Industry First — Dell EMC Showcases End-to-End NVMe and Storage Class Memory on PowerMax at VMworld Barcelona

first_imgI’m excited to share that this week at VMworld Europe, Dell EMC is previewing our latest PowerMax technology combined with another industry leader, VMware. This first of its kind technology preview continues to demonstrate Dell EMC’s commitment to storage innovation for virtual environments and the tight collaboration between Dell EMC and VMware. Our proven track record of providing next-generation technology helps our customers tackle their most demanding and mission-critical applications of today and tomorrow.The entire engineering team and I are proud that our customers have made Dell EMC PowerMax the de facto standard for applications that require unmatched resiliency, uncompromising data services, and extreme levels of performance. Combined with the efficiencies and automation of PowerMax, IT organizations can modernize their infrastructure to drive massive workload consolidation, shrink hardware footprint, and reduce power consumption. All of which delivers more value to their business while lowering costs and reducing complexity.Today we are excited to demonstrate how PowerMax can achieve game changing storage performance across virtualized environments. The demo showcases industry first technology and how Dell EMC will help users transition from today to tomorrow while protecting their current storage investments.The technology of that tomorrow is NVMe and Storage Class Memory (SCM). SCM is cutting-edge storage media considered to be the next generation workhorse (at well below 100 microseconds latency!). It’s perfect for current and emerging performance hungry workloads. Use cases include supporting real-time and data-intensive analytics applications, as well as super-charging transactional OLTP and database workloads.Today we are demonstrating the industry’s first storage array to fully exploit NVMe-connected SCM drives combined with end-to-end FC-NVMe networks. The result is a future proof combination that will completely shift the technology landscape. Storage decision makers are bullish about NVMe—79% of IT managers surveyed by ESG who were familiar with NVMe technology said they expect it to eventually replace traditional SAS- or SATA-connected solid-state flash storage.1And here’s why the combination of NVMe networks with SCM drives are a game changer.NVMe over Fabric does lots of cool things to take full advantage of Flash Arrays. It’s designed for extensive parallelism, concurrency and scalability to unlock the power of today’s multi-core CPUs and high-speed media. It provides end-to-end I/O optimizations, massive que depths, and lower latencies from the NVMe host bus adapters (HBAs) to PowerMax NVMe drives. It all adds to delivering more users to more application transactions with lower response times. And because we can leverage SAN networks, we can help protect your infrastructure investments.Storage Class Memory represents the future of low latency persistent storage media. The performance of SCM is measured in tens of microseconds. It’s wicked fast and approaches the performance levels of DRAM, but at a lower cost and higher density compared to DRAM. The benefit to users is the ability to provide “in memory” like performance with consistent, predictable I/O latencies.The ability to leverage the benefits of NVMe and SCM requires the right storage architecture. PowerMax is the world’s only Flash Array that includes an innovative, proven real-time machine learning engine that provides intelligent data placement. This intelligence optimizes NVMe and SCM performance without introducing management overhead. PowerMax allows users to transparently leverage both SCM technology for their highest priority, lowest latency workloads combined with cost efficient NVMe flash drives for their less active data sets. This differentiating capability is essential to helping IT organizations increase application performance, reduce storage costs, and minimize management complexity.In this unprecedented demo with PowerMax that you’ll find at Dell EMC Booth D401, VM datastores reside on that ultra-low latency SCM drive technology and showcases how VMware recognizes PowerMax storage presented over traditional FC versus FC-NVMe, and how a VM can be moved between two datastores created on two different transport technologies, while on the same overall fabric. The ability to simultaneously run I/O over both FC and FC-NVMe on PowerMax is key to helping customers easily transition existing IT infrastructure to more powerful FC-NVMe networks.Our close friends at VMware believe this demo is pretty special, too. “The Dell EMC PowerMax platform is ideally suited for large-scale, performance-driven VMware environments that will benefit most from the combination of storage class memory and FC-NVMe”, said Lee Caswell, Vice President Products, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware.  “We are seeing an insatiable appetite for performance from high-end storage customers who value the deep integration VMware offers for Dell EMC PowerMax storage innovation.”For everyone who likes to know the nuts and bolts, the PowerMax demo uses the following hardware and software:Dell EMC PowerMax 2000PowerMaxOS and Unisphere for PowerMax pre-GA builds32Gb FC I/O modules running NVMe over Fabric pre-GA build32Gb FC I/O modules running Fibre Channel pre-GA build750GB NVMe Storage Class Memory Drives pre-GA build8TB NVMe Flash DrivesVMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter pre-GA builds** VMware does not promise any such functionality in its future release of vSphereBoth NVMe over Fabric and SCM online upgrades are planned to be available to PowerMax customers in 2019.For more information, visit and watch this space: Source: ESG Master Survey Results, 2017 General Storage Trends, November 2017.last_img read more

