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Optimizing Infrastructure
Optimizing Infrastructure
Overview

Optimizing infrastructure is one of the most effective ways your IT organization can become more efficient and deliver more value to the business. Keys to efficiency include standardizing the IT services provided by your data centers and to your remote offices, and aligning IT service levels to your current and projected business requirements. Consolidating underutilized infrastructure with virtualization technology also reduces your infrastructure asset and operational costs and helps achieve Green IT objectives.

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Realize Return on Value from Virtualization

Today’s enterprises must realize greater value from their existing IT investments and address rising energy costs and facility space constraints. Most importantly, they need to create greater agility across multiple business functions. Organizations everywhere are using virtualization to evolve existing data center architecture and raise IT efficiency, while driving business to share assets and information for greater strategic gain.

Virtualization changes almost everything, including the way IT manages the virtual infrastructure. IT professionals need to incorporate new policies, processes, and procedures to ensure operational readiness and realize the full benefits of virtualization.

Our Perspective

EMC Consulting recommends accelerating your return on investment by expediting adoption and implementation of virtualization technologies. A comprehensive deployment plan that addresses all aspects of your virtual infrastructure will help you realize the full benefits of your virtual infrastructure. Your plan should focus on:

  • Business continuity
  • IT service management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Information security

Addressing these areas increases operational efficiency throughout the entire infrastructure supporting your virtualized environment.

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  • Virtualization Consulting
    Deploy virtualization in your enterprise data center and optimize your mission-critical applications and infrastructure.
  • IT Service Management Consulting
    Transform your IT organization into a service provider to your business by developing a service-oriented infrastructure that optimizes IT processes and better manages data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Data Center Networking
    Optimize information infrastructure performance with better alignment of network, application and physical infrastructure.
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The Greening of the Data Center

Energy provisioning and consumption are critical concerns for today's CIOs, IT, and facility managers. Energy costs continue to rise and power grid capacity is being pushed to the brink. "Greening" your data center isn't just the fashionable thing to do these days—it's a vital part of optimizing data center operations and managing infrastructure costs over the long-term.

Creating an environmentally sound infrastructure involves more than conserving power that runs and cools data center equipment. It should take a holistic approach to creating a more efficient information infrastructure.

Our Perspective

EMC Consulting recommends an optimized infrastructure design that reduces both energy and infrastructure footprints by incorporating consolidation, virtualization, and information tiering strategies. An optimized infrastructure design can help you:

  • Lower data center and IT infrastructure energy costs.
  • Reduce your footprint and reclaim floor space.
  • Resolve energy-related issues likely to create outages.
  • Provide options for power savings associated with future expansion.
  • Deploy industry standards and best practices for data center design and power efficiency.
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  • Green IT Consulting
    Design infrastructure to reduce energy, environmental, and infrastructure footprint, plan for future growth, and leverage sustainability best practices.
  • Virtualization Consulting
    Deploy virtualization in your enterprise data center and optimize your mission-critical applications and infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure Consolidation Consulting
    Find out how EMC Consulting helps you to streamline your data centers a realize cost, energy, and service delivery benefits.
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Improve Efficiency of IT Processes and People

Demands for more cost-effective IT cause many enterprises to operate lean IT organizations that focus on maintaining current operations and applications. This leaves IT little time to address strategic issues such as the optimization of operations, documentation of processes and procedures, or development of staff skills and capabilities. A shrinking pool of senior IT staff and a lack of identified best practices is making this problem worse for many organizations.

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EMC recommends establishing standards for IT operations to maximize the efficiency of your information infrastructure. Capture best practices not just from your own experience but also from the experience of other enterprises. This ensures your IT operations are fully optimized.

Leveraging industry best practices and frameworks such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) to design and document IT operational processes and procedural run books captures the knowledge of your most skilled and experienced practitioners. It also provides the basis for developing these skills throughout your team. Companies that leverage industry best practices gain further efficiencies by automating low-level IT functions to allow IT staff to focus on more strategic tasks.

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  • IT Service Management Consulting
    Transform your IT organization into a service provider to your business by developing a service-oriented infrastructure that optimizes IT processes and better manages data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Infrastructure Consolidation Consulting
    Find out how EMC Consulting helps you to streamline your data centers a realize cost, energy, and service delivery benefits.
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Structure IT to Meet Business Requirements

IT infrastructure has evolved in an ad-hoc manner for many organizations, with modifications to support specific applications or technology-specific upgrades. The day-to-day pressures of keeping applications up and running often prevent IT from discussing their current and future requirements with business stakeholders.

Instead of focusing on the services that IT provides to the business, the requirements discussion becomes a discussion of allocating costs for specific IT technologies and operations to applications and business functions.

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EMC Consulting recommends a services-based infrastructure. Structuring tiers of infrastructure with different levels of IT services allows application and business stakeholders to make informed decisions about the service level and cost requirements that best suit their specific requirements.

A service-based infrastructure increases IT operational efficiencies by leveraging best practices across applications and optimizing infrastructure architectures and performance to each service tier. It also aligns applications and infrastructure to business requirements.

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  • IT Service Management Consulting
    Transform your IT organization into a service provider to your business by developing a service-oriented infrastructure that optimizes IT processes and better manages data throughout its lifecycle.
Optimize the Information Infrastructure End-to-End

An increasing amount of enterprise data resides at remote locations outside corporate data centers. Many organizations have more than half of their data residing in remote offices. This situation makes managing risk, costs, and performance across the distributed enterprise a rapidly growing challenge.

The IT infrastructure at these sites often operates outside the governance of corporate best practices. This results in servers, storage, communication equipment, IT staff, and floor space at remote locations being incrementally increased as the needs of the business expand—without a cohesive strategy. Such practices lead to cost and operational inefficiencies and increased risk of data loss.

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EMC Consulting recommends that you fully understand your distributed infrastructure. Create a plan to improve performance and contain costs by optimizing the networked infrastructure supporting your business. This will optimize your operations and infrastructure and bring data center best practices to the edge.

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  • Strategy for Remote Office Infrastructure
    Classify data at remote sites, bring network architecture expertise to remote office decisions, and define a roadmap to move the distributed enterprise into the future.
  • Data Center Networking
    Optimize information infrastructure performance with better alignment of network, application and physical infrastructure.
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