Modernizing IT

The technological evolution that is shaking up the market is forcing organizations to overhaul their ways of investing in their IT systems. Traditional data centers do not offer the flexibility and lean operational cost model needed for rapid time-to-market to maintain coveted market share by an innovative and increasingly agile competition.

Revise how you consume your IT services!

IT Reality

  • Growing demands from the lines of business
  • Rapidly rising infrastructure costs (Opex and Capex)
  • Exponential amounts of data to manage

Challenges

  • Technological complexity of traditional data centers
  • Management in silos without pooling resources
  • Difficulty aligning business goals with TI investments

Solutions for IT Modernization

Converged and hyperconverged solutions implement quickly to meet the demands of users within a short time. Their learning is fast and their operation simplified.

Challenges

  • Do more with the same resources
  • Agility and responsiveness without compromising governance, security and availability
  • Information silos and processing issues

Benefits

  • Rapid deployment of additional capabilities to support growth
  • Less capital expenditure required (CAPEX)
  • Better management of server usage
  • Reduced data center footprint

Where do you stand?

  • Is your IT struggling to keep the pace of your development?
  • Are your users turning to external services to meet their needs?
  • Are your costs constantly rising without your services being optimized?

2.67 billion Converged systems global market revenue value (4.6%)

Hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) will be widespread in 2021

5 billion HCIS will occupy 24% of the integrated systems market by 2019

Converged Solutions

  • Integrated servers, storage and network of best-of-breed manufacturers
  • Flexibility of the configuration varies according to products
  • Scalability independent of infrastructure
  • Integration with the current infrastructure
  • Hardware / software balance

Hyperconverged Solutions

  • Servers, storage and network from a single manufacturer in one appliance
  • Unique highly virtualized solution – limited flexibility options
  • Scalability of all components at the same time
  • Optimized for specific applications and workloads, little pooling of resources
  • Software-defined and oriented

The Road to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

How ESI can help

  • Analysis of your environment to identify applications adapted to converged or hyperconverged solutions (workload analysis and mapping)
  • Solution architecture sessions to design an approach tailored to your needs
  • Customized recommendations and implementation plan
  • Migration of your environment and post-implementation support

Cloud solutions adjust resources to meet consumption needs and workloads, offering a flexible, automated and agile environment.

Challenges

  • Planning for growth
  • Maximizing resources
  • Accelerated marketing

Benefits

  • Highly scalable environment
  • Different delivery models (private, public, hybrid)
  • Fast, efficient self-service provisioning
  • Costs savings if the right cloud is chosen for the right workloads

Where do you stand?

  • Are you thinking about moving your infrastructure into a public cloud to save money?
  • Do you know the differences between different types of cloud?
  • Do you believe this mode of consumption does not suit your business?
  • Have you already started the change? Do you regret your choice?

80% of new applications are cloud-native

6 billion value of Cloud and IoT in Canada in 2015

How ESI can help

  • Assessment of your cloud readiness and development of your action plan
  • Advice and support in setting up the cloud solution adapted to your needs
  • Design and operation of your private cloud
  • IaaS, BaaS, DRaaS services on our Stratus cloud
  • Management of your cloud services
  • Implementation of a public cloud governance model to avoid losing control of your costs while maintaining the security of your data

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Software-defined represents a class of products where the software is the focus and is used to provide the solution rather than the hardware. This approach reduces operational costs and expenditures, reduces vendor lock-in and maximizes agility and scalability.

Challenges

  • Efficiency of resource provisioning
  • Handling of legacy/outdated platforms
  • Managing different SDDC operations for public, private and hybrid cloud

Benefits

  • Increased agility and scalability
  • Reduced complexity and cost
  • Automation and flexibility
  • Easy movement of workloads

Where do you stand?

  • Is your current infrastructure struggling to keep pace with your operations?
  • Are you in the process of implementing a software-defined datacenter?
  • Do you have the resources necessary to perform the transition from traditional to SDDC?

89 % predicted market growth for SDN by 2018

41.9 billion high-end estimate of SDE market in 2017

25.6 billion Value of the SDDC market by 2021

How ESI can help

  • Solution architecture workshops to help you define the right approach
  • Use of our advanced labs for proofs of value or proofs of concept to help you make an informed decision
  • Detailed design, deployment, configuration, evolution and operating guide for your SDDC solution
  • Automation and orchestration processes and tasks using your SDDC to maximize the operational efficiency of your IT teams

Data growth, but more importantly the constant proliferation of devices that require wireless access anywhere and anytime, is a key concern for IT managers who need to adapt their network infrastructures to meet demand.

Challenges

  • Growing demand for speed and number of ports
  • Obsolescence of equipment and standards
  • User mobility
  • Separation of corporate an guest networks to protect data

Benefits

  • Equipment and software at the cutting edge of technology
  • Foolproof redundancy
  • Reliability and scalability

Where do you stand?

  • Did you set up your networking solutions several years ago?
  • Do you notice frequent failures?
  • Do you have user requests that you can not answer?

30% of infrastructure investments are to meet demand

47% of Wi-Fi investments are spent on access points

60% of network investments are to improve security

How ESI can help

  • Design and detailed architecture of wired and wireless networks and collaboration systems
  • Acquisition cost analysis and selection of network solutions, components and software
  • Analysis of security risks, upgrades of remediation equipment following a computer system attack
  • Installation, configuration and knowledge transfer of network infrastructures