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The second day at Dell Storage Forum 2012 London has finished with a lot of interesting information about Dell plans in storage and products roadmap.

The general session “Channel Partner Session” (8:00-9:00) was a great overview handled by Greg Davis and Andy Hardy, with the announce of the “cloud certification” for partners.

More technical (and also protected by NDA) was the general session (9:00-10:00) by Brett Roscoe and Mike Devis on Dell Storage Roadmap and how different products (like PowerVault, Equallogic and Complent) will (or may will) share some technologies (like deduplication, NAS, some core features of fluid data, …).

Also the Dell DR4000 has been announced, then is a physical appliance to handle deduplication and can fit in B2D solutions (previous there was the EMC DataDomain in Dell portfolio for this specific area).

Similar, but more detailed and deep were the other two sessions in the morning about a Deep Dive of Equallogic (with a lot of live demo) and Complellent roadmap. In this case NDA is really strict and I cannot say more. But some of my hope in the wish-list may be handled in the future…

The afternoon was more traditional with a lot of sales and pre-sales sessions.

The evening event was great in a nice English pub and was a nice way to close the day (unfortunally has finish too late to go also to the #storagebeers).

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2837 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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