Dell has launched a beta in the US of its Dell Cloud Marketplace a new initiative to help give developers the tools they need to build hybrid cloud solutions while satisfying the security and control the IT management teams require. Additionally the business has made strategic alliances with Docker, Delphix and Pertino and delivers a new application performance monitoring as software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in Foglight.
A recent survey from Dell Global Technology Adoption Index found that 97% of respondents are currently using or plan to use cloud computing. However, what developers want from their cloud experience varies from what IT managers want. Developers require instant access to cloud services and self-service capabilities, while IT managers want greater governance, visibility and integration from the data centre to the cloud (private, public and hybrid).
Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta program, launched in the US, gives developers and IT managers the ability to compare, purchase, use and manage public cloud services from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Joyent via a single, unified console on dell.com.
Additionally the Dell Cloud Marketplace includes all of the security IT managers need by guaranteeing that management, governance and security are built in to the solutions, and provides single billing for all the cloud services consumed through the Dell Cloud Marketplace.
Dell has also announced initiatives with Delphix, Docker and Pertino that will see the solutions available via the Dell Cloud Marketplace next year. With Delphix and Dell, IT and development teams will get the ability to more efficiently manage disaster recovery, staging and development environments across multiple public and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
The Dell-Docker alliance will help developers spend more time creating applications and waste less time creating and maintaining infrastructure. The integration of the Docker open platform for distributed applications – which includes Docker Hub and Docker Engine – in the Dell Cloud Marketplace, will allow developers and system administrators to have access to dozens of Dell-curated, one-click application installs, along with more than 45,000 Docker container-based applications currently available in Docker Hub.
While the alliance with Pertino, brings the Pertino Cloud Network Engine to the Dell Cloud Marketplace. With Pertino developers will be able to create a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) without the need for networking or security expertise, and without creating and troubleshooting complex VPN configurations.
Lastly Dell also announced the general availability of Foglight APM SaaS Edition, a real-time monitoring solution for applications in the cloud or other dynamic environments. The cloud-based tools captures details about dozens of performance factors of every transaction to make it easy to identify the real root cause of slow performance – eg a specific browser, web page, network provider or request type.
The Dell Cloud Marketplace public beta is now open in the US businesses interested in participating can enroll at www.dell.com/cloudmarketplace. Beta participants can currently take advantage of AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Joyent public cloud infrastructure services. Offerings from Delphix, Docker and Pertino will be available in the Dell Cloud Marketplace next year. Dell Foglight APM SaaS Edition is currently available globally in English language only. Dell is also offering the product and its full feature set for free for a limited time through the end of December 2014.