Cloud adoption: getting through the maze

Companies can no longer ignore the increasing importance of cloud computing when planning their technological investments and that they must choose from the options available on the market. Evaluating products and services based on the needs of the organization, not only for today, but above all for the future, is quite a challenge!CLOUD_READINESSBeyond the technological considerations (product compatibility, required investment, scalability of existing systems, etc.) there are the evaluation of the different providers and the services they offer, as well as the costs associated to their use. The best known cloud solutions on the market may seem attractive because they have a high visibility, often with a recognized brand, which is perceived as a guarantee of reliability. The savings announced by these solutions and their accessibility are often decisive criteria when the time comes to make a choice. It is however almost impossible to assess the real costs of these solutions, because several important variables remain unknown: the price of retained data, the cost of download per Go, pricing for transactions, etc.

Cloud offerings are diverse and are not equally suitable for all businesses. Some heterogenous environments are not easily transferable and it can be risky, if not impossible, to migrate to the cloud without a fundamental transformation of the architecture and the ways of making within the organization. Caution is therefore required when undertaking such an important turn. Do not see cloud computing as a simple upgrade to a more powerful technology, but as a business strategy. This demands a thorough evaluation of existing processes and of the legal and technological framework of the company, coupled with an action plan with clear goals to achieve.
Few companies have an IT team able to perform the necessary analysis of current processes in the organization and of the technological and governance challenges related to them.

It is in this context that specialized integrators provide a valuable contribution to the company’s thinking. A trusted partner will help you assess your needs and your cloud adoption process to optimize your investments while reaching your business goals.

Benoit Quintin – Cloud Services Director – ESI Technologies

IBM Flash Storage – it’s all about applications

Your backup, storage and archiving processes must provide availability and quick and easy real-time data access, whilst evolving with constant technological changes. As a specialized storage solution integrator, ESI offers storage audit assessments analyzing companies’ lifecycle of digital information, validating its integrity and the interaction of the storage solutions with their other systems.

As a storage expert, we are often required to recommend products to our clients to improve their performance targets, solutions to consolidate application hardware and licensing, while increasing response time of critical applications.

IBM’s FlashSystem is a solution tailored for the needs of entreprises faced with performance, productivity and reliability issues.

IBMFlashSystemsFlash Storage increases user and data center productivity, company revenues, saves on software licence fees (low TCO), electricity consumption, rack space and computer downtime.

FlashSystem accelerates applications, eliminates single points of failure with 2D Flash RAID.

IBM’s FlashSystem is easy to install, easy to manage and easy to service!

ESI helps you optimize your IBM FlashSystem and takes your organization at its highest level of performance!

Contact us to plan a demo of IBM FlashSystem features!