Dell, VMware Innovations Propel Multicloud, Edge Solutions

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  August 31, 2022

Business data and applications continue to grow in multicloud environments comprised of edge locations, public clouds and on-premises IT. Many organizations already adopted a multi- and hybrid cloud approach, and the number of applications running at the edge will grow 800% by 2024, according to research by Vanson Bourne.

Dell introduced new infrastructure solutions, co-engineered with VMware, that deliver greater automation and performance for organizations embracing multicloud and edge strategies.

Several new VxRail systems and software advancements improve performance on-premises and at the edge, including a jointly engineered HCI-based DPU solution with VMware. VxRail systems support new VMware vSphere 8 software that was rearchitected to run on DPUs. Customers will improve application and networking infrastructure performance.

VxRail’s modular nodes deliver high performance and scalability. Modular nodes are ideal for edge use cases including healthcare, energy and utilities, and digital cities because of VxRail allows for deployment in high latency, low bandwidth locations.

"Dell (News - Alert) VxRail with VMware vSphere 8 will deliver a foundation for next generation data center architecture by running infrastructure services on the DPU,” said Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business, VMware. “This will enable greater network and application performance and a new level of sophistication in adopting Zero Trust security strategies."

Dell also added several offers to its APEX portfolio for VMware workloads that help speed development of cloud-native apps and better allocate compute and storage resources for applications at the edge.

APEX Cloud Services with VMware Cloud adds managed VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid services. With Dell-managed Tanzu services, customers provision Kubernetes clusters through the vSphere UI. Organizations also will help speed development efforts by building, testing and running cloud-native applications alongside traditional applications on the same platform. 

APEX Private Cloud and APEX Hybrid Cloud offer new compute-only options that allow customers to support more workloads and increase IT infrastructure efficiency by independently scaling compute and storage resources. Organizations can start small and scale their infrastructure as their IT needs change.

Dell Validated Designs for AI – Automatic Machine Learning, or AutoML, uses automated machine learning models to help data scientists of all skill levels develop AI-powered applications.

The solution includes tested configurations of Dell VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure with, NVIDIA (News - Alert) and VMware software to help customers speed time to insight from data with automation that delivers up to 18 times faster AI models.

Organizations report 20% faster time to value with Dell Validated Designs for AI, helping data scientists develop AI-powered applications faster. VMware Tanzu in Dell Validated Designs for AI provides greater container security and allows customers to run AI at the edge using VMware Tanzu services.

"Customers tell us they want help simplifying their multicloud and edge strategies," said Jeff Boudreau, president, Dell Technologies Infrastructure Solutions Group.  "Dell Technologies and VMware have numerous joint engineering initiatives spanning core IT areas to help our customers more easily manage and gain value from their data."

Edited by Erik Linask
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