From April 29 to May 2, we attended Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, and learned so much about Dell’s performance the past year and what new projects are coming up. We have a lot of information about new solutions, updates and partnerships and want to share how they affect ATS and you, as a customer. and We’ve compiled the most important points we learned while we were there, so that we could share them with you.
Dell Technologies Cloud
Dell Technologies unveiled Dell Technologies Cloud, a new set of cloud infrastructure solutions to make hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage. Combining the power of VMware and Dell EMC infrastructure, Dell Technologies Cloud removes cloud complexity by offering consistent infrastructure and operations for IT resources, across public and private clouds and the edge, regardless of location. It gives customers more control as the operational hub of their hybrid clouds, on premises, with consistent cloud infrastructure across all cloud types and a broad set of more than 4,200 VMware Cloud Provider Program providers and hyperscalers including new addition, Microsoft Azure.
According to IDC, more than 70 percent of companies are using multiple cloud environments, and the largest data center challenge most companies are facing is developing a successful multi-cloud strategy.  Operating in multiple clouds has caused organizations to onboard many management consoles and disparate processes, which stifles innovation and adds complexity. The hybrid cloud approach is an ideal solution by offering a familiar management interface that extends across clouds for a simplified overall experience. With VMware research finding that 83 percent of cloud adopters are seeking consistent infrastructure and operations from the data center to the cloud , the Dell Technologies Cloud is designed specifically to address this challenge.
The Dell Technologies Cloud portfolio consists of the new Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms and the Data Center-as-a-Service offering, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. These enable a flexible range of IT and management options with tight integration and a single vendor experience for purchasing, deployment, services and financing. The current integrated and tested platform for Dell Technologies Cloud is VxRail but PowerMax and Unity integrations will be coming soon.
VMware Cloud Powered by Dell EMC (DCaaS)
Enterprise use of the public cloud is burgeoning, and for good reason – the speed, agility and simplicity of public cloud are undeniable. Still, many organizations continue to invest in their on-premises infrastructure to better manage workloads with regulatory requirements, low latency needs or critical functions. Until now, investing in multiple clouds was the only way to attain public cloud benefits while also satisfying key on-premises workload requirements. However, this approach has also introduced considerable organizational complexities that slowed business innovation.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is Dell Technologies infrastructure installed in your local data center and consumed just like a cloud service. This new, fully-managed Datacenter-as-a-Service offering combines the speed and flexibility of the public cloud with the security and control on-premises infrastructure. And the familiarity of VMware Cloud tools on trusted Dell EMC VxRail hardware provides peace of mind though a best-of-breed enterprise solution.
VMware Cloud n Dell EMC delivers cloud-like simplicity in your local data centers and unparalleled consistency between your public cloud and on-premises environments. This new construct empowers your entire organization to focus on business innovation and differentiation – IT staff can offload maintenance and refocus on value-added services; IT Architects can utilize VMware’s hybrid cloud control plane to simplify workload management; and developers can accelerate application development by building for just one environment.
Finally, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC simplifies the complexities of managing multiple clouds for CIOs/CTOs. Specifically, it provides one vendor to negotiate one contract for all their data center needs, and it also provides the benefit of cloud economics through predictable subscription pricing. In short, it lays the foundation for savvy CIOs/CTOs to move their organization one step closer to IT-as-a-Service, delivering on the promise of utilizing technology to drive business strategy.
VMWare Cloud Foundation on VxRail
For customers standardized on VMware and looking or the fastest possible IT outcomes, VxRail remains the best choice.
A recently announced Dell Technologies cloud platform offering, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRrail, provides a simple path to hybrid cloud with full stack integration that is future-proof for next generation VMware cloud technologies. Customers will benefit from features that simplify, streamline and automate the operations of the entire SDDC through a single unified experience.
VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail features full stack integration, meaning both the hyperconverged infrastructure layer and VMware cloud software stack are lifecycle managed as one complete, automated, turnkey on-premises hybrid cloud experience; greatly reducing risk and increasing IT operational efficiency for your customers.
Introducing Brand New VxFlex Appliance
More exciting news comes with the addition of the VxFlex appliance to the VxFlex Family. It's ideal for customers who may not be ready to invest in a VxFlex integrated rack (VxRack FLEX system), or for those not standardized on VMware and want hypervisor and bare metal choice.
This high-perfoming HCI building block brings the benefits of a turnkey enterprise system in a smaller and more economical form factor. It enables you to help customers:
Automate hardware, network, software lifecycles
Save with BYO networking
Meanwhile, a VxFlex OS 3.0 update enhances the entire VxFlex Family portfolio.