Today marks an exciting day for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and all-flash customers. Today, we unveil Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, comprised of modern Dell PowerEdge Servers pre-qualified and pre-configured to run ScaleIO Software to provide a software defined, all-flash storage foundation for your modern data center – there is no need for a separate SAN network or array.Lessons learned from web-scale deployments about hardware simplicity, pervasive virtualization, provisioning and management commonality, and containerization are paving the way for widespread adoption of software-defined storage in an effort to modernize the data center.The Dell PowerEdge server configurations have been tuned and optimized to run ScaleIO, ensuring enterprise customers attain the premier levels of performance possible with this hardware configuration. Dell PowerEdge Servers also provide the proven reliability and manageability necessary to be the foundation of an enterprise class SDS solution. Key features include:Next-Generation ScaleIO Ready Node Hardware—Key Facts:Based on 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge serversProven enterprise class reliability and manageabilityUtilizing the latest generation Intel’s Broadwell ProcessorsConfigurations tuned and optimized for ScaleIODesigned for hyper-converged or storage-only environmentsAll-Flash ConfigurationsChoice of high-density and high-capacity All-Flash configurations for mission critical applicationsEnhanced Caching LayerIntegration with SanDisk DAS Cache making the most actively used data readily accessible on HDD configurationsBroadest Operating System and Hypervisor CompatibilityTested and supported for use with VMware ESX, Linux and Windows Server (Hyper-V)World Class SupportA single vendor, world-class support model for both the hardware and softwareOur interactions with customers have shown that customers are looking for a purpose-built solution to support their mission-critical application workloads delivering scale, performance, elasticity and resiliency. This solution should offer flexibility of choice when it comes to deployment models, configurations and broad support for operating systems and hypervisors. This solution also should be pre-configured, qualified and supported by a single vendor.The All-Flash Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node fits the bill. Customers may start with as few as three nodes and scale out seamlessly and non-disruptively to over one thousand nodes, making it the perfect foundation for private cloud infrastructures. Enterprise customers can reap the benefits of deployment simplicity, cost containment, high performance and operational ease.Historically, having server-based flash led to poor resource utilization because performance and capacity were only supporting local applications. Today, with the power of software defined storage in ScaleIO Ready Nodes, the ability to abstract, pool, and automate storage devices across a multitude of servers, and in turn allocate as little or as much performance and capacity as needed to individual applications, is just as easy as allocating compute and memory resources in a virtualized environment.A decade ago, hypervisor technology vastly improved the operational simplicity and flexibility of compute resources, making it efficient to allocate the right amount of CPU and memory from a common pool, and to maintain and update that pool over time. ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready Nodes deliver that same operational simplicity, and that same ability to efficiently pool and allocate resources to the world of storage – all under software control. The result is an increasingly efficient data center. One that is easier to build, easier to maintain, completely flexible, and insanely powerful. The promise of the private cloud is being delivered.Learn more about ScaleIO Ready Node, available today. Follow @DellEMCScaleIO on Twitter, or try ScaleIO software – for free.Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Best of the best · Freshman Minyon Moore passes the ball for USC. Moore earned Freshman of the Week from the Pac-12 and the USBWA – Matt Karatsu | Daily TrojanFreshman guard Minyon Moore continues to be recognized for her breakout season as a newcomer for the women’s basketball team. Just one day after capturing the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Award — her second of the season — Moore was honored as the USBWA National Freshman of the Week.The Trojans’ second leading scorer at 11.8 points per game, Moore put together a career high 32 points in a 80-64 win against Washington State last Friday. Against No. 9 Washington on Sunday, it looked as if Moore would be unable to follow up her best performance to date, as she managed just 1 point in the first half. However, she suddenly burst back into the spotlight, scoring 14 in the third quarter to anchor a major Trojan comeback. USC was down by 19 at halftime, but after a buzzer-beater three by Moore, the score was 63-56 heading into the fourth quarter.While her team eventually lost a hard-fought battle to the Huskies, Moore finished with 20 points and six assists to cap off a memorable weekend for the 18-year-old from Hercules, Calif. Moore has only started a handful of games, due to the experience and shooting prowess of senior Courtney Jaco at her position.However, Moore has been given starter’s minutes and has been trusted in crunch-time situations, despite her being the youngest player on the roster. In five of the past six games, she has logged 25 or more minutes. She has made the most of her extended time off the bench, leading the team with 4.2 assists per game.The Trojans will rely on Moore to carry her scoring outburst into a string of important games leading up to tournament play. This weekend, the Trojans head on the road to face Arizona and Arizona State in the last contests of the regular season. The team will then travel to Seattle for the Pac-12 Tournament, which begins March 2.