A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies reveals that 83% of organizations have adopted a multi-cloud approach or plan to within the next 12 months. Yet there are challenges such as integration, agility, simplicity, consistent experience, and security that organizations face when deploying applications across multiple clouds. Dell Technologies announced new services to help organizations manage, store and protect data across multiple cloud platforms. The new or enhanced services APEX services allow organizations to bring the simplicity and agility of public cloud platforms to the location of their choice—achieving multi-cloud by design not by default.
“Secure, well-integrated cloud and network solutions are essential for application performance, said Sarah Anderson, Edge and Cloud Executive, Telstra. “Telstra Private Cloud, combined with Telstra’s Adaptive Networks, is a unique offering for local businesses, providing the confidence and control they need to innovate. At the core of Telstra’s Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem, Telstra Private Cloud provides security, sovereignty and connectivity underpinned by Dell Technologies APEX Data Centre Utility and a single pane of hybrid experience through Telstra Cloud Sight. Customers can access this as a scalable self-service capability or a fully automated Managed Service, supported by our 200+ hybrid cloud experts from Telstra Purple.”
Telstra is a major telecom services provider in Australia.
“Our customers want simplicity, agility, and a consistent experience to manage their data across multiple cloud environments. With our sustained investments in expanded multi-cloud portfolio and a vibrant cloud ecosystem, we will enable organizations to improve spend predictability, transparency, and scalability. Through our strategic ecosystem approach, customers can securely store, access, and consume data wherever it is created and consume cloud services anywhere their business needs it,” explained Amit Midha, president, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies.
Dell Technologies is introducing multi-cloud capabilities that offer a consistent experience wherever applications and data reside. The company is expanding support for developer operations (DevOps) with new offers and resources to help choose the right cloud environment combined with the security, support and predictable cost of Dell infrastructure.
“Today’s multi-cloud reality is complex as data becomes more 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 industry’s broadest technology portfolio, consistent tools, experience building open ecosystems and leading data storage capabilities, services and supply chain. All this uniquely positions Dell to help customers take control of their multi-cloud strategy.”
APEX Backup Services
With data becoming more challenging 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 scale on-demand to protect growing workloads. Resilient security capabilities help 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—protecting nearly nine exabytes of customer data in public clouds1—the company will extend its storage portfolio with Project Alpine. This effort will bring the software IP of Dell’s flagship block and file storage platforms to leading public clouds. Customers will be able to purchase storage software as a managed service using existing cloud credits, taking advantage of a consistent storage experience from on-premises to public clouds and easily sharing data across multiple clouds.
New DevOps-Ready Platforms and Refreshed Developer Portal
Building on partnerships with key cloud vendors including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM/Red Hat and VMware to offer a broad range of DevOps-ready platforms, Dell is adding increased support for Kubernetes including:
- Amazon EKS Anywhere on PowerFlex and PowerStore, allowing organizations to run their Kubernetes orchestration across public or on-premises clouds.
- SUSE Rancher on VxRail, providing multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes management and 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 provide infrastructure as code. The portal will provide continual access to the latest Dell APIs, SDKs, modules and plug-ins.
1Based on Dell Technologies analysis, October 2021
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