Dell EMC has announced Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack – a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that would offer a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack.
The new hybrid cloud platform helps organizations standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem while accelerating their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications. As a result, organizations would be enabled to better engage with their customers, reduce time to market for new services, and free-up resources to focus on adding business value.
“Cloud is an operating model, not a place, and adopting a hybrid model has become the clear choice,” said Peter Cutts, senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, Dell EMC. “Making hybrid cloud platforms simple and turnkey enables businesses to rapidly develop and deploy new applications, optimize resources, control costs and deliver the best possible customer experiences.”
The new offering complements turnkey platforms Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, introduced more than three years ago, and Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud that integrate hardware, software and automation to simplify IT service delivery and reduce time to market for customers around the globe.
The turnkey Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack would deliver a consistent experience across Azure public cloud and private with Azure Stack. It is engineered with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Networking. As a Hybrid Cloud Platform, it is built, sustained and supported as a singular platform with a turnkey stack.
“Interoperability enables organizations to adopt new cloud solutions with minimal changes to process, tools and staff, which enhances the ability to lead and drive IT and digital transformations,” said Laura DuBois, Group Vice President, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Infrastructure Software, IDC. “Turnkey solutions, like Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, address the current challenges with private and public cloud adoption, including consistency with current tooling, access to value added services, and ongoing lifecycle assurance for the platform.”
Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack provides a hybrid cloud that would speed application development and deployment by providing a consistent programming surface between Azure and Azure Stack. As a result, organizations would be able to cost-effectively access, create and share traditional and cloud-native application services securely in Azure and Azure Stack to ensure business results, without sacrificing security, protection, service quality and availability.
Integrations with Dell EMC “best-in-class” backup and encryption technologies would provide a consistent means of protecting and securing data across customers’ Azure-based public and on premises cloud environments.