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2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude Laptops Revealed

On September 22, 2016, Dell revealed the 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops to meet the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs). They are designed to offer a combination of the latest technology at affordable prices with outstanding support and security features.

This generation, the 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops boast the latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors (codenamed Kaby Lake), as well as solid state drives and fingerprint sensors. Let’s check out the launch event videos, and then take a look at the three 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops.


2016 Dell Vostro & Latitude Launch Event

KT Ong, General Manager of Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia, kicked off the event with a short keynote on Dell’s recent acquisition of EMC. He detailed how Dell EMC would fit into the Dell Technologies organization, and how the PC is still a major focus of Dell Inc.

Then Bruce Howe, General Manager of Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia, gave a short speech on transforming small businesses with Windows 10.

Finally, Christopher Choong, Field Marketing Manager of Clients Solutions Group, Dell Malaysia, revealed the new 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops as well as the newly upgraded Precision Tower workstations!

Now, let’s take a look at the three new 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops!

You can also check out the Dell Support Advantage.

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2016 Dell Vostro 14 5000 Series (Model 5468) Laptop

The new Vostro 5000 Series 14-inch laptop provides sleek design with easy portability at only 18.5mm thin and a starting weight of only 1.59 kg [i]. The model offers an optional FHD display. The Vostro 14 5000 Series provides a premium look and feel with a smooth metal cover that comes in multiple colour options.

The laptop delivers powerful performance and expandability with Intel 7th Generation Core processor, up to GDDR5 4GB video memory, up to 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD or an optional dual drive HDD + SSD for easily adding more storage.

The laptop also offers up to 16GB memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB. Keeping security top of mind, the laptop provides an optional fingerprint reader with Windows Hello that lets customers log in with just a touch, and delivers commercial-grade security by providing hardware protection and storage for encryption keys with hardware TPM 2.0 (based on regional availability). The laptop’s HDMI and VGA ports allow users to connect to external devices, including multiple monitor displays with legacy ports.[ii]

[i] When equipped with optional UMA graphics and an SSD.

[ii] All options vary by region.


2016 Dell Vostro 14 3000 Series (Model 3468) Laptop

The next generation of the Vostro 3000 Series 14-inch laptop (model 3468) provides security options and reliable business productivity features for budget-conscious small-medium businesses. The laptop offers a lightweight and thin build, with multiple colour options (based on regional availability). With Intel 7th Generation Core processor, up to 1TB HDD, the new laptop provides the right productivity tools for small- to mid-size organisations. The laptop has multiple graphics options including 2GB discrete graphics for a performance boost when working with graphics-rich applications.

In addition, the Vostro 14 3000 laptop offers optional hardware TPM 2.0 for commercial-grade security and an optional built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello that enables users to log in quickly and securely with just a touch. The laptop’s HDMI and VGA ports allow users to connect to external devices, including multiple monitor displays with legacy ports. [adrotate banner=”5″]


2016 Dell Latitude 13 3000 Series (Model 3379) 2-in-1 Laptop

The Latitude portfolio was founded upon business-class security, manageability and reliability. This feature-packed Latitude 13 3000 convertible offers an upscale set of standard feature wrapped in a sleek, brushed aluminum design. The device works in 4 modes – laptop, tent, stand and tablet – to help make the most of the 360-degree hinge versatile design while Windows 10 Pro makes it easy to switch quickly between tablet and desktop mode.

The Latitude 13 3000 2-in-1 comes equipped with the latest Intel Core processors, memory up to 16 GB DDR4 213 3MHz, Intel HD graphics 520, and SSD up to 512 GB. The 13.3-inch display of this device features a FHD (1920 X 1080) Truelife LED-Backlit touch display with Wide Viewing Angle (IPS).


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The Dell Support Advantage

Dell understands that many small-medium businesses don’t have their own IT department. That’s why the new Dell laptops and two-in-one are backed by Dell’s award-winning support service, ProSupport Plus.

With Dell’s innovative SupportAssist technology, ProSupport Plus is the only complete support service combining 24×7 priority access to expert support, accidental damage repair, and proactive, predictive monitoring for automatic issue prevention and resolution. With the top quality support, small-medium businesses are equipped with a true partner in managing their end-to-end IT infrastructure.


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New Dell HPC Systems & Collaborations Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 4 July 2016Dell has announced advancements to its high performance computing (HPC) portfolio, including the availability of new Dell HPC Systems and technology partner collaborations for early access to innovative HPC technologies.

“While traditional HPC has been critical to research programs that enable scientific and societal advancement, Dell is mainstreaming these capabilities to support enterprises of all sizes as they seek a competitive advantage in an ever increasing digital world,” said William Tan, head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia. “As a clear leader in HPC, Dell now offers customers highly flexible, precision built HPC systems for multiple vertical industries based upon years of experience powering the world’s most advanced academic and research institutions. With Dell HPC Systems, our customers can deploy HPC systems more quickly and cost effectively and accelerate their speed of innovation to deliver both breakthroughs and business results.”


Dell HPC Systems Portfolio Simplifies Powerful, Traditional HPC System for Enterprises of All Sizes

Available in Malaysia and globally, the Dell HPC Systems portfolio is a family of HPC and data analytics solutions that combine the flexibility of customised HPC systems with the speed, simplicity and reliability of pre-configured systems. Dell engineers and domain experts designed and tuned the new systems for specific science, manufacturing and analytics workloads with fully tested and validated building block systems, backed by a single point of hardware support and additional service options across the solution lifecycle.

With simplified configuration and ordering, organisations can more quickly select and deploy updated Dell HPC Systems at any scale today. As an Intel Scalable System Framework configuration, these systems, available today, include the latest Intel Xeon processor families, support for Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) fabric, and software in the Dell HPC Lustre Storage and Dell HPC NFS Storage solutions:

  • Dell HPC System for Life Sciences – Designed to meet the needs of life sciences organisations, this enables bioinformatics and genomics centers to deliver results and identify treatments in clinically relevant timeframes while maintaining compliance and protecting confidential data.
  • Dell HPC System for Manufacturing –Enables manufacturing and engineering customers to run complex design simulations, including structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
  • Dell HPC System for Research – Enables research centers to quickly develop HPC systems that match the unique needs of a wide variety of workloads, involving complex scientific analysis.
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Dell Leads HPC Technology Advancements with Industry Partners to Help Accelerate Customer Innovation Cycles

Dell has instituted a customer early access program for early development and testing in preparation for Dell’s next server offering in the HPC solutions portfolio, the Dell PowerEdge C6320p server, which will be available in the second half of 2016, with the Intel Xeon Phi processor (formerly code-named Knights Landing). The PowerEdge C6320p unique server engineering and design will enable customers to:

  • Gain insights faster with a modular building block design, engineered to deliver faster insights for data-intensive computations and scale-up parallel processing.
  • Accelerate performance in dense and highly parallel HPC environments with 72 cores that are specifically optimised for parallel computing.
  • Simplify and automate systems management with the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8) with Lifecycle Controller. Customers can deploy, monitor and update PowerEdge C6320p servers faster and ensure higher levels of service and availability.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with Dell and Intel to deploy an upgrade to its Stampede supercomputing cluster with Intel Xeon Phi processors and Intel OPA via Dell’s early access program.

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Stampede, one of the main clusters for the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE),is a multi-use, cyberinfrastructure resource offering large memory, large data transfer, and GPU capabilities for data-intensive, accelerated or visualisation computing for thousands of projects ranging from cancer cure research to severe weather modeling.

This month, the U.S. National Science Foundation awarded US$30 million to TACC to acquire and deploy Stampede 2 as a strategic national resource to provide HPC capabilities for thousands of researchers in the U.S. The new Dell HPC System is expected to deliver a peak performance of up to 18 petaflops, more than twice the system performance of the current Stampede system. Three and a half years since its installation, Stampede ranks as the 12th most powerful supercomputer in the world, according to the June 2016 TOP500 list.

Additionally, Dell continues to bring HPC capabilities to mainstream enterprises through a series of evolving solutions and services designed to deliver a range of HPC-as-a-Service capabilities, giving HPC sites a choice of local or remote management services with deployment on-premise, off-premise or a hybrid of the two.

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Dell 2016 Legacy of Good Plan

Kuala Lumpur, 21 June 2016 – Dell today reported significant progress against its 2020 Legacy of Good plan and the company’s 21 goals in support of the environment, communities and Dell team members. Dell has a long-term commitment to putting its technology and expertise to work where they can do the most good for people and the planet. The full report, which includes Dell Malaysia, summarises its efforts in its Fiscal Year 2016 (February 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016).

“Dell’s global business strategy is guided by the idea that technology should support positive growth and change the world for the better,” Trisa Thompson, Chief Responsibility Officer at Dell. “We will continue to strive to reach our 2020 goals and inspire positive change worldwide.”


Global Environmental Footprint Progress

  • Dell facilities in Malaysia installed new or upgraded energy monitoring and management systems, allowing the company to track the energy use of specific pieces of equipment, identify maintenance problems, and discover opportunities for tuning equipment to reduce energy consumption.
  • In Asia, we collected 15.4 million pounds of obsolete electronics through our takeback efforts.
  • Last year, Dell used a total of 14.1 million pounds of recycled plastics in Dell products, a 20.5 percent increase from the previous year, bringing the company to a total of 36.2 million pounds of sustainable materials used since the start of FY14.
  • 416 of Dell’s products met various ENERGY STAR standards last year, representing approximately 90 percent of their eligible products.
  • As of FY16, approximately 93 percent of Dell packaging (by weight) is sustainably sourced and easily recyclable or compostable. Sustainable sourcing and box size reductions saved Dell US$13 million in FY16 and US$65.9 million since 2009.
  • Last year, Dell sourced 41 percent of its electricity needs from renewably generated sources.
  • Dell is driving better social and environmental practices in our supply chain in part through 72 percent more audits and increased trainings last year.
  • In FY16, Dell trained 50 suppliers with the highest water use and/or risk on how to publish a five-year water risk mitigation plan (all 50 have one in place now).
  • From FY15 to FY16, Dell saw an 18.6 percent decrease in Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport and distribution of select Dell products worldwide.
  • Since FY14, Dell’s flexible work solutions have saved the company US$39.5 million and the company has avoided an estimated 25 million kWh of energy and 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (as CO2e).
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Community Impact

  • Dell’s partnership, funding and technology enables Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to analyse the 90 billion data points of sequenced genomes in eight hours rather than weeks, looking for mutations that can aid in identifying which treatment protocols to follow. Dell worked with 10 NGOs in 8 countries, including Malaysia, to support the needs of families and children affected by pediatric cancer.
  • Since 2013, Dell has provided access to technology and twenty-first century skills for 1.6 million underserved children around the world via its Youth Learning programmes. Dell surveyed 320,000 participants and discovered half were using technology for the first time because of a Youth Learning programme.
  • In its FY16, Dell installed six new solar-powered Dell Learning Labs in South Africa and in early FY17 opened one in Cazuca, Colombia, bringing the total to 11 labs in remote communities.
  • Last year, Dell team members provided 811,000 hours of volunteer time to more than 26,000 local organisations around the world.


