Cloud services have radically changed the way enterprises think about technology. Rather than provisioning, deploying managing and upgrading technology on-premises, enterprises can access IT resources as needed via the internet, paying only for resources they need.
While cloud computing services offer enormous benefits for enterprises, they also create management headaches for IT teams. Enterprises today use a wide variety of cloud resources —everything from public and private clouds to cloud edge computing and cloud services that provide infrastructure, development environments, software and more. Managing all these cloud environments can be chaotic. Successfully and securely migrating workloads between them can be risky, time-consuming and costly.
Dell Technologies Cloud reduces the complexity of managing cloud services and infrastructure. With solutions that simplify deployment and management of hybrid cloud environments, Dell Technologies Cloud enables enterprises to focus on innovation, reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance the customer experience.
Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs bring cloud capabilities to demanding workloads, driving improved performance, faster time-to-value and cloud investment protection.
A cloud service provides on-demand access to technology that is installed, run, managed and upgraded on a third-party provider’s system, rather than on a company’s own on-premise system. Rather than deploying, managing and upgrading technology on premises, enterprises can simply access a cloud service via the internet, paying only for the resources they need. Cloud services are massively scalable, enterprises can easily add or release resources to meet business demand.
While many IT resources are now available as cloud services, there are three types of offerings that are most commonly used by enterprises.
Additional services include Container-as-a-Service (CaaS), Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS), Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and many more.
For IT teams, cloud service offers both advantages and disadvantages. Cloud services free teams from the routine tasks of procuring, deploying, managing and upgrading technologies on site. Cloud services make it easy to scale rapidly, deploy quickly and reduce costs.
But managing multiple cloud services along with multiple clouds can become quite cumbersome, especially as each platform has its own management framework and processes. Constantly toggling between multiple platforms adds considerable time, cost and risk to the task of managing cloud infrastructure.
The solution: a hybrid cloud environment with a common management plane and a consistent set of tools and operations that can simplify management of cloud infrastructure. That’s exactly what enterprises get with Dell Technologies Cloud.
Dell Technologies Cloud provides a set of cloud infrastructure solutions to improve management of cloud services and infrastructure. This jointly engineered solution combines a robust hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform (VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail), a cloud management/orchestration tool (VCF) and full-stack integration to provide a simple and secure path to a hybrid cloud. Along with a complete portfolio of consulting, deployment, education and support services, Dell Technologies Cloud provides everything that IT teams need to run, manage, automate and secure application portfolios across multiple clouds and cloud services.
Dell Technologies Cloud includes:
Along with a single operational hub for managing hybrid cloud infrastructure, Dell Technologies provides a variety of additional cloud solutions.
What is a cloud service?
A cloud service is any IT service or technology that is delivered via the internet or a dedicated connection rather than being installed and managed on infrastructure on premises. Common cloud services provide software, development environments and infrastructure like compute, storage, networking and more.
What are the benefits of using a cloud service?
With a cloud service, IT teams are freed from the responsibility of deploying, managing and upgrading technology on-premises. Cloud services also offer massive scalability, allowing enterprises to quickly wrap up or scale down as business needs require. Enterprises pay only for the services they consume; cloud services can help to significantly reduce IT costs.
What are the challenges of managing cloud services?
As enterprises adopt a growing number of IT services and multiple cloud environments, the task of managing these diverse offerings and moving workloads between them can become quite challenging. As a result, IT teams may incur significant cost and added complexity, mitigating much of the value that cloud services provide.
Dell Technologies Cloud can help modernize your data center, unify hybrid cloud operations, build modern cloud apps and scale or migrate cloud workloads.
Dell Technologies Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS) provides the speed and flexibility of public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud.
Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services combine cost-effective, scalable and resilient data storage with native public clouds.