Discover All the Benefits of a Dynamic IT Infrastructure

first_imgInfrastructure architecture is increasingly important in today’s digital economy. As transformational workloads drive demand for new technologies, an organization’s IT infrastructure needs to be able to adapt to accommodate evolving workloads, technologies, ecosystems and value propositions.Traditional IT architectures simply weren’t designed for modern business and service delivery needs—so Dell EMC has introduced the concept of kinetic infrastructureIntroducing kinetic infrastructureWe know that you can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it. It’s why we’ve created a dynamic IT infrastructure that instantly responds, adapts and evolves with shifting IT needs.Dell EMC kinetic infrastructure disaggregates compute, storage and networking resources into shared resource pools that are then available for on-demand allocation and re-allocation. High-speed, low-latency fabric connects the pools and intelligent management software configures the network to connect components and assign resources to where they are needed, when they are needed.Using kinetic infrastructure, your customers can dynamically adjust their IT resources as their business needs fluctuate—assigning the right resources for the right workload at the right time. Creating ‘on the fly’ hardware capacity in this way reduces over-provisioning and stranded resources while also optimizing performance and efficiency.> View these short-animated videos to see how it worksDell EMC PowerEdge MX: Agile ManagementDell EMC PowerEdge MX: Next-Gen NetworkingPowerEdge MX: IT unboundKinetic infrastructure is available with the new Dell EMC PowerEdge MX modular infrastructure.PowerEdge MX introduces the idea of ‘IT unbound’. A modular solution designed to grow and evolve with the modern software-defined data center, it allows organizations of all sizes to flexibly configure and optimize their IT infrastructure to run both traditional and transformational workloads for years to come.PowerEdge MX offers customers the benefits of modular design and then extends the flexibility of configuration down to the individual storage device. With its future-forward design, PowerEdge MX is prepared to one day support fully disaggregated components—down to memory-centric devices, such as storage class memory, GPUs and FPGAs – for true composability.The new components comprising the PowerEdge MX include the PowerEdge MX7000 chassis, two- and four-socket server sleds (the MX740c and MX840c) and the PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled.  The PowerEdge MX also provides next-generation 25GbE and 32G FC high-performance switching modules and a cost-effective scalable fabric architecture. The new MX9116n Fabric Switching Engine provides up to 500% more switch fabric capacity and up to 55% reduction in fabric switching latency versus legacy modular switches1. Comprehensive embedded systems management, Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, provides a single management point for compute, storage and networking.Flexible, agile, responsivePowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure gives customers the tools to be able to allocate the stranded resources that they experience even with virtualization, while also enabling them to grow and expand over the next decade.As a Dell EMC partner, this is a fantastic selling point for you. Dell EMC kinetic infrastructure uses open source technology based on the Restful API, so you can help your customers to grow seamlessly, with fewer steps and easier deployments—while nurturing a trusted, long-term relationship. You can also add value via the provision of an ongoing consulting and services offer, either through Dell EMC or by deploying your own expertise.The final tick in the box is the fact that customers can now also capitalize on the promise of a ‘pay as you go’ model of IT. With Dell Financial Service’s Pay As You Grow offer organizations can reduce the required capital expenditure at the start of a project, while still taking advantage of the full solution from the outset. Meanwhile, you get the benefit of residual value and ongoing customer loyalty. It’s a win:win and it’s the way forward.> To discover more about how Dell EMC PowerEdge MX with kinetic infrastructure can transform your customers’ IT environments, read our blogs:> Kinetic Infrastructure is the Path to Full Composability> The Gen-Z journey: the road to true composability> What is Composability and Why It Matters to Your IT’s Efficiency Introduce customers to new PowerEdge MX with kinetic infrastructure that will adapt and grow with their business 1Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, November 2017 comparing to previous generation.last_img read more

Doting dads ‘make babies behave better’

first_imgThe Independent (UK) 19 July 2012The level of engagement fathers have with their children in the first months of life may influence the development of behavioural problems later. Fathers who were more involved early on had children with fewer problems at 12 months, while those who were remote had children who were less stable and more disturbed. It is the first time the origin of behavioural problems has been traced to such an early age – before three months – and suggests early intervention could prevent difficulties in later life. The findings were based on a study of 192 families from two maternity units in the UK, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The results are published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. The researchers, led by Paul Ramchandani of the University of Oxford, found interaction with the father tended to be more important for boys than girls. read more

Edwards heads back to Chiefs

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Seventeen years after he was an intern with the Kansas City Chiefs, Herman Edwards is their head coach. “I finally found my way back. You never plan on something like this until it happens,” Edwards said Monday at a packed news conference. “Fate has me back here. It’s good to be back home.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After his playing career in the NFL ended, Edwards was a scout and later an assistant coach in Kansas City. He signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs after getting released from the final two years of his deal with the New York Jets. His hiring, expected for more than a week, concludes intense, behind-the-scenes wrangling between the Jets and Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson, who has been Edwards’ friend and mentor since he tried to recruit him to UCLA more than 30 years ago. The Chiefs will give the Jets a fourth-round draft pick as compensation. But the 51-year-old Edwards said at the outset he would not take questions about what happened in New York. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“I believe in family. And what happened in New York stays in New York,” he said. “So if you have any questions about what happened, I’ll tell you right now, it stays with that family. … It stays in that house, and I threw the key away.” Peterson called his longtime friend “without question, one of the most qualified head football coaches in the NFL today.” “From a personal standpoint, I have wanted to do this for many years,” said Peterson, president of the Chiefs since 1989. “I think the future of the Kansas City Chiefs is in exceptional hands.” Edwards’ hiring leaves seven coaching vacancies in the NFL: the Jets, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, New Orleans, Oakland and St. Louis. In addition to Edwards, the other new coach hired is Brad Childress, Philadelphia’s former offensive coordinator, by Minnesota, which fired Mike Tice on the day the season ended. last_img read more