Five APEX Highlights in October You Might Have Missed

From announcements to interviews to breakout sessions, we’ve pulled together the top APEX highlights this month.

From private cloud, to multiple public clouds, to the edge, your infrastructure landscape is probably more complex than it’s ever been. It’s why we introduced Dell Technologies APEX in May, to give you a consistent experience across multiple environments so you can focus on what matters most; building your business, not managing infrastructure.

In October, we shared APEX news with an aim towards making secure and consistent operations across multi-cloud environments even easier for you. If you missed these updates, fear not, we’ve pulled together the highlights in one handy location.

Discover APEX Cloud Services with VMware

We unveiled APEX Cloud Services with VMware, offering software-defined compute, storage and networking with secure and consistent operations across multi-cloud environments—private, public and edge. APEX Cloud Services can be used with VMware Tanzu, which means you can build, test and run cloud-native applications alongside traditional applications. APEX Cloud Services can be up and running in as few as 14 days¹, and you’ll be building on infrastructure that delivers 99.9999% of availability² with security and cyber-resiliency to help you keep your data secure. Watch our session from VMworld (log-in required).

Watch Devon Reed chat with CUBE Conversation

Devon Reed, Senior Director of Product Management, gives an inside look at our collaboration with VMware on APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud, bringing you a full infrastructure-as-a-service stack that combines Dell’s hyperconverged infrastructure with the virtualization stack from VMware. Learn what the team heard from customers and how it influenced how APEX Cloud Services came to life.

Learn why cloud and on-prem shouldn’t be an either/or

As public cloud adoption has grown, many organizations have found that the benefits—increased agility, simplified operations and accelerate innovation—can sometimes come with unexpected downsides, like runaway cloud costs or increased risk. In our VMworld session, Cloud or On-Prem? BOTH – APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud Brings the Cloud to the Data Center (log-in required), we share how APEX Cloud Services with VMware helps bring you the best of private and public cloud so you get the best of both worlds, without trade-offs.

Get tips on making the cloud of your dreams real

As organizations increasingly turn to as-a-service solutions to reduce upfront expenditures and infrastructure management and maintenance, many are looking for best practices on what works, what doesn’t, and how they can better operationalize their clouds to achieve the outcomes their businesses need. Our latest blog post on making your cloud dreams real is the first in a series where we share key learnings in helping customers adopt and scale their cloud platforms.

Discover a day in the life of the APEX Console

If you haven’t had a chance to take a closer look at the APEX Console, now’s the time. Simply put, the APEX Console is your orchestration platform for cloud and infrastructure services, alongside being an operational dashboard that lets you track usage and spend and monitor system health. What’s more, you can easily assign role-based access for your key stakeholders, add and manage your cloud sites and set your notification preferences—all from the homepage. Our recent APEX Console blog shows you how the console can help you streamline your team’s IT processes while making it easy to configure and buy cloud and infrastructure services at the drop of a hat.

There is much more to come in the months ahead as APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud becomes available to customers in the US, UK, France and Germany by the end of Dell’s fiscal year. In the meantime, you can visit APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud or Dell Technologies APEX.

¹ Applies to select preconfigured solutions of Memory Optimized instance types only, contact your sales representative for details. Excludes orders over 704 instances for 1 phase racks or 1600 instances for 3 phase rack. Subject to customer acceptance of APEX terms, credit approval, site survey, and solution abstract must be completed before order is placed and no customization or deviation from the standard configuration is allowed. Product availability, shipping, holidays, and other factors may impact deployment time. Deployment includes delivery, standardized installation and hardware and software configuration. US, United Kingdom, France and Germany only.

² Based on VxRail field performance at the node level over eight consecutive quarters. Actual results will vary.

Adam Glick

About the Author: Adam Glick

Adam Glick is the Senior Director of APEX Portfolio Marketing for Dell Technologies. He leads the organization responsible for the APEX portfolio of as-a-service offerings including offer selection, naming, messaging, go to market, thought leadership, strategic differentiation, and is integral to the as-a-service organizational transformation of Dell Technologies. Before joining Dell, Adam had spent the previous 20 years working in technology and aiding customers in their digital transformation journeys. This included work for Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Windows, Office, Azure), and Google (Google Cloud). He started his career working in engineering shipping Internet Explorer and several versions of Windows. He helped transition Exchange Server, and later Office, from packaged products to cloud services (Exchange Online and Office 365). He then joined AWS in 2013 to build product and solutions marketing. At Google Cloud, he led the effort to make Google Cloud one of the “big three” public cloud vendors and was responsible for the launch of their hybrid and multi-cloud strategies with Anthos. Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Seattle University.