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Solution Provider Offers Three Tips for Overcoming Barriers to a Converged Infrastructure
NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A fully functional converged infrastructure that integrates servers, storage, networks and management into a single, flexible and adaptable IT environment is the gateway to all the advantages cloud computing has to offer. So why are IT pros meeting with internal resistance when it comes to implementing a converged strategy? According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), a big barrier to realizing the benefits of a converged infrastructure may be political, not technical. Before effectively changing the company's technology, CIOs must change the culture of the typical IT department.
"Traditionally, IT departments are divided into different groups or silos depending on the specific technology they are responsible for. There's a server group, a storage group, a network group, an applications group, an operations group," says Kevin Gruneisen, Senior Director, Cloud and Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US. "Separated from each other by specialty, there is often very little interaction between members of the different silos. Each group makes decisions independently and often competes with each other for budget. It's important for each team member to understand that a converged infrastructure doesn't make their knowledge irrelevant, or diminish their value to the organization in any way. Fear of change may well explain some of the resistance to converged infrastructure and cloud computing within IT departments, even though these advances in technology hold the promise of making their jobs easier…and more interesting."
Overcoming Barriers to a Converged Infrastructure
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of approximately $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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