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Dell Technologies Expands APEX as-a-Service Portfolio

by Harold Fritts

Dell Technologies has introduced enhanced APEX as-a-Service offerings with an integrated console that offers a single pane of glass to access all APEX services. APEX consists of four cloud services that include Multi-Cloud Data Services, Backup Services, Storage, and DevOps. The console is focused on delivering a consistent cloud management tool for public cloud, private cloud, and edge computing.

Dell Technologies has introduced enhanced APEX as-a-Service offerings with an integrated console that offers a single pane of glass to access all APEX services. APEX consists of four cloud services that include Multi-Cloud Data Services, Backup Services, Storage, and DevOps. The console is focused on delivering a consistent cloud management tool for public cloud, private cloud, and edge computing.

A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies reveals that 83% of organizations have adopted a multi-cloud approach or plan to within the next 12 months. APEX Multi-Cloud services help organizations manage, store and protect data across multiple cloud platforms allowing organizations to bring the flexibility of public cloud platforms to a location of their choosing.

APEX Multi-Cloud Data Services provides file, block, object, and data protection services for simultaneous access to all major public clouds from a single source of data. Integrated with the APEX Console, organizations can connect storage and data protection to preferred public clouds and services. According to Dell, the service will avoid public cloud vendor lock-in by eliminating excessive egress fees, and the cost and risk associated with moving data from one cloud to another.

APEX Backup Services provides end-to-end scalable, secure data protection with centralized monitoring and management for SaaS applications, endpoints, and hybrid workloads. This SaaS-based offering can be deployed in minutes and scale on-demand to protect growing workloads. Resilient security capabilities protect against cyberattacks with instant detection, rapid response, and accelerated recovery.

Project Alpine extends Dell’s storage portfolio offering cloud data protection. Project Alpine brings the software IP of Dell’s block and file storage platforms to major public clouds. Customers can purchase storage software as a managed service using existing cloud credits. The primary advantage is a consistent storage experience from on-premises to public clouds while easily sharing data across multiple clouds.

Dell is building on its partnerships with cloud vendors including Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM/Red Hat, and VMware to offer a range of DevOps-ready platforms and is adding increased support for Kubernetes including:

  • Amazon EKS Anywhere on PowerFlex and PowerStore, allowing organizations to run their Kubernetes orchestration across public or on-premises clouds.
  • SUSE Rancher on VxRail, providing multi-cluster, multi-cloud Kubernetes management while giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud orchestration platform.

Dell’s Developer portal is expanding to serve as a one-stop-shop for application developers and DevOps teams looking to provide infrastructure as code providing access to the latest Dell APIs, SDKs, modules, and plug-ins.

APEX Data Storage Services availability is expanding to 13 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific, allowing organizations to deploy Dell-managed enterprise storage as-a-Service. It is also now available with colocation services via Equinix in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia.

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