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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    Dell Cloud Clinical Archive Brochure

    For hospitals and medical facilities that need an advanced medical archive but don’t want to manage it themselves, the Dell Cloud Clinical Archive offers a flexible solution.

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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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    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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    Use Dell Cloud as a Service - Data Sheet

    Use a public cloud to drive business agility with the Dell Cloud, which can help you enhance scalability, drive cost reduction and reduce time spent maintaining IT infrastructure.

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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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    Simplify with Dell Cloud Services - Data Sheet

    Choose the right cloud computing solution to suit your time and budget. Dell Cloud Services provides assistance at every stage of your cloud journey — from concept, to design, to implementation.

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    Operate, Manage and Monitor Cloud Computing - Data Sheet

    Learn how you can operate, manage and monitor your cloud computing infrastructure to increase efficiency. Dell offers an end-to-end perspective on operating cloud platforms with software and tools that lead to greater flexibility and scalability.

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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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    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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    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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    Build Your Cloud Infrastructure - Data Sheet

    Learn how you can build a private cloud that helps automate and consolidate applications and data in your data center. Dell can help you build a secure cloud infrastructure that simplifies deployment and management, leveraging existing IT resources.

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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 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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    Dell PowerEdge R630 Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track


    The Dell PowerEdge R630 Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track helps organizations build a private cloud that seamlessly integrates with external clouds without compromising systems and applications, performance insight and cross-cloud interoperability.

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    Dell Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture Solution Brief


    This soluiton brief overviews Dell's Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture for Vmware vRealize. It is a 2 page summary that describes the main features and benefits of the solution.

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    Dell Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture with VMware vRealize white paper


    This white paper details Dell's Hybrid Cloud Platform Reference Architecture for Vmware vRealize. It is a detailed document that describes all the components needed to build the solution.

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    Dell IT Consulting Services


    Dell consultants can provide best-practice experience for planning and adopting the most powerful and popular tools available across on-premise, online and hybrid scenarios

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    Dell Consulting Cloud Readiness Assessment


    Dell will help your organization unlock its full potential with cloud technology. Our consultants offer expertise and proven best practices to accelerate your roadmap and ease your transition to 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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    Dell PowerEdge R630 Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Deployment Guide


    Detailed guide for deploying a scalable Microsoft Private Cloud on Dell PowerEdge servers. The Dell configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track v4 is a guide for customers and partners who want to deploy a proven solution for MS private or hybrid cloud.

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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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    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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    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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    NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies partners with Dell OEM


    An India-based cloud services provider drives growth at home and abroad while cutting order lead times in half and saving millions of dollars on office expansion with the help of Dell OEM Solutions.

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    The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs builds a private cloud


    A multi-state addiction treatment program helps caretakers treat patients faster and simplifies IT management thereby enabling business growth with a new end-to-end Dell private cloud financed through Dell Financial Services.

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    TelecityGroup offers flexible cloud solutions with its end-to-end Dell infrastructure


    U.K. data centre provider takes business into new markets with dedicated private and shared cloud offerings based on Dell blade servers and Dell storage.

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    The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs - Video


    Addiction treatment facility increases the quality of patient care by utilizing a Dell-based private cloud solution and Dell Financial Services to deploy a secure, manageable and high performing virtual environment.

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    University of Cambridge offers HPC services for small and medium businesses


    Globally revered university in the U.K. develops a high-performance computing cloud platform for small and medium businesses to utilize with the hopes of increasing research, development, and the knowledge economy.

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    Wayne Fueling Systems creates a standalone cloud quickly and efficiently


    Global fueling systems leader relied on Dell Cloud Services to quickly build a private cloud for hosting critical applications, thereby supporting faster business growth while helping the company deliver innovative new applications.

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    Certent chooses Dell Boomi AtomSphere for its iPaaS solution


    Financial services company centralizes application integration, improves customer satisfaction and meets demanding uptime requirements with Dell Boomi AtomSphere.

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    GMO Internet upgrades its public cloud enivronment for a global customer base


    A leading internet services company in Japan successfully launches its public cloud services in Japan, Singapore and the U.S through a single-vendor solution based on Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell Nexenta software-defined storage.

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    Midokura Japan keeps pace with growth via open source private cloud


    A provider of virtual networks builds its global customer base by using a private cloud solution built on Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell Networking open networking switches and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

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    San Diego Supercomputer Center - Video


    The San Diego Supercomputer Center advances HPC resources for researchers nationwide with ‘Comet’, a Dell/Intel-based supercomputing cluster.

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    Technicolor - Video


    Entertainment media leader provides a secure cloud solution on a global scale to help manage its virtual desktop infrastructure easily, efficiently and securely for its employees and customers.

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    Owens & Minor - Video


    Healthcare manufacturer partners with Dell Services to power its supply chain infrastructure, driving insights and efficiency while lowering the cost of operations and improving global delivery.

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    Yale-NUS College supports innovative research with an open standards, public cloud


    Leading college in Singapore, affiliated with Yale University, drives research in areas such as digital humanities, decoding ancient languages and predicting the outcome of political events by using a Dell-backed Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack cloud platform.

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    Bitbrains expands its cloud operations with IT and assistance from Dell


    A high-performance computing cloud service meets the need for rapid scalability with Dell Financial Services, enabling the quick rollout of Dell PowerEdge and Networking solutions.

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    Major university drives transformation with unified management and automation


    A large university’s IT department is using Dell Active System Manager and Dell server, storage and networking technologies to quickly provide reliable technology services to thousands of users across campus.

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    Fujian University of Technology creates a high-performance cloud for researchers


    A technology university in China addresses transportation congestion caused by rising vehicle ownership by analyzing real-time data on local road usage and delivering it to the public with the help of an end-to-end Dell cloud platform.

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    Renesas Electronics America (REA) chooses Dell Boomi for its iPaaS solution


    Semiconductor manufacturer moves from an on-premises, legacy integration system that required manual custom coding by an on-site expert, to using Dell Boomi AtomSphere for application integration, dramatically reducing costs.

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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


    Cornell University university partnered with Dell and Intel to deploy a Software Defined Network running over OpenFlow using Dell s4810 switches, improving the performance, reliability and security of network applications while preserving traditional network connections on the same hardware.

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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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    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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