from Spain to become better with an awesome team: Carlos Rebollo, Jesús Ruiz and Gonzalo Elías, another proof of how Dell works with innovation. I’m proud to tell as well that last week we inaugurated PRIDE España, where people from the LGTB collective are represented here in Dell EMC. As I said, diversity is our main flag!Finishing this part of my Dell EMC journey, I am now looking forward to my new role: IoT Business Development for EMEA in Dublin! I guess I’ll have to write another post soon talking about IoT… 🙂last_img read more

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Ease Workload Management With Trusted Simplicity From PowerProtect

first_imgOur advanced offerings across the infrastructure stack – including our Dell EMC data protection portfolio – are available with flexible payment options through Dell Technologies On Demand. If you are not familiar, Dell Technologies On Demand also includes value-added services with ProDeploy, ProSupport and Managed Services, which can be bundled effortlessly and paired with all the financial consumption models.Dell Technologies has the right technology to provide your IT staff with the ease of use that this data era demands. Our powered-up portfolio of infrastructure solutions enables your business to run its critical workloads with ease, allowing you to focus on business innovations. By delivering the performance, scalability and resiliency required across your infrastructure, we help ensure your IT investments will support the workloads that your business depends on to grow.For more on this topic, please visit here. Beyond the key tasks of improving performance and eliminating network bottlenecks, your organization trusts your IT staff and the infrastructure that you manage to make their jobs easier. IT solutions that embrace simplicity and help get complexities out of the way can directly accelerate business growth. And modernizing with a technology provider that embraces this philosophy allows your business to run critical workloads with ease, so that your staff can focus on supporting innovation.Implementing a new infrastructure solution for every request is not feasible given today’s staffing and budget limitations. Digital transformation is necessary; but avoiding additional operational complexity is equally crucial when implementing modernized solutions. How can you keep a focus on simplicity and continue to free your staff’s time? By putting their general operations & workloads on auto pilot.Dell Technologies brings you Power & Simplicity to get IT complexities out of your way and accelerate innovation and growth with the right technology. Our technology can provide you with the trusted simplicity that the digital world demands. Designed for ease of use and reliability, our infrastructure allows staff to keep focus on business innovation instead of IT operations. Plus, our integrated full stack solutions (hyperconverged / converged infrastructure) and validated designs offer your team further simplicity.One example of the simplicity in our products is Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager. Ease of install, management and day-to-day operations are key to simplicity in the world of data protection, where workload administrators each have their own precious cargo. PowerProtect Data Manager enables self-service data management for SQL, SAP HANA & Oracle backups. Data owners can perform backup and recovery operations directly from native applications, while IT can maintain central oversight and governance to ensure compliance.PowerProtect Data Manager is integrated into PowerProtect X series appliances for further effortlessness, and the platform is also available with the new PowerProtect DD series appliances via individual software license or the revamped version of our Data Protection Suite. PowerProtect Data Manager delivers the performance, scalability and resiliency demanded by your most critical workloads. Experience a simplified experience with the entire Dell EMC Data Protection portfolio – with specific solutions for SAP HANA, Oracle, SQL, VMware and Kubernetes containers. When IT simplicity is made real through automation, orchestration and self-service management, you can free your staff to become more responsive to innovative app dev activities. Continuing our Direct2DellEMC series on optimizing your infrastructure for critical business workloads, let’s dive into the latter half of the Power & Simplicity theme that was presented in our last blog entry – “Pamper Workloads with Powered-up Performance from PowerMax.” In that post, we shared advice on making the right technology investments by centering around the use cases, applications and databases that have a most direct impact on your organization’s strategic differentiation. Now that we have covered the cutting-edge performance present within Dell Technologies solutions, today we will focus on the topic of optimized management.last_img read more

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Iran sentences brother of senior vice president to 2 years

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has sentenced the brother of the country’s senior vice president to two years in prison on corruption charges. The spokesman of Iran’s judiciary said on Tuesday that the verdict for Mahdi Jahangiri, the brother of Eshaq Jahangiri, cannot be appealed. Mahdi Jahangiri was on the board of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce and was also the founder of the private Gardeshgari Bank. Charges against him included “professional currency smuggling” in the amounts of 607,100 euros and $108,000. He was ordered to return the funds and fined four times the amounts in question. Jahangiri was arrested in October 2017 and released on bail in March 2018, pending trial.last_img read more

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Biden picks geneticist as science adviser, puts in Cabinet

first_imgPresident-elect Joe Biden has chosen a pioneering geneticist to be his science adviser and is elevating the job to a Cabinet position. Friday’s announcement of Eric Lander, of Harvard and MIT, is winning wide praise. Lander was one of the leaders in mapping the human genome. This is the first time a president’s science adviser will serve on the Cabinet and Lander will be the first life scientist in the post. Biden also plans to keep Dr. Francis Collins as head of the National Institutes of Health and has named two prominent female scientists to chair his science advisory council.last_img read more

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Federal worker cut air traffic communications with planes

first_imgHONOLULU (AP) — A former Federal Aviation Administration employee has been fined $5,000 and put on two years of probation for cutting communication between air traffic controllers and planes flying above Honolulu in early 2019. The two-minute outage affected communication with about 10 planes. Joelyn DeCosta was sentenced this week by a federal judge after she pleaded guilty to maliciously interfering with a federal communication system. Prosecutors say that in a plea deal, DeCosta is quitting her job and forfeits retirement benefits worth more than $500,000. According to court documents, DeCosta severed main and standby communication lines in two separate incidents on Jan. 4, 2019. Prosecutors said pilots couldn’t hear instructions from controllers for two minutes.last_img read more

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Ocasio-Cortez talks Capitol attack, past sexual assault

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — A teary-eyed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she hid in her office bathroom as a man repeatedly yelled “Where is she?” during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. She also revealed a sexual assault in her past as she talked about trauma. The remembered terror of the day made Ocasio-Cortez get emotional as she spoke during an Instagram live video, and she chastised those she said wanted Americans to put the day behind them and not recognize the lingering impact of such an event. Ocasio-Cortez said the atmosphere around the Capitol and Washington had started to feel more tense and volatile in the days before the insurrection.last_img read more

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IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery, tough path ahead

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says broad access to different coronavirus vaccines remains crucial for an economic recovery in the Mideast. However, the IMF stresses the path ahead remains “long and winding” for countries already struggling with corruption and debt. That’s according to a new report released Thursday. The IMF forecasts economic growth of 3.1% in 2021 and 4.2% in 2022 for the Mideast and North Africa. However, it says the countries that have access to the widest number of vaccines likely will fair better than those without. Lebanon, mired in political and economic woes, could still see its economy further contract, however.last_img read more

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