Next week VCE will join thousands of IT professionals and innovators at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. As a trailblazer in virtualization, at VMworld VMware will explore the next evolution of the software-defined enterprise as well as new innovations in the hybrid cloud and end-user computing.VCE is transforming the way our customers deliver IT by providing the ideal infrastructure foundation for rapidly deploying new workloads and applications with the highest performance and availability and lowest total cost of ownership.VCE is a Gold-level sponsor this year and will be discussing a key use case for converged infrastructure on Monday, Aug. 25 at 3:50 p.m. PT and Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 8:30 a.m. PT. Jay Cuthrell from the VCE office of the CTO will explain how to leverage converged infrastructure, a policy-based management framework and other enabling technologies to virtualize SAP landscapes and rapidly achieve ROI in Virtualizing SAP: Real Enterprise Experiences on VCE Vblock Systems. Jay will also be participating with George Viebeck of VCE in a Tweet Up on Aug. 26 at 5:00 p.m. PT at the VCE booth 1043 to discuss virtualizing SAP.“Attendees should join us in the VCE booth to see Michael Somerville of the University of San Diego discuss the school’s Vblock System implementation, as well as other VCE experts who will provide demos and presentations on VCE solutions for VDI, big data, SAP and Oracle (view the full list).ShareWith so many sessions to see at VMworld, here’s a snapshot of additional VCE presentations attendees won’t want to miss:Building Heterogeneous Private and Hybrid Cloud Environments to Drive Today’s Business Demands (HBC3159-SPO) – This session we will cover the considerations for building private clouds on heterogeneous environments as well connecting those resources seamlessly across multiple private clouds and into the public cloud. Monday, Aug. 25, 11:30 a.m.Virtualizing SAP: Design Guidelines and How They Are Used in EMC IT’s Successful SAP Implementation (VAPP2309) – This session will cover guidelines for sizing and architecting the SAP stack on vSphere and then show how some of the guidelines were used in EMC IT’s successful implementation of virtual SAP. Monday, Aug. 25 1:00 p.m.McKesson OneCloud – The One Cloud to Rule Them All (MGT2385) – McKesson will discuss the evolution of its true private cloud to enable data center consolidation of multiple business units through VCE converged infrastructure, VMware orchestration and automation and HyTrust security policy controls and visibility. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m.Moody’s IT Transformation: The Journey, the Process, Achievements and Benefits (OPT2089) – Moody’s is in the midst of a transformation to become a broker of IT services. This journey is starting through the implementation of VMware vCloud Automation Center. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 12:30 p.m. How to Build and Deploy a Well Run Hybrid Cloud (INF3037-SPO) – Learn how customers can leverage best practices to assemble intelligent components to rapidly deploy a hybrid cloud through integrated VMware and EMC solutions. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2:30 p.m.If you’d like to learn more about VMworld activities, keep a close eye on the VCE Vblog for live blogging and videos during the show, as well as our events page for full coverage and our Twitter feed. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Month: February 2021
Last time you heard from me, I was headed to Strata, excited to be announcing the coming of the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop. This week at DATAWORKS SUMMIT, I’m proud to announce it has arrived. The Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop was released for general availability last week – it is now available! This solution is uniquely delivering real value to customers, focusing on three key pain points:Faster time to value to get to a fully-implemented solution: Dell EMC delivers an end-to-end solution guide to simplify the architecture, use case and configuration for customersReduce the risk: The Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop enables increased productivity with the delivery of a certified architecture and infrastructure guideControl costs: Realize greater return on investment by reducing the total cost of ownership while seamlessly integrating with existing investmentsWhile this is valuable, customers that want to leverage Hadoop often do not know the critical pieces needed to make it real for the business. The business needs to see the value of investing in new technologies like Hadoop. When I say “value,” what I really mean is do more with less. Bill Schmarzo, Dell EMC’s Dean of Big Data, has a great saying when talking to the business folks about Hadoop, “Don’t make it about the 3-Vs, for the business it has to be about-Make Me More Money!”If you’re ready to “show the business the money”, then please come have a conversation with the Dell EMC and Hortonworks folks at the DATAWORKS SUMMIT.Let’s start with a business problem that is an issue across many vertical markets –- data management. Gartner research found that 70% of all Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDW) are performance and capacity constrained. Software processes that clean and transform data before it can be used are eating up way too many resources in the EDW. Gartner says that up to 80% of the EDW capacity is being driven by data integration and transformation jobs. This results in longer data ingestion and preparation times, inability to meet SLAs for business reporting and excessively long ad hoc query response times leading to fewer business insights. This is a pain of which both Hortonworks and Dell EMC are keenly aware.Many people only think about Hadoop only in terms of data storage and analytics, however Hadoop Distributed File System and MapReduce together with technology from Syncsort form a high performance data cleaning and transformation alternative to the “best practices” for traditional EDW ETL approaches.