Your multi-cloud deployments continue to gain interest from vendors, especially your containerized workloads.
Case in point: Dell and Red Hat recently launched a set of containerized solutions that would simplify the management and deployment of multi-cloud environments on-prem.
We know one of the main draws for containerization in the cloud is allowing software to be moved across operating systems and hardware infrastructure by packaging software codes within isolated environments or ‘containers.’ This is why Arun Chandrasekaran, VP and analyst at Gartner, predicts that by 2026, 90% of global organizations will use containers — up from the 40% in 2022.
However, with its increasing adoption comes several challenges, and that’s where Dell and Red Hat’s latest solutions come in.
Scaling Data Center Management
The collaboration between Dell and Red Hat is what Jeff Boudreau, President, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies describes as “key to efforts to build a multi-cloud ecosystem that offers customers greater flexibility and choice as they develop new applications and modernize existing ones in multi-cloud environments.”
This partnership provides three new offerings designed to simplify the deployment and management of on-premises, containerized infrastructure in multi-cloud environments and across data centers.
Dell APEX Containers for Red Hat OpenShift
The first is an on-premises Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution for Dell infrastructure. Called the Dell APEX Containers for Red Hat OpenShift, this subscription-based service removes the need for customers to build and manage their own physical infrastructure, thereby allowing developers to innovate quicker. This solution would be partially available in the United States in early 2023, with fuller availability to follow as announced.
Intel-powered Dell Validated Platform for Red Hat OpenShift
The second offering is an Intel-powered Dell Validated Platform for Red Hat OpenShift. Users can leverage the fully documented deployment and configuration guidance in this solution to get their on-premises infrastructure operative faster.
For DevOps teams, this solution provides quicker and seamless resource provisioning in the data center through software code, as well as a fuller automation of DevOps processes. According to Jeremy Rader, general manager, Intel Enterprise Strategy and Solutions, this integration will ensure that the latest Intel technologies remain “performant, secure and energy efficient." This offering will be available globally beginning September 30.
Hybrid Cloud Management Solution
Dell and Red Hat’s co-engineered hybrid cloud management solution is the third offering. With this solution, the deployment and management of cloud environments will be consistent regardless of location or configuration.
Given that AIOps solutions have become increasingly critical to enterprise success, Dinesh Nirmal, general manager, IBM Data, AI and Automation announced that “IBM is working with its ecosystem partners to provide clients with intelligent automation capabilities like IBM Instana Observability designed to help deliver actionable insights and optimize the performance of applications running in hybrid, multi cloud environments.” The firms plan availability for this solution in 2023.
In the words of Ashesh Badani, Senior Vice President, Head of Products, Red Hat, this collaboration with Dell will “help simplify how organizations address the changing dynamics of enterprise IT, enabling IT teams to build applications once for on-premises deployment but retain the agility to also run them wherever needed across the breadth of the open hybrid cloud.”