Your experienced partner for putting the cloud to work

Day-to-day workloads have never been so demanding. And deciding on the right cloud approach for your organization's workloads can be difficult – especially when you’re aligning a cloud strategy to business outcomes and internal processes. Internal IT increasingly lacks the capacity and skillsets to properly evaluate options, define and sell a cloud strategy internally, and secure and migrate from the current to future state.

We know that there are multiple, diverging paths to the cloud. Whether a public, private, or hybrid cloud solution is right for your needs, we’ll help you get there. Our enterprise service delivery experience, coupled with our track record of cloud implementations, enable us to assess your workload and application environment and create a cloud strategy that’s right for your business.

Datalink Cloud Services include:

  • Cloud Consulting Services – Get support for every phase of the cloud transition – strategy, analysis, design, and operations management.
  • Cloud Readiness Assessment – Understand how business processes and technology maturity impact cloud strategies through analysis.
  • Cloud Proof of Concept – Validate your use case, determine infrastructure readiness, identify integration requirements, and establish success criteria.
  • Cloud Platform Alignment – Assess workload requirements to determine which cloud platform – public, private, or hybrid – is the optimal solution.

How Datalink can help:

  • Provide a vendor-agnostic, application-centric assessment to kick off your public, private, or hybrid cloud project.
  • Build or refine a cloud strategy based on current state, business needs, and budgets.
  • Implement new platforms including SaaS, public cloud, private cloud, hosting options, and private infrastructure technology.
  • Map workload alignments and application dependencies.
  • Design an IT services operations strategy, including required in-house knowledge versus cost benefits of using managed services.
  • Develop an optimized future state with financial benefit analysis.
  • Migrate applications, technology, and data to the future state.
  • Create operational and governance models for new platforms.

Cloud Strategy and Workload Assessment

Whether your data centers include the cloud, converged, hyperconverged, or flash, our four-step workload assessment guides you in reviewing your current environment and strategic objectives, and establish a unique roadmap for the future. 

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Automate IT service delivery for greater efficiency and responsiveness

We are in a new era of personal empowerment. With mobile device proliferation, users expect quick and easy access to IT. When this doesn’t happen, business units bypass internal IT to procure their own productivity tools, applications, and development environments. It’s time to reclaim internal IT and effectively evolve to a services-oriented delivery model to ensure relevance.
 
Datalink assists with planning and executing automation, orchestration, and day-to-day monitoring to ensure IT services are aligned with your business needs.

  • Enhance performance in processing daily organizational and process tasks. 

  • Maximize physical and virtual resources. 

  • Automate tasks to deliver IT services quickly and efficiently.

Position your organization for success with ITaaS

The expectations for IT are shifting – and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) is proving to be more valuable than ever. Advantages range from business agility to reduced costs to increased security. But how do you effectively migrate your technology, people, and processes to this new model?

Datalink can help you discover a viable roadmap to ITaaS that optimizes your investments and improves manageability in a multi-step process:

  • Establish an infrastructure foundation (virtualization, private or hybrid cloud, convergence)
  • Define your service catalog, align policies with business units, and create an IT self-service portal
  • Assist with automation, orchestration, and monitoring
IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS)

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