05/22/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/22/2023 10:46
The industry's most comprehensive as-a-Service and multicloud portfolio helps companies better manage their data and applications wherever they live.
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) unveils new Dell APEX offerings across cloud platforms, public cloud storage software, client devices and compute. These additions to the industry's most comprehensive as-a-Service and multicloud portfolio spanning data center to public cloud and client devices1will help businesses operate and innovate faster through improved management and mobility of their applications and data wherever they reside.
"Our customers continue to look for a simpler technology experience to easily manage and access their assets and applications with predictable costs and greater flexibility," said Chuck Whitten, co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies. "That's where Dell APEX comes in. Now, Dell APEX spans the breadth of our portfolio to give customers greater freedom for technology to support businesses as their needs dictate - from PCs and IT on-premises to public clouds and edge locations."
Dell APEX Cloud Platforms deliver consistent multicloud operations
Dell APEX Cloud Platformsare a portfolio of fully integrated, turnkey systems integrating Dell infrastructure, software and cloud operating stacks that deliver consistent multicloud operations by extending cloud operating models to on-premises and edge environments. Workloads can be placed in the optimal location based on desired performance, cost and security requirements with data mobility across a common multicloud storage layer. Customers will be able to move data seamlessly between on-premises environments and Dell APEX Block Storage for Public Cloud deployments. Each system is designed to accelerate IT and developer productivity using familiar management tools and software-driven automated deployment and lifecycle management.
The cloud platforms are developed in collaboration with Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware:
"For more than a century, Xerox has continually redefined the workplace experience," said Tino Lancellotti, chief information officer, Xerox. "Dell APEX has helped us optimize our multicloud strategy so that we can deliver software and services that meet the needs of the modern workforce."
Dell APEX Storage for Public Cloud enriches the public cloud experience
Delivering on the promise of Project Alpine, Dell brings the performance and advanced software capabilities of its industry-leading enterprise data storage2 to public clouds while delivering operational simplicity with a unified approach to Dell cloud storage and Kubernetes management.
Dell APEX Block Storage for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dell APEX Block Storage for Microsoft Azureand Dell APEX File Storage for AWScombine Dell's enterprise-class storage performance, scalability and cyber-resilience with public cloud economics and services, such as analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Organizations can fine-tune their cloud strategies based on business need, and maximize existing skillsets through advanced data mobility and management consistency between Dell on-premises storage and public clouds. This approach avoids the need to refactor applications and retrain staff.
Dell APEX Block Storage can rapidly expand performance and capacity for mission critical workloads through a unique scale out architecture. Increased resiliency is achieved by distributing data efficiently across multi-availability zones. Dell APEX File Storage delivers enterprise class file performance and capabilities in the public cloud. Customers can support a broad variety of performance-intensive workloads including AI, machine learning, media and entertainment and life sciences.
These offers join Dell APEX Protection Storage for Public Cloudas part of Dell's portfolio of software-defined storage for public clouds. Dell APEX Protection Storage delivers industry-leading data protection storage for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Alibaba Cloud with more than 17 exabytes of data protected by Dell software in public clouds to date.3
Dell APEX Console enhancements include new management, deployment, data mobility and discovery software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings that make it easier for operations teams to maintain multicloud storage and Kubernetes clusters.
"Organizations are looking to streamline their IT environments so that data and applications can live in the right place to deliver the most value for their businesses," said Matthew Eastwood, senior vice president, IDC. "Dell Technologies has delivered a significant expansion of its Dell APEX portfolio that creates commonality between public cloud and on-premises environments to simplify workload placement."
Dell APEX brings the cloud experience to PCs and servers
Dell expands the Dell APEX portfolio to help users easily handle day-to-day IT operations, speed infrastructure deployment, control costs and manage device takeback securely and sustainably through an as-a-Service experience.
Dell expands data management ecosystem for simpler access to data insight with Databricks' Lakehouse Platform
To provide customers greater freedom to extract insights from data wherever it resides, Dell and Databricks, the data and AI company, announce a new, multifaceted relationship to connect on-premises data in Dell's industry-leading enterprise storage platformsand the Databricks Lakehouse Platform.
Dell customers can connect Databricks in the public cloud with Dell object storage, on-premises or in a colocation facility, to analyze data in-place, store results and securely share it with third parties using Databricks' Delta Sharing capabilities. Dell and Databricks are collaborating to jointly engineer additional integrations that will deliver a seamless experience for Dell object storage within the Databricks Lakehouse Platform.
"Microsoft and Dell are simplifying hybrid cloud management with an integrated solution that gives customers consistent operations across the Azure public cloud and their on-premises and edge environments," said Bernardo Caldas, corporate vice president, Azure Edge PM, Microsoft. "Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure provides native integration of Dell's differentiated infrastructure platforms and management software with Azure Arc, and Arc-enabled services like Azure Stack HCI and AKS for a unified experience from cloud to edge."
"As organizations continue to evolve and scale their cloud strategies, customers are looking for a consistent user experience across hybrid infrastructure to accelerate cloud-native application development and faster time to value," said Stefanie Chiras, senior vice president, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat. "Red Hat OpenShift provides that common foundation, and through our continued work with Dell Technologies, customers can benefit from a fully integrated Red Hat OpenShift experience on Dell's on-premises infrastructure to extend capabilities wherever they deploy applications across the hybrid cloud."
"VMware and Dell Technologies have a track record of jointly engineered solutions and innovation that spans nearly two decades," said Dave McGraw, vice president, Partner Solutions Engineering, Office of the CTO, VMware. "The introduction of Dell APEX Cloud Platform for VMware broadens customers' VMware multicloud deployment options, providing greater choice and flexibility to modernize applications while streamlining multicloud operations."
"Databricks is focused on helping businesses extract the most valuable insights from their data, wherever it resides," said Adam Conway, senior vice president, Products, Databricks. " Combining the best of Dell and Databricks changes the data landscape for customers as they operate in today's multicloud world."
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1. Based on Dell Analysis, May 2023.
2. IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2022Q4, March 23, 2023. Dell ranked 1st for vendor revenue in 2022Q4.
3. Based on Dell Technologies analysis, February 2023.
4. Based on a Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study commissioned by Dell "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Dell's PC As A Service" November 2022. Results derived from customer interviews and survey data. Estimated savings in U.S. Dollars, calculated over 3 years for 4,000 users. Actual results will vary.
5. Payment solutions provided and serviced by Dell Financial Services L.L.C. or its affiliate or designee ("DFS") for qualified customers. Offers may not be available or may vary in certain countries. Where available offers may be changed without notice and are subject to product availability, applicable law, credit approval, documentation provided by and acceptable to DFS and may be subject to minimum transaction size. Offers not available for personal, family or household use. Restrictions and additional requirements may apply to transactions with governmental or public entities. Dell APEX PCaaS: At the end of the contract, the customer may renew the contract or return the equipment to DFS.
6. Based on a Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study commissioned by Dell "The Total Economic Impact™ of Dell's PC As A Service" November 2022. Results derived from customer interviews and survey data. Estimated savings in U.S. Dollars, calculated over 3 years for 4,000 users. Actual results will vary.