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Realize Your Vision for Hybrid Cloud Success

John Barnhart

John Barnhart

Technical Marketing Engineer at Dell EMC
John Barnhart has over 25 years of enterprise technology sales and marketing experience, he currently serves as Technical Marketing Engineer for Microsoft Cloud Solutions supporting the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack. Prior to that he provided support for CPS-Premium and the Dell Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft [CPS-Standard] John's specific areas of expertise include but are not limited to the following; Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud Microsoft Azure/Azure Stack Go to Market Strategy Competitive Analysis Product Marketing Product Management Technical Enablement Sales Enablement Consulting Services Performance Management Workload Software Server and Storage Solutions Demand Generation John has held numerous sales and marketing positions since joining Dell in 2001 including but not limited to Technical Enablement Marketing Manager for Cloud Solutions, Senior Product Marketing Manager in Dell Software Group, Technical Marketing Manager for Dell Servers and as a Technical Solutions Sales Rep and Trainer. Prior to joining Dell John's primary focus was on the development of paperless data systems, real-time data shares and web based solutions for a wide variety of government and corporate customers.
John Barnhart
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Adopting a hybrid cloud strategy as a means to achieving digital transformation can be a very difficult endeavor, often IT and the organization they support have processes, procedures, personnel and tools that are not aligned for optimal cloud brokerage and consumption.

The most common hurdles to overcome are complexity of disaggregate apps and tools, legacy IT vs cloud competency, confidence that anytime, anywhere, always-on availability is achievable and that the cost of acquisition is affordable.

Enterprise IT organizations are expected to deliver a consistent end-user experience but most public and private cloud implementations are not reflective of one another making all phases of the life-cycle; acquisition, deployment, operation, maintenance more of a kludge, than a repeatable, predictable, positive experience.

Today we announced the new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a platform specifically intended to mitigate the risks associated with hybrid cloud adoption so customers can realize their vision for hybrid cloud success and digital transformation.

The platform is quite an achievement, as it takes what would normally be a very complicated planning, design, acquisition and deployment experience and makes it genuinely simple by providing a turn-key, IaaS ready platform the day of deployment with PaaS capabilities in its future as development continues.

The platform is built on a proven hyper-converged foundation using the Dell EMC PowerEdge R730XD and S-Series switches as a backbone but more importantly the platform has many years of customer inspired design, engineering, testing and update process rigor behind it. Our history of partnership with Microsoft when it comes to cloud and advanced virtualization solutions is extensive and unique. Dell EMC is the only Microsoft Azure Stack partner to collaboratively engineer cloud solutions:  CPS-Premium Private Cloud, Private Cloud for Microsoft Fast Track, Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft CPS-Standard, Ready-nodes and now Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack.

With Microsoft Azure Stack the APIs, tools, apps and services that are behind the firewall are consistent with, reflective of, and interact seamlessly with the customer’s Azure public cloud experience. This means that the customer cloud journey no longer needs to end in disappointment due to unforeseen deployment and life-cycle operation complexity, or project cost over-runs.  The Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers on the promise of a predictable, repeatable, Azure consistent experience whether accessing and writing to Azure public resources or those behind the datacenter firewall.

For Microsoft Azure customers who want to begin their hybrid cloud journey today using Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack the place to start is with the “single-node” PowerEdge R630 for development and testing. Dell EMC began making it available in March and will continue to support it over the life of the platform. Customers can use “single-node” to test and develop on generally available software, and gain insight into the administration and tenant experience.  They can also explore what DevOps and infrastructure-as-code may mean to them as they discover how Azure Resource Manager templates work. Developers can play with PowerShell and Visual studio on validated hardware without disrupting production environments, and at minimal acquisition cost. Customers can download the TP3 software from Microsoft from their website here and find instructions here.

With the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack there is no need to learn new tools to support new services implementations or to administrate, automate, and orchestrate lifecycle maintenance and operations tasks. Once a customer understands how to use the tools within Azure public cloud, they know how to use Azure Stack.  Dell EMC provides add-on services for application backup, recovery, archiving and security, and enterprise level single-contact support.

No more kludge, no more complexity.

Dell EMC Senior VP, Peter Cutts discusses the announcement and what it means for customers here.

For more information about the Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack contact your Dell EMC sales contact or simply inquire by emailing mscloud_sales@dell.com

The Gift Of Simplicity! IT Managers in the Digital Era

IT Managers in the Digital Era

Berna Devrim

Senior Director, Global Solutions Marketing at EMC at EMC
With more than 20 years of marketing, research and development, market entry, routes to market and technology experience, Berna Devrim currently leads EMC Global Solutions marketing.

 

 

How is being an IT manager like being the head of a household during the holiday season? First of all, there’s a lot to get done in a very short amount of time. If you can relate, these questions might sound familiar to you:

 

What’s on everyone’s wish list?

How can I get all these things checked off and stay within my budget?

How many places do I need to go to get everything I need?

Is everyone happy with what they got or do we need to make some exchanges after the fact?

 

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Prior to entering the digital era we’re living in today, these tasks were much harder to accomplish. People found themselves running from store to store with scattered lists of items to grab, waiting in long lines and losing track of how much money has been spent. Today, online shopping and price comparison web apps have brought simplicity to the holiday insanity we all love so much (thank goodness).

 

Nowadays, people are checking off wish lists with a few clicks of a button. Just log online, sort through some catalogs and toss desired items into a shopping cart with a full price breakdown. You can even use apps and barcode scanners to find out the cheapest place to buy an item. Goodbye mayhem! You just freed up hours of time to focus on the rest of your holiday planning.

 

Now, let’s take that same concept and apply it to the IT manager’s role. IT requests are coming in left and right from business units and departments. New apps and services need to be deployed to satisfy everyone but there is limited time and resources. To meet demanding deadlines the IT team needs to achieve new efficiencies when it comes to delivering applications and IT services. Business as usual just isn’t an option anymore.

 

If IT teams want to drive more business value and build enhanced customer experiences in today’s digital world, they need to redefine their business models. Organizations must adopt new processes for delivering IT services with greater speed and agility while simultaneously driving down costs. Traditional IT methods just won’t keep up, period. Organizations have struggled to bring together the security, compliance and reliability of private cloud with the simplicity, flexibility and easy access public clouds offer, while maintaining control and visibility. But once again, new technology saves the day- this time in the form of the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud.

The fully engineered solution provides IT admins, developers and business analysts alike access to a self-service catalog for automating enterprise applications and IT resource deployments on-demand. Add new applications and services in a few clicks with full transparency into the environment’s health as well as full cost breakdowns.

EMC’s Federation has brought together best-of-breed technology to simplify and drastically accelerate IT requests and tasks through automation and a self-service catalog. Processes that previously took weeks or months to complete are being deployed in a matter of minutes allowing IT staff to invest more time into innovation and driving the business forward.

 

Bottom line…

 

In today’s digital world, a unified, seamless approach to IT service delivery is a fundamental aspect of an organizations ongoing operational success. With new levels of automation, self-service and visibility into every aspect of the infrastructure, IT managers can proceed into the future with confidence. Now, if only EMC could provide the same gift of simplicity to the rest of the holiday planning this year!

 

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To see our solution in action, visit our demo site here. Or, learn more on our webpage and follow @emccloud on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

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