Month: February 2021

  • What is an M.2 Card and Why Should I Care?

    first_imgThe M.2 connector, formerly known as Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), isn’t as hard to pronounce as a symbol for a name, but it’s faster in performance than its predecessors.And we’ve seen a lot of interest this week in learning more about what an M.2 add-in card is actually.“The M.2 format is designed for manufacturers to replace a variety of specific devices, do it in a tiny space, and require very little power,” How-to Geek explains. “But actually upgrading to an M.2 drive or accessory requires a little forethought.”That’s why we have created a Dell Knowledge Base article that describes what the M.2 card is and some of the intended supported applications.Direct2Dell is designed to bring you news and stories about Dell people, products, services, partners and customers. Often those customers need support for their Dell products. For that, our Dell Support team continuously updates a library of articles called the Knowledge Base.In an effort to make that information even easier to find when you need it, each Friday I will bring you a list of the most highly reviewed articles with appropriate responses to the latest trends we are seeing in our customer inquiries.With these publications you can stay informed about the latest troubleshooting guides and resolutions across various client system lines.Questions about these issues should be left in our Support Forums where trained staff are available to assist, rather than commenting here on Direct2Dell.You can also contact Dell Customer Service or Dell Technical Support for assistance. And, as always, our @DellCares and @DellCaresPro teams are just a tweet away for help.This week we’ve seen a lot of interest in these topics:Dell Encryption Enterprise or Personal Displays “No boot Device Found” at BIOS POSTTroubleshooting System Lock Ups or FreezesNo Power – No signs of lifeDell computers tested for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and previous versions of Windows 10What is AMD Eyefinity Technology?What is an M.2 add-in card?Installing Linux on Laptops with mSATA Cache drives or Hybrid DrivesHow to install Windows onto a system with mSATABIOS – What it is and How to Download or Update your BIOSIdentifying and installing drivers for Windows 10 on your XPS 13 (9343) portable systemlast_img read more

  • How Rackspace Takes the Cloud Global with vSAN Ready Nodes

    first_imgCustomers around the world count on Rackspace to help them reap the benefits of cloud technologies. In a global alliance with Dell EMC, Rackspace is now taking their customers to the next level in their cloud journey with the new VMware Private Cloud Everywhere as a Service (VMware PCEAAS) on vSAN Ready Nodes and PowerEdge servers.We recently met with Peter Fitzgibbon, VP and GM of Rackspace’s VMware Practice, to learn about the advantages their customers are experiencing across the globe. Today, organizational leaders in the pharmaceutical, consulting and financial industries look to Rackspace for guidance on cloud solutions in order to manage large data sets and effectively extract valuable information using data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. In financial institutions where every millisecond counts, they rely on Rackspace’s VMware PCEAAS to deliver high performance analytics with very low latency. Compute resources are located as close as possible to the customer’s locations across the globe via Rackspace’s many data centers, ensuring that services are easily and rapidly accessible 24/7. Overall, customers can rely on Rackspace to support their cloud journey, and meet stringent requirements for reliability, scalability and faster time to market.As customers tackle how to manage very large data sets, Rackspace provides private cloud elasticity with a reliable and cost-effective model based on vSAN Ready Nodes and PowerEdge servers. With the VMware PCEAAS solution, customers can deploy a private or hybrid cloud solution in weeks instead of months at a 39% cost savings vs building and operating their own cloud.The engine that powers VMware PCEAAS is based on Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes with PowerEdge Servers. Ready Nodes are preconfigured and validated building blocks that allow Rackspace and end-users to get to market faster with a robust managed cloud solution reducing deployment time and risks. As Rackspace guides their customer’s journey to the cloud, private cloud solutions can be located at either a customer’s own data center or provided “as a service” utilizing one of the Rackspace’s global data centers. With cloud resources located closer to their physical locations, customers can address data sovereignty requirements that improves performance and increases customer satisfaction. Rapid deployment allows customers to accelerate their time to market and time to value with high-speed data analytics and new cutting-edge service offerings. Customers can also easily expand their capacity as their business grows while controlling costs.Peter Fitzgibbon sums up Rackspace’s experience: “The investment in vSAN Ready Nodes was certainly worthwhile. It has allowed us to launch our products faster, on a global scale, and to meet our customer’s needs for reliable managed cloud services faster.”Read the complete customer case study on how Rackspace embraces data for AI and ML with vSAN Ready Nodes and PowerEdge.last_img read more

  • Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

    first_imgNew climate envoy John Kerry is making clear that the United States isn’t just back in the fight to slow climate change, but that it plans to play a driving role again. Kerry is envoy for climate change and national security in President Joe Biden’s administration. He is working to make a long-term success out of the Paris climate accord he helped negotiate during the Obama administration. President Donald Trump rejected the U.N. climate accord and other Obama-era efforts against climate change. Kerry is talking to global leaders, U.S. mayors and others from his Boston home, making clear he plans to push for faster cuts of climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions.last_img read more

  • Hunter Biden’s memoir ‘Beautiful Things’ out in April

    first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden and an ongoing target for conservatives, has a memoir coming out April 6. The book is called “Beautiful Things” and will center on the younger Biden’s well publicized struggles with substance abuse. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, says it acquired the memoir in Fall 2019. It kept it under wraps even as Biden’s business dealings became a fixation of then-President Donald Trump and others during the election. “Beautiful Things” was circulated among several authors and includes advance praise from Stephen King, Dave Eggers and Anne Lamott.last_img read more