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Program available today :

Brocade 16Gb Programs Summary

–Director Tech Refresh $175-$250 Relief Per Port

›1:1 Ports out to Ports in Relief is Capped on 4 directors , per customer/ per quarter

–Switch Tech Refresh DS-6510/6520-16Gb , Relief  $2,160 – $8,640* per  base chassis

Cisco Program Summary

–Director Tech Refresh $150-$250 Relief Per Port

›1:1 Ports out to Ports in Capped at relief 1,536 ports

–Switch Tech Refresh MDS-9148S/MDS-9396 16Gb only, Relief $2,160-$4,320* per base chassis

For more details and pricing, please send your request to our mailbox


CloudArray will be offered in new software models used for both virtual appliances and Dell PowerEdge R730xd servers beginning on February 13, 2017

All configurations must start with the Base Solution of 3TB cache. Customers are then able to increase their cache capacity in 1TB increments. If later on, after the initial purchase, customers wish to increase their CloudArray software license, they can do this in 1TB increments with the upgrade license. This allows for much more granular sizing to fit every customer environment and budget.

The new Dell servers offer over 20 times the IOPS performance of the old hardware appliances thanks to being all-flash. Combined with these new software models, this offering is the fastest and most flexible to date.

CloudArray resource: CloudArray Enablement Center

2017: The year of DPaaS

January 5th, 2017 | Posted by Martina in EMC - (0 Comments)


According to a recent Dell survey, 97% of organizations are not ready for the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into force in May 2018. Read in the latest Dell EMC blog why it is high time for Service Providers to offer Privacy-as-a-Service.


Effective January 7th, 2017, Dell EMC will End-of-Life (EOL) the RecoverPoint Generation 5 (Gen5) appliance. End of service life (EOSL) is scheduled for 01/07/2020. Customers can take advantage of the latest Gen6 hardware with 60% greater processing power and an optional 10GbE communication module.

Changes have already been made in the RecoverPoint ordering path in MyQuotes to remove the Gen5 option by 01/07/2017.


With close to 30,000 units deployed worldwide, Dell EMC RecoverPoint is the leading data protection and disaster recovery solution. In April 2016, Dell EMC introduced the latest Gen 6 hardware.

The new Gen 6 hardware has rapidly increased in volume since its introduction and now accounts for more than 90% of RecoverPoint appliance shipments. This brings us to the logical step of discontinuing the old Gen 5 hardware. Please refer to the Gen 6 FAQ document for more information.

Service and Support

Dell EMC Global Services will provide 3 years of software support to current Gen 5 customers starting on the EOL date, which ends January 7th, 2020.

Current Gen 5 customers can easily upgrade to Gen 6 hardware. The RecoverPoint ordering path in MyQuotes allows you to order upgrades to Gen 6 hardware.


For further questions or assistance with your RecoverPoint sales opportunities, contact the RecoverPoint Sales Specialist in your area or email the RecoverPoint Deal Support Desk at <>

Dell EMC partners with questions should contact their Dell EMC Account Manager or local channel management team.


RecoverPoint Sales Enablement Center

RecoverPoint Gen 6 FAQ document

Dell + EMC = Top IT Portfolio. Find out why.

December 15th, 2016 | Posted by Martina in EMC - (0 Comments)

An exciting year is coming to an end.

With the integration of Dell and EMC, two IT Industry leaders with immense expertise and credibility in their own respect, combined their forces to become nothing less than the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company.

Learn in the latest blog the top 5 reasons why the new “IT Powerhouse” benefits its clients.

Dieses Jahr ist der 60. Geburtstag der Festplatte. Kaum vorstellbar, oder? Allerdings nähert sich diese Ära dem Ende zu und Flash steht kurz davor, sie komplett zu ersetzen. Damit sich die Generation Flash so richtig entfalten kann, müssen wir aber noch einige Mythen aus dem Weg räumen.

