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what is smartInfrastructure with Dell?

Dell is known as a market leader in server technology. With the addition of Nebulon’s smartInfrastructure technology, you’ll get cloud SaaS-based management and control for on-prem, server-based enterprise application data with automated infrastructure operations in your versatile Dell PowerEdge Servers – no external array needed.

smartInfrastructure is made up of a SaaS-based cloud control plane called Nebulon ON which powers an on-prem data plane comprised of IoT endpoints called SPUs (Services Processing Units) embedded in your Dell application server. Each SPU runs a full stack of enterprise data services for shared or local storage applications, connects directly to the SSDs inside the server, and is the perfect companion to Dell’s compute solutions, optimized for virtualization, bare metal databases, and containerized applications.

why smartInfrastructure for Dell?

get the power of cloud-based management for your on-premises data

Benefit from AI-assisted analytics and administration, simple and powerful automation at-scale and ‘gmail-like’ software updates as-a-service with cloud-based management

eliminate the expense of traditional storage arrays

Cut your storage solution cost by up to 50%

avoid the restrictions of hyperconverged infrastructure

HCI consumes up to 25% of your server CPU, memory, and network resources and has limited OS support. With smartInfrastructure you get 100% of your application server to run your critical workloads on any OS with no server resource overhead and support for any OS.

no new vendor required

The Nebulon solution and support is available as a Dell Technology server option

see nebulon & Dell in action

smartInfrastructure with Dell EMC: an API-first solution

build a self-service storage experience for your application owners with a solution that puts the APP first

nebulon ON UI with tailored application templates


modernize your VMware, KVM, or Hyper-V server-storage fleet without feature sacrifice

smartInfrastructure for VMware blueprint


deploy a simple, cloud-like platform on premises for Kubernetes

smartInfrastructure for Kubernetes blueprint

bare metal

simplify single-instance or clustered SQL databases on bare metal

smartInfrastructure for Linux blueprint

cloud native

bring enterprise data services to distributed NoSQL databases or message brokers deployed on premises

smartInfrastructure for Cloud Native Apps

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