Virtualization and Consolidation Strategy
This Strategy is great way to expand your virtualized infrastructure or introduce virtualization into your organization. We will showcase the technical and financial viability of data center automation and how it can:
· Reduce facilities costs
· Reduce computer hardware costs
· Reduce software costs
· Reduce complexity
· Increase Service Levels and Availability
· Improve computing resource allocation
· Reduce or aide in the re-allocation of staff
How it’s done…
Our proven virtualization methodology is based on a three phase approach:
Phase I – Preliminary Review, Assessment and Feasibility Study
Scalar reviews your organization’s requirement to measure the feasibility of virtualization projects. During this phase we will investigate the economic validity of the consolidation and virtualization of your compute environment.
Objectives of Phase I include a review and assessment of the server and storage infrastructure and the development of a strategy to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies.
To enhance the data we gather from interviews and questionnaires, solid metrics are required to provide a true cost/benefit analysis. Server performance and utilization data is gathered using one of our tools which are combined with our insight into current trends and available technologies to conduct sound financial modeling. We take your data center automation goals, your current state, and fill the gaps with available technologies
Phase II – Architecture Design and Implementation Plan
Scalar will review the data from Phase I, and propose a detailed architecture and implementation plan. By involving the appropriate hardware and software vendors we can ensure that the new data centre environment is architected in a supported manner.
This architecture will focus on each of the vendors’ consolidation, virtualization, and management offerings. Scalar will use the output from the information gathering sessions and questionnaires from Phase I, the tool output, and years of consolidation knowledge to develop an infrastructure with lower operational costs, reduced hardware and software costs, and increased service levels and availability.
Leveraging our architecture experience, Scalar will:
- Develop a detailed consolidation architecture based on results from Phase I
- Review current IT infrastructure capacity, scalability, reliability, and maintainability
- Review current IT services, applications, and other functional requirements
- Review service level objectives for existing and planned IT services
- Review IT objectives for the consolidation strategy including enhanced IT infrastructure capacity, scalability, reliability, and maintainability
- Review any plans for the development of additional IT services or enhancement of existing IT services
Phase III – Implementation and Deployment of the Architecture
Upon completion and your acceptance of the feasibility studies and proposed architecture the implementation phase can begin. The objectives of Phase III are to:
Scalar will guarantee the availability of critical resources during this phase of the project. These resources will include Chief Architects, Lead Systems Engineers, and Project Managers.
- Provide verbose communication when dealing with production systems
- Adhere to the timelines and strategies developed in the implementation plan
- Provide transparency to the issues and risks identified by Scalar
- Test all new functions prior to production adoption
- Mitigate risk by adopting proven solutions