Contain the Container Clutter with Dell and Red Hat

Introducing the Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift.

Organizations across industries are finding their competitive advantage lies in the ability of their applications to drive revenue, capture efficiencies and improve the user experience. Increasingly, IT teams are turning to containerized multicloud deployments to realize the full potential of their apps and data. Multicloud deployments were recognized as the most popular mode of running containerized applications in organizations with more than 1,000 employees.1 For most customers, hybrid cloud presents a very real path to maximizing their IT investments.  

To help customers drive breakthroughs today and into the future, we’re excited to announce the expansion of our decades-long collaboration with Red Hat and our ongoing commitment to simplifying multicloud complexity with the new Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift, collaboratively engineered with Red Hat to optimize and extend Red Hat OpenShift deployments from cloud to on-premises with an integrated operational experience. IT teams will enjoy the simplicity of integrated management in the Red Hat OpenShift console while apps get the predictability and linear scalability of bare metal nodes. In short, it’s the best of both words – a cloud-like management experience with the power your apps need.  

Bridge the Cloud Divide – All the Benefits of Red Hat OpenShift on Bare Metal with a Common Operational Model  

Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift combines industry-leading technologies, operational efficiency and ongoing support to deliver the hyperscaler experience in a customer’s datacenter, effectively streamlining application modernization by managing applications consisting of containers and virtual machines (VMs) powered by Kubernetes. Our foundational software for vertical stack integration facilitates management of the underlying infrastructure and Red Hat OpenShift simultaneously. With intelligent automation and orchestration, the software brings a cloud-like operating model on-premises, enabling IT teams to be more efficient. IT teams no longer need to manage different layers of the stack through multiple consoles for containers, VMs, compute and storage. With the new Dell APEX Cloud Platform, infrastructure management is integrated into the Red Hat OpenShift management user interface. 

Unleash Application Value – Develop Anywhere, Deploy Everywhere 

Long infrastructure lead times, time-consuming ticket-based workflows, repeated manual tasks, complex system interdependencies and architectural incompatibility between runtime environments all hinder the ability of organizations to accelerate innovation with new software features and data insights. The cloud platform accelerates and boosts DevOps productivity and agility with a consistent Red Hat OpenShift experience wherever data and applications reside (across multiple public clouds and on-premises data center locations). Finally, the platform will meet the needs of a diverse set of workloads with configurations that include several core densities, memory and storage configurations, as well as GPU resources, all based on latest-generation Intel processors. While the Dell APEX Cloud Platform is well suited for a range of workloads, it’s also ideal for AI/ML and analytics workloads because it combines the rapid delivery of data via containers and VMs with the compute, GPUs and linearly scalable storage necessary to run these advanced workloads. 

Harden Security and Governance – Multilayer Confidence  

A survey by Red Hat among DevOps professionals reveals that a majority of respondents believe that security is the biggest concern over the use of Kubernetes and containers. In fact, two-thirds of respondents had to delay or slow down an application rollout because of security concerns over the last 12 months.2 Reducing business risk and recovering with confidence from cyber threats like ransomware are a mandate for every organization. Automated full system upgrades of the hardware and Red Hat OpenShift environments help ensure the infrastructure remains in a continuously validated state, resulting in an optimized operational experience with reduced risk. With a full-stack intrinsic approach to security, the platform provides sophisticated controls and multi-layer protection against threats. 

In addition, to help customers realize the potential of this platform, Dell Services can help identify, modernize and migrate the optimal application mix to the platform and simultaneously integrate Kubernetes into any DevOps culture.  

That’s where our partnership and the Dell APEX Cloud Platform brings so much value, integrating our leading technologies in a way that streamlines DevOps on a trusted Kubernetes foundation.  Give your developers the freedom to innovate and scale applications with minimum friction while reducing the operational cost of applications with Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift. 

More information about the Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift is available for download here 

1 Red Hat 2023 State of Workloads Adoption on Containers and Kubernetes.

2 Red Hat 2023 State of Kubernetes Security Report.

Caitlin Gordon

About the Author: Caitlin Gordon

Caitlin Gordon, Vice President of Multicloud Product Management for Dell Technologies and has been with the company since 2005 in various roles across product strategy and marketing. Caitlin has an MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor’s degree in MIS and Marketing from Villanova University. She spends her free time with her husband and two kids, watching Boston sports and keeping her Peloton streak alive.