Erfahren Sie im EMC Artikel von Dan Cobb, welche das sind.


Now with 2.5x more capacity in 2 Rack Units

EMC Unity Appliances

Unity is off to a great start and is setting the market on fire. Since its GA in May, the Unity transition far exceeds the VNX2 transition (from VNX1 for the same time period). In addition, we have seen close to 20,000 Unity systems quoted, with great interest in both the All-Flash and Hybrid configurations across a wide range of use cases. And we have seen more than 3,000 UnityVSA downloads, with over 50% activation rate, providing users with a software-defined entry point and an on-ramp to a future purpose-built Unity appliance sale.

Announcement Overview
Innovation is key, and the Unity team is delivering on that by:

  •  Offering new RAID 6 (14+2) ordering options through MyQuotes
  •  Enabling upgrades in MyQuotes for both All-Flash and Hybrid configurations
  • Introducing support for new higher capacity flash drives – 3.84TB and 7.68TB SSD
  •  Providing support for AppSync Basic and AppSync Advanced
  •  Price changes align net prices between Unity All-Flash and Unity Hybrid

Announcement Details

  1. New Drives: Introducing support for 3.84TB and 7.68TB SSD to be used only in Unity All-Flash arrays. This presents a huge 2.5x improvement in density. Previously Unity supported 80TB in 2Us (i.e. 25x 3.2TB drives); now Unity All-Flash will support 192TBs in 2Us. These new drives will be in MyQuotes starting on August 13 and will only be supported in their own all-flash pools in Unity All-Flash arrays. In Unisphere, these new flash drives will present themselves as “SAS Flash 4” – you cannot mix SAS Flash 3 and SAS Flash 4 drives in the same pool.

    These new flash drive options allow for more flexibility and improved density.

  2. Unity Upgrades: Many Unity customers are starting to ask for capacity upgrades. Today many RFP’s require that you add in upgrade costs into your initial RFP submission. Up to now, this has been a manual process requiring corporate involvement. As of August 13, the ability to quote Unity upgrades for All-Flash and Hybrid configurations will be included in MyQuotes.

    We’ve simplified the upgrade process. It is now included in MyQuotes.

  3. RAID 6: As of the July MyQuotes release, RAID 6 (14+2) has been included as an option in the Unity Sizer Tool.

    More flexible RAID options. Better protection and less impactful rebuild times with RAID 6.

  4. AppSync: As of the July MyQuotes release, AppSync Basic is provided at no additional charge with all Unity systems. AppSync Advanced is also supported and available for order in MyQuotes as optional software.

    AppSync provides for a modern single-click application consistent snapshot for more advanced and specific application protection capabilities.

  5. Pricing Alignment: July price changes align net prices between Unity All-Flash and Unity Hybrid.

    List prices on Unity All-Flash will be reduced to balance the reduction of Early Adopter Promo. Net Street Price will remain flat from Q2 to Q3.

    List prices on Unity Hybrid all-flash pool drives will be changed to align to the new Unity All-Flash drive list prices (Early Adopter Promotion will now automatically apply to all-flash pool drives across both Hybrid and All-Flash configurations).

Note: The new Unity software release (Unity OE v4.0.1) which includes support for the new drives and minor bug fixes for improved quality, and is required for the new flash drive support, will be posted for download on August, 16 and will GA from manufacturing on August 29.





VxRack Neutrino UI Simulator

VCE VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes is a turnkey, rack-scale system purpose-built for cloud native applications, with compelling economics.  This demo allows you to interact with the VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino UI Simulator.  It provides VxRack Neutrino’s basic functionality and use cases without the need of a full-fledged running system.  The UI Simulator provides a similar UI experience that a customer would get from logging into a real system.

This version of the UI simulator includes the following functionality and supports these uses cases:

  • Full experience for the management of Accounts, Users, Group, and Projects.
  • External users configuration though LDAP.
  • Adding and removing Cloud Compute nodes, including computation of resources, and Ansible playbook simulation.
  • Transferring platform nodes.
  • Services and Infrastructure navigation and simulation.
  • Neutrino Base OS and Services Upgrade experience.


