Data Center Transformation
Data centers must be efficient and flexible to meet fluctuating demand. Our Data Center Transformation team can help develop and implement a strategy that meets existing and future demand, virtualizes and optimizes servers, transforms storage capabilities, and addresses “green IT” issues.
The shift from IT delivery to IT service management has significant consequences for data-center environments, the heart of any IT capability.
With the transition to service management comes the need for greater IT flexibility, server and storage utilization, and cost variability. Maturing technologies in the areas of virtualization, service provisioning, and automation help address these new requirements and enable the development of data centers that are more agile than ever before.
New sourcing models, as well as the emergence of cloud computing as a viable and secure platform for IT service delivery, could potentially deliver even faster, more responsive and more cost-effective data-center capabilities.
And while most organizations understand the value of optimizing their data-center environments, they often don’t know where or how to begin. That’s where we can help.
We employ current and proprietary technologies and processes to help you design, implement, and manage data-center solutions that align to your business priorities, improve IT-service management and enable high performance.
Storage Transformation Solutions
EQUOLOGIX helps companies optimize their storage capabilities while reducing costs.
Demands for data storage capacity have risen by 30 percent per year for some time. In response, companies have implemented large numbers of servers and storage area network (SAN) islands. This environment often has incompatible storage platforms, non-standardized processes and server utilization rates that remain at around 20 percent.
The solutions equologix offers to gain control over enterprise storage are:
- Storage Infrastructure Assessment: EQUOLOGIX helps assess existing infrastructure against industry benchmarks, as well as current and future storage requirements.
- Storage Consolidation: Unused disk space is used to accommodate future storage requirements.
- Storage Backup and Recovery: Design, build and implement a backup and recovery solution based on a deep understanding of company data recovery requirements, data prioritization and recovery time objectives.
- Data Archiving and Compliance: Retain valuable data while eliminating archival redundancy.
- Storage Management: Drive costs from the storage environment by strengthening end-to-end storage management capabilities.
Maturity Model for ITIL Service Management
According to a recent survey by EQUOLOGIX, most CIOs report that they remain outside the corporate strategic process.
Most CEOs, the survey reports, see the IT department simply as a provider of quick fixes. To break through this barrier, CIOs must resist being distracted by the immediate pressure to reduce costs, raise operational performance and comply with regulatory requirements. In addition to fulfilling these requirements, CIOs also have to keep in mind the imperative to develop innovative capabilities that will support the organization’s long-term drive to become a high-performance business.
Indeed, EQUOLOGIX’s High Performance Business research clearly demonstrates that high performers are not only adept at IT but use it as a way to drive innovation through the organization as a whole, thus maximizing its support for the achievement of high performance.
The new ITIL® Service Management Practices (ITIL v 4)—can help CIOs reposition the IT organization as a strategic force within the corporation. Accordingly, EQUOLOGIX has developed the EQUOLOGIX Maturity Model for ITIL Service Management to help IT organizations create and deliver long-term, sustainable value for the business.