• Storage in Cloud

    • The challenge of managing storage in cloud infrastructure

    • Hybrid cloud environments are providing organizations today with a simpler way to manage applications and storage in cloud deployments. By giving administrators a common set of tools for orchestrating workloads across public, private and edge cloud resources, hybrid clouds deliver greater flexibility, resiliency and cost-savings than other forms of multicloud infrastructure.

      To effectively deploy hybrid cloud environments, IT teams need superior hybrid cloud storage technology. Managing hybrid storage in cloud computing requires solutions that that provide high-speed performance, ease-of-use, flexible consumption options and simple integration with a wide range of private and public cloud infrastructure. That’s why, when choosing solutions for managing storage in cloud environments, leading enterprises look to Dell Technologies.

    • APEX Data Storage Services

      APEX Data Storage Services is an on-premises, as-a-service portfolio of scalable and elastic storage resources designed for OpEx treatment.*

      *OpEx treatment is subject to customer internal accounting review and policies. 

    • Solutions for storage in hybrid cloud environments

    • Dell Technologies Cloud simplifies deployment of hybrid cloud infrastructure. Built on VMware Cloud Foundation, this Dell Technologies solution offers the simplest and fastest path to hybrid cloud infrastructure and to hybrid storage in cloud environments. Dell Technologies Cloud includes a turnkey platform, a Data Center-as-a-Service solution and support for more than 4,200 partner clouds that enables enterprises to extend hybrid cloud environments to the world’s broadest cloud provider ecosystem. 

      To simplify storage in cloud architecture, Dell Technologies Cloud also provides best-of-breed Dell Technologies storage, compute and networking technologies that are integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation and delivered as pre-tested infrastructure. With these technologies designed for storage in cloud environments, enterprises can easily scale storage resources to meet the varied demands of cloud workloads.

    • Storage for VMware Cloud Foundation

    • Dell Technologies storage solutions that are validated for VMware Cloud Foundation include:

      • PowerMax NVMe Data Storage. Providing end-to-end NVMe, real-time machine learning, storage class memory for persistent storage, and bandwidth up to 350 GB per second, PowerMax can power critical workloads for storage in cloud environments. Featuring a multi-controller, active/active scale-out architecture, PowerMax is the gold standard in replication and features six 9s availability along with data-at-rest encryption that is FIPS 140-2 validated.
      • Unity XT All-Flash and Hybrid Flash arrays. The simplicity of this storage solution along with all-inclusive software, blazing speed and optimized efficiency set new standards for storage in cloud environments. With modern architecture that is NVMe-ready, Unity XT storage devices offer flexible cloud consumption options that make it easy to deploy this infrastructure as hybrid or multi cloud storage.

    • Cloud-enabled storage technologies

    • In addition to storage with validated designs, Dell Technologies offers cloud-enabled technologies that provide a wide range of benefits and functionality for storage in cloud environments.

      • ClarityNow delivers a unified view of all object and file storage residing on premises and in the cloud.
      • CloudIQ enables IT teams to monitor, analyze and troubleshoot storage environments through health monitoring, insights and analytics.
      • Unity Cloud Edition and Cloud Tiering Appliance provide tools to deploy a virtual storage appliance in the cloud or to tier storage to the cloud automatically.
      • Isilon CloudPools software enables automatic tiering based on policy and seamlessly integrates with the cloud to create an additional storage tier for Isilon clusters.
      • Cloud Data Protection solutions manage tiering for long-term retention in the cloud, enable backup and recovery to the cloud, and protect workloads running in the cloud.

    • Cloud Storage Services from Dell Technologies

    • For IT teams that want to offload the task of managing storage in cloud environments, Dell Technologies offers Cloud Storage Services, a Storage-as-a-Service solution that connects enterprises to multiple cloud for disaster recovery, analytics and more. Cloud Storage Services deliver scalable, resilient cloud-attached storage with flexible multicloud access. With Dell Technologies, IT teams can simplify storage in cloud deployments while reaping the benefits of enterprise-grade data security, performance, replication, availability and capacity in the cloud.

      Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services enable enterprises to:

      • Reduce risk by using cloud-based highly available storage.
      • Avoid vendor lock-in – data is independent of the cloud.
      • Support high throughput, compute-intensive workloads with no outbound data traffic costs in Microsoft Azure Cloud.
      • Simplify disaster recovery with automated Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) through VMware Cloud on AWS.

    • FAQs: What is hybrid storage in cloud environments?

    • What is cloud storage?

      Cloud data storage is a storage solution where data is transmitted via the Internet to a remote data center where it is stored on commodity servers managed by a third-party cloud provider. 

      What is hybrid cloud storage?

      Hybrid cloud storage refers to the practice of storing data in multiple locations – including on premises and in the cloud – while viewing and managing storage resources as a single system. By combining storage in cloud architecture with storage on premises, IT teams can choose to store data where it is most advantageous for cost, performance, security and latency concerns.

      What is cloud object storage?

      Cloud object storage is a method of storing unstructured data in the cloud. As opposed to file storage which uses a hierarchical directory structure, object storage stores data as an object that contains data, metadata and a unique global identifier. Object storage is ideal for cloud applications because it can scale massively, be accessed via common APIs, and can use a namespace which spans multiple instances of physical hardware. 

    • APEX Console

      The Dell Technologies APEX Console is a unified, self-service experience to increase agility, gain insight and maintain oversight throughout the APEX cloud and as-a-service journey.

    • VMware Cloud on Dell

      A VMware managed on-premesis infrastructure, delivered as-a-service designed to run your most critical business workloads.

    • Dell Technologies Cloud Storage

      Combine cost-effective, scalable and resilient data storage with native public cloud services.