What is VMware Cloud on Dell EMC?

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, delivered as-a-service to data center and edge locations. This fully-managed VMware service provides simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure for customer’s on-premises datacenter and edge locations. This unique approach empowers you to focus on business innovation and differentiation, while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end.

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BENEFITS

Reduce Operational Complexity

Dramatically simplify the management of your data center and edge infrastructures. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC delivers a fully managed offering; capable of handling everything from one-click hardware ordering, initial deployment, patching and upgrades of the software and hardware, monitoring and remediation, and a global view of all your infrastructure across datacenter and edge locations.

Consistent Operations and Infrastructure

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is a fully-managed VMware Cloud service that provides a simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure for your on-premises datacenter and edge locations. It integrates VMware’s industry standard compute, storage, and networking software with enterprise-class Dell EMC hardware, empowering you to drive any enterprise workload using familiar VMware tools.

Accelerate Innovation

The infrastructure provided by VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is completely managed by VMware, whether it is deployed in your datacenter or edge locations. This empowers your VI admins to focus on developing the best infrastructure for your business goals; including continued support of legacy applications and creating the flexible, automated infrastructure required by modern applications. This unique approach empowers you to focus on business innovation and differentiation, while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end.

Built-in Enterprise Security

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC provides intrinsic security, including encryption for data at rest as well as data in transit. Addition security is provided by the micro-segmentation capabilities offered by VMware NSX.

Use Cases

 

Some examples of specific use cases customers for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC include:

Data Center and Edge Location Modernization:

  • Hardware refresh:Update your aging, non-virtualized on-premises data center to easily scale and build modern day applications.

  • Streamlining operations: Enable real IT innovation and eliminate maintenance downtime with a consistent infrastructure across all compute areas including on-premises, edge locations, and cloud.

  • Switching from a CapEx to OpEx model: Move to a more predictable OpEx model with cost based upon usage eliminating over or under estimating CapEx expenditures.

Accelerate Modernization:

  • Development agility: Simplify operations, do more than just keep the IT lights on, and focus on quickly providing your developers the environment they need to deliver innovation, using modern automation tools such as vRealize Suite, Kubernetes, Ansible, etc.

  • Provide elastic capacity: Rapidly stand up needed capacity or extend capacity for scaled-up services.

  • Traditional application support: Support traditional and modern applications as your organization moves to new development platforms without extensive re-platforming.

Data Latency and Sovereignty Sensitive Workloads:

  • Low-latency requirements: Make decisions with data in real-time at edge locations. No need to wait for data to make a round-trip to your central data center.

  • Data security: According to Dimensional Research, in 2018 62% of IT decision makers in large enterprises said that their on-premises security is stronger than cloud security. This may be because they want to retain control of the IT environment to protect their intellectual property.

  • Regulatory compliance: Some industries are under governmental compliance to host data on-premises.

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