Imagine a data center where pooled servers, networking, and storage can be rapidly redeployed to meet changing needs; where business application developers can self-provision their workload deployments; and where optimized storage and intelligent infrastructure are the norm. Dell is moving well beyond industry expectations to unlock data center efficiency and help organizations work toward the goal of returning as much as 50 percent of their IT budgets.
Dell Technologies made good on a platform it announced last fall to integrate APEX Data center utility as-a-service and cloud offerings, which includes hybrid cloud and private cloud options and integrated compute storage and networking resources with support for both traditional desktop-oriented and cloud-native applications. Dell would offer faster hybrid cloud deployment than if customers went the do-it-yourself route, and in convenient subscription plans.
To focus on running your business, rather than managing your infrastructure, Dell’s APEX delivers cloud and infrastructure services for a range of data and workload requirements, enabling you to accelerate innovation, adapt to evolving requirements, and stay in control of IT operations. APEX is based on innovative Dell Technologies infrastructure built with Intel flexibility and performance.
The Data Center Utility is a highly customizable, pay-per-use method, allowing for maximum scaling flexibility. Both options offer the most secure, complete, and customized option within the APEX offerings. Customers can pick from all types of Dell EMC “Power” products from storage to servers to hyperconverged and deploy in the environment. They also provide centralized management through the APEX console.
Apex Custom Solutions feature infrastructure-as-a-service, with an Apex Flex on Demand offering that provides Dell Technologies servers, storage, data protection, hyperconverged IaaS in a usage-based consumption model that customers can scale as they desire. “This is elastic capacity, and it can be paired with managed services to enable a managed utility service at enterprise scale.”
- APEX Data Storage Services provides storage when and where organizations need it with as-a-Service with performance with transparent pricing and no overage fees with performance unmatched in the public cloud.
- APEX Cloud Services offers the industry’s fastest hybrid cloud deployments and is up to 86% faster than do-it-yourself hybrid cloud. With APEX Hybrid Cloud and APEX Private Cloud, Dell Technologies offers integrated compute, storage, networking, and virtualization resources for traditional and cloud-native applications.
- APEX Custom Solutions offers flexible consumption options for the industry’s broadest technology portfolio. APEX Flex on Demand allows organizations to apply a pay-per-use experience, metered in a variety of ways, across all infrastructure. APEX Data Center Utility adds an additional level of flexibility through custom metering and managed services applied across their data center.
- The APEX Console is a web-based portal where customers have full access to Dell Technologies’ catalog of offerings and can configure, subscribe, manage, and adjust their Dell Technologies APEX services. It simplifies technology spending with easy-to-understand billing that shows the amount of IT used each month.
Benefits of Data Center Utility
Provides customized reporting and billing, delivered on a regular cadence. Streamlined and automated procurement cycles remove the burden of IT management.
Achieve ultimate flexibility to scale up or down as needed to match your organization’s demand, while freeing up capital for other important initiatives.
Customize to meet your specific business requirements across your entire IT ecosystem. A dedicated delivery manager is assigned to ensure your success.