“Enterprise Data Warehouse has become an organization’s central data repository built to support business decisions. Yet, the complexity and volume of data poses significant challenges to the efficiency of the existing EDW solution, causing a huge impact to the business. Hortonworks is excited to partner with Dell EMC to help solve this problem with the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop in the ETL Offload use case configuration.” – Nadeem Asghar, Field CTO and Global Head of Technical Alliances/Partner Engineering at HortonworksWe will be highlighting the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop in the ETL Offload use case configuration with Syncsort at the DATAWORKS SUMMIT. Let us show you how it is uniquely suited to solve this business problem with lower cost and more performance than traditional ETL approaches.It’s been 7 years since the initial release of Hadoop Version 1 by the Apache Software foundation but there is still a shortage of people with experience in all aspects of Hadoop including design, implementation and operation. Since 2011, Dell EMC has helped organizations solve this Hadoop skills gap by providing expert guidance and knowhow to streamline the architecture, design, planning, and configuration of Hadoop ETL environments. Dell EMC and Hortonworks help customers by-Removing Barriers-Avoid code generation, making it easier to deploy and maintain with no performance impactFast Tracking Projects – Allows customers faster time to value by reducing the need to develop expertise on Pig, Hive, and Sqoop, instead using SILQ for creating ETL jobs in MapReduceClosing The Skills Gap – One of the biggest barriers to offloading from the data warehouse into Hadoop is legacy SQL scripts built and extended over time. SILQ takes an SQL script as an input and then provides a MapReduce output without any codingSyncsort DMX-h was designed from the ground up to make big data integration simple – combining a long history of innovation with significant Syncsort contributions to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. With Syncsort’s DMX-h, users can begin developing Hadoop ETL jobs within hours, and the system can become fully productive within days by using a drag-and-drop interface rather than learning additional complex technologies. Adding to this convenience, the SILQ offload utility helps to obtain drilled-down, detailed information about each step within the data flow, including tables and data transformations. This can reduce expert analysis from 20-plus hours to less than 30 minutes.All the Dell EMC Ready Bundles for Hadoop enable companies to reduce Hadoop deployment times from unpacking the equipment to full productivity within days. The new Ready Bundle for ETL offload expands the impact of our offering to include reducing development time of ETL jobs to hours instead of days or weeks.At the Dataworks Summit, we encourage you to stop by to discuss your Hadoop implementation and learn how we can help you build a solution that will “Show the Business the Money!” Gartner. “The State of Data Warehousing in 2014.” June 19, 2014.
1 “The Total Economic Impact of Dell EMC Ready Solutions Hadoop,” commissioned byDell EMC | Intel, May 2018, https://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/forrester-total-economic-impact-study-dell-emc-ready-solutions-for-hadoop.pdf2 “Access to instant, personal clusters,” BlueData, August 2018, https://www.bluedata.com/product/solutions/3 “Streamlined operations,” BlueData, August 2018, https://www.bluedata.com/product/solutions/ It’s a big data boom with Ready Solutions for Big DataIt has taken years, but big data analytics has evolved from the latest IT buzzword into a core part of the enterprise. While the term “big data” has been around for quite some time, the big data market is still booming with hundreds of competing technologies in every stage of the data pipeline. Organizations are starting to realize that big data success is not about implementing one application or one piece of technology, but instead requires an optimized technology stack that allows them to get more performance and flexibility out of IT investments, and to scale more quickly and cost-effectively as business needs grow.At the same time, the perception that “everything should go into the public cloud” because it’s cheaper and easier requires a reality check. When it comes to handling big data, the public cloud is often more expensive and slower than on-premises private cloud solutions, and many times security and compliance policies dictate where data must reside. You can survive the big data boom with a big data as a service (BDaaS) solution that provides the self-service, economics and simplicity of public cloud with the on-premises security and compliance organizations demand.Dell EMC has worked closely with customers and its partners, BlueData® and Intel® to create an elastic architecture named Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data. This architecture provides self-service access to a variety of Big Data analytics and data science workloads — such as Hadoop, Apache Spark®, Kafka, Cassandra and more — at the same time, on the same infrastructure without sacrificing performance. It includes the latest PowerEdge servers with Intel® Xeon® Processors for maximum scalability and throughput. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data come with the software, hardware and services needed for IT to provide on-premises BDaaS so your team can save up to 12 months in standing up new big data analytics systems.1How can you use Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data?Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data enables the following use cases:Consolidation of multiple data analytics deployments — Multiple data analytics environments can be difficult and costly to scale while the demand for analytics grows.Create an on-demand consumption model for big data infrastructure and applications — Allow data teams to quickly and easily create big data environments while simplifying IT resource management.Enable self-service job creation — Data scientists and analysts can run a variety of jobs against their data.Leverage the right big data tools for every job — Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data enable data teams to use their favorite tools for big data analytics. It supports Cloudera® Hadoop, Hortonworks® Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, Kafka, MapR®, TensorFlow™, and custom images for other services. It’s even possible to create multiple environments using different Hadoop distributions, as well as set-up different versions of the same distribution on the same infrastructure.The ultimate goal of Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data is providing self-service data analytics, lowering costs and simplifying deployment and support.Self-service analyticsSpeed is a key element of success. Data scientists, analysts and developers require on-demand access to real-time analytics to support business needs. Siloed legacy resources can’t deliver the same on-demand access as public cloud providers, but the public cloud has trade-offs, too. On-premises infrastructure integration and deployment for big data analytics applications can be complex and can take months.Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data give data analysts on-demand access to infrastructure resources and analytics tools — such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL, Apache Cassandra®, Apache Kafka® and others — in minutes.2 This enables IT to provide self-service data analytics with the performance, compliance and security of an optimized on-premises solution. Data teams can quickly and easily provision their own resources, run jobs using their choice of tools, and even run multiple analytics workloads simultaneously thanks to multi-tenancy enabled by policy-based automation and management. Lines of business can create and execute their own use cases from a single pool of resources with the responsiveness required by modern big data analytics applications.Lower costsWhen it comes to containing costs for big data analytics, customers are caught between legacy IT that requires increasing resources to maintain, and paying skyrocketing monthly fees to a public cloud services provider. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data offer a balanced approach by providing an automated, self-service portal built on a bedrock of Dell EMC servers and networking infrastructure delivered by Dell EMC deployment experts.Because Dell EMC has optimized and integrated the solution stack, you can reduce stand-up time from months to weeks.1 The savings continue past deployment, with reduced management complexity and no unpredictable, recurring monthly charges. The ability to scale compute and storage resources independently, as well as run multiple analytics instances on the same infrastructure helps eliminate costly cluster sprawl and maximize utilization rates while reducing cost. BlueData® reports that you can save up to 75% compared to bare-metal deployments while increasing server utilization by up to 350%.3Simpler deployment, simpler supportReliability and operational simplicity are critical to supporting any enterprise IT environment. Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data include everything you need to provide BDaaS, including the hardware, software, consulting, deployment and support services, so you can spend more time on strategic projects. How much time? Customers report that if they tried to implement on their own, it would have taken up to 12 months longer to hire the expertise, figure out the correct configurations, and deploy a solution.1Dell EMC consultants work with customers from the onset to identify the analytics use case that will have the most business impact, gather requirements and design the solution architecture.Dell EMC has partnered with BlueData to deploy its EPIC™ (Elastic Private Instant Clusters) software on Dell EMC servers, networking and storage. Our teams install, configure and integrate the hardware and software into the customer’s environment for the prioritized use case, saving the months of time required to configure your own analytics environment. BlueData enables you to spin up or down environments for analytics in minutes.2 The software provides a simple and easy way to provide self-service provisioning, policy-based automation, and push-button upgrades.Customers also receive Dell EMC ProSupport to help ensure optimal system performance and minimize downtime through comprehensive hardware and collaborative software support. They can also opt for ProSupport Plus to get a Technology Service Manager who serves as a single point of contact for the entire solution.For more information, please visit Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Big Data.
BERLIN (AP) — A German state governor has apologized for referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel as “little Merkel” during a recent online event, saying he had unintentionally displayed macho behavior. Bodo Ramelow, who governs the state of Thuringia, told German weekly Die Zeit that he greatly regretted using the term “Merkelchen” while talking chatting with other politicians and the public on the social networking app Clubhouse. Zeit on Wednesday quoted Ramelow saying that he should have used the diminutive form in reference to male politicians and doing so for a woman was “was dumb and appeared disrespectful.” The 64-year-old has also faced criticism for playing the game “Candy Crush” during lengthy video meetings with Merkel and other governors to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Justin is trying reassure Canadians his plan to vaccinate them is working despite what he calls are short term delays and criticism his government is not moving fast enough. Trudeau said that while there is a lot anxiety, Canada is still on track to get 6 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by the end of March and 20 million in the spring. He reiterated that all Canadians who want to be vaccinated will be by September.