Building a CI platform requires a substantial amount of highly technical skills, deep product knowledge across an IT ecosystem of diverse components, and significant testing and validation resources. It also involves substantial risk. Cobbling together products from various vendors can significantly increase interoperability issues and support complexities. Ready Stack from Dell EMC addresses these issues by providing:
Ready Stack brings the benefits of CI without the needless complexities and risks, in an open and flexible architecture, enabling IT organizations to innovate rather than remediate. Ready Stack incorporates many Dell Technologies products and tools, such as iDRAC and VMware plug-ins, that are appropriate for the stack to improve ease of management and agility of the solution.
Add-ons such as Dell Boomi and Big Switch Networks’ Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) enhance the value and ease of management. Dell Boomi data management is a comprehensive cloud-native platform that provides connectivity to more than 200 applications and 1,000 unique endpoints. It enables you to move, manage, and govern data across the enterprise. Big Switch Networks’ BCF, the industry’s first software-defined networking data center fabric, provides physical network automation and enhanced troubleshooting capabilities for VMware products such as vSphere, NSX, vSAN, and Integrated OpenStack.