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Something "Cloudy" This Way Comes!

Cloud Computing Services with Dell C6100

Storage Sessions at Cloud Expo

I love receiving suprise packages.  Way back in January, I got a briefing on a VERY cool server offering from Dell that was going to be part of their DCS (Dell Cloud Services) offering.

I, of course, requested one understanding it to be an almost perfect density compute node for my EMC Atmos Virtual Edition testing and design work.

Well, what do you think decided to show up on my doorstep today?

Say hello to the Dell C6100.  It’s a dual power supply, 4 compute node, 24 x 2.5″ SAS drive, 2U MONSTER of a platform.

Yes, Supermicro and Tyan have done this already but, please tell me the relative commercial success that channel whitebox vendors have in selling it?

Dell has the potential to bring both their marketing machine as well as their technical integration staff into the offering here.  It makes for a VERY compelling story.

I’ll have a more in-depth review at a later point but, for now, please enjoy these (somewhat blurry) pictures taken with the camera phone.

Cheers,

Dave G

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Dave Graham is a Technical Consultant with EMC Corporation where he focused on designing/architecting private cloud solutions for commercial customers.