Case study

Can a national manufacturer and software provider completely eliminate data center overhead with a managed cloud solution?

Business and IT challenges

 
Migration
 

Migrating to as-a-service provider


Limited resources for IT and management

 
Cloud
 

Close data center and migrate to cloud

Cost

Total CapEx for IT
 
Application Mapping


Flexibility in IT budget (variable spend)


Line of business responsiveness 

Datalink solution: Cloud Complete

  • Cloud assessment/application alignment
  • Cisco Nexus switches, UCS blades
  • VMware vRealize orchestration and automation
  • FlexPod converged infrastructure
  • Datalink Consulting Services for migration and developing automation portal

Results and impact

  • Lowest cost with highest SLA cloud solutions (strategic applications)
  • OpEx model aligned with business needs
  • Ability to use variable IT services to extend private cloud
  • Significant cost savings and improved ROI supporting IT goals of reduced cost
  • Eliminated data center overhead
  • Significantly reduced IT overhead