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  • DELL TECHNOLOGies CLOUD PLATFORM

    The industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployment1

    • Overview


      • Subscribe to workload instances in a few clicks

        Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail) is the first hyperconverged infrastructure system fully integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager, delivering simplified operations through automated lifecycle management. This means you can easily get started with hybrid cloud, using a single platform to develop, test, and run cloud native applications on alongside traditional applications.

        With the introduction of instance-based offerings, you now have a simple way to size and order on-premises cloud resources. In a few clicks, you can subscribe to instances designed for your workloads through the Dell Technologies Cloud Console—and get it deployed in your datacenter, co-location facility, and edge locations in as few as 14 days¹.


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        Lower costs by 47% compared to a similar public cloud solution2

        Reduce TCO and streamline operations with VxRail, the only jointly engineered HCI system with deep VCF integration.

         

      • Get started with a simple monthly subscription price that includes everything





      • The first HCI system fully integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) SDDC Manager

        Dell Technologies Cloud Platform delivers a turnkey experience that’s simple to deploy and manage due to the tight integration between VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell EMC VxRail. Organizations can now develop, test and run cloud-native applications alongside traditional applications on a single hybrid cloud platform.

      HOW IT WORKS


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        Quickly and easily order what you need for your workloads

        Choose from a wide range of pre-configured hybrid cloud solutions designed for your workload requirements and orderable through the Dell Technologies Cloud Console. All subscription offers are available with a 1- or 3-year term—where hardware, software and services (deployment, rack integration, support, asset recovery) components are included in a single monthly price. This also means you have a single point of contact for support and a technical team who’s dedicated to your environment and business. 

        With a simple way to size and order on-premises cloud resources, you can focus on your applications instead of procurement. You can also contact Dell Technologies to create a customized configuration designed for your unique application needs.


      • Instances designed for your enterprise workloads

        Instance types are standardized categories of resources optimized for virtualized and containerized workloads. Additionally, we offer special purpose instance types with Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) from Nvidia ™ to address Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

        It’s now easy to make the right choice for your business outcomes with an intuitive selection of solutions aligned to your enterprise workloads.

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        Compute Optimized Instances

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        General Purpose Instances

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        Memory Optimized instances

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        Large-Scale Memory Optimized instances

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        Accelerator Optimized instances

      • These instances are standardized combinations of compute (in some cases GPU/accelerators), memory, storage, and networking resources—powered by Dell EMC VxRail. They are optimized to fit your different use cases and range from small (4GB) to extra-large (32GB) memory-to-CPU core ratios for virtualized and containerized workloads. 

        Instances are offered in quantities (i.e. blocks) of 50, 100, 200 and 500 [instances], allowing you to scale your cloud deployment to meet the requirements of your workloads. Instance blocks can be added together to run a larger quantity of instances of the same type, or you can mix and match in order to support multiple different workloads within the same solution.

      • Instance Type Memory-to-Core Ratio Description Application Examples
        Compute Optimized 4GB
        Compute optimized instances deliver high performance for running workloads that are compute intensive.
        Mainstream webservers, batch processing apps, network appliances, high performance computing (HPC), Media encoding servers.
        General Purpose 8GB
        General purpose instances offer a balance of compute, memory and storage resources that are ideal for workloads using these resources in equal proportions.
        Low-medium traffic webservers, databases application servers, network appliances, CI/CD pipeline servers.
        Memory Optimized 16GB
        With a high memory-to-core ratio, memory optimized instances deliver fast performance for workloads that process large data sets in memory.
        High performance relational databases (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SAP etc.), midsize in-memory databases (Ex: SQL server, etc.), data mining, web scale in-memory caches (Memcached).
        Large-Scale Memory Optimized 32GB
        With an extra high memory-to-core ratio, these heavy-duty instances deliver fast performance for workloads that process large data sets in memory.
        High performance relational databases (Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SAP etc.), large in-memory databases (Ex: SQL server, etc.), data mining, web scale in-memory caches (Memcached).
        Accelerator Optimized (GPU & FPGA) N/A
        By using hardware accelerators, these computing instances are ideal for machine learning, graphic-intensive and compute-intensive applications.
        CPU-based VDI for varying user instance types, GPU accelerated VDI user instances, CPU- and GPU-based AI and ML inferencing and training applications.

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        Built for VMware, with VMware

        VxRail is the only jointly engineered HCI system with deep VMware Cloud Foundation integration, enabling simplified hybrid cloud deployment and management. This delivers an automated lifecycle management experience, which significantly simplifies operations and ensures clusters are in continuously validated states so that your hybrid cloud infrastructure is always up to date. Additionally, upgrades are easy and fast—only 3 clicks, 90 minutes for precheck and fully integrated HW and SW stack upgrades4. You can now develop, test and run cloud native applications alongside traditional applications on a single hybrid cloud platform.

