• The challenge of multi-cloud storage

    • Multi-cloud architecture is the de facto standard today as enterprises seek to manage workloads with a variety of public and private Cloud resources. While a multi-cloud approach enables IT teams to choose the ideal Cloud for each workload, it also creates a great deal of complexity for managing multi-cloud storage. To simplify storage in Cloud environments, enterprises need solutions that can work transparently across Cloud environments, providing consistent infrastructure and operations for more efficient storage management.

      Dell Technologies provides an industry-leading portfolio of storage solutions that integrate easily with Cloud infrastructure, improving performance and efficiency of multi-cloud storage while delivering a familiar and simpler management experience.

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      Cloud Storage Services

      Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services combine cost effective scalable and resilient data storage with native public Clouds.

    • Multi-cloud storage from Dell Technologies

    • Dell Technologies Cloud combines the power of VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell Technologies infrastructure, delivering a consistent hybrid Cloud experience across private, public and edge Cloud environments. With Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs, enterprises can meet their most demanding multi-cloud storage workloads with Dell Technologies best-of-breed, pre-tested infrastructure designed for hybrid environments. Using Validated Designs, IT teams can now support new and legacy workloads with intensive storage requirements in the most efficient way possible.

      With Dell Technologies Validated Designs for multi-cloud storage solutions, enterprises can:

      • Accelerate time-to-value with pre-tested infrastructure and deployment guidance.
      • Improve performance with independent scaling of storage.
      • Leverage existing investments in multi-cloud and hybrid Cloud storage infrastructure.

    • Multi-cloud storage through Validated Designs

    • The Cloud data storage solutions available through Validated Designs include:

      • Dell EMC Unity XT – a no-compromise midrange storage solution. Offering all-flash and hybrid flash arrays, Dell Technologies Unity XT solutions are designed for high-speed access to data, optimal efficiency, a simple management experience and all-inclusive software for multi-cloud storage requirements. A modern NVMe-ready design makes these solutions perfect for the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals.
      • Dell EMC PowerMax – an end-to-end NVMe multi-cloud storage solution. PowerMax’ architecture includes a true scale-out design with storage class memory (SCM) for persistent storage. In-line, global de-duplication and compression provide extreme efficiency even when scaling. IT administrators can consolidate block, mainframe, file and IBM i workloads on a single array, along with modern, real-time analytics apps. And PowerMax provides six 9s availability along with the highest level of automation, AI/ML and data protection.

    • Dell Technologies Storage as a Service

    • Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services makes it easy to connect best-of-breed multi-cloud storage solutions to the enterprise’s Clouds of choice. This Storage-as-a-Service solution is ideal for deploying demanding applications to the Cloud for analytics, disaster recovery or test/dev, or for supporting specific use cases for unstructured data in specific vertical markets.

      With Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services, enterprises can:

      • Rely on Dell Technologies expertise to get the Cloud faster.
      • Free IT teams from the burden of system management.
      • Take advantage of enterprise-grade data security, capacity, performance, availability and replication in the public Cloud.
      • Leverage public Cloud resources and switch between them at any time based on the needs of applications and workloads.
      • Maximize the security, control and resiliency of Cloud data.
      • Scale storage as applications require and while only paying for storage consumed.

    • Additional infrastructure for multi-cloud storage

    • As the #1-ranked Cloud infrastructure provider, Dell Technologies provides a variety of Cloud-enabled infrastructure for multi-cloud storage environments.

      • Dell EMC Isilon CloudPools software seamlessly integrates with the Cloud as an additional storage tier for Isilon clusters through policy-based, automatic tiering. 
      • Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition and Cloud Tiering Appliance makes it possible to deploy a virtual storage appliance in the Cloud or automatically tier storage to the Cloud for more flexibility in unified storage. 
      • CloudIQ simplifies daily storage management tasks with health monitoring, insights and analytics that help to monitor, analyze and troubleshoot storage environments. 
      • ClarityNow delivers a unified view of all file and object storage on premises and in the Cloud.
      • Dell EMC Cloud Data Protection products protect workloads running in the Cloud, simplify backup and recovery, and tier Cloud storage for long-term retention – all with a cost-optimized minimal footprint.

    • FAQs: What is multi-cloud storage?

    • What is Cloud storage?

      Cloud storage is a storage architecture where physical data is sent via the Internet to be stored on remote servers – possibly multiple servers in multiple locations. Cloud storage may be managed by third-party service provider or within an enterprise’s own data center, or both. 

      What is multi-cloud storage?

      Multi-cloud storage refers to storage architectures that store data on multiple Cloud storage systems in order to achieve redundancy, cost-savings and improved performance.

      What is hybrid Cloud storage?

      Hybrid Cloud storage is a system for storing data that includes both data storage on premises and in the Cloud. By enabling data to be stored in a variety of locations, a hybrid Cloud storage system can help to reduce costs, simplify management and address issues of data sovereignty, security and latency.

      What is Cloud object storage?

      Cloud object storage is a technology for storing data in the Cloud as objects rather than as files. An object includes data, metadata and a unique global identifier. Object storage is considered to be better for Cloud applications because of its ability to support unlimited data growth.

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      Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs

      Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs bring Cloud capabilities to demanding workloads, driving improved performance, faster time to value, and Cloud investment protection.

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      Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

      Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms (DTCP) powers the industry's fastest hybrid Cloud deployment, with full integration with VMware Cloud Foundation.

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      Dell Technologies Cloud

      Simplify, streamline and automate Cloud operations with Dell Technologies Cloud -  the industry's fastest hybrid Cloud deployment.