Logicalis US Identifies Four Key Benefits to the Software Defined Data Center

Solution Provider Shows IT Pros How to Eliminate Infrastructure Complexity through Automation Simplicity 

NEW YORK, October 1, 2014 – As the data center grows more complex and more central to meeting organizations’ business needs, old technologies and processes may not be up to the task. That’s why savvy IT professionals are deploying virtualization management tools, software-defined networks and storage, and converged infrastructures for their organizations. They are setting the foundation for the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) that is in their future. Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), has identified four key benefits to the Software Defined Data Center that will help CIOs wrestling with tough choices make the decision to move from a manual to an automated data center infrastructure and environment.

“The Software Defined Data Center levels the playing field for underlying compute, networking and storage infrastructures, bringing together infrastructures that may be currently independent or siloed and turning them into a singularly controllable environment,” says Samad Ali, Vice President of the HP Business Group for Logicalis US. “This data center environment can then be centrally monitored and managed using smart tools like HP OneView integrated with VMware’s vCenter Server and vCenter Operations Management Suite. Now collaborative decision-making can be implemented via a single console to accurately direct resources and network profiles and create subtle changes that can deliver significant improvements.”

Four Key Benefits to the Software Defined Data Center

  1. Provides a business-focused approach. Shifting from a technology or devices approach to one that supports how people work both within the data center and throughout the organization is one of the main benefits to the SDDC. The SDDC automates the delivery of your IT resources through a unified process – so your data center operates the way you want, not the way component or siloed technologies demand.
  2. Simplifies data center management. Simpler is better. Rather than using multiple tools to manage the variety of technologies in today’s data center – from servers to switches to storage devices – the SDDC provides a single platform for monitoring, updating and scaling server, storage and networking resources.
  3. Increases the speed of service delivery. The use of automation and software-defined mapping of server, storage and networking resources provides for greater agility, control, efficiency and reliability when deploying enterprise technology services.
  4. Extends benefits of automation and orchestration. With a properly-configured SDDC, you are poised to extend the benefits of automation and orchestration into any IT services delivery workflow. This means that previously complex IT services can be deployed in a standard, repeatable fashion.

Want to Learn More?

  • Download a data sheet on how Logicalis and its partners enable you to step up to the Software Defined Data Center: http://ow.ly/C7iG5.
  • Visit Logicalis’ Partner site and learn more about our work with key technology partners: http://ow.ly/C59pf.
  • Watch a video about Logicalis Data Center Solutions with HP: http://ow.ly/C59tf.

About Logicalis
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 3,700 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 $1.6 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin 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.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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