Dell expands its multi-cloud service portfolio

Company plans to simplify multicloud approach with new APEX and DevOps capabilities.

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Dell Technologies has revealed multi-cloud capabilities. These will give companies the data and application management tools they need to quickly connect storage and data protection with their preferred public cloud and service providers. Dell has announced four new technologies, including the APEX Multi-Cloud Data Service and APEX Backup Service. These are in addition to DevOps-ready platforms.

APEX Services Announced

APEX Multi-Cloud Data Service, which provides storage and data protection-a-service, will allow simultaneous access to large public clouds using a single data source. This service will be fully managed with features such high-speed and low latency cloud connectivity. It also allows for simultaneous public cloud access without the need to move data. The multi-cloud service will help to avoid vendor lock-in, high egress fees and data independence. 

This service will give users access to cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, and Google Cloud. According to the announcement, this service will be available in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States.

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Dell says the APEX Backup Service will protect Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) applications, such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce, providing endpoints and hybrid workloads in a public cloud. This service will provide users with enhanced data protection through centralized monitoring and management of SaaS applications. This solution, which is available worldwide, can be deployed in minutes and expanded to meet growing user requirements. The application has resilient security capabilities to protect against cyberattacks. 

Project Alpine

Project Alpine will work in tandem with APEX Backup Service. It will enhance data protection by connecting Dell’s file and block storage software to public cloud. It will enable its users flexibility in managing their data in both on-premises or public cloud environments. Alpine will enable its users to use shared data across multiple cloud clouds, and offer managed storage services that can be purchased using existing cloud credits. 

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Jeff Boudreau is the president of Dell Technologies’ Infrastructure Solutions Group. He stated, “Today’s multicloud reality is complicated as data becomes more dispersed across on-premises, colocation data centres, multiple public clouds, and edge environments.” “We have the most comprehensive technology portfolio in the industry, as well as consistent tools and experience building open ecosystems. We also have leading data storage capabilities, supply chains, and services. This unique position positions Dell to assist customers in taking control of their multicloud strategy.  

Project Alpine aims to improve the public cloud storage experience through centralizing management across clouds. It also aims to simplify the lifecycle management and provide commerce flexibility for its customers.

DevOps Updates

The company is expanding its DevOps updates as part of Dell’s DevOps Update. Dell Technologies Developer PortalThis portal will be a one-stop resource for DevOps teams and application developers who are looking to create infrastructure as software. This portal will allow users to have continuous access to the most recent Dell APIs, SDKs and modules. Dell announced that it will now support Kubernetes services Amazon EKS Anywhere (and SUSE Rancher) in addition to its existing support. 

Amazon EKS Service will now be available on Dell EMCs PowerFlex & PowerStore. This service allows organizations to run Kubernetes on public and on-premises cloud infrastructures. SUSE Rancher will be offered on a Dell EMC VxRail partner. It provides multi-cluster Kubernetes management, and gives customers the freedom to choose their cloud orchestration platforms.

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