People & Diversity

  • Last year, Dell expanded its official Connected Workplace programme to 73 sites in 29 countries, with 25 percent of eligible team members enrolled worldwide. Malaysia was one of the first countries to implement the Connected Workplace programme.
  • Dell has spent more than US$3 billion annually with diverse suppliers for the last four years.
  • FY16 was Dell’s second year promoting Men Advocating Real Change (MARC), an initiative for men and women leaders committed to creating a more inclusive workplace. In total, 242 Dell executives participated in the programme (36 percent of Dell executives).
  • Up till 2015, Dell Malaysia has collected and donated more than RM1.5 million to various charities through its annual family day and charity run programme.
  • Number of Employee Resource Group (ERG) chapters in APJ doubled from 27 to 54 last year.
  • The Dell APJ region had the highest volunteer participation rates (67 percent) last year.
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Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 And 5000 Series Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2016Dell today announced the launch of its first purpose-built industrial PC (IPC) products, Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series, aimed at taking the embedded PC market mainstream.

Available in Malaysia starting end-July, the products are fanless, ruggedized and built to provide customers fast time-to-market. With a long history of rugged engineering innovation and extensive experience in OEM Solutions, the products expand Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio. Dell will bring the benefits of short lead times, enterprise-class lifecycle, stability, service and support to customers who may be underserved by current embedded solutions.

Embedded computing is now everywhere. According to a Technavio study , the embedded systems market was valued at more than US$11 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach US$23.10 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of almost 15 percent. Organic growth is being fuelled by falling component costs, improved power efficiencies, increasing business ROI needs and demand from the IoT. However, the reality of long lead times, low device reliability, limited scalability, lack of security and manageability options and limited support hinder the development of the market.


Embedded Box PC 3000 & 5000 Series

Dell’s Embedded Box PCs are fanless, important as the fan is the often most common component failure in embedded use cases, and also ideal for environments that require little noise. They are highly reliable devices that can be used “headless” or with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Flexible and powerful, with extensive wired and wireless input/output (I/O) options, they run on Intel processors. The 3000 Series is powered by Intel Atom  processors and designed for space-constrained applications, such as retail kiosks, automated vending devices and vehicles.

The 5000 Series is optimized for performance and I/O scalability. Powered by Intel Core processors, it includes two PCI/PCIe card slots for adaptability. It provides high-bandwidth ideal for industrial PC and IoT use cases (multi-HD video streaming apps and high frequency sensor data sources) as well as manufacturing and automation control.

Other features:

  • Operating temperature range from 0°C to 50°C
  • Designed to MIL-STD 810G specifications
  • DIN-rail, VESA, or wall mount options
  • 5-year lifecycle and OEM-ready options
  • Global availability with Dell Support and Deployment services
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 10 Pro* and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB and Ubuntu Desktop operating systems

Customers can take advantage of Dell’s global availability, trusted security and manageability options, and Dell Support and Deployment services including ProSupport which provides up to five years of end-to-end hardware support for the entire IoT product lifecycle, helping customers maximize their environment and minimize time spent on maintenance.

Mark Taylor, president, OEM Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics, said, “Dell’s technology strength and commitment to excellence matches our vision for the OEM and independent software vendor (ISV) marketplaces incredibly well. We are delighted to work with Dell and look forward to continued growth together.”

“Security and reliability are of the utmost importance to embedded PC customers,” said Jon Melamut, VP of Commercial Devices Operations at Canonical Ltd. “We are very excited to partner with Dell as they launch the Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series with Ubuntu Desktop, which provides software security and reliability to match that of Dell’s hardware.”

Chet Hullum, general manager of Industrial Solutions at Intel, said, “The Dell Embedded Box 3000 and 5000 Series Embedded Box PCs based on the 6th gen Intel® Core™ Processor family and Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family are designed to bridge the data needs of traditional operational technology with the manageability demands of information technology. The result is a solution that meets the needs of industrial and IoT customers.”

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Dell SharePlex 2016 Release Announced

May 11, 2016 MalaysiaDell has announced a major new release of its award-winning SharePlex database replication and near real-time data integration solution. Continuing its evolution beyond traditional Oracle-to-Oracle replication capabilities, the latest release of Dell SharePlex enables users to replicate Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres.

In keeping with the focus of Dell’s robust portfolio of systems and information management solutions, the new release of Dell SharePlex empowers organizations to spend less time worrying about how to migrate data onto these modern platforms, and more time fueling innovation by driving reporting and analytics initiatives forward.

With the latest Dell SharePlex release, organizations can reduce the risk of migrations to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres Advanced Server with a proven solution that replicates data in near real-time with no impact to the production database – and does so at half the cost of other leading database replication solutions. With the addition of support for SAP HANA, Teradata, and EnterpriseDB Postgres, SharePlex now supports a host of target environments, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP ASE, Java Message Service (JMS), SQL and XML Files.


Empowering organizations to drive innovation

Growing pressure to lower operational costs, introduce new applications and better manage sophisticated analytics requirements without sacrificing functionality has led organizations to seek out efficient, cost-effective database alternatives spanning on-premises, cloud and open source technology.

With a wide range of innovative new database platforms to choose from, organizations are moving away from single-platform consolidation and deploying a variety of database types to lower costs and better align with business and analytics objectives.

The expanded platform support from Dell SharePlex gives organizations the agility and flexibility needed grow, diversify and modernize their database infrastructure to better leverage improved performance from in-memory databases and better manage evolving analytic requirements.

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Delivering ZeroIMPACT migrations across heterogeneous environments

Regardless of the target, transforming database infrastructure is a major undertaking for companies of all sizes. Whether implementing new production databases on-premises or in the cloud, or offloading data for reporting and analytics use cases, SharePlex enables organizations to migrate and upgrade their environments while ensuring high availability of mission-critical applications.

With the latest release of Dell SharePlex, organizations migrating to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres can achieve dramatically reduced downtime, deploy unlimited practice runs with no impact to the production environment, and put control of scheduling back in the hands of the IT team.


Dell SharePlex Availability

  • The new release of Dell SharePlex will be generally available on May 24, 2016.
  • Dell SIM solutions, including Dell SharePlex, are available both direct and through channel partners

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Dell Premium Support Expanded Worldwide

May 4 2016Dell has announced it is expanding the availability of Premium Support, a service for consumer PCs that dramatically improves the customer experience through simplified, hassle-free support. Currently offered in the US and Canada, it is being made available in 110 additional countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Premium Support provides 24×7 anytime, anywhere phone access to expert technicians, onsite service after remote diagnosis and proactive automated support for consumer PCs and tablets.

Powered by Dell’s innovative, award-winning SupportAssist technology, Dell Premium Support automatically detects both hardware and software issues and proactively alerts consumers when they occur. SupportAssist also enables Dell’s technicians to initiate contact with customers and begin resolving the problem, often before they even know an issue exists.


Dell Premium Support Key Features

Dell Premium Support was designed to meet the needs of today’s consumers and significantly reduces the time it takes to resolve common hardware problems with up to 59 percent fewer steps in the support process and 86 percent less time on the phone compared with Dell’s basic hardware support. Key features include:

  • 24×7 support access by phone or online
  • Onsite service after remote diagnosis within 1-2 business days
  • Single resource for hardware and software expertise
  • Proactive resolution of issues automatically detected by SupportAssist technology
  • Comprehensive software support and collaborative assistance for preinstalled software titles like Microsoft Office, Explorer, Outlook, and more
  • Help and “how to” for network connectivity, printer setup, back-up, anti-virus set up, operating system upgrades and more
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Dell Premium Support is available today in 109 countries on Dell Inspiron and Alienware systems and in Japan on May 10. Premium Support for consumers buying XPS systems will be available on July 12. The support service will also be available for purchase at participating retail stores later this year.

Asia-Pacific and Latin America

Dell Premium Support replaces ProSupport in Asia-Pacific and Latin America countries for Alienware and Inspiron systems.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dell Premium Support replaces Premium Phone Support in select countries in Europe and the Middle East, giving customers the enhanced benefits of 24×7 phone and online support, comprehensive software support with collaborative third party assistance, and automated issue detection, notification and case creation with SupportAssist. In many EMEA countries, the service will be available as the first comprehensive support upgrade from Dell’s basic hardware support.


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New Dell Campus & Data Center Networking Solutions

April 27 2016 – Dell Networking has introduced new capabilities for campus and data center environments, including the launch of new cloud-managed wired and wireless solutions powered by Dell and Aerohive, Operating System 10 milestones and in-rack platforms for the data center.

“Major trends such as cloud and software-defined create a dynamically changing IT landscape, both on campus and in the data center,” said Mak Chin Wah, general manager, Enterprise Solution, South Asia, Dell. “These new Dell Networking solutions help our customers navigate these changes with future-ready architectures, open technology and hyper-scale inspired efficiency.”


