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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.
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White papers, brochures and data sheets

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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.

  3. Joyent

    Dell Cloud On Demand with Joyent

    9/12/2014

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

  4. Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    Windows Embedded 8 Standard

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    What Makes Private Cloud a Cloud UBM Whitepaper

    6/9/2014

    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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    Cloud builders what is your blueprint

    6/9/2014

    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 Private Cloud E-book

    6/9/2014

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

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    Microsoft private cloud TCO study

    6/9/2014

    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.

  9. Dell Enterprise Systems Private Cloud Infrastructure- Solution Brief

    Dell Enterprise Systems Private Cloud Infrastructure- Solution Brief

    4/21/2014

    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 Red Hat Cloud Solutions Reference Architecture Guide

    4/4/2014

    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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    Dell Data Protection | Encryption Whitepaper

    With Dell Data Protection, you can quickly and easily protect critical business data on desktops, laptops, USB thumb drives, external storage devices and optical media.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Dell Cloud Onsite Service Data Sheet

    9/30/2013

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

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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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    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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    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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    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.

  21. ScaleMatrix

    Dell Cloud On Demand with ScaleMatrix

    8/1/2013

    Access enterprise-level performance and a top rated cloud infrastructure including hosting, DRaaS, vCloud and more.

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    Intel TXT Crowbar Barclamp Solution Brief

    7/24/2013

    Learn how Dell and Intel have collaborated to integrate Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) into the Crowbar framework to simplify Intel TXT adoption in OpenStack environments.

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    Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis

    4/16/2013

    Learn more about Meaningful Use and Security Risk Analysis — its requirements for healthcare organizations planning to adopt the program, including recommendations for compliance and guidelines for patient privacy — as you transition to information-driven healthcare.

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    Cloud Impacts and Outcomes for Business Leaders

    2/1/2013

    Learn about the corporate and competitive importance of cloud computing and the roles of business leaders for its successful implementation. Review trends and cloud-driven transformations that can help bring innovations across your enterprise.

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    Dell iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller

    11/30/2012

    Enable agent-free monitoring, managing, maintaining, updating and deploying of Dell severs from any location, regardless of OS status, using Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 7 (iDRAC7) with Lifecycle Controller.

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    Dell and Microsoft: Virtualization and Private Cloud Solutions

    11/1/2012

    Discover how the private cloud solutions from Dell and Microsoft — including virtualization, system management, infrastructure capabilities and services engagement — can help you lower total cost of ownership and deliver strong workload performance.

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    Wanted: A Trusted Provider for Public Cloud Services

    5/31/2012

    Become familiar with key factors driving cloud implementation and discover various concerns facing businesses adopting cloud technology. Learn why many enterprises opt for Dell cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Services powered by SecureWorks.

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    Dell Modernization Assessment for SAP

    4/24/2012

    Improve business efficiency and achieve higher return on investment by getting more value from SAP. With Dell Modernization Assessment for SAP, you can cut costs, increase IT productivity, and improve flexibility and agility.

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    Dell Migration Service for SAP applications

    4/24/2012

    Lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) for SAP applications by reducing your dependency on complex and costly proprietary platforms with Dell Migration Service for SAP applications.

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    Enterprise Solutions: Information Security Services

    2/21/2012

    Discover how Dell SecureWorks can help your enterprise protect assets, meet regulatory requirements and reduce security costs.

Videos

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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.

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    Securing your Environment

    Keep up with constant and evolving threats to your IT environment. Learn how Dell SecureWorks can help you secure your data and reduce the risk of breaches, downtime and non-compliance.

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    Timelapse of Dell | Intel Cloud Accelerator Modular Data Center

    1/21/2013

    Discover how Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS) can help deploy your Modular Data Center (MDC) to get it up and running in time for the Dell | Intel Cloud Acceleration Program. Find out how you can test drive Dell cloud and big data solutions.

  4. Introduction to Dell vStart Solutions

    Video: Introduction to Dell vStart Solutions

    10/30/2012

    Get a look at how Dell vStart solutions can get you to a true virtual infrastructure faster and easier.

  5. Dell and the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Program

    Video: Dell and the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Program

    11/4/2010

    Learn how Dell Business-Ready Configurations that conform to Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track are perfectly suited to help you implement an on-premises private cloud.

