Dell Evolves Multicloud Strategy to Simplify Complexity and Leverage Full Data Mobility
Even in increasingly cloud-dominated industries, many companies are struggling to fully adapt the cloud and integrate cloud vendor solutions. Instead, they choose to rely on hybrid cloud models, which gives them cloud privileges with the benefits of on-premises infrastructure.
However, with multicloud solutions, companies can reap the benefits of multiple cloud providers instead of focusing on a single provider, according to Caitlin Gordon (pictured), vice president of product management for infrastructure solutions at Dell Technologies Inc., which helps businesses adopt flexible solutions.
“We’re building a portfolio of software and services, and it’s aimed at that cohesive experience,” Gordon said. “You can have your data and workloads in the right place, but you can have a consistent experience with what you already have on-premises.”
Gordon spoke with industry analysts David Vellante and David Nicholson at the Dell Technologies World event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s live streaming studio. They discussed multicloud solutions, Dell’s partnership with Snowflake Computing, maintaining operational consistency, and more. (*Disclosure below.)
Accessible data is essential
Operational consistency is extremely important to Dell customers, a common issue with hybrid cloud solutions, as on-premises and cloud operations can vary wildly. Data mobility is one of the most crucial aspects of a consistent operational experience, Gordon emphasized.
“Being able to not only have your software in the cloud, but also to process it through a public cloud marketplace, and in one case will actually be delivered as a cloud-native service, is critical,” Gordon said. . “So any pre-committed expenses you have with one of these hyperscalers, you can use that credit to buy those software and services, which is just as important for technology value.”
Dell also recognizes how important it is for business owners to be able to access their data. Through its partnership with Snowflake, Dell enables users to access non-native Snowflake data in the Snowflake Data Cloud.
“Data has a ton of gravity, and between data privacy and governance regulations, there are a lot of reasons why data isn’t going to budge,” Gordon explained. “What that means from a modern cloud-based analytics perspective like Snowflake is that they need to be able to support the data no matter where it resides. That means being able to access that data, so a more distributed data architecture, while also being able to use those cloud-based tools. … There are a ton more opportunities in this space.
Here’s the full video interview, which is part of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s coverage of the Dell Technologies World event:
(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for Dell Technologies World. Neither Dell Technologies Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content from theCUBE or SiliconANGLE. .)