There are different types of cloud computing

    • Management of multiple types of cloud computing

    • Corporate IT departments today typically have to manage several types of cloud computing infrastructures. With the proliferation of cloud solutions, IT teams have a wide variety of options so they can choose multiple cloud platforms and run workloads on the cloud service that provides the greatest efficiency and cost savings.

      However, dealing with multiple public, private, and edge cloud resources can quickly prove overwhelming, making cloud computing more costly and complex to manage. To simplify management and reduce risk, many IT teams are choosing a hybrid cloud model, which uses a set of common tools to manage and unify different types of cloud computing. More companies today are turning to Dell Technologies in search of solutions that provide a faster path to hybrid cloud computing.

      • The challenge of different types of cloud computing

      • There are widely differentiated public cloud providers today, so IT teams can identify and implement different cloud services for different workloads. Not all applications are suitable for a particular cloud solution. For example, high-performance workloads require exceptional compute resources, while batch workloads ideally run on services that offer lower usage prices. By using different types of cloud computing services, IT teams can match the needs of different workloads with the strengths of different cloud services.

        IT teams also rely on private cloud infrastructure for specific workloads that require lower latency, higher security, stronger data governance or greater control over the location of the data. Edge cloud resources allow IT teams to move processing to the edge of the network to reduce costs and provide users with lower latency experiences.

        By integrating a combination of these cloud services, a multi-cloud architecture enables companies to increase the efficiency of individual applications while at the same time optimizing costs. However, managing these different types of cloud computing is becoming increasingly complex as each platform has its own set of tools, processes, SLAs, and security issues. From unpredictable costs and security gaps to increased operational expenses and incompatible infrastructure silos, the challenges of working with various types of cloud computing are increasingly slowing cloud implementation and affecting innovation.

        Hybrid cloud environments offer a solution because IT teams can work with a set of common tools that enable a consistent management experience across public, private and edge cloud resources. However, hybrid clouds are quite complex and require extremely sophisticated solutions that can unify platforms, simplify management, and lower the total cost of ownership. This is where Dell Technologies Cloud can help.

      • Simplify Hybrid Cloud Computing with Dell Technologies

      • Dell Technologies Cloud is designed to simplify the operation of hybrid cloud environments. Dell Technologies Cloud draws on the expertise behind the Dell Technologies infrastructure, offering a set of consistent tools and a flexible range of IT and management options with tight integration and a single vendor experience.

        With Dell Technologies Cloud, IT teams can easily manage multiple types of cloud computing by providing them with:
        Consistent infrastructure, which simplifies workload migrations and eliminates the need for application revisions.
        Consistent processesthat eliminate silos and reduce costs with tools that provide consistent control over all cloud resources.
        Consistent serviceswho offer competent help in planning and implementing a successful cloud strategy with flexible, usage-based prices.

      • Dell Technologies Cloud is a series of robust hardware and software offerings that rely on professional and financial services to help IT teams minimize the complexity of managing multiple types of cloud computing. Dell Technologies cloud solutions include:
        The ready-to-use platform VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail: Dell Technologies VCF on VxRail is a hyper-converged infrastructure platform that is highly scalable and supports the most demanding workloads and applications. VMware Cloud Foundation offers a comprehensive range of software-based services for orchestrating and managing traditional and container-based applications in private or public environments. With familiar VMware cloud tools and reliable Dell Technologies hardware, this jointly developed solution enables the complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud environments to be reduced.
        A DCaaS solution (Data Center as a Service): VMware Cloud on Dell Technologies brings the speed and flexibility of the public cloud to data centers and edge locations with a fully managed, subscription-based DCaaS solution. This offering ensures cloud-like simplicity in on-premises data centers and unparalleled consistency between public cloud and on-premise environments.
        Best-of-breed infrastructure tested in advance: Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs provide Dell Technologies best-of-breed resources for storage, computing, and cloud networking that have been pre-tested for interoperability with VMware Cloud Foundation. With Validated Designs, IT teams can build a hybrid cloud infrastructure with independent scaling of storage and compute resources for superior performance and faster time to value, while reducing costs by leveraging existing Dell technologies investments.
        Partner clouds: Dell Technologies Cloud enables a seamless hybrid cloud experience through the possibility of easy expansion to partners such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more than 4,200 other cloud partners in the world's most extensive cloud provider Surroundings.

      • Optimize the management. Improve mobility. Accelerate innovation.

      • By leveraging Dell Technologies Cloud to manage multiple types of cloud computing infrastructures, organizations can:
        Optimization of infrastructure and operations: Dell Technologies Cloud provides a set of common tools and a consistent management experience to improve efficiency, increase agility, and remove silos.
        Accelerating innovation: By leveraging out-of-the-box solutions and accessing elastic capacity to scale quickly, organizations can move workloads to the cloud faster and provide them with the right resources at the right time to accelerate time to market and innovation.
        Improve workload mobility: Familiar tools and models make it easy for administrators to move workloads between clouds while reducing errors.
        Increase security: A single security framework for all types of cloud computing enables companies to reduce risk and improve the protection of data and infrastructures.
        Optimizing the total cost of ownership: With the ability to easily select the optimal combination of public, private and edge cloud resources, Dell Technologies Cloud helps reduce costs and create a more predictable cost structure.

      • Frequently asked questions: What are the different types of cloud computing?

      • What are the different types of cloud computing?
        As the cloud evolves, different types of cloud computing models have emerged.
        Public clouds provide convenient on-demand pools of shared computing resources that include servers, storage, networking, analytics, applications, information, and more. The public cloud infrastructure is managed by external cloud service providers and made available to users via the Internet or a dedicated network connection.
        Private clouds also provide access to on-demand computing resources. However, private clouds are intended for a single company and the infrastructure for private clouds can be housed in the company's data center.
        Edge clouds offload processing to clients and devices on the edge of the network to reduce processing costs and provide users with lower latency experiences.
        • The Multi-cloud computing comprises two or more public cloud services and possibly also a private cloud infrastructure. Multi-cloud computing enables workloads to run on the most suitable cloud resource. However, the multi-cloud architecture does not provide a connection between the clouds, which makes the portability of applications and data difficult.
        • The Hybrid cloud computing also includes at least one public and one private cloud platform and provides a management layer with a set of common tools to orchestrate workloads between clouds. Hybrid cloud computing simplifies the management of different types of cloud computing.

        What are the different types of cloud services?
        When companies use the cloud as a service, one of the following three cloud service models is usually used.
        • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enables access to a wide variety of cloud resources, including servers, virtual machines, storage, network technology, operating systems, and more, using resources on a pay-as-you-go basis.
        • Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a comprehensive on-demand environment for the development and delivery of software applications. The difference between IaaS and PaaS is that in addition to the infrastructure, a PaaS solution also provides the tools to create, test, manage and deploy a wide variety of applications.
        • Software as a Service (SaaS) provides on-demand access to applications through an Internet browser, eliminating the need for users to purchase software and install, maintain, or upgrade on their own systems.