Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dell Middle East

GEMS Education gets top marks with Dell's latest server and storage technologies

Dell Middle East announced that GEMS, one of the world's largest private K-12 education providers , has deployed the latest in Enterprise Solutions from Dell at its corporate headquarters located in Dubai and at 26 schools across the UAE.

GEMS Education stated that the Dell's solutions installed have increased performance, manageability and reliability at its data centres.

The Dell PowerEdge blade servers, rack dense servers and the Dell EMC CX3-40 and CX3-10 Enterprise storage systems deployed support all major business applications at GEMS.

Sunny Varkey, Founder and Chairman, GEMS said, 'At GEMS, we know first-hand that education can be transformed, and that learning can become an exciting experience for all students who use technology. We strongly believe in providing education beyond the classroom, and therefore we were looking for a technology provider like Dell with a comprehensive platform. We endeavor to utilize state of the art technology, equipment, and creative advanced teaching and learning techniques that will further enhance overall merit and excellence of our students.'
Dell is committed to simplifying IT by reducing costs and complexity for customers such as GEMS so that they can focus on innovating and growing their capabilities.

Michael Collins, General Manager - Dell Middle East says: 'Helping accelerate education in the Middle East is a key focus area for Dell and we're committed to helping students in the region reach their full potential. We work closely with a number of education establishments to integrate the latest technology into teaching and learning methods. We are excited to be working with GEMS Education, the region's largest private education provider, and are confident that our technology will help facilitate and manage their learning environment.'

'Key Information Technology (KIT), our strategic channel partner has established itself as a pioneer in providing customized solutions for clients in the UAE and the Middle East. KIT has played a vital role in providing GEMS with tailored solutions to suit their requirements,' added Collins.

'Recognising the importance of data consolidation and improving utilisation without sacrificing performance, Dell's blade servers answer GEMS Education's data centre needs. Through world-class technology and systems management, these servers enable more efficient and easily managed datacentre infrastructures, helping IT management demonstrate increased ROI,' Sudhakaran Nair , General Manager, Key Information Technology.

Dell's blade servers feature the latest Intel Xeon Quad-Core processors.

The proven performance, reliability and efficiency of Intel Xeon processor-based server systems make them an ideal choice for all data demanding organizations.

Designed for energy efficiency and density, blade servers address the growing power and space constraints of data centers.

'Intel Xeon-based servers are the backbone of the enterprise,' said Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud, Intel regional markets development manager for GCC. 'Intel is delivering new levels of performance and performance per watt, and driving the Intel Core microarchitecture into such innovative systems for data centers.'

The Dell/EMC CX3-40 and CX3-10 are high-performance enterprise storage platform presenting outstanding capacity and protection for use in growing SAN environments.

They provide additional back-end loops for greater configuration flexibility for customers wanting to segment their storage by application or performance.

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