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  • Case Studies // Dec 2014

    Fitness Chain Facilitates Merger With Quick Email Migration

    SATS ELIXIA is a leading fitness chain in the Nordic region. The company's 435,000 members enjoy modern, functional and individual personal training and group exercise at 160 training clubs. SATS ELIXIA needed to migrate 1,000 users from one chain's Exchange 2010 organization to the other's Office365 (Exchange Online) tenant with...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Dell Click Frenzy

    Dell Cyber Sale: Save Big Now on selected Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and all-in-one systems.

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2014

    Publisher Gives Data Protection Solution Five Stars

    MPS Limited is one publishing company that has taken hold of this digital world to create a dynamically successful business. MPS Limited was building a scalable and easy-to-manage IT infrastructure, and also needed a backup and recovery solution to match the high-performance environment. MPS Limited implemented a solution based on...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    University IT Team Saves One Full-Time Headcount

    The Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University prepares students for careers in media, design, and performing and visual arts. Westphal IT chose Dell KACE to assist with a mandatory security initiative and address IT pain points of patching and application distribution to 800 desktops that regularly...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    Early-Adopter School Gives Next-Generation Firewall an 'A+'

    Manor Lakes P-12 College is an exciting and developing college that is committed to inclusive education. The internet is now tightly woven into many education programs. It helps inform and engage students during class time with their teachers. Manor Lakes P-12 College wanted to improve internet access for students and...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2014

    College Gets Top-Class Software Management Tools

    Lowanna College is one of three large government secondary education providers in the Latrobe Valley with a clear will to establishing itself as a centre of educational excellence in the Gippsland Region. Lowanna College wanted to create and maintain a highly engaging learning environment by getting the best out of...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Enhancing Employee Flexibility While Reducing IT Complexity

    Dell employees depend on computers and mobile devices for various daily work functions, from software development to sales and marketing. Dell wanted to provide new computing options for employees while reducing IT complexity and controlling costs. The company adopted Dell Desktop Workspace, which provides a secure enterprise workspace for a...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Boosting Mobile Internet Subscriptions Across the Country

    NQ Mobile in China has become a leading provider of mobile internet services to this burgeoning market. With a world class research and development team, and the continued release of new services, the company has millions of customers globally. NQ Mobile needed to improve areas of its mobile internet cloud,...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Local Government Defines Recipe for Desktop Efficiency

    Marne & Gondoire is a public sector industry, located in France. Its infrastructure, which supports 18 cities, had grown over time. To support greater efficiency across the county authority, Marne & Gondoire looked for a comprehensive set of tools to help its small IT administration team improve control of its...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    University Cuts Enrollment Time by 50 Percent

    Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands, with 19,000 students enrolled in more than 100 study programs. To improve business agility, enhance security and control costs, Radboud University needed effective identity management and governance. They chose Dell to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Dell...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Bids on AtomSphere

    Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest industrial auctioneer. Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) has experienced consistent year-over-year growth, with more than $3.8 billion of equipment, trucks and other assets sold in 2013. RBA needed to reengineer its business processes and supporting systems to keep up with business growth....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    University Migrates Email With No Disruption

    Founded in 1908, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is a forward thinking and comprehensive metropolitan university. The University of Nebraska at Omaha had undertaken a project to migrate 4,200 users and 2,400 mailboxes from Notes to Office 365 using migration tools from another provider. The university implemented Dell Migrator...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Telecommunications Company Efficiently Supports Distributed and Growing Workforce

    BroadSoft, the leading innovator of Voice over IP (VoIP) applications, is the backbone of the networks of more than 500 telecommunications service providers. To efficiently support its distributed and growing workforce, BroadSoft needed to replace its manual systems management processes and home-grown issue tracking tool. BroadSoft's small IT team now...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Dynamic Data Protection Drives Double-Digit Growth

    Bluegrass Computer Services, a leading IT support company in the south west of England, provides a wide range of remote support services to Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Bluegrass saw that many Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) lacked effective disaster recovery strategies to protect growth. The service provider identified this...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Ensuring an Easy & Complete Migration

    The National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA) is a voluntary organization with members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. They needed to migrate content from Lotus Domino.Doc to SharePoint on a fairly short schedule. With Migrator for Notes to SharePoint and...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Expanding English Language Reach With Shared Infrastructure

