Dell Technologies | January 20, 2022
Dell Technologies introduces multi-cloud capabilities that offer a consistent experience wherever applications and data reside. The company also expands 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 centers, multiple public clouds and edge environments,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."
Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies
A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies reveals that 83% of organizations have adopted a multi-cloud approach or plan to within the next 12 months. New Dell services help organizations manage, store and protect data across multiple cloud platforms. This allows organizations 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 organization 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 centers 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. Integrated with the APEX Console, it will allow organizations 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.
APEX Backup Services provides simplified and secure cloud data protection
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 centralized 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.
Project Alpine to deliver seamless storage across public clouds
Building on Dell's data protection cloud offerings—protecting nearly nine exabytes of customer data in public clouds1—the company will extend its storage portfolio with Project Alpine. This effort will bring the software IP of Dell's flagship block and file storage platforms to leading public clouds. Customers will be able to purchase storage software as a managed service using existing cloud credits, taking advantage of a consistent storage experience from on-premises to public clouds and easily sharing data across multiple clouds.
Dell Technologies speeds productivity for its cloud ecosystem with new DevOps-ready platforms and refreshed developer portal
Building on partnerships with key cloud vendors including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM/Red Hat and VMware to offer a broad range of DevOps-ready platforms, Dell is adding increased support for Kubernetes including:
Amazon EKS Anywhere on PowerFlex and PowerStore, allowing organizations to run their Kubernetes orchestration across public or on-premises clouds.
SUSE Rancher on VxRail, providing multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes management and giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud orchestration platform.
Dell is expanding its Dell Technologies Developer portal to serve as a one-stop shop for application developers and DevOps teams looking to provide infrastructure as code. The portal will provide continual access to the latest Dell APIs, SDKs, modules and plug-ins.
Dell expands APEX solutions availability
Announced at Dell Technologies World 2021, APEX Data Storage Services is expanding to 13 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific, allowing more organizations to deploy Dell-managed enterprise storage as-a-Service. It is also now available with colocation services via Equinix International Business Exchange™ data centers in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia, eliminating data center management, delivering cloud connectivity and providing simplified, consolidated billing from Dell.
Introduced at VMworld, APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud is now available in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany. The offering provides a secure and consistent Dell-managed platform to move workloads across multiple cloud and edge environments.
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DartPoints | June 24, 2022
Today, DartPoints, a cutting-edge digital infrastructure provider, announced an expansion and significant electrical enhancements at its data center in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to modernizing electrical equipment, such as switchgear, generators, and electrical distribution, the team is building a power room and electrical service entrance space that can hold 17,000 extra square feet. The improvements will help the local business community of Greenville by bringing much-needed local digital infrastructure, enhancing security and safety at the site, and enabling speedy future expansion.
This project demonstrates DartPoint's ongoing commitment to South Carolina and the Upstate. Since 2007, DartPoints has aided Greenville's expanding technological community by giving top-notch support to regional companies, enhancing network performance and connectivity, and establishing itself as a pillar of the neighborhood.
"This investment reinforces our dedication to continuing to serve as the colocation, cloud, security, and data backup leader in Greenville and the Upstate region. This expansion not only strengthens the state's internet connectivity ecosystem, but it also boosts the local economy as a whole. South Carolinians have been faced with a concerning digital divide and lack of high-performing internet infrastructure, and we're proud to fill those gaps for local residents that we've loved serving for the past 15 years," said Scott Willis, DartPoints CEO.
Enterprise-class building with quick access to I-85 and I-385 is home to DartPoints' Greenville data center, which is situated at 78 Global Drive in the city's Global Business Park. Due to its low risk of natural catastrophes, thriving IT sector, availability of dependable and affordable utilities, and skilled IT workforce, Greenville makes an excellent choice for a data center and disaster recovery location.
"We've worked hard to create a business-friendly environment in our state because it means companies come here, invest in our communities, and ultimately improve the quality of life for our people, and that's exactly what DartPoints has done in their 15 years in South Carolina. We're grateful for DartPoints' commitment to investing in South Carolinians and doing its important, innovative work in Greenville."
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster
The first public internet exchange in the state, Bridge IXTM from DartPoints, began operational in Columbia, South Carolina, in April. Internet traffic from South Carolina has typically been sent to the nearest large network markets, such as Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. The goal of DartPoints South Carolina is to retain local traffic within the state to enhance network performance and resilience and save connectivity costs.
Vodafone | June 22, 2022
In order to modernize the operator's European IT infrastructure and hasten its shift to the cloud, Oracle and Vodafone, the largest pan-European and African technological communications firm, established a strategic alliance.
A major portion of Vodafone's systems will be updated and moved to OCI Dedicated Region, a fully managed cloud region that integrates all of Oracle's public cloud services into Vodafone's own network and data centers, as part of the multi-year arrangement. As a result, in addition to updating its tens of thousands of Oracle databases, Vodafone will be able to support and extend its mission-critical OSS and BSS services, such as CRM and order management, on a dedicated cloud platform.
Vodafone will be able to develop new cloud-based applications more quickly thanks to the deployment, and by utilizing its geographic reach, it will be able to simultaneously launch them in a number of markets.
In Vodafone's primary data centers, which oversee its European IT and network operations, Oracle will implement OCI Dedicated Region. As a result, Vodafone will be able to more easily meet the latency and performance requirements of these applications by deploying public cloud services inside of its own network and data centers. In addition, this will allow the operator to modernize, manage, and automate its critical systems using new technologies like autonomous services.
"As Vodafone focuses on growth, data is key to how we evolve our business, build new capabilities and innovate to meet the needs of our customers. Our collaboration with Oracle supports our vision of becoming a technology communications company. The agreement enables Oracle to bring its entire portfolio of cloud services directly into Vodafone data centers. This includes the same architecture, software, services and control plane used in OCI public cloud. The flexibility offered by OCI enables us to build a robust, secure, and extensible cloud platform in our own data centers, while also providing the operational agility and scalability required to support the growth and diversification of our business."
Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer, Vodafone
The collaboration backs Vodafone's multi-year commitment to streamline and update the IT infrastructure that underpins its mission-critical systems into a common, on-premises, open-standard platform ready to support and scale next-generation digital services. Additionally, it will assist Vodafone in achieving its Tech 2025 objectives, which include speeding up the time it takes to market new services, delivering standout client experiences through always-on services, and cutting operating costs through automation.
"Now more than ever, telecom companies need to quickly adopt new technologies to deliver new innovative products at speed while continuing to meet evolving regulatory requirements. Our partnership with Vodafone is based on achieving this balance, providing a cloud platform that enables Vodafone to modernize and consolidate its existing infrastructure while also building a foundation for a digital future. We are looking forward to partnering with one of the telecom sector's digital trailblazers as we help shape the next generation of communication services and business models," said Jonathan Tikochinsky, executive vice president, global strategic clients, Oracle.