        If you have unique applications requirements you can contact Dell Technologies to create a fully customized solution, as VxRail offers multiple compute, memory, storage, network and graphics options to cover a wide range of needs. In addition, you can tailor your payment options with the industry’s broadest end-to-end portfolio of flexible consumption and as-a-Service (aaS) solutions through Dell Technologies On Demand.

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        Hands on lab

        Quick insight into how VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail can streamline operations in your cloud enabled data center.

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        Interactive demo

        Take a tour of VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail.

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        DTCP Test Drive

        Join our instructor led course and self-paced demonstrations to get a more in depth understanding of the DTCP (VCF on VxRail) platform architecture.

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        VCF on VxRail

        Learn more about VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail.

      • USE CASE

        Run VDI workloads on DTCP

        VMware Horizon 7 on DTCP is a true hybrid cloud platform for running your VDI workloads. Now you have a streamlined approach to delivering, protecting, and managing VDI and applications, ensuring users can work anywhere, across any device. In addition, you can extend your Horizon 7 deployment to a public partner cloud such as VMC on AWS, using existing skills and expertise.

      • Deliver IT projects faster

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        What’s in the rack?

        DTCP is delivered as an industry-standard 42U rack, measuring at 80 inches (203.2 cm) tall, 23.6 inches (59.9 cm) wide and 41.7 inches (105.9 cm) deep. It has a lockable front door, lockable rear door, keyed alike, lockable side panel, casters, rack leveling feet and 4 hold down brackets. The racks include redundant PDUs and all cabling needed for a fully populated cabinet of VxRail nodes. 

        • 42U Rack
        • Seismic Brackets
        • Transceivers
        • 4 x Single Phase 30A or Three Phase Delta 60A
        • 1x Dell Networking S3048-ON OOB
        • 2x Dell Networking S5248-ON ToRs

      • Dell EMC PowerSwitch networking with OS10

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        Dell EMC PowerSwitch S3048-ON

        Latest 1/10GbE 1RU in-rack switch

        • 48 x 1GBase-T & 4 x 10GbE SFP+ ports.
        • Built for superior efficiency & performance.
        • Next generation 1G silicon for OS10 & ON support.
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        Dell EMC PowerSwitch S4148F-ON / 5248F-ON

        Latest generation 10GbE / 25GbE & 100GbE open networking switches

        • Based on Broadcom Trident3 chipset.
        • Enhanced buffering, higher forwarding tables and data plane support for VXLAN Routing.
        • 1RU, 48 x 10GbE/25GbE ports and 8 x 100GbE ports (4xQSFP28 100GbE and 2xQSFPDD-28 2x100GbE ports).
        • Runs OS10EE.
      • Technical Highlights

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        Deploying an NSX-T Edge Cluster

        Deploy an NSX-T edge cluster from SDDC Manager, a prerequisite step for enabling vSphere with Tanzu.

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        Enabling Workload Management

        Using vCenter and SDDC manager to carry out steps to enable Workload Management which creates the Supervisor Cluster and necessary configurations in NSX-T.

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        Creating a Namespace

        How to create and configure your first Workload Management with user permissions, storage policies and resource limits.

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        Enabling Harbor Image Registry

        How to enable the built-in Harbor registry within a vSphere for Tanzu environments and how to push and pull an image to and from the Harbor registry.

      MODERN APPLICATIONS


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        CLOUD NATIVE

        A production-ready Kubernetes platform

        Power your modern applications with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid — DTCP is now shipping with the most current edition of VCF with Tanzu.

        Gain a competitive advantage through innovation and developer productivity by deploying and maintaining containers on the same platform as your older applications. With support for both traditional and cloud-native applications on the same infrastructure, you can capitalize on the next evolution in enterprise applications.

         


      • Add containers to your DevOps workflow with Kubernetes

      • Automate the deployment of modern application infrastructure with VCF to provide a production-ready Kubernetes environment. Develop modern applications quickly, leveraging existing skillsets.

      • • Speed up Kubernetes infrastructure delivery to support developer productivity.
        • Accelerate time to cloud native application development.
        • Leverage consistent infrastructure operational model across Kubernetes deployments.


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        Driving a Modern Applications Strategy: Four Ways to Accelerate Modern Applications Initiatives

        Capitalize on the next evolution in enterprise applications with DTCP.

      GET STARTED



        • Three quick steps to get your workloads up and running

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          Simple to order

          Choose your workload instances, place your order and track it in real-time.

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          Fast deployment

          A fully configured rack is shipped directly to your site and deployed in as few as 14¹ days.

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          On-going support

          A single point of contact for support and a technical team who knows your environment.


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        Get the most from your cloud with our certified experts

        It can be challenging to keep your IT staff up-to-speed. This is why our Managed Services team is here to help—with the latest technologies and fast, consistent and modern cloud management you can depend on.

        Our team works with you on a cloud solution designed to meet your specific needs, making it easy to hand over daily operations to our experts so your organization can focus on innovation and your other important strategic priorities.