    Kru Somsri's English School in Thailand specializes in providing 11- to 16-yearold students with supplementary after school tuition in English to supplement their education and improve their chances of university entry and job prospects. Kru Somsri's English School wanted a new scalable infrastructure that would help it remotely manage servers...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Leading Wireless Provider Improves Its Customer Experience With a Successful 4G LTE Rollout

    U.S. Cellular operates in 126 markets across 26 states. It has more than 300 retail store locations across the country, and serves more than 20 million direct and indirect subscribers. As part of its expansion to a 4G LTE network, U.S. Cellular sought a network security and secures remote access...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Network Security Gets a Complete Makeover

    Benetton has a major presence in Spain, with more than 300 stores across the country. Benetton Spain looked to enhance store operations across the country by gaining better control of network connections between 100 stores and at head office. Benetton has a major presence in Spain, with more than 300...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Casino enjoys secure, reliable data protection with AppAssure

    Casino New Brunswick is a four-diamond resort complex enterprise with a wide range of IT requirements for its diverse businesses. A manual, tape-based approach to backup and recovery was creating headaches not only were IT staff spending hours manually swapping tapes and monitoring multiple backup processes, but backup traffic was...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Hotel Cuts Deployment Time by 87 Percent

    1859 Historic Hotels is a management company that operates 11 independent hotels and resorts in Texas. To enable staff to better serve customers and to ensure PCI compliance, 1859 Historic Hotels needed to streamline the process of remotely deploying and updating machines across its many properties. With the Dell KACE...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Fire Service Fights Data Backup Woes

    Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) is responsible for fire suppression and control throughout the state of Tasmania. To deliver disaster recovery capabilities and minimize the use of time-consuming tape storage, Tasmania Fire Service needed a data backup and recovery strategy which was cost-effective and easy to manage. The fire service achieved...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Online Matches Made in Heaven

    eHarmony invests heavily in the IT infrastructure that underpins its matching engine and ancillary services. To deliver the best personalized services for subscribers and help them make a lasting match, eHarmony needs to replicate and analyze data from its production database in real time. The dating site replaced complex, legacy...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    A Solid Foundation for Greater Productivity

    DIRAK, headquartered in Germany, designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality latching, locking, gasket and hinging systems. To ensure continued success, DIRAK looked to upgrade its IT infrastructure, enhancing the platform supporting its warehouse operations and enterprise resource planning system. The company deployed a Dell PowerEdge VRTX shared infrastructure solutions platform as...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Ferry Service Protects Its Website and Ticketing System

    Cross sound ferry enables over one million passengers and road vehicles to travel conveniently. To ensure business continuity, Cross sound ferry needed to replace its tape-based backup and recovery solution. They needed reliable, automated backups that would not impact production systems, as well as fast recovery that was not limited...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    School Unifies and Protects Rich Academics with High Performance

    Founded in 1925, Queenwood School for Girls is an independent, non-denominational, Christian day school located in Sydney, Australia. Queenwood School for Girls needed a reliable solution that would back up and replicate data across campus locations, with easy day-to-day management and fast recovery times. The Queenwood School implemented Dell AppAssure,...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Singapore Education Group Builds Highly-Connected Campus

    Raffles Education Corporation Limited is the largest private education group in Asia Pacific, operating 34 colleges in 31 cities across 12 countries. Moving to new permanent premises provided Raffles Education Corporation Limited and its Singapore campus with the opportunity to design a network optimized for staff and student connectivity and...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Resort Management Company Saves $80,000 With AppAssure

    With nine premier Florida resorts and nearly 1,000 units to manage and additional non-rental services to provide for 2,000+ units and 12+ outlets, Resort Collection has its hands full. Resort Collection needed a backup and recovery solution that would enable more frequent backups of its mission critical data and enable...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Total Petrochemicals Migrates From Notes to SharePoint With No Data Loss

    Total Petrochemicals is one of the largest publicly-traded oil and gas companies in the world. Total Petrochemicals needed to migrate from Lotus Notes to a new Microsoft environment without data loss or business disruption. Total Petrochemicals implemented Dell Migrator for Notes to SharePoint and Quick Apps for SharePoint in order...

