- Dell launches Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta, giving developers and IT managers the ability to compare, purchase, use and manage the most popular public clouds, all from a single, unified console on dell.com
- New Dell alliances with Delphix, Docker and Pertino help solve customers’ cloud concerns over data portability, accelerated application development and secure connectivity
- Dell gives developers on-demand tools to improve cloud-based application performance with Foglight APM SaaS Edition
AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 5, 2014 — Cloud adoption across midsize organizations is at an all-time high. In fact, the Dell Global Technology Adoption Index found that 97 percent of respondents are currently using or plan to use cloud computing. However, what developers want from their cloud experience varies from what IT managers want. Developers require instant access to cloud services and true self-service capabilities, while IT managers wish for greater governance, visibility and integration across the whole cloud spectrum (data center, private, public and hybrid). Dell is empowering both developers and IT managers by launching the Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta program and forging key industry alliances with Delphix, Docker and Pertino. Dell is also helping developers improve application performance by offering Foglight application performance monitoring as software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Dell Bridges Developer-IT Divide with Dell Cloud Marketplace
Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta program, launched today in the U.S., gives developers and IT managers the ability to compare, purchase, use and manage public cloud services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Joyent via a single, unified console on dell.com. As part of Dell’s long history of providing customers with choice and flexibility, Dell Cloud Marketplace is a vendor-agnostic, self-service portal providing developers the agility and functionality they expect from the cloud, while allowing IT managers comprehensive security, visibility and control of the cloud services consumed by the IT organization.
For customers not sure which cloud services are best for their needs, Dell Cloud Marketplace gives users the tools necessary to select the best cloud services and solutions to meet their unique requirements. With management, governance and security built in, Dell Cloud Marketplace streamlines the consumption and deployment of cloud services, allowing customers to deploy and provision single, multiple and hybrid cloud environments across several users and various accounts. Additionally, Dell Cloud Marketplace makes it easy for businesses to:
- Reduce complexity via one-stop shopping and single billing for all the cloud services consumed through the Dell Cloud Marketplace.
- Migrate and deploy cloud services confidently with trusted support and service delivered by Dell.
Dell Breaks Down Barriers to Cloud with Industry Alliances
Dell recognizes that, while overall cloud adoption rates are high, there are still many hurdles to leveraging multiple cloud services effectively. When building, testing and running applications, developers often struggle to use resources from multiple clouds, since data, distributed application deployments and networks do not easily integrate across different cloud platforms and providers. Today, Dell unveiled alliances with Delphix, Docker and Pertino that will enable developers to realize the full potential of the public cloud ecosystem. Dell plans to offer Delphix, Docker and Pertino solutions via the Dell Cloud Marketplace next year, allowing users to subscribe to these solutions along with the public cloud infrastructure resources of their choice. As with any offering in the Dell Cloud Marketplace, customers will have clear visibility into and holistic management of their cloud services and infrastructure resources, making it a convenient and powerful one-stop solution for customers’ cloud needs.
- Together with Delphix, Dell will simplify data migration, deployment and recovery, enabling seamless data management across both public and hybrid cloud environments. Delphix delivers the necessary and critical operational features to development and test teams, providing self-service data refresh, recovery and integration, while minimizing duplicated data and deployment times. Using Delphix with the Dell Cloud Marketplace, IT and development teams will be able to more efficiently manage disaster recovery, staging and development environments across multiple public and hybrid cloud infrastructures, while increasing performance and reducing data management complexity.
- The Dell-Docker alliance will accelerate distributed application development and deployments by helping developers spend more time creating applications and waste less time creating and maintaining infrastructure. Docker containers abstract “Dockerized” applications from infrastructure dependencies allowing developers and IT administrators to build, ship, run and orchestrate complex distributed applications. This results in consistent deployments and configurations across multiple server and cloud instances. Through the integration of the Docker open platform for distributed applications – which includes Docker Hub and Docker Engine – in the Dell Cloud Marketplace, developers and system administrators will have instant access to dozens of Dell-curated, one-click application installs, along with more than 45,000 Docker container-based applications currently available in Docker Hub.
- By teaming with Pertino, Dell will eliminate the complexity of securely connecting multiple and hybrid clouds, enabling dynamic, secure, private networks across any cloud, anytime, anywhere. Using Pertino Cloud Network Engine in the Dell Cloud Marketplace, customers will be able to instantly create Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks that securely connect multiple cloud resources and end-users automatically and on-demand, ensuring network integrity, security and consistency in rapidly changing cloud environments. With Pertino, no networking or security expertise is required, allowing customers to add and move instances and containers across cloud resources immediately, without creating and troubleshooting complex VPN configurations.