Expanding Dell One Network vision

Building on its One Network campus vision, Dell Networking has collaborated with Aerohive to deliver a new cloud-managed solution that integrates and manages wired and wireless infrastructure. The co-branded solution incorporates Dell N-Series switches and Aerohive access points into Aerohive’s HiveManager NG – a next-generation cloud-based management solution. This solution greatly simplifies end-user access, setting a new standard for wired and wireless network convergence by bringing enterprise-class management to the public or private cloud.

With a customizable user-focused interface, HiveManager NG allows for high-level or in-depth views of all facets of Dell and Aerohive networking devices including applications, users, policy management and switch port status. Further simplifying wired and wireless converged network management, Dell has expanded its industry-leading ProSupport to provide users with a single point of contact for unified network support. Through SupportAssist technology, ProSupport offers proactive and predictive automated support for issue prevention and resolution.

These milestones demonstrate Dell and Aerohive’s shared vision of cloud-managed IT, providing streamlined operations, configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting for all elements of customers’ networks. “We believe cloud management has the opportunity to transform the way our customers serve their customers,” said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive Networks. “We are proud to extend enterprise-class cloud management that Aerohive customers use to manage our access points to Dell’s switches. HiveManager NG sets the standard for building and managing networks.”


Dell pushing the envelope in Open Networking

As a leader in Open Networking, Dell is driving ahead with its Operating System 10 (OS10) development with community building and integration projects including Open Compute Project’s (OCP) Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) and partners Ansible, F5 and Silverpeak. These new new OS10 collaborations and use cases demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability of Open Networking software:

  • Dell OS10 and OCP SONiC– Dell, in conjunction with Microsoft Azure and other industry leaders, made foundational contributions to the newly-announced SONiC effort. The goal is to open source all the components needed to build fully-functional networking software. SONiC is a collection of software packages/modules that can be installed on Linux on a network hardware switch which makes it a complete, functional router. Dell has successfully integrated its OS10 base software to serve as a foundational element for SONiC.
  • Ansible – From app deployment to multi-tiered orchestration, Ansible Tower by Red Hat powers enterprise automation by adding control, security and delegation capabilities. “Since OS10 runs in a native Linux environment, integrating it with Ansible Tower is quite straightforward. Customers can now easily and rapidly deploy Dell switches into their automated IT environment, helping to reduce operational costs while also enabling server-like agility in configuration management.” – Tim Cramer, Senior Director of Ansible Engineering, Red Hat
  • F5 – F5 with OS10 delivers load balancing over active-active clusters across network services for scale out deployments. “Dell OS10 programmability enables unique partner solutions for datacenter network fabric. Optimizing OS10 for F5’s Application Delivery Controller infrastructure not only offers tighter integration between network and compute, but also reduces power and cooling related operating costs.” – Jeff Bellamy, Senior Director Business Development, F5 Networks
  • Silver Peak – Silver Peak provides leading, optimized SD-WAN interconnects between the data center and branch offices across public and private clouds.“OS10 represents the future of open networking in the data center. Direct integration of Silver Peak’s Edge Connect SD-WAN with OS10 illustrates the value of open software and the ease with which customers can combine best-of-breed solutions into their network infrastructure.” – Rolf Muralt, vice president, Product Management


New in-rack platforms for the data center

Dell announced new in-rack platforms optimized to accelerate 10G deployments to harness the latest silicon-based features. Industry analysts forecast a significant migration to 10G in the next four years as enterprise customers begin to retire 1G speeds in the data center.

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Built for different needs, the S4048T-ON and S6010-ON share common attributes including:

  • Designed to meet enterprise, mid-size and high-performance computing requirements;
  • ONIE-compliant to provide cloud and Web 2.0 customers an Open Networking environment with fully-tested and validated third-party operating systems;
  • Advanced features for VXLAN, larger tables and expanded buffering compared to other Dell models;
  • Both switches will begin shipping in June.


Dell S4048T

  • The Dell Networking S4048T is purpose-built 10GBase-T switch for copper-based server and storage connectivity to offer customers investment protection.
  • The switch supports numerous, high-capacity port configurations in a compact, 1RU form factor.


Dell S6010

  • The Dell Networking S6010-ON is designed for demanding data center environments to provide optimum density and price point.
  • The Dell S6010-ON delivers line-rate performance with a non-blocking switching fabric, improved packet buffering and reduced oversubscription.

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Dell and Peering One To Offer Hybrid Cloud Solution

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 7, 2016 – Dell has announced the signing of its first reseller in Asia Pacific (including Japan) with Peering One, a leading provider of cloud and datacenter services in Malaysia, to provide the Dell Hybrid Cloud System (DHCS) for Microsoft for enterprises in Malaysia.

With the availability of DHCS for Microsoft, large institutions in Malaysia now have access to a hybrid cloud solution that radically simplifies customer cloud experience, control and automates maintenance, allowing them to adopt hybrid cloud in a much faster and flexible manner.

The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, featuring technology jointly developed with Microsoft, is designed to break through the hybrid cloud adoption barriers of complexity, cost and control. Customers will be able to go from zero to operational hybrid cloud – having the flexibility of selecting their preferred cloud either on-premise, hosted or public cloud; hosting and scaling cloud applications on demand as user or business needs change; and also enable customers to perform backup or disaster recovery to the cloud – all in under three hours.

According to a Dell worldwide poll of IT decision makers (ITDM) , 9 in 10 say a hybrid cloud strategy is important to achieve a Future-Ready Enterprise. The Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI 2015) also revealed that 55 percent of organizations globally indicated use of more than one type of cloud. The GTAI 2015 also cites cost and security as the biggest barriers to adopting and implementing cloud, and complexity is the barrier most often associated with hybrid cloud.

“The challenges most customers face on their cloud journey are clear. They tell us it’s too complex, the cost-risk is too high, and control isn’t transparent,” said Mak Chin Wah, general manager, Enterprise Solutions, South Asia, Dell. “All customers want is to simplify and accelerate their journey to the cloud, and that includes customers in Malaysia. Now they can – with a solution that will help enable a hybrid cloud strategy and remove many of the traditional barriers that customers face.”

“The availability of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, featuring Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard, will help enterprise customers in Malaysia move to the cloud in a way that makes sense for their business. We are delivering a solution that allows them to move workloads to the public cloud or keep it on premise – with ease,” said Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia. “Our partnership With Dell, we are delivering on that vision beyond the typical virtualization integrated systems on the market today by providing Azure-consistent hybrid cloud services and a fast time-to-value to help customers enable their hybrid cloud strategy.”

“The feedback we have been getting from the market is that businesses are intrigued by the cloud, but are held back by concerns around data security, cost and the complexity in managing such an environment. For these customers, the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft addresses the issues head on,” said Wong Chee Voon, Managing Director, Peering One.

“Businesses whose IT infrastructure is due for a refresh and are looking to offload capital expenditure investment; those who want the capability to easily manage workloads on both private and public clouds through one integrated system; or where data sovereignty is paramount – these enterprises should really consider a hybrid cloud approach.”

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Dell Hybrid Cloud System For Microsoft Rapidly Deploys In Less Than Three Hours

Extending the success of Dell’s exclusive collaboration with Microsoft on its Cloud Platform System Premium, the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is the world’s first integrated hybrid cloud solution validated with Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard that can go from zero to an operational hybrid cloud in under three hours. This new system delivers simplified, automated deployment and maintenance capabilities; and unparalleled hybrid cloud governance, control and policy-based automation for Microsoft Azure.

The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft provides customers with:

  • On-premise private cloud, with consistent Azure public cloud access in less than three hours, and minimized downtime with unified system updates that are non-disruptive, fully automated, dependency-aware and smart-sequenced.
  • Unified, simplified private-with-public cloud management and consumption control across Windows Azure Pack (WAP), Azure and other cloud services.

The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is built around CPS Standard, which combines optimized Dell modular infrastructure with pre-configured Microsoft CPS software, including Microsoft’s proven software stack and Azure Services for back-up, site recovery and operational insights.


Peering One Benefits From Deploying DHCS For Microsoft In-House – Now Offering It To Customers

Peering One is a leading provider of cloud and datacenter services for corporate customers – providing cloud system integration and managed services for on-premise private cloud into hybrid cloud and/or public cloud. Peering One’s datacenter was the first datacenter in Malaysia and second datacenter in South-East Asia to secure a Tier III Design Certification, meeting the high reliability and availability level accredited by Uptime Institute.

Peering One was the first in Asia Pacific (including Japan) to deploy the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft for its own virtual private cloud, and is now offering the cloud business model to its customers in Malaysia. Its experience with DHCS for Microsoft has been a highly positive one. The solution comes fully integrated and was easy to deploy right off the shelf. It can co-exist with existing infrastructure especially with networking and security devices while adding on new workloads on both private and public clouds, offering much needed flexibility that enterprise customers need today.

“With DHCS for Microsoft, customers can seamlessly deploy a total hybrid cloud solution based on their individual needs – a combination of on-premise, private or public cloud. Being a user ourselves and knowing what customers are looking for, we are confident this solution will help make the move to a hybrid cloud platform a quick and easy one for enterprises in Malaysia,” said Wong.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 Laptop Review Rev. 2.0

The Dell Inspiron family of laptops are designed for the home or home office. As such, they offer a variety of designs in three different series – the Inspiron 7000 Series, the Inspiron 5000 Series and the Inspiron 3000 Series. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their latest 2-in-1 laptops from the Dell Inspiron 7000 Series – the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568).

Do note that Dell offers two Dell Inspiron 15 7000 models. The standard (non-convertible) version has a specific model number of 7559, while the 2-in-1 convertible version has a specific model number of 7568.

Updated @ 2016-04-07 : Updated many aspects of the review. Clarified the official name as the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 Laptop.


Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 15 7568 2-in-1 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) comes in a brown, nondescript Dell laptop box. Inside, the laptop itself is cradled between two cardboard spacers. A small compartment on the side contained the power brick and cable, while a small leaflet on the laptop’s safety and regulatory compliance can be found inside as well.

The Inspiron 15 7568 did not come with any manual or CD. Since this is a review unit, we are not sure if this is the standard kit. After all, it didn’t even ship with the correct power plug.


