Apex's "hardware as a service" is expanding to include datarecovery and analytics

Apex's "hardware as a service" is expanding to include datarecovery and analytics ...

The importance of data has become a significant part of the rapidly expanding array of analytics tools that can be used to obtain valuable insights from it, as well as the staggering number of efforts to steal or destroy it as a result of cybersecurity threats. Nevertheless, the demands and actions taken to best address these two sides of the data coin are fundamentally different. Observations are jeopardizing how the proper use and care of data has become.

The latest additions to Dell''s Apex range of as-a-service offerings are both timely and relevant. Both the company and the company began considering the Apex concept in November 2020, indicating a significant shift in how Dell Technologies approached IT''s advancement as a result of. Since then, Dell has evolved from its original storage-focused services to integrated cloud computing, networking, hyper-converged infrastructure, and hybrid computing models all delivered in a pay-as-you-go service model. (See "Dell''

In this year''s Dell Technologies World, the company discussed a new connection with Snowflake, who managed a data analytics company, and added additional cyber vault recovery services to restore data in the event of a significant cybersecurity catastrophe. Delegates and Snowflake have announced the ability to use the Snowflake Data Cloud''s analysis tools either on Dell-managed cloud data or, even more importantly, locally stored data on the premises.

This capability is very important for organizations that have moved some of the data to various public clouds. It means that organizations that are looking to get insights from combining cloud-based datasets with local ones can now do so without large data egress charges. Finally, let''s not forget that even in organizations that don''t have these requirements, a huge amount of enterprise data still lives on premise.

Dell Technologies has stated that it is working with all three major public cloud providersAWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud to increase this capability, ensuring that organizations will not be limited in terms of data they can use for these analytics efforts.

Cyber vaults are essentially a disconnected or "air gapped" set of storage resources that enterprises can utilize to maintain a backup of their critical data.

Dell is expanding its broadening of cyber vault offerings, and is working with AWS and Azure to assist them. Cyber vaults are essentially a broken or "air gapped" set of storage resources that businesses can use to maintain a backup of their critical data.

In the event of a cyber-attack that is aimed at damaging, destroying, or removing data (unfortunately, an increasingly common occurrence), cyber vault recovery services can quickly restore a safe, malware-free copy of the data. In Dell Technologies'' case, the company''s new Apex Cyber Recovery service combines its own advanced storage software to develop a system that can independently maintain a clean backup of critical onsite or cloud-based data stores on an external site.

Dell Technologies had previously agreed to provide this automated service through the AWS market and to leverage the company''s existing contracts and credits with AWS to assist pay for the service.

Dell Technologies World announced a similar service arrangement with Azure so that companies now have a choice of public cloud providers to collaborate on collecting the data. In the Fall of AWS, Dell Technologies extended its capabilities to not only store the data but also perform indexing, security analytics, machine learning-based corruption detection, and post attack forensics. This possibility will happen at some point in the near future.

As a service provider, ensuring that data is safe, well protected, and accessible for successful execution is evidently one of the most significant tasks for which enterprise IT is responsible. Without the need for new technologies to deliver these essential capabilities from a well-known partner in an as-a-service model, Dell is also developing a new type of organization that is able to deliver these kinds of solutions, while also providing guidance that many more traditional customers still need to develop their IT infrastructure. The process isn''t a lengthy one,

Bob O''Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC, a technology consulting business that provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Follow him on Twitter @bobodtech.

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