June 13, 2012
- Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services now available in Canada, launching in Europe on Aug. 31, 2012
- Introductory trial offer now available in the U.S. and Canada includes security services from SecureWorks and data encryption from Trend Micro
- Up to 45 percent of initial vCloud customers are small and medium businesses, up to 29 percent are large enterprises and Fortune 500, and up to 26 percent are in the public sector
- Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services is one part of Dell's Secure Enterprise-Class Cloud Portfolio
- Dell and VMware hosting The Future of Cloud Computing Think Tank on June 27, 2012
PLANO, Texas, June 12 — To make it easy for customers to test and adopt secure, enterprise-class hybrid cloud solutions, Dell is expanding availability of its Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services into Canada and Europe, and offering an introductory trial offer. The offer, which is currently available in the U.S. and Canada for $999, provides organizations of all sizes and industries an easy way to experience Dell's hybrid and public cloud offerings, including full security, support and deployment from Dell Services.
While public clouds can offer on-demand computing capacity, more agility and lower entry-level costs than private clouds, some organizations may be hesitant to move to a public cloud due to concerns about security. A recent study by Dell, Intel and TechTarget found that adoption of hybrid and private clouds is outpacing public cloud adoption. Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services addresses security concerns by offering some of the industry's most robust security services, including active monitoring from SecureWorks, data encryption services from Trend Micro, and multiple layers of virtual and physical security in Dell data centers. All of these are now included in the current trial offer.
Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service is enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosted in a secure Dell data center. It can provide the software, hardware and services to become an extension of a company's data center environment, allowing VMware customers to transition existing VMware virtualized workloads to the cloud and manage them using their existing VMware cloud infrastructure. In addition, it is built using a common management platform based on open, industry cloud standards. The use of the same VMware cloud infrastructure for connectivity across private and public cloud creates a compatible "virtual datacenter," enabling application portability across clouds.
"I don't want to be in the data center business. I want to leverage a service provider like Dell to help me easily scale my business. The Dell Cloud enables us to offer our customers top-notch services, and if issues should arise, Dell will handle them quickly knowing that we cannot afford downtime," Oz Yosef, CEO, Gratifon S.A., a telecommunications company in Panama. "It was easy to set up my applications in the Dell Cloud, I was up and running in less than a day. If any questions came up, the Dell Services people just walked me through them. It was very easy and user friendly. I didn't feel like I was taking this on by myself."
Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service is backed by Dell ProSupport,* which provides 24x7x365 expert phone support to help customers minimize downtime or interruption.
With the Dell Cloud, pooling of servers, networks and storage can increase agility, thus helping to reduce the time and budget needed to stand up and maintain traditional physical environments. On-demand capacity allows customers to quickly respond to new business opportunities, seasonal or cyclical trends, and other fluctuations that affect the need for capacity.
"Our goal is to help make the journey to the cloud easy, secure and accessible for customers of all sizes," said Ricky Santos, vice president, cloud solutions for Dell. "The Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud(R) Datacenter Service gives customers control and flexibility to manage and extend IT resources for private, public or hybrid cloud without having to retrain IT staff. Our Dell Services experts can help guide them as they experiment and implement a solution that fits within their IT environments."
Dell believes that cloud isn't a technology, it's a corporate strategy -- and that true business agility comes from an integrated, hybrid approach that links applications, data and infrastructure seamlessly wherever they are. Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services is one part of Dell's secure enterprise-class cloud portfolio focused on delivering real business value. Dell's pragmatic approach helps customers leverage their current IT investments to build and operate an on-premise private cloud infrastructure, and access secure multi-tenant or community clouds.
The introductory offer is available in U.S. and Canada through July 31, 2012 for only $999. When the trial is over, customers can continue to use VMware vCloud offerings that provide single or multi-tenant environments and either compute-by-the-hour or compute-by-the-month rates of consumption.
* Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit www.dell.com/servicedescriptions."
The Future of Cloud Computing Think Tank
On June 27, Dell and VMware are hosting a Think Tank event -- a day of listening, collaboration and discussion with cloud experts, bloggers, analysts, educators and technologists. You can participate in the #FutureCloud discussion via LiveStream at justin.tv/dell as panelists discuss key industry issues such as IT transformations around cloud, future of cloud computing, security, regulations and mobility. For more information, visit justin.tv/dell.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Services provides people, processes and technology to help create, improve or support an efficient IT organization. Its 44,000 global team members provide consulting, infrastructure, support, applications and business processes to help organizations operate their IT more efficiently, proactively and securely. Learn more at www.dell.com.
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Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
Cloud computing has become mainstream in today’s HPC world. In order to enable the HPC researchers who currently work with large distributed computing systems, to bring their expertise to cloud computing, it is essential to provide them with easier means of applying their knowledge.
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With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
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Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.
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04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.