Dell Technologies Cloud gets ‘new breadth’ with Google Cloud

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Dell Technologies, the $91bn infrastructure giant, is taking its cloud architecture to the next level by teaming with Google to create the new Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud to help customers simplify management of private and public cloud storage.

Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud combines the scalability and performance of Dell EMC Isilon, the company’s scale-out network-attached storage platform, with Google Cloud’s analytics and compute services through a native cloud experience that uses the same core software.

“This integration adds new breadth to the Dell Technologies Cloud offerings,” said Rick Gouin, chief technology officer, Winslow Technology Group, a Dell Titanium partner.

The worldwide leader in storage said companies can now easily move and access high performance computing and demanding workloads — as large as 50 petabytes — in a single file system between on-premises Dell Technologies file storage systems and Google Cloud without having to make changes or adjustments to their applications.

Gouin said the integration of Dell Technologies Cloud with Google Cloud simplifies management of public and private cloud storage while also giving channel partners more opportunities in instances where a customer has already chosen Google Cloud as well as the ability to sell larger solutions.

“As more providers are integrated and more features are added, we get more tools in our toolbox to build larger and more cohesive solutions,” he said. “One possible use case is that [OneFS for Google Cloud] might be useful as a replication target in certain scenarios. For example, IoT data written locally that is replicated into Google Cloud Platform to run analytics on.”

Scott Millard, senior vice president, specialty sales, global channel, alliances and OEM at Dell Technologies, said partners who sell Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud will earn a referral fee based on the contract value as well as tier credit in the Dell Technologies Partner Programme.

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