Implement a hybrid strategy.
Seventy-seven percent of organizations now operate some component of their IT systems in the cloud. Historically, an IT department would describe how they deliver IT services by the location; today’s reality is that IT is no longer confined to the walls of a data center or colocation facility. It is borderless. This can be an unruly mix of traditional IT operations, shadow IT, stealth IT, and cloud capabilities that IT leaders must now orchestrate into a cost-effective and responsive business tool.
The Intentional Hybrid Enterprise
To move from a chaotic to an intentional hybrid enterprise, a comprehensive approach is needed to harness the unruly mix into an efficient hybrid enterprise that spans on and off-premise cloud, colocation, edge, owned and operated data centers.
David-Kenneth Group’s hybrid migration services help IT leaders formulate and implement a successful hybrid strategy that connects data center successes directly to business successes. Our strategic planning process provides a framework for evaluating the business benefits of the disparate systems, assessing the business value of affected workloads and the migration costs.
The end goal is to simplify your network storage, compute, security and application deployment capabilities across your IT landscape. Our vendor independent posture allows us to make vendor recommendations with the client’s business interests top of mind.
Successfully transitioning to a hybrid enterprise requires a strategy that aligns technology choices with business goals. David-Kenneth Group’s strategic planning process forms the basis for your business case and answers the big questions at a high level regarding investment, schedule, and resource requirements.
Plan, Design and Build the Hybrid Environment
Be intentional about the hybrid enterprise implementation. David-Kenneth Group’s framework provides a methodical approach to adopting technologies that enable your organization to avoid the costly hardware and software purchases associated with disparate and siloed IT operations. We strike the right balance with infrastructure and technologies to help you stay ahead of the curve.
Application Rationalization and Workload Placement
We identify the environment that most cost effectively delivers your IT services while maintaining compliance with security and regulatory mandates.
Defining Mixed Support Models
Data center-centric processes and procedures need to be updated, incorporating the cloud and hybrid IT services you are providing now. We will design and implement the right support model and control costs by creating templates that can be used throughout the environment.
Rightsizing (Optimizing) Your IT Infrastructure
Using your business goals as our guide, we optimize the IT infrastructure environment to ensure it syncs with the near- and long-term goals at the lowest cost.
Incorporating As-A-Service Features
To control costs, enhance security, and ensure availability, we leverage IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and other services to deliver the IT capabilities you require.
Creating Software-Defined Builds
We use software designed server, network, and storage to increase flexibility, improve security, and lower the costs of server and application deployment.
Data and Workload Migrations
We have the skills, tools, and processes needed to provide end-to-end migration services for the hybrid environment.
Orchestrate Hybrid IT like a symphony.
Most operating environments today are hybrid, but few are intentionally designed. This white paper examines how a hybrid enterprise strategy gives you the power to orchestrate a complex IT landscape like a symphony.
How to Create a Hybrid IT Strategy.
Compose a strategy that harmonizes business and IT goals. This white paper presents a four-step process for creating a hybrid IT strategy that starts with the business and ends with technology.