• Multicloud

    • What is multicloud?

    • As cloud offerings have evolved over the past decade, enterprises have increasingly adopted multiple cloud services rather than rely on a single cloud provider. Environments enable organizations to pick and choose among best-of-breed solutions as they decide where applications and workloads should be run. Dell Technologies solutions can help enterprises extract the most value from their multicloud deployments.

    • Experience multicloud by design with Dell APEX

      Dell APEX provides secure and consistent infrastructure and operations for your workloads on both private and public clouds.

    • The multicloud challenge

    • 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 Dell APEX can help.

    • 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. 

      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.

    • A new, optimized cloud experience

    • Dell APEX Cloud Platforms is a portfolio of fully integrated, turnkey systems integrating Dell infrastructure, software, and cloud operating stacks that deliver consistent multicloud operations by extending cloud operating models to on-premises and edge environments. Workloads can be placed in the optimal location based on desired performance, cost, and security requirements with data mobility across a common multicloud storage layer. Each system is designed to accelerate IT and developer productivity through familiar management tools and software-driven automated deployment and lifecycle management.

    • Raising the bar for cloud storage

    • Maximize the potential of your data with Dell APEX Storage for Public Cloud, a portfolio of software-defined storage offerings that make it easy to combine the innovative software powering our leading storage products with the scale, economics, and services available in public cloud. Ensure operational consistency across all environments with enterprise-class block, file, and data protection for the public clouds.

    • Why manage an multicloud environment with Dell?

    • When you choose Dell APEX to manage your multicloud architecture, you can count on a simplified and consistent approach to your cloud environment that’s tailored to 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.

      -       Reduced complexity of cloud-based applications, connecting more quickly to resources and adopting cloud solutions that simplify the management of resources.

    • 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 expenses.

      What is Dell APEX?

      Dell APEX is a suite of cloud solutions that combines the expertise of Dell Technologies and VMware to provide a more consistent operating model and easier management across all cloud platforms.

      How does APEX simplify multicloud management?

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

      What is multicloud storage?

      Multicloud storage refers to storage architectures that store data on multiple cloud storage systems to achieve redundancy, cost-savings, and improved performance.

      What is cloud architecture?

      Cloud architecture is the way that various components of cloud computing – including databases, applications, software capabilities, middleware, and on-premise resources – are organized to provide cloud services. Common cloud architecture includes public cloud architecture (with resources provided by a third-party cloud service provider) and private cloud architecture (where a cloud environment is dedicated to a single organization and may be installed on-premise).

      What is multicloud architecture?

      Multicloud architecture involves the use of multiple cloud solutions and multiple vendors. Multicloud architecture typically includes a mix of public and private cloudsor may comprise only public cloud solutions. Multicloud architecture enables IT teams to choose the optimal cloud resource for the needs of applications and workloads, but it doesn’t provide technology for connecting various cloud or orchestrating the movement of workloads between them.


      Deliver consistent multicloud operations with a portfolio of turnkey integrations with Dell infrastructure.


      Achieve operational consistency across your public cloud environment with enterprise-class block, file, and data protection.