We are excited to announce that VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is now available for Managed Service Providers through VMware Cloud Partner Navigator. With VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can expand their service portfolio and deliver robust edge and local cloud solutions. Their users get the benefit of a fully managed cloud service running inside a data center of their choosing.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is a fully managed hybrid cloud service that combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure. Delivered as a service to data center and edge locations, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC and its hybrid cloud services let you deliver simple, secure, and scalable infrastructure to your customers.
The best of cloud and on-premise
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is jointly engineered between VMware and Dell EMC. It is based on Dell EMC’s industry leading VxRail appliances, running VMware’s Cloud Foundation stack, which includes virtualized compute, networking and storage.
Even though it runs in a customer or partner datacenter, it is delivered as a cloud service: operated and monitored 24/7 by VMware’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team and available as a monthly subscription, without upfront investment.
Running in any data center, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is ideal for situations where your customers might not want to run workloads in a public cloud or hosted environment. Examples of target use cases include Advanced VDI workloads, low latency or high bandwidth applications, environments with data sovereignty requirements, or edge computing use cases such as manufacturing, healthcare or retail.
Now available for Managed Service Providers
VMware Partner Connect partners can now resell VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. The MSP partner owns the terms of service between themselves and the end customer. That control by the MSP partner makes VMware Cloud on Dell EMC and ideal starting point for hosted private cloud services. As an MSP partner, you can offer additional services such as migration, backup and disaster recovery services.
Like other VMware cloud services, VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is accessed through VMware Cloud Partner Navigator. Partners who resell the service can order environments through this portal and delegate access to end users if desired.
How VMware Cloud on Dell EMC compares to other services
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is delivered as a managed service, just like VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware’s SRE team monitors the environment 24/7 and keeps the environment up to date. VMware acts as a single point of contact for the partner.
Each environment contains a stand-by node, which can take over in case of a problem. In case of hardware defects, a technician comes on site within 4 hours to replace defective components.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is available in two rack configurations and various instance types. During ordering you can choose the host configuration, provide IP address ranges and define cluster configuration. VMware pre-configures the environment according to your wishes, and installs the environment on site, ensuring it is accessible to the VMware SRE team for management and monitoring.
You can find more information about the instance types on the VMware Cloud on Dell EMC product page.
VMware Cloud on Dell EMC for Managed Service providers is initially available in the United States only. Other geographic availability is planned.
How to get started
VMware Partner Connect MSP Partners can contact their aggregator and sign a commit contract for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. After signing a commit contract, you can order VMware Cloud on Dell EMC environments via Cloud Partner Navigator.
Register for the vmLIVE session on Wednesday 3rd of March to learn more about this offering.