Dell EMC VxRail HCI Empowers Enterprise to Speed Up and Simplify Hybrid Cloud Deployments

Date : 28-May-2020
Location: Malaysia


Dell Technologies helps organisations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

Key Takeaways:
  • Dell Technologies Cloud advancements support hybrid cloud - modern and traditional applications across cloud locations.
  • It also supports SD-WAN solution powered by VMware for WAN optimisation, boosting application performance and business continuity across networks.
  • Dell Technologies Cloud integrates tightly with infrastructure and services across the Dell Technologies portfolio.
  • Dell Technologies Cloud Platform now provides a simple and direct path to Kubernetes from a single environment, with support for containerised workloads and traditional virtual machines on the same Dell EMC VxRail infrastructure. This approach integrates VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and Dell EMC VxRail into a single solution, enabling a consistent approach across all cloud locations. VMware administrators can use familiar tools to manage modern apps that combine both containers and virtual machines from a single operating environment.
  • Dell Technologies Cloud is extending its capabilities to networking with new updates to Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware. Customers now have more appliance and bandwidth capability options for rapid deployment of SD-WAN in a single solution. This helps improve performance for demanding workloads, like VOIP, video streaming and VDI, and ensure application performance and business continuity.
Dell EMC VxRail HCI
  • Deepak Patil, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms & Solutions, Dell Technologies,said,hybrid cloud approach ensures costs saving while maintaining competitiveness, be it public cloud to the data center or data center to the public cloud, seamlessly.
  • Kris Day, Vice President, Modern Data Center, Asia Pacific and Japan, Dell Technologies,said, cloud is an accelerator for innovation, supporting mission critical applications, AI and ML workloads, as well as developer environments.

According to Forrester, customers using Dell Technologies Cloud over the course of three years could see an incremental return on investment of more than 170% and recoup their costs in fewer than six months.

Best Practices:

Adopt hybrid cloud strategies that include multi-cloud, public and private cloud environments to meet different needs for a variety of data workloads, to support mission critical applications, AI and ML workloads, as well as developer environments.

Editor's Comments:
  • Dell EMC VxRail is a Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
  • Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) refers to software-defined or fully virtualized appliance.
  • It supports hybrid cloud scenarios - hybrid cloud refers to the presence of multiple deployment types (public,private,multicloud) with some form of integration or orchestration between them.
  • Multicloud refers to the presence of more than one cloud deployment of the same type (public or private), sourced from different vendors.
  • It supports both container (cloud-native) and virtual machine deployment.
  • Cloud-native refers to software deployed in containers in Kubernetes as microservices, to achieve scalability,load-balance and high-availability.
  • Hybrid cloud is best practice to reduce costs whilst maintaining competitiveness.