Data center Consolidation
In the era of disruptive technologies and changing economic trends, enterprises are encountering customers who demand prompt services. By reducing service times, enterprises can gain a competitive advantage, which in turn forces them to reconsider their organizational and operational priorities. Enterprise data center is a decisive component which enables organizations to transform their infrastructure and consequently meet organizational objectives. The data centers must support the agile infrastructure by leveraging cloud and virtualization technology, software-defined infrastructure, and automation. Consolidation allows enterprises better control of their data center assets and is the key to speed, agility, and minimized risks. However, it should not be considered as an everyday task. Instead, the IT leaders must undertake a cost-benefit analysis prior to consolidation, which helps assess the existing infrastructure.
In the near future, quick adoption of public cloud will be imperative for IT services. To keep pace with this trend, private cloud environments will need to be increasingly agile and ensure an abstraction layer. Services will mostly be consumed as “Platform as a Service” (PaaS). Meanwhile, the cost models will also evolve, as services shift towards a “consumption-based model”, which will have an impact on how services are delivered to the new age enterprises.
For over 10 years, HCL has been proactively handling data center consolidation projects by tapping into the state-of-art tools and robust industrialized methodologies for data center virtualization, migration, cloud assessment, hybrid cloud deployment, and transitions based on HCL Gold Standard Best Practices and HCL’s ASSeT Framework. By partnering with HCL for data center consolidation services, enterprises will stand to gain from reduced IT costs, enhanced system security and IT landscape rationalization, increased virtualization ratio and simplified automated management processes.