Cloud Computing Resources

Improve your knowledge of cloud and know your choices. Dell has provided white papers, best practices and expert tips to make you successful. Check out our resources on topics ranging from assessment of business needs to migration.

White papers, brochures and data sheets

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    Coffee break hyper convered infrastructure for cloud

    The market for private cloud hardware and software is exploding as more IT departments make the transition from infrastructure-centric to service-centric application delivery. A key enabler for this next wave of growth will be the hyper converged infrastructure appliance. This paper summarizes how these appliances are a new approach to the market.

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    Product Spotlight Boomi AtomSphere

    Use Dell Boomi AtomSphere as your default integration platform and discover how the solution can help you manage and execute integrations within a hybrid environment and behind the firewall or in the cloud.

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    Why Email Fails — Survey Results

    This research report analyzes leading causes of email system failures and provides guidance on lowering the probability of unplanned email outages.

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    VMware Private cloud accelerator data sheet

    Is your organization looking for enterprise validated cloud solutions that improve infrastructure management and reduce costs? Dell consultants can help you develop a personalized solution through modular private cloud accelerators based on vSphere, vCenter & vCloud and additional powerful automation tools that help realize the cloud in shorter term durations than previously possible.

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    Solving Email Management Challenges With On-Demand Services

    Learn how Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-enabled email management solutions overcome the challenges with on-premise solutions and how they provide a better answer to email management, storage, searches and archiving problems.

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    Solution Brief Dell Microsoft Cloud Fast Track

    Dell has validated a scalable, software based solution for small to mid-size cloud environments, that allows you to scale from simple, self-contained deployments to larger sized deployments, depending on your needs.

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    Solution Brief Dell Cloud Connect Screenscape Digital Signage

    Solution Brief Dell Cloud Connect Screenscape Digital Signage

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    Solution Brief Dell Cloud Connect Nanonation Digital Signage

    Solution Brief Dell Cloud Connect Nanonation Digital Signage

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    Get your head into cloud

    How can you pursue immediate cloud opportunities without hindering long-term IT goals? Check out this simple guide to leveraging the power of cloud now.

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    Email Management Services Overview

    Learn how three Dell services can help you eliminate the downtime, compliance and financial risks of managing emails.

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    Developing a collaborative endpoint security solution

    Learn about endpoint security, its framework and best practices to help you implement security measures and protect your network. Discover how you can develop a collaborative endpoint security solution with Dell KACE Appliances.

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    Cloud research with CIO/IDG: Study of rogue workloads, vendor lock-in and shadow IT

    Navigating your path to cloud success: A study of rogue workloads, vendor lock-in and cloud conflicts

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    Cloud adoption reaches a tipping point

    Has cloud passed a critical maturity level for IT? By all indications, IT is now fully committed to cloud adoption. The real question in IT today is no longer whether to adopt or if cloud is “real,” but how to ensure cloud investments bring rapid results without new liabilities and vulnerabilities.

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    Building the business case for private cloud

    Drive down costs, improve application delivery, increase agility and help your organization meet customer and worker expectations with private and hybrid cloud.

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    Coffee Break Infrastructure for private cloud

    Creating an agile, manageable private cloud environment that enables efficiency and solves business problems isn’t easy. This paper examines the core IT capabilities required from your infrastructure components as you start on the journey of building a private cloud.

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    The Total Economic Impact™ Of Private Cloud A Forrester Study


    Explore this study commissioned by Dell highlighting the benefits of private cloud and ROI. Improve efficiency and lower costs for your enterprise by saving time on IT management and asset virtualization.

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    Choosing a Road to Hybrid Cloud


    A core part of the Microsoft cloud strategy is to enable customers to easily move workloads among on-premise, public and private cloud environments. This paper explores the flexibility, control, security, compliance and dozens of more positives of the hybrid cloud model, and how Microsoft Azure is meeting growing business needs.

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    Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Reference Architecture Guide


    This reference architecture focuses on helping organizations begin evaluating OpenStack® software and/or create proofs of concept with the Dell Red Hat Openstack cloud solution.