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  • White Papers // May 2014

    Dell Antivirus Protection for Virtual Desktops

    Dell virtual desktop solutions include the hardware, software, and services to centralize workforce data on servers, rather than on individual desktops. Dell Virtual Integrated System management architecture provides the tools that businesses need in order to design, implement, and maintain VDI environments.Read this whitepaper to find out more.

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  • White Papers // May 2014

    Dell Cloud Client DVS Adoption

    Desktop virtualization can provide clear and quantifiable benefits to organizations of all sizes. However, many organizations have approached adoption of desktop virtualization with caution because deployments are perceived to be complex, and there are lingering concerns about security, performance, and cost.This whitepaper illustrates why desktop virtualization is quickly approaching an...

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  • White Papers // May 2014

    Dell Mobility and Desktop Virtualization Alternate Devices

    The business world is getting more mobile every day, and the trend is not likely to change anytime soon, with the introduction and deployment of increasingly sophisticated wireless devices and the ever-increasing reach and availability of high speed networks, end users will have unprecedented access to information and mobile applications.This...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: Direct Networks – Desktops in the Cloud

    For small businesses, equipping every employee with their own computer can be a costly proposition. Every dollar spent on technology is one less that can be directed to other essential investments, such as marketing and product development.This case study explores why more and more small businesses are embracing Bring Your...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: China Power – Optimisation of Operation through Virtualisation

    To meet the expanding demands of the organization’s role within China’s power industry, China PowerComplete Equipment Company needed to consolidate its physical infrastructure, which was increasingly complex to manage.This case study explores why the company selected Dell to virtualize its data center on Dell™ PowerEdge servers, Dell EqualLogic storage and...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Powering Business With Efficiency and Capacity

    For ATMI, business is all about efficiency. ATMI is the company, which provides specialty materials and materials handling and delivery solutions for semiconductor. ATMI needed to increase server and storage efficiency, meet business needs faster, and reduce operating costs. The company deployed Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell compellent storage, Dell networking...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Students and Teachers Get Access to Educational Software 71 Percent Faster

    Ackerman Charter School District recognizes the importance of technology in education today. To provide the best education, it needs its computers in peak condition. Using manual processes, and employing one IT staff member to manage hundreds of devices, computers were months or even years behind in updates, and increasingly vulnerable...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    IT Services Company Achieves Unified Access Governance for All Users

    Colt Technology Services is an international network and IT services company that delivers integrated computing and network services to customers worldwide. To improve security and ensure compliance with industry regulations, Colt Technology Services needed a streamlined way to provision and govern access for both general and privileged users to 19,000...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Housing Authority Reduces Backup & Recovery Workload by 30 - 50%

    The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation (HACN) is dedicated to helping all Cherokee citizens with housing needs. To ensure delivery of critical services, the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation (HACN) needed a backup and recovery solution that was reliable, efficient and easy to use. With Dell AppAssure, HACN...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Simplifying Global Identity and Access Management

    Dell has grown to a global enterprise technology company with annual sales nearing $60 billion and more than 150,000 employees. Dell IT needed to meet global compliance regulations and determined that it needed to replace its inadequate, legacy identity management solution as well as offer cost- and effort-saving automation. Dell...

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  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Bank Receives 100 Percent ROI on Exchange Migration

    OTP Bank is one of the leading banks in Ukraine; it is part of OTP Group, which operates in eight Eastern European countries and serves 12 million customers through 1,500 branches. OTP Bank needed to ensure that the transition was fast and seamless for its 3,000 users. With notes migrator...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Wendy's Franchisee Ensures PCI DSS Compliance

    DavCo Restaurants is one of the top five Wendy's franchisees, employing approximately 4,500 people. In order to become PCI DSS compliant and securely transmit credit card transactions over the Internet, DavCo needed to deploy firewalls at all restaurant sites to ensure they were adequately segmenting the network and securing credit...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A Layman's Explanation of the Role of IT Racks in Cooling Your Data Center

    Unless it is an actively cooled rack (i.e. one with a cooling coil, which looks like a radiator), the rack is a passive player in the thermal system. The amount of IT systems the rack can "Cool" depends on the room's ability to deliver adequate temperature air to the rack....

