• Multicloud

    • How to overcome multicloud complexity

    • Many enterprises today manage multiple Cloud platforms. This mix of public, private and edge Cloud architecture provides organizations with a variety of benefits, including increased flexibility. Not all applications are right for a given Cloud solution, and a multicloud infrastructure lets IT teams deploy workloads to the most appropriate best-of-breed solution. 

      But the multicloud approach also introduces enormous complexity. A lack of consistency in infrastructure and operations across a multicloud deployment translates to fragmented, disconnected processes and tools. The result is incompatible silos of infrastructure and higher operational expenses, as IT teams must commit more hours and resources to manage this complicated mix of Cloud solutions

      APEX can help – with a holistic solution that combines the expertise of VMware and Dell Technologies to eliminate the complexity of multicloud architecture, providing consistent, simplified operations for public Clouds, private Clouds and edge locations. 

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

    • The multicloud challenge

    • As enterprises have moved to the Cloud, their Cloud architecture has evolved to include a mix of public, private and edge Clouds, each with distinct advantages for specific workloads. 

      Public Clouds are readily available and highly scalable, with a flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing model for services that lets enterprises shift from capital expense to operational expense. Public Clouds provide ready access to new technologies such as blockchain, serverless computing and others, as well as connection to a host of Cloud technology partners.

      For all the benefits of public Clouds, private Clouds continue to offer advantages in security, governance and performance/latency considerations. Private Clouds may also provide a lower cost for performance in some scenarios, and the capabilities of private Clouds now include Cloud-native services such as serverless computing and containers.

      Edge Cloud architecture offers additional benefits by decentralizing processing to the edge of the enterprise network, accelerating cost-effective service creation at the edge and providing low-latency experiences.

      Because public, private and edge Clouds offer distinct advantages for specific workloads, enterprises are likely to deploy some combination of each. Hybrid Cloud has become the de facto approach, with the average business today using five different Cloud providers. Hybrid Cloud environments are inherently complex, mainly due to the lack of consistency across platforms. Disconnected processes, tools, skill sets, governance and security frameworks create a chaotic infrastructure that results in greater complexity, added costs and a slower pace of innovation. To reap the benefits of hybrid Cloud infrastructure, enterprises must find a more consistent approach to Cloud infrastructure and operations. That’s where APEX can help.

    • Solution for a multicloud world

    • VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail is a set of infrastructure solutions that offers a consistent operating model and simplified management across public, private and edge clouds. This holistic solution enables organizations to more easily implement and manage a consistent hybrid Cloud, where application and business requirements can determine where workloads reside, offering the security, control and reliability of private Cloud along with the simplicity, flexibility and economics of public Cloud, deployed anywhere from edge locations to data centers.  

      VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail is a turnkey experience that’s fully integrated with VMware Cloud Foundation. Providing the simplest path to hybrid Cloud infrastructure, Dell’s VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail runs, manages, automates and secures your application portfolio across multiple Clouds. The platform eliminates IT silos and reduces sprawl, while enabling organizations to run traditional workloads alongside Cloud-native and container-based applications for consistent, seamless operations. 

      Additionally, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail offers Validated Designs with pre-tested infrastructure, a fully managed Data Center-as-a-Service subscription-based solution, and a seamless hybrid Cloud experience that can extend to partners such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more than 4,200 additional Cloud partners.

    • Why manage a multicloud environment with Dell?

    • When you choose APEX to manage your multicloud architecture, you can count on a simplified and consistent approach to your Cloud environment that’s tailored for the needs of your organization. Dell provides:

      • Consistency across all Clouds, providing a consistent operational and management experience across the optimal mix of public, private and edge Cloud resources.
      • Support for all major Clouds, making it possible to extend a hybrid Cloud environment to the world’s broadest Cloud provider ecosystem.
      • A single vendor experience, providing consistent SLAs across all Cloud workloads and accelerating and streamlining roadmap development, migrations and upgrade paths.
      • An unmatched breadth of capabilities, serving as a trusted advisor to provide greater agility, innovation and flexibility as you deploy cost-efficient Cloud consumption models.

    • Subscription pricing: a fast path to hybrid Cloud

    • Subscription pricing for APEX makes it easier and faster to deploy and scale hybrid Cloud infrastructure. With subscription pricing that’s optimized for speed and simplicity, organizations can deploy a hybrid Cloud in as few as 15 daysi while enjoying transparent and predictable monthly costs. Organizations can choose between 1- or 3-year subscription terms, and all hardware, software and service components are included and paid for on a per-node, per-month basis. By eliminating upfront costs and budget forecasting risks, APEX subscription pricing provides a lower barrier to entry for hybrid Cloud while offering more choices in how Cloud infrastructure is consumed.

    • FAQs: What is multicloud environment?

    • What is a multicloud environment?

      A multicloud environment is an IT infrastructure comprising a mix of public Cloud, private Cloud and edge Cloud solutions. Each Cloud model offers advantages for specific workloads, enterprises frequently adopt a multicloud model to improve application efficiency, reduce costs and accommodate technical requirements.

      What are the challenges of managing a multicloud environment?

      When working with multiple Cloud platforms, IT teams are inevitably burdened by a level of inconsistency in the processes, tools and skillsets required to manage each Cloud. As a result, enterprises experience a loss of productivity and an inability to scale effectively, hindering innovation and increasing operational expense.

      How does APEX simplify multicloud management?

      APEX simplifies operations and improves Cloud economics by providing a consistent infrastructure and operations experience across all Clouds. With APEX, organizations can reduce complexity, improve agility, lower operational costs and manage multicloud environments with ease.

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