Dell delivers lineup of on-prem, pay-per-use hardware

Dell is launching a new offering of managed storage, server, and hyperconverged infrastructure that can be deployed in a company’s own data center, at edge locations or in colocation facilities, and enterprises pay for capacity as needed.

Dubbed Dell Apex, it includes storage, cloud services, and a console for streamlined management. The launch coincides with the kickoff of Dell Technologies World 2021, which is being held virtually this year.

Pay-per-use hardware models such as Dell Apex and HPE GreenLake are designed to deliver cloud-like pricing structures and flexible capacity to private data centers. The concept of pay-per-use hardware isn’t new, but the buzz around it is growing. Enterprises are looking for alternatives to buying equipment outright for workloads that aren’t a fit for public cloud environments.

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