Dell Inc. : Dell Drives Collaborative Innovation with Emerging Solutions Ecosystem
04/16/2012| 10:05am US/Eastern
Customers are enabled through Dell's new emerging solution partner
ecosystem to accelerate cloud computing deployments
New program provides single point of contact and best-of-breed cloud
Dell launches program with initial partners Canonical, enStratus and
Dell today announced its Emerging Solutions Ecosystem, a partnership
program designed to deliver complementary and interoperable
best-of-breed hardware, software and services components as part of its
emerging technology solutions such as the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution
and the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution.
The program specifically focuses on emerging technologies, with two key
areas of big data and cloud enablement. Dell has delivered specific
solutions to market on the Hadoop big data framework and the OpenStack
open source cloud platform. The Emerging Solutions Ecosystem will enable
expansion of the scope of those solutions and to continue to meet
customer needs. As a result, customers can benefit even more from
deploying these enhanced and validated solutions, which are optimized
for maximum performance and scalability, and provide a single point of
contact with whom to interact.
New Strategic Partners
Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem enables Dell's market solutions in
OpenStack and Hadoop with complementary software modules or components.
Program partners are carefully selected based on their ability to
support unique customer needs in cloud and cluster computing, and are
categorized as Affiliate, Strategic, or Integrated partners.
Today, at the OpenStack
Design Summit & Conference in San Francisco, Dell, a premium
level sponsor at the event, announced three new Strategic Partners
delivering software, services and quality assurance to customers in the
OpenStack cloud solution space.
New Strategic Partners include:
Canonical, a provider of
engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu and OpenStack
partners and customers worldwide.
enStratus, a cloud
infrastructure management solution for deploying and managing
enterprise-class applications in public, private and hybrid clouds.
Mirantis, an engineering
services company focused on OpenStack, open source infrastructure and
Dell Support for OpenStack
As an alternative to proprietary, licensed software models, Dell
continues to see heavy customer interest in the OpenStack-Powered
Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating
system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed
Crowbar software framework, and services from Dell. The Dell
OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture
designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT
resources in an OpenStack environment. Users can complete bare metal
deployment of multi-node OpenStack clouds in a matter of hours as
opposed to days, with Dell's Crowbar software framework managing the
OpenStack deployment from the initial server boot to the configuration
of the primary OpenStack components.
"We are working with Dell Emerging Solutions Ecosystem to help deliver
enhanced engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu
partners and customers worldwide," said Martin Stadtler, Director of
Global Support & Services at Canonical. "We continue expanding our
relationship with Dell in our mission to help individuals and businesses
worldwide reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with
"Through Dell's partner program, we can deliver to customers the
combination of Dell technology, services and support and our cloud
infrastructure management solution for architecting enterprise-class
applications in public, private and hybrid clouds," said George
Hadjiyanis, vice president of Sales and Marketing for enStratus. "Now we
have an expanded ability for customers deploying OpenStack and other
clouds with the governance, automation and cloud independence they
"With the deepest pool of OpenStack expertise on the market, Mirantis
helps service providers, SaaS vendors and enterprises build and run
robust OpenStack cloud infrastructures," said Adrian Ionel, CEO,
Mirantis. "We are excited to be able to offer customers the best of
Dell's solutions integrated with our offerings powered by the full force
of open source innovation."
"Since the days we helped found OpenStack, we have consistently
introduced innovative solutions and partnerships that support our
customers' cloud computing objectives," said John Igoe, executive
director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell. "We have leveraged our
long history of effective partner programs to forge deep partnerships
with leaders in the open source ecosystem to help customers simplify and
accelerate cloud adoption."
OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution
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