• Cloud Server

    • Simplify cloud server management with Dell Technologies

    • Cloud servers have radically changed the way that enterprises approach IT infrastructure. By providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) via an internet or dedicated network connection, cloud solutions allow enterprises to access compute power on- demand while no longer needing to worry about the underlying infrastructure. Cloud servers enable enterprises to scale rapidly while reducing the cost of provisioning compute power.

      As enterprises adopt a growing number of cloud technologies, the task of managing cloud servers and other cloud infrastructure can quickly become a challenge for IT teams. Every cloud platform has its own tools and processes, creating a cumbersome management experience that results in added cost, complexity and risk.

      When seeking a way to manage cloud servers with greater efficiency and ease, more enterprises today look to solutions from Dell Technologies.

    • 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 

    • The challenge of managing cloud servers

    • A cloud server is a virtual server that is operated in a cloud environment and accessed via the internet. Cloud servers provide the same functions as physical servers, but they offer several additional benefits.

      • Ease of provisioning and maintenance. A cloud server can be provisioned far more quickly than physical servers, and the responsibility for managing and upgrading servers belongs to the service provider rather than an enterprise’s IT staff. 
      • Cost-effectiveness. Cloud servers enable enterprises to avoid the capital costs of provisioning hardware and software on premises. And a cloud server saves money by allowing businesses to pay only for the resources they use. 
      • Scalability. With a cloud server, enterprises have access to elastic cloud capacity for scaling up and down quickly and easily. 
      • Integration. Cloud servers can be easily integrated with other infrastructure such as cloud networking and cloud storage.

      Managing a single cloud server is not a significant challenge. But when multiple Cloud servers are combined with other cloud services and public, private and edge cloud environments, IT teams can quickly become overwhelmed by the difficulty of managing multicloud solutions. The task of cloud migration – critical to moving applications and workloads to the right Cloud resource – can stretch out to days, weeks or months as administrators are limited by unfamiliar tools and inconsistent infrastructure.

    • APEX

    • APEX is a suite of cloud solutions that make it easier to deploy and manage a hybrid cloud. Providing a single operational hub with a consistent operating model, APEX simplifies management of cloud servers, applications, storage, networking and other resources across public cloud, private cloud and edge locations.

      APEX includes:

      • A robust, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform with cloud management/orchestration software and full stack integration, providing everything IT teams need to run, manage, automate and secure an application portfolio across multiple clouds
      • Pre-tested, best-of-breed infrastructure from Dell Technologies that IT teams can used to build hybrid cloud infrastructure with independent scaling of storage and compute.
      • Data Center-as-a-Service delivered as a fully managed, subscription-based service that brings the simplicity and agility of the public cloud to data center and edge locations.
      • Partner Clouds, extending a seamless hybrid cloud experience to major providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more than 4,200 additional cloud partners.

    • Comprehensive hybrid cloud infrastructure

    • The foundation of APEX is an HCI platform, VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) on VxRail, and a set of software components, VCF, that greatly simplify deployment and lifecycle management of hybrid cloud. VCF provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking and cloud security, along with cloud management tools for running traditional or containerized enterprise apps in private or public cloud environments. Dell Technologies HCI platform can support the most demanding workloads and applications. Together, these technologies provide the simplicity, flexibility and economics of public cloud as well as the security, control and reliability of private cloud infrastructure.

    • Accelerate innovation. Simplify migration. Reduce costs.

    • With APEX, enterprises can:

      • Accelerate innovation by accessing elastic cloud capacity to-scale as needed and increase speed to-market.
      • Simplify migration by providing administrators with familiar tools and models, increasing efficiency and reducing risk.
      • Reduce costs by relying on flexible hybrid cloud pricing models and choosing an optimal mix of public, private and edge cloud resources.
      • Improve cloud security with a single security framework that covers all cloud infrastructure.
      • Streamline management with a consistent experience across all clouds, helping to lower management overhead and increase efficiency.

    • FAQs: What is a cloud server?

    • What is a cloud server?

      In cloud computing, a cloud server is a virtual server that provides a business with compute power delivered via the internet.  

      What are the benefits of a cloud server?

      A cloud server enables enterprises to avoid the capital expense and effort of provisioning, deploying, managing and upgrading physical servers on-premises. A cloud server provides compute power on-demand, enabling easy scalability as computing requirements change. With a cloud server, enterprises pay only for the resources they consume, helping to significantly reduce costs. 

      What is cloud computing?
      Cloud computing provides convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of virtualized computing resources that can be provisioned quickly and accessed via the Internet or a dedicated network connection. Cloud computing enables businesses to access compute power, storage, networking and other IT technologies as-a-service, avoiding the need to provision physical infrastructure on-premises.

    • 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 Partner Overview

      Work with Dell Technologies partners and benefit from the industry’s largest cloud platform hyperscale providers to unlock the potential of your cloud portfolio.

    • VMware Cloud on Dell

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