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Solution Brief

Dell private cloud solutions

Building a private cloud with
Dell will help your organization
empower users and customers
with the right service levels,
optimize application delivery
total cost of ownership, and
enable service-centric IT
that accelerates business

With information technology at the heart of most every process in

organizations today, the opportunity for success and threat of failure
ride substantially on the proper leverage of IT. There is a team of players
in most organizations that have their own goals yet must work together
to ensure success. Cloud computing is seen by many as the key
strategy but there is substantial disagreement about the right approach.

Multiple players with conflicting goals

Each line of business manager is responsible for ultimate success
in achieving organizational goals. They must acquire and delight
customerswhether internal or externaland urgently needs to rely on
an evolving set of core capabilities enabled by IT.
Todays CIO must drive IT to become a source of innovation and
facilitation that enables the bigger organizational goals. The external
challenge is to do this with legacy architectures that often have separate
silos of functionality that are inefficient and difficult to change.
Application development must rapidly design, test and deploy new
or enhanced application functionality and may want to leverage new
technology. They may perceive their infrastructure and operations
team as an impediment to progress and often look to external cloud
services instead.
Infrastructure & Operations is tasked with implementing, maintaining
and scaling infrastructure, and providing the right service levels while
staying on budget. Barriers include inefficient, complex manual processes
which are often the largest drain on productivity. Application developers
aligned with business units may be seen as undermining these efforts by
purchasing outsourced cloud services.

How to satisfy these multiple agendas?

Dell cloud solutions can overcome these barriers by providing
organizations with private cloud solutions implemented on dedicated
cloud infrastructure. These solutions are designed to seamlessly
connect with public cloud hosted by a service provider to attain hybrid
cloud flexibility. This can facilitate the right outcomes for your entire
organization by empowering workers through an application optimized
service-centric IT delivery platform.
The path to private cloud for todays data center starts with virtualizing
your information technology infrastructure including: servers, storage,

networking and clients. This enables resource abstraction

from the underlying hardware, and pooling of resources
for efficient utilization. The next step is to establish
software control of your virtualized infrastructure to enable
programmatic provisioning and configuration of the right
resources. Finally, implement policy-based automation to
optimize service delivery across the platform.
With this foundation of private cloud infrastructure built to
suit your applications, you can connect to a public cloud
provider hosting cloud services based on a compatible
cloud services layer to complete the transition to flexible
hybrid-cloud capability.

Any cloud capability on your terms

As organizations plan the next phase of their Information
Technology strategy it is likely that they will consider
adopting a private cloud approach and may even adopt
a hybrid cloud solution for the ultimate flexibility. Dell
provides a complete end-to-end cloud solution featuring
hardware, software, and services that provides a great
on-ramp to the cloud. Dell takes a practical approach that
allows our customers to leverage existing investments,
apply cloud capabilities incrementally, and simplify
management of your cloudenabling Any Cloud
capability on your terms.

Dell provides an end-to-end cloud solution for building

your private cloud including:
Flexible modular portfolio of intelligent platform building


Heterogeneous management tools

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The Dell private cloud solution will provide an agile

and flexible platform as a foundation for delivering new
capabilities quickly to market. It can enable scaling those
services in response to market demands and timing.
It will help you achieve the lowest possible total cost of
ownership for infrastructure required to deliver critical
capabilities. And it will provide the right user experience
across devices and locations, minimize the risk of service
interruptions and minimize data loss with integrated
data protection.


A robust community of cloud hosting partners that can

host private or public cloud infrastructure.



A complete line of services from design to

development, implementation and support



Open options for implementation and leading

integration for each: Microsoft Cloud OS, VMware
vCloud, and OpenStack including the Dell Red Hat
OpenStack Private Cloud Solution

Figure 1. Dell cloud solutions for every aspect of your cloud projects