Yesterday, we announced the newest version of Dell Cloud Manager (v11). This release helps to further simplify the management and consumption of distributed cloud applications and services across organizations from an intuitive, single-pane-of-glass management console. New features include:

  • a custom catalog for users to upload their own applications and services into
  • standards-based blueprints
  • cloud support for Windows Azure Pack and Digital Ocean
  • auto-scaling and auto-recovery for deployed applications
  • a virtual appliance for on-premises customers

Innovating to meet customer needs 

When we announced the beta launch of Dell Cloud Marketplace – a Dell-curated catalog of cloud services and applications – during Dell World 2014, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Customers wanted their own customizable on-premises version of the Cloud Marketplace: a place where administrators and power users could upload services and applications, re-package internal IT resources, and give access to others within their organization. With Dell Cloud Manager v11, we are bringing that functionality to market for all our customers, both on-premises and SaaS.

Our TOSCA-based blueprints are the building blocks that make up this catalog. We chose TOSCA because it is an open standard, supported by both vendor and open-source products. We believe that using a common standard allows greater flexibility today and will continue to deliver more portability and agility in the future.

Customers also want reliable, repeatable application deployments. To better meet this need, we introduced recovery automation and auto-scaling. Auto-scaling helps maintain application availability, allowing application components to scale up or down automatically based on pre-defined triggers and parameters. Dell Cloud Manager’s auto-healing and recovery functionality replaces impaired instances and unhealthy applications without manual intervention. 

First to market with Microsoft hybrid cloud 

Dell Cloud Manager is the first and only cloud management solution in the market to support both Windows Azure Pack and Microsoft Azure public cloud. Based on our conversations with customers, we see rapidly increasing support in the enterprise for hybrid cloud deployments. In order to support a Microsoft-centric hybrid cloud solution, we’ve added support for Windows Azure Pack and strengthened our support for Azure public. 

If you would like to learn more about Dell Cloud Manager v11 or are interested in attending a live demo webinar we’re holding later this month, visit