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Rack Infrastructure Effects on Thermal Performance of a Server

    This paper focuses on quantifying the impacts of a Cable Management Arm and the doors of an IT equipment rack on the airflow through a 1U server. While Dell has historically tested rack-mounted servers and storage equipment in an IT rack, the results were used as a pass/fail criteria for...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Energy Advantages of Containment Systems

    Improved cooling techniques are essential to extend the life of existing data center facilities. The use of containment - a method of separating supply (cold) and return (hot) air to more effectively cool the IT equipment in a data center - ensures that room and equipment temperatures can be better...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    DELL Best Practices Guide for Rack Enclosures

    The Dell PowerEdge Rack Enclosures are offered in two sizes, 24U (2420) and 42U (4220). The Dell 2420 and 4220 Rack Enclosures are designed to hold and protect server, network, and data storage equipment. The Dell Rack Enclosure is a sturdy, practical design that is solidly built and delivered with...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Deploying Microsoft SQL Server With Dell EqualLogic PS5000 Series Storage Arrays

    This white paper provides a reference design, architectural overview, and configuration guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition with SP2 with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2. This architecture is presented as an integrated solution that uses Dell PowerEdge R805 servers and Dell EqualLogic PS5000-series iSCSI storage...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Simple Switch Mode: Port Aggregator Feature White Paper - DELL PowerConnect M6220 and M8024

    This white paper discusses the Port Aggregator feature of the Dell PowerConnect M6220 and M8024 software. The Port Aggregator feature minimizes the administration required for managing the Dell PowerConnect M6220 and M8024. The Dell PowerConnect M6220 is a Layer 3, Gigabit Ethernet switch blade based on the Dell PowerConnect 6200...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Dell OptiPlex FX160 Thin Client System Management: End-to-End Computing

    The Dell OptiPlex FX160 is a low cost, low maintenance thin client device for organizations that want to enable users to perform tasks or access programs using a browser or virtual desktop solution such as Citrix Xen Desktop. Users can range from administrative assistants and data entry workers to users...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Advanced File Sharing and Management

    Dell NX4 offers a variety of advanced features that can help organizations achieve storage efficiency and lower TCO, including data deduplication that can reduce required storage capacity and an open API that works with third-party policy engines to enable tiered storage access. To keep data safe and available, Dell NX4...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Upgrading to Dell | EMC CX4 Series Storage Systems: Applied Technology

    This white paper presents the presales considerations for upgrading to Dell/EMC CX4 series storage systems. It explores the choice of buying a new system versus leveraging existing assets by performing a data-in-place upgrade. The Dell/EMC CX4 series storage systems offer a data-in-place upgrade capability: As users' performance, capacity, or functionality...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Comprehending the Tradeoffs Between Deploying Oracle Database on RAID 5 and RAID 10 Storage Configurations

    Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology is used to improve performance and availability of the underlying storage arrays for any application. With RAID implementations, performance is improved by distributing I/O across many physical disks and availability is increased with the data rebuilding capability. But both high availability and high...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Networking Best Practices: For VMware Infrastructure 3 on Dell PowerEdge Blade Servers

    This whitepaper provides an overview of the networking architecture for VMware Infrastructure 3 on Dell PowerEdge blade servers. It provides best practices for deploying and configuring network in the VMware environment. References to other guides for step by step instructions are provided. The intended audiences for this whitepaper are systems...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    SIP Trunking With Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2

    The Voice over IP solution is not only limited to corporate LAN infrastructure but has also extended to the World Wide Web This expansion is facilitated by VoIP carriers or SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunk service providers, which allow corporate VoIP environments to communicate over the Internet and connect to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Dell | Citrix XenServer Dell Edition Reference Architecture: Virtualization Solutions Engineering

    This Dell Virtualization Reference Architecture (RA) white paper describes validated architectures for Dell|Citrix XenServer Dell Edition virtual infrastructures. The Virtualization RA is intended to provide customers with an example basis to consider, evaluate, and select the Dell virtualization solution components that best fit their requirements. This paper is not intended...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Maintaining High Availability for Enterprise Voice in Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007

    The Enteprise Voice feature is dependent on various components of Office Communication Server 2007 and telephony infrastructure. High availability for each of these components can be ensured via various methods as outlined above. Choice of implementation may depend on various factors such as cost, complexity, and availability levels achieved Business...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    DELL PowerEdge Deployment Guide

