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Data Center LifeCycle Management

Data Center LifeCycle Management

Excipio Clients Results

  • Issue: Over time, the client had opened data centers in every physical company location and had never looked at an enterprise data center strategy.
  • Result: Optimization of data centers resulting in $31M in savings

  • Issue: The company implemented a local data center solution due to bandwidth and latency issues
  • Result: $9.5M saved with initial optimization (with an estimated 5-year ROI of $19.1M)

  • Issue: The client avoided upgrades and maintenance to their data centers until they had issues and failures.
  • Result: Avoided $7M in capital costs to upgrade legacy data centers/computer rooms, eliminated over $375K from facilities, and $400K per year in hardware maintenance

Background

Many clients have a need to quickly gain a better understanding of their data center current capabilities and future options. The reasons for this are many, but may include:

  • Optimization of data center environment
  • Desire of leadership to gain understanding of overall data center environment and processes
  • Reorganization, mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures
  • Need to define opportunity for consolidation or optimization of IT
  • Financial justification

Approach and Solutions

Excipio applies its proven EAMM® process to all data center lifecycle management solutions, which may include:

  • True current state assessment
  • Comparative benchmark analysis
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Future state strategies
    • Future solutions and strategies:
      • Remediation of current data center
      • Remodel external facility
      • Colocation
      • Data center consolidation
      • Managed Service or IaaS
      • Cloud
  • Transformation plans
    • Vendor Selection
      • RFP Criteria & Develop
      • Proof of Concept
      • Contracts & negotiations
    • Data center migration
  • On-going quality assurance

Client Benefits

  • Thorough understanding of their data center’s true technical, business, and financial current state
  • Identification of potential options for short and long term cost savings
  • Strategy which meets all of the client’s requirements
  • A comprehensive, unbiased, strategic roadmap to implement changes

Download Data Center LifeCycle Solution Brief (PDF)

Example Client Study: Data Center Strategy

Example Client Study: Cloud Strategy

Example Client Study: Data Center Construction and Design

Example Client Study: Data Center Migration

Current State Assessment

Compliance and Regualtions

Migration Planning