Offers a multi-tenant environment for running virtual systems
Dell and VMware have jointly released the Dell Cloud based on VMware vCloud Datacenter Services to provide customers with a complete multi-layer enterprise cloud platform.
Dell said the new offering will run in its datacenters and offer a multi-tenant environment for running virtual systems.
Dell is one of the first providers authorised to provide VMware vCloud Datacenter Services for enterprise-class, secure, public, private and hybrid clouds. Dell claimed that the latest release is the first public and hybrid cloud offering by the company.
Dell will also offer consulting, application and infrastructure services to help companies transform their IT environment and integrate cloud services in their business.
With the cloud offering, Dell aims to address one of the greatest concerns customers have with cloud implementations, the company said.
Dell and VMware will also provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) choice for customer organisations, hosting and outsourcing firms, system integrators and service providers.
This provides automation, multi-level security and availability in order to manage on-demand capacity, workload scalability, or as a platform to respond to changing business needs more rapidly, the firms announced.
Through the acquisition of SecureWorks and partnerships with VMware and Trend Micro, Dell aims to secure critical IT assets for the customer through the multi-layer provisioning of services.
Dell protects the datacentre's infrastructure through the management and monitoring of network firewalls, web application firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and vulnerability scanning.
Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services includes offers a public option for customers, as an enterprise-class, secure offer of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IAAS) hosted in a secure Dell datacentre.
Dell will build private clouds at either our customer's datacentre or Dell datacentres leveraging VMware offerings including VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director as well as Dell's vStart offering.
Utilising VMware vCloud Connector, the hybrid cloud offering provides management of on- or off-premise private cloud and Dell's Public cloud offering.
Dell is currently offering the Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service with beta customers, and the offering will be available in the US in the fourth quarter of this year with rollout planned for EMEA and APJ in 2012.