Dell Technologies introduces multicloud capabilities across Apex storage and data protection.

Christine Horton, Contributing Editor

January 19, 2022

3 Min Read

Dell Technologies has unveiled several new solutions for the multicloud era based on its as-a-service offering, Apex.

The offerings aim to reduce complexity and provide customers with agility and control of their data, wherever it resides.

Apex Multi-Cloud Data Services is a managed solution that makes data accessible to public cloud compute and analytics services. This, says Dell technologies, helps organizations avoid public cloud vendor lock-in, excessive egress fees and migration risk. The solution is planned for deployment in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Australia later this quarter.

Apex Backup Services provide “simple and secure protection” of data in SaaS applications, endpoints and hybrid workloads in the public cloud. This is designed to reduce bandwidth and storage costs. These are now globally available.

Meanwhile, Project Alpine expands Dell Technology’s block and file storage software to public clouds. This helps to deliver operational consistency in managing data between on-premises environments and public clouds.

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The vendor has also announced DevOps-ready platforms and a developer portal designed with increased support for Kubernetes. This, it says, can accelerate modern application initiatives and offer support for developer communities. The new resources will “empower developers to build on public clouds with Dell’s global support and predictable costs.”

Complexity of Multicloud Environment

Jeff Boudreau, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies, highlighted the complexity of the multicloud environment.


Dell’s Jeff Boudreau

“Today’s multicloud reality is complex as data becomes more distributed across on-premises and colocation data centers, multiple public clouds and edge environments,” he said. “We have the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, consistent tools, experience building open ecosystems and leading data storage capabilities, services and supply chain. All this uniquely positions Dell to help customers take control of their multicloud strategy,” he said.

A new Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Dell Technologies reveals that 83% of organizations have adopted a multicloud approach or plan to within the next 12 months.

Dell Expands Availability of Storage, Cloud Services

Dell Technologies has also announced the availability of previously announced Apex services.

Unveiled at Dell Technologies World 2021, Apex Data Storage Services is expanding to 13 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific. This will enable more organizations to deploy Dell-managed enterprise storage as a service. It is also now available with colocation services via Equinix International Business Exchange datacenters in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Australia. This will eliminate data center management, delivering cloud connectivity and providing simplified, consolidated billing from Dell.

Also, introduced at VMworld, Apex Cloud Services with VMware Cloud is also now available in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. The offering provides a Dell-managed platform to move workloads across multiple cloud and edge environments.

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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