India is the third largest market for Dell after US and China. The Dell power discussion began with the Dell team asking delegates on their expectations from service providers. The team mentioned that Unix is declining at about 7% every year. Over last five years Dell acquired storage, software, networking technologies.
Delegates wanted to know what software solutions was Dell going to provide. Dell team said that it supports open philosophy. JBoss is going to be developed on Dell infrastructure. It is getting the application server to work well. Toad is part of Quest software. Users can decide which application server they want to choose, and Dell can get that application server to work well.
Dell team made it clear that is going to get into infrastructure application and not into databases. One of its larger customers uses Apache Tomcat. Dell helps them get efficient with it. A good percentage of Openstack is on Dell. Why do so many people choose it? Dell team said that because setting up an environment is not very easy. There is a validation process.
If government wants to go for cloud what would be the right way. Should they just throw away their legacy infrastructure? He informed that Dell can help with components. Proprietary hardware and software often lead you a problem. It is not a good long term solution. Dell team also clarified that users can buy as much warranty as they want. For most of the contracts that Dell has with OEM partners, users can get pre-defined pricing for seven years.
Delegates presented their dilemma at the end of the discussion. They said that basic requirement is to deliver services to citizen. When it comes to standardisation government lacks the quality because of mind-set which needs to be changed.
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