• Cloud Infrastructure

    • The benefits of a hybrid cloud infrastructure

    • Enterprises today are moving from a Multicloud strategy to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, seeking greater control and coordination of cloud resources. Where a Multicloud environment offers access to a wealth of disconnected cloud resources, a hybrid cloud intended to enable public and private cloud resources to work together to manage workloads and cloud services more easily. The challenge is finding a solution that can simplify management of hybrid cloud infrastructure, eliminating operational silos and providing a consistent operations experience that offers greater control of a fully integrated cloud platform.

      APEX provides a suite of cloud services that deliver a consistent management experience for hybrid cloud infrastructure. With APEX, IT teams can rely on the expertise of Dell Technologies to simplify operations and management across private cloud, public clouds and edge locations.

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    • Why managing cloud infrastructure is hard

    • As cloud infrastructure has evolved over the past decade, enterprises have adopted multiple public, private and edge cloud platforms to manage a wide variety of workloads. The ability to align the needs of certain workloads with the benefits of specific cloud resources enables the enterprise to increase application performance while reducing costs.  

      The problem with this Multicloud strategy is that it inevitably increases the complexity of managing cloud services. Private clouds and public clouds all have unique sets of tools and processes, increasing the difficulty of managing deployments across multiple platforms. A hybrid cloud architecture is designed to address these differences, aligning resources to work together to increase efficiency and productivity. 

      But managing hybrid cloud solutions remains a challenge. Most solutions for managing hybrid clouds lack the level of integration and optimization that must occur for every element in a hybrid infrastructure, leaving a number of operational silos that mitigate the full value of a hybrid cloud. 

      Fortunately, APEX provides a suite of solutions that can eliminate silos, improve cloud economics and provide a consistent management experience across all clouds. With APEX, enterprises can enjoy the benefits of single-vendor support and the versatility and control of a fully integrated cloud platform.

    • APEX: a consistent management experience

    • APEX is a jointly engineered effort, using Dell Technologies hardware to simplify deployment and lifecycle management of hybrid cloud environments. VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) provides software-defined services for compute, storage, networking and security as well as cloud management to run traditional or containerized apps in private or public cloud environments. Dell Technologies hyperconverged infrastructure platform, VCF on VxRail, can scale easily to support the most demanding workloads and applications. Together, these technologies enable rapid and simple deployments of hybrid cloud environments.

      APEX comprises several cloud solutions that include:

      • A turnkey platform, VCF on VxRail, for running, managing, automating and securing application portfolios across multiple clouds..
      • Pre-tested Dell Technologies infrastructure that lets IT teams build hybrid cloud infrastructure with independent scaling of storage and compute to meet the varied demands of applications and workloads.
      • A fully managed, subscription-based Data Center-as-a-Service solution that delivers the speed and flexibility of the public cloud through infrastructure installed in local or edge cloud environments.
      • Support for all major cloud technology partners, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more than 4,200 additional cloud partners.

    • Innovation. Cost-savings. Faster time-to-market.

    • When managing hybrid cloud infrastructure with APEX, enterprises can:

      • Streamline infrastructure and operations across IT environments. Administrators can work with a common set of tools and consistent infrastructure to eliminate silos, drive efficiency and improve agility while supporting workload/application mobility.
      • Optimize TCO with flexible hybrid pricing models. APEX makes it easy to choose the optimal mix of public, private and edge cloud resources for lower and more predictable costs.
      • Speed innovation with simplified migration. By leveraging pre-engineered solutions, IT teams can get up and running quickly to lower TCO, minimize risk and simplify workload migration.
      • Align IT skillsets to ensure performance and availability. With a familiar and consistent toolset and operating model, IT teams can improve productivity and efficiency as they plan, design, configure and maintain IT resources in the cloud.
      • Enforce security through all IT environments. Administrators can consistently enforce security policies across all IT environments to minimize attack surfaces and maintain proper visibility and control over applications and data.

    • Additional cloud solutions from Dell Technologies

    • Along with APEX, Dell Technologies offers additional cloud solutions to modernize IT operations, protect data and applications, and minimize the complexity of Multicloud environments. 

      • APEX-enabled infrastructure provides capabilities for managing cloud data storage, simplifying cloud backup and recovery, deploying data encryption and key management, automating tiered storage and managing disaster recovery.
      • Dell Technologies Data Protection solutions for cloud, Multicloud and hybrid cloud provide tools for managing public cloud protection, cloud disaster recovery, long-term retention and hybrid cloud integration.

    • FAQs: What is cloud infrastructure?

    • What is cloud infrastructure?

      Cloud infrastructure is the collection of servers, storage, networks, related components and facilities required to provide cloud computing resources to users or enterprises via the internet

      What is hybrid cloud infrastructure?

      Hybrid cloud infrastructure is a combination of two or more public, private or edge clouds that are connected by standardized technology that makes it easier to orchestrate workloads across multiple platforms. 

      What are the challenges of managing hybrid cloud infrastructure?

      When enterprises adopt multiple cloud solutions, the task of managing them can be complex and chaotic. Each platform has its own set of tools and processes, requiring different skillsets. As a result, IT teams can experience added costs, loss of productivity, greater exposure to risk and slower time-to-market.  

      How does APEX simplify management of cloud infrastructure?

      APEX provides a consistent management experience across all public, private and edge cloud platforms. By simplifying management of hybrid cloud environments, APEX can eliminate silos, cut operations costs, simplify workload migrations and accelerate innovation. 

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