Living the Dream: Assessing Your IT Infrastructure

By Joe VanPatten
8 Feb 2018
Posted in: Dell | Partner Showcase

Do you ever allow yourself to dream about the ideal IT infrastructure? One that is responsive, low-maintenance, and affordable to operate?

It doesn’t have to be a dream alone. We’re encountering more and more organizations that are working toward that ideal. Admittedly, the total number is still small, but people recognize the need.

Why reach for the ideal? It’s simple:

  1. The ideal costs less to operate.
  2. The ideal IT infrastructure better enables organizations to fulfill their missions.

It’s called “digital transformation.”

The ideal infrastructure enables organizations to capitalize on the power of digital technologies to expand the organization’s reach, fulfill mandates, tap accumulated knowledge, and much more.

Advizex has been a Dell EMC Top 10 Technology Services Partner in the United States since 2008 and we’ve spent a lot of time discussing digital transformation with them. Nine out of 10 executives Dell EMC surveyed reported seeing their digital business initiatives as critical to their success!

Digital transformation enables organizations to fulfill an expanding need for computing and storage capacity, much of it due to unstructured data and copy sprawl.

What stands in the way of digital transformation?

An outsider might think a data explosion would be manageable as the cost per gigabyte of storage continues to fall. As IT departments know all too well, data storage requirements and storage architectures aren’t fixed, they are growing more complicated. The more data that comes online, the more we realize the power of that data to transform businesses. Technology’s fast pace of change doesn’t help. We know what you’re up against because we evaluate hundreds of IT installations in companies of all sizes, across a range of industries.

In addition to the data explosion, organizations are wrestling with increasingly demanding security and compliance mandates. (If any of the following acronyms are complicating your life, raise your hand: FISMA, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX.)

On top of today’s demands, you’re probably being tasked with making your data (unstructured and structured) “easily” accessible in the coming years.

Consider the options.

At Advizex, we have teams of technical experts that spend their days evaluating which of the following storage options best suit a particular use case:

  • All-flash and hybrid storage arrays
  • Converged and hyper-converged systems
  • Software-defined storage
  • Cloud-based storage

Our recommendations depend on many factors, not the least of which are data protection requirements:

  • Snapshots and replication
  • Data encryption
  • Backup and recovery
  • Long-term retention
  • Global oversight
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery

The technologies you deploy will depend on many factors. Take the Advizex and Dell EMC assessment now and let us help you take control of your future.


By Joe VanPatten
8 Feb 2018
Posted in: Dell | Partner Showcase