Dell EMC President of Global Channels, OEM and IoT Solutions Joyce Mullen recently told CRN how we are focusing heavily on driving better collaboration between its direct sales teams and channel partners. Dell EMC partners continue to make the difference, our partners deliver on the promise of IT, digital, security and workforce transformation.In this episode of Dell EMC The Source, our Partner Spotlight is on FusionStorm. FusionStorm is an award-winning IT solution provider with national U.S. coverage and global distribution capabilities.Back in 2015, FusionStorm’s Regional Vice President – Southwest Jason Myers shared with Senior Vice President of Global Channel for Dell EMC Cheryl Cook on our Direct2Dell blog that:“Dell has shown tremendous consistency and momentum in its channel partner program while laying the groundwork for innovation that will pay dividends for years to come. As a result, we’ve enjoyed a great partnership and driven 120 percent growth in our business with Dell this year.”And in 2016, they were named Dell EMC’s Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year.In 2017 CRN named FusionStorm to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.I sat down with Dan Serpico, CEO FusionStorm during the Global Partner Summit 2018. We talked partnership and extending Dell Technologies infrastructure to solutions providers and joint customers. FusionStorm is a leader in hyper-converged infrastructure helping our customers deploy faster, driving business results.Serpico told CRN in February this year that Dell, in fact, is now FusionStorm’s number one brand with profitability for the vendor at an all-time high with the FusionStorm sales force.Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
Based on previous experience, this winter, we’ll be hearing about storms heading our way from the Atlantic. Maybe you are thinking of buying a new car this year and want to check out its safety record? Alternatively, you might be interested in advances in the diagnosis of genetic diseases?Compute-intensive tasksAll these seemingly different scenarios have something in common! Yes – weather modelling, car crash simulation testing and genome-sequencing are all compute-intensive tasks that need huge amounts of processing power. Other vertical industries include defence and security, geographic information engineering, financial high frequency trading plus oil and gas exploration. These are all areas where High Performance Computer Clusters (HPCs) come into their own.High-cost and locked-inTraditionally, HPCs were built using high-cost, proprietary hardware platforms, designed specifically for a single use case. As a result, they were the preserve of very large organisations that could afford to invest millions of dollars. They were costly to design, maintain and upgrade, and of course, different HPCs – using different protocols – typically didn’t speak to one another. What’s more, the traditional HPC solution was delivered in component parts rather than an integrated, fully tested appliance. This added cost, time and complexity.Open standardsFast forward to today. The industry is transforming, thanks to open standards and non-proprietary hardware platforms, based on standard IT technology, pioneered by companies like Dell EMC. This has not only made HPCs affordable, it is also enabling increased use of ground-breaking applications like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, genome-sequencing and Finance and KAFKA-ingest streaming. Increasingly, we are seeing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) being deployed across a range of on-premise platforms and cloud infrastructure to deliver a big step-change in application performance and energy-efficiency.CollaborationExactly why I’m so excited that the division I head up, Dell EMC OEM, is now collaborating with BittWare, a leading supplier of FPGA-based accelerated computing solutions. Together, we are bringing Enterprise-class OEM solutions to the market, allowing customers to drive the most demanding data visualisation and rendering workloads.Choice and flexibilityFor me, it’s all about customer choice, cost and flexibility. You get a 1U high-density, rack-mounted PowerEdge server appliance solution that has been optimised for accelerators and includes the BittWare FPGA Compute Node. Forget about getting a bag of component parts! This is an integrated, customised, production-ready solution that has been tested and validated in our labs by our HPC team and backed up by award-winning support and a fast go-to-market strategy. Think affordable, robust, scalable technology from two top vendors. Information available here.My counterpart, Craig Petrie, VP Marketing of FPGA Solutions at BittWare, a Molex company, hit the nail on the head, when he said, “Packaging disruptive technology in this way massively de-risks customer investments, allowing them to unlock the dramatic benefits of FPGAs in a cost-effective manner.” I couldn’t agree more!I believe that Dell EMC OEM and BittWare are in a great position to lead the way in FPGA technology and disrupt the market for the benefit of customers. Are you using HPC technology? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your comments and questions.Learn more about Dell EMC OEM at dellemc.com/oemLearn more about our joint solution here: https://www.bittware.com/facnKeep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @dellemcoem and @dermotatdellJoin our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page here
Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:58Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -14:58 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Cybercriminals are opportunistic by nature, altering their attack methods to compromise endpoints and access critical data. This is never truer than during times of change such as now with the overnight shift to a global remote workforce. With cybercriminals ramping up activity, organizations need to protect their remote workers starting with the devices they use to get their jobs done.One area attackers will target is the PC BIOS, the core system built deep inside the PC that controls critical operations like booting the PC and ensuring a secure configuration. To protect against BIOS attacks, organizations need built-in security solutions to protect endpoints. In response, Dell Technologies is introducing Dell SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack (IoA) to further protect our commercial PCs, which are already the most secure in the industry. SafeBIOS Events & IoA uses behavior-based threat detection, at the BIOS level, to detect advanced endpoint threats.With remote work increasing security gaps and the high economic pressure for businesses large and small to perform, Dell Technologies is arming customers with security solutions and best practices to better secure their PCs so they can stay focused on serving their end customers.Dell SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of AttackAs workforces transition to remote work nearly overnight, organizations need to ensure their workers’ PCs are secure, starting below the operating system in the BIOS. Securing the BIOS is particularly critical because a compromised BIOS can potentially provide an attacker with access to all data on the endpoint, including high-value targets like credentials. In a worst-case scenario, attackers can leverage a compromised BIOS to move within an organization’s network and attack the broader IT infrastructure.Organizations need the ability to detect when a malicious actor is on the move, altering BIOS configurations on endpoints as part of a larger attack strategy. SafeBIOS now provides the unique ability to generate Indicators of Attack on BIOS configurations, including changes and events that can signal an exploit. When BIOS configuration changes are detected that indicate a potential attack, security and IT teams are quickly alerted in their management consoles, allowing for swift isolation and remediation. SafeBIOS Events & IoA provides IT teams the visibility into BIOS configuration changes and analyzes these for potential threats – even during an ongoing attack.Detection at this level allows organizations to respond to advanced threats quickly and successfully, interrupting the attack chain before it’s able to do more damage. The SafeBIOS Events & IoA utility is available globally today for download on Dell commercial PCs as part of the Dell Trusted Device solution.Helping Organizations Securely Work from HomeAs many organizations enable remote working, it is critical they have the security tools and knowledge to work safely and securely. That’s why Dell Technologies is offering existing customers flexible endpoint security solutions to help them:Better secure today’s new working model as quickly as possible with VMware Carbon Black who has eliminated endpoint limits until June 20, 2020.Pressure test remote work deployments with Secureworks’ accelerated vulnerability assessments, and get faster deployment and flexible payment options for Secureworks’ managed detection and response and incident response solutions.Securely deploy work-from-home devices with Dell Technologies who is offering temporary licenses for Dell Encryption until August 1, 2020.For companies who have recently taken their workforces remote, check out this informational webcast interview with Dell Technologies Chief Security Officer John Scimone for insight into the broad range of security issues organizations face when supporting a remote workforce.  Based on Dell internal analysis, January 2019
BOSTON (AP) — Travelers at airports are describing widespread disruptions during this week’s snowstorm in the northeastern U.S. Keno Walter-White said Tuesday that he got stranded at Newark Liberty International Airport after his flight was canceled and bus and tram services were suspended. The Las Vegas man says he has been snowed in at the New Jersey airport for three days. Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeastern U.S. are getting back up and running in the region as the snowstorm fades. It dropped as much as 30 inches in northern New Jersey. Bands of snow continue through parts of the region, but the worst is over.