At its flagship industry event in its home state of Texas, computer maker Dell said it now stands alone as an integrated provider of end-to-end IT solutions.
As a private company, Dell said it has accelerated investments in research and development, the channel, the customer experience, and sales to deliver growth and innovation.
?Today, Dell is the world?s fastest growing integrated IT company. Our strategy is resonating with customers worldwide as they look for a stable, reliable end-to-end solutions provider to meet their business and IT needs,? said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO.
?From the endpoint to the data center to the cloud, customers and partners value the certainty, ease and predictability of working with Dell.?
Dell outlined its growth in recent years via the following achievements:
? Dell was the No. 1 storage supplier in the first half of 2014 based on total terabytes sold for internal and external storage, according to industry analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) data.
? Dell maintained its No. 2 share position in the global x86 server market and retained the No. 1 share position in APJ as well, according to IDC data. Also, for the second straight quarter, Dell was the only major vendor to generate year-over-year growth in both rack and blade servers according to IDC data.
? Dell Software registered double-digit revenue growth as the company continues to build out its global software business, with strength in security and information-management areas, including data analytics and enterprise application integration. Since the addition of software to the Dell PartnerDirect program a year ago, Dell Software?s channel-related revenue also experienced double-digit growth.
? Dell?s momentum in its client solutions (PC) business continued during the third calendar quarter of 2014 as it registered its seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year (YoY) gains in global share and grew more in the third quarter than its top two US competitors combined, based on preliminary data recently released by IDC. Based on this data, Dell?s US PC share is now 24 percent, a 3.1 percentage-point YoY increase, and worldwide Dell grew its PC shipments during the quarter by nearly 10 percent YoY.
? Dell is ranked No. 1 by Gartner in Worldwide IT Services for Healthcare Providers, based on 2013 revenue.
? With reported significant expansion in market share, Dell Services qualified as a major contender in the Everest Group Banking IT Outsourcing PEAK Matrix report, continuing to ramp up financial services capabilities, invest in innovative technologies, form alliances, and acquire strategic targets to address the growing and complex technology needs of banks and financial institutions.
Expanding global footprint
? Dell also announced its expansion plans to open a new solution center in downtown Chicago, Illinois, in early calendar year 2015. With new centers in Dubai, UAE and Sao Paulo, Brazil already opened earlier in the year, the new Chicago investment will give the company a total of 15 centers worldwide for enterprise customers and partners to easily test and evaluate broader end-to-end solutions and services.
? Since opening its first center in Limerick, Ireland, in 2011, Dell has completed nearly 20,000 enterprise customer and partner engagements, influencing more than $4B in commercial sales. Each center?s pace of business worldwide is accelerating; in the past 18 months alone, Dell?s solution centers have hosted more than 11,000 customer and partner engagements.
? Customers using Dell?s solution centers range from large enterprise and public sector organizations, to small and midmarket companies as well as Dell?s channel partners.
? The centers play a critical role in enabling customers and partners to explore, develop and test the solutions and technologies that best meet their unique IT requirements, helping them to drive improved business outcomes and competitive advantage.
? A key capability that sets Dell apart is its dedicated network, which allows any center in the world to connect with the others, giving customers and partners the true power of a global network to test their applications worldwide by leveraging Dell?s networked infrastructure.
Disruptive innovation with Dell Research
? Dell Research has developed a proof-of-concept solution called High Velocity Cloud that can, according to Dell?s analysis, support all the mobile device traffic in a medium-size city, such as Austin, with only one quarter of a rack of Dell server and networking equipment.
? The High Velocity Cloud optimizes standard servers for high-performance packet processing, and enables a 20x improvement in the capability of virtualized standard servers to handle network-intensive functions.
? With partners, Dell Research recently set a performance record by demonstrating that, with High Velocity Cloud, a virtualized standard Dell R920 server with standard network adapters and no special hardware can be the infrastructure for a system capable of supporting 214 Gb/s of bandwidth while still leaving 90 percent of the server CPU free for running network intensive workloads.
? The magnitude of disruption and innovation High Velocity Cloud can bring is exponential. For example, a service that once might have taken months to roll out could now be rolled out in minutes. This opens tremendous opportunities and will push organizations to completely rethink business models, resource allocations and product lines.
Shaping the future of IT with Dell Ventures
? Dell Ventures? investments will allow Dell to stay at the forefront of innovation for customers, and support the entrepreneurs who are helping shape the future of IT.
? Dell has announced investments in Invincea, Lastline, Formation Data Systems, and Nexenta since the $300 million Strategic Innovation Venture Fund was launched last year. The Fund is targeted toward investments in early-to-growth-stage companies in emerging technology areas including storage, cloud computing, big data, next-generation data center, security and mobility.
? Dell Ventures continues to work with our business units across Dell, pulling together nimble, high-impact, cross-functional teams in areas of strategic focus. These teams expand our bandwidth and ability to identify, invest in, partner with and contribute to the success of more entrepreneurs and startups with leading-edge emerging technology solutions.
? Dell is bringing value to startups including technical and business counsel, access to brand, customers, channel and go-to-market partnerships, and OEM solutions.