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Align to outcomes

Businesses are at a competitive inflection point — and the successful application of technology is the differentiator. Newer companies can build agile, disruptive, and on-demand IT, while companies with legacy systems must integrate new technologies and cultivate value from existing IT investments. Many are also somewhere in the middle, wanting to capitalize on the value of analytics engines and other digital capabilities using the power of data, and escape the paralysis of organizational inertia. By aligning workloads and deploying a hybrid approach, we help you transform the data center and modernize IT.

Questions, complexity — and clarity

Simply put, the IT landscape today is much more complicated. The way that IT is expected to serve the business — and the platform options available — are greater than ever before. This can cause organizational confusion about the best path forward. You need a roadmap and a partner to make sense of the chaos. 

Questions we hear often: 

  • How do we compare cloud costs to current enterprise costs?
  • What is the right cloud deployment model? Public or private cloud? Software as a Service (SaaS)? Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?
  • What workloads can go to the cloud — and what workloads should go to the cloud?
  • How will we transform while managing legacy systems?
  • How should operational processes change, and are my resources aligned and prepared to support new IT models?
These are not only valid inquiries, but excellent starting points of conversation. When you engage our team, we help you understand your options, prioritize objectives, and define and reach a target destination that creates agility today and prepares you for the future.
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A validated methodology

The right partner will help you answer tough questions, understand technology and platform options, narrow the gaps — in resources, people, and tools — between strategy and execution, and drive enterprise-wide transformation. Whether your organization is already on a ‘cloud first’ trajectory or exploring a cloud transformation, we can add value to your journey.

One of the ways we do this is through workload and platform alignment. Our process:

  • Conduct thorough discovery, assessment, and reporting leveraging technology and human-powered review and analysis. 
  • Define business and technical requirements, drivers, costs, and readiness.
  • Hone IT and cloud strategy inclusive of security, talent, resources, timelines, etc.
  • Outline an optimized future state, roadmap, and recommendations to move forward.
  • Migrate workloads, implement and integrate technologies, and adapt processes and user groups to the new environment.
  • Measure and maintain service levels and security across all platforms. 

Assessing your workloads

Cloud + Data Center Transformation empowers your organization to properly evaluate your applications, workloads, and their interdependencies with a holistic view of your IT ecosystem. Regardless of platforms, a modernized IT environment should be orchestrated, automated, managed, and secure.

The benefits of workload alignment include:  

 
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Understand the application landscape
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Develop high-level application lifecycles/cloud migration plans
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Identify current costs
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Determine financial implications of alternative hosting scenarios

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Create a business case for workload transformation

Iterative and evolving

The role of technology in the enterprise is evolving. You address that with a modern IT environment, where service management, governance, and cloud services support a new technology operating model. Cloud management and optimization is ongoing, a living part of the enterprise that must be cared for. How can the business best utilize cloud platforms to drive innovation and accelerate growth? This is the question that should be asked throughout the cloud journey.   

Cloud is foundational to how organizations can deliver agility, scalability, and different approaches to innovation that are designed for business outcomes and help to build competitive advantage in their marketplace.


Building a strategic plan for cloud adoption using workload alignment can:

  • Facilitate easier scaling and capacity adjustments
  • Reduce strain related to compliance and privacy
  • Enhance service delivery and support innovation
  • Improve decision-making with data-based insights
  • Control costs and help shift toward OpEx over CapEx

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