Dell Edge Gateway 3000 Series Pushes Computing Further to the Edge

first_imgSince I barely stand five feet tall, a t-shirt I’ve seen and often contemplated buying says “I’m not small, I’m fun-sized!” Well, I think that could also make a great tagline for something our vice president and general manager of Internet of Things (IoT) Andy Rhodes called “small and mighty.”He was referring to the Edge Gateway 3000 Series we launched at Mobile World Congress today, which will enable our customers to connect the unconnected where they couldn’t before.Edge computing is predicted to be the next multibillion dollar technology market. But what is it?One way to illustrate is to look at some of the ideal locations for the Edge Gateway 3000. They include places like a refrigerator trailer, a remote oil pump in the desert, digital signs in an elevator, inside of the HVAC units on a roof-top of a casino, even in the car you drive – or the car you let drive you.You see edge computing means rather than sending a lot of data back to a central location before processing it, the ability to start processing can begin at the edges of the network. Internet-connected devices, the Internet of Things, can analyze and generate knowledge from the data at the source.The Gateway 3000 Series joins Dell’s line of IoT-enabling hardware including the Edge Gateway 5000 Series, and  Embedded Box PC 3000 and 5000 Series.These products are already enabling our customers to do some pretty cool things that bring you benefits you probably haven’t even realized. For instance, did you know that 33 percent of all food is wasted because of spoilage caused by inefficient supply chains?Many retail and grocery store food refrigeration units are managed locally with a store clerk and a clipboard. If a failure occurs, tons of food could be wasted. IMS Evolve, a U.K.-based dynamic monitoring company and a Dell IoT Solutions partner helps prevent this by connecting those refrigeration units and levering edge computing to automate alerts and enable proactive service that improves your food quality.“We saw a great potential partner with the same vision and architectural approach to IoT,” says Jason Kay, chief commercial officer at IMS Evolve. “Dell’s supply chain, its existing relationships with prospective customers, and its ability to deploy and support environments at massive scale opens doors for us.”The new Edge Gateway 3000 Series is designed by our expert team of rugged product engineers and put through a rigorous 10-step testing process in our IoT Labs. It’s ideal for both fixed and mobile use cases requiring smaller sensor networks, tight spaces and simpler analytics. The product line was designed per tens of thousands of hours of feedback through customer advisory councils, industry consortiums and market feedback.For example, The Weir Group, a customer of ours that has embarked on a Digital Transformation journey to transform the historically traditional mining industry.“Together, we’re building solutions based on Dell Edge Gateways for some of the world’s most challenging industrial environments that will allow us to easily monitor large, remote equipment and make better business decisions based on the data,” said Andrew Neilson, director of strategy, The Weir Group.The 3000 Series includes three unique models that broaden the use cases of our technology from such large equipment to embedded solutions in the industrial automation, digital signage and transportation markets.Remember that car I mentioned that might be driving you one day? Well… probably before that happens for most of us, our Edge Gateway 3002 (spot it in the photo above) will be helping manage a transportation fleet or connecting shipping containers and refrigerated trucks.The Dell Edge Gateway 3000 Series will be available in early summer 2017 in select countries. And with its greater ruggedness for extreme environments, there’s no telling how far to the edge of edge computing it may go.last_img read more

