The Dell EMC Heroes Program was launched at Dell EMC World 2017. The program is designed to create a technical community between Dell EMC Systems Engineers and our Partners Systems Engineers globally. The Heroes Program is all about you, our partners and connecting you with the latest information on our products, solutions and technologies. Attend Quarterly Heroes Exchange events featuring the latest details on product features, roadmaps, and a solution showcase in your area. Other offerings include a Semi-annual Partner Technology Advisory Board and Annual Partner CTO Summit, the Heroes Program is designed to enable you our partners to fully understand the scope of Dell Technologies and Dell EMC solutions.I sat down with Patti Moy, Director Dell EMC Heroes Program, to get a mid-year update on the program and what to expect leading into Dell Technologies World and the Global Partner Conference. Patti talked about a holistic approach to Data Center Design, not just storage, not just servers but everything in the Data Center.If you’re a Dell EMC Partner, you can learn more about the Heroes Program on the Partner Portal, from your local Partner SE or by dropping a note to [email protected]; there is also a LinkedIn community hereGet Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)
With more than 140,000 employees serving customers worldwide, Dell Technologies is helping organizations accelerate innovation and make the most of their investments in virtualization. Many times, outdated technology and the need to keep pace with competitors are driving forces for customers to connect with us.As we head to VMworld Europe, Data Protection is recognized as one of the 5 key pillars in VMware’s multi-cloud strategy (Build, Run, Manage, Connect, Protect). Based on industry success, proven agility and resiliency, Dell EMC Data Protection is a preferred choice to offer best in class data protection solutions with deep integration into the VMware suite of capabilities. Organizations choose Dell EMC and VMware for a multitude of reasons, including a differentiated data protection solution. In the stories that follow, you’ll hear why our customers find Dell EMC to be a reliable, innovative and easy to manage solution for data protection.Chorley CouncilChorley Council, a local government serving 110,000 residents in the U.K., had outdated technology standing in the way of making vital government services available to citizens anytime. To accelerate its digital transformation, they pursued an end-to-end, cloud-based data protection solution with Dell EMC, VMware and AWS.“With Dell EMC, VMware and AWS, we’ve completed a significant IT transformation, eliminated our DR site and improved the lives of residents. That adds up to substantial cost savings related to heating, cooling and rent and hopefully makes for a happier society.”The first step was replacing an aging NetApp environment. Emma Marshall, ICT and Programme Manager, Chorley Council, explains, “We considered HP, Veaam and Rubrik, but Dell EMC Data Protection was the only solution that checked off all the boxes for our digital transformation to enhance government services and lower service delivery costs. Dell EMC was the most cost-effective and scored the highest for availability, quality and ease of use.”Dell EMC Data Protection solutions provide Chorley with data deduplication, backup, recovery and replication to AWS cloud storage. Chorley uses Dell EMC Data Protection Software, Data Domain Virtual Edition and Data Domain Boost to back up approximately 80 VMware virtual servers and Citrix virtual desktops to on-site Dell EMC Data Domain appliances. Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) software replicates Chorley’s backups to AWS.With increased digital usage, Chorley’s data requirements are expected to double in five years. Marshall reflects, “We’re one of the only local governments in the U.K. to embrace digital, cloud-based transformation. Dell EMC Data Protection provides us with the scalability, reliability and agility to execute this strategy with confidence and meet the evolving needs of our community.”Read the full Chorley Council StoryRG SystemRG System, the software developer of a leading SaaS ITSM solution on the French IT Management market, is part of the French Septeo group, which comprises 12 different and complementary companies providing digital business services. The group represents 850 staff and 10,000 clients and the new RG System office will also serve as a platform for the internationalization of some of the Septeo groups other services into the North American market.RG System serves three customers: 75% are managed services business (MSBs) using their solution to deliver business continuity to their customer; second is software publisher, ISV, using their solution to deliver business connectivity to their customer; the last one is the integrators, using RG as a value-add to their business model. With a customer-first approach, RG System’s need for business continuity and infrastructure availability, as well as a complex hybrid cloud environment, requires a backup and recovery solution that can manage a complex infrastructure.Gregory Caldera, CEO of RG System, said, “The most critical challenge for us was that the solution needed to work with our entire environment. The solution needs to be compatible with all solutions in our environment as well as our customer environments and the software needs to be able to back up all types of infrastructures including client or server, physical or virtual, especially VMware.”And that’s exactly why they chose Dell EMC.Dell EMC helped RG System reduce backup times by 95%. With their previous solution it took more than 28 days to organize the first backup. With RG Systems and Dell EMC data protection, they reduced this time to 44 hours for the first backup. The daily backup took around eight hours with their previous solution and with Dell EMC, it only takes 25 minutes to organize the daily backup.Caldera noted, “One of the main advantages to using Dell EMC Data Protection Software with Data Domain hardware is that it provides our customers with a unified interface and one unique solution, along with superior deduplication rates from a powerful solution.” Listen to this full story:ACPACP is one of the leading IT providers in Germany and Austria, serving companies, authorities and organizations of all sizes. In their experience, IT has changed massively, and organizations are dealing with a trend toward IT transformation and digitization.The massive growth in data over recent years has been a major concern for ACP and their customers. With increasing data growth, the demands on security and on data protection measures are increasing. As a longtime partner of Dell EMC, ACP has been dealing with enterprise solutions in the storage environment for many years. This includes the data protection solutions, including numerous Data Domain installations and the Data Protection Software portfolio.Dirk Witje, an ACP board member in Germany, shared, “We now have many customers that we have equipped with a data protection solution from Dell EMC. At the beginning of this year, we equipped one of our larger customers – a pharmaceutical company with 40 locations and 7,000 employees internationally – with the Integrated Data Protection Appliance.”IDPA DP4400 8-24TBThe Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) is an easy-to-install converged solution that is cloud-ready and offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access and restore, all in a single appliance.Listen to the full story here. What’s Next?With Dell EMC Data Protection, the future is bright. Our customers have spoken and it’s clear that a trusted data protection solution is essential. With Dell EMC and VMware’s integration and easy to use solution, many organizations globally have seen a multitude of benefits. Adopting a dependable solution for data protection helped these organizations understand the value of their data to realize future growth, reduced costs and IT transformation.Want to discover more ways our customers are benefiting from the integration between Dell EMC and VMware? Visit with us at VMworld Europe in Booth D401 or check out these additional resources:dellemc.com/VMwareProtectiondellemc.com/IDPAdellemc.com/powerprotectdellemc.com/dataprotectionMore Dell EMC Data Protection customer stories here!