The global economy is going digital. According to IDC, 60 percent of the global GDP will be digital by 2022. Applications are driving this digital transformation. These applications need to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, be available worldwide, manage large amounts of data, and respond in milliseconds. They cover wide-ranging use cases, including web and mobile backends, IoT applications, AI/ML workloads, batch processing, PaaS solutions, micro-service backends, and more.
To meet these requirements, modern applications are built with a combination of new architecture paradigms, operational models, and software delivery processes. They allow businesses to innovate faster while reducing risk, time to market, and total cost of ownership. These modern applications are typically based on containers and micro-services to increase agility and time to market.
With the recent release of vSphere 7.0 and VCF 4.0, VMware updated vSphere for modern application development through the introduction of vSphere for Kubernetes, which provides native Kubernetes support in the VMware vCenter-vSphere environment. This makes the industry’s leading virtualization platform a unified environment for virtualized and containerized workloads. With VMware Cloud Foundation and Tanzu Mission Control, customers can easily deploy these workloads across a hybrid cloud environment and provide an agile, robust and proven operational platform for the modern applications.
Dell Technologies storage platforms, Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax are certified with VMware vSphere 7.0 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and are “Validated Design” storage solutions of the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. This offers our customers the unmatched combination of best-of-breed infrastructure solutions with the flexibility, economics and consumption model of a hybrid cloud that is ready for modern application architectures and deployment paradigms.
VMware vSphere 7.0 allows customers to truly modernize their hybrid cloud as well as seamlessly build and run new cloud-native apps alongside traditional applications using the same familiar, proven infrastructure platform tools. vSphere with Kubernetes integrates Kubernetes into the control plane of vSphere 7, so operating your data center is like operating in a cloud that includes valued infrastructure services. This modernization is achieved merely by updating to vSphere 7. This integration truly heralds a full stack mission-critical modern infrastructure platform. And Dell Technologies not only offers a fully integrated hyperconverged infrastructure platform to run this software defined data center (SDDC), but also integrates with best of breed, mission-critical external storage components (e.g. Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax) within it. Customers can now modernize their most mission-critical applications by implementing as a containerized solution while retaining the scalable, resilient storage architectures they have always depended on. Thus, the combination of VMware and Dell Technologies solutions herald a new era for our joint customers in their application and infrastructure modernization journey.