The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is a premium convertible laptop that is designed to switch effortlessly between the standard laptop mode, and a tablet mode. Although 2-in-1 convertible laptops are not new, this model is unique in that it has a large 15.6″ display, making it one of the very few 15.6″ convertible laptops in the market.

It ships with a matte black display cover and base. Unlike some other Dell Inspiron models, you cannot swap them for different coloured covers. The palm rest area has a brushed aluminium finish, which feels cool to touch and makes it easier visually to pick out the individual keys of the black keyboard.

There are two types of 2-in-1 laptops. The detachable type allows you to pull off the screen section to use as a tablet. It allows the tablet to be thinner and lighter.

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is classified as convertible type – you switch to the tablet mode by flipping the keyboard section all the way over. This makes for a thicker and heavier tablet, but it also allows the Dell Inspiron 15 7568 to used in different modes – laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode, tablet mode.

Although the 15.6″ capacitive touch screen offers a lot of display real estate, we immediately found that it was unwieldy to use in its tablet mode. The Dell Inspiron 15 7568 weighs 2.17 kg, and that is compounded by the large display. You will not be cradling it very long with one arm. It is really best used in one of the other three modes.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) Specifications

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) Laptop
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)
Pre-Installed SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
Processor6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor
- 2.5 GHz base frequency. 3.1 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
Memory8 GB Single Channel DDR3L-1600 memory
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520
Display15.6" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Storage1 TB Toshiba MQ02ABF100 hard disk drive
- 5400 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA3
Optical DriveNone
Wireless ConnectivityIntel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
CameraIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone array
Audio2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
BatteryIntegrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 43 WHr / 3700 mAh @ 11.4 V
A/C Adapter45 watt AC adapter
PortsHDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 2
Noble lock slot
SD / MMC card slot
KeyboardFull-sized, backlit, spill-resistant keyboard
TouchpadMulti-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
DimensionsHeight : 19.9 mm (0.78")
Width : 381.9 mm (15.04")
Depth : 252.5 mm (9.94")
Weight2.17 kg (4.8 lbs)
Warranty (Default)2 Year ProSupport (Next Business Day Onsite Service)
Regulatory ComplianceE-Star 6, EPEAT Silver

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Closer Look At The Inspiron 15 7000 (7568)

On the left side of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon), you will find a Noble lock slot, the power port, a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and a headphone port. The USB 3.0 port next to the HDMI port supports PowerShare, which allows you to recharge your mobile devices even when the Inspiron 15 is powered down.

The Dell Inspiron 15 7568 does not have an optical drive (who still uses one these days?), so you will only find a USB 3.0 port and a SD / MMC card reader on the far end, and a Power button and a volume control toggle near the front end.

Just around the corner is a small LED light that serves as a Power and battery status light :

Solid white – Power adapter is connected, and the battery has more than 5% charge.

Solid yellow – Computer is running on battery, and the battery has less than 5% charge.

Off – Computer is in sleep state, hibernation or turned off / Computer is running and the battery has more than 5% charge

Note the rubber strip near the LED light. There’s another one on the other side of the keyboard. They protect the brushed aluminium surface of the palm rest and the glass surface of the display from each other.

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) has a full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard with backlit keys. It also comes with a large, multi-touch touchpad that supports gestures and scrolling. Those who come from a Mac background will love it.

Like all convertible laptops, the Dell Inspiron 15 7568 uses a special hinge. It is not just the ability to completely fold the keyboard section behind the display. The hinge also has a constant friction that allows it to be easily used to convert the Inspiron 15 7568 into four different modes.

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Although the Inspiron 15 7568 has a nice and large capacitive touch screen display, Dell appeared to have skipped the oleophobic coating, or didn’t use a particularly good one. It was quite susceptible to fingerprint stains.

Flipping the Inspiron 15 7568 over, you will find two small speaker slots on each side, just under the palm rest. Each speaker has a 2.5 W peak power output. Near the back is a small black label with the Service Tag and Express Service Code.

Right next to it is a series of vents for the CPU cooler. There is another set of vents hidden under it. They both allow the heat from the Intel Core i7-6500U processor inside to be exhausted out the back of the laptop. This is the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor (codenamed Skylake), so it is not just very powerful, it also uses and dissipates relatively little heat – just 15 W.

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Power & Battery Life

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) may look like a typical 15.6″ laptop but it is a power-sipper. That’s why Dell pairs it with a small 45 W power brick. This is an advantage because it means a lighter bag when you travel.

That said, the Inspiron 15 7568 is literally crippled by its small 3-cell lithium-ion battery. The Intel Core i7-6500U may sip power but there’s only so much battery life you can squeeze from such a small 43 Whr (3,700 mAh @ 11.4 V) battery.

In our real world tests, we could use it for 4-6 hours before we had to recharge it. That’s pretty good for a 15.6″ notebook on such a small battery, but in this day and age of laptops and tablets lasting 8-12 hours, it’s honestly a little disappointing.

Dell would do well to pack on a little more juice into the next version. Especially when this battery is only rated for 300 cycles. This would mean that its battery life will fall quite rapidly after a year or two of use.


Performance & Storage

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is powered by the Intel Core i7-6500U processor. Windows will show that there are four cores, but this is a dual-core processor that supports HyperThreading – hence, the four logical cores. Backed by 4 MB of L2 cache, this is a fast processor. More so when you consider the fact that it only sips 15 W of power.

The Inspiron 15 7568 won’t have any problem handling office applications. You can even edit photos on its large full HD display without breaking a sweat. However, the Intel processor is a little hobbled by the Inspiron 15 7568’s single-channel design. Yes, there is only a single SODIMM slot, so the Core i7-6500U is running with half of its peak memory bandwidth.

The Inspiron 15 7568 will feel sluggish at times, but this is not due to its single-channel memory design. The sluggishness is most apparent when you boot it up, and when you load large applications. This is due to the fact that Dell chose to equip this 2-in-1 laptop with a 5400 RPM hard disk drive – the Toshiba MQ02ABF100.

Most 2-in-1 laptop designs use solid state drives (SSDs) because they are not only much faster, they are smaller, lighter and use less power. Dell’s choice to use a hard disk drive instead is the reason for its thicker form factor, heftier weight, occasionally sluggish performance, and arguably lower battery life. On the bright side, you get a lot more storage – 1 TB.

Unless storage space is critical to you, we still think an SSD would have been a better choice due to the way these 2-in-1 laptops are used. SSDs are virtually impervious to shock and vibration, while hard disk drives are not.



The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) is BIG. It has a 15.6″ display after all. It is 382 mm (15″) wide, and 253 mm (10″) deep, with a thickness of 20.3 mm (0.8″). For comparison, we placed the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 over it. As you can see, you can actually place four ZenPad 7.0 tablets over the Inspiron 15 7568 laptop. That’s how big it is.

Although it is designed to be used as a tablet, it is frankly much too large and heavy to carry comfortably with one arm. It weighs 2.17 kg (4.8 lbs) after all. You will end up using it in the regular laptop mode, or in either the tent or stand mode, where you don’t actually have to carry it.

In the non-tablet modes, it is great. Its large TrueLife display delivers bright, crisp images with a wide 160° viewing angle. Perfect for presentations or movies.


Our Verdict

If you are planning to use the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) as a tablet, you can stop right there. It is too heavy and unwieldy to hold with one arm for long. It won’t be long before you forgo the tablet mode completely.

We also think that Dell made a mistake in using a hard disk drive, instead of a solid state drive. That contributed to its weight, thickness and power consumption, while being a drag on its performance. If Dell offers an SSD storage option, we would highly recommend you opt for it.

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We also wished Dell added a bigger battery. Of course, this would make the Inspiron 15 7568 too heavy to carry like a tablet. Then again, was it ever ergonomic to carry such a large tablet? As it stands, the Inspiron 15 7568 is limited by its relatively short battery life.

That is a shame since the Inspiron 15 7568 packs quite a powerful processor with enough memory to handle even the most strenuous work. Its large, bright and vivid display was also a real pleasure to use. Once you try it, you will never want to go back to the cheap TN panels that is used in many low-cost laptops.

We would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop (Amazon) to anyone who wants a powerful laptop with lots of storage space AND the ability to use it in stand or tent modes. Otherwise, you might as well get the “regular” Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop instead.

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Dell SonicWALL Capture ATP Service Launched

March 8, 2016Dell has announced the launch of the Dell SonicWALL Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Service, which enhances organizations’ ability to safeguard against today’s shape-shifting cyber threats. Taking a first-to-market, adaptive, multi-engine sandboxing approach, Dell Security is incorporating the VMRay third-generation Analyzer threat detection analysis engine with the Lastline Breach Detection platform and the Dell SonicWALL Sonic Sandbox threat analysis engine, to deliver a three-layer level of defense that organizations need to safeguard against today’s unknown threats.

This new cloud offering reinforces the commitment Dell Security has made to delivering comprehensive protection against the meteoric growth of zero-day attacks targeting businesses today, as identified in the Dell Security 2015 Threat Report.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Today, organizations of every size are targeted by a diverse range of cyber criminals who continually seek, find and exploit security holes in applications and infrastructure to gain access to the network, often perpetrating serious harm within minutes.

According to the newly published 2016 Dell Security Annual Threat Report, the Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team documented a 73 percent increase in unique malware samples collected over the previous year. Most of these threats were targeted, evasive and zero-day attacks found across computing systems and devices.

With smarter threats and malware often designed to detect the presence of a virtual sandbox and evade discovery, organizations need an intelligent, advanced threat detection system that not only analyzes the behavior of suspicious files, but also uncovers hidden malware without being detected itself.

Industry analyst firm Gartner stated, “IT risk and security leaders must invest in technical, procedural and human capabilities to detect when a compromise occurs. They must provide the tools for first responders to react quickly and investigate the source and impact of breaches, compromises and incidents.”


Dell SonicWALL : Evasion-Proof Protection Against Zero-Day And Advanced Persistent Threats

The triple combination of VMRay Analyzer and Lastline Breach Detection with Dell SonicWALL Sonic Sandbox sandboxing engines, which analyzes suspicious objects in parallel, delivers a virtually evasion-proof security solution that not only analyzes the file and reports malicious file behavior, but automates security by blocking malware at the gateway until a verdict is determined. SonicWALL Capture conducts not only virtual sandbox analysis, but also full system emulation and hypervisor-level analysis across all key OS environments, and file types for virtually any file size.