Case Studies

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    Dell vWorkspace Case Study Torre Pacheco

    Dell vWorkspace Case Study Torre Pacheco

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    NQ Mobile - Video

    11/1/2014

    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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    Zenovia Exchange saves money and gains efficiency with its private cloud

    11/1/2014

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

    10/1/2014

    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

    10/1/2014

    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

    10/1/2014

    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

    9/1/2014

    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

    8/1/2014

    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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    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) scales its business with Dell Boomi AtomSphere

    8/1/2014

    Global auctioneer deploys Dell Boomi AtomSphere as its enterprise integration platform to support all 30 of its transformation projects, and increases productivity, scalability and system efficiency and reliability in the process.

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    eviivo turns to Dell Cloud Services for its reliable cloud platform

    8/1/2014

    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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    National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) creates an open-sourced, high-performance science cloud

    7/1/2014

    Australian research organization launches new open-source science cloud platform and supports nationwide research efforts with an infrastructure powered by Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell Networking switches built on an OpenStack platform.

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    IIHT Cloud Solutions - Video

    7/1/2014

    IIHT Cloud Solutions simplifies network complexity, supports a large user base, reduces total cost of ownership and meets global demand for its services by establishing a Dell powered Learning-as-a-Service IT model.

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    Pie Mapping grows to global scale with Dell Cloud Services - Video

    7/1/2014

    Mapping experts in the U.K. drive growth and product development through Dell Cloud Services. By moving from an on-premise solution, it has increased capacity, enhanced scalability and raised the speed of route calculations.

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    net.DE cuts energy use by a third and reduces costs for customers with Dell - Infographic

    7/1/2014

    Hosting firm deploys Dell PowerEdge C class servers with Intel® processors to provide its managed-services customers with cost-effective 24x7 access to services. It has cut energy consumption by a third thanks to the energy-efficient cloud servers.

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    GTD Group deploys a new, scalable cloud platform for its customer base

    7/1/2014

    Telecommunications provider in Chile builds a next-generation virtualized infrastructure using the latest Dell technologies to help deliver innovative, scalable cloud services for its enterprise customers.

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    Comanche County Medical Center updates its MEDITECH compliance with a hosted cloud solution

    6/1/2014

    Small regional hospital uses the Dell MSite MEDITECH Hosting Solution to comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Meaningful Use Criteria. The solution also saves time for a small IT staff and improves patient data security.

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    Daylight Transport implements an integrated platform with Boomi AtomSphere

    6/1/2014

    Package delivery firm uses Dell Boomi AtomSphere to quickly integrate its systems, reducing the customer workload by one full-time employee and enabling easy integration of one tool that helps generate an additional $800-$1,000 a day in revenues.

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    Pie Mapping chooses Dell Cloud Services to expand its growing business

    6/1/2014

    Mapping experts in the U.K. drive growth and product development through Dell cloud services. By moving from an on-premise solution, it has increased capacity, enhanced scalability and raised the speed of route calculations.

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    LeGuide.com develops a hybrid cloud structure, easing maintenance while increasing agility

    6/1/2014

    A leading shopping comparison website successfully merges and builds hybrid on-premise and cloud infrastructure using Dell Cloud Services as well as virtualized infrastructure using Dell PowerEdge and Dell EqualLogic.

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    Sana Klinikum Offenbach partners with Dell to maximize its healthcare services

    6/1/2014

    Germany-based hospital deploys a solution that includes the Dell Compellent Storage Center storage array to support powerful applications and ensure data availability. With fast, continuous access to information, doctors offer better patient care.

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    Kittitas Valley Healthcare gains efficiency by placing its EHR solution on the Dell Secure Healthcare Cloud

    5/1/2014

    Rural hospital finds new clinical and operating efficiencies, as well as better continuity in delivering primary patient care to its community, by placing their EHR system securely in Dell’s cloud.

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    West Park Hospital utilizes Dell's MSite cloud to make necessary MEDITECH upgrades affordable

    4/1/2014

    Local hospital deploys the latest version of MEDITECH on the Dell MSite cloud, reducing in-house infrastructure and management costs while enhancing critical IT services for staff and patients.

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    SICTIAM builds a private cloud for the public sector

    4/1/2014

    Civil servants in France increase efficiency with greater mobile access to data via infrastructure-as-a-service platform provided by a government agency and built on Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell PowerVault storage and Dell Networking switches.

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    Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT) collaborates with Dell to devise energy efficient VDI

    4/1/2014

    Chinese IT university standardizes learning environments and promotes innovation while achieving costs savings through a virtual desktop infrastructure powered by Dell Wyse thin clients, PowerEdge servers, EqualLogic storage and Networking switches.

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    How Dell Does IT: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and building an Innovation Lab

    4/1/2014

    Dell IT used the OpenStack cloud platform to create a new Innovation Lab, which uses Dell servers, storage and networking solutions. Dell IT manages the lab with Dell software tools.

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