Scalable and elastic Storage as-a-Service

    Remove complexity, respond to changing business needs, and reduce risk with flexible storage services

    Intel Innovation Built-in

      The #1 enterprise storage provider1 is now available as-a-Service

      APEX Data Storage Services is an as-a-Service portfolio of scalable and elastic storage resources designed for OpEx2 treatment. The as-a-Service model simplifies the storage process, enabling oversight of your storage resources while freeing you from the burden of day-to-day maintenance and administrative tasks.

      Deploy your storage resources on-premises in your data center or in a Dell-managed colocation facility3, giving you the  flexibility to connect to the customers, partners and ecosystems that deliver the most value. APEX Data Storage Services enables you to easily align your requirements with the needs of your organization – so your team can focus on other priorities.

    • Simplicity

      Up to 50% IT time savings.4

      Remove complexity to deliver more value to your organization, with all infrastructure owned and maintained by Dell.

    • Agility

      Up to 86% faster deployment.4

      Manage unpredictability by responding dynamically to changing business needs. Get up and running quickly with a 14-day time-to-value objective5

    • Control

      Designed for 99.9999% availability.6

      Enable a true hybrid cloud strategy and reduce risk with flexible, reliable, multi-cloud ready storage services.



      APEX Data Storage Services debuts in the Dell Technologies data center

      Serving as customer zero for Dell Technologies APEX Data Storage Services is more than just a testing exercise for Dell Digital, Dell’s IT organization.


    • Find out how APEX Data Storage Services compares to the competition

      To help you evaluate the Storage as-a-Service experience across multiple vendors, we commissioned an independent, 3rd party study by Principled Technologies. APEX Data Storage Services provided proactive support, a simple, straightforward ordering process and delivered a much faster time-to-value than the other STaaS providers.


    • It is time to rethink your IT operations

      Discover what the analyst community has to say about Storage as-a-Service, including the challenges addressed by this model and an explanation of why adoption is growing so quickly.

    • Storage-as-a-Service enables business resiliency and agility

      In this high-level view of the market, IDC analyst Susan G. Middleton assesses the benefits and growing demand for as-a-Service.

    • The benefits of choosing Storage as-a-Service

      ESG analyst Scott Sinclair unpacks the recent and massive rise in the adoption of as-a-Service and describes how Dell Technologies is delivering with APEX Data Storage Services.

    • The transformative power of APEX Data Storage Services

      Forrester interviewed APEX customers and surveyed over 120 IT decision-makers to learn how APEX Data Storage Services can improve business outcomes4, including up to 50% IT time savings and 129% return on investment.


    • The APEX Console unifies your Data Storage Services experience

      The APEX Console provides self-service access to a catalog of cloud services and guides you through the entire technology lifecycle. Subscribe, operate, optimize and grow to meet business demands. You focus on driving innovation, we’ll do the rest.

    • Easily deploy your as-a-Service resources where they deliver the most value

      Through a partnership with data center provider Equinix, you have the option to deploy APEX Data Storage Services in a secure Dell-managed colocation facility3.  Relieve the burden of data center management, enable a hybrid cloud strategy and easily and quickly expand into new regions – all with a single invoice from Dell Technologies.


    • Your Customer Success Manager (CSM) will help you get the most out of your APEX experience including onboarding, health and performance monitoring, 7x24 support and account optimization and planning.



  • Engage

    • Order in APEX Console
    • Assigned Customer Success Manager (CSM)



    • Conduct kickoff calls
    • On-site installation
    • Service activation



    • Monitor overall account health
    • Verify service levels are achieved


    • Coordinate updates and optimizations
    • Maintain awareness, drive resolution and escalation
    • Comprehensive 7x24 support



    • Initiate check points and business reviews
    • Consult on growth and renewal

    • 90-day, money back program

      Experience the simplicity and agility of APEX Data Storage Services knowing that Dell has your back. If you are not fully satisfied, for any reason, during the first 90 days of your initial subscription, receive a full refund – no questions asked.



      APEX Data Storage Services eBook

      A visually enhanced overview of APEX Data Storage Services including features, functionality, and how the offer addresses common customer challenges.


      Top Reasons to Choose APEX Data Storage Services

      Learn why customers choose APEX Data Storage Services to optimize for simplicity, increase agility and control their data.


      APEX Data Storage Services Security

      Review the key considerations, protocols, features and recommendations necessary to maximize the security of your APEX infrastructure.


      APEX vs. Amazon EBS io2 Block

      Competitive analysis of APEX Data Storage Services vs. Amazon EBS io2 Block Express Storage.

    • 1IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2021 Q4 historical release, March 10, 2022. Ranking by vendor revenue.

      2OpEx treatment is subject to customer internal accounting review and policies.

      3For regional availability of Dell-managed colocation deployment, visit Dell.com/Access-APEX

      4Source: A Forrester New Technology Projected Total Economic Impact Study, commissioned by Dell Technologies, June 2021. Estimates projected over 3 years, based on interviews with four organizations using APEX Data Storage Services, aggregated and combined into a composite organization, and survey responses from an additional 121 IT decision makers. Actual results may vary. Full Report.

      5Deployment time (TTV) measured between order acceptance and activation. Subject to credit approval, acceptance of APEX terms by required parties and site qualification which must be completed before order placement, and participation in pre-order planning. Product availability, international shipping, holidays and other factors may impact deployment time. Not applicable to Dell-managed colocation deployment. For Time-To-Value objectives and regional offer availability, visit Dell.com/Access-APEX.​

      6Based on hardware availability on common underlying platform configurations. Actual hardware availability may vary.