If the explosion of cloud services has taught us anything, it’s that elastic scale, OpEx consumption models and agile deployments are critical aspects of a successful IT strategy. When there’s a need to scale while managing unpredictable or bursty workloads, delivering resources as-a-service makes more sense than trying to manage them individually. The additional need for more control and security that cannot necessarily be offered by public cloud has led to the rise of on-premises as-a-service infrastructure solutions.
While the continued market shift to storage as-a-service is clear, organizations’ needs and readiness to implement this new model can vary. APEX Data Storage Services provides elastic, outcome-based file and block storage services where customers maintain operational control of workloads and applications while the number one provider of enterprise storage¹ manages and maintains the on-premises infrastructure. And now, Dell is making it easier than ever to make the transition to as-a-Service with the introduction of a customer-managed option for APEX Data Storage Services. This gives organizations increased control of their as-a-Service experience by owning more of the day-to-day management. This is ideal for IT departments that have existing resources to handle tasks like monitoring capacity utilization, infrastructure management and resource optimization, but are ready to take advantage of an elastic consumption-based storage model.
Having both Dell-managed and customer-managed options gives customers and partners the flexibility to choose the as-a-service model that works for them. No matter which option is selected, the result is a cloud experience with predictable, easily understood pricing and no egress fees or latency issues. Plus, with infrastructure on-premises, users remain in complete control of their data from end-to-end addressing security and compliance concerns.
“As our business grew, we found ourselves overbuying hardware through legacy storage purchasing options to stay ahead of storage needs,” according to Jason Kayser, Director of IT Infrastructure and Security Personnel for World Wide Technology. “With APEX Data Storage Services, its on-demand model enabled us to better forecast, and scale as needed to deliver a highly performant and resilient platform for our most critical and high-growth services.”
Every APEX Data Storage Services customer is assigned a Customer Success Manager (CSM) who serves as a trusted advisor and primary point of contact to ensure an optimal experience from day one for both Dell-managed and customer-managed options.
APEX Data Storage Services is available globally in 16 countries with both Dell-managed and customer-managed options. Partners in all counties where APEX Data Storage Services is currently available have been fully enabled for resell. Are you working with a partner to help drive your IT transformation? If so, please reach out and ask about APEX.
90-day money back program: If you’re hesitant to make the transition to an as-a-Service model, why not dip your toes in the water and try APEX Data Storage Services risk-free? If you aren’t satisfied with the service provided during the first 90 days of your initial subscription, you’ll receive a full refund with no questions asked. Reach out to your local sales team to find out more about this special promotion.
To learn more, visit the APEX Data Storage Services page.
1 IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2022 Q1 historical release, June 9, 2022. Ranking by vendor revenue.