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VMware launches 2nd gen VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

VMware has announced the availability of the second generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, featuring support for both remote connectivity and increasingly demanding, business-critical applications.

The cloud service, jointly developed with Dell, combines the benefits of the public cloud with the control that comes with on-premises infrastructure, which is delivered as-a-service to customers’ data centre and edge location, says VMware.

“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,” says VMware Cloud on Dell EMC senior vice president and general manager Fidelma Russo.

“Organisations 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 maximises the value from existing IT investments—eliminating the potential need for point IT tools and related processes.” 
 

The new features of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

Business continuity support via VDI

VMware Horizon allows for more secure remote access to desktops and applications. 

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is now fully certified for VMware Horizon to deliver virtual desktops at the edge or in the data centre.
 

Enterprise-grade deployment options

The new 42RU R2 rack is now available in addition to the previously available R1 rack.

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC doubles capabilities for compute, storage and networking with this new rack type for data centre and colocation deployment.

Automatic capacity expansion is also included to ease scalability through the addition of new nodes.
 

Data protection and operational transparency 

The new service now offers support for backup and recovery with certification of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager to protect customers’ workloads. 

It also allows for greater transparency and compliance with its support for VMware vRealize Log Insight, which integrates with existing log solutions.
 

“With the second generation of VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, we are extending cloud service capability to a broader set of enterprise use cases,” says Dell Technologies senior vice president and general manager of cloud platforms and solutions Deepak Patil.

“With the tight integration between Dell EMC VxRail and VMware, we are enabling our customers with even greater performance, delivered as a service, across edge locations, the data centre and public clouds.” 

IDC group vice president of worldwide research Richard Villars says the new and updated service comes at a time where the upheaval of the way we work demands new solutions.

“Where we work and where we live are changing more rapidly than ever before,” says Villars.

“The ability to deliver innovative new capabilities and enhance business level continuity in any location depends upon the use of Local Cloud as a Services and VDI solutions that transform infrastructure into easy to deploy and operate resources. 

“With its second-generation VMC on Dell EMC offering, VMware is providing the kind of  consistent, secure, and centrally managed platform that enterprises need to respond to rapidly evolving needs.”