Dell strengthens public and private cloud services with OnApp partnership

Infotech Lead America: Dell has partnered with OnApp to create three pre-tested cloud packages for service providers.

The service will help eliminate barriers to success in the cloud market, Dell said.  It helps hosting companies, MSPs and telcos create cloud services and take them to market as quickly as possible.

The packages provide a complete virtual infrastructure for public and private cloud services. They combine a fully-managed installation of the OnApp Cloudplatform with racks, servers, networking, power and cabling from Dell, and include Dell ProSupport for all hardware and OnApp’s 24×7 support service for OnApp Cloud, the company said.

Initially, three options are available giving service providers the option of building clouds based on OnApp Storage, the distributed SAN included with OnApp Cloud; Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage; or Dell Compellent Fibre Channel storage.

The new Dell and OnApp package results in a complete ‘cloud business in a box,’ so service providers can avoid the usual headaches and heavy lifting of building cloud infrastructure from scratch. It makes deployment much faster and offer predictable stability and performance, say industry experts.

The partnership with OnApp is part of Dell’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the ever growing cloud business segment. This partnership comes shortly after Dell’s acquisition of enterprise cloud-management software and services provider Enstratius.

With Enstratius acquisition, Dell expects to create new opportunities for enterprises to accelerate application and IT service delivery across on-premises data centers and private clouds, combined with off-premises public cloud solutions, the company said.

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