Dell has introduced a datacentre infrastructure-as-a-service with public, private and hybrid cloud options built on VMware.
The company is offering three versions of the service – a public cloud service, a private cloud service and a hybrid service.
Dell will offer a public cloud service using the VMware vCloud Datacenter Service, which will provide access to vCPUs, memory, storage networks, IP addresses, firewalls and catalogue capabilities.
Dell is also offering private clouds at either customers' datacentres or within Dell datacentres, again based on VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director together with Dell's vStart product.
The third option is a hybrid service which uses VMware vCloud Connector and provides management of on-premise or off-premise private clouds and Dell's public cloud offering.
To improve security Dell said it would offer multi-layered enterprise security using its SecureWorks portfolio as well as strategic partnerships with VMware and Trend Micro,