1Upgrade 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.
“This profit map shows a farmer the bottom line,” said Calvin Perry, a research engineer with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Other maps can show where problems are,” Perry said. “But when he can see what he put into his pockets — how much profit he made on that land — he can begin making his operation more efficient.” Perry studies precision farming at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station on the CAES Tifton campus. George Vellidis, Jeffrey Durrence and Dan Thomas, all engineers, are part of the large team working to develop, perfect and test precision farming equipment, software and methods. Profit maps and yield maps show farmers short-term and long-term issues they must face and manage to become and stay profitable, Thomas said. Farmers use Global Positioning System satellites to map soil types, disease or insect problems, nutrient and water applications, yields and, finally, profit. The maps show the yield or profit for every part of a field, Thomas said. Special sensors attached to harvesters fitted with GPS locators gather the information. Computer software links the yield data with specific spots in the fields. The farmers then use other software to create the maps. “Yield mapping is a key component of precision farming,” Vellidis said. “It allows farmers to see the results of their management practices.” Vellidis said all those maps make management more intense. They make farming more complicated and simpler at the same time. “So many factors affect the crop yield it’s hard to say ‘this one will make the change,'” he said. “But you can’t even try to make that decision without accurate information.” Vellidis said yield maps show the farmer vividly where he could make management changes to boost profits. “That’s really important for us now, as we’re looking ahead and wondering if price support programs will be there much longer,” he said. Thomas said precision farming helps farmers be better stewards of the environment. “If you put out only the pesticides and nutrients you need, and only where they’re needed, you reduce the risk of overapplying chemicals and environmental pollution,” he said. But not many farmers are using precision farming methods yet. “It’s not cheap,” Durrence said. “It’s hard to get into it a little bit at a time. And not many commercial services are available yet.” Durrence figures on a start-up cost of $12,000 in equipment, including the yield monitor, computer, printer, GPS equipment and a subscription to a service that make the GPS system more accurate. Much of the precision farming technology was first developed for farmers growing corn and other grains in the Midwest. “We started working to adapt that technology to cotton and peanuts,” Vellidis said. “We ended up almost starting over to get a yield monitor that works for our crops.” Vellidis said five farmers — four in Georgia and one in Texas — are planning to use the peanut yield monitoring system this year. He hopes the equipment will be on the market for the 1999 season. The team’s work with cotton yield monitoring isn’t that far along. But they expect good results soon. Two cotton yield monitors are on the market. But UGA testing shows they need some modifications to be accurate in Georgia growing conditions. “This is a high-tech approach to farming — a real information revolution on the farm,” Perry said. “It’s not easy to spot, except for the GPS antenna, from the highway. It’s exciting for us to see Georgia farmers on the cutting edge of this technology in the Southeast.” A University of Georgia scientist says Georgia farmers may soon have maps that show how much money they make — or lose — in any spot on their farm. Other maps can show where problems are and, to some extent, how to fix them. PROFIT MAPS like this one can show farmers exactly where they are, and aren’t making money in a field. Farmers use yield monitoring harvest equipment, computer software and Global Posi- tioning Systems to create maps. George Vellidis, a UGA research engineer, said these maps help farmers use their land more efficiently with less risk of environmental harm. (Map courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environ- mental Sciences.) Download the full-size .JPG here — 1.97M.