Every year, the speed of business continues to increase. Companies must do whatever it takes to stay relevant, because the competition is always pushing harder, moving faster. If you can’t keep up and move quickly, your competitors surely will.
We also live in an age of near-instant gratification, where people expect speed—across product and service delivery, support, and every other area they interact with. In the race to meet these expectations, standards haven risen overall, making speed even more crucial. No longer can it take months to get up and running, which significantly hurts your competitiveness.
The industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployment¹
With the world speeding up, simply being fast isn’t enough. You must be faster than everyone else; accelerate until you’re first and keep going to stay there. To do so, you need to leverage IT to help innovate your business or be left in the dust. It doesn’t matter if you’re a media firm, a retail company, or a bank—it’s an easy calculation. Either you innovate, or your competitors will.
To help our customers accelerate their IT projects, earlier this year we launched Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) with subscription pricing (offered via fixed configurations of select VxRail node and rack options). With the launch we also made our customers a promise. We’ll deliver and deploy a hybrid cloud in under 2 weeks, which includes standardised installation and configuration of HW/SW components.
With the agility to get hybrid cloud environments up and running quickly, as well as rapidly scale, you can now innovate at a higher rate.
Driving innovation through modern applications
In addition to getting up and running quickly, driving innovation also means leveraging software and giving developers the tools they need to create modern applications. However, the challenge is how to modernise the application portfolio to include both cloud-native together with traditional applications?
DTCP ships with VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 – which includes VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid integration with vSphere 7. You now have a single platform to drive this journey of innovation, with support for both modern, cloud-native applications as well as traditional, virtual machine-based instances. This enables you to reduce TCO and streamline operations by 47 per cent compared to a similar public Cloud solution.²
When it comes to purchasing, simplicity and flexibility rules
When it comes to consuming IT infrastructure, it’s about having the freedom of choice between CapEx and OpEx models to better align costs with business objectives and growth. This allows you to grow different parts of your business at varying rates.
With subscription pricing, we made it simple to buy hybrid cloud environments—for as low as US$70/node per day.³ We are now introducing the option of upfront (CapEx) purchase, in addition to subscription, for fixed configurations of select VxRail node and rack options. All delivered in as few as 14 days.
The speed of your business is determined by your ability to build scalable infrastructure while keeping overhead costs low. With DTCP, you now have a platform that allows you to do both.
¹ Applies to select fixed node configurations, contact your sales representative for details. Customer credit approval, site survey and configuration workbook must be completed before order is placed. Excludes orders over 24 nodes, VMware NSX configuration, vRealize (vRA, vRO) components, and some other features. Product availability, holidays and other factors may impact deployment time. US only.
² IDC White Paper, sponsored by Dell EMC, Benefits of the Consistent Hybrid Cloud: A Total Cost of Ownership Analysis of the Dell Technologies Cloud, April 2019. Results based on U.S. costs of the Dell Technologies Cloud deploying common cloud environment workloads over a five-year period v. a leading native public cloud service provider. Actual results will vary.
³ Based on a 3-year term with the minimum starting configuration (4 x 1M1s.small + 3 x 1G1s.sm) and an average monthly price of $2104 (USD). Pricing for DTCP with subscription may vary depending on the number and type of nodes in your configuration. For details on pricing, consult your account manager.