Cloud based services provide information technology (IT) as a service over the Internet or dedicated network, with delivery on demand, and payment based on usage. Cloud based services range from full applications and development platforms, to servers, storage, and virtual desktops.
Corporate and government entities utilize cloud based services to address a variety of application and infrastructure needs such as CRM, database, compute, and data storage. Unlike a traditional IT environment, where software and hardware are funded up front by department and implemented over a period of months, cloud based services deliver IT resources in minutes to hours and align costs to actual usage. As a result, organizations have greater agility and can manage expenses more efficiently. Similarly, consumers utilize cloud based services to simplify application utilization, store, share, and protect content, and enable access from any web-connected device.
Cloud based services have several common attributes:
Among the many types of cloud based services delivered internally or by third party service providers, the most common are:
Cloud based services offer numerous benefits to include:
Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services provide Storage-as-a-Service that’s directly connected to multiple clouds for disaster recovery, analytics, test/dev and other use cases. Cloud Storage Services free IT teams from system management while delivering enterprise-grade data security, capacity, replication, performance and availability in the public cloud. With this Dell Technologies offering, enterprises can easily leverage their preferred clouds and switch easily between them at any time based on the needs of applications. Cloud storage services help to avoid vendor lock-in as data is independent of the cloud.
Cloud data storage is a technology for storing data in which data is transmitted via the Internet and stored on remote systems that may span multiple servers and locations. Cloud storage may be delivered by a service provider or installed on premises in a company’s own data center, or some combination of both.
What is cloud object storage?
Cloud object storage is a format for storing data in the cloud, where data is managed as objects that contain data, metadata and a global identifier. Object storage is ideal for cloud applications because of its ability to scale massively and for its accessibility through common APIs.
What is hybrid cloud storage?
Hybrid cloud storage is a way of managing cloud storage that relies on both on-premises and off-site storage resources. Hybrid cloud storage connects on-premises systems with cloud storage and can be managed as a single, homogenous storage solution.
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