Secure and reliable storage delivered as-a-Service​

      The #1 enterprise storage provider1 is now available as-a-Service, offering scalable and elastic storage resources designed for OpEx treatment2. Simply choose the service levels that meet your workload requirements, scale up and down as needed, and only pay for what you use.​ ​​Deploy your storage resources on-premises in your data center or an interconnected Dell-managed colocation facility3, giving you the flexibility to connect to the customers, partners and ecosystems that deliver the most value. ​With Dell APEX Data Storage Services, you can easily align your requirements with your organization's needs, allowing your team to focus on other priorities.​ 

    • Simplicity

      Up to 50% IT time savings.4

      Remove complexity to deliver more value to ​your organization, enabling IT staff to focus​ on more value-added activities.

    • Agility

      Up to 86% faster deployment.4

      Manage unpredictability by responding dynamically to changing business needs. Get up and running in as few as 14 days.5

    • Control

      Designed for 99.9999% availability.6

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


    • The Dell APEX Console unifies your Data Storage Services experience

      The 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.

    • Easily configure Dell APEX Data Storage Services​


      Data Storage Services simplifies the process of purchasing, deploying and maintaining infrastructure. It’s as easy as selecting these key service parameters:​

      • Data Service
      • Management
      • Location
      • ​Base Capacity​
      • Performance tier
      • Term

    • 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 Dell APEX Data Storage Services in an interconnected Dell-managed colocation facility3. Relieve the burden of data center management, enable a hybrid cloud strategy, and easily expand into new regions — all with a single invoice from Dell Technologies.


      Calculate your costs

      Choose your data service, management, performance tier, base capacity, location, and term. Your on-demand usage is billed ​monthly at the same $/GB rate as base capacity, providing single rate transparency with no overage fees.


    • It's time to rethink your IT operations

      Discover the analyst community's view on 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

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

    • 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 Dell APEX Data Storage Services.

    • The transformative power of Dell APEX Data Storage Services

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


    • Find out how Dell 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, third party study by Principled Technologies. Data Storage Services provided proactive support, a simple, straightforward ordering process, and delivered a much faster time to value than the other STaaS providers.


    • 90-day, money back program

      Experience the simplicity and agility of 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.

    • Demos and Resources

    • Dell APEX Data Storage Services eBook

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

    • Top Reasons to Choose Dell APEX Data Storage Services

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

    • Dell APEX Data Storage Services Security

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

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    • 1IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2022 Q1 historical release, June 9, 2022. Ranking by vendor revenue.

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

      3Dell-managed colocation deployment is not available with Customer-managed subscriptions. For 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 Customer-managed offers or 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.​