Today at Dell EMC World, Mesosphere — the creators of DC/OS, a premier platform for building and running data-rich, containerized applications — announced a collaboration with Dell EMC to provide a reference architecture for customers to deploy DC/OS with select Dell EMC compute and storage infrastructure. Running Mesosphere DC/OS helps enable Dell EMC’s customers to offer their internal development and operations teams a public cloud-like experience within their own data centers — including best-in-class orchestration and management of containers and single-click deployment of big data services — while avoiding public cloud lock-in. By combining DC/OS with Dell EMC hardware, customers are expected to achieve better performance and cost savings, and consumability compared to other options.

Mesosphere and Dell EMC have a history of collaborating on behalf of customers. Last year, Mesosphere integrated REX-Ray by {code}, by Dell EMC a container storage orchestration engine to manage storage from multiple platforms, in DC/OS. Today’s announcement is a result of the natural evolution of the relationship, putting access to the leading technology for powering modern apps into the hands of Dell EMC customers.

This combined reference architecture will help enable customers to build and run modern applications that use containers and big data services within their on-premise infrastructure. In this reference architecture, Dell EMC ScaleIO and ScaleIO Ready Nodes provide a complete scale-out solution for compute and storage infrastructure for applications and and micro services. Mesosphere’s “Datacenter Operating System” (DC/OS) with ScaleIO provides a software platform that aggregates both compute and storage and provides a simple UI or CLI for application and container management and orchestration, single-click deployment of 100’s of data and devops services, and elastic scaling. Customers who follow the reference architecture will be using a proven solution that minimizes risk and simplifies deployment, and are supported by both Mesosphere and Dell EMC.