The increasing amount of data being driven by both traditional and modern application workloads is pushing greater demand for automation and bandwidth both inside and outside the data center. Through collaboration and joint engineering, Dell EMC and VMware are enabling organizations to derive more value from their IT investments.
Dell EMC, the number-one provider of cloud infrastructure, has announced key portfolio enhancements and integrations with VMware designed to help customers further automate operations of their modern data center and hybrid cloud environments. These new capabilities allow businesses to accelerate innovation, simplify operations and speed overall IT Transformation initiatives.
Speaking on the enhanced infrastructure, Vice Chairman, Products & Operations, Dell Inc. Jeff Clarke noted that organizations that digitally transform with a software-defined and Cloud-ready modern data center infrastructure are able to execute a powerful hybrid Cloud strategy that provides optimal control, implicity and cost tolerance to match their own unique preferences. “Working together, Dell EMC and VMware continue to enhance VxRail and VxBlockSystem 1000, to automate the operations of integrated cloud platforms, so our customers can use them to maximize what’s possible with their data – resulting in better processes, innovative outcomes, and operating efficiencies,” Clarke stated.
He goes further to explain: “Dell EMC’s VxRail HCI and VxBlock CI engineered systems are among the most simple and powerful means for customers to modernize IT and rapidly scale their VMware environments to support a hybrid cloud operating model,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. “Both VMware and Dell EMC are making cloud adoption even easier for customers by introducing VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail and VMware vRealize Suite integration with VxBlock – both integrated cloud platforms that automate deployment and simplify hybrid cloud operations.”
As Enterprises and service providers modernize operations for virtualization, cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) there is increasing importance on, and expectations for the performance of, traffic within the data center and out to public clouds.
The Dell EMC Cloud Marketplace integrates the power of the Dell Technologies family to offer customers a choice of cloud platforms, enhanced cloud-enabled infrastructure capabilities, as well as consulting and technology services, and consumption models in a centralized portal. When it comes to implementing a cloud platform, Dell EMC offers multiple options to align with customers’ unique competencies and goals.
Cloud Building Blocks allow customers to design and build a custom Cloud platform using best-of-breed Cloud-enabled infrastructures such as Dell EMC Unity and Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, providing flexibility as well as investment protection. Dell EMC Unity is the first NFS-based external storage array family to be validated with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), and Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are validated by VMware to run VCF on the new PowerEdge MX modular infrastructure. Reference Architecture cloud platform implementation options are designed to reduce project risk and speed delivery by providing a choice of certified components and configuration guidance. Integrated Cloud Platforms, such as VxRail and VxBlock, are pre-engineered, so customers can be up and running quickly while delivering the most streamlined operational experience with simplified and automated lifecycle management.
Dell EMC Cloud Marketplace features a continuously expanding set of options to help customers build their hybrid cloud platforms. Data Center Utility is a newly available Cloud Consumption solution providing organizations the control of the private cloud with the benefits of public cloud consumption including elastic capacity, metered usage, and an OpEx model. Data Center Utility is a custom metered usage solution that provides maximum flexibility for resource consumption – with or without professional services.