05/22/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/22/2023 16:07
Today we're pleased to announce the Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure to accelerate customers' time-to-value while eliminating complexity and boosting IT agility. Building on our decades-long partnership with Microsoft, this offer is the result of extensive engineering collaboration between Dell and Microsoft.
The new Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure leverages a common set of infrastructure building blocks, including our latest-generation servers and a common management and orchestration (M&O) framework. Our integration with Azure Arc provides centralized app, data, management and governance services for consistent management and governance across locations, even when those locations are in distributed edge locations across the globe. The Dell APEX Cloud for Microsoft Azure platform is available with both core and edge-optimized node configurations to help organizations efficiently drive innovation wherever - and everywhere - they need to.
- Bernardo Caldas, Corporate Vice President, Azure Edge PM - Microsoft
Dell APEX Cloud Platform Foundation Software provides unique integrations and intelligent automation for initial deployments and ongoing operations across the complete technology stack. Deep software integration with Microsoft tools like Azure Arc allows for the use of familiar tools and provides a unique, simple, consistent, centralized user experience for customers looking for a consistent experience to run their applications and data services across data center and edge.
-Miguel Alvarez, Chief Partner Officer - Orange Business
In today's fast-paced and competitive business environment, software and app development is central to an organization's ability to generate revenue, improve the customer experience and reduce costs. Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure empowers organizations to unleash application value and innovate faster by boosting DevOps productivity and IT agility with a responsive cloud-like operational model delivered on-premises via Azure Arc. Support for DevOps initiatives and Azure Kubernetes Service puts application modernization into overdrive. Azure Arc-enabled application and data services simplify application environments and enable greater developer productivity. Data center and edge-optimized node configurations with flexible compute, storage and GPU resources help customers address a broad set of workloads everywhere their apps and data need to reside.
- Kevin Powell, Vice President, Private Cloud Services -Kyndryl
The management, operations and governance capabilities delivered through Azure Arc empower businesses to innovate freely while mitigating potential risks by providing a centralized mechanism to increase how consistently security and compliance policies are applied across dispersed locations. Additionally, Dell takes a full-stack intrinsic approach to security when developing Dell APEX Cloud Platforms with sophisticated controls and multi-layer security capabilities built in to protect against threats. Advanced full-stack lifecycle management enabled by Dell APEX Cloud Platform Software ensures the environment always remains compliant and up to date with the latest security patches and updates. The platform's cloud operational model and developer-friendly app and data services eliminate the need for IT teams to utilize insecure and non-compliant computing locations for development and test activities.
The new Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure enhances customers' hybrid cloud experienceand is ideal for application modernization, delivering faster time to value of Azure hybrid cloud with consistent operations and governance across on-premises data centers, edge locations and Azure public cloud.
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