      RESOURCES


      • Analyst Reports and White Papers

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        IDC: Benefits of the Consistent Hybrid Cloud

        Lower total cost of ownership by 47% compared to a similar public cloud solution.

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        ESG: Technical Validation of Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

        Discover how the platform enables organizations to extend existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills.

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        IDC: Hyperconverged Infrastructure The Platform for Modernizing Today’s Infrastructure

        Modern HCI offerings are driving real-world benefits related to increasing operational simplicity and reducing datacenter costs. As a result, HCI solutions have become the most common platform leveraged for on-premises private cloud environments.

      • Solution Briefs and Spec Sheets

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        Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

        Subscribe to workload instances, which are specifically designed for your applications and easily ordered through the Dell Technologies Cloud Console.

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        Driving a modern applications strategy

        DTCP is now shipping with the most current edition of VMware Cloud Foundation (version 4.0) – which includes VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid integration with vSphere 7.

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        DTCP Spec Sheet

        Here are the specifications and product details for Dell Technologies Cloud Platform with Subscription. 

      • Videos

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        Dell Technologies Cloud Platform Overview

        Get started with hybrid cloud in as few as 14 days—with a flexible subscription model so customers can align costs with business outcomes and growth.

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        Dell Technologies Cloud Platform details

        Learn how VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail delivers simple operations through automated infrastructure.

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        Containers and Kubernetes on DTCP

        Learn how a single platform for both legacy and modern applications can help you innovate faster.

      • How-To Demos

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        Demo 1: Deploy an NSX-T Edge Cluster

        This demo deploys an NSX-T edge cluster from SDDC Manager for Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. This is a prerequisite step for enabling vSphere with Tanzu. 

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        Demo 2: Enable Workload Management

        This demo shows how to enable Workload Management on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We will use vCenter and SDDC manager to carry out  steps to enable Workload Management which creates the Supervisor Cluster and necessary configurations in NSX-T.

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        Demo 3: Create a Namespace

        This demo walks through creating and configuring your first Workload Management Namespace on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We show how to configure user permissions, storage policies and resource limits as well as configure the Content Library for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid cluster images.

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        Demo 4: Enable Harbor Image Registry

        This demo shows you how to enable the built-in Harbor registry within a vSphere for Tanzu environment on top of the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. Additionally, we demonstrate how to push and pull an image to and from the Harbor registry.    

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        Demo 5: Download CLI tools and Deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) Cluster

        This demo shows the DevOps/Developer experience for downloading Kubectl with vSphere plugin for interaction with the Supervisor cluster running on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We then deploy a TKG cluster with Kubectl.    

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        Demo 6: Deploy the Kubernetes Dashboard inside a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) Cluster

        This demo shows how to install the Kubernetes dashboard inside a TKG guest cluster running on the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform with vSphere for Tanzu enabled.

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        Demo 7: Deploy a WordPress application as vSphere Pods

        This demo deploys a WordPress application in a vSphere with Tanzu Namespace as vSphere pods on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. This includes dynamically provisioning multiple PersistentVolumeClaim objects through Container Storage Interface for vSAN storage.    

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        Demo 8: Deploy a WordPress application in a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) Cluster

        This demo deploys a WordPress application in a TKG guest cluster on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. This includes dynamically provisioning multiple PersistentVolumeClaim objects through Container Storage Interface for vSAN storage.

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        Demo: NSX Network and Cloud 101

        This VMware networking virtual switch whiteboard, describes the issues NSX solves. NSX is then extended to the cloud for VM / App mobility and management. 

  • Dell Technologies Advisors are here to help

    • 1 Applies to select preconfigured solutions, contact your sales representative for details. Excludes orders over 1000 instances, hybrid storage, select vRealize (vRA, vRO) components, and some other features. Customer credit approval, site survey and configuration workbook must be completed before order is placed.  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 IDC White Paper, sponsored by Dell EMC, Benefits of the Consistent Hybrid Cloud: A Total Cost of Ownership Analysis of the Dell Technologies Cloud, April 2019. Results based on U.S. costs of the Dell Technologies Cloud deploying common cloud environment workloads over a five-year period v. a leading native public cloud service provider. Actual results will vary.

      3 Estimate based on the purchase of 500 Compute optimized instances (C-500 instance block) over a 3-year term with All Flash Storage and VMware Cloud Foundation Standard Edition, with an average monthly price of $23,500 (USD) as of October 2020. Pricing for pre-configured solutions with subscription may vary depending on the number and type of instance blocks in your configuration. For details on pricing, consult your account manager. US, United Kingdom, France and Germany only.

      4 Based on internal analysis using standard configuration, March 2020; times may vary based on configuration.

      Dell Technologies Cloud Platform is available globally. Dell Technologies Cloud Platform with instance-based configurations (featuring 5 pre-configured hybrid cloud solutions sold via upfront purchase or subscription pricing) is currently available in the US, UK, France, and Germany only.