Upcoming Events

Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

Register Now!

A Network Computing Webinar:
SDN First Steps

Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

Register Now!

More Events »

Subscribe to Newsletter

  • Keep up with all of the latest news and analysis on the fast-moving IT industry with Network Computing newsletters.
Sign Up

Dell Cops $30M Cargill Deal

Food producer Cargill is standardizing on Dell Computer Corp. (Nasdaq: DELL) servers in its data center as part of a $30 million deal to improve efficiency across its 90 different businesses.

As well as deploying Dells PowerEdge servers in its data center, the Minneapolis-based firm will also roll out the vendor’s notebooks and desktops across its global business. Over the next three years, Cargill plans to standardize on around 30,000 Dell systems in 61 countries.

Cargill has come a long way since the company started life as a small grain elevator in Conover, Iowa, in 1865, and the company now boasts 101,000 employees around the world, many of them working in rural locations.

“Cargill is a far-flung corporation,” says a company spokesman, "and a lot of our offices are not situated in major metropolitan areas, which presents many challenges, such as transport and lack of existing IT infrastructure."

The PowerEdge servers will be supported by a variety of Dell services, including system support and custom-built software. A centralized asset management system will be used to measure total cost of ownership.

Page:  1 | 2  | Next Page »

Related Reading

More Insights

Network Computing encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Network Computing moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing/SPAM. Network Computing further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | Please read our commenting policy.
Vendor Comparisons
Network Computing’s Vendor Comparisons provide extensive details on products and services, including downloadable feature matrices. Our categories include:

Research and Reports

Network Computing: April 2013

TechWeb Careers