Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 7, 2016 – Dell has announced the signing of its first reseller in Asia Pacific (including Japan) with Peering One, a leading provider of cloud and datacenter services in Malaysia, to provide the Dell Hybrid Cloud System (DHCS) for Microsoft for enterprises in Malaysia.
With the availability of DHCS for Microsoft, large institutions in Malaysia now have access to a hybrid cloud solution that radically simplifies customer cloud experience, control and automates maintenance, allowing them to adopt hybrid cloud in a much faster and flexible manner.
The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, featuring technology jointly developed with Microsoft, is designed to break through the hybrid cloud adoption barriers of complexity, cost and control. Customers will be able to go from zero to operational hybrid cloud – having the flexibility of selecting their preferred cloud either on-premise, hosted or public cloud; hosting and scaling cloud applications on demand as user or business needs change; and also enable customers to perform backup or disaster recovery to the cloud – all in under three hours.
According to a Dell worldwide poll of IT decision makers (ITDM) , 9 in 10 say a hybrid cloud strategy is important to achieve a Future-Ready Enterprise. The Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI 2015) also revealed that 55 percent of organizations globally indicated use of more than one type of cloud. The GTAI 2015 also cites cost and security as the biggest barriers to adopting and implementing cloud, and complexity is the barrier most often associated with hybrid cloud.
“The challenges most customers face on their cloud journey are clear. They tell us it’s too complex, the cost-risk is too high, and control isn’t transparent,” said Mak Chin Wah, general manager, Enterprise Solutions, South Asia, Dell. “All customers want is to simplify and accelerate their journey to the cloud, and that includes customers in Malaysia. Now they can – with a solution that will help enable a hybrid cloud strategy and remove many of the traditional barriers that customers face.”
“The availability of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, featuring Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard, will help enterprise customers in Malaysia move to the cloud in a way that makes sense for their business. We are delivering a solution that allows them to move workloads to the public cloud or keep it on premise – with ease,” said Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft Malaysia. “Our partnership With Dell, we are delivering on that vision beyond the typical virtualization integrated systems on the market today by providing Azure-consistent hybrid cloud services and a fast time-to-value to help customers enable their hybrid cloud strategy.”
“The feedback we have been getting from the market is that businesses are intrigued by the cloud, but are held back by concerns around data security, cost and the complexity in managing such an environment. For these customers, the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft addresses the issues head on,” said Wong Chee Voon, Managing Director, Peering One.
“Businesses whose IT infrastructure is due for a refresh and are looking to offload capital expenditure investment; those who want the capability to easily manage workloads on both private and public clouds through one integrated system; or where data sovereignty is paramount – these enterprises should really consider a hybrid cloud approach.”
Dell Hybrid Cloud System For Microsoft Rapidly Deploys In Less Than Three Hours
Extending the success of Dell’s exclusive collaboration with Microsoft on its Cloud Platform System Premium, the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is the world’s first integrated hybrid cloud solution validated with Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard that can go from zero to an operational hybrid cloud in under three hours. This new system delivers simplified, automated deployment and maintenance capabilities; and unparalleled hybrid cloud governance, control and policy-based automation for Microsoft Azure.
The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft provides customers with:
- On-premise private cloud, with consistent Azure public cloud access in less than three hours, and minimized downtime with unified system updates that are non-disruptive, fully automated, dependency-aware and smart-sequenced.
- Unified, simplified private-with-public cloud management and consumption control across Windows Azure Pack (WAP), Azure and other cloud services.
The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is built around CPS Standard, which combines optimized Dell modular infrastructure with pre-configured Microsoft CPS software, including Microsoft’s proven software stack and Azure Services for back-up, site recovery and operational insights.
Peering One Benefits From Deploying DHCS For Microsoft In-House – Now Offering It To Customers
Peering One is a leading provider of cloud and datacenter services for corporate customers – providing cloud system integration and managed services for on-premise private cloud into hybrid cloud and/or public cloud. Peering One’s datacenter was the first datacenter in Malaysia and second datacenter in South-East Asia to secure a Tier III Design Certification, meeting the high reliability and availability level accredited by Uptime Institute.
Peering One was the first in Asia Pacific (including Japan) to deploy the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft for its own virtual private cloud, and is now offering the cloud business model to its customers in Malaysia. Its experience with DHCS for Microsoft has been a highly positive one. The solution comes fully integrated and was easy to deploy right off the shelf. It can co-exist with existing infrastructure especially with networking and security devices while adding on new workloads on both private and public clouds, offering much needed flexibility that enterprise customers need today.
“With DHCS for Microsoft, customers can seamlessly deploy a total hybrid cloud solution based on their individual needs – a combination of on-premise, private or public cloud. Being a user ourselves and knowing what customers are looking for, we are confident this solution will help make the move to a hybrid cloud platform a quick and easy one for enterprises in Malaysia,” said Wong.