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For Sale – Dell XPS 15 7590 4K OLED I7 9th Gen Laptop.

Dell XPS 15″ 4K OLED Laptop in absolutely excellent condition.

Originally purchased in Dec 2019, warranty until December 2020 which can be transferred to the buyer.

Comes with 130 W AC adapter which still has the protective plastic on it.

Windows has been reset and updated.

The OLED screen is awesome especially for photo editing.

No original box but will be very well packaged for delivery which will be by RMSD.

Specs:
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H, 12 MB Cache, 6 Core, up to 4.50 GHz
Windows 10 Pro 64bit, English, Dutch, French, German, Italian
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
15.6-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Anti-Reflective InfinityEdge Non-Touch Display
16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz
512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drive
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, 2 x 2, Bluetooth 5.0
XPS 15 7590
Silver
2x USB 3
1x USB C
HDMI Port (full Size)
SD Card Slot
Headphone Socket
Battery Indicator Lights
Carbon Fibre wrist rest.

This was just over £1,600 when new, I am asking a firm £1,075 delivered by RMSD.

Not yet advertised elsewhere but tagged as being so as it will be shortly.

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Spinning out VMware could give Dell long-term problems

Recent reports of Dell exploring the possibility of spinning off VMware as a separate company confound some analysts who believe the move would put it at a strategic competitive disadvantage.

Dell is exploring other options besides a clean break with VMware, including buying the remaining 19% of VMware or selling those shares to a third party, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources. But spinning off the virtualization company entirely would largely sacrifice any advantage Dell might have in a world that is rapidly adopting hybrid clouds, virtualization and containers.

“People are going to the cloud more rapidly than expected,” said Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions LLC in Gilbert, N.H. “So, this would be all the more reason to keep your best assets close together, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Future growth is in clouds and containers, not server hardware,” he said.

What makes the timing of the announcement peculiar is that Dell and VMware are both doing well financially. VMware has freely pursued outside relationships, including major deals with AWS and Google, that haven’t introduced any competitive friction for Dell. Dell has continued to share the lead with HPE for server market share, according to IDC’s latest report, and has put some distance between itself and IBM and Lenovo.

Gary Chen, IDCGary Chen

Last month Dell reported revenue of $21.9 billion, up 1.7%, which beat analysts’ estimates of $20.8 billion. VMware’s first fiscal quarter saw revenue rise 12% to $2.73 billion, compared to last year’s fiscal first quarter. Company officials cited its SaaS revenues, which grew 39% to $572 million, as a major reason for the increase.

It’s a mutually agreeable state of affairs that has some analysts surprised over talk of a potential split.

“Their products don’t compete against each other in any way, they have worked it out so they fit nicely together,” said Gary Chen, research director of IDC’s software defined compute practice. “From a strategic point of view, I don’t necessarily see a compelling reason to do it or not do it,” he said.

This [spinoff] would be all the more reason to keep your best assets close together, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Future growth is in clouds and containers, not server hardware.
Dana GardnerPrincipal analyst, Interarbor Solutions LLC

The coronavirus has indirectly made it clear that VMware’s portfolio is more strategically important to Dell in that it has pushed corporate accounts toward hybrid and multi-cloud cloud adoption, which has taken away from server hardware sales, Interarbor’s Gardner said.

But if VMware became completely independent, it might give the company incentive to pursue a similar relationship with a competitor of Dell’s, not just among hardware vendors but cloud vendors as well.

“It could chase VMware into the arms of an IBM or Google, companies they already have comfortable relationships with,” Gardner said. “That could prove to be more competition Dell has to fight off,” Gardner said.

But another analyst said Dell would also be free to pursue relationships with other hybrid and public cloud companies, which in turn would allow them to better compete with their traditional server hardware rivals.

“It enables Dell to peacefully coexist with [Red Hat’s] OpenShift and RHEL and Microsoft Azure,” said Geoff Woollacott, senior strategy consultant and principal analyst at Technology Business Research.

