From the Wires
Datalink Expands Portfolio with New Cloud Enablement Services
Dec. 4, 2012 10:15 AM
(Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and
services, announced today a new suite of cloud enablement services to
help enterprise and mid-market companies validate how cloud-based
infrastructures will impact their businesses prior to investing in
full-scale deployments. Datalink cloud enablement services provide
organizations with hands-on experience, migration best practices, and
confidence in how cloud-based IT services will benefit their
cloud enablement services include:
Datalink on Demand Labs: DoD Labs provide organizations with
the opportunity to view, experiment, test, and validate the cloud in a
live, functioning environment. The following use cases are available
Test environment via a private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service
Development environment via a private cloud Platform-as-a-Service
Generic IaaS hybrid cloud services (i.e., virtual machine
configurations, virtual networking, and virtual storage)
IaaS cloud services for cloud providers
Datalink Subscription on Demand Labs: Subscription DoD lab
services allow organizations to dive more deeply into Datalink
standard use cases or simulate custom use cases in the DoD labs before
committing to up-front capital investment.
Proof of Concept: Datalink proof of concept (POC) services
minimize company risk by offering rapid deployment of a test cloud
environment within a client's facility. This allows organizations to
prove financial and operational benefits while integrating the cloud
into their existing infrastructures.
Cloud Readiness Assessment: Since cloud success
is about more than just technology, Datalink's cloud readiness
assessment service delves into process redesign. The readiness
assessment includes a detailed inspection of an organization’s IT
strategy; organizational structure; and business, service, operations,
and infrastructure controls. This empirical data guides process
redesign decisions and efforts.
“Cloud-based IT services hold great potential for enterprise and
mid-market organizations. The challenge for many is how to best migrate
to this new services-oriented model,” commented Datalink President and
CEO, Paul Lidsky. “Datalink helps organizations sort through all of the
market hype and validate the impact of the cloud prior to making capital
expenditure (CAPEX) investments. We also assess how ready organizations
are for a move to cloud and aid them in actual cloud implementation and
management. By doing so, organizations reduce risk and streamline the
time it takes to derive the full value of cloud-based IT services.”
Datalink cloud enablement services couple the company’s deep expertise
in data center infrastructures and cloud computing with its hands-on lab
environments. The services bolster Datalink's growing data center
portfolio, which includes advisory, managed monitoring, managed backup,
and Datalink Unified OneCall(SM) Support services. For more
information about Datalink's cloud enablement services, go to www.datalink.com/cloud.
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
networks, and business
continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes
the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or
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