What is Cloud?

Cloud is a model for on-demand delivery of resources as a service, from infrastructure (such as servers and storage) to applications (such as databases). These resources are typically accessed through the Internet and a common consumption model is pay-for-usage. Every aspect of the service is managed by a service provider or an internal IT department, making it easy to consume. The cloud model can be segmented into three types: Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud. 

Enterprise IT leaders are facing critical decisions on how best to deploy data center and cloud resources to facilitate digital transformation. The advantages of cloud models are compelling — and fundamental to delivering the agility, cost efficiencies, and simplified operations necessary for modern IT workloads and applications. Cloud computing and all-flash storage are two of the most important innovations driving next-generation IT initiatives. While it may seem at first that these are parallel trends, in reality they are very much intertwined. An all-flash cloud drives new levels of performance, agility and management simplicity — enabling organizations of all sizes to deliver next-generation cloud services.