Further infiltration of the identified malware/threat is prevented with fast deployment of remediation signatures through the Dell SonicWALL GRID, Dell Security’s cloud forensics platform that leverages real-time analytics from more than one million connected next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) worldwide. The service scales to specific organizational needs by leveraging the cloud subscription service delivery model, which works in concert with all Dell SonicWALL NGFWs.


Dell SonicWALL Availability

  • The Dell SonicWALL Capture ATP Service solution is currently in a comprehensive beta evaluation and will be available for purchase by mid-year 2016.
  • Sign up to participate in the Dell SonicWALL Capture ATP Protection Service beta program.
  • Dell Security solutions are available worldwide, both direct and through channel partners.


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New 2016 Dell Data Protection Solutions Announced

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 29, 2016 – Dell today announced a series of new data protection solutions to help organizations better protect business-critical systems, applications, and data – either on premises or in the cloud. Offerings include:

  • the general availability of Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery;
  • three new data deduplication appliances models;
  • new Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition; and
  • the new Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup 11.

These updates to the data protection product portfolio reinforce Dell’s commitment to driving innovation and giving customers the choice and flexibility they need to quickly address evolving backup and recovery needs as they move data and applications to the cloud.


Instant Recovery For The Cloud Era With Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery, Now Available

Generally available today, Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery integrates proven and familiar features of AppAssure and other leading Dell IP to help eliminate downtime for customer environments. Customers can attain ZeroImpact recovery of systems, applications and data across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Rapid Snap for Applications technology takes snapshots of entire physical or virtual environments up to every five minutes.

This gives users immediate access to data in the event of an incident and the power to restore in real time as if nothing ever happened. In addition, Rapid Snap for Virtual technology offers agentless protection of VMware VMs.


Backup More And Store Less With New DR Series Deduplication Appliances

New releases to the award-winning Dell DR series of deduplication appliances include the new Dell DR4300e, DR4300 and DR6300. The new Dell DR appliances deliver increased capacity, speed and performance, enabling customers to backup more data and store less. Dell DR appliances leverage the industry’s first, free source-side deduplication capabilities to relieve network bandwidth congestion and boost ingest performance, ensuring that backups get completed on time, every time.

  • An ideal fit for mid-market organizations, the DR4300 delivers up to 108TB of usable capacity while ingesting up to 23TB of data per hour. The entry-level DR4300e is a smaller scale, low-cost appliance that can scale up to 27TB while offering all the features of the DR Series. With these offerings, small and mid-market organizations can now easily adopt enterprise-grade data deduplication capabilities that have traditionally been out of reach.
  • The DR6300 is a larger midmarket and small enterprise solution that delivers up to 360TB of usable capacity while ingesting up to 29TB of data per hour, delivering the scalability needed to support growing environments.

Built on the latest 13th generation Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell DR appliances support 16 of the industry’s leading backup applications and can easily be added to an existing data protection environment. Combining deduplication ratios from 15:1 up to 30:1 with a flexible, all-inclusive licensing model, Dell DR appliances deliver better performance at a lower cost than competing offerings.


Freemium Protection And Recovery For Windows Clients

To help companies protect the growing volumes of data created by endpoint devices, Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition will be available in a light-weight, easy-to-use software offering that gives customers a robust endpoint protection and recovery solution for Windows clients.

A no-cost, set-and-forget client protection solution designed for a single user, the freemium offering provides file deduplication and compression to reduce storage costs and enables fast recovery of lost data.


Increase Scalability And Performance With Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup v11

Dell NetVault Backup is a cross-platform, enterprise backup and recovery solution that offers one of the broadest spectrums of OS, application, and backup target support in the industry. Version 11 delivers the increased scalability and improved performance needed to simplify backup in even the most diverse and rapidly growing IT environments.

New features of Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup 11 include:

  • Enterprise Windows client deployment manager that allows customers to target up to 1,000 clients for automated installation, increasing both efficiency and scalability.
  • High-performance file system multi-streaming capability that allows customers to break up backups into smaller, simultaneously executed chunks to increase performance.
  • Restartable VMware backups so users pick up where a job left off.


Strengthening A Powerhouse Portfolio

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Dell Data Protection solutions deliver an unmatched depth and breadth of capabilities to help customers instantly restore the critical systems, data, and applications that power their businesses, even before the business knows they are down. More than 70,000 customers worldwide use Dell Data Protection solutions to protect everything from laptops, desktops, and tablets, to physical and virtual servers, to public and private cloud environments.

All Dell Data Protection solutions are developed with a mid-market design point and are scalable, easy to use, and cost-effective. This allows organizations to spend less time worrying about whether their apps and data will be available, and more time focused on using them to innovate and transform the business.


Dell Data Protection Availability:

  • Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery is available now worldwide. A free upgrade for current AppAssure license holders is also available.
  • The Dell DR4300e, DR4300 and DR6300 are available now worldwide.
  • Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition will be available worldwide beginning in early March.
  • Dell NetVault Backup 11 is available now worldwide.

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Dell Security Annual Threat Report 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 23, 2016 – Dell today announced the results of the Dell Security Annual Threat Report detailing the cybercrime trends that shaped 2015 and identifying top emerging security risks for 2016.

The report, based on data collected throughout 2015 from the Dell SonicWALL Global Response Intelligence Defense (GRID) network with daily feeds from more than one million firewalls and tens of millions of connected endpoints, Dell SonicWALL network traffic and other industry sources, equips organizations with practical, evidenced-based advice so they can effectively prepare for and prevent attacks.

This year’s report details four developing trends in cybercrime.

  1. The evolution of exploit kits to stay one step ahead of security systems.
  2. A continued surge in SSL/TLS encryption that is giving cybercriminals more opportunities to conceal malware from firewalls.
  3. The continued rise of Android malware.
  4. A marked increase in the number of malware attacks.

“Many of the breaches in 2015 were successful because cybercriminals found and exploited a weak link in victims’ security programs due to disconnected or outdated point solutions that could not catch these anomalies in their ecosystem,” said Curtis Hutcheson, general manager, Dell Security. “Each successful attack provides an opportunity for security professionals to learn from others’ oversights, examine their own strategies and shore up the holes in their defense systems. At Dell Security, we believe the best way for customers to protect themselves is to inspect every packet on their network and validate every entitlement for access.”


Threat Findings From 2015

One of the best ways to predict and prepare for emergent threats is to analyze information about recent breaches. Dell’s predictions and security recommendations for 2016 revolve around four key findings from 2015:

1. Exploit kits evolved to stay one step ahead of security systems, with greater speed, heightened stealth and novel shapeshifting abilities.

In 2015, exploit kit behavior continued to be dynamic, creating a rise in the number and types of kits
available. The year’s most active kits proved to be Angler, Nuclear, Magnitude and Rig. The sheer
volume of exploit kits available gave attackers limitless opportunities to target the latest zero-day
vulnerabilities, including those appearing in Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader and Microsoft Silverlight.
Dell SonicWALL noted a few key evolutions in 2015’s exploit kits, including:

  • Use of anti-forensic mechanisms to evade security systems – In September 2015, the Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team discovered a major, unclassified exploit kit, which the team named Spartan. This kit effectively hid from security systems by encrypting its initial code and generating its exploitative code in memory, never writing to disk.
  • Upgrades in evasion techniques, such as URL pattern changes – Dell SonicWALL observed the Nuclear exploit kit first using search?q as part of the URL for its landing page redirect campaign in September 2015. In October 2015, this URL segment changed to /url?sa, making it difficult for anti-virus software and firewalls to keep up. It was also common for kits to check for anti-virus software or virtual environments, such as VMware or VirtualBox, and to modify their code accordingly for higher success rates.
  • Changes to landing page redirection techniques – Cybercriminals no longer necessarily use standard document.write or iframe redirection. In 2015, some of the larger attacks like Magnitude used steganography, which involves concealing the file, message, image or video within another file, message, image or video.
  • Modifications in landing page entrapment techniques – Some attacks directly called JavaScript’s functions to determine the browser and plugins victims were using, rather than leveraging the entire JavaScript PluginDetect library in plain or obfuscated form.

2. Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption continued to surge, leading to under-the-radar hacks affecting at least 900 million users in 2015.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Using SSL/TLS encryption, or HTTPS traffic, skilled attackers can cipher command and control communications and malicious code to evade intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and anti-malware inspection systems. These attacks can be extremely effective, simply because most companies do not have the right infrastructure to detect them. Legacy network security solutions typically either don’t have the ability to inspect SSL/TLS-encrypted traffic or their performance is so low that they become unusable when conducting the inspection.

Attackers took full advantage of this lack of visibility, coupled with the growth of HTTPS traffic throughout the year. In August 2015, an attack leveraged SSL/TLS encryption to disguise an infected advertisement on Yahoo, exposing as many as 900 million users to malware. This campaign redirected Yahoo visitors to a site that was infected by the Angler exploit kit.i An additional 10 million users were likely affected in the weeks prior by accessing ads placed by a marketing company called E-planning.

Dell SonicWALL noted an increase in the number of HTTPS connections, as well as geographical
differences in its use:

  • In the fourth quarter of 2015, HTTPS connections (SSL/TLS) made up an average of 64.6 percent of web connections, outpacing the growth of HTTP throughout most of the year.
  • In January 2015, HTTPS connections were 109 percent higher than in the previous January. Furthermore, each month throughout 2015 saw an average of 53 percent increase over the corresponding month in 2014.
  • On virtually opposite ends of the spectrum, HTTPS made up 81.6 percent of web connections in North Korea in 2015, while it made up only 34.4 percent in South Korea. China had by far the lowest HTTPS usage at only 8.63 percent of web connections.

3. Malware for the Android ecosystem continued to rise compared to 2014, putting the lion’s share of the smartphone market at risk.

In 2015, Dell SonicWALL saw a wide range of new offensive and defensive techniques that attempted to increase the strength of attacks against the Android ecosystem.

