Dell Technologies Joins Hedera Governing Council to help automate distributed ledger technology
February 7, 2023 – The Hedera Governing Council announced Dell Technologies is the latest company to join the Council to help organizations explore distributed ledger technology (DLT). As an active member of the Hedera Council and network, Dell will gain experience with the opportunities provided by the rising technology first-hand by running its own Hedera node, developing applications on the Hedera network for highly decentralized mission-critical environments such as edge computing, and openly sharing its results for the industry’s collective learning.
The Hedera Governing Council consists of up to 39 highly diversified organizations governing the Hedera network, a sustainable, enterprise-grade public ledger for the decentralized economy. As one of the world’s essential infrastructure providers, Dell’s exploration of distributed ledger technology will further strengthen its ability to help customers on their digital transformation journey through the application of Web3 and DLT technologies.
Increasingly, DLTs are becoming an optimal choice for data collection and persistence for large scale edge data generators. With secure, provisioned DLTs, customers can build cost effective and efficient applications across IT environments, including edge, that provide scalable data persistence, protection, control and process automation.
“Our customers rely on us to both maintain and help secure their existing infrastructure as well as advise them on technologies they are considering to assist them in achieving their goals, whether it is in process optimization, new business models or meeting their ESG standards,” said John Roese, Global Chief Technology Officer at Dell. “By gaining hands-on experience with distributed ledger technology, we’re able to serve as a rational, holistic voice for customers considering incorporating DLT into their digital transformation.”
Dell’s incorporation into the Council also aligns well with its other initiatives focused on the decentralization of data such as Project Alvarium, a Data Confidence Fabric capable of measuring data trust, which was developed to ensure better data confidence from distributed systems. Alvarium uses DLT as a core function to track data confidence across heterogenous and distributed edge computing ecosystems. As this research continues, Hedera’s broad, robust ecosystem will support further research and development in this space as well as help unearth new capabilities with contract automation and ESG Reporting.
Bill Miller, co-chair of the Membership Committee for the Hedera Governing Council, said, “Dell is a global leader in technology, with an expansive global footprint. Like Hedera, Dell has innovation and scale at its core. Dell’s insight and decades of computing experience will bring even more expertise and innovative thinking to the Hedera Governing Council.”
The Hedera network is the most innovative, sustainable public ledger for the decentralized economy. Hedera’s robust ecosystem is built by a global community on a network governed by a diverse council of industry-leading organizations, including abrdn, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Chainlink Labs, DBS Bank, Dell Technologies, Dentons, Deutsche Telekom, DLA Piper, EDF (Électricité de France), eftpos, FIS (WorldPay), Google, IBM, the Indian Institute of Technology, LG Electronics, The London School of Economics, Magalu, Nomura Holdings, ServiceNow, Shinhan Bank, Standard Bank Group, Swirlds, Tata Communications, Ubisoft, University College London, Wipro, and Zain Group.