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Future Proof Your Dell EMC PowerStore Investment with Anytime Upgrade

first_img1Upgrade available 180 days after invoice. Requires purchase of minimum 3-year ProSupport, ProSupport Plus or ProSupport One for Data Center with Anytime Upgrade Select or Standard add-on option at point of sale to qualify. Anytime Upgrade availability may vary by country and segment. For details, contact your sales representative.2Based on Dell analysis, April 2020 using publicly available data to compare the highest available program/subscription offers for controller upgrades.3Anytime Upgrade (Next Generation and Higher Model node upgrades) include deployment and support on the new upgraded nodes. The Scale-out option requires deployment service for the 2nd appliance. Scale-out upgrade redemptions are available as of 12.18.2020. Next-Gen and Next-Gen + Higher Model redemptions will be available once a next-generation PowerStore product has been released. Today, we announced Dell EMC PowerStore, a game-changing storage infrastructure platform engineered to solve modern data center challenges with data-centric design, intelligent automation and adaptable architecture. PowerStore appliances also come with several options from Dell Technologies Services to provide the best service experience, and we’re excited to expand on the portfolio with the introduction of Anytime Upgrade1, the industry’s most flexible controller upgrade program 2.Providing Confidence from the Start Dell Technologies Services experts will get your new PowerStore up and running fast with support through the life of the appliance with our portfolio of services such as Dell EMC ProDeploy and ProSupport Enterprise Suites.With ProDeploy Plus, we’ll deploy your PowerStore so that you can quickly take advantage of your new appliance. And ProSupport Plus, our most comprehensive support service, arms you with proactive and predictive support to maximize uptime and productivity, while significantly reducing IT effort. Additionally, when you’re buying a new PowerStore appliance, you’ll need to move workloads, applications, and files. PowerStore includes new native tools that automate the migration process, but we also offer a range of migration services to help whether you have an existing Dell EMC or third-party storage device. We also offer training and certification programs to provide your IT teams with the skills to administer and manage your new PowerStore appliance.Starting today, customers get the best of our product and services innovation with the Anytime Upgrade program, which gives you the freedom to modernizeyour PowerStore infrastructure to meet changing needs.Unmatched Flexibility with Anytime UpgradesThe Anytime Upgrade program is designed to expand and enhance PowerStore over time, providing greater choice, predictability and investment protection. Anytime Upgrade  effectively ends the cycle of traditional  platform migration with simple, flexible data-in-place upgrades — without downtime or impact to applications. And unlike other programs, you can redeem Anytime Upgrade at any time (after 180 days) within your service contract as opposed to waiting years.The Anytime Upgrade program gives you multiple ways to modernize your infrastructure:1. ANYTIME UPGRADE – STANDARD:Next Gen upgrade: Once a next generation PowerStore has been released, upgrade the nodes (controllers) in your appliance to the next generation equivalent hardware2. ANYTIME UPGRADE – SELECT: Choose one of two options at time of redemptionNext Gen + Higher Model upgrade: Select customers can upgrade their nodes to the next generation AND one model higherScale-out upgrade: Apply a discount to expand your environment with a second appliance equal to the value of your current modelWhen executing Next Gen or Higher Model options, deployment of the new nodes is included and  automatically supported under your existing support contract at no additional cost.3You’re in good handsWhether purchasing a single PowerStore appliance or planning a clustered environment, we know that flexibility, simplicity, support and speed of execution are crucial. With the best support and deployment services options available and now with Anytime Upgrades, customers can experience a highly flexible service with an accelerated path to productivity while extending the life of your PowerStore appliance.You can find more information on Dell Technologies Services here, or contact your Dell Technologies representative.last_img read more

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Cardinals set to elect new Pope

first_img 41 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share The BBC’s Alan Johnston: “As they try to decide, cardinals believe God will be their guide”Cardinals have entered the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, where they will begin voting to elect a new Pope.The 115 cardinal-electors were locked in the chapel after swearing an oath of secrecy.They will vote four times daily until two-thirds can agree on a candidate.The election was prompted by the surprise abdication of Benedict XVI. There is no clear frontrunner to take over from him as head of the Roman Catholic Church.The 85-year-old Benedict stepped down last month, saying he was no longer strong enough to lead the Church, which is beset by problems ranging from a worldwide scandal over child sex abuse to allegations of corruption at the Vatican Bank. His resignation and the recent damage to the Church’s reputation make the choice of the cardinal-electors especially hard to predict, the BBC’s James Robbins in Rome says. They will weigh pressure for a powerful manager to reform the Vatican against calls for a new pope able to inspire the faithful, our correspondent adds.Oath in LatinAt 16:30 local time (15:30 GMT) on Tuesday, 115 cardinal-electors – all under 80, as those over 80 are excluded – entered the Sistine Chapel for the secret conclave to select Benedict’s successor, chanting the traditional Litany of the Saints.Each man in turn stepped up and placed his hands on the Gospel to swear an oath in Latin.Afterwards Msgr Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies, called out the words “Extra omnes” – “Everybody out” – and the chapel doors were locked to outsiders.From now on the cardinals will eat, vote and sleep in closed-off areas until a new pope is chosen.Jamming devices in the Sistine Chapel should block all electronic communication and anyone tweeting would in any case risk being excommunicated.Cardinals were now expected listen to a meditation by elderly Maltese Cardinal Prosper Grech before holding a first vote, after which their ballot papers will be burned. The smoke that will drift out of the chapel’s chimney early in the evening is likely to be black – meaning no Pope has been elected.‘Brilliant pontificate’From Wednesday, two votes will be held each morning and afternoon – with ballots burned after each session – until one candidate attains a two-thirds majority (77 votes). Then the smoke will be white, meaning the 266th bishop of Rome will have been chosen.Earlier on Tuesday the cardinals attended a “Mass for the Election of the Supreme Pontiff” in St Peter’s Basilica. In his homily, the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, praised the “brilliant pontificate” of Pope Benedict and implored God to grant another “Good Shepherd” to lead the church. He outlined the mission Catholics believe was given by Jesus Christ to St Peter – the first Pope – emphasising love and sacrifice, evangelisation and the unity of the church. The BBC’s Michael Hirst in Rome says the speech was more measured in tone than the address given in 2005 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict, which featured a fiery attack on the “dictatorship of relativism”.On Tuesday morning several cardinals took to Twitter to say goodbye to their followers before being cut off from the outside world. “Last tweet before the conclave: May Our Father hear and answer with love and mercy all prayers and sacrifices offered for a fruitful outcome,” South African Cardinal Wilfrid Napier tweeted. Benedict – now known as Pope emeritus – resigned on 28 February after eight years in office, citing ill health. He was the first Pope in six centuries to do so.As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 2005, he was the marked favourite ahead of the conclave and was elected pope after just four rounds of voting. The vote for his successor is expected to take much longer. After 10 general congregations open to all cardinals, regardless of age – at which 160 cardinals spoke of the issues facing the Church and the qualities needed by its next leader – no clear frontrunner has emerged.“Last time around there was a man of stature, three or four times that of any other cardinal,” French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin told reporters.“That is not the case this time around. Therefore, the choice has to be made among one, two, three, four… a dozen candidates. “We still don’t really know anything. We will have to wait for the results of the first ballot.”New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan told his priests there was hope that a new Pope could be chosen by Thursday.Candidates named as contenders include Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan, Brazil’s Odilo Scherer, and Cardinal Dolan himself – though he told one interviewer anyone who thought he was in with a chance might be “smoking marijuana”.BBC News FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Cardinals set to elect new Pope by: – March 12, 2013last_img read more

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