“They could better compete with HPE and Lenovo to provide the underlying infrastructure for top-tier cloud players, or even align with IBM with a go-to-market strategy combining its Intel-based servers with IBM’s higher-end servers for solutions aimed at edge computing,” he said.

Dana Gardner, Interarbor SolutionsDana Gardner

IBM has also made open source an emphasis of its strategy through the acquisition of Red Hat, and Microsoft continues to add support for Linux. Dell could see value in expanding relationships with these increasingly open source-friendly vendors.

Whatever way Dell decides to go, it wouldn’t be going there soon. The most likely timing for a decision would be no sooner than September 2021, when Dell could make the move and avoid the associated taxes.

Otherwise, Dell would be forced to pay hefty taxes to spin VMware off before September 2021 because federal guidelines state each company must continuously operate for five years to avoid such taxes.

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For Sale – 19 ” x 2 Monitor

Hi All

I have 2 of 19 ” for sales.

– Dell 19″ Model 1908FPt : , VGA x 1 , DVI x 1 , USB x 2 on the side , USB x 2 on the back . I think you can find more detail on google. Price £20

– Acer 19″ Model ACER AL1906 : VGA x 1 . as well more detail on google. Price £10

As I don’t have any appropriate boxes for these 2 monitors , so you ‘re welcome for the collection.
Please see the attached file for the photos.

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For Sale – Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1, i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 13.4″ 4K UHD+, 4 Year Warranty – £1600 Delivered

Hey guys, I am selling my Dell XPS 13 2in1 as I have been supplied with a works laptop, so this is no longer required. This is the top of the range model from Dell and includes Dell Premium Plus Warranty (on-site service and includes damage by accident cover) which expires 1st January 2024 worth £360!

10th Generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 (4 Core), 1.3 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Turbo)

13.4 inch, 3840 x 2400 UHD+, WLED, 16:10, Touchscreen, Intel Iris Plus Graphics

Windows 10 Home

32 GB (2 x 16 GB), DDR 4, 4267 MHz RAM

1 TB Solid State Drive (M.2 SSD)

Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Backlit Keyboard

Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650, 2 x 2, Bluetooth 5.0

Battery : Primary 4 Cell 52WHr

Integrated Webcam

Integrated Fingerprint Reader

Dells 45W AC Adapter USB Type-C

Dell Premium Support Plus (worth £360) – includes damage by accident cover – cover ends January 01, 2024 – This will be transferred to the new owner. Any questions just ask

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Dell EMC Isilon file storage floats into Google public cloud

Dell EMC spun out a flurry of cloud initiatives to bolster one of the few areas where its products lag competing storage vendors.

The infrastructure vendor teamed with Google to make its Dell EMC Isilon OneFS file system available for scale-out analytics in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Dell EMC said Google cloud customers can scale up to 50 petabytes of Isilon file storage in a single namespace, with no required application changes.

The managed NAS offering uses Google compute to run software instantiations of Isilon OneFS. The service is part of Dell Technologies Cloud, an umbrella branding for Dell EMC’s cloud options. This is Google’s second major foray into file system storage within the last year. It acquired startup Elastifile, whose scale-out system is integrated in Google Cloud Filestore.

Dell Technologies Cloud hybrid cloud infrastructure enhancements also include native Kubernetes integration in VMware vSphere, along with more flexible compute and storage options.

File storage written for cloud

Dell EMC allows customers to tier local file storage to all three public cloud providers via its Isilon CloudPools, but the Google partnership is its first effort at writing OneFS specifically for cloud-native workloads. AWS has the largest market share of the public cloud market, followed by Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Dell did not address if it plans similar integrations with AWS or Microsoft Azure, but it represents a likely path, especially as enterprises deploy multiple hybrid clouds. File pioneer NetApp started offering cloud-based versions of its OnTap operating system several years ago, while all-flash specialist Pure Storage recently added file services to its block-based FlashArray flagship array. Hewlett Packard Enterprise also sells file services in the cloud on ProLiant servers through an OEM deal with Qumulo, whose founders helped to engineer the original Isilon NAS code.

