One of the first big announcements on the first day of Dell Technologies World 2019 was the introduction of the Dell Technologies Cloud, with a new VMware Cloud on Dell EMC option.
Here is a quick primer on the two options, and how they will offer simpler and better hybrid cloud management!
Dell Technologies Cloud
This is a new set of cloud infrastructure solutions that leverages VMware and Dell EMC technologies to deliver a consistent hybrid cloud management platform.
This lets customers reduce the complexity of managing multiple cloud services – public cloud, private cloud and the edge – regardless of location.
Dell is also offering it as a Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS), in the form of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. This introduces the public cloud delivery model to on-premises and edge locations.
A Simpler + Better Cloud Experience
They will both enable a flexible range of IT and management options with tight integration and a single vendor experience for purchasing, deployment, services and financing.
More importantly, they will offer a consistent cloud experience across all cloud types and more than 4,200 VMware Cloud Provider Program providers and hyperscalers.
This hybrid cloud approach is delivered through a powerful integration of hardware, software, services and consumption options from Dell Technologies and VMware. Organisations deploying Dell Technologies Cloud can:
- Increase agility
Employ familiar VMware tools to provision, govern, automate and orchestrate applications across multiple cloud deployment options.
This gives organisations workload placement flexibility through a single operational hub across public, private and edge clouds, backed by a broad, global network of cloud service providers.
- Accelerate innovation
Adopt a simple and quick path to deploy hybrid cloud.
With VMware Cloud Foundation now available natively on Dell EMC VxRail, it offers the industry’s first jointly-engineered, hybrid cloud infrastructure stack tightly integrated with VMware’s flexible, full stack HCI architecture.
Customers can also opt to extend the cloud experience on-premises by deploying Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 converged infrastructure and Dell Technologies validated storage, compute and networking options.
- Improve cloud economics
Manage applications seamlessly across various clouds while saving time and cost by eliminating unnecessary application re-platforming.
Organisations also can align how they pay for IT with how they do business through a range of options to buy, rent or consume IT as a service through Dell Financial Services.
IDC research found that Dell Technologies Cloud can reduce total cost of ownership by up to 47% compared to native public cloud.
- Help reduce business risk
Enhance confidence in operations through the delivery of IT services backed by built-in security and automated lifecycle management.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC for Data Center and the Edge
First previewed as Project Dimension at VMworld 2018, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines Dell EMC VxRail with core technology from VMware.
This Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS) offering enables organisations to consume infrastructure, like a public cloud service, in data center and edge environments. This lets IT organisations eliminate the need for basic tasks, such as infrastructure management and maintenance, with subscription-based pricing.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC also offers a bi-directional connection to public clouds for application and data portability via a hybrid cloud control plane.
Data Center-as-a-Service Model
Delivered in a Data Center-as-a-Service model for their on-premises environments, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is co-engineered and delivered by Dell Technologies with the ongoing service fully managed by VMware.
This means organisations can leave infrastructure management, troubleshooting and maintenance to VMware, and instead focus on their core business activities.
They also can take advantage of enterprise-grade data services, security and resiliency, built into the solution, and provision add-on services such as backup, disaster-recovery and bursting capabilities.
Dell Technologies Cloud Availability
- Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms are available globally now.
- The Data Center-as-a-Service option, delivered as VMware Cloud on Dell EMC with VxRail, is currently available in beta deployments with limited customer availability planned for the second half of 2019.
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