Dell Technologies World 2024 Debuts at the Venetian in Las Vegas with Michael Dell Keynote & New Announcements

This week Dell Technologies kicked off the company’s flagship event, Dell Technologies World, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, which is running from May 20, 2024 through May, 23, 2024. Curated to bring together the latest trends, technology and thought leaders, the event is showcasing all the ways we’re using technology and AI to accelerate from ideas to innovation.

Throughout the week at Dell Technologies world, customers and partners will explore technologies that accelerate and simplify AI adoption along with PCs, Dell APEX, multicloud and edge solutions that transform ideas into action.

Michael Dell Keynote

On day one of Dell Technologies World 2024, Michael Dell kicked off the event and delivered his keynote speech. During his keynote Dell stated Artificial Intelligence represents “a generational opportunity for productivity, innovation, and growth.” Dell also recognized that AI’s development will require large amounts of infrastructure and energy, and those things shouldn’t be put to work wastefully.

“For us to realize the possibilities of AI, we need to do it responsibly and address the barriers to adoption holistically,” Michael Dell said.

Dell made several product announcements including the introduction of its AI Factory; an expansion of the AI Factory in partnership with NVIDIA; and AI-focused advancements in its PowerStore storage line. As part of the keynote, Dell welcomed ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott, Samsung SDS CEO Dr. Sungwoo Hwang, and NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang to the stage to discuss Dell’s instrumental role in powering, developing, and using AI.

In closing Dell states “By making the right decisions today, we can take advantage of an opportunity coming to the global economy that will define future generations,” he said. “If we don’t, that would be a shame, a loss for us all, for the world.”

See replay of Michael Dell keynote here.

Dell AI Factory Announcement

The Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA is Dell’s approach to help accelerate AI innovation in organizations of all sizes.  Dell Technologies World this week, Dell is sharing how the Dell AI Factory addresses these most pressing challenges with a collection of AI technologies, an open ecosystem of partners, validated and integrated solutions and expert services to help you achieve AI outcomes faster.

The Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA enables organizations with industry-leading capabilities, solutions and services with Dell’s leading AI infrastructure and services portfolio along with the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software platform, underpinned by NVIDIA® Tensor Core GPUs, NVIDIA Spectrum™-X Ethernet networking platform and NVIDIA BlueField® DPUs.

This approach enables customers to build their own AI factories from a broad set of capabilities that are right sized for their needs. It’s offered as pre-validated, full stack solutions or as integrated components that are tailored to their needs to help them get started on AI use cases. Developers, data scientists and IT can start from where they are, at a desktop, at the server, at the edge or anywhere across their organization.

Below are the announcements from Dell on new server, edge, workstation, solutions and service advancements that speed AI adoption and innovation:

  • Dell Generative AI Solution for Digital Assistants, which includes Dell Services for Digital Assistants speed deployment of digital assistants that deliver a personalized self-service experience for end users.
  • Dell PowerEdge XE9680L server offers direct liquid cooling and eight next-gen NVIDIA Blackwell microarchitecture B200 Tensor Core GPUs for fast processing in a compact 4U form factor.
  • Dell is also announcing industry leading density and highly energy efficient turnkey rack-scale solutions that speed time to value for large GPU-accelerated deployments. Multiple variants will be available including an air-cooled design supporting 64 GPUs in a single rack, or a liquid cooled format featuring 72 NVIDIA Blackwell GPUs in a single rack.
  • Dell NativeEdge is the first edge orchestration platform that automates the delivery of NVIDIA AI Enterprise at the edge.2
  • Dell AI Factory with NVIDIA solutions accelerate AI development with automated full stack deployment and NVIDIA NIM microservices
  • Dell Accelerator Services for RAG on Precision AI workstations yield better performing AI applications faster using RAG on Dell Precision AI workstations with the NVIDIA AI Workbench toolkit.

Learn how Dell makes the AI factory real here https://www.dell.com/en-us/blog/how-dell-makes-the-ai-factory-real/.

PowerStore Announcement

At Dell Technologies World, the tech company announced its PowerStore advancements for better performance, efficiency, resiliency and multicloud data mobility. Dell PowerStore helps manage increasing workload demands with the industry’s most flexible quad-level cell (QLC) storage1 and significant performance enhancements.

Unveiled during Dell Technologies World, PowerStore Prime is an integrated offering that combines the most comprehensive PowerStore release to date with new programs and incentives designed to increase Dell partner profitability and offer customers greater storage investment protection.

PowerStore Prime builds on Dell’s  Partner First Strategy for Storage, which designates more than 99% of Dell’s customers and potential customers as partner-led for PowerStore and storage sales, resulting in greater opportunity, predictability and collaboration. PowerStore software and hardware advancements deliver improved performance, efficiency, resiliency and multicloud data mobility.

There will be more announcements throughout the week from Dell. To learn more about Dell Technologies World 2024 please visit https://www.dell.com/en-us/dt/events/delltechnologiesworld/2024/index.htm#tab0=0&accordion0.

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