Dell has to continue to execute on this strategy with the other major cloud providers. This can’t be a one-and-done.
Matt EastwoodSenior vice president of enterprise infrastructure, IDC

“Dell has to continue to execute on this strategy with the other major cloud providers. This can’t be a one-and-done [with Google]. We’ll need to see more improvements from Dell in the next six to 12 months to show they are able to bring their file storage technologies to the cloud,” said Matt Eastwood, a senior vice president of enterprise infrastructure at IDC.

Although Dell and Google publicly acknowledged a beta version in 2018, the formal OneFS cloud launch comes a little more than one year after Thomas Kurian took over as CEO at Google Cloud Platform. An interesting twist would be noteworthy if Kurian’s arrival helped spur the Dell product development: George Kurian, his twin brother, and CEO at NetApp, has said Dell is “years behind” NetApp’s Data Fabric strategy.

Brian Payne, a Dell EMC vice president, said enterprises have struggled to run traditional file systems that fully exploit Google’s fast compute services for analyzing large data sets. Enterprises can purchase the cloud version of Dell EMC Isilon OneFS with the required compute services in the Google Compute Platform portal.

“We found that customers are using Google to run their AI engines or data services, and we paired with Google to help them process and store very large content files in Isilon,” Payne said.

Node requirements flexed for Dell Technologies Cloud

Dell’s strategy has evolved on how to unify is hybrid cloud offerings with public cloud technologies, although its ownership of VMware provides assets supported by Dell EMC storage competitors.

Dell Technologies Cloud integrates VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure as a combined stack to run workload domains, software-defined storage, software-defined networking and virtualized compute. Customers can buy Dell Technologies Cloud and manage it locally or as an on-demand service.

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 includes native Kubernetes integration that allows container orchestration to be managed in vSphere. The Kubernetes piece is part of Project Pacific, the code name for a major redesign of the vSphere control plane. Payne said it allows cloud-native workloads to run directly on the Dell Technologies Cloud platform, with Dell handling lifecycle management.

Dell Technologies On Demand offers the same services as a consumption license. Payne said Dell’s new entry requirement is a minimum of four nodes, down from eight nodes, and users can scale capacity across multiple racks.

The Dell Technologies Cloud binge includes updates to Dell EMC SD-WAN software-defined networking, based on the VeloCloud technology VMware acquired in 2017. Dell also added support for Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery data protection to VMware Cloud, which uses Dell EMC storage to extend private IaaS deployments to public clouds.

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Long-delayed Dell EMC PowerStore midrange array makes debut

Enterprises can get a look at Dell EMC’s next-generation midrange storage, more than a year later than the array’s planned debut.

The Dell EMC PowerStore system that launched today marks the vendor’s first internally developed storage product since Dell bought EMC in 2015. Integration of Dell EMC-owned VMware is a key element, with an onboard ESXi hypervisor and capability to run applications on certain array models.

The base PowerStore is a 2U two-node enclosure for active-active failover and high availability. The chassis takes 25 NVMe SSDs, with support for Intel Optane persistent memory chips. Three 25-drive SAS expansion shelves can be added per chassis. Support for NVMe-f architecture is on Dell EMC’s roadmap.

The PowerStore midrange storage has been a strategic priority for several years. More than 1,000 engineers across Dell EMC storage and the wider Dell Technologies organization worked on the system, said Caitlin Gordon, senior vice president of Dell EMC storage marketing.

“Data has never been more diverse or more valuable, but customers have had to choose between prioritizing between service levels for performance and simplifying their operations. We know not every applications can be virtualized, and we engineered PowerStore so you can consolidate all workloads on a single platform,” Gordon said.

What’s next for Dell EMC midrange?

