Dell Technologies accelerates journey to multi-cloud with portfolio expansion

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ROUND ROCK, TX January 19, 2022 — Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) introduces multi-cloud capabilities that deliver a consistent experience wherever applications and data reside. The company is also expanding support for Developer Operations (DevOps) with new offerings and resources to help choose the right cloud environment combined with the security, support and predictable costs of Dell infrastructure.

“Today’s multi-cloud reality is complex as data is increasingly distributed across on-premises and colocation data centers, multiple public clouds and edge environments,” said Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “We have the broadest technology portfolio in the industry, consistent tools, experience building open ecosystems, and leading data storage capabilities, services, and supply chains. All of this puts Dell in a unique position to help customers take control of their multi-cloud strategy.”

A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies shows that 83% of organizations have adopted a multi-cloud approach or plan to do so within the next 12 months. New Dell Services help businesses manage, store and protect data across multiple cloud platforms. This allows organizations to bring the simplicity and agility of public cloud platforms to the location of their choice with APEX services – and achieve multi-cloud by design rather than by default.

“As a global company with facilities in over 80 countries, access to data on our 700,000+ product variations is essential to ensure we meet our customers where they are,” said Michael Loggins, global vice president of IT at SMC Group. “At the heart of our strategy is to create an IT infrastructure that connects data in public clouds to our traditional data centers and takes full advantage of edge operations. What Dell is delivering is a big step in helping us manage and control everything, no matter where it is.”

APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services simplifies access to data across multiple clouds

APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services provides file, block, object, and privacy services for concurrent access to all major public clouds from a single data source. Integrated with the APEX console, it allows organizations to easily connect storage and data protection to preferred public clouds and services. This will help avoid reliance on public cloud providers, excessive egress fees, and the costs and risks associated with moving data from one cloud to another.

APEX Backup Services offers simplified and secure cloud data protection

As data becomes more difficult to protect as it grows across multiple clouds, APEX Backup Services provides end-to-end, scalable, secure data protection with centralized monitoring and management for SaaS applications, endpoints, and hybrid workloads. This SaaS-based offering can be deployed in minutes and scaled as needed to protect growing workloads. Resilient security features protect against cyberattacks with instant detection, rapid response, and accelerated recovery.

Project Alpine to deliver seamless storage across public clouds

Building on Dell’s data protection cloud offerings – which protect nearly nine exabytes of customer data in public clouds1 – the company will add to its storage portfolio Project Alpine. This effort will bring the software IP of Dell’s flagship block and file storage platforms to leading public clouds. Customers can purchase storage software as a managed service with existing cloud credits, benefit from a consistent storage experience from on-premises to public clouds, and easily share data across multiple clouds.

Dell Technologies is accelerating the productivity of its cloud ecosystem with new DevOps-ready platforms and updated developer portsl

Building on partnerships with major cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM/Red Hat and VMware to offer a wide range of DevOps-ready platforms, Dell is adding increased support for Kubernetes, including:

  • Amazon EKS Anywhere on PowerFlex and PowerStore enables organizations to run their Kubernetes orchestration across public or on-premises clouds.
  • SUSE Rancher on VxRail offers multi-cluster and multi-cloud Kubernetes management, giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud orchestration platform.

Dell is expanding its Dell Technologies Developer Portal to serve as a one-stop shop for application developers and DevOps teams looking to deploy infrastructure as code. The portal provides continuous access to the latest Dell APIs, SDKs, modules and plug-ins.

Dell is expanding the availability of APEX solutions

Announced at Dell Technologies World 2021, APEX data storage services expands to 13 countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific, enabling more companies to deploy Dell-managed Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service. It is also now available with colocation services through Equinix International Business Exchange™ data centers in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia, eliminating data center management, providing cloud connectivity and providing simplified, consolidated billing from Dell.

Presented at VMworld, APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud is now available in the US, UK, France and Germany. The offering provides a secure and consistent Dell-managed platform to move workloads across multiple cloud and edge environments.

Availability

  • APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services is scheduled to be deployed in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia later this quarter.
  • APEX Backup Services are now available worldwide.
  • APEX Data Storage Services is now available in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Singapore.

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) helps organizations and individuals build their digital futures and transform the way they work, live and play. The company offers its customers the broadest and most innovative technology and service portfolio in the industry for the data age.

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