Why ePlus for Data Center?

Transform | Secure | Connect | Manage

  • Open Network Architecture / Automation
  • SD-WAN
  • SDA - Campus Networking
  • Multi-Cloud / SDN
  • Mobility / Wireless
  • Service Provider Networking
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

ePlus Data Center Practice Highlights

1. Practice expertise across enterprise storage, systems, virtualization, data protection, and automation -Aligned to cloud practice -> Data center as a cloud platform in customer’s multi-cloud strategy -200+ data center focused engineers 2. Consulting-led approach mapping customer challenges to best-of-breed solutions -Portfolio of assessments -Hybrid cloud, container, and automation engagement capabilities 3. Cross-practice solution development with cloud, networking, security, AI/analytics, and collaboration 4. Growing portfolio of managed services in data center and hybrid cloud 5. Growth training focus in Hybrid Cloud solutions (ie; VMware VCF), automation tools, container/Kubernetes, and hybrid cloud solution design

ePlus Modern Data Center Reference Architecture

Data Center Modernization Maturity Model

REACTIVE

  • Organic infrastructure sprawl
  • Operational challenges
  • Slower time to provision and triage issues
  • Shadow IT cloud services due to lack of agility

INTEGRATED

  • Infrastructure consolidation
  • Reducing integration points and risk
  • Planned growth based on well-defined business goals
  • Simplifying operations
  • Adopting software-defined data center approach

OPTIMIZED & AUTOMATED

  • Self-service provisioning and operational agility with service lifecycle management
  • Cloud management platforms for hybrid cloud mobility and cost planning
  • Operational cost savings via automated resource management
  • Managed Services of non-core operations (such as backup, DR, and support services)

CLOUD-ENABLED ENTERPRISE

  • Mature multi-cloud Automation & Orchestration
  • Intelligent workload placement End-to-end Visibility of Application
  • Performance and Availability across Multi-cloud
  • Managed Services of infrastructure operations
  • Consumption and subscription-based cost models for core IT infrastructure
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Global Education Provider Turns to ePlus for Data Center Modernization and Consolidation

Faced with a sprawling complex legacy infrastructure that was attributing to availability issues and operational challenges compounded by running a lean IT operations staff, the organization relied on ePlus’ technical trust to design, deploy, and migrate to a multi-vendor, integrated solution. The education provider successfully collapsed two data centers into one, reducing its server infrastructure by 81% with greater operational simplicity while implementing a modern data protection solution with an efficient use of cloud storage.

Capabilities

Trainings/ Workshops

  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • AI/ML
  • Multi-Cloud
  • Cloud Connectivity

Assessment

  • Multi-Cloud Feasibility Assessment
  • Multi-Cloud Readiness and Migration Assessment
  • Public Cloud Cost Optimization
  • Public Cloud Security

Container

  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible/Terraform
  • Containerizing Apps
  • Pipeline Integration

DevOps

  • IaC
  • AIOPS
  • DevSecOps
  • CI/CD Integration
  • Tooling Review and Selection
  • App Monitoring (Dynatrace, AppD)
  • App Modernization

Public Cloud Design/Build

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Migrations
  • HealthChecks + Optimizations
  • Multi-Cloud Connectivity
  • Cost Optimization
  • Security Posture