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    Build a cloud services data sheet

    Is your organization weighing the advantages of the many choices in cloud migration? Dell’s Build A Cloud (BAC) Consulting Service offers clear choices based on our proven experience with VMware vCloud technology.

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    DRaaS with Dell and Six Degrees Group Data Sheet


    Ensure you meet your disaster recovery objectives with DRaaS solutions powered by Dell technology with 6DG.

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    Three tough business challenges private cloud


    Dell has experience working with many customers to implement private cloud solutions. This paper discusses three tough business challenges that can be addressed by private cloud solutions.

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    BaaS with Dell and Six Degrees Group Data Sheet


    Ensure your business can operate during accidents or outages, using managed backup and recovery solutions powered by Dell technology with 6DG.

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    Dell Cloud On Demand with Joyent


    Get high performance cloud infrastructure designed for today’s demanding big data, web, and mobile applications.

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    What Makes Private Cloud a Cloud UBM Whitepaper


    Creating an agile, manageable private cloud environment that enables efficiency and solves business problems isn’t easy. We take a look at the steps required

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    Microsoft private cloud TCO study


    This detailed whitepaper documents a TCO study by Principled Technologies. This study compares the total cost over 5 years of hosting a common application profile at a public cloud to the cost of running that workload on purchased hardware.

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    Dell Private Cloud E-book


    This document compendium highlights several examples of how Dell private cloud solutions have benefited customers

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    Cloud builders what is your blueprint


    This detailed whitepaper lays out the core capabilities of IT infrastructure that enable the transition to private cloud. It is based on Dell's extensive experience in helping our customers and partners build out private clouds.

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    Dell Enterprise Systems Private Cloud Infrastructure- Solution Brief


    Help your organization enable service-centric IT that accelerates business responsiveness. Use this solution brief to build a private cloud with servers, storage, network and management software from Dell. Choices include Red Hat OpenStack, VMware vCloud and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-v cloudOS.

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    Dell Cloud Onsite Service Data Sheet


    Free up your operational staff with onsite private cloud solutions managed and monitored by Dell.

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    Navigating the Changing Cloud Security Landscape


    Learn about current major cloud security threats, how and why those threats' importance has changed, and the perceived versus actual threat levels. Find out how Dell's cloud security offerings can help you mitigate these threats.


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    Private cloud video

    This video promotes Dell's end-to-end VMware vCloud, Microsoft CloudOS Hyper-V and Red Hat OpenStack private and hybrid cloud solutions, including specific examples.

Case Studies

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    University of Cambridge - Video


    University of Cambridge helps SMEs compete on the world stage by making HPC more accessible.

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    eLongNet Information Technology maintains its competitiveness with a refreshed cloud


    Chinese online travel agency innovates online services and enhances user experience with high-performing cloud platform featuring PowerEdge racks, EqualLogic storage arrays, and support from Dell Deployment Services and Dell Support Services.

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    PIRONET NDH provides their customers business-critical applications via cloud


    A leading hosting service in Germany supports companies with highly secure and reliable end-to-end business cloud solutions using Dell PowerEdge VRTX chassis, PowerEdge servers and EqualLogic storage.

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    AgreeYa Solutions creates and manages its public VDI solution


    A global IT solutions provider built its Desktop as a Service and cloud-hosted virtual desktop offerings on top of Dell’s premier cloud client-computing software and servers.

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    Renon Rural Bank deploys and maintains its cloud computing infrastructure quickly and with ease


    Local bank in northern Italy improves security and data protection with a “cloud in-a-box” solution based on the Dell PowerEdge VRTX converged platform, which helps the bank comply with European Central Bank regulations.

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    Cornell University, Gates Hall - Video


    To meet the needs of its research and production communities, Cornell University’s College of Engineering deployed an SDN on OpenFlow solution with Dell S series switches, vastly improving the performance, management and security of their network.

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    IIHT Cloud Solutions - Infographic


    Learning-as-a-Service provider adopts a cost-effective IT training model for enterprise customers by leveraging software-defined networking running on Dell Networking switches, Dell PowerEdge servers, and Dell PowerVault storage.

