Dell EMC VxFlex Family Overview

| May 20, 2019

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Business IT departments are experiencing challenges with the shortcomings of Storage Area Networks (overprovisioning, low agility, difficult storage migration), multiple infrastructure and application silos, and proprietary and costly fiber channel networking requirements. Many of these challenges can be successfully addressed by Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) that enables compute, storage and networking functions to be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure and run on a common set of physical resources. HCI uses software-defined storage (SDS), virtualization, x86 servers and high-speed ethernet together to create an x86 server-based SAN that provides the same high levels of performance, availability, and resiliency as a traditional SAN based on advanced storage arrays, specialized Fiber Channel networking, and high-end servers. HCI vastly improves infrastructure efficiency, lowers costs, and leads to IT transformation with improved agility, scalability and simplicity.

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Logicalis MSS have been providing a range of Security Services for customers over the internet for the last 6 years for over 55,000 end users across 13 countries. The dedicated team in the Security Operations Centre support customers around the world 24x7. The team of individuals have been working together for a number of years to deliver professional security expertise when customers need it, however customers need it, in a cost effective manner. MSS partner with the leading cyber security vendors to deliver security solutions to customers as a service. Whether this be a full operate, manage and support agreement, mange and support or install and train environment, the MSS team deliver cost effectively on time to customers agreed requirements. The MSS team have delivered services to large sections of the NHS, the Welsh Government, large utilities, multinational corporates and small business.

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