Driving growth with the right cloud

Nearly 90 percent of businesses have adopted cloud technologies to some degree, and 43 percent of those businesses wish they’d done so earlier. That’s because increasing agility, insight and innovation is easier with the right cloud solutions. Although hybrid cloud is now the model accepted as preferable for most organizations, the answer depends on individual business needs. Moreover, it can be challenging to determine how best to implement your cloud in a way that drives the most value for your customers and for your bottom line. And what about tomorrow? How do you keep your IT options open so you can scale or even change your cloud model to meet new requirements, quickly and affordably?

Being able to choose your own cloud destiny inspired us to share how some of our Dell customers are using cloud today. The new eBook called “Be Your Own Chief Cloud Officer” shows how you can use Dell Cloud Solutions to:

  • Control your path to help reduce risk and improve the services you deliver to your customers.
  • Know your costs so you can boost ROI and cut TCO.
  • Get your business future-ready with a flexible cloud platform that can evolve as needed.

Your time is precious, so the eBook is brief and to the point. A high-level overview touches on the technology and service choices you get with Dell Cloud Solutions. To give you some insight into the different paths companies take to the cloud, the eBook also provides three real-world examples of cloud use cases. Each snapshot summarizes the organization’s rationale for choosing Dell Cloud Solutions, what each infrastructure looks like and what the results are.

For instance, by migrating from a public cloud to a private cloud based on leased Dell servers, website ad auctioneer Zenovia Exchange scaled the number of auctions it processes per second from 60,000 to 600,000, boosted revenue by 1,000 percent, and gained the insight and control it needs to compete in an industry where performance is measured in milliseconds.

By building its own public cloud with end-to-end Dell technologies, eLearning provider IIHT cut storage costs by 80 percent, sped the time it takes to launch new curriculum to just 15 days, and increased the number of IT professionals it can teach per year from 60,000 to more than 100,000. This includes its global students — and now, its customers’ students as well.

By creating a hybrid cloud with public services from Quadria and IT from Dell, LeGuide.com quickly consolidated its physical servers to shrink the footprint supporting its shopping website as well as its acquired shopping portal, Ciao, by 40 percent. Plus, it boosted security and accelerated response times for shoppers, even when there are unexpected traffic spikes.

Take a few minutes and check out the “Be Your Own Chief Cloud Officer” eBook. You’ll see why a recent Forrester Consulting study shows that companies that implement an onsite Dell Cloud Solution powered by Intel® technologies realize more than $4.3 million in savings in software, storage and networking costs over three years.

And now we’d like to hear from you. How are you using cloud technologies today and how do you see your cloud evolving in the future? Leave us a comment with your thoughts.

About the Author: Adeel Omer

I work in the Global Marketing team, focused on Dell’s data center and cloud solutions. For the past five years, I’ve worked on enterprise solutions that affect our customers’ transformation in the data center, how Dell simplifies the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and uses its relationships with customers and partners to advance the benefits of technology. Prior to Dell, I worked as a software developer and architect.