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    Fasthosts delivers enterprise cloud technology to its small and medium business customers


    The UK’s leading hosting company offers its SMB customers an enterprise-class cloud solution – the first of its kind in the country - developed in close partnership with Dell and Microsoft.

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    IPServerOne creates a cloud platform with 13th generation PowerEdge servers


    Web hosting company in Malaysia supports increased traffic on its customers’ websites during major national online sale events like MYCyberSALE by enhancing its cloud platform using Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers.

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    Kelly-Moore Paints eases the maintenance of operations with Dell Boomi


    One of the most recognized names in the paint industry selects Dell Boomi as the tool of choice for integrations between applications.

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    CloudRunner partners with Dell to bring its ITaaS solution to market


    When a major provider of IT as a service to managed service providers for resale designed and built its cloud infrastructure, it eliminated upfront capital costs and cut time-to-market by months using Dell as its one source of equipment and expertise.

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    Customer Success Stories: Dell Service Provider Program


    Is it time to ramp up revenue? There’s an ideal operating model for service providers in Europe looking to expand their business: IT as a service (ITaaS). Find out how others have grown their business with the Dell Service Provider Program.

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    Adapt creates a public cloud with Dell servers, storage, and support


    Managed services provider in the UK needed a flexible, scalable, and repeatable solution for its new offering. It found the solutions in Dell servers and storage, which together are helping the company grow its business.

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    Adapt - Video


    A managed services provider needed a flexible, scalable, repeatable solution for its new offering. It found the solutions in Dell servers and storage, which together are helping Adapt grow its business.

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    TOSYS Corporation designs and deploys its new Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud


    Japanese hosting services provider boosts flexibility, performance and efficiency of its new IaaS offering with a scalable storage infrastructure featuring Dell EqualLogic storage arrays, networking switches and PowerEdge servers.

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    Noritz America devises a cloud based disaster recovery and data protection system


    A North American distributor of tankless water heaters gains off-site, fully automated capabilities for data backup, replication and recovery, saving 250 IT staff hours a year, by using Dell AppAssure software with Dell’s Cloud-On-Demand service.

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    CorpFlex improves its storage capabilities for private cloud customers with Dell Compellent


    Brazilian IT services provider upgrades its storage infrastructure with Dell Compellent storage arrays to improve the quality of services provided to its growing list of clients, expand its capacity, and boost performance and scalability.

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    Zenovia Exchange saves money and gains efficiency with its private cloud


    Digital advertiser migrates its real-time bidding platform for online ad auctions from a top-tier public-cloud provider to its own cloud boosting processing throughput 10 times and revenue 1000 percent.

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    NQ Mobile - Video


    Chinese mobile services company diversifies its business by implementing Dell Compellent storage and Dell PowerEdge servers to cope with increased data storage demands.

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    Anvato creates a hybrid-cloud platform allowing its services to grow to scale


    Media company significantly cuts customers’ costs as it scales to support millions of concurrent users while pushing the limits of digital broadcasting by moving from a cloud-only service to a hybrid-cloud architecture based on Dell PowerEdge servers.

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    Bitcoin ASIC Hosting increases reliability while saving energy costs by colocating with Dell


    Bitfund gains greater reliability and resiliency by colocating its customers’ power-hungry bitcoin-mining equipment at Dell’s cloud-computing, fully redundant Tier III data center, located near low-cost power sources.

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    Mindjet supports transaction flows with Dell Boomi


    Software developer expands its use of Dell Boomi AtomSphere to streamline integrations, billing and order management after merging with Spigit.

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    BAW provides high quality, on-demand cloud services for customers


    An enterprise resource planning services provider in France drives growth worldwide with Dell Cloud on Demand, enabling the business to offer customers greater value and cost reductions of up to 50 per cent.

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    The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Video


    World-renowned research institute implemented an on-demand storage solution to meet the needs of researchers using OpenStack™, PowerEdge and Dell Deployment services.

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    eviivo turns to Dell Cloud Services for its reliable cloud platform


    A hotel industry technology firm needed a reliable cloud platform. With the help of Dell it migrated to the Dell Cloud on Demand with Six Degrees Group platform. Now, the firm can ensure better service and staff have time to concentrate on strategic goals.

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