Dell Technologies: Solutions as a Service for Containers and Kubernetes Use Cases


Cloud native technologies are the new standard for developing and delivering the next generation of business applications. Modernizing your application approach means adopting the use of containers with Kubernetes orchestration. But can your infrastructure support these new constructions?

Dell Technologies APEX is the right platform for modernizing applications. It provides simple and consistent cloud experiences delivered as a service. When APEX private and hybrid cloud are combined with VMware Tanzu, it offers a pragmatic approach by helping you extend your existing architecture to support emerging containerized microservices alongside your existing virtualized monolithic applications. APEX Private and Hybrid Cloud can also be the platform for other Kubernetes distributions. APEX Data Storage Services can be used as persistent storage to scale storage independently and provide unique storage services for your modern applications. Custom APEX Flex solutions on demand provides elastic capacity for your modern applications while the Data Center Utility helps you implement a pay-as-you-go model for your modern applications infrastructure.

Examples of use cases

What does this mean from a practical point of view? We have assembled a diverse collection of examples of use cases which illustrate the use of containers with APEX. These include:

    • A demonstration of the advanced driver assistance system shows the processing of video streams with real-time object detection using APEX Private Cloud with open source components. See the demo.

    • How to set up a full Platform-as-a-Service environment with VMware Tanzu on Dell EMC VxRail, the foundation of APEX cloud services. See the reference architecture.

    • An overview of performance tests for image processing on Dell PowerEdge servers that can be delivered through APEX Custom Services. See the benchmark report.

    • Deployment guidance for Microsoft SQL Server big data clusters on VMware Tanzu on Dell EMC VxRail, the foundation of APEX cloud services. See the reference architecture.

    • Find out how to deploy persistent storage for cloud native applications with Dell EMC PowerStore, the foundation of APEX cloud services. See the reference architecture.

    • Use Knative and TensorFlow serverless technology to build and run an APEX private cloud image recognition application. See the demo.

Listen to the customer’s point of view

Perhaps the best use case is the example of a customer. We’ve also put together some descriptions of how customers across different industries are using Dell Technologies containers and infrastructure.

    • Dell Digital is the organization that runs one of the world’s best business websites – – as well as Dell’s internal IT infrastructure. They were able to accelerate the development of applications with containers using building blocks that can be delivered as custom APEX solutions. See the infographic.

    • Trintech is a financial services software provider that offers a SaaS model. They use VMware Tanzu on PowerEdge ready nodes that can be delivered as custom APEX solutions. As a result, they were able to increase the operational efficiency of their application infrastructure. See the video.

    • Raytheon has deployed a multizone configuration for a modern application infrastructure based on Dell EMC VxRail, the foundation of APEX cloud services. This solution helps reduce the use of aviation fuel for the United States Armed Forces. See the video.

To learn more

Are you ready to accelerate your application modernization with support for containers and Kubernetes orchestration? Access APEX with Dell Technologies.


Dell Technologies Inc. published this content on November 29, 2021 and is solely responsible for the information it contains. Distributed by Public, unedited and unmodified, on November 29, 2021 04:10:09 PM UTC.


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