Infantino, Ahmad, others to Grace NFF/AITEO Awards

first_imgThere will also be special recognition of a ‘Legends Eleven,’ a squad of outstanding former Nigeria international players.FIFA President Gianni Infantino, due to open the FIFA Executive Football Summit in Lagos the next day, is expected to grace the ceremony alongside CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, the CAF top hierarchy and presidents of about 20 Member Associations of FIFA.In attendance will also be a large selection of Nigeria’s football legends, including former captains Christian Chukwu, Olusegun Odegbami, Daniel Amokachi, Mutiu Adepoju, Uche Okechukwu, Garba Lawal, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Joseph Yobo.NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is also Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Awards, told during the week that voting by selected voters is going on across the country, after nominations were compiled for the various award categories by a screening committee.“I can tell you that all arrangements have been tidied up and we are looking forward to a truly big day. The NFF decided it was the right time to launch a project to recognize and reward excellence in Nigerian Football.“Fortunately, we found a worthy partner in the Government of Lagos State and also our major partner, AITEO,” he said as he revealed that the NFF Awards will be an annual event.Top officials of the Lagos State Government, Members of the NFF Executive Committee and Management, Members of NFF Congress, officials of the Lagos State FA, NFF partners and sponsors, former NFF Presidents, former NFF General Secretaries, Chairmen of NPFL clubs and members of the diplomatic corp are also expected.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Demola OjoThe inaugural edition of the NFF Football Awards, supported by partners AITEO and host city Lagos, will hold tomorrow at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island. The awards will be the first time that the Nigeria Football Federation will organize a ceremony to reward and inspire the major actors and actresses in the Nigerian football space.Awards will be presented to winners in numerous categories including Player of the Year (men), Player of the Year (women), Coach of the Year (men), Coach of the Year (women), Young Player of the Year (men), Young Player of the Year (women), Team of the Season, Fairplay Award, Goal of the Season, Fans of the Season, NFF Development Award and Platinum Award categories.last_img read more


first_imgLocal Donegal Renewable company Daigon picked up the prestigious Brecan Mooney award at the SEAI Energy show in Dublin.This award was presented by John Burgess of the Geothermal Association of Ireland and was for Daigon’s entry of Kelly’s Toyota car showroom in Mountcharles.Their entry was for a geothermal heat pump system they installed in Kelly’s in 2007 which heats and cools the entire building all year round without any use of oil or gas. Energy monitoring was conducted and recorded and presented to the adjudicator panel proving running costs with a saving of over €6,000 per year since first installed.Daigon also received a Special Merit award for a home they installed with the same system in Dunlewey.The home owner Frank Duffy installed this system into his home when he constructed it in 2011 and has enjoyed year round heat and hot water for a fraction of what it would have been if the house was heated by a traditional oil boiler.The Brecan Mooney award is a 2 yearly all Ireland competition run by the Geothermal Association of Ireland and is open to all geothermal companies nationwide. The award is in memory of Brecan Mooney who lost his life in a tragic accident in 2009 and was a founding member of the Geothermal Association. DD BUSINESS: DONEGAL RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS was last modified: April 9th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more