SDN architecture boosts end-user control.
Dell has partnered with NTT Communications to integrate its self-managed cloud solution, Enterprise Cloud, into Dell-branded Cloud Services.
Customers of Dell’s cloud will gain new levels of control over their cloud environments, the ability to roll out complex cloud services globally, enhanced data security and faster application migrations.
The partnership focuses on Enterprise Cloud, which provides a high level of end-user control through its software-defined networking (SDN) architecture, allows customers to control where applications and data are stored and determine permissions and privacy levels.
The service will be provided on a pay-per-use basis with no upfront expenditure.
This partnership forms part of Dell‘s strategy to work with global and local partners to provide customer choice in terms of where cloud services are located.
Nick Hyner, Director of Cloud Services for EMEA at Dell, said: "Partnering with NTT is a good strategic move for us, as it allows our customers to quickly tap into emerging markets and reap the benefits of a truly global cloud service.
"NTT will complement our Cloud Services Partner Program with its vertical expertise and extensive capability to manage a range of Cloud Infrastructure and Applications, along with its significant geographic reach."
Damian Skendrovic, VP Cloud Services, NTT Europe, said "For global enterprises, migrating ICT infrastructure to the cloud involves grappling with a great deal of complexity.
He added: "Our unique combination of leading-edge technology, global network infrastructure and in-depth application management know-how provides the perfect complement to Dell’s leadership in hardware and services.
"We’re looking forward to working closely with Dell to help its customers on their journey to the cloud."
Dell and NTT’s new combined offering is targeted at European organisations with an international presence, as Enterprise Cloud spans data centres in 13 cities in 10 countries.