VMware Cloud makes debut on Dell EMC

VMware Cloud makes debut on Dell EMC
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VMware, Inc. said that it has launched its cloud service, VMware Cloud, on Dell EMC to provide the latter’s customers with infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) on premises and on edge locations.

The partnership brings together VMware’s compute, storage and networking software and Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure.  

The service will be fully managed by VMware and the VMware Cloud on Dell EMC will be core to Dell Technologies Cloud datacentre-as-a-service solution. The solution will enable organisations to consume infrastructure in the datacentre and edge environments on-demand like a public cloud service via a hybrid cloud control plane, a release said.

With modern enterprises relying on hybrid cloud to help accelerate services, VMware said that it is investing in solutions that address today’s multi-cloud environments. The companies are also focusing on advancing hybrid cloud operations from the datacentre to the cloud and to the edge.

“At Dell Technologies, we believe organisations should have the flexibility to choose whichever cloud environment is best for their workloads and data without the by-product of additional complexity,” said Amit Mehta, director, modern data centre, Dell Technologies.

Mehta also said that, with the collaboration, the best of the public cloud could be brought to the datacentre and would help transform best practices for management and security to all types of cloud.

 Meanwhile, Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice-president and general manager, cloud platform business unit, VMware, said, “Whether they’re running infrastructure on-premises or in the cloud, organisations value a cloud operating model.”

“The service will provide consistent infrastructure and operations across cloud, datacentre and edge, freeing organisations to drive innovation and deliver business value while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end,” added Lohmeyer.

The whole platform was built on VMware Project Dimension technology unveiled at VMworld 2018 US and will provide administrators with visibility and management of all on-premises systems, including monitoring the health of racks, tracking the steps of VMware engineers to resolve service issues, and automatic patching and upgrading of systems end-to-end.

VMware also added that the solution was currently under beta and the offering is expected to become available in the US in the second half of 2019.