Tech Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) – VMware, Inc. has announced the availability of the second generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, a cloud service that combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of enterprise-grade on-premises infrastructure.

Jointly developed with Dell Technologies, this VMware service delivers simple, more secure and scalable infrastructure as-a-service to customers’ on-premises data center and edge locations.

“Today’s IT teams are under constant pressure to deliver the advantages of a cloud operating model – namely, speed and agility – while still accounting for key security and compliance assurances,” said Fidelma Russo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. “VMware Cloud on Dell EMC further enables IT teams to transform the operation, management and protection of their on-premises infrastructure to a cloud model. Organizations can migrate existing VMware-based workloads immediately to this cloud service, eliminating any re-development, re-factoring, or architectural rework and related costs. Additionally, it maximizes the value from existing IT investments – eliminating the potential need for point IT tools and related processes.”

Supports hybrid cloud model

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC features high-performance compute, storage and networking capabilities powered by VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN and VMware NSX running on Dell EMC VxRail. The service is designed to help IT organizations reduce operational complexity and accelerate innovation. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC supports a hybrid cloud model for IT enabling them to deliver infrastructure as-a-service to data center and edge locations with consistent infrastructure and operations. This cloud service provides administrators with management of and visibility into all on-premises systems and is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation .

New key capabilities

The second generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC introduces several new key capabilities:

Business Continuity Support via VDI: In today’s environment, virtual desktops are a critical capability for enabling business continuity as more people work from home. VMware Horizon enables enterprises to offer their remote workforces more secure access to their desktops and applications – especially valuable in highly regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is now fully certified for VMware Horizon to deliver virtual desktops at the edge or in the data center.

Enterprise-Grade Deployment Options: With a brand new, full enterprise-grade rack type for data center and colocation deployment, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC has doubled capabilities for compute, storage and networking in support of traditional and modern applications. This new, powerful 42RU R2 rack is now available in addition to the previously available R1 rack. Additionally, the cloud service now features automatic capacity expansion to ease scalability through the addition of new nodes over time.

Data Protection and Operational Transparency: VMware Cloud on Dell EMC now offers support for backup and recovery with certification of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager to protect customers’ workloads. Additionally, the service supports other leading backup and recovery solutions. To enable greater operational transparency, insights and compliance, the service also introduced complete support for VMware vRealize Log Insight including integration with existing log solutions.

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