Author: Logicalis US

Transform Healthcare with the Right Cloud Strategy

Reading Time: 3 minutesA sound cloud strategy offers significant value to healthcare organizations. Take the first step with a cloud workshop. Transform Healthcare with the Right Cloud Strategy In a recent survey of healthcare CIOs, the majority do not have a strategy for moving their data centers to the cloud. In fact, about 55 percent still manage their primary electronic health record (EHR) system on premises. What’s more, 69 percent of executives said they don’t have a data migration strategy in place—even though new tools and regulatory changes make the cloud a safe option for storing sensitive protected health...

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How to Get End-to-End Visibility with Intent-Based Networking

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen a user calls the helpdesk with a network on-boarding issue: How long does it take your IT team to troubleshoot the issue?  How many tools do they use to determine what it is?  Is an on-site visit needed to fully resolve it?  If your organization is like most, the process is a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack—which is fine if you have an infinite amount of time. But most of us don’t have that luxury. End-to-end network visibility with an intent-based networking (IBN) platform is one way to re-claim your time...

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Next-Generation Data Protection in the Age of Cloud Backups

Reading Time: 3 minutesI covered next-generation data protection (NGDP) in an earlier post which showed how the need for rapid access is driving new backup strategies. What I’d like to focus on now is how NGDP is impacted by the cloud. What’s driving backups in the cloud? Organizations have traditionally owned their entire backup solution—hardware, software, tape drives, tape, appliances, etc. But challenges with traditional backups are driving organizations to consider cloud backup: Cost – Owning equipment and software outright is expensive and capital-intensive. For example, because virtual tape libraries (VTLs) are a single point of failure, you’d need...

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6 Reasons to Deploy a Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you like the benefits of cloud but have difficulty moving some workloads over to the cloud, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) might be right for your organization. Like converged infrastructures, an HCI consists of pre-integrated compute, storage and networking resources managed as a single infrastructure. Unlike a converged infrastructure, HCI components are software-defined and implemented virtually, with seamless integration into the hypervisor environment, making them simpler, faster and less costly to deploy, manage and scale. The question is…is an HCI right for your organization? Benefits of hyperconverged infrastructures Some applications simply aren’t right for the cloud....

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Why Application Dependency Mapping is Key for a Successful Cloud Migration

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy the end of 2018, more than half of global enterprises will rely on at least one public cloud platform for digital transformation, Forrester predicts. Beyond 2018, the global public cloud market will continue to grow at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), making public cloud platforms the fastest growing cloud segment. It’s easy to see why. The cloud offers undeniable benefits: more predictable costs, faster deployments, resource agility and more. In fact, you probably already have workloads in the cloud today. However, moving applications is not merely a matter of lifting and shifting individual applications...

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose HPE Nimble Storage with HPE InfoSight

Reading Time: 2 minutesOrganizational storage needs are growing, not only in capacity but complexity. Do you have a business strategy in place to deal with this compounding increase? Check out our new webinar, Reduce Complexity and Boost Storage Capabilities with HPE Solutions, featuring me, Frank Nishimori, and Calvin Zito, HPE Storage Guy, solution evangelist, and author of Around the Storage Block. We will discuss why HPE Nimble Storage, HPE InfoSight and HPE 3PAR StoreServ are the best solutions to simplify your storage needs and deliver digital agility, speed and cost effectiveness. HPE Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays offer your...

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Customer Service Week: Putting Customers at the Center of Our Universe

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis post, featuring our customers, is the last in a 3-part series on customer-centricity for Customer Service Week. The other two focus on customer-centricity from our employees’ viewpoints and from the industry perspective. Customer Service Week:  Putting Customers at the Center of Our Universe Finally, we could not celebrate Customer Service Week without a nod to our customers who live at the center of the Logicalis universe.   What does this mean? Our customer-centric culture means that our entire team is invested in thoroughly understanding your mission, your requirements, your goals and your expected outcomes. At...

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Customer Service Week: Industry Recognition for Our Customer Services

Reading Time: 2 minutesLike most companies, we like to be recognized. But these awards don’t just give us bragging rights. They provide independent proof of our ability to deliver the most innovative and effective IT solutions, together with the highest standards of customer care, both locally and globally. Recognition from national channel experts To that end, we’ve been recognized on the following lists in just the first six months of this year: MSP 501 – Ranked number ten among the world’s most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs). This award underscores our commitment to helping our customers build a...

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