#62: Dell EMC Customer Corner with Ashley Furniture

first_imgVMworld 2016 provided the perfect opportunity to extend the Dell EMC Customer Corner. For the second installment, I was able to catch up with Jason Molitor, IT Infrastructure Architect for Ashley Furniture.Jason leveraged Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure to address growth and stability challenges while supporting new applications and providing high availability all while moving data centers. Learn more this week on Dell EMC The Source Podcast live from VMworld 2016.Top of FormDon’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)The Source Podcast: Episode #62: Dell EMC Customer Corner with Ashley Furniture Audio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_62_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

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The Glitch Mob Flip the Stage with Dell and Alienware

first_imgThe music, the lights, the people. They all add up at an electronic dance music (EDM) event to create an experience that takes us away from our everyday life. We get to dance and escape for a bit.“But, after a few shows, this novelty wore off. You weren’t as excited anymore; you knew what to expect. So what does one do?” asked one music psychology enthusiast.Well, if you’re the pioneers in live performances of electronic music like Boreta (Justin Boreta), edIT (Edward Ma), and Ooah (Joshua Mayer), aka The Glitch Mob (above), you look for new technology that lets you further break down the wall between the performers and the crowd.“The Glitch Mob are consistently pushing the boundaries of live electronic performance, with The Blade 2.0 another of their ingenious creations once again putting their live show in a league of its own,” says Broadway World.Blade 2.0 is the new custom-made live performance rig that follows (obviously) Blade 1.0. The new tour also brings a custom stage designed by Martin Phillips, the same man behind Daft Punk’s legendary Pyramid on their iconic 2006/2007 Alive tour; he’s also worked with the likes of Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and others.The band also collaborated with Dell and Alienware on the project to provide the elite computational power needed to perform their music the way it was intended to be received with the utmost precision and sound quality.As gamers, in addition to musicians, The Glitch Mob have been fans of Alienware and started working with the brand in 2011. Impressed with the performance of those systems, they began looking at more Dell technology for the Blade 2.0.They were using hacked Apple iPads and Macbook Pros in the Blade 1.0, but felt limited by their ecosystem and infrastructure. The systems were barely powerful enough to keep up with the demands of the live show and weren’t updated or refreshed frequently enough.At their 2015 New Year’s Eve show, The Glitch Mob used three Dell XPS 18s for the first time in a live performance in front of 19,000 fans. Success then gave them confidence that Dell would be a reliable technology partner for a monumental 36-date 2018 world tour on a next-level stage.“Everything has been flipped around so the crowd can see what the group are playing in real timeShareTraditionally, a stage has a conceptual barrier between those who are on it and those in front of it that is referred to as the fourth wall. What’s going to be really fun about Blade 2.0 is that it breaks that imaginary barrier.“Everything has been flipped around so the crowd can see what the group are playing in real time,” Broadway World noted. “The Blade 2.0 acts as both a custom-made instrument and stage, which creates a uniquely immersive experience.”I first got to see a sample of this effect when The Glitch Mob demonstrated our Dell XPS 27 at CES 2017. For Blade 2.0, however, they’ve evaluated many other Dell technologies and landed on the following configuration for the end-to-end design:Dell Canvas and Alienware 17s as primary controller for each performer (running emulator on the Canvas/Alienware pairing allows the touchscreen to act as a flexible and reconfigurable MIDI controller)Alienware 15s to run the live musical set in Ableton and do the bulk of the computingXPS All-in-Ones (AIOs) as secondary controllers for each performerFor venues and events where Blade 2.0 won’t fit, The Glitch Mob will perform DJ sets on Dell XPS 15s.Go behind the scenes and see how the flips stage with Dell + Alienware technology“Every time we step on stage, we are grateful beyond words to have the opportunity to perform our music to the world on our own terms.  We’re always trying to find new and interesting ways to play our music, and more importantly, connect with people through it.  Since the very beginning, we’ve been fueled by curiosity and connection. This is the story of our collaboration with Dell on Blade 2.0.” – The Glitch Moblast_img read more

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Same Home Office, Brand New Perspective

first_imgPartners:I’m humbled and honored to begin a new chapter as Dell Technologies’ Global Channel Chief. What you’ve built here is nothing short of incredible – in FY20, you brought in $52B in orders revenue¹ and over 70,000 new and reactivated customers! If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that you’re on a roll. It’s my job to empower you to keep our collective momentum going.The partner community has been close to my heart for the past two decades in my roles at Bell Canada, Dell and Cisco. I’m grateful to be entering this chapter with a number of trusted friends and colleagues by my side; relationships I’ve built while working to accelerate partner growth and deliver outstanding outcomes for our customers. At the same time, I’m meeting new teammates, building new partnerships, and admiring the incredible talent and support that surrounds me.In the coming weeks, I’ll be making the rounds to meet with as many partners as possible. I plan to use this time to listen and learn from you. And as I’m constantly looking to improve your experience with us, we’re staying true to the Dell Technologies Partner Program mantra – Simple. Predictable. Profitable. Dell Technologies’ commitment to its partner community remains unchanged, from Michael to our Executive Leadership Team, and throughout our organization, we are all here to help you grow your business and be successful.Technology is the enabler of everything we do, but it can’t be successful without YOU – our impactful transformers. There’s so much we can continue to accomplish together, and I can’t wait to get started. From my home office in Toronto, I’m looking forward to connecting with you and driving our mutual success!¹This amount primarily represents orders attributable to the Dell Technologies Partner Program on a TTM basis through Q4FY20, and also includes an estimate of VMware orders attributable to VMware channel partners on a TTM basis through Q4FY20. In my first week back at Dell Technologies, I’m excited to have this opportunity to address the partner community. Please see my letter below.last_img read more

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Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors are going to talk on Monday with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry beefing up the country’s sluggish vaccination campaign. Monday’s videoconference, which also will involve the European Union’s executive Commission, was arranged as finger-pointing in the bloc’s most populous country mounts. By Friday, some 1.85 million people had received a first vaccine dose in Germany — a country of 83 million — and over 461,000 a second dose. The German government has pledged to offer everyone a vaccine shot by late September.last_img

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