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10 Ways Dell’s Multi-Cloud Strategy Is Taking Shape: Jeff Clarke

O’Ryan Johnson

“We’re talking about… taking all of these individual clouds that we’ve mentioned several times, and combining them, building an orchestration layer that actually allows them to work as a distributed platform,” Dell’s co-Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman Jeff Clarke says. “That’s where we’re going.”

Jeff Clarke, Cailin Gordon Talk New Innovation At Dell Tech World

At Dell Technologies World this week, Dell rolled out a slew of major software enhancements, hardware features and cloud partnerships—all of which are geared to prepare channel partners for a multi-cloud future.

“If you think about what we described around multi-cloud, we can begin to take pools of our different storage assets and create one, common, single pool for storage for developers and whatever tools they want to use,” said Jeff Clarke, Dell’s co-chief operating officer and vice chairman. “Then we’re talking about moving from there, taking all of these individual clouds that we’ve mentioned several times, and combining them, building an orchestration layer that actually allows them to work as a distributed platform. That’s where we’re going.”

Clarke said Dell is building out this technology ecosystem while at the same time boosting its API-driven software development across its broad portfolio. Through Project Alpine, Dell is taking its data protection and enterprise data services and making those available in the public cloud. With its Snowflake partnership, Dell said it is bringing cloud-based analytics to on-prem architecture.

The stream of announcements each echo Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell’s keynote proclamation: “the future is multi-cloud.”

“Today’s announcements are really a trifecta of storage innovation across our industry leading storage portfolio. Delivering more than 500 new-value, high-value features for PowerMax, PowerStore, and PowerFlex that enable a continuously modern storage experience with highly adaptable software architectures, comprehensive cyber-resiliency and multi-cloud flexibility,” Clarke said. “Our storage portfolio offers the most comprehensive range of multi-cloud support for hyper scalers and DevOps Orchestration Platforms. The breadth of our portfolio is unmatched in the industry today.”

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Joining Clarke on stage to introduce new hardware features, and software enhancements, was Rahul Tikoo, senior vice president of Dell’s Client Product Group; Caitlin Gordon, vice president of product management; and Clarke Patterson, head of product marketing at Snowflake.

At Dell Technologies World 2022, these top executives broke down the most important aspects of the new innovations launched this week including PowerMax, PowerStore and PowerFlex Dell storage software; Latitude 9330 PC and Dell Cyber Recovery for Azure, to name a few. 

 
O’Ryan Johnson

O’Ryan Johnson is a veteran news reporter. He covers the data center beat for CRN and hopes to hear from channel partners about how he can improve his coverage and write the stories they want to read. He can be reached at ojohnson@thechannelcompany.com..

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