The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) recently visited the VCE offices in Marlborough, Massachusetts for an in-depth analysis and demonstration of its VCE Vision Intelligent Operations software, VCE’s internally developed management software for Vblock Systems.Brian Garrett, Vice President of ESG Lab, filmed the following videos of ESG testing VCE Vision. The videos highlight three key features of the software:Intelligent Discovery and ManagementAutomated Validation and ComplianceComprehensive AwarenessWatch these videos below to learn more, and visit ESG’s Lab Demo Page to read reports and analysis about VCE.IntroductionBrian Garrett provides an introduction to the ESG Lab visit to VCE and describes why companies are switching to Integrated Compute Platforms, also known as converged infrastructures.Intelligent Discovery and ManagementIn this ESG Lab Video Demo, ESG worked with the VCE Vision team to understand how the software works as it retrieves and presents information that helps IT administrators discover and manage their Vblock Systems.Automated Assurance and ComplianceThis ESG Lab Video Demo demonstrates how VCE Vision keeps a customer’s Vblock System components up to date and in compliance.Comprehensive AwarenessThis ESG Lab Video Demo shows how VCE Vision system monitoring and problem identification is seamlessly integrated with familiar vendor interfaces.
Two major shifts are revolutionizing software development. First, the emergence of continuous delivery; and second, a microservice-based architecture that allows for greater scale.At the heart of these trends is automation, and Dell Technologies has focused on developing integrations with leading DevOps and automation tools to accelerate application deployment and lifecycle management.Today, we are announcing the availability of two such integrations for our leading midrange storage platform – Dell EMC Unity XT: Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT. Download it now on GitHubVMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT. Available today on VMware Solution ExchangeCSI plugin for Dell EMC Unity XTDell EMC Unity XT’s performance, simplicity and cloud-ready architecture makes it an ideal platform to consolidate workloads for easier management and greater ROI. The Container Storage Interface (CSI) plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT extends the consolidation to containerized workloads as well. With the CSI plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT, customers can deploy stateful applications on a Kubernetes cluster with persistent storage backed by Unity XT’s performance and efficiency. The Dell EMC Unity XT storage classes that are part of the CSI plugin easily map persistent volumes to the storage LUNs and allows dynamic provisioning and mounting of these volumes in an automated deployment workflow.vRO plugin for Dell EMC Unity XTvRO is an incredibly easy to use workflow builder where you can drag and drop procedural building blocks to automate end to end processes across the infrastructure stack. With hundreds of external DevOps plugins and tools such as Chef, Puppet and upstream integrations with vRealize Automation and ServiceNow, vRO is growing in popularity as a de-facto standard tool for IT operations automation. The vRO plugin for Dell EMC Unity XT includes a wide range of workflows such as Provisioning, Data Protection, ESXi host level workflows as well as a number of storage object level tasks.Get Started today!If you are using one of the over 47,000 Dell EMC Unity platforms and DevOps is a critical aspect of your business and IT operations, you can install these plugins today and take the first step toward building a self-service model for your stakeholders to consume IT infrastructure. To learn more about the Dell EMC integrations with automation platforms, visit dellemc.com/storagesource.
All of our advanced offerings – including Dell EMC PowerOne – are available with flexible payment options through Dell Technologies On Demand. And Dell Technologies On Demand also includes value-added services with ProDeploy, ProSupport and Managed Services, which can be paired with all financial consumption models offered. You’ll see that the flexibility we wish to provide your organization extends beyond our technology, including even the financing so that you can meet OPEX and CAPEX demands.Innovation can either be supported or hindered, and without optimizing your infrastructure there is no avoiding the uncertainty of whether or not you’re best supporting the organization. Our powered-up portfolio will enable your organization to support app dev’s most pressing workloads without delay, and our converged offerings proudly make it even easier. Encourage the creation new value for your organization by transforming IT to align with the outcomes that your organization desires.For more on this topic, please visit here.All entries:Optimize Your Infrastructure for Critical Business WorkloadsPamper Workloads with Powered-up Performance From PowerMaxEase Workload Management with Trusted Simplicity From PowerProtectKeep Focus on Workloads with a Future-Proof InfrastructureMigrate Critical Workloads with Dell Technologies ServicesEnjoy a Seamless Workload Experience with Dell Technologies CloudDell EMC PowerEdge Brings Flexibility and Freedom To Your Workloads In this blog series, we have been exploring why so many global organizations are reoptimizing their infrastructure for what they consider to be their most critical workloads. First we went through the benefits of embracing power and simplicity, as well as the benefits of future-proofing. After that we discussed optimizing your hybrid IT infrastructure from end-to-end, from edge to core, and all the way through our innovative cloud platform. We believe in this story, because we are one of the thousands of organizations who have benefited from these digital transformations. And you too can create new value by optimizing your infrastructure for those most critical workloads with Dell Technologies, and with the right technology, in the right place, for the right outcomes.How do you enable your IT staff to best support the outcomes that your organization is driving in real-time? As your approach evolves towards continuous, cloud-native app development, enable your staff with more time and resources to support the creation of innovative capabilities that bring strategic differentiation.IT must respond as your organization’s application developers’ workloads demand – if IT cannot provide the resources required, the innovators within your organization will turn elsewhere. Keep IT relevant to the top business objectives by enabling your app dev teams to work without delay. As Dell Technologies has been leading customers through their digital transformations, what is truly universal is the need for automated tasks and orchestration to make teams more responsive to new requests. Whether or not your organization has embraced this mentality can literally be the difference between opening your organization to new opportunities or falling behind your competitors.Customers choose Dell EMC PowerOne when they want to enable their IT staff to work responsively and support application development as required. The PowerOne Solution automates infrastructure provisioning, delivering on-demand Cluster Resource Groups (CRGs) of compute, storage and network running the VMware vSphere hypervisor. This automation is enabled through a controller which applies intelligence to provisioning, removing the need to manage resources separately and providing a single API for integration into existing toolsets like ServiceNow, vRealize Automation and Ansible.If you are not familiar with PowerOne, it begins with a decade of Dell Technologies experience engineering and manufacturing Converged Infrastructure. This all-in-one system brings together compute, storage, networking, virtualization, and data protection into one streamlined system. Providing holistic support, simplified operations and lifecycle management across the entire solution. PowerOne is based on PowerEdge – the industry’s #1 servers from Dell Technologies and supports multiple storage options including Dell EMC PowerMax and Unity XT.PowerOne automates thousands of manual steps over the life of the system, enabling both Dev/Ops engineers and data center administrators to create, expand and re-purpose workload ready VMware clusters in just a few clicks, freeing IT to be more responsive to demands. And the single system level API further simplifies operations so that IT and application development teams can keep focus on business innovation instead of managing operations across components. With unmatched autonomous provisioning capabilities, PowerOne can transform your IT operations and help accelerate your organization’s journey to modernization in the cloud era.
An Associated Press investigation has found that scores of Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. had more than $10 billion in cash and other readily available funds when they received at least $1.5 billion from the federal government’s small business emergency relief program. The Paycheck Protection Program was intended for employers who were badly battered by coronavirus lock downs. Instead of suffering financially, however, many dioceses are reporting in audited financial statements that these assets ended up growing amid the economic downturn. Overall, Catholic Church recipients were perhaps the paycheck program’s biggest beneficiaries. Church officials say they needed government relief to pay staff because donations from the faithful slowed when churches were ordered to close.