Powering Virtualization, Applications, and Datacenter Transformation with Converged Solutions

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Published on January 16, 2014

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IT faces many issues these days. From service roll out schedule delays, inefficiencies, and disconnected processes, there are a lot of obstacles that can hold us back. Dell can help. We simplify IT services with converged solutions to help you get the most out of your products and services. See how converged infrastructure can help you gain control: http://del.ly/Converged

Powering virtualization, applications and datacenter transformation with converged solutions Steven Stover Dell Enterprise Solutions Group 2013

What issues does IT face today? Rolling out new IT services takes too long Just 29% of business users consider IT to be distributed, agile, & flexible 2013 Inefficient IT leads to difficulty supporting the business 28% Invest 48% Maintain 24% Replace/Expand existing Manual and disconnected processes impact service quality Up to 75% of downtime is caused by human error Source: InformationWeek survey of IT perception, October 2012. Forrester Research, Inc., Forrsights Budgets & Priorities Tracker Survey April, 2013. The causes & costs of data center system downtime – Advisory Board Q&A, June 2011

What else is driving convergence? 25X 80% Cloud 80% of cloud initiatives will be private and hybrid by 2014 2013 68% Data center traffic Operating costs 25X more bandwidth (I/O) per rack needed by 2015 In 2012, 68% of server-related spend was on management 240 BYOD, mobility & VDI Smartphone users work an average of 240 hours more per year 80% Virtualization 80% server virtualization by 2016

Convergence is a mixed message Is this flexibility & choice? Many providers taking a “one size fits all” approach 2013

Datacenter Transformation – the Optimized Enterprise Delivering innovation and value at any scale Operational Efficiency The new proprietaries Costly solutions where operational savings are consumed by high costs with a lock-in penalty $ Operational costs $$$ Capital costs Legacy systems Complex, monolithic systems that lock in and don’t scale Price/Performance 2013 The Optimized Enterprise Breakthrough performance and efficiency Increased agility Greater scalability Operational costs $ $ Capital costs Commodity systems and services $$$ $$$ Capital costs Operational costs Low-cost commodity components with no solutions value-add $$$ Operational costs $ Capital costs

Dell’s approach to Converged Infrastructure Technology enablers - consumable on your terms Unique benefits Converged Management Automation + Orchestration + Unified Resource Management = Cloud Enablement Converged Infrastructure Compute + Capacity + Networking = Virtualized Resource Pool 2013 • • • • • • • Automate application provisioning Enable workload mobility Reduced operational challenges • Transform IT from a cost Rapidly deploy & reclaim resources center to a center for Enable self-service by end users innovation Enabling chargeback or showback Capacity on demand • Increase IT velocity • • Shift budget from maintenance to mission success Simplified platform • • • • Combined benefit maintenance, control & • Gain critical administration data insights faster Seamless, modular scalability Reduced operational expense • Realize agility via unified Increase utilization & efficiency IT Service management Power & cooling benefits

Simplified IT services in the Optimized Enterprise • Discovery, deploym ent and lifecycle management • Integrated applications and systems management Converged Infrastructure End User Experience VDI UC&C Biz Apps Virtualized IaaS/Private cloud Active System Manager and 3rd party systems mgmt integration Solution Templates IT Admin Experience • Flexible pool of application resources compute, capacity, and networking • Intuitive infrastructure management 2013 Business Unit Experience Application & IT Services Heterogeneous Infrastructure Resources

Convergence: technology building blocks Converged Infrastructure Active Fabric: Converged networking • Dell PowerEdge M1000e - High Density, flexible IO options, unified management • Dell PowerEdge VRTX - Convergence for remote,/branch & departmental • Active Infrastructure for Applications (SAP HANA, Oracle, HPC, VDI) • Force10 - (FTOS) software defined networking; scale-out; nonblocking, non-oversubscribed • Wireless & branch solutions • Flexible interoperability – MXL, IO Aggregator Applications Converged Management • Native tools –infrastructure tools, hypervisor integration, management /instrumentation/monitoring • Virtualization mgmt - Foglight suite • Active System Manager – application provisioning, resource management, workload mobility • Multi-cloud manager 2013 Fluid Data: Storage Convergence • Dell EqualLogic - scaleout, unified, virtualized IP storage, array or blade. • Dell Compellent - scale-up virtualized FC, FCoE, auto -tiering

Dell converged platforms From office scale to enterprise scale PowerEdge VRTX Departmental / Branch PowerEdge M1000e Active Solutions Data center IT Automated & applicationcentric solutions • Solves complex IT needs for Enterprise data centers • Enables dynamic workload provisioning and automation • Solves basic IT needs for branch, departments and workgroup • No expert staff required • Wide range of server, storage, IO options • Application specific Converged architectures (Oracle, SAP, HPC) • Global management from one console (CMC), onsite or remote • Mixed/heavy workloads • Unified management with Active System Manager • Clusters & standalone apps (up to 4 server blades) 2013 • High performance & density (up to 32 server blades per chassis) • Flexible deployment options • Private cloud building blocks (high scalability)

Data center consulting expertise Proven to unlock efficiency Servers, platform consolidation & migration, HPCC Strategy, capacity planning & performance mgmt., data center consolidation & migration, operations Platform optimization Data center planning & management Networking Optimization, performance tuning, capacity planning VDI Capacity, efficiency, reliability optimization, site selection, design & commissioning, energy management 2013 Facilities efficiency Virtual desktop consulting and hosted VDI as a service

