Building a private cloud creates many opportunities to increase collaboration between server, storage, network & desktops groups within an organization and prioritize projects to deliver the best possible results. Creating more fully virtualized environments across the stack, built on standardized operating procedures, enables increased hardware utilization, higher availability, and efficient and flexible resource management. The results: improved service and simpler, more efficient infrastructures.
With standardization in place, private clouds can effectively leverage automation tools. Self-service in a private cloud requires an organization to use automated workflows to request and approve resource deployment, and leverage identity-based security to ensure only authorized users can access the infrastructure and the applications.
Finally, since cloud computing uses centralized IT resources, determining what budgets will fund which projects can be challenging. However, it is possible to develop a model to support effective IT charge-backs in a cloud-based model with solutions from partners like VMware. Once the organization reaches an agreement on a fair means to allocate cloud-based resources, then lines of business will only be charged for the resources they consume.
Understanding Your Needs
Scaling resource allocation based on demand ultimately provides the functionality and cost-savings that enable your team to focus on business innovation, rather than operations and maintenance.
Many PC Connection partners such as VMware, HP, Cisco, and IBM offer technologies you can assemble to build your private cloud. If you’re wondering how to begin, you may want to start by assessing your needs and your server, storage, network, and desktop environments. Services from PC Connection, your Cloud Connection™ solution provider can help you establish a solid foundation for growth that enables greater productivity, manageability, and scalability. For more information, please complete this Information Request Form, or contact your account manager at 1-800-800-0014.