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Dell NetVault and vRanger are Alive and Kicking; Interview with Dell’s Michael Grant, Part 3

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Every now and then I hear rumors in the market place that the only backup software product that Dell puts any investment into is Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery while it lets NetVault and vRanger wither on the vine. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this third and final part of my interview series with Michael Grant, director of data protection product marketing for Dell’s systems and information management group, he refutes those rumors and illustrates how both the NetVault and vRanger products are alive and kicking within Dell’s software portfolio.

SimpliVity Puts Enterprise Data Centers Squarely in its Sights with OmniStack 3.5 Release

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The end game for many hyper-converged providers is pretty clear: make inroads into enterprise data centers. To do that, however, requires that these solutions bring to market the features and functionality that enterprises expect and need to effectively and easily manage them short and long term. SimpliVity’s introduction of more automation and orchestration tools into its OmniStack 3.5 product should put enterprises on notice that SimpliVity has their data centers squarely in its sights.

Hyper-converged Infrastructure Adoption is a Journey, not a Destination

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Few data center technologies currently generate more buzz than hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. By combining compute, data protection, flash, scale-out, and virtualization into a single self-contained unit, organizations get the best of what each of these individual technologies has to offer with the flexibility to implement each one in such a way that it matches their specific business needs. Yet organizations must exercise restraint in how many attributes they ascribe to hyper-converged infrastructure solutions as their adoption is a journey, not a destination.

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