  • Reports are currently HTML pages that shows the content, but have no drill down on buttons and detailed functionality.
  • Buttons that have no functionality implemented will do nothing when clicked. No errors will be thrown.



The VxRail is the only fully integrated, preconfigured, and pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure appliance family on the market. Based on VMware’s vSphere and Virtual SAN, and EMC software:

Take the VCE VxRail for a spin, and get hands-on time with the following features:

  • Scale-Out: Ease & Speed to Scale-Out an existing VxRail Infrastructure Perform this task through a few clicks of the mouse
  • EMC Integration: View the tight integration via the VxRail Management Web Client to the VxRail app store, online support, chat/KB articles, inspect the hardware status of appliances and arrange replacement failed parts , all from within this single UI.
  • Cloud Array: Easily expand the storage capacity of your VxRail infrastructure using Cloud provider(s), including vCloud Air
  • Backup Your VxRail Virtual Infrastructure: Using the industry leading backup solution from EMC, RecoverPoint for VMs, backup up your virtual infrastructure all from within the vSphere Web Client and a few clicks of the mouse.



EMC Unity delivers the ultimate in simplicity and value to speed deployment, streamline management and seamlessly extend the data storage to the cloud.Unity’s All-Flash and Hybrid Flash platforms optimize SSD performance and efficiency, with fully integrated SAN and NAS capabilities. Cloud-enabled management and proactive support keep you connected.

This Unity interactive demo steps you through the following:

  • Rapid initial configuration through the use of an easy to use step by step configuration wizard
  • Easily create a VMware Datastore, once again, via the use of a straight forward configuration wizard.  Click, click, done!
  • View the configurable dashboard, which provide highly useful insights into metrics such as performance, capacity utilization, alerts, etc.
  • Obtain further valuable information of the system via the ‘System View’.  This provides a photo-realistic view into the underlying hardware including useful parts and status information.
  • Access product support information all through Unity web based management interface.
  • CloudIQ provides a powerful performance, health and analytics management dashboard.



Try out the latest version of Isilon OneFS (8.0) and experience Isilon Edge and CloudPools.

In this demo you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Install an Isilon Edge instance on a VMware vSphere cluster
  • Automatically sync data between Isilon Edge and Core instances, and vice-versa
  • Easily tier “frozen” data off of the Isilon Core to a public Cloud storage provider
  • See how end users can seamlessly access data/files which have been tiered to a Cloud storage provider


Native Hybrid Cloud (NHC)

Native Hybrid Cloud is a fully turnkey Pivotal Cloud Foundry developer platform that’s ready to use in hybrid operating models in as little as two days.

Based on best-in-class Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies, Native Hybrid Cloud can give you the speed you need to transform your business into a software-driven enterprise.

In this NHC interactive demo you can take on the persona of a developer and walk through the following features:

  • Deploy an application
  • Manage an application
  • Application performance monitoring
  • Binding services
  • Application availability (self-healing)
  • Application logging
  • Blue Green deployment
  • Continuous delivery


Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC)

A unified hybrid cloud helps organizations innovate rapidly while still delivering enterprise-grade performance, resiliency and security.

Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) delivers on this by combining the control, reliability and confidence of private cloud with the simplicity, flexibility and cost efficiency of public clouds to transform delivery of IT services.

Click the ‘Start’ button below to be taken to the EHC demo portal, where you’ll be have access to a wealth of EHC related collateral, videos, and most importantly, interactive demos.


Spanning – Microsoft Office365

Spanning Backup for Microsoft Office 365 protects you from the data loss scenarios Microsoft doesn’t cover (human mistakes, configuration errors, and malicious activity) by providing daily automated and on-demand backups  along with granular restores of data back into Office 365.

