Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution 

Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, Texas – To further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Dell today announced the first available cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform—the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Customers seeking alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models can now utilize the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.

The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. Tested, validated, and supported by Dell, the reference architecture is based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers, which capture the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, while being engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Read more

Hivelocity Announces New Sandy Bridge Server Line

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hivelocity Announces New Sandy Bridge Server Line 

Hosting ServicesTampa FL – Hivelocity Hosting  announced this week they are introducing a new line of i5 Sandy Bridge dedicated servers.   The Intel i5 processor will be replacing the Core2Quad, which currently serves as the introductory line of servers Hivelocity offers.  As Core2Quads slowly fade away with end-of-life approaching, the quad-core i5’s will slide right into that lower pricing segment.

“We have worked with Supermicro to put together a very solid system at a really good price.  The end result is our customers get new Sandy Bridge servers that offer significantly more power than the older Core2Quads for about the same price they have paid for lesser systems in the past,” comments Hivelocity GM Steve Eschweiler.  “Our customers have given our E3-1230 Xeon Sandy Bridge server rave reviews  for the last few months and we anticipate the introduction of another Sandy Bridge system in the lower price spectrum to be just as popular, if not more.  Our customers love a powerful server and they love saving money even more, so the i5 should be a home run for everyone.”
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Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment

March 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell, Equinix and Rackspace Collaborate to Launch OpenStack Cloud Demonstration Environment 

Web Hosting BlogREDWOOD CITY, CA – Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL), Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) today announced that they have collaborated to develop an OpenStack™ cloud demonstration and test environment. The demo environment will be available in three data centers: the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Ashburn, Va., and the Rackspace data center in Chicago, Ill. The companies also plan to collaborate on additional demo environments in Equinix data centers in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2011. The demonstration environment allows organizations to easily and rapidly assess applications on the open-source cloud platform, simplifying the evaluation process and speeding the deployment of OpenStack proof of concepts (POCs). It is the first demonstration of an open standard platform where geographically dispersed OpenStack clouds can offer customers the ability to move applications and workloads between them.

OpenStack is a collection of open-source technologies delivering a massively scalable cloud platform for public and private clouds. Originally founded by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers, technologists, researchers and more than 50 organizations collaborating to help enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware. Read more

Dell Brings Specialized Cloud Computing Infrastructure to the Mainstream

March 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on Dell Brings Specialized Cloud Computing Infrastructure to the Mainstream 

Web Hosting ToolsSAN FRANCISCO, CA – Building on years of customer collaboration as the infrastructure partner for some of the world’s largest cloud service providers and hyperscale data center operators, Dell today announced new solutions, systems and services designed to help more customers build efficient and affordable cloud computing and hyperscale data center installations.

* New integrated cloud infrastructure solutions comprised of pre-tested, pre-assembled and fully-supported hardware, software and services enabling public and private cloud builders to easily and quickly deploy and manage cloud infrastructures with confidence Read more

Dell and Juniper Networks to Collaborate on Next-Generation Networking

October 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on Dell and Juniper Networks to Collaborate on Next-Generation Networking 

Hosting Tools ROUND ROCK, Texas and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Dell and Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced an agreement to offer networking solutions under Dell’s PowerConnect brand that enable customers to deploy a common network management platform and network operating system to help reduce operating expenses. In addition, the companies plan to work together on open, standards-based solutions for virtualized data centers and deliver technology solutions using Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), also known as Data Center Bridging (DCB) and iSCSI to improve network economics.

As the notion of traditional, physical data center boundaries extend to virtual environments, customers must adapt to a variety of technological challenges including virtualization, security, bandwidth utilization and network management. By signing this original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement, Dell and Juniper intend to deliver a secure network infrastructure – from a customer’s traditional data center out to its branch offices, remote workers, customers and business partners – that can dynamically adjust to meet these challenges and provide orchestrated management of users, workloads and data — avoiding single-vendor lock-in.

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MaximumASP Partners with Dell and Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) to Offer Hosted August Community Technology Preview

August 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on MaximumASP Partners with Dell and Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) to Offer Hosted August Community Technology Preview 

Web Hosting ToolsLOUISVILLE, Ky. – MaximumASP, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a provider of Windows-based hosting and managed IT services, today announced that it will be Microsoft Corp.’s first partner to provide free hosted test accounts for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2 community technology preview (CTP) in August.

Dell, MaximumASP and PASS have partnered once again to bring you access to SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP hosted trials absolutely free. Sign-ups for the August CTP trial are available at After obtaining a trial account users can try out the new CTP online in a secure hosted lab environment without downloading or installing anything.

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Dell’s New “Ultra-Light” Server Offers Extreme Density and Lowest Power Draw in the Industry

May 20, 2009 by · Comments Off on Dell’s New “Ultra-Light” Server Offers Extreme Density and Lowest Power Draw in the Industry 

Webmaster ToolsROUND ROCK, Texas – Dell’s Data Center Solutions division today introduced a new “ultra-light” server designed for hyper-scale data center environments and I/O intensive applications such as Web hosting. The XS11-VX8 server is extremely dense — 12 servers in one 2U chassis — enabling scale-out data center operators to pack more computing power in less data center space. The XS11-VX8 also includes the VIA Nano processor to address the power and cooling challenges associated with dense server environments.

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* Advancements in architecture and the introduction of multi-core processors have yielded rapid gains in system performance of mainstream servers. However, the performance requirements of many applications and usage models haven’t kept pace. This has resulted in the under-utilization of system resources and the increasing use of virtualization to harness the horsepower available in present-day servers. Read more

Houston Technology Center Received Support From Dell and The Planet

April 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on Houston Technology Center Received Support From Dell and The Planet 

The Planet 190x60 LogoWeb Hosting ToolsHOUSTON – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, and Dell today announced a joint donation to the Houston Technology Center (HTC). The two companies are providing 23 new laptop computers, monitors and docking stations valued at more than $25,000 to support HTC’s growth and mission of serving technology entrepreneurs and their burgeoning businesses.

HTC is a nonprofit organization that enables and accelerates the growth of emerging technology companies to create jobs and promote economic development in the greater Houston region. Since its inception in 1999, HTC has raised nearly $750 million in capital for its client companies and assisted hundreds of local emerging technology companies. HTC is currently working with approximately 70 client companies in broad-ranging fields, including energy, life sciences, information technology, nanotechnology and aerospace. Read more