Dell Offers Virtualization Services for Canadian Businesses

    Customers Looking to Improve Asset Utilization, Maximize IT Efficiency
    Turn to Dell

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - Dell Canada's Professional Services
organization announces the availability of standards-based virtualization
services for organizations looking to run multiple applications and operating
systems independently on a single server while reducing physical server count,
streamlining IT administrative costs, maximizing resources and increasing IT
    Virtualized environments enable administrators to quickly move workloads
from one virtual workspace to another - easily prioritizing business needs
while maximizing resources. This flexibility in the allocation of computing
capacity allows for the consolidation of applications and physical servers -
easing IT management requirements and expenses.
    "Increasingly, Canadian companies are looking for ways to make themselves
more agile and more competitive," said Greg Davis, President, Dell Canada. "We
are working with our customers - leveraging our best practices - to support
their dynamic business requirements."
    Dell's virtualization services focus on readiness assessments, design,
implementation and VMware training, intended to help companies determine how
virtualization can help to: improve server utilization and performance,
simplify and effectively scale their operations to meet present and future
    Canfor Corporation, a leading forest products company based in Vancouver,
B.C., recently turned to Dell virtualization services to reduce overall server
count, IT administrative costs and IT infrastructure costs for their two
datacenter locations. After completing a full virtualization readiness
assessment, including a server workload assessment and system sizing, Dell
Professional Services worked with Canfor's IT department to consolidate 83
servers into just eight POWEREDGE(TM) 6850 servers, saving Canfor nearly 150 U
Rack server spaces and achieving a yearly operational saving of over $100,000.
    "Dell helped us drive down our data center costs and ensured we got the
most out of our IT infrastructure," said John Tolkamp, General Manager,
Information Technology, Canfor Corporation. "Working with the true
professionals that comprise the Dell Professional Services team, we've been
able to realize our goals and achieve planned results. Dell's industry
knowledge and expertise has helped to make this significant endeavour a true

    VAC Certified

    Dell Professional Services is a VMware Authorized Consulting partner,
offering the same high quality services methodologies and best practices
employed by VMware. More information on virtualization services offered by
Dell Canada can be found online at

    About Canfor

    Canfor Corporation is a leading Canadian forest products company based in
Vancouver, British Columbia with interests in over 33 facilities in British
Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Washington State and North and South Carolina.
    Canfor is the largest producer of softwood lumber in Canada while also
producing oriented stand board (OSB), plywood, remanufactured lumber products
and specialized wood products. Canfor also owns an 50.2% interest in Canfor
Pulp Limited Partnership, one of the largest producers of northern softwood
kraft pulp in Canada and a leading producer of high-performance kraft paper.
    Canfor has an annual production capability of approximately 5.2 billion
board feet of lumber, 450 million square feet of plywood, and 1 billion square
feet of OSB. Canfor also has approximately 11 million cubic metres of
allowable annual cut under its forest tenures, all of which will be ISO 14001
certified. Canfor (CFP) is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The main
operating company is Canadian Forest Products Ltd., from which the name Canfor
is derived. Canfor and Canfor Pulp Income Fund directly employ approx. 7,300
people as well as an additional 2,200 contractors.

    About Dell Canada Inc.

    Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Dell Canada Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Dell Inc. Dell Canada is among the leaders in desktop products,
notebooks, servers and storage, and has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
and Edmonton. Information on Dell Canada and its products can be obtained on
the World Wide Web at

    About Dell

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technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct
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