|[June 12, 2014]
Customers Globally Select Dell Cloud Solutions and Services
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Public and private organizations around the world choose Dell (News - Alert) Cloud
solutions and services to achieve their unique business goals, improve
competitiveness and better serve customers and citizens. The choice and
flexibility Dell offers across private, public and hybrid cloud
computing environments appeals to organizations globally that want cloud
solutions tailored to their specific needs.
"Dell recognizes that each customer is unique and a
one-size-cloud approach does not fit all. By combining our global
ecosystem of leading cloud providers with our cloud management
capabilities and end-to-end solutions and services, Dell can create a
cloud environment tailored for a customer's specific needs," said Nnamdi
Orakwue, Vice President, Software Strategy, Operations and Cloud, Dell.
"With this cloud-agnostic approach, we're providing a simpler cloud
experience and enabling organizations worldwide to use cloud as both a
technology and business enabler."
Dell Cloud Fuels Businesses Globally
Dell Cloud solutions and services enable global businesses to scale
rapidly to serve more customers and enter new markets, reduce overhead
so expenses can be reprioritized to boost profits, and increase
operational efficiencies allowing employees to focus on delivering
Mapping saw significant demand for its services after
developing a Freight Journey Planner that kept business moving on
London's roads during the 2012 Olympics. To meet this demand, PIE
Mapping needed more scalable and flexible IT so it switched from an
on-premises infrastructure to a Dell Cloud on Demand platform. The
move has enabled the company to calculate complex routes significantly
faster in the cloud, introduce several new products and services and
can scale its IT in an instant to support its growing global ambitions.
"With local data centers supporting Dell Cloud on Demand, we don't have
to expect any latency issues," said Freddie Talberg, CEO, PIE Mapping.
"We can deliver a fast and efficient service to customers wherever they
are using the Dell Cloud on Demand platform. This is a long-term
Leading online shopping comparison website LeGuide.com
is based out of France but meets the demanding expectations of
shoppers from 14 countries across Europe. As part of its growth,
LeGuide.com acquired the shopping portal Ciao and needed to quickly
integrate the new technology while also migrating its core
infrastructure to a new data center leveraging cloud-based IT.
Partnering with Dell Services,
the company designed a hybrid platform anchored on virtualized Dell
PowerEdge servers and Dell EqualLogic storage. A private cloud
sitting on top of the physical layer simplifies integration and a third
cloud-on-demand layer comes into play when traffic to the site spikes
dramatically. With this layered hybrid platform, LeGuide.com has
consolidated srvers, and reduced management time and costs by up to 40
percent. Additionally, the company can ramp capacity quickly and
efficiently as needed in the future.
"Thanks to Dell Cloud Services, we can boost capacity at peak periods
while maintaining the same level of security as our on-premises
infrastructure," said Mohammed Bellamine, COO, LeGuide.com. "This is the
kind of flexibility that the industry requires."
Dell Private Clouds Serve the Public Sector
Dell Cloud solutions are enabling governments and their agencies to
efficiently modernize their IT infrastructures to better support their
constituents with new and improved services.
a government-controlled agency providing IT services to public
institutions, turned to Dell to build a private cloud so it can
provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to its customers such as
police stations and schools. By moving to the cloud and IaaS, local
authorities reduce capital expenditure on IT and lower operational
costs while improving employee productivity and potentially taxpayer
value. Additionally, civil servants connecting to SICTIAM's
cloud have flexible access to key applications such as finance and
payroll from multiple locations, and all institutions now have a
platform for implementation of e-signatures, paperless offices and
more environmentally-friendly working practices in the future.
"We easily create new services and tailor existing services to meet the
needs of our clients through the Dell-based cloud," said Jean Marie
Mercolino, Joint Managing Director, SICTIAM. "We can react to the
requests of personnel who may see the benefit of new features or
Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was formed to streamline and
improve Scotland's services by unifying eight separate fire and rescue
services as well as Scotland's fire college. SFRS needed to offer its
9,000 personnel a reliable finance system while a wide area network
was in development. Dell
Cloud Dedicated Service delivered the desired system while Dell
Cloud on Demand was tapped for SFRS's intranet and website
services. The SFRS staff stays focused on work knowing finances are
under control and the organization saves resources with a
pay-as-you-grow model, easily switching additional services to the
cloud as needed.
"We had our new finance system up and running in the cloud in just six
weeks," said Stuart Chalmers, ICT Business Services Manager, SFRS. "It
was great work by everybody involved, and a testament to the efforts of
Dell Cloud Enables Educators to Excel
For educational institutions across the world, Dell Cloud solutions and
its cloud-agnostic approach provide flexibility and choice to procure
the best cloud platform for educational excellence.
The Dong Yang Education Bureau in China set out to improve K-12
education through an efficient, flexible and reliable cloud
infrastructure. The platform supports students and teachers from 146
schools by running more than 500 administrative and learning
application servers as well as virtual desktops-all with high
expectations on performance, security, operational efficiency and data
After months of working with Dong Yang Education Bureau to train the
organization on the latest cloud capabilities, Dell designed a solution
meeting all desired outcomes that includes Dell
PowerEdge servers, Dell
Networking switches, Dell Software and Dell Services.
"Dell is experienced in propelling educational excellence, emphasizing
the role of technology in the transformation of education." Mr. Chen,
Director of Dong Yang Education Bureau said, "Eighty percent of the
schools in Dong Yang come from rural areas. Through the end-to-end cloud
solutions provided by Dell, rural area schools now have more access to
quality educational materials. Dell has improved the balanced
development of education."
University of Information Technology (CUIT) located in
China's Sichuan province, is using cloud and thin client computing to
reduce management and energy costs, improve mobile access and
collaboration and enable innovation for its 20,000 students and 3,000
staff. By virtue of its science and technology focus, IT plays a
central role in CUIT's programs so the move from traditional data
center and PC environments to the cloud was an obvious choice to
achieve its goals.
Working with Dell, CUIT designed two cloud platforms, one tailored for
hyperscale computing and one for smaller compute requirements to meet
the various needs of its 16 colleges, 71 departments and 42 research
centers. When paired with Dell Wyse thin clients, the cloud
infrastructure provides a highly-flexible compute environment with
consistently fast access for CUIT students and significant savings.
Additionally, the solution has been recognized by Sichuan's provincial
government and the department of education for its potential to enhance
teacher and student performance and education across China.
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