Often attributed to Benjamin Franklin or Winston Churchill, this adage rings true today as it did back then. Proper planning helps mitigate risk and ensure successful outcomes.
Today, SimpliVity is introducing a new enterprise–grade professional services offering to help our new customers implement major hyperconverged infrastructure projects. Service Delivery Project Management is designed for large enterprises with globally distributed hyperconverged infrastructure deployments of 20+ systems, this service helps to ensure customers get faster time to value, while minimizing costs and risk, through systematic planning and execution.
According to a recent survey conducted by ActualTech Media in June 2016, hyperconverged infrastructure adoption continues to accelerate. Thirty seven percent of enterprises adopted hyperconverged infrastructure in 2016 vs. 24% in 2015, a 54% increase, with adoption to date split equally between large and midsize enterprises. More telling, however, were the adoption forecasts by segment. Thirty six percent of large enterprises vs. 23% of midsize enterprises plan to adopt hyperconverged infrastructure solutions within the next two years.
This data mirrors our own experience, where we’ve seen both increased interest and adoption of our hyperconverged solutions among larger, Fortune 100 companies with globally distributed IT infrastructure. In fact, last month SimpliVity announced its largest deployment to date, a financial services provider that was named by Forbes as one of the world’s top hundred most valuable brands. The company is going “all in” with SimpliVity and plans to decrease $100 million in IT infrastructure and operational costs, consolidating six data centers to three.
SimpliVity’s new service is a perfect fit for these customers deploying hyperconverged infrastructure at a massive scale by providing special attention and support to their major investment.
Service Delivery Project Management includes complete end-to-end project management, from initial scoping discussions to regular program reviews and third party vendor coordination. By using proven, purpose-built tools and templates, our trained experts help customers implement and optimize their SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure investment in the shortest time possible and reduce project risk.
This service is also meant to support our channel partners. As a 100% channel company, SimpliVity sells and fulfills all our hyperconverged solutions through a global network of preferred partners. Now SimpliVity partners have the opportunity to expand their portfolio and offer this service to enterprise prospects and customers that are looking to transform their IT infrastructure through hyperconvergence.
By adequately planning for the implementation of their globally distributed hyperconverged infrastructure environment, global enterprises can be confident that their next generation IT infrastructure investment will be a terrific success. For more information, please contact your local SimpliVity partner, or go to www.simplivity.com/support for more details.