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Dell Technologies Powers the World’s Largest Fully Automated Port in Singapore with Multicloud


Dell Technologies is playing a critical role in powering PSA Singapore (PSA) to build Tuas Port, the world’s largest fully automated, intelligent, and sustainable port, by the 2040s. PSA is taking a multicloud approach using Dell solutions to revolutionise port operations and create an intelligent logistics ecosystem that helps PSA enhance operational efficiency and boost capabilities for handling massive cargo volumes.

PSA, a leading port operator and supply chain solutions provider in Singapore, seeks to elevate the nation’s global standing and transform its logistics landscape. This transformation journey with Dell Technologies is expected to increase the port’s handling capacity to 65 million units, almost doubling the volume of 37 million units handled in 2022.

Central to this initiative is the need for a modernised and sustainable supply chain that can cater to high-performance processing needs, for tasks such as big data analytics. Dell Technologies supported PSA with the integration of a multicloud foundation which plays a crucial role in expediting cargo’s time-to-market and helps PSA seamlessly navigate the complexities of modern logistics. It also advances PSA’s ambition to establish an ecosystem of communities connected with interoperability through a global “Internet of Logistics” (IoL) initiative. Companies within the ecosystem will then be able to share applications and data services seamlessly.

“Dell Technologies is committed to driving technological innovations that redefine industries and create sustainable solutions for the future,” said Andy Sim, Vice President and Managing Director, Singapore, at Dell Technologies. “Working together with PSA, Singapore is becoming a pivotal ocean-air freight hub and is paving the way for expanded route options for shipping companies worldwide.”

Innovation and Efficiency Unleashed with Dell

Multicloud helps organisations unlock best-in-class capabilities to better manage their data on both public and private clouds with agility. The technological backbone of PSA’s initiative is an array of solutions from Dell Technologies, including Dell VxRail, complemented by Dell Unity XT storage and Dell PowerScale storage systems. Dell Technologies is also collaborating with partners such as VMware to design a software-defined data centre (SDDC) with multicloud capabilities for PSA.

The integrated solution increases the flexibility and scalability of PSA’s IT infrastructure. With more configurations and all-flash nodes, it not only doubles the storage capacity, but also leverages data to support a wide range of applications including AI driven ones.  Some of these workloads include hands-free container loading and unloading, the analysis of port traffic trends, as well as the ability to predict vessel movements and detect congestion hotspots in Singapore’s waters.

Granting Access to SaaS and PaaS

Under this partnership, PSA is equipped with centralised, on-demand access to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) options applicable with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), Dell Unity XT, and Dell PowerScale storage solutions.

“PSA employees can now deploy PaaS and SaaS with unprecedented ease regardless of location and gain increased insights, controls, and access to virtualised platforms,” added Andy. “These solutions from Dell translate to greater data usage, hardware utilisation, and higher operational efficiency.”

With the implementation of the SDDC and added flexibility and automation, IT personnel at the mega port can focus on innovation to stay competitive. The adoption of a multicloud platform strategy with Dell Technologies has played a vital role in accelerating new product and software deployment times from months to weeks—a testament to its increased operational agility.

Dell Technologies’ enduring partnership with PSA paves the way for continued collaboration as it expands its multicloud strategy and its use of artificial intelligence-powered applications to better predict and analyse port traffic, resulting in faster docking times and reduced fuel consumption.

“By working closely alongside technology partners such as Dell Technologies, PSA aims to create an ecosystem of connected logistical operational platforms, enabling plug-and-play exchange and interoperability among our logistics and supply chain partners.” said Sriram Ramanujam, Assistant Vice President, PSA. “Dell’s experience working with global enterprises in a variety of industries and within complex environments enables us to build resilience, agility and scalability as we continue our vision to be a supply chain orchestrator, realise the Internet of Logistics and keep trade flowing in a sustainable manner.”

As PSA’s ambitions to become a global leader in maritime logistics and environmental sustainability continue to take shape, Dell Technologies remains committed to working hand-in-hand with like-minded partners – such as PSA – to push boundaries, drive innovation and champion transformational solutions that reshape industries and set new benchmarks for excellence.