Dell EMC first scheduled the new midrange system to launch in 2019, but a series of delays pushed it back to now. The all-flash PowerStore adds to Dell EMC’s overlapping midrange storage, although the vendor said the new system would help streamline the portfolio. Dell EMC is the market leader in storage, with midrange platforms that include the Unity flagship all-flash and hybrid arrays that EMC brought to market. Other midrange systems include the SC Series and PS Series. Dell acquired Compellent and EqualLogic arrays years ago and renamed both products. Compellent is now known as SC Series and still sold and supported by Dell. The EqualLogic arrays were renamed PS Series, which Dell maintains but no longer sells. Dell EMC executives said the other systems will be phased out slowly with PowerStore’s arrival.

Dell EMC PowerStore midrange array
Dell EMC PowerStore midrange array

The PowerStoreOS operating system incorporates a Kubernetes framework to serve storage management from containers and includes a machine learning engine to automate rebalancing and other administrative tasks. Based on internal testing, Dell EMC claims PowerStore had seven times the performance and three times lower latency than Unity XT array.

The ground-up PowerStore design eventually will emerge as the dominant Dell EMC midrange storage, said Scott Sinclair, a storage analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group.

“This is a completely new architecture that’s based on a container framework. It’s designed to address a bunch of different workload needs on one array. That’s not the type of hard work you put into a product do just to add another midrange storage array,” Sinclair said.

A software capability called AppsOn allows data-intensive applications to access storage on PowerStore and use VMware vMotion to migrate it between core and cloud environments.

“The idea is you that can be within a VMware environment — let’s say VMware Cloud Foundation, or vSphere — and have different ways to move applications to various targets. AppsOn is a novel approach that gives you more flexibility to deploy apps, based on your resource needs,” Sinclair said

Beta customer tried to ‘blow up’ PowerStore

Dell EMC guarantees data reduction of 4-to-1 with always-on inline deduplication. Dell claims the inline data reduction does not degrade performance. Based on the ratio, a single Dell EMC PowerStore with three expansion enclosures is rated to provide 2.8 PB of usable storage per appliance. Effective capacity scales to 11.3 PB in a maximum eight-node cluster.

Five capacity models are available: PowerStore 1000 (384 TB), PowerStore 3000 (768 TB), PowerStore 5000 (1,152 TB), PowerStore 7000 (1,536 TB) and PowerStore 9000 (2,560 TB). PowerStore X models come with the VMware hypervisor and AppsOn, a software capability that allows data-intensive applications to access storage on the array across core and cloud environments. The Power T configuration does not include the latter features.

“I actually like the PowerStore X a lot more than I ever thought I would,” said Alan Hunt, the director of network operations for Detroit-based law firm Dickinson Wright. Hunt is running a PowerStore X and PowerStore T in beta to simulate live production. He said PowerStore will help Dickinson Wright to incorporate new storage with existing SC Series and retire PS Series arrays.

“We did a lot of testing and migrating of live workloads with the AppsOn feature, and that was excellent. We’re running simulate workloads and don’t have anything in production [on PowerStore], but I want to jump on it immediately. I take systems and try to blow them up, and this was definitely the most stable beta test I’ve ever done,” Hunt said.

Dell EMC initially said it would converge features of its multiple midrange arrays in 2019. The product launch was slated for Dell Tech World in Las Vegas in May, but that event was cancelled due to the coronavirus. Dell said it will have a virtual show later this year but has not specified dates.

Gordon said  PowerStore systems started shipping in April.

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For Sale – 2 x Dell laptops

Dell Latitude E6230
12.5″ screen (1366 x 768)
Intel i5-3340M @ 2.70GHz
4GB RAM
128GB SSD
Win 10 installed (Original Win 7 OEM licence)
WIFI, HDMI, SD Card, USB3, ethernet,
Dell Power supply
Light scratches on lid and marks on sides (see pics). Otherwise, in very good condition.
Battery around 2-3hrs.
£125 inc

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Dell Latitude E6430
14″ screen (1366 x 768)
Intel i5-3230M @ 2.60GHz
8GB RAM
128GB SSD
Win 10 installed (Original Win 7 OEM licence)
WIFI, HDMI, SD Card, USB3, ethernet, DVD RW.
Dell Power supply
Light scratches on lid. Otherwise, in very good condition.
Battery around 2-3hrs.
£125 inc

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