Solution Provider to CIOs: Readying IT Systems for the Cloud Can Lead to 130% Improvements in Key Areas of Enterprise Computing
NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 – The journey to the cloud is actually an IT transformation that improves enterprise computing. To help clients chart their course to the cloud, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), has created a blueprint for IT transformation, the IT Transformation Journey, a step-by-step guide to assist IT pros in determining where they are, as well as where they’re headed. Research reveals that, by the time organizations reach the cloud stage of this journey, CIOs are reporting greater than 130 percent improvements in their ability to forecast requirements and respond to risks, overcome threats to availability and performance, and react to challenges and proactively solve IT issues.
In large part, this is because the data center is fully virtualized, converged, automated and orchestrated by the time an organization reaches this sixth and final stage – the cloud stage – of the IT Transformation Journey. The company is not only ready to realize the benefits of cloud computing, but its IT is also running at a predictable monthly cost and key personnel have been freed to focus on the ways technology can help their businesses succeed.
“As organizations continue to move through the IT Transformation Journey and start looking at cloud offerings, it is important to truly understand the offering and the costs associated with it,” says Brandon Harris, Vice President, HP Solutions, Logicalis US. “Looking at use case scenarios is one way to explore the possibilities and potential cost savings to the organization.”
The delivery of cloud computing can be consumed in a variety of ways ranging from public to private to hybrid, and several choices in between.
“Logicalis has been working with HP Public Cloud to offer object-based storage capacity to our customers; the customer pays for the service based on actual usage on a monthly basis, there are no long-term contracts, and Logicalis can help them set up the communication to the public cloud through either a physical or virtual appliance. This is a very affordable way to move data into the cloud at about 9 cents per Gbyte,” Harris notes. “Another use case for this service is giving multiple people access to data, assigning access and revision control only to those who need it.”
Correctly matched with the right service, public cloud customers can simplify IT management, minimize large capital investments, become more agile and quickly gain access to cutting-edge technology.
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
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