Dell is to launch its Dell Cloud enterprise datacentre platform in Europe on 31 August the company has confirmed.
Dell said that the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, which is currently undergoing trial programmes in the US and Canada, would be reaching Europe by the end of the summer.
Based on the VMware vCloud platform, the Dell services provides users with hosted infrastructure and datacentre platforms as well as tools for managing and securing data. Running through the Dell Services business, the platform will be supported by the company as both a public and hybrid cloud system.
In addition to vCloud Datacenter Service, Dell said that the platform also relies on SecureWorks data management software and the Trend Micro data encryption platform.
Dell is one of several vendors looking to step up interested in its IaaS platform. IT heavyweights such as Microsoft and Amazon have outlined similar plans to step up their cloud offerings, while Oracle recently made a cloud announcement which included some 100 new applications.
As with many enterprise IaaS offerings, Dell is pitching the service to users as a means for simplifying infrastructure management. It also as a more flexible system which can allow for capacity to be increased or decreased depending on current user needs, Dell claimed.
"Our goal is to help make the journey to the cloud easy, secure and accessible for customers of all sizes," said Dell vice president of cloud solutions Ricky Santos.
"The Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service gives customers control and flexibility to manage and extend IT resources for private, public or hybrid cloud without having to retrain IT staff."
While the service will not be hitting Europe until the end of August, companies with offices in the US and Canada will be able to try out the platform for an $899 fee which will be valid until the worldwide launch.
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