Scaling out with Dell

Dell is set to share its strategy for creating higher value for server customers through a series of end-user seminars on the subject of 'scale out' to be held at the forthcoming Gitex 2003.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  September 20, 2003

Dell is set to share its strategy for creating higher value for server customers through a series of end-user seminars on the subject of 'scale out' to be held at the forthcoming Gitex 2003.

The seminars will illustrate how organisations can obtain increased performance from servers through 'scale-out' with 2- and 4- way servers.

Scaling out has become a popular cost effective alternative to the more traditional scaling up in recent years, whereby instead of deploying increasingly powerful individual systems (scaling up), scaling out method spreads resources across clusters of smaller 2- or 4-way servers that are linked by a network. This means that processing power can be increased simply by adding more servers, as opposed to a scaled up that may need to be replaced in its entirety by an even bigger server to achieve the same results.

"Dell believes-and customers and analysts have validated-that 'scale out' offers better price/performance ratios and lower total cost of ownership," explained Walid Moneimne, VP Enterprise Systems for Dell in Europe, Middle East and Africa, who will be presenting at the seminars. "As a result, we're investing heavily in development resources behind products that support this approach."

"Our focus on standards-based computing not only leads to a higher return on investment, but also simplifies management and maintenance. And that is what Dell is about-providing customers with the best total value," added Moneimne.

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