As a premier supplier of IT infrastructure, including best-of-breed hardware and software, Dell EMC is able to provide customers with a range of solutions to enable their digital transformation though the deployment of hybrid cloud technology. While this often takes the form of engineered systems using hyper converged architectures, Dell EMC also delivers components such as best–of-breed network storage systems that are highly cloud-enabled, ideally suited to private cloud deployments. This versatility is reflected in Dell EMC’s latest cloud announcements that feature these DIY building blocks in the range of hybrid cloud platform options, which also include Integrated Cloud Platforms, Reference Architectures and Public Cloud Platforms.
Dell EMC Unity is the first external storage platform to be validated for use with VMware Cloud Foundation, thanks to engineering testing and cooperative efforts by Dell EMC and VMware teams. Customers can now provision storage for their VMware SDDC-managed hybrid cloud environments using the NFS file resources of their Unity unified storage. This provides investment protection for existing Unity users as well as deployment flexibility for applications that favor a shared storage approach. And because VCF’s software defined data center model can span on premises and public cloud deployment models, customers can take advantage of the efficiency and TCO benefits of VCF deployment and administration along with the data management and VMware integration features of Dell EMC Unity.
With many organizations at the front end of their hybrid cloud deployments, Dell EMC is providing a comprehensive range of product and platform choices, supported with integration to software platforms such as VCF, that enable customers to have cloud computing their way.