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Dell Cloud Labs

Dell Cloud Labs: Partnering with customers to build a better cloud

When it comes to creating the best possible cloud computing solutions for our customers, we consider your input to be one of our greatest resources.

Dell Cloud Labs builds upon this belief. We invite you and other IT professionals to participate in our exploration of new public cloud ideas and concepts. Working with you gives us a deeper understanding of your cloud needs, of possible improvements to potential offerings and of whether a project is viable as a full-blown offering.

As a participant in a Dell cloud project, you will:

  • Gain hands-on, early-adapter access to innovative projects.
  • Interact directly with subject matter experts and other users.
  • Contribute to shaping project direction and features.
Some of our current projects include:
 
Cloud Labs Sputnik

Project Sputnik
Project Sputnik began as a six-month exploratory effort to create an open-source laptop targeted directly at developers. This effort resulted in the recently launched developer edition of the Dell XPS 13 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. Today Project Sputnik lives on two key community projects: the profile tool and the cloud launcher.

  
Cloud Labs Crowbar

Project Crowbar
Crowbar is an open-source cloud deployment framework that Dell originally created to support its OpenStack- and Hadoop-powered solutions. Recently, its scope has increased to include a DevOps operations model and other deployments for additional cloud applications.