Dell EMC has announced a new platform for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is aimed at helping organizations standardize on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem and provides automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.
Adopting a hybrid model has become the clear choice for customers, and making hybrid cloud platforms simple and turnkey enables businesses to rapidly develop and deploy new applications, optimize resources, control costs and deliver the best possible customer experiences, according to Peter Cutts, senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, Dell EMC.
The new offering complements the turnkey platforms Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and Dell EMC Native Hybrid Cloud that integrate hardware, software and automation to simplify IT service delivery.
Interoperability between public and private cloud resources has become a must-have in organizations' IT infrastructures, and the new turnkey Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack will help provide a consistent experience across Azure public cloud and private with Azure Stack, the vendors say.
Engineered with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Networking, the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack offers what the company describes as a “true hybrid cloud” to speed application development and deployment by providing a consistent programming surface between Azure and Azure Stack. As a result, Dell EMC contends, organizations can cost-effectively access, create and share traditional and cloud-native application services securely in Azure and Azure Stack to ensure business results, without sacrificing security, protection, service quality and availability.
Integrations with Dell EMC backup and encryption technologies will provide a consistent means of protecting and securing data across customers' Azure-based public and on premises cloud environments. In addition, the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Azure will extend to Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, continuing to deliver the promise of hybrid models with consistent services, APIs, and consumption models for on- and off-premises.