    The purpose of this paper is to provide tips on deploying Microsoft operating systems to Dell PowerEdge servers. This paper will not cover how to setup a deployment infrastructure, but rather the modifications needed to allow an existing deployment setup to work with the 11th Generation PowerEdge servers. This paper...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Best Practices for Deploying SSDs in an Oracle OLTP Environment Using Dell EqualLogic Storage

    This white paper demonstrates the benefit of SSD arrays with real-world applications; Dell Labs tested the capabilities of SSDs using an Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) workload. The database was implemented in a tiered storage model that includes the latest Dell EqualLogic PS6000 arrays with SAS HDD and SSD drives. This...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on Dell Systems Running VMware ESX

    This paper provides an overview of deploying Exchange 2007 Server in a virtualized environment using VMware 3.5 Update 3 on Dell PowerEdge Servers and EqualLogic iSCSI storage array. In this paper a solution building block is proposed for 4000 mailbox users to deploy in an ESX environment running on Dell...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Deploying Operating System Images on Latitude and Precision e-Series Systems Using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

    IT departments typically manage a heterogeneous mix of decentralized client hardware and various software applications. Administration of large scale enterprises requires the use of centralized systems management processes that use consistent methods for managing the diverse network clients. Some typical I/T administrator activities involve deploying standardized corporate operating system images...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Oracle Optimized Warehouse on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell/EMC Storage

    This white paper provides an architectural overview and configuration guidelines for deploying Oracle Optimized Warehouses on Enterprise Linux 5.2, Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell/EMC storage. Using the knowledge gained through joint development, testing and support with Oracle and EMC, this Dell Reference Configuration documents "best practices" that can help speed...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Achieving Storage Efficiency With Data Deduplication

    The Celerra Data Deduplication feature adds to Dell NX4's impressive storage efficiency capabilities by intelligently reducing space usage and providing further storage efficiency. One can optimize the use of the existing storage environment for file system data through single instancing and compression. A combination of file-level deduplication and compression represents...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Consolidating DSS Workloads on Dell PowerEdge 11G Servers Using Oracle 11g Database Replay

    Any server consolidation project must be preceded by a well-planned effort to predict the energy consumption and performance capacity of the new platform as compared to the legacy environment. This paper shows how one can use the Oracle Database Replay feature as a reliable tool to help in server consolidation...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Backup and Recovery of Oracle Database on Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI Storage

    Backup and Recovery is one of the most essential aspects of Oracle database administration. Businesses need to back up important data to protect themselves against various types of failures. During backup, copies of the Oracle data are made so that these copies may be used to restore the original in...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    iSCSI for TL-Series Tape Libraries: Direct Attach a Dell PowerVault TL2000 / TL4000 to an iSCSI SAN

    To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series of tape libraries (Dell PowerVault TL2000 & TL4000). This offering allows a customer to directly attach a tape backup target to their iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with little to no degradation in transfer...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    VMware ESXi Systems Management on Dell PowerEdge Servers

    Virtualization has become a key tool in enterprise IT environments, enabling flexible resource management and optimized hardware utilization while helping simplify IT operations. By enabling IT staff to dynamically reprovision resources as needed, it can also help avoid planned downtime, enhance testing and development, and support rapid disaster recovery. VMware...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2009

    Leading Biotech Company Works With Dell ISG to Launch Medical Device With Best-in-Class User Interface

    Trinity Biotech wanted to launch a new haemostasis analyser. This required standardised hardware from a solution provider who understood the challenges of regulatory compliance. Dell OEM Industry Solutions Group (ISG) provided a desktop to support Trinity's custom-built software. As a Trinity approved supplier, Dell simplified the compliance process. Custom Factory...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Dell PowerVault DL2000 Backup Performance

    This whitepaper evaluates the throughput performance capabilities of the PowerVault DL2000 in its two hardware configurations - Value Series and Performance Optimized1. With this information, the end-user will be able to accurately size their backup infrastructure to meet backup window requirements by scaling the number of DL2000s needed for their...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Realization of Virtualization

    As virtualization proves its mettle throughout the enterprise, companies of all sizes are looking for ways to reap the rewards without succumbing to the traditional complexity. Dell's virtualization solution paired with Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, featuring Hyper-V technology and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008, is a business-ready virtual...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Integrating Blade Solutions With EqualLogic SANs

