Enterprises can reap the benefits of public and private cloud infrastructure while simplifying operations and enabling easier workload mobility between cloud solutions.
But what is hybrid cloud infrastructure exactly, and how does it solve the challenges of managing multiple public and private clouds and edge cloud? Visit our Dell Technologies Cloud resources page for answers to these questions and more.
Cloud computing enables organizations to access computing services over the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis rather than purchasing, installing, managing and maintaining computing technology on-premises. Cloud computing services may include access to servers, storage, software, networking, databases, analytics, intelligence and other resources. One of the most significant benefits of cloud computing is that it enables organizations to add or release capacity quickly and without capital expense in order to scale up or down to meet business demands.
A hybrid cloud is a cloud computing solution made of two or more cloud infrastructures, and one that contains both public and private cloud environments. This makes it easier to manage resources across the cloud infrastructure. Hybrid cloud technology also enables easier data and application portability cloud.
A public cloud is a cloud environment that is managed by a third-party provider. Public cloud products are built on a foundation of virtualization and involve IT resources that are pooled and shared across customers. Public clouds provide compute, storage and networking resources on demand via the internet or a dedicated network connection. A private cloud is also a virtualized data center that provides access to computing services via the internet, but private cloud services are offered only to users within an organization. The infrastructure for a company’s private cloud may be hosted on-premises or off-site within a data center.
While a hybrid cloud includes both private and public cloud resources, multi-cloud architecture includes multiple public cloud solutions and may or may not include a private cloud. The most significant difference between multi and hybrid clouds is that multi-cloud architecture does not have a common management plane —administrators must manage each platform individually.
A hybrid cloud is designed to minimize the complexity of managing multiple public and private clouds and edge cloud resources. Every cloud platform comes with its own set of tools and processes, complicating the task of managing resources and moving workloads between cloud environments. By providing a single operational hub for managing multiple resources, a hybrid cloud can significantly reduce complexity, speed, innovation and optimize costs.
Theoretically, a hybrid cloud should make it easier for IT teams to manage cloud resources and to balance capital and operational expense when procuring cloud services. Successful management of a hybrid cloud requires a solution that can provide a consistent operational experience, infrastructure and services across all public, private and edge cloud resources.
By reducing costs and enabling cloud workloads to be optimally aligned with the right cloud resources, hybrid clouds enable businesses to innovate more quickly while delivering differentiated value to customers.
While hybrid clouds offer great promise, they are intrinsically complex. Very few solutions exist that provide the consistency in management, operations, and infrastructure needed to significantly simplify management of multiple cloud resources. Working with a trusted partner is critical to deploying a solution that can capture the simplicity, flexibility and economics of public cloud as well as the security, control and reliability of private cloud infrastructure. Hybrid cloud management solutions must be able to accelerate cloud migration, support traditional and containerized applications, provide a single security framework that covers all clouds, and improve application and workload portability between clouds.
Dell Technologies Cloud is a hybrid cloud solution that uses the expertise of Dell Technologies. Simply put, Dell Technologies Cloud makes hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage. By providing a consistent management experience with infrastructure and operations across public, private and edge cloud resources, Dell Technologies Cloud helps to streamline operations, lower total cost of ownership and enable workloads to be easily assigned to the optimal cloud resources.
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