Eliminates Months of Delays in ITaaS Initiatives by Bundling
Infrastructure & Services in a Single PackageConverged infrastructure with a choice of platforms based on
the customer’s IT environment.
Service automation and orchestration enabling automated
provisioning of compute, storage, network and operating system
requests submitted through the self-service portal.
A starter cloud services catalog pre-populated with core
operating systems, databases and applications.
Support services, including Datalink OneCall support for all
vendors’ products in the selected converged infrastructure.
Technical services, including design and installation of both
the converged infrastructure and the services catalog.
Advanced services, includingconfiguration of the
services catalog to meet the customer’s specific needs.
(Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading provider of data center services and
solutions, today announced an innovative package of cloud technologies
and services that dramatically reduces the time required for IT teams to
offer brokered services central to their new role as IT-as-a-Service
organizations. The new Datalink Cloud Complete solution shrinks the
ramp-up timeframe from months to weeks by bundling converged
infrastructure, service automation and orchestration, a services catalog
and multiple support services into a single package culminating in the
rollout of a self-service IT portal enabling business users with no IT
knowledge to request IT services.
This one-stop approach eliminates lengthy planning processes, a la carte
purchases and associated delays that cause difficulty for IT teams under
pressure to meet business units’ demand for cloud services. The
resulting ITaaS delivery capabilities provide immediate value,
demonstrate IT’s ability to provide brokered services, and act as a
cornerstone on which to build additional services to meet ITaaS needs.
A Cloud Complete engagement also sets the stage for valuable add-on
services including virtual desktop deployment, hybrid cloud setup, and
integration of the new services catalog with commercial service portals
already deployed by companies to handle other IT service functions such
as asset and incident management.
“Most IT teams take a piecemeal approach to transitioning to an ITaaS
model because they are so busy handling day-to-day issues. They make one
technology decision, go through an implementation phase, and then start
over with the next step. Meanwhile, business units are outsourcing
departmental and line-of-business functions to public cloud providers
because their own IT teams can’t deliver what they need, and IT
departments are continuing to lose control over enterprise resources,”
said Shawn O’Grady, Datalink Chief Operating Officer. “Cloud Complete
cuts months out of the initial transition process by aggregating every
building block required to create a cloud delivery system and rolling it
out in one fast-tracked project.”
The consolidated offering has been assembled from Datalink’s broad
portfolio of individual data center solutions and services, leveraging
the company’s expertise in all the technologies and services involved
and eliminating the need for organizations to source cloud technologies
and services from different providers. The Cloud Complete offering
Datalink can also provide additional services such as monitoring,
management and scheduled maintenance of the Cloud Complete
For more information on Datalink’s Cloud Complete offering, visit http://www.datalink.com/cloudcomplete
A complete data center solutions and
services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink
transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and
responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and
protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on
long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting
and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions
span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection,
advanced network infrastructures, business continuity, and cloud
enablement. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the
business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com
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