The rise of cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate. Cloud-based applications and services offer a number of advantages, including scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. However, the move to the cloud can also be complex and challenging. 

That's where APEX Cloud Platforms come in - announced at Dell Technologies World 2023 and available later this year, APEX Cloud Platforms offers solutions that make it easy for businesses to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy.
APEX Cloud Platforms are developed in collaboration with Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware, leveraging long-standing partnerships and years of innovation with each. 

APEX Cloud Platforms have been developed to provide the following benefits: 
  • Choice: APEX Cloud Platforms are available in a variety of configurations, so businesses can choose the solution that best meets their needs.
    The various platforms that are based on Microsoft Azure, Red Hat OpenShift, or VMware vSphere.
  • Consistency: APEX Cloud Platforms are built on a common set of infrastructure building blocks, which ensures that businesses can achieve consistent outcomes regardless of which cloud ecosystem they choose.
    This consistency also helps to reduce the skills gap and accelerate productivity.
  • Control: APEX Cloud Platforms are tightly integrated with the cloud stack, which makes it easy  to extend security and corporate governance policies.
    The platforms also provide an end-to-end security approach, with built-in security measures and controls into the infrastructure foundation.

Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure

The Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure is a new infrastructure platform that is collaboratively built with Microsoft to optimize Microsoft Azure hybrid cloud deployments.
This platform empowers organizations to unlock innovation by optimizing delivery of Azure cloud on-premises while ensuring consistent operational and governance experience across data centers, edge locations, and Azure public cloud.
The platform is optimized for developer-friendly hybrid, Azure Arc-enabled services that empower IT to simplify application modernization and innovate faster. 

Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift

The Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift is designed collaboratively with Red Hat to optimize and extend OpenShift deployments on-premises with an integrated operational experience. Full stack integration with Red Hat OpenShift simplifies deployment and enables a consistent, automated operational experience across on-premises and cloud OpenShift deployments.
This platform leverages the same highly scalable and high-performance software defined storage. Customers will have more flexibility than ever to develop and run production workloads in the right location to meet performance, cost, and security requirements in OpenShift environments.

Dell APEX Cloud Platform for VMware

Dell Technologies has been partnering with VMware in the multicloud space for years with jointly engineered solutions that help customers with the fastest path to deploy a VMware hybrid cloud.
Dell APEX Cloud Platforms for VMware is now providing customers with even more choice in how they deploy VMware on trusted Dell infrastructure across their IT landscape.
This is our purpose-built Cloud Platform for VMware virtualized environments using Dell’s high-performance, linearly scalable software defined storage. This is ideal for customers looking for simplicity of streamlined operations and ability to use existing skillsets with simplified, native VMware management and familiar tools such as vCenter. The platform allows to scale compute and storage independently from each other for full workload flexibility.
The APEX Cloud Platform for VMware takes advantage of the rich VMware ecosystem including Tanzu and VMware Cloud (VMC) to extend IT and application modernization and manage both VMs and K8s on-premises and in the public cloud. 

APEX Cloud Platforms are a leap forward in hybrid cloud computing. It allows businesses easily and securely to extend the cloud experience to their data centers, colocation facilities, and edge locations.
This gives businesses the agility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of the cloud, with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure.

Further blog posts will follow closer to release date, but in the meantime, to learn more, visit the APEX Cloud Platform landing page.