Cloud servers have radically changed the way that enterprises approach IT infrastructure. By providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) via an internet or dedicated network connection, cloud solutions allow enterprises to access compute power on- demand while no longer needing to worry about the underlying infrastructure. Cloud servers enable enterprises to scale rapidly while reducing the cost of provisioning compute power.
As enterprises adopt a growing number of cloud technologies, the task of managing cloud servers and other cloud infrastructure can quickly become a challenge for IT teams. Every cloud platform has its own tools and processes, creating a cumbersome management experience that results in added cost, complexity and risk.
When seeking a way to manage cloud servers with greater efficiency and ease, more enterprises today look to solutions from Dell Technologies.
A cloud server is a virtual server that is operated in a cloud environment and accessed via the internet. Cloud servers provide the same functions as physical servers, but they offer several additional benefits.
Managing a single cloud server is not a significant challenge. But when multiple Cloud servers are combined with other cloud services and public, private and edge cloud environments, IT teams can quickly become overwhelmed by the difficulty of managing multi-cloud solutions. The task of cloud migration – critical to moving applications and workloads to the right Cloud resource – can stretch out to days, weeks or months as administrators are limited by unfamiliar tools and inconsistent infrastructure.
Dell Technologies Cloud is a suite of cloud solutions that make it easier to deploy and manage a hybrid cloud. Providing a single operational hub with a consistent operating model, Dell Technologies Cloud simplifies management of cloud servers, applications, storage, networking and other resources across public cloud, private cloud and edge locations.
Dell Technologies Cloud includes:
The foundation of Dell Technologies Cloud is an HCI platform, VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail, and a set of software components, VCF, that greatly simplify deployment and lifecycle management of hybrid cloud. VCF provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking and cloud security, along with cloud management tools for running traditional or containerized enterprise apps in private or public cloud environments. Dell Technologies HCI platform can support the most demanding workloads and applications. Together, these technologies provide the simplicity, flexibility and economics of public cloud as well as the security, control and reliability of private cloud infrastructure.
With Dell Technologies Cloud, enterprises can:
What is a cloud server?
In cloud computing, a cloud server is a virtual server that provides a business with compute power delivered via the internet.
What are the benefits of a cloud server?
A cloud server enables enterprises to avoid the capital expense and effort of provisioning, deploying, managing and upgrading physical servers on-premises. A cloud server provides compute power on-demand, enabling easy scalability as computing requirements change. With a cloud server, enterprises pay only for the resources they consume, helping to significantly reduce costs.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing provides convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of virtualized computing resources that can be provisioned quickly and accessed via the Internet or a dedicated network connection. Cloud computing enables businesses to access compute power, storage, networking and other IT technologies as-a-service, avoiding the need to provision physical infrastructure on-premises.
Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs bring cloud capabilities to demanding workloads, driving improved performance, faster time-to-value and cloud investment protection.
Dell Technologies Cloud enables consistent cloud management across all major public, private and hybrid clouds with a single vendor experience.
Dell Technologies Cloud can help modernize your data center, unify hybrid cloud operations, build modern cloud apps and scale or migrate cloud workloads.