Business challenge

Optimize existing IT and grow your organization

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What is I.T. Optimization?

IT optimization is the process of incrementality. You've invested heavily in your infrastructure, your apps, and your processes. But as IT advances, you can't simply abandon these investments and adopt shiny, new platforms or technologies. IT optimization is about taking your existing resources, modernizing where you can, and reducing the time and money you spend maintaining them. This newfound efficiency means you can try new things that will be the future of your business while keeping everything running today.

Getting started

4 ways you can create opportunity through optimization

Today's infrastructure platforms must be integrated, usable, and consistent across any architecture. They must also be amenable to any process. This is how (and why) many enterprises use Linux®.

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Consolidating or migrating workloads to an open source virtualization solution helps you unify management and create a standardized platform. This, in turn, gives you more time to answer some of your other demands.

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Disparate data resources can be consolidated into an optimized, consistent software-defined source that is distributed, flexible, and highly scalable.

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Compliance isn't a nice-to-have, it's a necessity. As you modernize your software with new rules and processes, you'll be able to make compliance an integral part of your practices.

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Customer story

It was fast becoming clear that if we hoped to maintain our exceptional level of service and our reputation as a technology-driven business, we would need to standardize our systems on a platform that could offer flexibility for innovation while guaranteeing performance, availability, and scalability.

Sarath Chandra, CIO, UAE Exchange

Customer demands

See how they optimized their IT

Incrementally optimizing your existing IT gets more out of what you already have while allowing you to plan for the future. With a new and updated environment, your business can move faster and realize new benefits and ways of working.

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Faster service delivery

UAE Exchange's IT infrastructure couldn't keep up with demand. They standardized on a stable, scalable platform without disrupting service to tens of thousands of customers.

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New or updated environments

BSE traded their proprietary solution from 1995 for an open one. They saw a 1,000% faster response times and reduced their cost of ownership by 90%.

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Self-service

eww ITandTEL improved and expanded its cloud-based services with an automated, scalable Platform-as-a-Service. This allowed efficient delivery of customer cloud environments.

Are you getting the most out of your infrastructure?

Infrastructure is the foundation of your business— it makes everything work. And it requires a significant investment to change. What happens when you see demand from your customers that goes beyond your abilities?

You optimize the infrastructure that you already have. Platforms, virtualization, storage, business processes, applications, and even compliance procedures can be incrementally improved so you spend less time maintaining systems and more time innovating.

There was a point when investing further in the system did not make any sense because it wasn't helping us achieve the goals we want. We needed to cut down the technology and use a totally fresh approach, rather than upgrade the same things again and again.

Kersi Tavadia, chief information officer, BSE

Overcoming challenges

Modern cloud ain't easy—but you can make it look that way

Your existing environment, staff, and practices—or even entrenched, expensive vendors—may make your transition challenging. But that doesn't make it impossible.

Challenge:

How do I adapt to new IT demands without disrupting current business operations?

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Modernize your IT infrastructure with a flexible, stable, and efficient OS.

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How do I unite my business, workforce, and IT to meet customer expectations?

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Build solutions that unite processes, business insights, and mobile.

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How do I meet my increasing data storage needs without throwing away my legacy infrastructure?

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Lay the foundation for innovation with software-defined storage.

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How do I continually transform outdated legacy apps and still have a budget for innovative development?

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Embrace new technologies and get to market faster with a modern application platform.

Doing things differently

Never stop learning

See how technologies and trends all work together to help you modernize your infrastructure.

Containers

Containers let you package and isolate applications. But what do they have to do with Linux®? And how can you use popular technologies from Docker and Kubernetes?

Virtualization

Virtualization can make better use of your current infrastructure while building the foundation for future advancement, such as cloud implementations.

Cloud computing

Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions can automatically scale, provision, and meter your existing network, storage, servers, and virtualization foundation, while Platforms-as-a-Service provide all that plus operating systems, middleware, and runtime environments.

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