Many times when people hear about Modular Data Centers, there are many different ideas as to what they are, what they look like, how they are made, etc. One of the biggest questions is where they go. Do they get deployed inside a warehouse, on the roof of a building, in a cold, snowy place or where, exactly? The answer is simple…they can go literally anywhere, because they are build to suit. Please enjoy this video tour of a Dell Modular Data Center that is deployed outside in Longmont, Colorado.
This past week I spent a couple of days at the Data Center World Expo in Orlando, FL. where people from all over the world descended upon the Marriott World Center for a week of technical goodness. The conference had several tracks that attendees could chose from including Cloud Computing, Data Center Management, End User Case Studies, Facilities and Data Center Protection. There was also the Expo that went on for a total of about six hours over two days. It was clear that the theme in the hall was focused around power, cooling, cabling and efficiency. Continue reading “Review of Data Center World Expo 2011”
There are times when you sit back and look at a solution after it is implemented and smile. This week is yet another example of what can happen when you think outside the box when it comes to technology, and consider a revolutionary approach to IT. That is exactly what Microsoft has done, first with Windows Azure, and now, Bing Maps with their deployment of the Modular Data Center from Dell Data Center Solutions.
I often laugh on the inside when people find out that I work for Dell because immediately they assume that I am a PC technician or something like that. In reality, I am a PC user like most everyone else, and actually, I am a Linux guy. It’s also funny when you read the Wall Street analyst reports that talk about PC sales and Dell is one of the companies they always mention. What you don’t hear a lot about though is the Enterprise side of our business, including our Cloud, Hyperscale and High Performance Computing (HPC) teams. At the most recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell sat down with Maria Bartiromo from CNBC for a very telling interview. In short, Dell is about more than the PC. Continue reading “Dell Data Center Solutions”