Case study

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

Business and IT challenges


Migrating to as-a-service provider

Limited resources for IT and management


Close data center and migrate to cloud


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