Public cloud services have come a long way in a decade. Where enterprises once thought of the cloud as a single entity, public cloud offerings today are highly differentiated and provide IT teams with enormous flexibility for deploying workloads to the cloud. By choosing the right cloud service for each application, enterprises can significantly increase application efficiency while taking advantage of flexible consumption-based pricing.
Simultaneously managing multiple public cloud services, however, is not an easy task. There is no standard management framework for cloud services, and moving workloads between public cloud platforms can be expensive, time-consuming and risky.
Dell Technologies provides a suite of cloud solutions that simplify management of multiple public clouds as well as private cloud infrastructure, enabling organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud model that can accelerate innovation, improve cloud economics and enhance customer experiences.
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.
The growth of public cloud services has provided enterprises with an enormous selection of best-of-breed technologies when deploying workloads to the cloud. Batch workloads can be deployed to cost-efficient public cloud services, while high-performance workloads can be matched with services that provide intensive compute power. Traditional applications can be run on public cloud offerings that deliver greater efficiency, while next-generation applications can be moved to clouds that offer access to new services like real-time data analytics, AI/ML, containers and serverless computing. The proliferation of public cloud offerings has enabled enterprises to enjoy greater speed, agility and geographic reach as they develop and run new applications.
While public cloud technology provides significant benefits, it also raises a number of challenges. The average enterprise today uses five different cloud providers, each with its own management framework and processes. Operational silos, complex workload migrations, security concerns and inconsistent service level agreements (SLAs) add additional complexity. IT teams tasked with managing workloads across multiple cloud providers can quickly become overwhelmed, resulting in a loss of productivity and increase in risk for the organization.
What’s needed is a set of common tools and consistency in management, operations and infrastructure across public cloud services as well as the private cloud infrastructure that most organizations continue to use. With this type of hybrid cloud environment, IT teams can mitigate the complexity of multi-cloud architecture while extracting full value from cloud investments.
Dell Technologies Cloud is a set of hardware and software solutions backed by professional and financial services that enable IT teams to eliminate the complexity of managing infrastructure with multiple public clouds. By leveraging consistent management and orchestration tools across private, public and edge cloud platforms, enterprises can easily implement hybrid cloud solutions to achieve business goals faster.
Dell Technologies Cloud provides:
• Consistency across all clouds, allowing IT teams to choose the optimal mix of public, private edge cloud resources.
• A single-vendor experience and support with consistent SLAs across all cloud workloads.
• Unmatched capabilities that provide greater agility, innovation and the flexibility to choose cost-efficient multiple cloud consumption models.
• Support for all major clouds to extend hybrid cloud environments to the world’s broadest cloud provider ecosystem.
Dell Technologies Cloud uses the expertise of Dell Technologies to improve the cloud experience for enterprises with a consistent operating model across public clouds, private clouds and edge locations
Dell Technologies Cloud solutions include:
• VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail. This turnkey platform provides the simplest path to hybrid cloud and automated infrastructure, with capabilities for running, managing, automating and securing a cloud-based application portfolio across multiple clouds.
• VMware Cloud on Dell Technologies. This fully managed subscription-based Data Center-as-a-Service solution installs Dell Technologies infrastructure on a local data center or edge location, offering services that can be consumed just like a cloud service.
• Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs. This solution provides best-of-breed Dell Technologies storage, compute and networking infrastructure that has been pretested for interoperability with VMware Cloud Foundation and is delivered with extensive deployment guidance.
• Partner clouds. Dell Technologies Cloud provides a seamless hybrid cloud experience that can be extended to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more than 4,200 cloud partners.
With a solution for consistent management of public cloud, private cloud and edge cloud resources, enterprises can:
• Simplify operations with a common set of tools and consistent infrastructure, providing greater efficiency and agility.
• Optimize costs with flexible hybrid pricing models and the ability to select the optimal mix of public, private and edge cloud resources.
• Simplify migration by leveraging pre-engineered solutions that enable IT teams to get up and running more quickly.
• Enhance security with a single security framework that covers all public and private clouds.
• Reduce risk by enabling administrators to manage multiple cloud platforms from a single operational hub.
• Enhance workload mobility by providing familiar tools and models that reduce errors and create efficiencies.
• Accelerate innovation with a simple and direct path to Kubernetes at cloud scale.
What is public cloud?
A public cloud offers cloud computing services – such as virtual machines, storage, or applications – to multiple customers via the Internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. Public cloud services are typically highly scalable and can be provisioned through self-service in a very short period of time. Public clouds are run from remote servers that are managed by third-party cloud providers, relieving IT teams from needing to provision, manage and upgrade technology on premises. Public cloud services also enable companies to avoid the capital expense of procuring technology.
What is private cloud?
A private cloud is a cloud environment that’s dedicated to the needs of a single organization. Private clouds offer many of the benefits of public cloud, including self-service, elasticity and scalability, while providing greater levels of security, privacy and control over data locality. A significant difference between private cloud vs public cloud infrastructure is that because private Clouds exist on-premises or within a company’s data center, they must still be managed by a company’s IT department.
What is multi-cloud?
A multi-cloud architecture is one that incorporates two or more public clouds, and may or may not include private cloud infrastructure. Multi-cloud architecture enables IT teams to run workloads on the cloud service that’s best suited for each application. However, the clouds in a multi-cloud environment are not connected, making data and application portability more difficult.
What is hybrid cloud?
A hybrid cloud environment is one that uses at least one public cloud and one private cloud. A hybrid cloud also uses technology that connects cloud platforms and provides a common set of tools for managing resources and moving workloads between public, private and edge clouds.
Dell Technologies Cloud can help modernize your data center, unify hybrid cloud operations, build modern cloud apps, and scale or migrate cloud workloads.
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Dell Technologies Cloud enables consistent cloud management across all major public, private, and hybrid clouds with a single vendor experience.