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Dell Technologies and Google are jointly delivering connectivity between Dell storage and Google Cloud in the form of Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud.

OneFS for Google Cloud is said to deliver a native cloud experience combining the scalability and performance of scale-out network-attached storage with Google Cloud's analytics and compute services.

As much as 50PB of data can be shared in a single filesystem between on-premises Dell EMC Isilon storage and Google Cloud without changes or adjustments to applications.

"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. For companies to turn their data into competitive differentiators, they need a way to manage it seamlessly and consistently, no matter where it resides," said Dell Technologies senior vice president and general manager of cloud platforms and solutions Deepak Patil.

"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."

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

"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."

Translational Genomics Research Institute CIO James Lowey said As a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results, one of the things we're keenly aware of is that our patients don't have the luxury of time.

"We feel it's really important to take our workflows and be able to compute against the data where it lies. In taking a hybrid approach, we can have these cloud native workflows and run them on internal resources and private and public clouds.

"As a longtime Dell EMC Isilon customer, we moved our entire high-performance computing infrastructure to an Isilon storage foundation. Having OneFS in Google's cloud is particularly exciting because it allows us to take the data from our private cloud in our high-performance computing lab into the public cloud, giving us a whole new dimension of capabilities that we could really only dream of a year ago."

In related news, Dell announced new capabilities for Dell Technologies Cloud.

Dell Technologies Cloud now provides a simple and direct path to Kubernetes from a single environment, with support for containerised workloads and traditional virtual machines on the same Dell EMC VxRail infrastructure.

By combining VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 and Dell EMC VxRail in a single solution, the company enables a consistent approach across all cloud locations so VMware administrators can use familiar tools to manage modern apps that combine both containers and virtual machines from a single operating environment.

Updates to the Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution powered by VMware within Dell Technologies Cloud provides customers with more appliance and bandwidth capability options for rapid deployment of SD-WAN in a single solution.

This is said to help improve performance for demanding workloads such as VOIP, video streaming and VDI, as well as ensuring application performance and business continuity.

Dell Financial Services' new payment flexibility program is intended to help customers manage cash flow and preserve capital by offering a 0% interest rate with no up-front payment and a payment holiday of up to 180 days.

The company intends to make $9 billion available in financing this year.

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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