Many businesses have in-house data centers. Their IT infrastructure usually consists of isolated stacks or silos of technologies. For example, a data center might have a stack of application servers, a stack of networking equipment, and a stack of data storage devices. Each stack is typically managed and maintained by an IT staff member who specializes in that technology. However, managing and maintaining each stack separately can eat up a lot of the staff member’s time. Plus, getting resources from multiple stacks for a project can be challenging.
Today, we have more users, applications, and workloads accessing underlying resources. Through it all, we’re seeing a big rise in cloud computing and further dependence on data center infrastructure. Moving forward, one of the most dominant shifts in infrastructure will be in the handling of cloud workloads. Cloud computing adoption is growing, and by 2016 will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, according to Gartner. 2016 will be a defining year as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.
So, how do you approach cloud, convergence and the modern data center? To create next-gen convergence, MTM Technologies solves these challenges by packaging IT components into a single integrated solution. The components can include servers, networking equipment, data storage devices, and software. A complete, MTM solution, is sometimes called a converged infrastructure, a validated architecture or Infrastructure in a Box.
With a prebuilt, customized converged infrastructure, your company can:
- Reduce the time to value. MTM Professional Services will reduce the time to implement from weeks to days or even hours, because it is prebuilt and pre-validated.
- Consolidate IT resources. Consolidation can reduce the amount of time that IT staff members spend on managing and maintaining the IT infrastructure. This will give them more time to work on other projects. Consolidation can also reduce operating costs.
- Troubleshoot IT problems more easily. With an MTM solution, IT staff members will not have to go back and forth between stacks when tracking down the source of a problem. This makes troubleshooting easier; and a lot more proactive.
- Improve reliability and availability. Integrating IT components into a unified solution will improve the performance and reliability of the IT infrastructure. This leads to less downtime.
- Scale out the IT infrastructure with ease. MTM features a modular approach to IT. We like to look at it as a hybrid IT model. Companies can use their existing IT assets at first. Later, they can scale out systems or add new technologies when needed. This modular approach is especially beneficial when companies add new services or applications to meet changing employee and customer needs.
Businesses with in-house data centers will benefit from a converged infrastructure built by MTM, particularly if they have limited IT staff and frequently add new services and applications. A MTM solution can save IT staff members a lot of time and ultimately save the business some money. If you are interested in discovering how you can reap the benefits of converged infrastructure at your business, talk to a trusted IT professional.