Michael Dell on “embracing developers” and multi-cloud vision – Strategy


Dell Technologies CEO and Founder, Michael Dell, stood on stage in front of thousands of people at Dell Technologies World 2022 to deliver his keynote address, which focused on Dell’s multi-cloud vision, “integrating developers” and the company’s “next step forward”.

“Collectively, you are a force, and we are so grateful to succeed alongside you,” Dell said during its keynote address at Dell Technologies World 2022 in Las Vegas today in front of thousands of channel partners, shareholders and customers. “At Dell Technologies, we align our ecosystem, benefits, investments and innovation with your big opportunities. We are already solving the problems that may stand in your way. This alignment is a powerful force in creating value for all our stakeholders: from our customers to our communities. »

The Round Rock, Texas-based PC and infrastructure giant launched a slew of new offerings on day one of Dell Technologies World 2022, from new solutions with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, to its new Dell Apex Cyber ​​Recovery cybersecurity.

Michael Dell acknowledged it was the first time in years the $101 billion company had held an in-person Dell Technologies World due to the global pandemic.

“It’s wonderful to see you all. It’s wonderful to be back. Thanks for being there,” Dell said. “Dell Technologies World is your living room, to shine a light on the incredible work we’ve done together and to take the time to anticipate your greatest challenges and opportunities. Above all, it is an opportunity to say: “Thank you for allowing us to be your partner in changing the world. Thank you for the trust you place in all of us at Dell.’”

Dell “makes our infrastructure programmable”

Michael Dell said his company is welcoming developers massively to make its giant infrastructure portfolio more programmable.

“We are embracing high levels of automation, making our infrastructure programmable to fully support modern containers and applications with developer requirements like Kubernetes, Tanzu and OpenShift,” Dell said. “Containerized applications are truly transforming modern computing and applications. We’re working closely with VMware to deploy Tanzu to transform the way you securely build, deliver, manage, and run your applications with consistent operations across private, public, and edge locations.

Dell said its company’s consumption-based Apex as-a-service portfolio will make life easier for developers.

“With Apex, we’re making everything available as a service, results-driven, easily accessible to developers, accelerating time to market, and accelerating innovation,” Dell said. “But the epicenter of many customers’ attention shifts from infrastructure to developers. And we encourage developers to make all of our solutions API-driven and developer-ready.”

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On-site versus off-site “The debate is over”

Michael Dell said the technology debate between cloud and on-premises “is over”.

“Listen, the onsite versus offsite debate is over. The future is multi-cloud with workloads and data flowing seamlessly across the entire environment,” Dell said. “Today, 90% of customers already have on-premises and public cloud environments, and 75% use three or four different clouds.”

To energize Dell’s multicloud future, the company launched two new offerings in partnership with cloud leaders AWS and Azure. Dell has strengthened access to its data protection offerings for public clouds with the release of Dell PowerProtect Cyber ​​Recovery for Microsoft Azure. Dell also unveiled its new CyberSense offering for Dell PowerProtect Cyber ​​Recovery for AWS, which allows customers to use adaptive scans, full file and metadata scans, and implement learning tools. automatic and investigative to detect, diagnose and accelerate data recovery.

“At Dell, we’ve spent decades putting you, our customers, at the center of a massive technology ecosystem, and we’re working hard to innovate technologies and build the ecosystem to enable true multi-cloud,” said Dell.

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Dell strengths bring ‘huge benefits’ to multi-cloud world

Michael Dell said his company’s strengths in storage, servers, hyperconverged infrastructure, PCs and supply chain help deliver a true multi-cloud environment to customers.

“At Dell Technologies, we are innovating in technologies and building the ecosystem of the future to deliver multicloud. … In addition to the strength of our ecosystem, we bring tremendous benefits,” Dell said. “We are number one [market leader] all in one place. Number one in all areas of technology, from PCs to the cloud. The strongest and most resilient supply chain in the industry. Unparalleled capability in global services. A great innovation to solve unsolved problems. A direct sales force of more than 30,000 people. Expert in building client relationships and understanding your goals and opportunities. »

Dell also highlighted Dell Technologies’ army of “more than 200,000 partners, helping our customers innovate, localize and deliver value to businesses around the world.”

Dell Technologies generated record revenue of $101 billion for its fiscal year 2022, representing a 17% increase in total sales year-over-year.

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Edge is “the next frontier” where data is critical; 5G, a “huge catalyst”

Michael Dell said edge computing is “the next frontier where data becomes a competitive advantage immediately at the point of creation.”

“Anything you want to do in today’s world, from blockchain to metaverse, from autonomous vehicles and robotics to anything smart, space exploration, AI, drug discovery, AR/VR – all of these things consume and create massive amounts of distributed data, and distributed computing power,” Dell said.

“Ten percent of data in the world today is processed outside of data centers. But by 2025, 75 percent of enterprise data will be processed outside of a traditional centralized data center or cloud,” said Dell. “5G mobile networks to manage the volume of data at the edge are a huge enabler of this growth. And because workloads follow data, the distributed future will be far bigger than you. can’t imagine it.

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Ukraine

Michael Dell has voiced his support for Ukraine several times in the past few months since the Russian invasion, including donating $15 million to support Ukrainian families in desperate need of help through his Michael Dell & Susan Dell Foundation.

“Before I conclude, I want to acknowledge the violence in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with everyone affected during this extremely difficult time, as is our support,” Dell said. “Our [Michael Dell & Susan Dell] The Foundation provides support for families’ medical needs and resettlement support for the millions of refugees. And last year alone, our Dell team members collectively generated more than $32 million in support in their communities for the causes they care about most.

Michael Dell said he was “very proud of our team and that collectively their actions strengthen our culture and earn your trust.”

This article originally appeared on crn.com

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