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Dell, Microsoft team up on hybrid cloud system initiative


October 21, 2015  


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Dell today announced the expansion of its cloud portfolio with a new hybrid cloud offering that contains technology jointly developed with Microsoft, which it said designed to break down the barriers customers experience on their path to cloud.

The recently unveiled Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI 2015) revealed that 55% of organizations globally indicated use of more than one type of cloud. The GTAI 2015 also cites cost and security as the biggest barriers to adopting and implementing cloud, and complexity is the barrier most often associated with hybrid cloud.

“The challenges most customers face on their cloud journey are clear,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager of engineered solutions and cloud at Dell. “They tell us it’s too complex, the cost-risk is too high, and control isn’t transparent.”

Dell announced the availability of the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft, which is built around the new Microsoft Cloud Platform System standard, today in a Dell World keynote discussion between Michael Dell and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The two companies say the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft provides organizations 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 ability to build and provision workload templates and flexibly deploy business services and governance models of multiple cloud environments from one management construct, via out-of-the-box integration with Dell Cloud Manager (DCM).

* Unified private-with-public cloud management and consumption control across Windows Azure Pack (WAP), Azure and other cloud services.

Further coverage from Dell World 2015 will appear soon.


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