Dell unveils new cloud infrastructure solutions

Sangeetha Chengappa Las Vegas | Updated on April 30, 2019 Published on April 30, 2019

Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, at the Dell Technologies World 2019

Dell Technologies has launched a new set of cloud infrastructure solutions — Dell Technologies Cloud — to make hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage.

Delivering the keynote address at the Dell Technologies World 2019, Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies, said: “For many organisations, the increasingly diverse cloud landscape is resulting in an enormous amount of IT complexity. No one is more qualified or capable to help customers solve this challenge than Dell Technologies.”

Pointing out that cloud is not a destination, but an operating model, he said: “With Dell Technologies Cloud and joint engineering between Dell EMC and VMware, we are offering a unified hybrid cloud experience. This provides consistent infrastructure and operations at every location the cloud resides, allowing our customers to have greater control of their multi-cloud journey.” According to IDC, more than 70 per cent of companies are using multiple cloud environments, and the largest data centre challenge most companies face is developing a successful multi-cloud strategy.

A study by VMware found that 83 per cent of cloud adopters are seeking robust infrastructure and seamless operations.

“Organisations around the globe are increasingly using multiple cloud approaches as part of their environments; from private clouds in data centres to multiple public clouds. While the goal is to simplify IT, operating in many cloud environments ends up consuming time and adding complexity,” said Michelle Bailey, group vice president, general manager, IDC Research Fellow, Cloud and Datacentre Services, IDC.

“By enabling consistent operations and infrastructure with a hybrid cloud across on-premises and public cloud with VMware and Dell EMC, the combined Dell Technologies Cloud approach can help alleviate much of the burden of organisations, by delivering a seamless experience,” Bailey added.

Tie-up with Microsoft

Dell Technologies and Microsoft Corporation announced they are expanding their partnership to address a wider range of customer needs. Through this partnership, the companies will deliver a fully native, supported and certified VMware cloud infrastructure on Microsoft Azure.

“At Microsoft, we’re focussed on empowering customers in their digital transformation journey, through partnerships that enable them to take advantage of the Microsoft cloud using the technologies they already have. Together with Dell Technologies and VMware, we are providing our mutual customers with an integrated cloud experience and digital workplace solutionsto open up new opportunities” said Satya Nadella, CEO,, Microsoft.

The Dell Technologies Cloud portfolio consists of the new Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms and the new Data Centre-as-a-Service offering, delivered as VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, along with of value-added services such as, security, data protection and life-cycle management. Organisations deploying Dell Technologies Cloud can increase agility, accelerate innovation, improve cloud economics and reduce business risk. Dell Technologies Cloud platforms are available globally now.

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC with VxRail is currently available in beta deployments, with limited customer availability planned for the second half of 2019.

The writer is in Las Vegas at the invitation of Dell Technologies

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Published on April 30, 2019
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