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Dell EMC Announcements Target HCI and Hybrid Cloud Platform

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“Whereas Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is for general purpose applications, including most traditional applications, Enterprise Native Hybrid Cloud — think of it as simpler, more focused solution that is optimized for cloud native application development as well as the environment life-cycle management and support of that developer environment. It’s the simplest and best way to run Pivotal Cloud Foundry,” said Wambach.

Lastly, complementing Dell EMC’s turnkey hybrid cloud platforms, the company announced VMware Ready Systems from Dell EMC for customers wanting to deploy hybrid clouds on HCI. Ready Systems provide a simple, standard approach to building hybrid clouds while enabling customers to take on more of the deployment, configuration and life-cycle management responsibilities.

The new VMware Ready Systems from Dell EMC will be pre-tested and highly repeatable cloud offerings that combine VMware cloud software with Dell EMC HCI options of VxRail Appliances and VxRack SDDC Systems for a Dell Technologies-aligned stack. They’re designed for deployments of any size, and offer quick and low-risk deployments with a lower capital investment than with the turnkey life cycle and single support model of EHC and NHC.

Similarly, for customers who want to build and manage the life cycle of their own HCI stacks, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are now available featuring the 14th generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers. Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes deliver the economic benefits of HCI for organizations that prefer to take on more operational aspects otherwise addressed with turnkey HCI solutions. The entire Dell EMC hyperconverged portfolio will transition to 14th generation PowerEdge servers by the end of 2017.

Ruya Atac-Barrett, senior director of marketing, Dell EMC, expanded on the data protection and storage news. Noting that data protection needs to transform to address the challenges of the software-defined data centers of tomorrow, Atac-Barrett announced Transformational Data Protection for Virtualized Mission Critical Applications.

“With the shift to SDDC and more deployments in the cloud, data protection needs to transform. In that world [SDDC], data protection needs to be zero-touch and near instant where it’s a part and parcel of the production environment and part and parcel of rolling out your applications — and not a separate standalone, after the fact afterthought,” she said.

Transformational Data Protection for Virtualized Mission Critical Applications is for large, fast changing databases, with self-service, and addresses today’s two data-protection challenges: technology and operational. The new solution will first be available for Microsoft SQL, in September, and will be available for Oracle databases in the fourth quarter, Dell EMC said.

Atac-Barret also announced new flexible consumption models for the new Dell EMC data protection. The vendor is offering a one-to-three-year subscription model, and a data protection storage solution Data Domain on a pay-per-use model.

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