Dell Cloud Server Solution Nears Launch

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Dell Cloud Evangelist Barton George has a secret he can't keep: Dell's cloud solution -- known as the Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications -- is nearing launch. So, how will Dell position the server for corporate customers and cloud service providers? And what software will it run? The VAR Guy quizzed George during the Rackspace Partner Leadership Summit today in San Antonio, Texas. And yes, George provided plenty of answers.

Here's the conversation...

FastChat Video with Barton George



The FastChat Video above covers:
  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 0:11 - How Dell's Data Center Solutions Group is designing servers for high-end cloud computing
  • 0:47 - How Dell is integrating hardware with software in cloud servers
  • 1:13 - Coming soon: Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications
  • 1:19 - Leveraging Joyent's software
  • 1:40 - Dell's cloud partner program - where Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Greenplum and Aster Data enter the picture.
  • 2:10 - Dell's commitment to OpenStack
  • 3:07 - More information and Web links
  • 3:20 - Conclusion

Do Channel Partners Fit In?

When the Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications officially launches, it sounds like Dell will initially target 1,000 of the world's largest cloud computing opportunities -- everyone from big enterprises seeking private clouds to massive service providers building public clouds.

Translation: Small VARs may not be reselling the Dell Cloud Solution, but they may be leveraging the Dell platform when it potentially gains traction within big service provider settings. Moreover, Dell certainly is building a cloud partner program, which so far includes Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Greenplum, Aster Data and OpenStack.

For ongoing cloud insights from Barton George, you can check out his blog at www.BartonGeorge.net.

Time for The VAR Guy to leave the cloud and head off for bed.

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Discuss this Video 2

on Nov 8, 2010
Van: The VAR Guy will be sure to put you in touch with Barton George. Stay tuned. -TVG
Van Hui (not verified)
on Nov 6, 2010
Dear Barton George I am interested in Dell's Cloud Solution. I like to work with Dell to provide a public cloud service and infrastructure for the companies and communities, and telco. I already have a ready-to-market and very scalable cloud application and kernel for business. Would you please advise me who to contact in Dell or place to start? Thanks. Best regards/Van
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