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Dell makes a loss, but the trend lines look promising for profits

Dell's posted third quarter results that suggest it is on track to deliver its first profit since acquiring EMC. Dell Technologies today reported Q3 2018 revenues were up 20.6 per cent year-on-year to US$19.6bn. There was also a net loss of $533m, down from $1.51bn loss a year ago and smaller than last quarter's $978m. As our …
Chris Mellor, 8 Dec 2017

Public cloud backup kid throws a Spanning out of the Dell EMC works

Analysis Public cloud backupper Spanning says it has a new release of innovation energy now that Dell has shopped it to private equity. The company provides data protection as a service for Office 365, the Google apps suite and other cloud services. It was founded in 2010 and bought by EMC four years later. Timeline 2014 - bought by …
Chris Mellor, 7 Dec 2017
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Big Mike is going to make HPE's life a living Dell: Server sales surge

Dell is set to overtake HPE and become the number-one server vendor in terms of revenue and unit shipment numbers, according to IDC. Meanwhile, Lenovo's server shipments are under severe pressure. IDC's third-quarter Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker has two tables and a chart showing what's going on. Here's the server vendor …
Chris Mellor, 2 Dec 2017
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Core blimey: Dell dunks hyperconverged server lines in Skylake

Analysis Dell is increasing the performance of its hyperconverged product lines by adding 14G PowerEdge servers amid triple-digit VxRail revenue growth. Is this just a short-term spurt or something deeper? Dell's VxRail and XC Series appliances will use the latest Xeon Scalable Processor CPUs. The XC Series is also being given new NVMe …
Chris Mellor, 30 Nov 2017

Internet of So Much Stuff: Don't wanna be a security id-IoT

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years. What does $1bn buy you in IoT? A new IoT division, to be run by VMware’s CTO Ray O'Farrell, a bunch of new IoT-focussed projects including Project Iris - an under wraps RSA security development - …

Isilon-owning Dell OEMs Isilon rival Elastifile's flash 'n' trash NAS

Isilon-owning Dell has sealed a deal with Isilon competitor Elastifile to supply the Israeli startup's software, meaning its server agents, Cloud File System and CloudConnect data moving software come bundled with Dell PowerEdge servers. Elastifile's pitch is to have files stored and accessed on-premises from a scale-out, all- …
Chris Mellor, 3 Nov 2017

Dell forgot to renew PC data recovery domain, so a squatter bought it

Dell forgot to re-register a domain name that many PCs it has sold use to do fresh installs of their operating systems. The act of omission was spotted by a third-party who stands accused of using it to spread malware. The domain in question is www.dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage.com, which offers anodyne information about …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Oct 2017

Taste the Redmond: Dell strengthens its Azure Stackery

Dell is updating its AzureStack offering with the latest 14th generation PowerEdge servers. The full offering name is the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack (DECMAS?) which we'll shorten to the Dell AzureStack. AzureStack is about running Microsoft's public cloud in an on-premises incarnation. Dell EMC already supports …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2017
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Bloodied and broken AFA pioneer Violin picks itself up and tries again

Analysis Violin Systems, the renamed Violin Memory, is like a boxer who could have been a contender and is now chasing redemption, getting up off the floor after what should have been a knockout blow. There's a new coaching team in his corner but, wait a minute, the replacement head coach is the former assistant coach and there's no …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2017
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Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover

Analysis Dell is going full tilt into the Internet of Things market, setting up a new division and promising to invest $1bn in IoT R&D over three years to build the business. At a New York announcement event, Dell said it foresaw an Internet of "intelligent" Things – devices from phones to cars to oil rigs to robots to heart monitors …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2017
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Microsoft shows off Windows 10 Second Li, er, Mixed Reality

With the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update just two weeks away, Microsoft showcased on Tuesday more of the virtual-reality headset support that will be bundled with the software upgrade. Alex Kipman, a technical fellow with Redmond's operating system group, demonstrated for El Reg and other assembled tech hacks a …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Oct 2017
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Cloud washes Dell off perch atop storage market

Sales of purpose-built backup appliances have dropped markedly, with year-on-year dips of 16.2 per cent by revenue and 14.9 per cent by capacity, according to analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker for 2017's second quarter. IDC's research manager for storage systems Liz Conner said: "The …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Sep 2017

UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

The average trade price of computers in Britain shot up by almost a third in the past year since the EU referendum, though a weakened pound might not tell the whole story. According to distributor data collated by channel analyst CONTEXT, average sales prices (ASPs) for desktops, notebooks and workstations reached £480 in July …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2017

Servers sales are up. Nope, you read that right

In the server sales growth stakes the big Chinese brands appear to be winning the war against their US rivals, at least if Gartner’s latest stats covering calendar Q2 are to be believed. The global market edged up 2.8 per cent year-on-year in revenue terms to $13.93bn as unit shipments climbed 2.4 per cent to 2.82 million …
Chris Mellor, 12 Sep 2017

Tintri stock plunges as first results since IPO show mounting losses

+Comment Hybrid and all-flash array supplier Tintri is haemorrhaging cash – the latest quarterly results show every $1 of sales costs it $1.50. And its been getting worse. In the previous quarter $1 of sales cost it $1.01. Revenues for its second fiscal 2018 quarter, ended July 31, were $34.9m, up 27 per cent on a year ago and 14.9 per …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2017
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Storage sicked up on Dell Technologies' second quarter results

Weakness in traditional disk array sales held Dell Technologies back as it posted otherwise solid results for the second quarter of its FY 2018, the numbers for which were released a year on from the formal conclusion of its EMC acquisition. Revenues were US$19.3bn, compared to $13bn a year ago; a 48.5 per cent rise, but of …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2017
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HPE memory options rising by double digits... from today

HPE is hiking server memory prices by up to 20 per cent from today, according to communications with the channel, seen by us. The background is that the industry is recovering from a global DRAM shortage and consequently the component has become more expensive. In an email about the changes sent to trade customers, HPE stated …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2017
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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

Updated Facing mass defections from CEOs repulsed by President Donald Trump's weak handling of fascists marching in America's streets, the White House has disbanded its manufacturing council. In the days after the Charlottesville white-supremacist rallies and the President's initial tepid condemnation of those marches, the leaders of …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Aug 2017

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