VxRail is Holding an ACE

first_imgI’m here in Las Vegas for Dell Technologies World and I think it’s an absolutely fitting location to let everyone know that VxRail is getting ready to flip over its ACE. However, unlike the mythical ace of spades, VxRail Analytical Consulting Engine, or ACE, gives you the winning hand in your VxRail environment every time. And VxRail ACE, with its cloud connectivity to the VxRail HCI System Software, is a great tie to the Dell Tech Cloud story we announced yesterday.As IT becomes more complex, it’s time to shift the odds from the house to your favor. Dell EMC ACE actively monitors and provides management guidance for the entire hyperconverged stack. Leveraging artificial intelligence and infrastructure machine learning, VxRail ACE will drive increased operational efficiencies through automation.As a virtual infrastructure administrator, you’re still playing your hand but you can count on VxRail ACE to be aware of the way things should be done, such as ensuring healthy capacity utilization rates and forecasting resource consumption to keep your HCI stack operating at peak performance; ready for future workloads.Improving Your OddsUnlike in Las Vegas, VxRail ACE gives you best practices so you always have more than luck on your side when managing your IT environment. VxRail ACE uses a data lake, with historical data of how customers are using VxRail, and machine learning to identify ways to optimize configurations and streamline infrastructure management. VxRail ACE can help you tackle day-to-day management while keeping an eye out on the horizon so you can make informed decisions – and the more hands that get played, the smarter VxRail ACE gets.Winning at cards is all about knowing the odds. In Las Vegas, the house always has the advantage. That’s not the case with VxRail ACE in your hand. VxRail ACE can show you the odds of going over capacity. The odds of needing additional performance. The odds that upgrading VxRail to the latest version will enhance your IT environment and business and even detect anomalies in your environment and learn from them.Doubling Down on ACE VxRail ACE can help predict future storage capacity requirements VxRail ACE is an extension of the VxRail HCI System Software that leverages an Adaptive Data Collector (ADC) and using Dell EMC Secure Remote Support (SRS), collects telemetry including events, alarms, utilization and more from the VxRail clusters for processing and analytics in our secure cloud-based data lake. Here our analytics compute engines analyze the data to produce valuable information that you can view for your entire VxRail estate and act on, along with an associated health score for each and every cluster and associated telemetry.Moreover, as we move forward, we will be doubling down on the functionality delivered in ACE. Our vision for VxRail ACE is to offer action in addition to insights, as future functionality will allow it to troubleshoot issues saving IT valuable time.And like a professional player coaching you, VxRail ACE is currently in use by Dell EMC Services to ensure system and version accuracy across the install base, including monitoring vitals such as installed OS and physical configurations to start so that you always have another set of eyes helping you play your best hand. Being able to detect anomalies and trend data to create projections reduces manual oversight while increasing service uptime.ACE Part of a Full House of VxRail SoftwareVxRail ACE is a key component of VxRail HCI System Software Since you can’t win the pot with a single card, VxRail gives you a full house with VxRail HCI System Software. Further, the Dell EMC VxRail turnkey experience offers full stack integration – control from top to bottom, of software and hardware together – for a consistent, deeply integrated VMware environment. VxRail goes even further to deliver even more highly differentiated features and benefits based on the VxRail HCI System Software, the orchestration engine for unique automation, integration, management, analytics, and extensions for VxRail environments, which is unique to VxRail and automates deployment, delivers complete lifecycle management, and facilitates key upstream and downstream integration points that create a truly better together experience with VxRail as the foundation.Best of all, We’re Sharing our ACE with youVxRail ACE will be available for early access at the end of May. We’re making it available to you to try out at no charge. That’s right, there’s no ante to get access to our ACE. This means there’s no additional software or hardware to install. Everything is delivered via a user-friendly, fully customized portal available through your Service 360 accounts. Why are we doing it this way? We know we have invaluable expertise in our customers. We want to collaborate with you to ensure you’re vested in the development of VxRail ACE so it gives you the value you need. We’ll be working on a continuous innovation/continuous development (CIDC) cadence so you’ll always have the latest and greatest features at your fingertipsMake sure you always have a winning hand. Learn more about VxRail, VxRail ACE and VxRail HCI System Software during Dell Technologies World at booth #235 or at www.dellemc.com/vxrail.last_img read more

Indonesia says it has seized Iranian and Panamanian tankers

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say they have seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker suspected of carrying out the illegal transfer of oil in their country’s waters. A spokesman for the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency says the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and the Panamanian-flagged MT Frea were seized Sunday in waters off Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province. He said the tankers are suspected of a variety of violations, including not displaying national flags, shutting off their identification systems, anchoring illegally as well as the illegal transfer fuel between ships and spilling oil.last_img read more

New Boston top cop on leave over domestic abuse allegations

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — Boston’s new police commissioner has been placed on leave after domestic violence allegations from more than 20 years ago surfaced days after he was elevated to the job. Dennis White was sworn in as the city’s top cop on Monday after William Gross, the city’s first Black police commissioner, abruptly retired. White, a 32-year veteran of the department, previously served as Gross’ chief of staff. White was placed on administrative leave late Wednesday after The Boston Globe raised questions about allegations found in court documents that White pushed and threatened to shoot his then wife in 1999.last_img read more