So your IT environment is virtualized, what’s the next step?
Cloud computing is floating to the top of a lot of priority lists.
In the latest Gartner surveys it’s considered a key initiative for
40% of IT leaders. It has become popular for a lot of reasons. With
cloud solutions organizations are experience lowering
infrastructure and maintenance costs, elasticity to respond to
changing business needs, acceleration of new application platforms,
increased business responsiveness and speed to market, simplified
IT management, and a shift in capital expenditures to a variable
operation expense which produces better cash flow and lowers
When we hear Cloud Computing most of us think about the public
cloud in which multiple companies purchase compute and storage
space on an as needed bases from a virtual computing vendor.
However, Private Clouds, which are created specifically for one’s
organization and align with their business needs are quickly
becoming the preferred approach.
Like public clouds, private clouds offer scalability, rapid
provisioning, charge back by usage and can even be hosted off-site.
The difference is that rather than purchasing space in someone
else’s data center, private clouds are built within your own data
center leveraging the equipment you already have and making the
most of your existing skills, assets and virtualization
investments. A private cloud is the logical evolution of server
virtualization in which virtualization is extended to your storage
and networks, which are then managed with tools that treat these
servers, storage and networks as a single pool of resources.
Automation and orchestration tools are the key to moving from a
virtualized infrastructure to a true private cloud.
The infrastructure transformation is what enables an
organization to build a cloud computing delivery model. Cloud
computing is actually a delivery model for IT as a Service, focused
on aligning the deployment of IT technology and software solutions
to meet your business needs. With that in mind the key components
of a private cloud are strategy and operation, abstraction of
infrastructure, resource pooling, services catalog, security and
compliance, consumption model, auto self-provisioning, elasticity,
agility, monitoring, capacity planning, and charge back show back.
So now we’re developing a picture of a private cloud, but where
would you start when it comes to implementing one? Unfortunately
it’s not as easy as buying a product, it’s a holistic approach
involving an assessment of your business needs and optimization of
your IT to meet those needs. To help you in this process turn to
Logicalis. Logicalis builds private clouds that are custom made to
fit your specific needs by leveraging your investment and
Thanks to our tested proven processes and 20 years of experience
in computing, storage and networking with enterprise class
organizations around the world building private clouds is in our
DNA. We are one of the few partners with the ability to create
truly integrated private cloud solutions. As an accredited expert
data center partner you can look to us for private clouds based on
the IBM server and storage platforms. Leveraging our virtualization
experts on all major hypervisors and operating systems we are ready
to assist you with cloud infrastructures from x86 to power systems.
Also as an IBM premier business partner we can help you implement a
customized cloud solution based on key elements from IBM’s
Cloudburst solution utilizing assets from IBM Tivoli and IBM
Systems Director suite of offerings Logicalis can design a solution
that integrates with your existing tools and processes that will
meet your IT objectives.
If you are looking to make an internal IT infrastructure as
efficient to own and operate as possible, mitigate the cost of
replacing an end of length data center, move IT infrastructure
provisioning to a trusted service partner, or meet requirements for
the externally provided disaster recovery services required to host
core business applications such as ERP or E-Commerce sites then you
should consider cloud computing as an option for your organization.
Logicalis offers several cloud focused assessment services
including detailed cost analysis. To find out more about our
consult, build, manage and operate cloud solutions visit
us.logicalis.com/cloud and let’s get started today.
to learn more about private cloud solutions from Logicalis and IBM.