    There are many ways that blade enclosures can be attached to a Dell EqualLogic SAN. This paper has reviewed three ways, but depending on the blade enclosure design features there may be other options. Each of the three architecture strategies presented here provides different trade-offs in cost, complexity, and scalability....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Advanced File Sharing and Management in the Dell NX4

    The Dell NX4 Network Attached Storage (NAS) device goes beyond simple file servers to provide advanced features ranging from point-in-time snapshots and replication to deduplication, file-level retention, and tiered storage access. Combined with support for both Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Fibre Channel, this system can help meet enterprise-class requirements, simplify...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Optimizing the Data Center: New Dell Servers and the Dell Energy Smart Architecture

    The Dell Energy Smart architecture, including new 11th-generation Dell PowerEdge servers, provides a comprehensive, system-wide approach to balancing performance with energy efficiency. By focusing on four key tenets - design, measurement, control, and reporting - this architecture can support scalable, energy-efficient infrastructures that can help optimize performance per watt and...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Configuring Deduplication for High Performance

    The Dell PowerVault DL2000 - Powered by CommVault Simpana 8 Advanced Deduplication Edition delivers end-to-end block-based deduplication to significantly reduce MediaAgent disk storage requirements. This paper discusses how to configure deduplication for primary storage policy copies on the PowerVault DL2000 magnetic library to achieve the high performance. The Deduplication Performance...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 on Dell Systems Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

    In this paper, various configurations of Exchange Server 2007 are tested in physical and virtual environments to evaluate the performance scalability and to understand the sizing requirements for Exchange Server 2007 in a virtualized environment. Performance is measured for a Mailbox Server configured within a virtual machine hosting 1000 to...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Deploying UEFI-Aware Operating Systems on Dell PowerEdge Servers

    The UEFI specification defines an interface between operating systems and platform firmware. The interface consists of data tables that contain platform-related information, plus boot and runtime service calls that are available to the operating system and its loader. Together, these provide a standard, modern environment for booting an operating system...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Dell Solid State Disk (SSD) Drives: Storage Solutions for Select PowerEdge Servers

    Dell recently introduced the industry's fastest Enterprise class storage medium, Solid State Disk Drives (SSDs) in select Power Edge servers. Solid State, the use of NAND Flash as a storage medium versus traditional rotating disks, is not a new idea. Consumer electronics have made use of NAND Flash at small...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Cabling the Dell PowerEdge T610

    This white paper describes recommended cable routing procedures, both with and without the optional Cable Management Arm (CMA) for the Dell PowerEdge T610 in the following racks like PowerEdge 4210, PowerEdge 2410, PowerEdge 4220 and PowerEdge 2420. If using the optional CMA, following these procedures will allow to extend the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Systems Manageability of VMware ESXi on Dell PowerEdge Servers

    This paper provides a high-level overview of the manageability aspects of the VMware ESXi solution on Dell PowerEdge Servers. It discusses the various facets of manageability and the management tools that an IT Administrator can use to deploy, monitor, inventory, configure, and update an ESXi system. Virtualization has entered the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Thermal Design of the Dell PowerEdge T610, R610, and R710 Servers

    Dell wants to simplify IT for its customers by developing energy-efficient servers that are easier to integrate into power and cooling challenged environments. The custom thermal design of latest server generation has reduced the power-to-cool ratio over last generation by at least 50%. Flexible BIOS options, dynamic fan speed control,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Dell PowerEdge Servers 2009 - Memory

    Dell servers released in early 2009 will use the new Intel Core i7 CPUs that support the new DDR3 memory technology. Each CPU has three separate Memory Controller Hubs (MCHs) within the CPU package; memory transactions no longer need to transfer between the CPU and another external device. DDR3 memory...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Unified Server Configurator Security Overview

    Dell introduces the Unified Server Controller (USC) as a part of the latest PowerEdge server embedded management capability that facilitates IT administrators to perform various operations without the use of any media. USC is a one stop shop that enables operating system deployment with integrated driver installations, firmware updates, hardware...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Unified Server Configurator: IT and Systems Management Overview

    Systems management has typically been a key part of the IT administrator's job. Being able to install an operating system, updating firmware to satisfy function and policies requirements, configuring devices and getting the most out of an IT network are integral aspects of this role. Over the years, Dell has...

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