AUSTIN, TEXAS: Dell Ventures, the $300-million venture fund arm of personal computing giant Dell, is planning to bet big on the Indian startup ecosystem and partner or invest in new-age disruptive startups in the country, as part of its broader push into Asia, a top company executive said in an interview.
Times of India — NEW DELHI: Virtualization software maker VMWare expects the takeover of its parent, EMC Corp, by Dell to help it make inroads into the small and medium enterprises and businesses market in India, where the US technology giant has a large presence. “Where I think we will have opportunity to do a little more with Dell will be in the small medium enterprise and the SMB space where VMware has not had a large footprint. We have not had access to that market which is a Dell stronghold,” Arun Parameswaran, managing director at VMware India, told ET in an interview.
The Register — Tokyo OpenStack Summit: Dell, Mirantis and Big Switch Networks have launched an OpenStack Neutron networking reference architecture using a Big Cloud P+V SDN Fabric, Dell Open Networking switches and Mirantis OpenStack. This was tested on an 8-rack, 300 compute-node OpenStack data centre Pod at the Dell Open Networking centre of excellence in Santa Clara, CA. and claimed to be deployed in just two hours.
The Stack — Agility is not a new concept in the IT industry. However, the proliferation of cloud computing has shone a spotlight on how technology is enabling companies to be more agile. When CIOs and CTOs refer to agility in the context of cloud computing, it can mean two things. The first is a reference to cloud agility in the technological sense: The ability to achieve true cloud agility is tied to the rapid deployment of computer resources.
MIS Asia — The Internet of Things (IoT) hype is gradually becoming a reality. According to research firm IDC, there were 9.1 billion IoT units installed in 2013, and this number is expected to grow to 28.1 billion in 2020. The IoT market revenue, which stood at US$1,928 billion in 2013, is also forecast to reach US$7,065 billion by 2020.
Digital News Asia — DELL Inc has announced Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS), a new line of business within Dell’s Enterprise Solutions organisation which it said would meet the specific needs of web tech, telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organisations. These businesses often have high-volume technology needs and supply chain requirements in order to deliver business innovation, Dell said in a statement.
Times of India — BENGALURU: India was the fastest growing market for Dell last year, the first full year since the company went private. The growth was two times faster than in the second fastest growing market. And the growth did not come from a low base. India is Dell’s third largest market, after the US and China. Dell India MD Alok Ohrie told TOI that the company grew 30% in its fiscal year ended January 2015, compared to the year before.
Digi Times — Dell’s server shipments and revenues have been growing at a double-digit rate over the past few years, and it now ranks as the second-largest server vendor globally in terms of shipments and revenues, according to Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of server solutions unit at Dell.
Techgoondu — Dell plans to hire about 300 more sales representatives in the Asia-Pacific region as part of efforts to capture a bigger slice of the business IT market. In a statement today, the company said the expanded sales force will be tasked to sell a full suite of IT products and services including servers, software, mobile devices and PCs to business customers. Hiring is currently underway and is expected to continue for several months, it added.
Dell’s Alienware has opened its 100th Chinese specialty retail outlet in Ningbo, Zhejiang. With a total area of 82 square meters, the new Alienware base will allow consumers to experience Alienware’s hot products such as Area51, Alpha, and new products like Alienware 13/15/17. At the same time, the store designed several special zones, including a 5v5 gaming zone, triple-screen racing experience zone, 4K curved wide screen experience zone, and living room gaming solution experience zone.
NEW DELHI: Fair trade watchdog CCI has rejected allegations that computer maker Dell India Pvt Ltd indulged in anti-competitive practices with respect to the business of a particular server. It was alleged that the company engaged in unfair business ways by creating entry barriers in the market for x86 server. After finding that there was no prima facie evidence of competition norms’ violations, the regulator decided to close the matter. Competition Commission of India (CCI) keeps a tab on unfair business practices across sectors.
China’s X86 server market scale reached USD1.6 billion, a year-on-year increase of 23%, according to a report from market research firm Gartner. Inspur, Dell, and Lenovo ranked the top three in this market. Statistics from Gartner show that during the first quarter of 2015, the global server market saw obvious growth with shipments of 2.67 million units, representing a year-on-year increase of 13%. This was reportedly the first time for the global server market to reach double-digit growth since the global economic crisis in 2008.
In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13% on year, while revenues increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever,” said Adrian O’Connell, research director at Gartner.
The third version of China’s data center server technology standard project led by China-based Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are set to be announced at the end of 2015 and the project will cover more standards and adopt a modularized design to help reduce China data centers’ server purchasing costs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. China launched the first version of the project in 2012 and the second in 2014 and the project is rather similar to the Open Compute Project (OCP) that Facebook has been aggressively promoting.
MUMBAI: Computer hardware major Dell plans to double the number of its stores in India to 800 this year and increase the proportion of its enterprise sales through channel partners, buoyed by its growing sales and market share in the country. Dell India’s sales of servers and storage have been rising in the last two years, according to consultancy IDC India, even as rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard have pulled back from the market. IBM has sold part of its server business to Lenovo while Hewlett-Packard has announced that it was splitting into two companies.
BENGALURU: Global personal computers vendor Dell ranked top in shipments and sale of PCs, notebooks and workstations in the fourth quarter (October-December) of the calendar year 2014. “Dell ranked No.1 PC vendor in the commercial segment and No.2 in the consumer segment,” the US-based company said in a statement on Monday, quoting from IDC India PC market tracker for the quarter (Q4).
Australian school teachers feel powerless in the face of a smartphone culture which is negatively impacting student results. That’s according to a Dell study, which has found that up to 70 percent of Aussie students are browsing social media sites in class, rather than focusing on the lesson, hampering their grades in the process. The study also showed that just more than half (53 percent) of teachers know it is happening, but feel they are powerless to control it, suggesting that new automated measures need to be introduced.
Dell Korea said Wednesday it will continue double-digit growth in the server business year amid a slowdown in the global market. “We recorded double-digit growth last year despite the report by global market researcher International Data Corporation (IDC) that the server market size has decreased compared to the previous year,” said Dell Korea Vice President Kim Sung-joon during a press conference at the Dell Server Solution Seminar 2015 at the COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, Wednesday.
Dell has expanded its Open Networking initiative to include Midokura, a company focused on network virtualisation, in a bid to bolster its networking and server infrastructure. This agreement includes a joint go-to-market program, validated reference architecture and global reseller agreement. Dell will now offer Midokura’s Enterprise MidoNet software on Dell infrastructure, delivering a network virtualisation overlay for OpenStack that helps enterprise customers and service providers create an agile Cloud networking infrastructure based on open technologies.