Dell EMC Unity is First Storage Platform Validated with VMware Cloud Foundation

As a premier supplier of IT infrastructure, including best-of-breed hardware and software, Dell EMC is able to provide customers with a range of solutions to enable their digital transformation though the deployment of hybrid cloud technology.  While this often takes the form of engineered systems using hyper converged architectures, Dell EMC also delivers components such as best–of-breed network storage systems that are highly cloud-enabled, ideally suited to private cloud deployments.  This versatility is reflected in Dell EMC’s latest cloud announcements that feature these DIY building blocks in the range of hybrid cloud platform options, which also include Integrated Cloud Platforms, Reference Architectures and Public Cloud Platforms.

Dell EMC Unity is the first external storage platform to be validated for use with VMware Cloud Foundation, thanks to engineering testing and cooperative efforts by Dell EMC and VMware teams.  Customers can now provision storage for their VMware SDDC-managed hybrid cloud environments using the NFS file resources of their Unity unified storage.  This provides investment protection for existing Unity users as well as deployment flexibility for applications that favor a shared storage approach.  And because VCF’s software defined data center model can span on premises and public cloud deployment models, customers can take advantage of the efficiency and TCO benefits of VCF deployment and administration along with the data management and VMware integration features of Dell EMC Unity.

With many organizations at the front end of their hybrid cloud deployments, Dell EMC is providing a comprehensive range of product and platform choices, supported with integration to software platforms such as VCF, that enable customers to have cloud computing their way.

About the Author: Craig Bernero

Craig Bernero is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Midrange and Entry Storage Solutions Product Group responsible for delivering next generation, current generation, and legacy storage technologies. He manages a global organization of 2000+ strong globally accountable for Dell EMC’s Midrange and Entry Storage technologies that are the #1 in the market. These technologies and brands include Unity, Compellent (SC), VNX, VNXe, Equalogic, CloudIQ. DSM. Unisphere, and Cloud Tiering Appliance. Craig has over 20+ years of experience in high technology, the last 15+ with Dell EMC Corporation in a variety of leadership roles including pre-sales, operations, business development, services, and manufacturing. Craig has experience working in startups, small/medium rapid growth and Global 500 companies across a wide range of industries (Aerospace, Manufacturing, Services, Software, etc.). He also has global experience and is multi-lingual based on living in 10+ countries prior to settling in the US. Craig graduated with an MBA with dual specialization in International Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor in Science, in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.