What business doesn’t want to remove complexity and expand choice? These were the key themes touched on by tech leaders at the start of the Dell Technologies World 2019 conference in Las Vegas as the company announced tools to broaden its portfolio with simpler, more integrated solutions.
Speaking April 29 at the conference, Dell CEO Michael Dell, Dell Vice Chairman of Products and Operations Jeff Clarke, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and others pointed to the growing role of IT in business as Dell announced products and partnerships that support digital transformation initiatives.
“Technology is the enabler of progress at every level of the organization, and in this way, its impact is far beyond what it used to be in an organization. I believe this will only increase,” said Dell during the keynote address. “Every business, every organization, every government, every healthcare organization needs to reimagine itself in this new digital age.”
In line with this thinking, the offerings the company announced during the first day of the show are designed to support businesses as they embark on the journey to digital transformation.
Dell Aims to Simplify the Expanding Cloud Landscape
There is no doubt that data is growing at exponential rates and being put to use by organizations in more ways than ever. As technologies that generate massive amounts of data grow, there will be a greater need than ever to organize and process that information at the edge.
“Turning that data into action and progress and outcomes and success is the heart of the digital transformation,” said Dell.
The cloud will no doubt be a key driver of this. To help companies keep up, Dell has announced its Dell Technologies Cloud, a “new set of cloud infrastructure solutions to make hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage,” according to a company press release. The tool combines VMware and Dell EMC infrastructures in order to reduce “cloud complexity by offering consistent infrastructure and operations for IT resources, across public and private clouds and the edge, regardless of location.”
But the hybrid cloud landscape is just one of many that companies take advantage of, with IDC reporting that 70 percent of companies are using a multicloud infrastructure model. In order to reduce complexity for those tapping multiple cloud infrastructures, Dell announced that it would be expanding its partnership with Microsoft and VMware to offer an integrated cloud experience to customers.
“Together with Dell Technologies and VMware, we are providing our mutual customers with an integrated cloud experience and digital workplace solutions to open up new opportunities and meet their evolving needs,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Dell Technologies Unified Workspace Caters to the Future of Work
The cloud announcements weren’t the only moves to simplify IT infrastructure for Dell customers. As the future of work becomes the present and employees everywhere begin to work from anywhere, companies must keep up with demand for increased flexibility.
In order to help IT teams better manage these increasingly disparate workplaces, Dell has launched its Dell Technologies Unified Workspace solution, designed to “give workers a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience, while enabling IT with automated, open and intelligent solutions for unified management,” according to a press release. It will do this by unifying hardware, software and managed service offerings, which can help to simplify the management and security of devices throughout their lifecycles.
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