Health check and planning - get the best out of your new or existing virtual environment
As it stands in 2012, according to industry analysts Gartner Opens in a new window, around 45% of businesses have now virtualised their server infrastructure. Of these 45% we deal with many organisations who have implemented a solution with another reseller where the results haven't met the original requirements.
In these cases we tend to see that the reseller in question has not designed the solution correctly and the subsequent configuration means that systems either run slowly or un-reliably.
In these cases it can sometimes be a case of re-tuning the infrastructure to best practices or in drastic cases if we find the hardware that was originally specified is not fit for purpose it may need to be completely replaced. In these situations hardware can often be re-purposed as a DR or back up solution so as not to waste the original investment.
For those clients where we have already virtualised their infrastructure this is typicially the first phase in a journey that ofetn leads to off site replication using SRM Opens in a new window. In these cases additional planning is required and our highly skilled consultants will sit down with all key stake holders, from Managing and Financial Directors to IT Director and Managers to understand the business requirements and build a technical solution which delivers on those demands.
Planning is un-doubtedly one of the most important pieces of apparatus available to us and it is this which often differentiates us with our competitors who tend not to have the type of consultants who pay attention to planning.