VMware Cloud Universal and Dell Technologies Driving Transformation Together

Dell Technologies is excited to be part of the launch of VMware Cloud Universal to deliver an integrated and consistent cloud experience for our customers.

The data decade is here, and it’s rapidly accelerating the pace of digital transformation. Increasingly, businesses need technology solutions that enable them to simply and cost-effectively manage, process and gain insights from data, wherever it lives.

Application architectures and the processes to develop, deliver and maintain them are changing. At the same time more data is being generated in locations everywhere; demanding that processing be pushed to the edge. These fundamental shifts are presenting tremendous challenges as organizations attempt to transform their Information Technology foundation. Those who can harness the power of Modern Applications across public, private and edge deployment options are dramatically increasing innovation and efficiency. Dell Technologies and VMware have a pragmatic approach that can help organizations evolve their existing infrastructure and processes so they can be ready for what’s next.

Today Dell Technologies is proud to be participating with VMware in its launch of VMware Cloud Universal. By enabling customers to invest in hybrid and multi-cloud solutions while maintaining flexibility in deployment, VMware and Dell Technologies will orchestrate and deliver an integrated and consistent experience for our customers. Flexible licensing gives customers the ability to shift resources and workloads across on premises and in the public cloud or both as business needs or technologies evolve over time. Collaboration between our customer success teams will provide personalized guidance to customers based on their specific needs.

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is a fully managed, secure and scalable cloud platform that provides all the benefits of on-premises infrastructure, delivered as-a-Service.  This “Local Cloud as-a-Service” solution combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure. With today’s announcement of VMware Cloud Universal, it gets even better. This makes it easier than ever to modernize your data center and edge locations with state-of-the-art, enterprise-class hardware, software and services – all while embracing a cloud operating model.

For customers who prefer to manage their private cloud infrastructure we have a world-class portfolio of solutions that are tightly integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware Cloud Universal credits can be used with VCF Subscription, offering even more flexibility. Each organization and sometimes each product delivered by your organization may have different requirements for the platform where you’ll run your apps. The level of architectural control in terms of the underlying components, the level of integration (or conversely the level of configurability) of the solution and the amount of responsibility for ongoing operations of the resultant platform are driven by unique requirements. Best-of-Breed components featuring PowerEdge servers and even primary storage including PowerStore and PowerMax offer the highest level of configuration and control. Turnkey options based on VxRail are pre-configured and highly integrated for rapid, worry-free stand-up. As-a-Service approaches through Dell Technologies Cloud provide flexible consumption, bundled delivery and implementation services and even managed services should they be needed.

Together with VMware, we’re driving the future of IT infrastructure, and we’re committed to a long-term partnership to give customers an integrated, consistent experience to power their digital transformation. For more information please see our VMware solutions summary.

Sam Grocott

About the Author: Sam Grocott

Sam Grocott is the Senior Vice President of Dell Technologies Business Unit (DTBU) Marketing, which focuses on all infrastructure and client solutions as well as the associated services portfolio. DTBU Marketing also includes key GTM activities across global business-to-business (B2B) campaigns, portfolio messaging and competitive intelligence. Sam began his career with Isilon Systems in 2001 leading Product Management and was responsible for helping bring to market Isilon’s first products in 2003. After Isilon was acquired by EMC in 2010, Sam continued to lead the marketing and product management team that delivered the industry leading scale-out NAS offering. When EMC was acquired by Dell in in 2016, Sam’s role expanded to include the entire Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions portfolio for Marketing. This set into motion what ultimately resulted in the creation of DTBU Marketing, representing the entire Dell Technologies portfolio.