Dell has made a significant partnership with Microsoft to offer hybrid cloud services to enterprise customers. Dell’s latest offerings is built around the new Microsoft Cloud Platform System Standard, the company highlighted on Tuesday in a Dell World keynote discussion between Michael Dell and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
“The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is the industry’s integrated, modular hybrid cloud solution. This new system delivers simplified, automated deployment and maintenance capabilities; a unique payment solution to reduce customer investment risk; and unparalleled hybrid cloud governance, control, and policy-based automation for Microsoft Azure and other cloud environments,” the company said in a statement.
Manish Gupta, Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India said: “Most enterprises in India hesitate while adopting new technologies for various reasons as captured in a recent Dell KPMG study. Data Sovereignty and privacy were cited as the biggest barriers to the adoption of emerging technologies such as the cloud. Customers adopting cloud are challenged with various complications when they switch from legacy infrastructure to a cloud based infrastructure.”
“With Dell and Microsoft co-engineering the industry’s first hybrid cloud system using a unique payment structure, customers can move to the cloud with zero complication, worry less about their IT infrastructure and focus more on business growth,” he added.
“Customers want to simplify and accelerate their journey to the cloud, and today Microsoft and Dell are extending their collaboration to remove many of the traditional barriers to hybrid cloud,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. “With CPS Standard, which is at the heart of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, we’ve worked together to deliver a solution that goes beyond other integrated systems on the market today, by providing Azure-consistent hybrid cloud services and a fast time to value to help customers enable their hybrid cloud strategy.”
The new solution provides customers with on-premises private cloud, with consistent Azure public cloud access in less than three hours, and minimized downtime with unified system updates that are non-disruptive, fully automated, dependency-aware and smart-sequenced.
The Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is built around CPS Standard, which combines optimized Dell modular infrastructure with pre-configured Microsoft CPS software, including Microsoft’s proven software stack and Azure Services for back-up, site recovery and operational insights. Dell Cloud Flex Pay to its portfolio of Scale Ready Payment Solutions, which Dell uniquely designed to accelerate customer adoption of cloud solutions wherever they are on their cloud journey.