Modern Applications Support with Containers and DevOps

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At Dell, we’re committed to driving breakthrough innovation through modern application software approaches. There are three main areas where we are investing today to help our customers maximize the benefit of modern applications trends: Add Container Support, accelerate your DevOps Practice and Create Multicloud Consistency.

Add Container Support

Microservices are the new way of architecting applications. Containers are how microservices are deployed. Containers need an orchestration platform and Kubernetes is the de facto standard Dell is committed to driving a strong ecosystem of partnerships with the major providers of Kubernetes, and we have solutions today for: Amazon EKS Anywhere, Google Anthos, Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service, Red Hat OpenShift, Suse Rancher and VMware Tanzu. These solutions include options for both bare-metal and virtualized deployments. We have created a level playing field so you can choose your preferred stack.

When it comes to establishing your on-premises environment for hosting those apps every organization may need a different approach. Some will want complete control of the underlying components which is where our PowerEdge server line, our purpose-built storage like PowerStore, PowerMax, PowerScale or ObjectScale,  and our container storage modules come into play. Some want a more turnkey pre-integrated environment with the benefits of automated full-stack lifecycle management and will use our HCI solutions like PowerFlex and VxRail. Some will want an as-a-Service approach so they can avoid the business of configuring infrastructure altogether and may even want a fully managed solution and so will choose from our APEX portfolio of solutions.

Many organizations want to get away from forecasting three to five years out and making a large up-front capital outlay for IT resources – especially for new applications. Dell has many flexible financial options that help align payment with consumption. Usage-based pricing provides relief from paying for over-provisioned resources. On-demand scalability ensures that you have extra capacity available at a moment’s notice. Subscription terms allow you to pay-as-you-go for IT resources. These all add up to tremendous CapEx vs OpEx flexibility.

The bottom line is that Dell is your partner when it comes to adding container support to your operation today.

Accelerate Your DevOps Practice

New software architectures must be supported by new operational processes. Dell Technologies and our partners have proven expertise with specific services around Containers and Infrastructure-as-Code to help you establish a DevOps practice. Automation is a key tenet of DevOps. At Dell, we’ve created a standardized set of RESTful APIs that enable software control of our products. On top of those we have written specific integrations with common tooling frameworks such as Ansible, Terraform, ServiceNow and others. We post this software in online repositories like Github

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