See for yourself how fast and easy Spanning makes backing up and restoring Office 365 data:

  • Restore Office 365 Mail and Calendar items from one user to a different user
  • Restore Office 365 Mail and Calendar items as an end user
  • Perform basic administration tasks such as assigning licenses, checking on backup errors, and examining activity logs

Spanning also offers similar protection functionality to SaaS products; Google Apps and Sales Force.


Spanning – Microsoft OneDrive & Salesforce

Spanning now offers backup protection for Microsoft OneDrive!

In this short demo you’ll be taken through the basic steps involved with:

  • An administrator easily restoring a user’s directory from within their OneDrive instance
  • An end user exporting data from Salesforce
  • An end user restoring information/data through a few clicks of the mouse, all from within the Salesforce web based UI

EMC UnityShowcase the power and simplicity of Unity with a free customer trial. The Customer Unity Test Drive Program gives EMC partners the ability to offer Unity systems to customers for use in their environment prior to a final purchase commitment. When onsite, all customers can decide to either purchase or return the unit during the 60 day period. During the trial period, end users will be able to evaluate the fit and performance of the unit in their environment.

Test drive program overview

  • Provides EMC partners the ability to offer Unity systems to customers for use in their environment for a 60-day trial period
    Customers will decide to either purchase the unit, which they can do at anytime during the 60-day period, or return it
  • Open to EMC Silver, Gold, and Platinum BPP Partners and Distributors
    –All participating Partners must complete the Unity IE Differences module
  • All Unity Test Drive requests are subject to approval by NAM/PSM and EMC Rep
  • There are 9 suggested configurations, though any customer configuration will be approved
  • Standard BPP Demo Program should be used for any demo/POC on Partner site




2.5″ 15K drives in 25-slot enclosures for DC powered VNX5200/5400/5600 will EOL on June 30

Effective on June 30 2016, the 300GB 15K drive in 25-slot enclosures i.e. 25 drive Disk Processor Enclosures (DPE) and 25 drive Disk Array Enclosures (DAE) in the VNX5200, VNX5400 and VNX5600 will go EOL. These models will be removed from MyQuotes ordering systems with the July MyQuotes release.

EOL Drive Affected Array Alternative Drives
300GB 15K drive in a 25 slot enclosure

(DC NEBS compliant)

VNX5200 VNX5400 VNX5600 300GB & 600GB 15K drives in 15 slot enclosures and 300GB & 600GB 10K drives in 15 or 25 slot enclosures


A number of 12, 15 & 60 slot drives in VNX and VNXe will EOL on September 30

Effective on September 30 2016, the following drives in 12, 15 and 60 slot enclosures on VNX2 and VNXe will go EOL.

EOL Drive Affected Array Alternative Drives
800GB SSD AC in a 60 slot enclosure VNX2 (new/upgrade) 400GB or 1.6TB SSD
1TB NL-SAS AC drive in a 15 slot enclosure VNX1 (upgrade) 2TB NL-SAS
1TB NL-SAS AC drive in a 15 slot enclosure VNXe3300 (upgrade) 2TB NL-SAS
800GB SSD AC/DC in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 200GB SSD
300GB 15K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 600GB 15K
600GB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K
1.2TB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3200 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K
300GB 15K AC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3150 (upgrade) 600GB 15K
3TB 7200 NL-SAS AC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe3150 (upgrade) 2TB NL-SAS or 4TB NL-SAS
800GB SSD AC/DC in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 200GB SSD
300GB 15K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 600GB 15K
600GB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K
1.2TB 10K AC/DC drive in a 12 slot enclosure VNXe1600 (new/upgrade) 900GB 10K


Additional Resources

Additional VNX family content can be found at the VNX Enablement Center

If you have questions, contact the TCE Pre-Sales Support Center at 1-866-EMC-7777 (U.S. and Canada), 1-508-435-1000, ext. 54777 (international), or via the Web at