Stagefright was, in theory, one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities ever discovered for Android. The
vulnerability was embedded deeply in the Android operating system and affected all of the estimated 1
billion devices running Froyo 2.2 to Lollipop 5.1.1. Thankfully, Dell SonicWALL and other security
organizations observed no infections from Stagefright before Google discovered and patched it.

Dell SonicWALL noted a few emerging trends among the attacks against Android devices in 2015:

  • Android-specific ransomware began to gain popularity throughout the year. In September 2015, Dell SonicWALL observed a new ransomware variant that added a randomly generated PIN to the typical ransomware lock screen.
  • Android malware writers continued to find innovative ways to evade detection and analysis. In 2015, they began shipping malicious code as part of a library file, rather than a classes file, which is more commonly scanned by anti-virus software. Taking this a step further, 2015 saw the rise of a new Android malware called AndroidTitanium that stored its malicious contents on a Unix library file in the lib folder as libTitaniumCore.so. This .so file was loaded as a native library by the classes from the classes.dex file. By simply referring to the content saved somewhere else, the malware kept the classes.dex file itself free of malicious content.
  • The financial sector continued to be a prime target for Android malware, with a number of malicious threats targeting banking apps on infected devices. In November 2015, Dell SonicWALL discovered an Android campaign created to steal credit card and banking-related information from infected devices. Many of the malicious Android packages (APKs) in this campaign used the official Google Play Store as a conduit to trick victims into entering their credit card information. Some also monitored a few hardcoded apps, particularly financial apps, in order to steal login information. These malicious apps could also remotely execute commands received via SMS messages and transfer device-related data to the attackers.

4. Malware attacks nearly doubled to 8.19 billion; popular malware families continued to morph from season to season and differed across geographic regions.

In 2015 alone, Dell SonicWALL received 64 million unique malware samples, compared to 37 million in 2014. Moreover, the number of attack attempts almost doubled, from 4.2 billion in 2014 to 8.19 billion in 2015. This pervasive threat is wreaking havoc on the cyber world and causing significant damage to government agencies, organizations, companies and even individuals. Sometimes malware narrowly targets one population by design; sometimes it affects certain groups more heavily for external reasons.

The type of malware in circulation that Dell SonicWALL observed in 2015 varied widely across
timeframes, countries and interest groups:

  • Long-lasting malware – The Dyre Wolf corporate banking Trojan was one of the most active malware variants of the year. It came onto the scene in February of 2015 and remained somewhat active through December. By April, companies had already lost between $1.5 and $6.5 million to Dyre Wolf.iv,vDyre Wolf enjoyed such a long lifespan for several reasons including its profitability (attractive to attackers), frequent binary code updates, sophisticated anti-detection techniques and ease of spreading. The combination of Dyre Wolf and Parite topped malware network traffic through 2015. Other long-lasting malware included TongJi, a widely used malicious JavaScript by multiple drive-by campaigns; Virut, a general cybercrime botnet active since at least 2006; and the resurgence of Conficker, a well-known computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system since 2008.
  • Geographically dominant malware – There was a strong geographic correlation to the popularity of individual malware variants throughout 2015. One geographical attack that made its political intentions clear was the Upatre Trojan, which was dominant in Germany in June and July 2015. Upatre presented compromised users with an anti-drone message, urging victims to stand up to the U.S Government against the use of drones in war. In October and November 2015, the Spartan exploit kit discovered by Dell SonicWALL was most highly concentrated in Russia. Meanwhile, the Windows XP malware CVE-2010-2568 was extremely popular in India, where the operating system is still in widespread use.

Next Page > Key Industry Observations of 2015, Predictions For 2016, Key Takeaways

Key Industry Observations of 2015

In today’s connected world, it’s vital to maintain 360 degrees of vigilance. Your security program
extends from your own software and systems, to employees’ training and access, to everyone who
accesses your network or data.


Predictions for 2016

1. Based on our 2015 observations and industry knowledge, we predict four trends to emerge in 2016:

The battle between HTTPS encryption and threat scanning will continue to rage, as companies fear performance trade-offs.

[adrotate banner=”4″]2. Many Flash zero-day viruses were discovered and exploited in 2015.

However, this number will drop gradually because major browser vendors, such as Google and Mozilla, have stopped supporting Flash plugins.

3. Malicious threats will target Android Pay through the vulnerabilities of Near Field
Communication (NFC).

These attacks may leverage malicious Android apps and point-of-sale (POS) terminals, tools that are easy to acquire and manipulate for hackers.

4. In July 2015, Wired magazine reported that two hackers remotely gained control of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

There are few cars currently equipped with Android Auto, but with time the number is expected to grow. We can expect malicious entities to invade this new frontier soon, possibly via ransomware (where the victim must pay to exit the vehicle) or even more dangerous intent.


Final Takeaways

Once again in 2015, a massive number of breaches succeeded against organizations who thought they were doing everything right. The solution is for companies to approach security as an end-to-end problem. From the creation and storage of data to its consumption and every transit channel in between, if security is weak at any point, the whole system risks collapsing.

Picture a security program as one of architecture’s most fundamentally stable shapes: the arch. If all the pieces of the arch are in place, it’s an unshakeable structure, even gaining strength as it gains load. However, if one of the pieces of the arch is missing or flimsy, the arch will crumble under the slightest weight, no matter how strong the other bricks are.

For security professionals, that means examining your program from every angle, asking each of the following questions:

While absolute perfection may be unattainable, striving for a near-perfect level of security across the
board is the only way to avoid breaches like those experienced in 2015. That means it’s up to IT leaders
like you to create strong policies that extend to all departments of their organizations. It’s equally
imperative to communicate why those policies are important and to maintain oversight of their

Be knowledgeable, be methodical, and finally, be a strong champion for end-to-end security in your
organization. The best way to ensure your organization does not become a victim of data breaches is
by learning from the mistakes of organizations that have.


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New Dell Data Protection Endpoint Security Suite Launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – February 16, 2016 – Dell today announced the availability of the Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise, which integrates Cylance technology using artificial intelligence and machine learning to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware.

As part of this solution, Dell also announced the availability of a new post-boot BIOS verification solution for Dell commercial PCs, which allows customers to ensure their device remains free from malware during the boot process. The post-boot BIOS verification solution will be integrated on Dell commercial PCs with the purchase of the Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise license.

The new BIOS verification functionality uses a secure cloud environment to compare and test an individual BIOS image against the official measurements held in the Dell BIOS lab. By conducting this test in an off-device environment, users can be assured that the post-boot image is not compromised as the testing takes place in a secure cloud platform and not on a potentially infected device. The verification helps extend security throughout the entire device lifecycle and provides greater visibility for administrators wanting to stop malicious BIOS attacks.

The BIOS verification feature will initially be available on Dell’s range of commercial PCs with a 6th Generation Intel chipset, which includes the widely applauded portfolio of Latitude PCs that were recently announced at CES, as well as select Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and XPS PCs and Dell Venue Pro tablets.

[adrotate banner=”4″]With this functionality, Dell strengthens its ability to provide the most secure commercial PCs in the industry today with best-in-class endpoint security solutions from the Dell Data Protection suite, including comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and leading-edge malware protection from a single source – and now also BIOS verification.

The Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise is the only endpoint security suite available today that integrates Cylance technology that employs artificial intelligence to protect against the execution of advanced persistent threats and malware including zero day attacks, and targeted attacks such as spear phishing and ransomware.

According to Cylance testing, the new solution offers a significantly higher level of protection, stopping 99 percent of malware and advanced persistent threats, far above the average 50 percent efficacy rating of many traditional anti-virus solutions .

The new Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise is a single solution that simplifies endpoint security and compliance for overburdened IT departments so they can focus on enabling end user mobility and productivity. Key benefits include:

  • No Signatures: The advanced threat protection technology is based on artificial intelligence and dynamic mathematical models with minimal false positives, eliminating the need for constant signature updates.
  • Consolidated Management and Compliance: Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise minimizes the time and resources needed to manage endpoint security by allowing companies to remotely manage all components using a single, non-disruptive console that includes consolidated status and compliance reports. It also satisfies compliance with industry standards, meeting PCI DSS, HIPAA HITECH and Microsoft requirements for anti-virus and anti-malware solutions.
  • Proactive Prevention: Preventing malware significantly reduces remediation costs and employee down time associated with wiping the drive, reimaging the hard disk and reinstalling the operating system and application software.
  • Enhanced Performance and Security: Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise uses a fraction of the system resources, such as CPU or memory, associated with anti-virus and traditional malware solutions. Local detection with no need for a constant cloud connection ensures mobile workers can work where and how they want without worry.
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KT Ong, General Manager, Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia
“The growing complexity of BIOS-specific attacks, and with new malware variants possessing the ability to reinstall themselves within the BIOS, organizations need a more sophisticated way to know that their systems have not been compromised. Dell’s unique post-boot BIOS verification technology for its commercial PCs gives IT the assurance that employees’ systems are secure every time they use the device, making them the most secure in the industry.”

Stuart McClure, CEO, Cylance

“The combined Dell and Cylance advanced threat protection capability makes for the world’s most secure computing platforms. Global organizations, through Dell, can now feel confident in their ability to prevent a cyber attack from being successful. Whether an errant email link via a phishing attempt, invisible web site malicious software download or advanced nation-state targeted attack, we can stop them.”

Ray Barth, Manager of Network Operations, Citation Oil & Gas

“The general availability of Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise is a huge advantage for Dell customers. We were looking for an improved approach to endpoint protection and reduction/elimination of the time that support staff has to spend addressing endpoint breaches; we made a strategic decision to replace our legacy server and client software. After implementing Cylance we realized significant benefits in accuracy, visibility, and control. Incidents that have required support staff to put hands on a device have dropped to zero and dormant malware previously undiscovered has been blocked.”



Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise is now available for both Dell commercial PCs and as a security solution across heterogeneous IT environments.

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Dell One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords

Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 4, 2016 – Dell today announced that its newest Identity and Access Management solution, Dell One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, is available in Malaysia through Dell Security channel partners.


