Leverage the workload benefits of a hybrid cloud 

As organizations continue to accommodate ever-changing workloads, they must also adapt and evolve. IT must evaluate how current and future workloads will affect their storage, compute and networks, and assess opportunities to invest in technologies and operational models that can lead to greater business agility, efficiency, and cost savings. 
Public cloud providers have introduced fast, flexible IT solutions into many enterprises. But the cloud isn’t right for every project or every business. Many organizations will continue to rely on their on-premises private infrastructure to handle a variety of workloads. IT needs the cloud-like agility their businesses demand with the on-premises infrastructure they already have in their data centers. 

Aligning your workloads to streamline the data center

Most organizations have some workloads best suited for the private cloud, and others are better for public cloud. A hybrid cloud can unify or migrate workloads between private and public clouds – and offer more choice and flexibility as to where workloads will run.

Datalink helps IT teams modernize and streamline the data center, which is key to not only building a business-focused IT department, but also a powerful balance of private and public cloud. We take the time to understanding this fine balance of people, processes, technology, and finance and align them with a number of variables – including workload requirements, infrastructure, business continuity, and availability.
 

Workload management offerings:

  

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Optimized data centers are made of multiple on- and off-premise platforms working in concert. Our Workload Education Workshop can help you choose best-fit platforms to achieve business outcomes.

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11%25 increase in application ecosystem

Why Enterprises Need to Optimize Their Data Center

New IDG survey reveals a growing application ecosystem with the average applications per company expected to increase by 11% in the next two years. Read the white paper and find out how to optimize your data center to handle the burden. 

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We take a phased approach to our workload assessment, offering a full discovery, proper analysis, and comprehensive list of recommendations:

  • Discovery – Includes both automated tool deployment and manual data gathering to serve as inputs to all subsequent phases
  • Infrastructure baseline – Provides current IT inventory and baseline assessment of data centers and assets
  • Service catalog design – Develops a current and future state IT services catalog across storage, compute, and network environments with cost allocation, business views, and underlying technology standards
  • Workload alignment – Evaluates current workload layout across the infrastructure, to develop an alignment gap analysis and cost model with decision tools to continuously align workloads
  • Financial analysis – Develops a current state IT total cost of ownership, future state data center benefit analysis, and unit cost allocation model with business case for workload re-alignment across technology tiers of service
  • IT strategy and roadmap – Builds a go-forward IT data center transformation and service delivery strategy, coupling deliverables and results to build an actionable roadmap for transformation
The benefits of workload management are expansive. Improve your customer experience through higher services levels, cost-effectively scale and grow your IT operations, and deliver 24x7 global operations at a lower cost. And by doing so, you’ll also be able to retain key individuals by having them focus on higher-end business activities.
A next-generation data center is no longer a nice thing to have; it’s a critical part of a strategic business. We’re here to help.