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By Brian Day, Vice President/Platform Strategy and Services

Today’s organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver services, experiences, and results to meet fast-changing customer expectations. At the same time, there have been significant changes in how IT is delivered. Once highly-specialized IT silos are increasingly being put out to pasture in favor of a more integrated IT approach delivered by the cloud.

These changes have created the opportunity for new processes and retooling, as well as a new consideration of how IT is run and the value it brings to an organization. How your organization responds could provide a significant competitive advantage.

We believe that adopting an Extensible IT framework allows your organization to deliver IT services that work together seamlessly, are easily managed, and enable your business to grow through digital transformation.

The role of extensible IT
Extensible IT enables digital transformation by making it easier to deploy new business services, regardless of whether they are on-premises or in the cloud. Today’s hybrid environments present problems of connectivity, integration, security, and data management, making it difficult to manage your systems holistically.

Extensible IT gets you to a place where everything is easily deployed and managed, utilizing service management to make things work well together. New functionality can be added in a continuous, agile manner, allowing you to be more responsive to business requests.

At the core of the Extensible framework, Automation ensures that processes are conducted in a repeatable, consistent manner across a distributed landscape. It helps solve big business problems that a point solution alone cannot solve. I like to think of Automation as the glue of extensible IT.

How Logicalis accelerates innovation
Logicalis’ experts can organize and accelerate your cloud adoption initiatives strategically, enabling you to extract maximum value from your existing assets. We understand the best practices for hybrid cloud architectures and methodologies as well as DevOps, automation, and orchestration. We also know all the hardware and software that comprises your existing data centers, along with Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud technologies.

Most importantly, our services are designed to make sure your IT decisions are aligned to meet your business needs. We will consult with you on the best strategy to meet your needs, then implement and manage a solution that aligns with those needs.

  • Pure DevOps – If you develop or deploy software—and have development tool chains that you use to compile, instantiate infrastructure, deploy binaries, and test—Logicalis can help you become more agile, improving the consistency, accuracy and frequency of your deployments.
  • Advanced VMWare – For those who use the plain vanilla VMware vSphere, Logicalis can help automate deployments within your environment leveraging the vRealize automation suite or other tools.
  • Cloud Migration – Have you adopted a cloud-first approach, but your applications are sitting it out? Logicalis can analyze an application’s architecture, determine the best way to deploy the application in the cloud, and assist with migration. Our cloud optimization services can ensure that over time these applications are using the cloud wisely.
  • ServiceNow Integration – The rich ServiceNow service management platform offers multiple plugins and extensions, but sometimes issues are bigger than that. Logicalis builds custom automations—such as public cloud integration or integration with tools like Chef or Ansible—to extend the capabilities of ServiceNow.

For software providers, new challenges demand a new approach. To learn more, check out our DevOps infographic.