• Infrastructure-as-a-Service

    • Bringing Infrastructure-as-a-Service to the data center

    • APEX Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions have enabled enterprises to innovate rapidly by scaling easily, reducing costs and increasing performance of business-critical infrastructure. But despite the benefits, provisioning Infrastructure-as-a-Service can’t address the requirements of every workload. To ensure security, data sovereignty and low latency, many enterprises are still investing in on-premises infrastructure and private clouds. The result is a multi-cloud environment that makes cloud computing significantly more costly and harder to manage.

      Dell Technologies provides a solution – a Data Center-as-a-Service offering that brings the power and benefits of on-premises Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities to core data center and edge locations. 


    • 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. 

    • Harnessing the advantages of Infrastructure-as-a-Service

    • APEX Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions provide enormous benefits for enterprises. Rather than making capital investments in hardware, storage, servers and the staff to maintain them, enterprises can quickly and easily provision IaaS resources whenever needed, paying only for the infrastructure services they consume. Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions enable organizations to:

      • Significantly reduce the expense of provisioning and maintaining infrastructure.
      • Improve business continuity and disaster recovery by ensuring that infrastructure is available after outages or disasters.
      • Accelerate speed to market by providing additional compute power and storage, provisioning virtual machines in minutes or hours rather than days or weeks.
      • Remain focused on growing the business, rather than maintaining IT infrastructure.
      • Scale up and down easily as demand peaks and ebbs.

      Despite these benefits, many organizations are uncomfortable moving certain workloads to the cloud. On-premises infrastructure provides more security and control, especially over data sovereignty, and may provide higher performance for workloads where low latency is critical.

      To enable enterprises to enjoy the benefits of the public cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Dell Technologies now offers a Data Center-as-a-Service solution that brings the benefits of IaaS offerings to local data center locations.

    • VMware Cloud on Dell

    • VMware Cloud provides Dell Technologies infrastructure installed on core and edge data center locations, with infrastructure services consumed just like a cloud service. Combining the speed and flexibility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, this best-of-breed enterprise solution also enables unparalleled consistency between public cloud and on-premises environments.

      This new construct enables IT teams to provision IaaS solutions for their core and edge data centers, just as they would normally provision Infrastructure-as-a-Service from public cloud providers. IT administrators can quickly place an order online, and the servers, storage and networking hardware and software will be delivered to their data center and installed by Dell technicians. The hardware and software on the system is fully managed and supported by Dell and VMware, enabling IT teams and CIOs to remain focused on other strategic priorities. 

    • Benefits of data center Infrastructure-as-a-Service

    • By providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities within a data center, VMware Cloud on Dell delivers significant benefits for every level of IT.

      • IT operations can remain focused on value-added services by offloading routine maintenance and upgrades.
      • IT architects can simplify workload management by utilizing VMware’s hybrid cloud control plane.
      • IT security can eliminate the need to track and secure workloads across multiple environments by easily and uniformly applying security policies.
      • Developers can accelerate application development by building for a single environment.
      • CIOs and CTOs can work with one vendor and one contract for all core and edge data center requirements.

      With Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings from APEX, enterprises can bring the benefits of public cloud to the data center, transferring best practices for management and security to all clouds and edge locations.

    • More cloud solutions from Dell Technologies

    • VMware Cloud on Dell Technologies is part of comprehensive cloud offerings from APEX that also include:

      • VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, a fully managed, turnkey platform that provides a single operational hub for consistent infrastructure, operations and management across public, private and edge cloud platforms.
      • APEX Validated Designs, providing best-of-breed Dell Technologies infrastructure with pre-tested designs to improve performance, protect investments and deliver faster time to value.
      • Access to partner clouds, with the ability to extend a hybrid cloud to 4,200 cloud partners including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

    • FAQs: What is Infrastructure-as-a-Service?

    • What is Infrastructure-as-a-Service?

      Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) enable companies to provision virtualized computing resources – including servers, storage and networking technology – through the Internet or a dedicated connection. IaaS technology enables businesses to avoid the cost and complexity of provisioning and managing their own infrastructure. Instead, infrastructure is maintained and supported by third-party providers, enabling IT teams to remain focused on other priorities that can move the business forward.

      IaaS is one of several types of cloud computing models – including Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – that use the cloud as a service

      What is Platform-as-a-Service?

      Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is an IT model that provides developers with a cloud-based environment for developing, testing, running and managing applications. PaaS offerings provide best-of-breed tools without requiring capital expense for hardware and software.  

      What are the differences in IaaS vs PaaS?

      IaaS provides access to a broad range of virtualized infrastructure, while PaaS offerings specifically provide access to platforms for developing applications. 

    • 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.

    • APEX Cloud Services

      APEX Cloud Services offer compute and storage resources that enable secure and consistent infrastructure and operations for your workloads across private and public cloud 

    • Dell Technologies Consulting Services

      Dell Technologies Consulting experts share cloud application and operating model best practices to help take your cloud journey from the whiteboard to production.