DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Cloud Services: Cost-effective, flexible, and agile

THE CLOUD

The cloud has been a great avenue for innovation for many businesses. Considering cloud for your enterprise provides you with a platform to learn how to use cloud to maximize innovation. VARIEDY can take you through the entire lifecycle of your cloud considerations.
Cloud Readiness
Cloud readiness assessments allow enterprises to identify the current skills and strengths of your IT staff, as well as any gaps in training or identify areas that could improve in with aspects of efficiency. For cloud service providers, a commitment to understand how your environment operates and how the people operate is of top priority, since a fully operational migration could be stunted by not carefully heeding attention to these aspects. For a migration to be truthfully successful and ready, utilizing the benefits of cloud requires you to guide them through the change.
Cloud Migration
Cloud migration allows companies to move their data, software applications, and other digital assets of an organization’s on-prem computers to the cloud - or from one cloud environment to the other. Cloud migration and cloud services allow businesses to succeed by reducing cost and also ameliorating issues with data movement efficiency. When business applications face heavy customer traffic, having efficient and deployable resources from the cloud is also an immense advantage in order for them to meet customer needs.
Hybrid Datacenter: Scalable, Simple, Secure
The momentum that led traditional data centers toward a hybrid data center emerged slowly, due to decades long data center evolutionary processes. When data centers evolved and lead to client-server computing, convergence, and automation, data centers needed to expand in capabilities as well as use the power of the cloud for these services. A hybrid datacenter was developed over time to meet the increasing needs of traditional IT infrastructures to access benefits of agility, scalability, and reach - thus many organizations are adopting or plan to adopt a hybrid infrastructure in the future. A hybrid infrastructure, apart from these advantages, also provide a more manageable service, allowing IT teams peace of mind when it comes to managing their company’s datacenters. A hybrid datacenter consists of a private cloud data center, along with ready-made IT infrastructure resources (applications, compute, storage, networking). It also consists of aspects of a public cloud offering to attach its benefits.
Further capabilities around:
1. Integration Platform As-a-Service
2. Multi Cloud Management
3. Cloud Analytics
4. Cloud Storage
5. Cloud Orchestration
6. Disaster Recovery As-a-Service
7. Video As-a-Service
8. WiFi As-a-Service

BACK UP AND RECOVERY

Safe, Resilient, and Fast

Backup and recovery is becoming an on-going necessity for every modern enterprise. Businesses today are looking to make their essential data more accessible and resilient - at high speeds and at different price points that match their needs. IT research has come to the unanimous conclusion that a disaster recovery plan should be incorporated with adherence to a business’ unique continuity plan, which is key for industries such as retail, e-commerce, healthcare data, and financial institutions. Recovery time objectives as well as priorities should be considered when one does an analysis of the impacts of a downtime. An enterprise strategy should be developed to restore runtime of hardware, applications, and key data to meet the needs of the business and to circumvent any negative impacts to revenue.
Protect and backup valuable data 
Save money on operations costs, preventing impact to revenue streams

STORAGE

Scalable, Efficient, Valuable

Enterprise storage refers to the solutions, including products and services, that are designed to help large organizations with being able to save information as well as retrieve it when needed. Enterprises require information-centric processes for their applications, workloads, and massive amounts of data. Enterprise storage, which are scalable for the workloads that they require, were developed as a means for the modern enterprise to deal with business-critical information to suit business needs. Creating and consuming massive amounts of data is now part of everyday business operations, and must be available when and where it is needed.
 - Secure
-  Required for certain compliance needs
-  Saves on physical footprint and cost 

DevOps

Efficient, Collaborative, Secure

IT and software-enabled innovation is an idea that all organizations strive for in order to be a competitive differentiator in the technology space. To be able to deliver IT systems, run them reliably, and save cost is critical. This is why DevOps exists - a culture of best practices and a combination of tools in order to improve software application project delivery. This is a culture that’s made up of processes and practices that bring development and operations teams together within a company to develop and deploy software with optimal efficiency and few interruptions.
Thus, DevOps is not just about the tools used to leverage efficiency, it is also a lot about behavior, a conscious effort to use the correct tools that both improve and make software development life cycles more concise. It functions as a bridge between IT and software development, seeking to maximize efficiency in terms of agility and constant delivery through maximizing the development and operations processes of software production. In addition, with DevOps, organizations can embrace the following key benefits:
- Shorter Development Cycle
- Increased Release Velocity
- Improved Defect Detection
- Reduced Deployment Failures and Rollbacks
- Reduced Time to Recover upon Failure

BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Insightful, Predictive, Valuable

Big Data is incredibly useful to companies in that it provides answers to many questions, and provides insights and correlations that wasn’t even necessarily required. The versatility of big data extends far beyond than the mainstay data that companies desire. With big data being able to scale and analyze massive amounts of data, this data is able to be shaped and tested in any way that the company sees fit. With this, organizations are able to pinpoint issues, improve business outcomes, and commit to business decisions based on analysis and datasets. This allows companies to eliminate issues, improve revenue, and formulate forward-thinking business decisions. Research has shown that the more efficient that a company uses its data, the more potential it has for growth; and though every company uses data, Without data or data analysis, unfortunately, operations in all levels of the enterprise could be threatened, impaired, or destroyed completely.

