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Dell-ivering pay-as-you-use IT solutions to SA businesses

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DELL Technologies has launched its APEX Custom Solutions in South Africa, a technology-as-a-service offering it says allows customers to easily scale their IT needs depending on their changing requirements and budget.

“Organisations across South Africa are fast-tracking technology implementation to drive long-term business success. But lack of budget and resources means they are looking for a more agile and simple way to continue their technology investments,” said Doug Woolley, Managing Director, Dell Technologies South Africa.

“APEX Custom Solutions allow businesses to acquire infrastructure and services, paying only for what they use, with the ability to scale up and down, and enables them to start using technology more quickly to help achieve their business goals.”

He said it offers flexible payment options, giving customers greater access to technology across Dell Technologies’ infrastructure stack including compute, storage, networking, virtualisation, and data protection.

“Tailored to today’s fast-paced business environment, organisations can work with Dell Technologies to plan, deploy and manage their entire IT footprint and choose how they consume and pay for IT solutions.”

This, said Woolley, helps reduce the time and complexity of acquiring, managing, maintaining, and servicing physical IT infrastructure.

“Customers can scale IT as needed to launch new applications, start new projects, and address the changing needs of their business. Dell Technologies and its partners architect and manage the infrastructure.”

How it works

Dell Technologies assists organisations to determine their hardware, software and services requirements to establish for today and plan for their future needs. From there, all technology is installed and made available to customers.

Usage is monitored with automated tools which allows Dell Technologies to respond quickly to new service requests, workload fluctuations and changes driven by the business to improve IT flexibility.

Customers can also customise configurations based on their workload and therefore avoid over-provisioning and control cost by paying for elastic resources only as they are consumed.

With the introduction of APEX Flex on Demand, organisations in South Africa can use a pay-per-use flexible consumption model for custom configurations, where elastic capacity is delivered and measured at the product level. For instance, customers can choose the term of the usage, the minimum commitment and cap costs.

The APEX Data Centre Utility is highly customisable and enables organisations to move part, or all, of their data centre operations into a pay-per-use model. With a monthly payment based on their actual usage, Dell Technologies can support and manage their data centre and its operations. There are no minimum capacity requirements for Data Centre Utility and reporting is individualised based on specific needs.

Woolley said APEX Custom Solutions would be available to Dell channel partners in South Africa, giving them the opportunity to unlock additional revenue and increase their margin benefits.

“Solution providers can play a major role in assessing and supporting their customers by helping them optimise their costs, resources and performance.” – GeekWire.co.za

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