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Pursuing the Modern Data Center: A Buy-Not-Build Approach

Ujjwal Rajbhandari

Ujjwal Rajbhandari

IT Director, Cloud Engineering, Dell IT
Ujjwal Rajbhandari

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In today’s fast-moving, software-driven technology world, even die hard techies don’t find it compelling to build their own computer systems out of their favorite components like they did a decade ago. Today, it makes more sense to buy a laptop or desktop ready-made to run the latest software without customization. The same can be said for companies pursuing the modern data center.

That’s why Dell Technologies is taking a buy-not-build approach to transitioning our data centers to the cloud as legacy Dell and EMC converge in a single modern data center effort.

Historically, both Dell and EMC have been working to virtualize and optimize their data centers, with a current combined virtualization level of about 77 percent.  We are continuing those efforts with a plan of reaching 100 percent virtualization near-term. But our overall goal is to transition beyond virtualization to the cloud, where we can leverage the agility, elasticity, resiliency and dynamic characteristics of a truly modern, software-defined data center.

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Building the Modern Data Center on a Foundation of Trust

Matt McCormack

Matt McCormack

Chief Security Officer at EMC
Matt McCormack

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If your organization is struggling with how to keep your enterprise data secure in the cloud, you aren’t alone. The fact is, the modern data center poses some fairly new security challenges and there is no rule book on how to meet them. Even in security, we are learning as we go.

Matt McCormack, Chief Security Officer at EMC, explores this learning process in a blog on EMC’s Reflections site, which features reports from the road by EMC executives. Read his full blog at http://reflectionsblog.emc.com/building-modern-data-center-foundation-trust/.

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