Dell in partnership with Morphlabs launches mCloud Helix Solution

Infotech Lead America: Dell in partnership with Morphlabs has launched mCloud Helix Solution, an OpenStack-powered cloud appliance.

Media Temple, a web hosting and cloud services company, is already leveraging new Dell integrated private cloud offering for its customers.

Media Temple said the mCloud Helix solution from Dell will enable around 50 percent reduction in OPEX costs, and a reduction in data center footprint to a single 2U chassis. Media Temple can now efficiently expand and address the growing needs of its customers.

“Morphlabs is an ideal partner for our Emerging Solutions Platform Partner program, as together we can now offer customers turnkey integrated private clouds that combine some of the best hardware and orchestration software in the world,” said John Igoe, executive director of cloud and big data solutions at Dell.

The turnkey modular mCloud Helix solution features Dell’s PowerEdge C6220 server system with solid state disks (SSD), OpenStack cloud software, and Dell’s Crowbar software framework, along with 24×7 remote management and support services that maintain configurations and pushes updates as needed.

The solution is able to support up to 80 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and 3TB1 in a single 2U C6220 chassis.

“With the mCloud Helix solution, Dell empowers us to enable our customers to move quickly – they can experiment, innovate and get apps ready for production faster. Dell is showing some great leadership in the private cloud space,” said Demian Sellfors, Media Temple CEO.

Dell is partnering with Morphlabs to launch the solution, as the first Platform Partner with Dell’s Emerging Solutions Ecosystem Program. The program enables Dell to offer specific differentiated cloud solutions to small and medium business customers like Media Temple, who now can provide their customers with new cloud services.

“The mCloud Helix is an inherent solution for Dell small and medium business customers and incorporates many of the Dell technologies and IP they already use, including Dell PowerEdge C servers. Working closely with Dell, we can now provide customers with a product offering that sets a new bar for fulfilling their workload needs – from build and test to high performance computing,” said Winston Damarillo, Morphlabs CEO.


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