Solution Provider IDs Five Important Principles for Implementing a Converged Infrastructure
NEW YORK, January 5, 2016 – CIOs will find themselves at an interesting crossroads this year as their organizations struggle to become Digital-Enabled Enterprises, businesses that embrace technology and services to improve the customer experience. This kind of change is pervasive. It is much more than simply acknowledging the importance of cloud, analytics, mobile and social strategies to the organization; in effect, it is a transformation that will lead many companies to truly leverage data as an asset, to integrate with the world around them in real time, and to explore new models of doing business made possible only through the maturation of the organization’s digital capabilities. According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), CIOs who aren’t ready will be left behind. Smart IT pros who want to cement their value within the organization of tomorrow have already begun preparing their IT infrastructure to handle the experiential demands that will soon be coming their way. For those at the beginning of this curve, implementing a converged infrastructure strategy is a solid first step.
“Paving the way for tomorrow’s on-demand IT service delivery model requires both a shift in thinking from a technology-based to a services-based philosophy and an honest assessment of where the organization’s technology infrastructure stands today,” says Bob Hankins, Vice President, Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US. “This kind of change does not happen quickly. It’s a transformation journey that begins with the preparation of in-house systems to take greater advantage of virtual machines in the cloud – and that starts with the basic building blocks of virtualization and implementing a converged infrastructure.”
“For organizations preparing themselves for the ‘digital economy,’ this is an important juncture,” says Chuck Farrow, Vice President, Strategic Partner Alliances, Logicalis US. “Participating in the digital economy and delivering the computing experience workers demand necessitates a reliance on the cloud, something that can be expensive, discouraging and ineffective without the underlying advantages made possible through a converged infrastructure solution like HPE ConvergedSystem.”
By taking things one step at a time, CIOs can begin today to prepare their IT infrastructure for tomorrow’s digital economy. Keeping in mind the goal of becoming a broker of IT services to users who are looking for a consumer-like experience in the way their at-work IT performs, IT professionals can plan a strategy that relies on as-a-service options in the cloud to create a new kind of relationship between the organization and its IT staff. The first step along that journey is to invest in a converged infrastructure (CI). To help, the CI experts at Logicalis have identified five important principles to get any organization’s CI movement off the ground.
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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 over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialized solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is 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 $6 billion.
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