Through understanding the attributes that the data pertains to, a company can understand who the customers are and what their behavior is like - obtaining key information such as demographics, purchase behavior, age, and other information. With this knowledge in mind, the company can then tailor their marketing efforts to their customers’ wants and needs. Even more, companies can decide based on this data aspects that are not limited to: who their customers are, who their strongest customers are, and eliminate which products aren’t as effective, saving the company revenue and giving them the ability to develop other focuses. 

HYPERCONVERGE

Integrated, optimized, simple

Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is an architecture based on software that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization, and various other technologies, consolidating all required functionality into a single infrastructure. A traditional converged infrastructure runs these various components on their own platforms, which sacrifices the optimization of a layered stack.
As traditional IT infrastructures seek to innovate, the interplay between hardware and software becomes inevitable. The ability for an infrastructure to combine certain elements of its data center, such as computing, storage, and networking, into one centralized, scalable, and efficient system is the value that hyperconvergence offers.
IT infrastructures are often different elements combined over several years and sometimes even decades. As time goes on, and different staff are in charge of the different elements of the IT infrastructure, it becomes increasingly difficult to optimize management and the proper functioning of the infrastructure. With hyperconvergence, optimization occurs, leading to faster deployment, decreasing capex (capital expenses) and opex (expenses on operations), and improving IT staff productivity
- Decrease CapEx and OpEx
- Improve efficiency
- Increased VDI deployment
- Better collaboration systems
- Simplified backup and DR operations

IoT

Internet Of Things

The internet of things is a new development: a network of products and devices that are connected to the internet, and thus have their own IP addresses, with software implications involved that allow task automation without human interaction. These devices can range from items such as cellphones, vehicles, home appliances, sensors, other electronics, and more. 

Benefit 1: Safety, Comfort, Efficiency
With devices surrounding physical environments in an IoT specialized environment, it allows devices to assess risk without putting people in peril. This increases the environment’s safety. In IoT, products can automate certain tasks that once required human control. In restaurants, devices can now automate signing in and even calculate estimated wait times depending on how many have signed in on the specific device. Smart, IoT-configured assembly lines could also report any errors, which allows companies to produce higher quality yields and reduce downtime

Better Decision Making and top and bottom line revenue
IoT is an avenue for multiple devices to receive access to different types of data that was never seen before. With data-backed visibility, company decision makers can then have data to work off of to make more insightful and determined decisions. Data visibility through IoT products and services brings the company new ideas and datasets, ultimately guiding the company’s future.
With the access to multiple data sets from these different devices, the benefits from IoT would not only be beneficial for company decision making, but also to help companies save on expenses and improve efficiency. Furthermore, opportunities to develop new revenue opportunities, whether it be key data from cellular phones or other electronic devices, could give the company an edge to develop a new focus in developing gross profits and revenue in other ways.

Development of the IoT automation
To recap, IoT devices allow automation to occur - in homes, buildings, sensors, security, manufacturing, and smart appliances - and this is just the beginning. IoT is a fairly new practice with unmet potential. With more and more protocols for the devices to function using automation, IoT is an expanding force that allows users to automate tasks, improving user and customer experience and even expanding efficiency for businesses and manufacturing firms. The internet of things, with automation efficiency, can save an individual a few seconds from turning on the lights, to even huge financial savings for cities with light sensors turning on and off depending on citizen appearance. The economic impact of IoT, thus, can lead to impactful economic benefits.

The Value of the Internet of Things
IoT’s value not only comes from automation, but its value derives from the analytics that it attains from collecting data about its users. For example, in a hospital setting with connected IoT devices, the data collected from these devices allows us to see information on the status of patients as well as the ability to procure analytics from the machines, helping the hospital run optimally. This is also where data visualization comes into play, because with the collection of massive amounts of data, it’s important for the company to be able to present the data via graphics or other forms of visual communication to be able to interpret and present the data properly.
With IoT’s increasing grasp on personal information, it is also important for the company to be able to respect personal privacy as well. Companies that run IoT solutions typically disconnect the user data from the information that they collect, preventing the connection between any information back to any particular user. This is because the Internet of Things, when done correctly, can opt out of having a user list, which protects their end customers and users in the long run.

MOBILITY

Convenient, Flexible, Accessible

Enterprise mobility is an approach and a culture of employees working outside of the office, using their own mobile devices and the benefits of the cloud in order to complete business tasks. This notion came about through the recent and ongoing trend of the use of smartphones and tablets, necessitating a system to be able to incorporate those tools for the workforce. With the rise of mobile applications and mobile collaboration features, along with being connected to cloud computing, it contributed to the emergence of enterprise mobility because of the clear benefits seen.
For companies that rely a ton on having their staff commit to prolonged projects, field operations, sales field operations, and field services to service their customers, enterprise mobility brings them an incredible value. These companies include those with an outside sales force, construction, on-prem engineering, and more. To these companies, having a way to collaborate with individuals participating remotely becomes a key feature to their success.
- Collaborative
- More capabilities
- Enhance worker satisfaction
- Enterprise Mobility