Dell Technologies Announces New Multi-Cloud Data Storage, DevOps and Developer Resources
Dell Technologies today announced its new APEX Data Services and Project Alpine, two new hybrid multicloud product and service offerings that help businesses around the world store, access and protect data, wherever it lives. , and without lock-in for any specific cloud provider. Dell also announced a new DevOps and Developer Portal to provide API information, tutorials, and other resources.
It’s a multi-cloud world today, says Dell Technologies. The world has accelerated, and digital transformation must accelerate with it. According to Dell research:
- 34% of all organizations view digital transformation as a major multi-cloud driver
- 84% of customers will have adopted multi-cloud by 2023
- 360% increase in cloud deployment over the past five years
- 57% say skills shortage is one of the biggest challenges to cloud adoption
Addressing this challenge, Dell’s announcement brings new offerings to deliver the ease and agility of the cloud experience wherever your business is – whether public cloud, on-premises, a colocation partner or on the outskirts. These new features are a better way to deploy multi-cloud, Dell says.
APEX Multicloud Data Services
The first announcement is for a fully managed service with high-speed, low-latency cloud connectivity. It offers a direct connection to the clouds – no matter which cloud or clouds you use, as well as Dell-managed storage and data access. APEX multi-cloud data services manage and protect your data, giving you concurrent access to the public cloud without moving your data, and allowing you to avoid vendor lock-in and high egress fees.
Services are certified to meet regulatory and compliance requirements and Dell provides a simple path to move data from premises to its multicloud services.
Besides data storage, Dell also offers APEX backup services as all-in-one secure protection with backup, disaster recovery and long-term retention. It is completely SaaS-based with no infrastructure to manage. You can deploy it in minutes and scale on demand, backing up your SaaS applications, endpoints, and hybrid workloads.
Dell also says its APEX backup services will protect against ransomware attacks with smart alerts and organized backups.
APEX Data Storage is an easily deployed resource as a service and relieves you of the burden of data center management, new opportunities for growth and expansion, one bill from one vendor, secure facilities, simplified data recovery and multiple cloud storage right out of the box.
Organizations in Australia and New Zealand can easily acquire and scale data storage services through the APEX console. The Dell-managed co-location for the deployment of APEX data storage services will be located in Sydney, in conjunction with Equinix. This means Australian customers can deploy storage services where they deliver the most value.
Sponsorship and hosting opportunities are also available for Dell Technologies Channel Partners in Australia and New Zealand, providing simplified computing for customers.
Dell’s second announcement is Project Alpine, which aims to improve the public cloud storage experience and provide operational consistency in cloud environments.
Building on Dell’s data protection cloud offerings, which already protect nearly nine exabytes of customer data in the public cloud, the company will expand its storage portfolio with Project Alpine.
This means Dell will bring its IP software from its flagship block and file storage platforms to major public clouds and customers will be able to purchase storage software as a managed service using cloud credits.
Customers will benefit from a consistent storage experience across a hybrid multicloud, including on-premises, and can easily share data anywhere.
DevOps and Developers
Leveraging partnerships with key cloud providers including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM/Red Hat, and VMware to deliver 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 on public clouds or on-premises.
- SUSE Rancher on VxRail, providing multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes management and giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud orchestration platform.
Dell is also expanding its Dell Technologies Developer Portal to serve as a one-stop-shop for application developers and DevOps teams looking to deliver infrastructure as code. The portal will provide continuous access to the latest Dell APIs, SDKs, modules and plug-ins.
“Today’s multicloud 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 in the industry. portfolio, consistent tools, experience building open ecosystems, and industry-leading data storage capabilities, services, and supply chain. All of this uniquely positions Dell to help customers take control of their multi-cloud strategy.
“Our customers want simplicity, agility, and a consistent experience for managing their data across multiple cloud environments. Through our sustained investments in an expansive multi-cloud portfolio and vibrant cloud ecosystem, we will enable organizations to improve spend predictability, transparency, and scalability. With our strategic ecosystem approach, customers can securely store, access and consume data wherever it is created and use cloud services wherever their business needs them,” explained Amit Midha, President, Asia -Pacific and Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies.
“Secure and well-integrated network and cloud solutions are essential for application performance. 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 heart of Telstra’s hybrid cloud ecosystem, Telstra Private Cloud offers the security, sovereignty and connectivity backed by Dell Technologies APEX Data Center Utility and a unique hybrid experience tier through Telstra Cloud Sight. Customers can access it as a scalable self-service capability or as a fully automated managed service, supported by our more than 200 hybrid cloud experts at Telstra Purple,” said Sarah Anderson, Edge and Cloud Executive, Telstra.