- Dell and Microsoft announced they are teaming up to offer enterprises the Cloud Platform System Standard.
- The system combines servers, storage and software in an integrated box that allows enterprises to easily connect to Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
- The service is aimed at customers that want to build out a hybrid cloud environment or provide more computing and storage capacity when needed.
The new offering is designed to lower the entry point and make it possible for smaller companies to deploy, reducing the investment risk for companies that want to move to a hybrid cloud environment. Customers can rent Cloud Platform System Standard for $9,000 a month.
The hybrid model is popular option, but the complexity of putting the software and hardware together can be a barrier. A system from partners like Dell and Microsoft, that includes a flexible pricing model, could make the new system appealing.
"The pricing model is pretty incredible; you only get charged for what you use, which basically removes every objection from a financing perspective," said Patrick Moorhead, principal at Moor Insights & Strategy.