Dell, VMWare introduce integrated solutions to manage traditional, modern applications

Dell Technologies announces several infrastructure portfolio innovations for VMware environments, designed to help customers better protect, manage, and support traditional and modern applications across edge locations, core data centers and hybrid clouds.

“Powerful IT infrastructure is the key to unlock the value of data, drive personalized customer experiences, develop smarter products and ultimately, gain a competitive business advantage,” said Grainger Wallis, SVP, APJ Sales, Storage, Platforms and Solutions, Dell Technologies, Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). “These new Dell Technologies infrastructure innovations will enable our customers in the APJ to get the most of their data, be it in edge locations, data centers, or hybrid cloud environments.”

As VMware delivers its latest releases for vSphere, vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation to support Tanzu, Dell Technologies is extending support of these technologies across the Dell infrastructure portfolio, with tightly integrated solutions including Dell Technologies Cloud, Dell EMC VxRail, Dell EMC PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerEdge and more.

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Dell EMC VxRail, the only jointly engineered HCI system with VMware, is the first system to be integrated with VMware vSphere with Tanzu, allowing customers to adopt Kubernetes quickly and easily with automated deployment and provisioning. Dell’s broad infrastructure portfolio lets customers deploy VMware Tanzu in the way that best aligns with their IT strategy, whether through a validated architecture, VxRail cluster, and/or the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform.

Dell Technologies Cloud Platform with subscription pricing makes it easy to get started with VMware Tanzu in hybrid clouds for as low as $70 per node, per day. By eliminating upfront costs and forecasting risks, organizations can budget their IT spend without surprises or hidden costs. With the industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployment, customers can get started in as few as 14 days, and expand deployment in as few as five days.

Cloud environments

Dell Technologies and VMware are making it easier for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to quickly build and scale hosted cloud environments through tighter integration between VMware Cloud Director and Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP). Thanks to new integrations, CSPs can enjoy significant cost savings by reducing the time it takes to provision and manages multi-tenant cloud environments, creating virtual data centers in minutes that can be built once and deployed everywhere in seconds. New automation capabilities further streamlines service deployment and lifecycle management of the software-defined data center. CSP’s running VMware Cloud Director on DTCP can offer customers rapid access to a more reliable and consistent cloud experience across their DTCP environments and off-premise instances.

Dell Technologies is joining VMware in supporting Project Monterey, an applications-driven response to the unprecedented change in how applications are being built and deployed. By adding support for SmartNICs, VMware and Dell Technologies are providing a path for customers to build next-gen infrastructure that efficiently manages the placement of infrastructure, application and security demands across CPUs, GPUs and SmartNICs.