Move to the Cloud on Your Own Terms
Cloud computing offers exciting and simplified ways to view and manage your IT infrastructure. But moving to the cloud and getting the most value from being there can be complex. Decision Consultants Cloud Services is a full-lifecycle approach that spans initial strategy, through readiness and implementation, to support. This offering helps ready your IT team, processes, users, and infrastructure to operate in a cloud environment, and it helps you gain the greatest possible business value from your investments in Microsoft Office 365.
Whether you have made the decision to move to the cloud, or are still exploring the value of online solutions to your business, now more than ever you need to be strategic in how you approach your transition to Cloud Computing. By providing strategic guidance, technical implementation, and proactive support, Decision Consultants’ Microsoft Services delivers the broadest capabilities and options to help you breathe life into your Cloud solutions.
Rather than just moving your current IT environment to the cloud, Decision Consultants' Microsoft based cloud solutions are about creating new technology options that help drive your business forward. We believe Microsoft offers the most comprehensive set of cloud services on Earth. Products like Microsoft Office 365, Windows AzureTM, and Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-VTM give you the flexibility and control to use them exactly the way you want.
Microsoft Cloud Vantage Services help you address the dual challenges of moving to the cloud and getting the most value from your investment over time. Our tested methodology helps you:
Our approach cuts through the complexities of moving from on-premises operations to a cloud environment. We help you drive a seamless transition to the cloud and then provide a full-lifecycle management approach that includes:
The Decision Consultants Microsoft based cloud soutions are delivered by a team of Microsoft technical and operational experts led by a Cloud Delivery Executive, a cloud specialist with deep expertise in designing, implementing, and supporting Microsoft solutions. The Cloud Delivery Executive is the single point of accountability who works directly with your executive and IT teams to make the choices that result in a cloud strategy that has the flexibility and scalability to meet your needs now and keep pace with your business in the future.
The Cloud solutions from Decision Consultants provide you with a proven, collaborative approach to sharing insight and best practices from Microsoft development teams. We partner with you throughout your Office 365 deployment and provide training and proven processes, including readiness-related assessments and workshops.
Our collaborative engagement model increases your IT agility because we help your IT team come up to speed quickly on cloud practices and principles through offerings such as our Change Management and Future Roadmap Orchestration.
Choosing Cloud solutions from Decision Consultants willhelp you implement a system that provide you with a stable and iterative-based approach through stages of the IT lifecycle, allowing for:
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1. Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) is a model for provisioning hardware (computing, storage, networking, etc.) to the end uers where the management of the underlying fabric is controlled by the provide but where the end user maintains control of the operating system and applicaitons that are installed within it.
2. Software as a Service (SaaS) is a model where Microsoft applications (for example, MS Office, Exchange, SQL Forefront, etc.) are provided, often times with IaaS and customers pay on a per-user/per month basis.
Infrastructure as a Service is an evolution in the way business will consume IT. There are a number of ways that IaaS from Decision Consultants is helping its clients improve on the way infrastructure is provisioned today.
Utilization – Today’s infrastructure must be designed for the worst case scenario of high demand. The end result is the low utilization of servers. With IaaS, utilization increases to take better advantage of the investment in hardware.
Server/User Ratio – In today’s infrastructure each IT administrator can manage fewer servers due to the lack of automation and other advances. With IaaS and its advances each IT administrator can manage more servers.
Deployment Scale – Today infrastructure must be designed for peak scale only. With IaaS the infrastructure capacity can grow and shirk dynamically based on the client’s demand.
Physical vs. Virtual – Today’s infrastructure is mostly physical. IaaS uses more virtualization to increase utilization, increase efficiency and lower cost.
Path to the Future – Today’s infrastructure make the transition to the public cloud difficult. By employing IaaS the path is clearer, easier and less expensive.
Reduced Costs: The ongoing IT operational costs and capital investment costs (servers, datacenter equipment) for Decision Consultants clients are reduced because cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organization money.
Agility: Decision Consultant’ clients no longer have to worry about constant server upgrades and updates and other computing issues. They free themselves to concentrate on their individual core competencies.
Increased Efficiency: No longer do the IT personnel of Decision Consultants' clients need to worry about keeping software up to date. It’s all done as part of the monthly per user fee.
Scalable and Elastic – A Decision Consultants client that is using the power of the cloud can enable the faster delivery of capacity when resource needs change.
Highly virtualized computing gives you the benefits of increased utilization of your servers, power savings, and reduced server footprint. We are familiar with these as they are in datacenters today. However, this does not equal to the private cloud.
A Private cloud provides all of those benefits plus highly integrated and automated management, scalable and elastic platforms, and self service.
Mange Costs: The ongoing IT operational costs and capital investment costs (servers, datacenter equipment) are reduced because cloud technology is paid incrementally thereby saving the organization money.
Business Agility: One no longer has to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues. Your organization will be free to concentrate on its individual core competencies.
Improved Control: No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up to date.