Dell One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords

Dell Security is helping partners identify a significant customer opportunity by complementing and expanding their current network security portfolio so organizations of all sizes, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, get access to a complete suite of security solutions from one source. This is a natural extension of channel partners’ security portfolio, as it can help further secure Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) by locking down the privileged passwords associated with them.

This is the first time Dell Security has offered an identity and access management solution through its channel partners at the initial product launch, further establishing a partner-led selling model across Dell Security solutions. It’s also the first of many strategic announcements planned from Dell Security in the coming months to build out the connected security ecosystem.

Managing privileged passwords is often time-consuming and cumbersome, and can lead to a security breach if done incorrectly. With a user-friendly interface, Dell One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords goes beyond other industry offerings to deliver a simple installation and administration process through an unmatched, pre-hardened appliance that provides locked-down support to protect organizations from risk during installation and ongoing operation.

This interface soon will become the single console for managing all Dell privileged management solutions, enabling simple, effective administration and reporting on privileged access to maximize productivity and accelerate ROI.


Control and secure privileged accounts, alleviate risks, and ease overall management

Small and medium-sized businesses that need identity and access management solutions to complement and strengthen their security postures now can add Dell One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to the best-in-class network security offerings available through Dell Security channel partners. It includes the following new features:

  • Automates and secures the process of granting administrators the credentials necessary to perform their duties. Ensures that when administrators require elevated access for shared and privileged credentials, it’s granted according to established policy.
  • Simplifies installation and administration with a user-friendly interface for managing privileged accounts that enables users to securely gain access to the credential they need from almost any device, anywhere.
  • Provides a single, modular architecture that soon will serve as the launching point for all Dell privileged management solutions, including session management and monitoring, delegation, and AD bridging.
  • Includes numerous self-protection features at the hardware, system software, and application software layers that lock down access to the solution, making it resistant to attacks while simplifying installation and ongoing management.



  • Increases security
  • Satisfies audit demands by eliminating the sharing of privileged accounts
  • Increases IT efficiency and decreases privileged user frustration by streamlining access
  • Delivers individual accountability for shared account access
  • Deploys easily as a secure, scalable, purpose-built appliance
  • Reduces the effort in providing access reports for your next audit



Intuitive user interface — Designed to support business goals and maximize productivity, Safeguard’s intuitive multi-device interface accelerates user adoption and simplifies privilegedaccount management.

Secure appliance — Safeguard is delivered as a secure-hardened appliance that can only be accessed via a secure, role-based web interface, which eliminates concern about — and reduces effort — installing and securing access to the software itself. Because it does not have a console port or a console-level interface, it is protected from host-admin attacks, as well as database, OS or other systemlevel modifications. Its internal firewall protects against external-networkbased attacks and provides additional auditing capabilities.

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Release control — Manages password requests from authorized users for the accounts they are entitled to access, via a secure web browser connection with support for mobile devices. A password request can be automatically approved or require one or more additional approvals depending on the policy you set.

Change control — Supports configurable, granular change control of shared credentials, including time-based, last-use-based, and manual or forced change.

Favorites — Quickly access passwords that you use most-often use from the Favorites function on the login screen.

Secure password storage — Encrypts all stored privileged account passwords using AES 256-bit encryption. The appliance also includes full-disk encryption using BitLocker™ Drive Encryption.

Robust target support — Manages shared credentials on a wide range of target servers, network devices and applications.

Responsive Design — Supports password request, approval and retrieval via handheld devices.

Multilanguage support — Administrator interface supports localization through available language packs.

RBAC — Numerous admin-level roles enable granular delegation and workflows along with leastprivileged access.

Enterprise-ready integration — With several integration points, you can leverage existing investments.

Active Directory — Intelligent algorithms enable synchronization with Active Directory.

RESTful API — Quick and easy integration with most application development languages.

SIEM — All activities are outputted via syslog so they can easily be interpreted and alerted on by SIEM solutions.

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Dell OS10 Disaggregates The Network OS Stack

January 22, 2016 – Dell today extended its reach in Open Networking with the announcement of the Dell OS10 (Operating System 10) from Dell Networking. This next-generation networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data center environments.


Dell OS10 Disaggregates The Network OS Stack

The Dell OS10 software environment advances the functionality of modern data centers by disaggregating network software, so customers have more choice in how software is used throughout IT operations.

Disaggregating the Network OS Stack

The Dell OS10 platform is designed around new benchmarks for open software modularity so users can create the most efficient and flexible paths across networked systems. OS10 is comprised of a base module and various optional application modules. Now, what had formerly been bundled into tightly-integrated, vendor-specific stacks, has been separated to enhance customer choice, control and programmability.

  • OS10 Base Module – The Dell OS10 Base Module is available for free and runs a fully-open, unmodified Linux distribution. Linux is one of the most widely-used operating systems and can provide a common language across multiple IT layers including networking, storage and compute. The OS10 Base Module can leverage the Linux community-based benefits which can help enhance its programmability, portability, and flexibility for the application layer above it.

Below it, the Dell OS 10 Base Module employs the Open Compute Project Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) that enables a common, programmer-friendly language between vendor network operating systems and the particular silicon residing on the physical switch. Today, SAI helps web-scale companies and cloud providers take advantage of the latest silicon innovation by enabling them to program the switches more granularly.

  • Dell OS10 Application Modules – On top of the base module, OS10 can support traditional networking functions (L2/L3 protocols) from Dell as well as numerous third-party, native Linux, and open source applications such as IP, fabric and security services combined with management and automation tools. This allows customers to tailor IT operations for different use case and operational processes.


From Network Operations to Development Operations

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Dell OS10’s unmodified Linux base provides distinct advantages as customers increasingly look to design applications and data centers across server, storage and networking – not just one silo.

While OS10 will have appeal for traditional network operators seeking conventional programming means, the software will also appeal to DevOps communities seeking a consistent, common development environment across server, storage and networking elements.


Dell OS10 Availability

In March, Dell expects OS10 base module will begin shipping and Dell-developed application modules will enter beta testing for release later in the year.

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Future-Ready Workplace With New 2016 Dell Computers

January 14, 2016 – Dell today announced a comprehensive range of end-user 2016 Dell computing solutions that address the diverse demands of mobile workers and professionals worldwide. Designed to help users stay productive, these solutions bring the latest computing technologies within sleek form factors that meet the needs of a tech-savvy workforce always on the go.

Together with an industry-leading portfolio of software, peripherals and services, Dell is solidifying its position as an end-to-end IT solutions provider, by delivering the most secure, manageable and reliable systems available today. In partnership with Microsoft and Intel, these systems ship with the new Windows 10 platform and 6th Generation Intel Core processors or the latest Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations, enhancing customers’ everyday experience.

“2015 has been an amazing year for us, so we wish to continue meeting our customers’ most pressing computing needs by bringing together industry-leading solutions to deliver powerful and beautifully-balanced products to our customers.” said KT Ong, General Manager, Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia. “We are investing in this part of our business like never before, bringing new innovations to market that are redefining the role of the PC – whether it’s an ultra-mobile 2-in-1 or a desktop that now handles workloads for a mobile workforce who require a robust collaboration solution.”

Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia elaborates on this unique partnership, “Microsoft is accelerating its vision of being the productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world. Our goal is to empower every organization and individual to do more and achieve more, and nowhere is this more evident than with Windows 10. As of January this year, more than 76% of our enterprise customers are on active pilots of Windows 10, and we now have over 22 million devices running Windows 10 across enterprise and education customers. We are proud that together with Dell, we’re able to bring the familiarity of Windows together with top-notch computing solutions to businesses in Malaysia to address the working demands of an ever evolving workplace.”


Getting Future-Ready With New 2016 Dell Computers

In this video, Tan Hiang, the Senior Brand Manager (EUC) of Dell South Asia gives his presentation about getting the workplace future-ready. Then he reveals the slew of new Dell computers (including tablets, 2-in-1s, Precision ultrabooks, etc.) that is being launched that very day. Check it out!


New Latitude 13 7000, Latitude 12 7000, Latitude 11 5000

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The Latitude portfolio was founded upon business-class security, manageability and reliability. The entire Latitude 3000, 5000 and 7000 Series has been completely refreshed with thin and light designs, excellent efficiency and powerful processing options.

Dell has elevated its commercial lineup by taking design cues from its highly acclaimed XPS line, so commercial customers can enjoy the same sleek form factor and unique materials that deliver light weight and rigidity throughout the lineup.

With an emphasis on creating beautiful products that people will be proud to carry, the addition of the Latitude 13 7000 Series Ultrabook™, Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1, and Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 build off of the key pillars that IT demands while offering the high performance needed for today’s fast-paced and demanding work environments.


Precision Workstations Boasts More Power

Redesigned inside and out to meet the needs of creative professionals, the new mobile workstations combine the beauty of thinner, lighter industrial designs and brilliant displays with the performance of the latest graphics technology, new processors and faster memory and storage.

Significant updates have also been made to the entry fixed line of Dell Precision tower solutions to meet the needs of customers who require peak performance at an affordable price. Enhanced with certifications for professional applications and innovative support, the Precision workstations allows professionals to experience uninterrupted workflow for higher efficiency.

This portfolio makes huge leaps in performance with configuration options including the new 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, first Intel® Xeon® processors for mobile workstations and future Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 product families. The latest professional graphics from AMD and NVIDIA deliver significant compute capacity and best-in-class visual performance.

Innovative new screen options include the first PremierColor 4k Ultra HD displays with 100% minimum Adobe RGB color gamut. On the other hand, Full HD and UHD options on its InfinityEdge display offers a virtually borderless screen to give a 15.6″ viewing area in a shockingly small form factor.

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2016 Dell OptiPlex Desktops Optimize the Modern Workplace

The fully revamped OptiPlex portfolio, the world’s most secure and manageable commercial desktops, changes perceptions about the commercial desktop with its smaller, faster and more energy-efficient Micro Form Factor, Small Form Factor, and Mini Tower designs. The rapidly evolving workforce requires businesses to invest in technology that enables employees to work faster, make better decisions, and be more productive and collaborative.

