It is time to become Data-First Organization: Dell

Aanchal Ghatak
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Organizations are increasingly adopting Multi-cloud strategies for their remote working requirements, they are facing challenges ranging from unpredictable costs to security vulnerabilities.


To stay relevant and competitive in this era, organizations are overcoming multi-cloud complexities and finding success with Dell Technologies Cloud solutions. Dell Technologies hybrid cloud delivers the cloud consistency to help customers reach new levels of business agility, reliability and control with a simplified and consistent approach.



Srinivas Rao, Sr. Director, System Engineering tells more. Excerpts:

DQ: How are you helping customers during these uncertain times? How has been the rise of adoption of cloud solutions in recent times? 

Srinivas Rao: 
We are always at the forefront of bringing innovative solutions for our customers to help them address their changing needs. Amidst the ‘new normal’, organisations have adopted the remote working culture and have realized the need to adopt multi-cloud solutions which will enable them to maintain business continuity.
In fact more and more organisations are adopting multi-cloud solutions to sustain and thrive in these uncertain times. Multi-cloud helps customers achieve business objectives which are difficult to accomplish by using private-only and/or hybrid cloud architectures.

However, multi-cloud comes with its own set of challenges ranging from unpredictable costs to security vulnerabilities. Cloud solves these challenges while enabling customers to establish a hybrid cloud strategy that aligns IT resources with business and application needs.

It also allows customers to simplify their IT operations, attain control and visibility of their cloud infrastructure while reducing the total cost of ownership. It makes hybrid clouds simpler to deploy and manage regardless of where data and applications reside.


Moreover, Our Cloud Solutions combines the power of VMware software and Dell Technologies infrastructure to provide a consistent operating model and simplified management across public cloud, private cloud and edge locations, eliminating silos through a single operational hub.

DQ: What is your Multi-Cloud focus for 2020 and what are its benefits? 

Srinivas Rao: In the year 2020, our focus has been to give our customers control over their data and applications while allowing them to choose where they want their data to reside without any management or overall multi- cloud deployment complexity.
Therefore, we have taken a ‘customer-first’ approach which keeps us on the path to innovating and creating solutions that will be most beneficial to our customers in the current times and will make them future-ready.

Multi-cloud allows organizations to realize the main benefits cloud services offer such as agility, scalability, redundancy, and cost-effectiveness. Companies turn to multi-cloud to achieve business objectives which are difficult to accomplish by using private-only and/or hybrid cloud architectures.


Since data has become the most valuable asset in the era of digitalization, it is important to focus on a cloud strategy with a data first mindset. This helps in delivering solutions which will help customers in their digital transformation journey and will keep their data safe, protected and available, as and when they need it.

DQ: Tell us about your cloud solutions tailored specifically as per customer requirements. 

Srinivas Rao: We believe in maintaining close proximity with our customers and listening to their evolving needs. This helps us in tailoring solutions as per the requirements of our customers. For instance, in these uncertain times, many of our customers are trying to adopt multi-cloud strategies that meet the requirements of their workloads and support their applications while not exceeding the IT budget. Keeping this in mind, we have been able to provide significant updates to Dell Technologies Cloud platform and as a result, have been able to cater to their growing needs in a tailored manner.
With our cloud advancements, organizations can more easily create a modern applications experience in every cloud, close the cloud-native skills gap and get the most out of their entire infrastructure.
DQ: Tell us about your focus on data first approach and how it will impact the critical IT efficiency. 
Srinivas Rao: In this data era, the combination of massive amounts of data and unparalleled technology innovation has given enterprises the opportunity to transform into disruptive digital powerhouses.
So, as these organizations prepare themselves to make the optimal use of their data capital, we believe they will eventually transform into what is called a ‘Data-First Organization’ in the future.

Therefore, it is the need of the hour for organizations to adopt a ‘data-first’ approach. This means that businesses that are on their digital transformation path, to meet their future data needs, need to realize that they need a new architecture and new IT approach. In fact, this is precisely what we have been recommending to our customers.

This approach will help the businesses understand their data patterns and enable them to pick apt IT solutions, customized for their everyday needs - allowing them to have greater IT efficiency. This approach entails that ‘data’ is the core to success in the current times, hence understanding how to maximize output by securing insights safely, is key to business success.

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