Dell India Offers SaaS Applications on the Cloud

by Manu Sharma    Jan 06, 2010

Dell India today launched its portfolio of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for large enterprises, small and medium businesses across the country. The new SaaS applications provide customers with cloud-based IT services that help simplify and automate IT management and reduce overall IT costs.

Dell s cloud-based application is currently doing pilot projects for 10 customers in India and the company hopes to bag its first customer this January.
According to Sameer Garde, managing director & GM-large enterprises, enterprises today allocate their thin IT resources and budget towards just maintaining IT legacy. "But three years ago, Dell has proven that about 80% of the IT budgets can be reduced to about 60% by moving on the cloud platform," he said.
The new Dell SaaS applications add cloud-based IT services to the existing consulting, support and managed service capabilities under Dell services — a new organisation formed by the merger of Perot Systems.
Garde said with Dell s new IT services, enterprises can leverage SaaS to solve key issues around distributed device management, remote infrastructure monitoring and business continuity and compliance.
"We have about 2,500 active Dell customers in India and we are targeting not just Dell users, but a host of others as well," said Sridhar S, director-marketing India relationship of Dell India.    
Dell has some of the well-known companies like Google, Amazon, Ebay completely on the Dell cloud platform, said Garde.
The SaaS applications help businesses lower total cost of ownership of their IT infrastructure with fewer dedicated staff while reducing complexity of the operations, by introducing various remote-based and tool-based services solutions.
The platform offers configurable, flexible options with minimal upfront costs for customers and channel partners to quickly deploy just the applications and managed services they need to achieve superior IT business impact.

"These secure services automate common system management, remote monitoring and business continuity functions to reduce the cost and complexity of managing IT infrastructure, and are specifically designed to address today s ever increasing challenges with mobility, distributed organisations, security, compliance and disaster preparedness," said Sridhar.
Dell is offering a broad portfolio of new SaaS applications across three key IT infrastructure management areas: Client device management; Remote Infrastructure monitoring and Continuity and Compliance management.