• Hybrid Cloud Model

    • Move to a hybrid cloud model with ease

    • A growing number of enterprises today are realizing the value of a hybrid cloud model over their existing multicloud strategy. By enabling public, private and edge cloud resources to work together more efficiently, hybrid cloud solutions can overcome the chaos and cost of working with multiple cloud platforms. 

      To successfully move to a hybrid cloud model, organizations must find a solution that can integrate, optimize and orchestrate all the individual elements within a hybrid cloud architecture. There are many vendors on the market who promise their technology offers a complete solution. But only APEX has a portfolio that spans the hardware, software, services and cloud resources to provide a consistent operating model that simplifies management of private cloud, public clouds and edge locations.

    • VMware Cloud on Dell

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

    • The key to deploying a hybrid cloud

    • As enterprises have moved to the cloud over the past decade, they typically end up using multiple clouds, both public and private. Public clouds offer an incredible breadth of features and services and elastic capacity that allows for rapid application development. Public clouds also offer cost savings, as enterprises must pay only for the resources they consume and public clouds can scale easily to ensure high availability. 

      On the other hand, private clouds excel in situations where low latency is critical, or where data sovereignty regulations necessitate specific location requirements. Private clouds can also offer cost savings on operations where capacity consumption is predictable, and many organizations prefer that certain workloads be kept on-premises because of policy, security or compliance requirements. 

      As the capabilities of public and private clouds continue to evolve, application and data portability enable enterprises to continually choose the best cloud resource for a given workload. But to ensure seamless portability and the cohesive use of resources, organizations need a cloud platform that can deliver consistency across all environments, providing a common set of tools for managing policies, security, compliance and optimization. That’s where APEX provides enormous value.

    • APEX brings consistency to the hybrid cloud model

    • APEX is a suite of enterprise cloud solutions combining the expertise of Dell Technologies and VMware to provide a consistent management experience across public clouds, private clouds and edge locations. This jointly engineered hybrid cloud solution includes robust hardware and software backed by professional and financial services that help enterprises mitigate the complexity of the hybrid cloud model and multicloud architecture.

      APEX includes:

      • VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, a turnkey platform for running, managing, automating and securing hybrid cloud infrastructure. This jointly engineered HCI system enables organizations to run traditional workloads alongside cloud-native, container-based applications for consistent and seamless operations.
      • APEX Validated Designs, a collection of pre-tested infrastructure that comes with deployment guidance and enables enterprises to build hybrid cloud infrastructure with independent scaling of storage and compute resources.
      • VMware Cloud on Dell Technologies, a fully managed Data Center-as-a-Service solution that delivers cloud-like ease of use for on-premises workloads. This solution also enables unparalleled consistency between local environments and public cloud environments.
      • Support for partner clouds, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and more than 4,200 additional cloud providers, enabling enterprises to seamlessly extend the hybrid cloud experience.

    • Why manage your hybrid cloud with Dell Technologies?

    • By simplifying management of hybrid cloud computing with APEX, enterprises can:

      • Achieve a consistent experience across all clouds. APEX helps to lower management overhead, increase efficiency of cloud processes and reduce risk by making it easier to enforce security policies across all hybrid cloud environments.
      • Move quickly without disruption. Rather than facing prolonged and costly re-platforming efforts when moving to cloud, enterprises can easily embrace new cloud operating models without limiting innovation.
      • Reduce costs with flexible pricing models. With tools to manage hybrid cloud environments more easily, IT teams can rely on flexible consumption and payment options for public, private and edge cloud resources, minimizing expense and creating cost predictability.
      • Migrate to the cloud more easily. With pre-engineered and pre-tested infrastructure, IT teams can get up and running quickly while reducing TCO and minimizing risk.
      • Deploy workloads to the ideal cloud environment. APEX enables easier workload mobility by allowing IT administrators to use familiar tools and models for application deployments and migrations.

    • The fastest path to a hybrid cloud model

    • To provide organizations with a more flexible way to consume IT infrastructure, APEX now offers subscription pricing that makes it easier than ever to buy and scale hybrid clouds. This subscription offering lowers the barrier of entry for hybrid cloud with a simple monthly price and enables IT teams to deploy a hybrid cloud model in as few as 14 days. All hardware, software, support services and deployment services are included, and organizations can easily add additional nodes as they grow.

    • FAQs: What is a hybrid cloud model?

    • What is a hybrid cloud model?

      In cloud computing, a hybrid cloud consists of two or more public, private and edge clouds that are connected by a common management plane, with orchestration tools that enable data and application portability. 

      What is multicloud architecture?

      A multicloud architecture consists of two or more clouds that are essentially unconnected, where each public, private or edge cloud must be managed through a separate platform. 

      What is hybrid cloud consistency?

      Hybrid cloud consistency refers to the ability to use a common set of tools and a consistent management experience to orchestrate workloads on a hybrid cloud, rather than relying on multiple toolsets for each cloud resource.

    • 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. 

    • APEX Storage

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

    • APEX Flex on Demand

      Acquire the technology you need to support your changing business with APEX Flex on Demand. Achieve payments that scale to match your actual usage.