It seems to mean different things to different people and has been evolving over the last few years from a “CLOUD or BUST” mentality to a “Cloud where it makes sense” way of thinking.
Companies are undertaking the process of determining which applications or business processes make sense to move into a cloud provider and learning how to migrate those applications. All the while, with the requirement to ensure that the security, availability, and performance of the applications are maintained or even potentially enhanced. Layer on top of this the ultimate desire that most organizations need to be more agile and responsive and rapidly respond to the business as well as changing business requirements.
So how do you get to the cloud? How can you align your business with the modern cloud ecosystem? One way IT organizations are delivering cloud to their organizations is by deploying private clouds built on converged infrastructure solutions. When deploying converged infrastructure, the complexity of the data center is reduced as these types of infrastructures are typically bought, pre-tested and validated by a solution provider such as MTM. Not only that, you get the chance to work with a partner which can combine the business, your data center, and the cloud into an intelligent business solution. When it comes to convergence, the data center, and cloud – here are some big benefits:
- Respond to business changes faster
- Change the economics of your IT organization and your business
- Improve security by allowing intelligent policies to scale throughout business and IT components
- Create an organization which is ready for growth, new user requirements, and even DR scenarios
- Optimize the entire content delivery methodology around apps, desktops, and data
- Centralize and control your workloads for next-gen security best practices
Aligning cloud and your data center might sound like a challenge – but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are partners out there who have created cross-vertical cloud and data center solutions which are meeting the high demands of the modern business. Partners like MTM have been delivering converged infrastructure to their customers for the last 5 years; enabling customers to realize the benefits of private cloud.
One of the common components of MTMs converged infrastructure offerings is the Cisco UCS platform. The virtualization and abstraction as well as the scalability and manageability and programmability make it the perfect foundation for the private cloud.
Of course converged infrastructure includes the networking and storage as well as virtualization layer for a complete solutions. MTM specializes in delivering converged infrastructure solutions based on Cisco UCS, Cisco Networking and one of the following storage partners. NetApp, Nimble and EMC.
What Else does MTM do for converged Infrastructure?
- Complete design and architecture of the Private Cloud
- Implementation and Data Migration Services
- Managed service and day 2 support
This is your chance to deliver a truly next-generation converged ecosystem built around performance, scalability, and security. Reach out to our MTM Architects and Sales to get an onsite presentation and design consulting session of what Converged Infrastructure and Private cloud can mean to your organization.