Dell teams up with Google Cloud to simplify massive data migrations

The partnership forms Dell Technologies OneFS for Google Cloud to help customers manage private and public cloud storage

Dell Technologies and Google Cloud Platform have partnered up to launch OneFS for Google Cloud to allow customers to keep massive amounts of data flowing between private clouds and Google Cloud.

Dell OneFS for Google Cloud offers customers a hybrid cloud storage system that can see up to 50 petabytes of data move seamlessly between cloud environments without needing to make adjustments to their applications.

The system offers a native cloud experience that combines Dell's scalability and performance with Google Cloud's analytics services. The advancements will allow customers to move workloads across public and private clouds with greater flexibility while adopting a hybrid approach their suits their particular needs.

"Data and workloads exist everywhere - at the edge, in core data centres and public clouds. And, while data and apps are multiplying, IT resources and budgets are not," said senior vice president and general manager for cloud platforms & solutions with Dell Technologies, Deepak Patil.

"For companies to turn their data into competitive differentiators, they need a way to manage it seamlessly and consistently, no matter where it resides. Dell Technologies Cloud brings the best of the public cloud to the data centre and the best of the data centre to the public cloud, removing complexity so companies can spend less time managing their infrastructure and more time delivering value to their customers."

The system has been devised to encourage the movement of file data, which accounts for at least half of an organisation's on-premise data, to public clouds. Very little of this data is stored in public clouds due to performance and scale limitations.

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One clear example of businesses that could benefit from OneFS for Google Cloud is those in the media and entertainment industry, which commonly handle massive video files with 4K resolution. These files demand terabytes of storage and high throughput as well as low latency file storage, meaning it's difficult for production companies to manage large file workloads in the public cloud.

With the joint hybrid system, Dell claims, these companies can work across private and public clouds with consistent operations, with the added flexibility to scale if needed.

"We're proud to partner with Dell Technologies to deliver high-performance, scalable cloud storage services to our customers with OneFS for Google Cloud," said vice president of engineering at Google Cloud Rich Sanzi.

"Through this partnership, customers can more quickly and effectively leverage Dell Technologies storage solutions through Google Cloud and have access to the best of breed file storage solutions, across hybrid cloud environments."

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