Dell Technologies Partners with VMware to Power Multicloud and Edge Solutions

Dell Technologies with VMware, which deliver increased automation and performance for organizations adopting multicloud and edge strategies.

“Customers tell us they want help simplifying their multicloud and edge strategies as they seek to increase the efficiency and performance of their IT,” said Jeff Boudreau, president, Dell Technologies Infrastructure Solutions Group. “Dell Technologies and VMware have many joint engineering initiatives spanning critical IT areas such as multicloud, edge, and security to help our customers more easily manage and leverage their data.”

Enterprise data and applications continue to grow in multicloud environments comprised of edge locations, public clouds, and on-premises computing. Many organizations have already adopted a multicloud approach, and the number of applications running at the edge will increase by 800% by 2024.1

“IDC’s global research shows that many organizations are struggling to balance the growing complexity and cost of data center, edge, and cloud operations with the relentless enterprise demand for better data integration. , security, and application performance,” notes Mary Johnston Turner, IDC’s vice president of research, the future of the digital infrastructure agenda. “These organizations recognize the need for a cohesive operating model tightly integrated with infrastructure platforms that support sophisticated, large-scale, data-driven workloads.”

“As an increasing number of Indian enterprises migrate to the cloud, we are witnessing a growing demand for co-engineered solutions that help customers achieve better business results from their data residing in the cloud. As the only HCI system co-engineered with VMware, VxRail offers unique automation and orchestration capabilities that enable customers to accelerate business results in central data centers, cloud and edge locations. With several additional offerings to its APEX portfolio, Dell Technologies aims to provide enterprises with a centralized operating model that is agile, flexible, and fully supports the needs of modern businesses. said Mr. Manish Gupta, Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies India. “This will not only help Indian companies to better manage their workloads, but also enable them to develop AI-based applications,” he added.

Dell VxRail brings better performance and smaller systems to the edge

Dell introduces several new VxRail systems and software advancements that improve on-premises and edge performance, including the industry’s only HCI and VMware-based DPU solution.2

  • Improved system performance: The result of co-engineering with VMware and its Project Monterey initiative, VxRail systems support the new VMware vSphere 8 software which has been redesigned to run on DPUs. Customers can improve application and network infrastructure performance and improve total cost of ownership by moving these services from a system’s processor to its new integrated DPU.
  • Support for demanding workloads: Select VxRail systems now support VMware’s new vSAN Enterprise Storage Architecture (ESA). With up to 4x vSAN performance boost3customers can better support demanding mission-critical applications.
  • Smallest on-board systems: VxRail rugged modular nodes deliver high performance and scalability in the smallest system form factor yet.4 Modular nodes are ideal for edge use cases including healthcare, energy and utilities, and digital cities, thanks to VxRail’s first on-board hardware witness5which enables deployment in high-latency, low-bandwidth locations.

“The growing demand for software-defined infrastructure services for networking, storage, and security places more demands on already stretched processors. As more distributed and resource-intensive applications are integrated, there is a need to redesign the data center architecture to fully support the demands of these applications,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Infrastructure Business Group, VMware. “Dell VxRail with VMware vSphere 8 will provide a foundation for next-generation data center architecture by running infrastructure services on the DPU. This will improve network and application performance and achieve a new level of sophistication in adopting Zero Trust security strategies to protect modern enterprise workloads.

Dell APEX extends multicloud and edge support for VMware environments

Dell is adding several offerings to its APEX portfolio for VMware workloads that accelerate cloud-native application development and better allocate compute and storage resources for edge applications.

APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud adds VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid managed services, which enable IT teams to help developers progress faster using a container-based approach to application development. With Tanzu services managed by Dell, customers can provision Kubernetes clusters through the vSphere user interface. Organizations will also be able to accelerate development efforts by building, testing, and running cloud-native apps alongside traditional apps on the same platform.

APEX Private Cloud and APEX Hybrid Cloud deliver new compute-only options that enable customers to support more workloads and increase IT infrastructure efficiency by independently scaling compute and storage resources . Businesses can start small and scale their infrastructure as their computing needs change. Customers can use Dell’s leading enterprise storage data services by connecting compute-only instances to Dell storage, such as APEX data storage services.

“APEX Hybrid Cloud enables us to seamlessly manage our multicloud environment and gain better insights into our VMware workloads. This has allowed us to reduce the cost of supporting applications and workloads by 20%,” said Ben Doyle, Chief Information Officer at ATN International. “We quickly implemented the Dell APEX solution and easily moved 70% of our infrastructure there in less than three months. We look forward to working with Dell Technologies to expand our cloud footprint in the future.

Dell Validated Designs for AI – AutoML uses AI to democratize data science

Dell Validated Designs for AI – Automatic Machine Learning (AutoML) uses machine learning models to help data scientists of all skill levels develop AI-powered applications.

The solution includes tried and tested configurations of Dell VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure with, NVIDIA and VMware software to help customers accelerate insights from data with automation that provides AI up to 18 times faster.6

Organizations report 20%6 Faster return on investment with Dell Validated Designs for AI, which help data scientists of all skill levels develop AI-powered applications faster. VMware Tanzu in Dell Validated Designs for AI provides greater container security and enables customers to run AI at the edge using VMware Tanzu services.

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