The Mini Tower is 43 percent smaller than the previous generation and Micro desktops can save more than 7,700 square feet of valuable workspace when replacing 10,000 legacy desktops – this is important as companies are reimagining a more collaborative and future-ready work environment. The updated portfolio, which is leveraging a new 3000/5000/7000 model numbering structure to simplify product comparison and selection for customers, includes:

  • OptiPlex 7040: Enterprise-class desktop with premium management and security and the most expandability, including discrete graphics, dual hard drives and triple display, all in an innovative, compact design;
  • OptiPlex 5040: A full-featured commercial desktop with advanced performance, best-in-class security and manageability, without sacrificing the business-critical features;
  • OptiPlex 3040: A business desktop offering best-in-class security, manageability and high performance at the lowest entry price point for a commercial desktop;
  • OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-In-One (7440): The world’s most secure all-in-one with an ultra-sleek and premium design, a 23.8-inch Full HD display and an optional 4K Ultra HD display;
  • OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-In-One (3240): An all-in-one experience with business-class performance, productivity features, and new 21.5-inch Full HD display.


2016 Dell Peripherals

As the No. 1 monitor brand worldwide, Dell unveiled a new collection of CES Innovation Award-winning monitors, including a stunning Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor and two new InfinityEdge monitors that offer a virtually bezel-less display.

The Dell UltraSharp 30 Ultra HD 4K OLED monitor is Dell’s first OLED monitor, bringing together the advantages of OLED display technology to PC professionals working in color-critical environments such as graphic arts and photography. The monitor delivers a cutting-edge typical contrast ratio of 400,000:1 that delivers “True Black”, coverage of industry color spaces such as AdobeRGB and DCI-P3, brilliantly detailed Ultra HD 4K resolution and an ultra-fast response time of 0.1 ms.

The Dell UltraSharp InfinityEdge monitors feature the world’s first InfinityEdge displays with ultra-thin borders on all sides. Designed with a complementing arm that offers greater adjustment flexibility and integrated cable management, this recipient of 2016 CES Awards in Innovation and Eco-Design helps maximize workspace and minimize desktop clutter. Both the 27-inch Quad HD and 23.8-inch Full HD monitors support unparalleled screen performance, color precision and extensive connectivity.

Critical to productivity and multitasking, Dell offers a comprehensive ecosystem of accessories to complete the working experience. The recently announced Dell Dock and the Dell Thunderbolt Dock offer commercial users the opportunity to effectively integrate displays, mice and external keyboards. Both new docks are equipped with the next generation USB Type-C ports which supports USB, DP, Thunderbolt and power through a single cable in a slim form factor.

The Dell Dock is essential for desk workers, hotel cubes and hot desks, and conference room collaboration; while the Dell Thunderbolt Dock with Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, is a flawless fit for power users and traditional workstation clients, such as Dell Precision customers.


2016 Dell Document Hub and Multifunction Printers

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As part of Dell’s end-to-end solutions for business customers, the new H-Series and S-Series multifunction printers are designed to meet the online collaboration needs of businesses of all sizes. With 64 percent of workers performing at least some of their work tasks at home and half of desktop users incorporating other devices as well, it has become necessary for offices to offer complete printer connectivity wherever workers may be and whatever devices they may be using.

The new H-Series printers (models H625cdw, H825cdw, and H815dw) include the Dell Document Hub, which allows customers access to multiple cloud storage services at the same time, such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Salesforce or Evernote for easy sharing and printing. The printers provide direct access to the Document Hub from the printer or PC for office-based employees, while remote employees can access it as an app on their mobile device or PC. Ideal for smaller organizations and executive offices, the printers provide easy Wi-Fi set up by SMBs and micro-businesses with limited or no IT teams.

The S-Series smart/multifunction printers (models S2825cdn and S2815dn) are designed for the robust security needs of larger enterprises with built-in security features, easy scanning to SharePoint On-Premise, as well as printing from Android and iOS devices using the Dell Document Hub app.


2016 Dell Computer Pricing & Availability

Product Starting Price (including GST)
Latitude 7000 series E7270 RM 5,180 (~US$ 1,205)
Latitude 7000 series E7470 RM 5,198 (~US$ 1,209)
Latitude 5000 series E5270 RM 4,428 (~US$ 1,030)
Latitude 5000 series E5470 RM 5,778 (~US$ 1,344)
Latitude 5000 series E5570 RM 5,383 (~US$ 1,252)
Latitude 3000 series E3470 RM 3,251 (~US$ 756)
Latitude 3000 series E3570 RM 3,255 (~US$ 757)
Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (5175) Available in the coming weeks
Latitude 12 7000 Series 2-in-1 (7275) Available in the coming weeks
Latitude 13 7000 Series Ultrabook (7370) Available in the coming weeks
Precision 17 7000 Series: 17” – 7710 RM 7,652 (~US$ 1,780)
Precision 15 7000 Series: 15” – 7510 RM 7,922 (~US$ 1,842)
Precision 15 5000 Series: 15” – 5510 RM 9,143 (~US$ 2,126)
Precision 15 3000 Series: 15” – 3510 RM 6,404 (~US$ 1,489)
Precision Tower 3000 Series – 3620 RM 3,784 (~US$ 880)
Precision Tower 3000 Series – 3420 RM 3,832 (~US$ 891)
OptiPlex 7000 Series Micro Desktop – 7040 RM 3,445 (~US$ 801)
OptiPlex 5000 Series – 5040 RM 3,103 (~US$ 721)
OptiPlex 3000 Series Micro PC Desktop – 3040 RM 2,416 (~US$ 562)
OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-in-One – 7440 RM 4,242 (~US$ 987)
OptiPlex 22 3000 Series All-in-One – 3240 RM 3,451 (~US$ 803)
Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor U2717D RM 2,389 (~US$ 556)
Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge Monitor U2417H RM 1,099 (~US$ 256)
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 4K Monitor with PremierColor UP3216Q RM 5,399 (~US$ 1,256)
Dell Docks & Dell Thunderbolt Docks Available in the coming weeks. Pricing to be announced upon product availability
Dell Color Smart Multifunction Printer  H625cdw RM 1,999 (~US$ 465)
Dell Color Cloud Multifunction Printer H825cdw RM 2,279 (~US$ 530)
Dell Cloud Multifunction Printer H815dw RM 2,109 (~US$ 490)
Dell Color Smart Multifunction Printer S2825cdn RM 2,159 (~US$ 502)
Dell Smart Multifunction Printer S2815dn RM 1,999 (~US$ 465)

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New 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers Launched

Today, we were privileged to be invited to the Dell’s media appreciation lunch where Dell launched its latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers. KT Ong, the General Manager of the Commercial Business at Dell Malaysia was there to give the media some insights into some of the developments within Dell Malaysia as it ends the challenging financial year.

Let’s begin with the new PowerEdge servers. Dell is introducing several new servers including the PowerEdge R330, R230 rack servers and the PowerEdge T330 and T130 tower servers.

The theme of the presentation today was all about Dell’s commitment to be an enabler of SMB and alot was shared on Dell’s initiative to support the SMB in today’s challenging economic condition. For the first time, Dell’s entry-level server T130 feature’s Dell’s leading OpenManage systems portfolio which according to a report by Principled Technologies can boost the deployment speed by up to 40%.


The 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers

  • Dell PowerEdge R330 – a versatile rack server ideal for small businesses, remote offices of large institutions and OEM customers who are seeking enhanced hardware availability and serviceability. The PowerEdge R330 provides up to 56 percent more internal storage capacity than the previous generation server.
  • Dell PowerEdge R230 – a powerful and efficient rack server excellent for distributed applications in SMBs, hosting companies and OEM customers. This server has 100 percent more memory capacity, three times the maximum internal storage capacity and two times the I/O expansion compared to the previous generation server
  • Dell PowerEdge T330 – an expandable, rack able tower server for SMBs and departments and remote offices of large corporations that need greater internal storage. The PowerEdge T330 is designed for future growth, with up to four DDR4 memory slots and up to eight 3.5-inch hard drives.
  • Dell PowerEdge T130 – a powerful and reliable tower servers for driving collaboration and productivity applications in small offices/home offices (SOHO). The PowerEdge T130 provides two times the memory capacity compared to the previous generation server.

All of the Dell PowerEdge servers above are available worldwide today.

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Developments Within Dell Malaysia

KT Ong shed some light into its journey as it embarked towards the end of its 2nd year since the privatisation of Dell. It’s recorded a relatively better performance owing to spike in purchases pre-GST. However the weakening of the MYR has resulted in many corporations holding back on its purchases.

Citing an example, KT shared that some organisations had to hold back on its IT expenses as the price of the servers has increased. Among the temporary measures introduced by Dell to assist the SMBs were the offering of an additional year of warranty for 3 year old PCs which would allow the SMBs to delay IT equipment upgrade for another year, which hopefully would allow them sufficient time to manage their cash flows.

Next, William Tan, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia shared some light into its market position in the server segment. According to data obtained from IDC, it remains the market leader in the 1-socket rack server segment with an 11 point advantage over the closest competitor. In the 1-socket tower server unit share, Dell is closely trailing the market leader being just 1.6 points below the market leader from a 12 point gap 3 years ago.

He also pointed out that there are more than 600,000 SMEs in Malaysia which contributes to 35.9% of the nation’s GDP. This number is estimated to grow to 42% by 2020. As SMEs contribute more towards the GDP, their growth will need to be supported by the usage of ICT as a tool to support its strategic direction. On that note, Dell sees huge opportunity in this segment.

During lunch, I discussed with KT Ong about the impact of cloud solutions on the traditional server solutions. He shared that some organisations which migrated to the cloud platform finds that it is not as cost effective as the organisations grow larger. Then, there is also the issue with data sovereignty with data that are hosted on overseas cloud servers.

Furthermore, if an organisation decides to host with a cloud solutions provider which houses its datacenters locally, these servers would probably come from Dell as well so as far as he is concerned, the emergence of cloud does not pose a great threat to Dell Malaysia. In fact, Dell has embraced the cloud system recently as evident by the introduction of Dell’s industry first Hybrid Cloud Solution.

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