Active System Manager Unify environments, leverage existing investments, comprehensive integration Discover Define Deploy Maintain Get up & running quickly Capture best practices Rapidly deliver high quality workloads Evolve workloads as needs change • Quickly discover: auto-inventory available resources • Pool resources • Design templates & orchestrations: use out-of-box or create custom templates or; define workload lifecycle Accelerate IT Service Deployment 2013 • Deploy workloads: provisioning of infrastructure and workloads through defined templates Maximize IT Efficiency • Scale workloads: add or remove resources from workloads • Manage lifecycle: update or release resources as needed Strengthen IT Service Quality

Key benefits – Active System Manager Automation Automation of key tasks & functions as defined by IT requirements and best practices Centralization Active System Manager Automated service delivery through a unified management platform Consolidation of tools, processes and functions through a single console Operational savings Reduction in staff time and effort Accelerate IT service deployment Efficient Capital savings Maximize IT efficiency Accuracy High Quality Efficient utilization and control of server, storage and network resources Accurate and consistent management through process standardization Adaptability Flexibility to scale workloads in a predictable fashion as a response to planned and unplanned events 2013 Agile Strengthen IT service quality

Why is this an industry-leading approach? Active System Manager Open • Open and extensible An architecture that integrates IT, today & tomorrow • Heterogeneous Investment protection with multiple vendor infrastructure support 2013 Easy to Use • Intuitive From set-up to management with a simplified UI • Integrated 3rd party tools using APIs • Flexible Meet specific environment needs Automated • Accelerated time to value Automation of workload & infrastructure mgmt. • Accurate Consistent outcomes • Automation Across multiple physical and virtual layers Comprehensive • Converged management platform Single console view of your environment • Full Lifecycle Management Physical, virtual, heterog eneous infrastructure

Introducing Active System Manager 7.5 Simplicity and ease of use ASM 7.5 enables more choice and accelerates convergence for a broader range of customers • Enhanced user interface provides an intuitive, end-to-end infrastructure and workload automation experience through a single console • Streamlined deployment enabling faster time to value New modular architecture enables flexibility and extensibility • Broader 3rd party hardware support leveraging Dell IP and open source technologies • Easily extend the product to meet the needs of specific environments Automation • Automation of key tasks & functions as defined by IT requirements and best practices • Automated workload delivery and management of your converged infrastructure 2013 A Better Customer Experience Agility Accelerate IT service deployment Efficiency Maximize IT efficiency High Quality Strengthen IT service quality

Automating workload deployment Faster results and better staff focus on important tasks Challenge: • Deployment of applications took too long Indianapolis Airport Authority Owns and operates 6 airports serving 7 million passengers per year • Manual deployment processes were error prone and complex Results: • Accelerated deployment of apps & infrastructure with Active System Manager • Dramatically reduced time spent on routine tasks through automation and standardization 2013 Less admin staff cost -20% Reduction of staff management time -30% Less time on staging and rollout -50%

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Agile & scalable private cloud using pre-built reference architectures Time to value 6X faster Management tools 88% fewer Time to deploy virtual infrastructure 99% less 2013 Challenge: • Reduce the time to onboard and deploy new infrastructure, applications and IT Services • Reduce risk and maintain governance and control Results: • Faster provisioning of complex multitier workloads with ASM templates • Infrastructure on demand with prebuilt templates & self-service portal • Flexibly scale using reference architectures & leverage existing IT Brodart Pennsylvaniabased library solutions company

Virtual desktop rapid deployment Overcoming cloud client computing challenges Challenge: • Rapidly enable Client Mobility & BYOD Citrix XenDesktop and XenMobile POC for 500 users • Enhance manageability of virtual infrastructure lifecycle for VDI <1 day • Enable phased VDI rollout pilot to production Time to administer Results: • Turnkey solutions to deploy, configure & scale virtual infrastructure and VDI • Template-driven automation captures best practices & accelerates deployments • End-to-end unified management Fortune 50 Financial Services Institution 2013 Time to productivity ~10 min Reduction in admin tools 7 to 1

Convergence without compromise Most recommended 2X more 6X faster converged infrastructure compute nodes per rack implementation of new virtual infrastructure 1 console 99% fewer 45% better for deployment instead of 8 Steps to deploy complex virtual infrastructure system performance per watt 2013

Why partner with Dell? • Convergence on your terms – no matter your size or scale • Management choice, simplicity & integration • Intelligent infrastructure building blocks • Flexible deployment options • Key innovations that trend with customers and industry inflection points • End to end solutions from desktop to datacenter to cloud 2013 Dell Services • • • • • Infrastructure Consulting Application modernization Deployment Support services Cloud services Dell Infrastructure • • • • Servers Storage Networking Facilities Dell Software • Performance & Availability Management (Quest Foglight) • Data Protection (Quest vRanger and AppAssure) • Security & Governance (Quest and SonicWALL) • Windows Server Management (Quest) • Plug-ins and connectors (VMware and Microsoft)

Let’s get started Meet with Dell subject matter experts at the Solutions Showcase Gain hands on experience, see demonstrations in the Solutions Showcase Schedule a post-event Whiteboard Session to address your specific requirements. Contact your account team for details. Visit a Dell Solution Center near you: Austin • New York City • Washington D.C. Chicago • Santa Clara • Mexico City • Sao Paolo Visit http://del.ly/Converged 2013


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