China data center server standard project 3.0 to announce at year-end 2015

China.gifThe 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.

Dell India’s retail presence to rise 100% in 2015

IndiaMUMBAI: 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.

Dell tops enterprise PC market in India: IDC

IndiaBENGALURU: 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).

Smartphone culture hampers Australian student results: Dell

AustraliaAustralian 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 vows double-digit growth in server business

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 partners Midokura in Open Networking expansion

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.

Dell plans to expand manufacturing facility in India

NEW DELHI: Computer maker Dell is planning to expand its manufacturing facility in the country.  Top officials of Dell today called on Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and expressed keen interest in expanding their Chennai plant.  Speaking to reporters after his meeting with Dell team led by company’s Asia Pacific and Japan Region President Amit Midha, Prasad said, “Dell is very interested in electronic manufacturing. They have a facility here which they want to expand.

Dell, Asustek and Lenovo eye Chromebook market

Seeing that Chromebooks are enjoying demand from the education sector, brand vendors such as Dell, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have started becoming aggressive about the market, while Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics will also launch new products to defend their market shares, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Currently, Acer, Samsung and HP together account for over 70% of the Chromebook market, and 80% of the shipments are supplied to the education market, the sources said.

Dell Appoints New Greater China President

Dell announced that the company welcomes the joining of Huang Chenhong as its new president for Greater China. Huang will lead the Greater China team to provide technical solutions to consumers, small- and medium-sized enterprises, cooperating partners, public organization, and large enterprises. Amit Midha, Dell’s Asia Pacific and Japan president and emerging market chairman, said that Dell realized it must continue having sustainable development in China.

Dell to open two new datacentres in A/NZ Cloud expansion

Dell is set to open two new Australian datacentres as part of a Cloud expansion plan in partnership with Digital Realty and 6YS. The two new data centres will be located in Sydney and Melbourne, to add to its two existing data centres in Canberra and Brisbane. “As an end-to-end solutions provider, Dell is focused on meeting customer’s evolving needs including demand to have a data centre presence in local geographical proximity to customer operations,” according to a statement.

Server players eye data center orders from Europe, from TW

As demand for data center hardware in Europe has started growing strong recently, server players including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and Quanta Computer have been aggressively investing resources in the market, looking to land orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. The sources pointed out that most Internet service players such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft used to offer their services mainly in North America, making the region the focus of server players.

IT giants Infosys and Wipro to help Dell treble services revenue in few years

BANGALORE: Michael S Dell wants to more than treble the software services revenue in a “few years”, an ambition that the entrepreneur is betting on his team of leaders handpicked from Indian outsourcing giants such as Infosys and Wipro.  Significantly, the founder, chairman and CEO of the Texas-based computer hardware and services firm believes ever since going private, Dell has been able to focus more on clients without being distracted by “activist shareholders” and invest in some of the long-term strategies, including investing in cloud, security and analytics space.

We won’t spread ourselves too thin in India: Anand Sankaran

After having worked at Indian information technology services major Wipro for more than two decades Anand Sankaran moved last year October to Dell as its president and global head of infrastructure and cloud computing services. In his first interaction with the media since joining Dell, Sankaran says the last eight months have been “exciting, challenging, rewarding and a lot of hard work”. He talks to Itika Sharma Punit on the acceptance of cloud computing by clients and Dell’s areas of focus.

Wistron partners with Dell to develop computers made of recycled plastics

TAIPEI — Taiwanese contract laptop maker Wistron Corp. (緯創) has partnered up with longtime customer Dell Inc. to work on a sustainable solution for electronic waste recycling — by building waste into new computers. Wistron said in a Tuesday press release that, for the first time, its third-party certified “closed-loop” recycled plastics are being used to make computers for the U.S. brand’s upcoming computer line.

Dell targets ‘untapped’ storage market with SC4020

May 16, DELL Inc believes that its latest storage solution is the answer to what it said was a previously untapped market in Malaysia – the mid-market segment. According to KT Ong, Dell Malaysia general manager, the Dell Compellent SC4020 helps companies in the mid-market segment address their IT challenges in a “cost effective” manner.

We will continue to focus on small biz with SonicWall

Dell had announced the acquisition of SonicWall, an IT network security solutions provider, in 2012. The acquisition helped Dell expand its security and software services portfolio (called Dell’s software group). Dell’s software group is valued at $1.6 billion, globally.  According to Amit Singh, Country Head-India, SonicWall BV-India (A Dell Company), features prominently for Dell amongst the Asia-Pacific-Japan region.  As cloud computing, bring your own devices (BYOD), mobility and big data, throws up new security challenges, Dell SonicWall is looking at firming its presence.

Dell recaptures old spirit and looks beyond PCs

After months of corporate manoeuvring that led to it being taken private last year, Dell Inc has a renewed sense of excitement and the freedom to make the bold moves necessary to thrive again, with Asia…  “With almost two-thirds of the global population residing in this part of the world, we see enormous opportunity in Asia,” chairman and CEO Michael Dell told the Dell World 2013 conference in December…