Dell dissects cloud computing movements and incoming trends set to take hold

In today’s business landscape, the cloud has shifted from being just another business process to one of the critical operations maintained by organizations.

IT departments are creating increasingly intricate environments where edge, on-premises and cloud workloads are seamlessly interwoven into each other. Thus, organizations must cope with the delicate balance of maintaining multiple public cloud setups and keeping them all secure, efficient and agile.

“What we’re seeing in our research is 95% of organizations are using public cloud and 78% of respondents are doing it in a multicloud fashion, ” said Colm Keegan (pictured), senior consultant, product marketing at Dell Technologies Inc. “So it’s not just a single public cloud. It’s multiple public clouds. “

Keegan spoke with Dave Vellante, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, for a digital CUBE Conversation. They discussed how Dell is helping the enterprise take advantage of the benefits of multicloud without suffering performance or security issues. (* Disclosure below.)

Dell steadily reinvents itself

Long perceived by some industry analysts as lacking the innovation required to compete in the cloud computing space, Dell took it upon itself – about two and a half years ago – to correct that erroneous outlook with the launch of its PowerProtect Data Manager solution. As of today, Dell is protecting around 10 exabytes of customer data in the public cloud, according to Keegan. To create some context, the aforementioned number represents about a 134% increase year-over-year.

“One of the things that we’re trying to emphasize with our customers is that there are ways that we can help them get those efficiencies and maintain that agility, but importantly ensure that the critical data and workloads are protected and secure wherever they reside, Keegan said.

Dell is also working hard to accommodate software developers into its plans and product offerings.

“Ohnot of the things we want to do is give DevOps teams the tools [such as] APIs, scripts, Ansible libraries, and things like that, allowing them to plug these things into their environment sor they don’t have to do all that work, ”Keegan added.

Complementing Dell’s solutions offerings is its APEX portfolio, which offers compute and storage resources that enable a consistent cloud infrastructure and operations across public and private clouds.

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and the CUBE’s CUBE Conversations. (* Disclosure: This segment was sponsored by Dell Technologies Inc. Neither Dell nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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