Making the Complex Simple With Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms

It’s no secret that today’s most innovative organizations are embracing hybrid cloud strategies to accomplish their digital initiatives. Research backed by Dell EMC customer results affirms that hybrid cloud not only enables IT transformation, but also paves new avenues of innovation and competitive advantages for those seeking to deliver differentiated and completely self-service IT. With proven results, companies of all sizes are shifting from viewing this operating model as a “nice to have” to a must have to meet the increasing demands of the market.

We’ve seen this first-hand with Dell EMC customers. Over the past few years, our conversations have evolved from general education of cloud operating models to customers’ realization that hybrid cloud is the way forward. They tell us, “We know hybrid cloud is critical and need to deliver faster than our competition. How can you help us?”

Enter Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms. Our industry-leading portfolio includes turnkey hybrid cloud platforms that are easy to deploy, lifecycle managed, and backed by a single-contact support experience. By leveraging Dell EMC’s engineering and software development expertise, customers can focus on the critical differentiators of their businesses, instead of managing the underlying components.

Think of these as the next evolution of hyper-converged infrastructure, as those systems advance from virtualized workloads to fully-engineered, self-service hybrid cloud platforms for Application Owners and Developers. Furthering our commitment to infrastructure flexibility and customer choice, these can now be delivered on Dell EMC VxRail appliances.

Automated Deployment of Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

Making the complex simple for customers is our charter, and we continue to invest and improve our offerings to this end. Earlier this year, we launched an exciting new innovation for deploying Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) with ease: the Automated Installation Tool for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail.

Enterprise Hybrid Cloud enables organizations to deliver IT-as-a-Service by automating the delivery of traditional enterprise applications through a self-service catalog. It brokers services from the public cloud, allowing customers to balance public and private cloud consumption and appropriately place their workloads based on requirements. Prior to automation, installing the platform required thousands of manual steps and five or more days to deploy all of the Dell EMC, VMware, and supporting technologies. With the Automated Installation Tool, this is reduced to less than 10 hours in a typical customer environment— yielding a faster EHC deployment with greater cost-efficiency and minimized risk.

This fully operational, powerful tool is the culmination of engineering effort and collaboration. Standardizing the overall installation of the EHC platform, it is truly an “easy button” to achieve a turnkey hybrid cloud!

See Enterprise Hybrid Cloud in Action

Learn more about the functionality of the Automated Installation Tool, and watch this brief video demonstration to see just how simple it is to deploy Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail (with more platforms to come!) In addition, a second video provides an overview of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud end user experience and key features, including cost transparency, automated service provisioning, and automated lifecycle management.

More Innovation to Come!

Our team is hard at work to extend and enhance automation across the entire Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms portfolio. Stay tuned for even more innovation in this area, aimed at simplifying the user experience and accelerating time to value for customers. Look for an upcoming video and blog on Native Hybrid Cloud, where we show the delivery of our Digital Transformation platform with automation and simplicity.

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About the Author: Peter Cutts

Peter Cutts is the Senior Vice President of Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platforms within the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division. He has global responsibility for the strategy and execution of our Hybrid Cloud Platforms portfolio, which enables business and IT transformation and accelerates time to value for our customers and partners. Leveraging the power of Dell EMC converged and hyper-converged engineered systems, the Hybrid Cloud Platforms organization focuses on delivering the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Native Hybrid Cloud, Analytic Insights Module, and the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack.
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