• Extending cloud to the edge

    • Leverage the power of cloud for your edge environments.

    • Edge represents an incredible opportunity for organizations as they digitize business processes, and extract value from all of the data they collect from their operations. It also represents new challenges as organizations have to find a way to gain real-time insights across a massively distributed set of devices, with large data volumes in a cost effective manner. These constraints mean that the bulk of the data can never be transported back to centralized pivate or public clouds. Instead organizations need to provide local cloud resources that offer similar functionality, and can be automated and easily managed from afar. 

      Dell Technologies Cloud delivers consistent infrastructure and operations that spans private clouds, public clouds, and the edge allowing you to unlock the value of your data and power applications in all your environments. With intrinsic security and automation of key management tasks you can build a sustainable and secure cloud solution that supports the entire data lifecycle from pre-processing at edge locations all the way to advanced analytics and AI in centralized cloud locations. 

       

       

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      APEX Cloud Services

      APEX Cloud Services offer compute and storage resources that enable secure and consistent infrastructure and operations for your workloads across private and public cloud 

    • Digital Transformation comes to the edge

    • As every aspect of our lives and business goes online organizations are rapidly transforming how, and where business happens. The edge increasingly is where data is being created with it being anticipated that 70% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed at the edge. Attempting to manage this growth and data with traditional Cloud technology – where data is moved to and processed in centralized data centers – is becoming increasingly problematic. Challenges include:

      • Increasing latency. Sending data from edge devices to a data center and back significantly increases latency, which is unacceptable in use cases like self-driving cars where a millisecond delay in response can be dangerous.
      • Reliability issues. Enterprises may not be able to count on mission-critical or time-critical applications because of latency and bandwidth issues.
      • Rising costs. Moving massive amounts of data at high speed can quickly increase expenses.
      • Lack of bandwidth. There simply may not be enough bandwidth to handle the sheer volume of data generated by edge resources.
      • Increasing risks. The growing amount of data sent between edge devices and data center locations increases the attack surface.

      To manage data generated by edge environments more efficiently, many enterprises are turning to technology that decentralizes processing, shifting processing responsibilities to edge environments. By landing cloud capabilities out at the edge, organizations have more latitude to decide where a specific workload is best processed.

      The challenge for IT teams is that as enterprises incorporate more Cloud services and technologies, the task of managing them can become incredibly complex. Each Cloud platform has its own management framework and processes. Without consistent tools, operations and infrastructure, managing multiple Cloud resources can easily add cost and complexity while limiting innovation.

      To successfully reap the benefits of edge Cloud technologies and other Cloud products, enterprises need solutions that can unify public, private and edge resources on a single hybrid platform. That’s where Dell Technologies can help.

       


    • A simpler path to hybrid cloud and edge deployments


    • Dell Technologies Cloud is a suite of Cloud infrastructure solutions that utilize the expertise of Dell Technologies. Built on a robust HCI platform with Cloud software for management and orchestration, Dell Technologies Cloud improves the  hybrid Cloud computing experience with a consistent operating model for easier management across private Clouds, public Clouds and edge environments.

      Dell Technologies Cloud includes:
       
      • Dell Technologies Cloud Platform VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) delivers a turnkey experience that’s easy to deploy and manage due to the tight integration between VMware Cloud Foundation and VxRail. Organizations can now develop, test, and run cloud native applications alongside legacy applications on a single platform.
      • Validated Designs, Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs bring best-of-breed Dell EMC infrastructure that is interoperable with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and delivered as pre-tested designs with deployment guidance. Organizations can now meet the varied demands of workloads with independent scaling of compute and storage by building their own hybrid Cloud infrastructure with prescriptive building blocks.
      • Data Center as a Service (DCaaS), VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is an on-premises, fully-managed Data Center as-a-Service solution available via subscription. The solution is a combination of the latest VMware Cloud infrastructure software and Dell EMC VxRail hardware.
      • Support for all major Cloud partners, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, along with 4,200 additional Cloud providers.

       


    • What you can do with Dell Technologies Cloud

    • As a leading Cloud company, Dell Technologies provides solutions that enable enterprises to:

      • Simplify management of public, private and edge Cloud resources with a common set of tools and consistent infrastructure.
      • Streamline Cloud migration by providing familiar tools and models that reduce errors and create efficiencies for administrators as they move workloads to and between Cloud platforms.
      • Increase speed to market with the ability to access the right resources on the right Cloud at the right time.
      • Reduce costs with the ability to rely on flexible consumption and payment options across Clouds, minimizing expense and creating cost predictability.
      • Improve Cloud security with a single security framework that covers public, private and edge Clouds.

    • Additional Cloud solutions from Dell Technologies

    • Dell Technologies Cloud Solutions for storage combine cost effective, scalable and resilient data storage with native public cloud services to deliver the best of both worlds for cloud. These solutions are ideal for deploying demanding, data-intensive applications on multiple public clouds. With a fully-managed service by Dell Technologies, you can free up your valuable IT resources, too.

      Dell Technologies provides additional Cloud solutions for unlocking innovation and reducing complexity.

      • Data Protection for Cloud, hybrid Cloud and multi-cloud architecture helps enterprises transform their data centers for greater operational efficiency, scalability and resiliency throughout their entire Cloud infrastructure. Solutions include public Cloud protection, Cloud disaster recovery, long-term retention and hybrid Cloud integration.

    • FAQs: Extending Cloud to Edge Environments

    • How does Cloud at the edge differ from traditional deployments?
      Extending cloud capabilities at the edge can often mean deploying in a smaller footprint. It also means delivering resilient infrastructure that can be sustained with minimal physical intervention due to its nature of being deployed in massively distributed, and sometimes hard to service locations. As such it is critical to deploy infrastructure that can deliver the necessary service levels and performance, which often runs counter to how public cloud specifically have been built. 


      What are the benefits of edge Cloud computing?
      By distributing processing tasks away from data centers to edge locations, and deploying local cloud assets, organizations can enable more low-latency experiences for edge use cases and achieve real-time insights. This is particularly important for applications like self-driving cars, where a delay in processing data could be a life-threatening event. By placing clouds in edge environments organizations can also reduce costs by minimizing the amount of data required to be transferred over long distances. And edge computing helps to reduce bandwidth requirements and improve the reliability of edge applications.

       

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      Cloud Use Cases

      Access the right mix of technology to adapt at speed and unleash exciting new use cases that power your intelligent enterprise.

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      APEX Console

      The Dell Technologies APEX Console is a unified, self-service experience to increase agility, gain insight and maintain oversight throughout the APEX cloud and as-a-service journey.

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      VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

      A VMware managed on-premesis infrastructure, delivered as-a-service designed to run your most critical business workloads.