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Optimize Cloud Workloads with Hybrid Cloud Solutions

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The enormous diversity of cloud computing services today has enabled IT teams to adopt multiple platforms to accommodate various cloud workloads. By aligning the resources of a cloud service with the needs of a specific workload, IT teams can increase application performance, reduce consumption costs and avoid vendor lock-in. But managing this multicloud infrastructure can be chaotic and complex, adding significant cost and limiting the ability of cloud investments to accelerate innovation.

The answer: a hybrid cloud infrastructure with a common management plane that enables IT teams to easily manage cloud workloads across public, private and edge cloud resources. For enterprises seeking an industry-leading hybrid cloud technology, Dell Technologies provides a comprehensive solution.

The challenge of managing public cloud workloads

As the cloud has evolved over the past decade, the diversity of new cloud solutions has provided IT teams with a wider array of options for managing cloud workloads. Cloud vendors typically offer a range of service capabilities that feature significant differences in functionality, performance and price. By adopting multiple cloud solutions, IT teams can run workloads on the cloud service that is best aligned with the needs of each application and the business. As a result, enterprises can optimize cost performance, increase availability, manage data privacy and compliance with greater granularity, and have more geographic control over where cloud workloads are run.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to managing cloud workloads across a number of public and private cloud resources. Each cloud platform features different management and operations tools. Migrating workloads between platforms can be complex. Inconsistent SLAs increase the management burden on IT administrators. And inconsistent security postures across platforms can significantly increase risk for the organization.

To continue to reap the benefits of a multicloud architecture, IT teams need solutions that can provide a consistent management and operations experience while improving cloud workload and application mobility. That’s where Dell Technologies offers tremendous value.

Managing cloud workloads with Dell APEX

Dell APEX is a portfolio of flexible multicloud, as-a-Service, and subscription-based solutions that deliver the simplicity and agility of a cloud experience along with more control over data and applications. APEX enables a “multicloud by design” approach that allows IT teams to optimize the placement of data and cloud workloads for maximum value.

To provide greater control over ever-expanding amounts of data, Dell APEX offers data storage and protection solutions in both public cloud and on-premises infrastructure, with a consistent management experience. APEX brings Dell’s best-of-breed on-premises software to the public cloud, allowing IT teams to manage cloud workloads and on-premises workloads with a seamless management experience. IT teams can also manage workloads in the public cloud with the same enterprise-class functionality, performance and resiliency they rely on for on-premises infrastructure. APEX enhances data mobility and operational consistency across all environments to simplify cross-cloud workload mobility.

The Dell APEX Portfolio

Dell APEX offers an end-to-end portfolio of multicloud and as-a-Service solutions that can be deployed wherever applications and data require.

Dell APEX Cloud Platforms

The Dell APEX Cloud Platforms are fully-integrated, turnkey, on-premises infrastructure platforms developed collaboratively with ecosystem partners. The platforms utilize common building blocks, and help enhance workload mobility and deliver greater operational consistency across environments. These platforms enable IT teams to run cloud-native applications on-premises to improve security, compliance and performance. Supporting both virtualized and containerized applications, APEX Cloud Platforms enable developers to build once and deploy applications anywhere, enhancing workload agility and empowering unrestrained innovation.

Simplify Management with the Dell APEX Console

To simplify management and orchestration of multicloud operations, the Dell APEX Console provides tools for monitoring costs and capacity forecasts and optimizing solutions from a single location. Administrators can easily configure an outcome-based cloud service to meet specific business objectives. As demands evolve, the Dell APEX Console provides oversight of cloud services and lets teams monitor and oversee all Dell APEX services from one place.

The Benefits of Managing Workloads with Dell APEX

By managing cloud workloads with Dell APEX, IT teams can:

Cloud Workloads FAQs

A cloud workload is a specific application, service, capability or a specific amount of work that can be run on a cloud resource. Virtual machines, databases, containers, Hadoop nodes and applications are all considered cloud workloads.

As cloud services mature, enterprises have adopted multiple cloud solutions to address the needs of specific workloads. Certain cloud resources can handle specific cloud workloads more effectively, improving performance and reducing costs. However, the task of managing a variety of cloud platforms can be quite cumbersome and time-consuming, adding significant cost and complexity. Multicloud solutions like Dell APEX can help by providing a technology with a common set of tools and consistent operations and infrastructure that dramatically simplify the task of managing multiple cloud resources.

Public cloud workloads are applications, services or capabilities that run on public cloud infrastructure managed by cloud service providers. Private cloud workloads run on cloud infrastructure that is hosted on an organization’s premises. Hybrid cloud workloads are run on a combination of public, private and on-premises infrastructure.

Cross-cloud workloads are distributed applications or services that require data to be transferred seamlessly between multiple cloud service providers.

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