Dell EMC adds features to cloud infrastructure solutions

Dell EMC announced new features to its cloud-enabled infrastructure solutions – assisting IT heads to improve returns on investment.
Dell EMC at VMworld 2017Sam Grocott, senior vice president at Dell EMC, said: “Dell EMC’s innovation across its cloud-enabled portfolio of platforms, infrastructure, consumption models and services helps organizations evolve more quickly to a cloud operating model for the modern data center.”

Dell EMC offers pre-engineered solutions to provide multi-cloud platforms and reference architectures. This includes IaaS with VMware for traditional applications; platform-as-a-service (PaaS) architecture and containers with Pivotal for cloud-native applications; an enterprise-class public cloud platform with Virtustream; and, Azure services on-premises with Microsoft Azure Stack.

Dell EMC and VMware are simplifying and accelerating paths to the software-defined data center (SDDC) and multi-cloud with Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack SDDC hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.

VxRack SDDC, pre-integrated and constructed to deliver the latest technology from VMware Cloud Foundation, offers the infrastructure foundation for realizing a VMware multi-cloud. VxRack SDDC features the VMware SDDC software suite pre-integrated on VxRail hardware. It features automation and serviceability extensions in SDDC Manager, with extensibility to a choice of public cloud providers.

Customers can more architect, implement and operate a complete SDDC, including VMware NSX and the VMware vRealize Suite, with less risk. New options of the VMware Validated Designs for VxRail now support distributed multi-availability zones architecture and multi-site deployments with disaster recovery.

VMware Cloud Assembly, the new software-as-a-service (SaaS) based cloud management solution component of VMware Cloud Services, will feature integration with VxRail to speed time-to-value.

The amount of data brought about by mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing, along with traditional workloads, is driving demand for all types of clouds.

Cloud decision-makers said they look for integrated PaaS and IaaS with consistent identity and access controls, development experience, runtime environments and migration services, according to a survey by Forrester, commissioned by Pivotal, a Dell Technologies business, and software major Microsoft.