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Dell technology powers The Mind Museum

Dell announced Thursday that The Mind Museum, a first-of-its-kind science educational facility in the Philippines, utilizes Dell technology to deliver world-class interactive learning experience. Christopher Papa, Dell Philippines country manager said, “deploying Dell’s computing and open-standard, virtualized data center platform will enable the museum to optimize IT operations, and achieve a scalable, interoperable IT infrastructure that is low on maintenance and energy consumption” The Mind Museum set out to establish itself as the first world-class science museum in the Philippines and a haven for learning and discovery. Housing five galleries and over 250 interactive exhibits and installations throughout its expansive 5,000 square meter space, the museum needed a single IT solutions partner that could support its multi-vendor environment. Bernard Beltran, IT assistant manager at The Mind Museum said, “we wanted a single solution partner to work with in building our IT infrastructure for the museum. It was essential that the solution was based on open standards to ensure interoperability with other platforms.” “The Dell team in the Philippines provided me with various scenarios that would optimize what we could achieve through the use of technology, while ensuring we were highly efficient in our energy consumption,” Beltran said. The museum deployed a data center solution consisting of Dell PowerEdge blade and rack servers, Dell EqualLogic storage, Dell PowerVault tape library, Dell PowerConnect switches, and Dell Precision and OptiPlex workstations. With the system in place, the museum is able to deliver unique visitor experiences and seamless hands-on discovery into the world of science, according to Papa said. “Dell is well-positioned to support environments like The Mind Museum’s with our end-to-end solutions that help customers drive business value and results. We are especially pleased to support educational institutions and are committed to working with the team at The Mind Museum to enable continuous innovation and make learning more impactful,” Papa said. “Dell’s easy-to-manage technology came as a significant benefit for the museum’s relatively small IT team. Dell provided us with a solution that requires minimal maintenance and has intelligent technology to isolate issues so they do not impact the operations of the museum. Due to this we only need to monitor performance and our time isn’t wasted on maintaining the equipment or fixing issues,” Beltran said. “We can focus on how to improve the experience of visitors and the service we provide without downtime.” The entire system is protected by Dell ProSupport Mission Critical with a four-hour onsite response service to ensure that The Mind Museum has immediate access to engineers who can provide support and resolution when required. “The museum is designed as an education facility and as the first of its kind in the Philippines we want it to be an important resource for the country. I’m able to concentrate on developing our interactive approach to science because I know we can support this innovation,” Beltran said.
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