How Dell is accelerating the journey to multicloud

Dell says its APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services deliver storage and data protection as-a-Service with simultaneous access to all major public clouds

Computer software company Dell Technologies has announced multi-cloud capabilities that offer a “consistent experience wherever applications and data reside.” The company has also expanded support for developer operations (DevOps) with new offers and resources to help choose the right cloud environment combined with the security, support, and predictable cost of Dell infrastructure.

“Today’s multi-cloud reality is complex as data becomes more distributed across on-premises and colocation data centres, multiple public clouds and edge environments," said Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “We have the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, consistent tools, experience building open ecosystems and leading data storage capabilities, services and supply chain. All this uniquely positions Dell to help customers take control of their multi-cloud strategy.”  

A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies revealed that 83% of organisations have adopted a multi-cloud approach or plan to within the next 12 months. According to Dell, its new services help organisations manage, store and protect data across multiple cloud platforms. This allows them to bring the simplicity and agility of public cloud platforms to the location of their choice with APEX services—achieving multi-cloud by design not by default.

“As a global organisation with facilities spread across over 80 countries, the ability to have access to data on our over 700,000 product variations is essential to ensuring we meet our customers where they are,” said Michael Loggins, global vice president of IT at SMC Corporation. “Central to our strategy is creating an IT infrastructure that connects data in public clouds with our traditional data centres and taking full advantage of what’s happening at the edge. What Dell is delivering offers a great step towards helping us manage and take control of everything regardless of where it resides.”

APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services simplifies access to data across multiple clouds

 

APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services will provide file, block, object and data protection services for simultaneous access to all major public clouds from a single source of data, Dell said in a statement. Integrated with the APEX Console, it aims to allow organisations to easily connect storage and data protection to preferred public clouds and services. This will help avoid public cloud vendor lock-in, excessive egress fees and the cost and risk associated with moving data from one cloud to another. 

With data becoming more challenging to protect as it grows across multiple clouds, APEX Backup Services provides end-to-end scalable, secure data protection with centralised monitoring and management for SaaS applications, endpoints and hybrid workloads. This SaaS-based offering can be deployed in minutes and scale on-demand to protect growing workloads. Resilient security capabilities help protect against cyberattacks with instant detection, rapid response and accelerated recovery.  

 

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