Chip Kalfaian – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services https://infocus.dellemc.com DELL EMC Global Services Blog Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:47:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 How Your Cloud Journey Could Unfold with IaaS, CaaS & PaaS https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/how-your-cloud-journey-could-unfold-with-iaas-caas-paas/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/how-your-cloud-journey-could-unfold-with-iaas-caas-paas/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:00:53 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=38183 Organizations around the globe understand the need to modernize their application portfolio. What many are struggling with, however, is how and where to begin. How does a large enterprise define, assess and begin the transformation of their applications? Should they leverage a modern cloud development platform and gateway to new app cloud placement? How do […]

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Organizations around the globe understand the need to modernize their application portfolio. What many are struggling with, however, is how and where to begin. How does a large enterprise define, assess and begin the transformation of their applications? Should they leverage a modern cloud development platform and gateway to new app cloud placement? How do they balance cost and risk?

Today’s modern enterprise will utilize a range of application deployment models from physical and work machines virtualized on private and public infrastructures, through containers where we abstract the operating system with the application, to PaaS platforms like Pivotal Cloud Foundry where we can develop real cloud-native applications. And then there are other more progressive approaches to modern application development to be considered like Function as a Service, serverless, and others.

The Modern Enterprise in 2022

Based on data that we at Dell Technologies collected from a portion of our Enterprise customer base, the clear majority of workloads in today’s modern enterprise are still running in a traditional fashion with the most prevalent model, of course, being in virtual machines. About 8% in public, private and hybrid clouds and only 2% containerized or cloud native.

This, however, is forecast to change, rapidly!

The Modern Enterprise 2022

By 2022, a strong shift is anticipated with the majority of applications moving to public, private or hybrid Infrastructure as a Service, significant growth in container consumption and cloud native development as well as other modern application development techniques.

So what does your platform model need to look like? Or more to the topic, what is your Multi-Platform strategy going to be?

It is more than likely that every service layer shown above will be represented.

Reducing IT Footprint

One of the biggest trends we’re seeing right now in the market is around data center consolidation and a drive to reduce IT footprint. One of the respective outcomes is a heavier push to the cloud – driving workloads to the cloud where it makes sense, looking to densify consumption, seeing what’s left, then shrinking the footprint of our new data center and reducing DC migration costs accordingly.

A logical off-shoot of this topic is emphasis on Software-as-a-Service or SaaS applications. Finding SaaS alternatives is very attractive to both IT and the business.

There are multiple benefits to SaaS but put simply, it gets you out of the software development and operations business and for many classes of applications, this makes sense. On the negative side, probably the biggest push back is Security.

Meanwhile utilizing Platform-as-a-Service or PaaS for modern application development is absolutely a game changer for customers looking to revolutionize their application development paradigm, deliver cloud native applications and digitally transform the business.

The biggest positive for PaaS is business alignment and on the flip side, the biggest negative is barrier to entry – PaaS adoption is about agility and DevOps and impacts every aspect of traditional IT. It’s a major paradigm shift that many companies simply are not prepared for.

Containerization is hot, very hot!

Containers are very much like a VM but include an abstraction of the OS eliminating the need that a VM has to carry the entire OS and Hypervisor. As such, containers tend to be orders of magnitude smaller and can spin up in a fraction of the time and resource than the VM. One concerning trade off is that each container carries a root password which can be troubling from a security standpoint.

Containers vs. VMs (Source SDxCentral)

And finally, we have Infrastructure-as-a-Service or IaaS, and Traditional Infrastructure – which would include co-lo facilities as well as managed services. According to the statistics we discussed earlier, this is where as much as 98% of applications and data live today – and if you believe the projections looking forward – it is also where 85% of your applications and data will live 4 years from now.

I’m sure that every one of your enterprises is using IaaS today. Whether that’s in a centralized controlled manner driven by IT or the result of an anxious business user with a credit card. IaaS represents great opportunity and great risk. We know that shifting from traditional infrastructure to cloud can represent cost savings as high as 70% or potentially cost millions of dollars per month in uncontrolled spend.

Traditional Infrastructure is of course here to stay except the very few of you that are interested in zero footprint.

Multi-platform Model

A multi-platform strategy is simply a stepping stone to a final list of targeted landing zones to be realized over some time horizon.

There are many options to be considered and in some cases the choice will be quite simple, while in others there will be no clear winner and final selection will be arbitrary.

So how do we go about building a multi-platform strategy?

Developing a multi-platform strategy is built on two major areas of consideration.

Defining a Multi-platform Model

 

First, the current portfolio and its demands. Portfolio Analysis initially gives us visibility into the demands that the current portfolio has on the future state multi-platform model and specific target landing zones. Once those landing zones are firm, we can continue analyzing the portfolio and, hopefully, become leaner as we progress and the reason why we recommend a sprint-based approach. Every customer situation is different, but we typically look to advance-profile on the order of 25% of the portfolio. This gives us a relatively high level of confidence that, if inventory selection was done right, we should have a good representation of the portfolio.

Second, the Business and IT agenda. This agenda really defines what IT needs to be in order to support the future state.

It’s a matter of getting to what’s critical today and in the foreseeable future. It requires a range of input from Business and IT stakeholders as well as representation from Application Development. Certainly, in a smaller enterprise this can be scaled back to a relatively small group, but in a large enterprise, this could involve dozens of stakeholders.

The kinds of information that need to be understood:

  • Cost including controlling spend, favoring OpEx over CapEx or for customers that are already over-extended in the cloud, perhaps a shift back to on-prem through repatriation, and a better balance between OpEx and CapEx.
  • Business demand and the appetite for digital transformation – some companies have already completed their digital transformation journey, others have begun on their journey, and many are yet to get started.
  • What digital transformation may bring especially in terms of the internet of things, big data and new devices deployed demanding a new approach to multi-tiered computing, will all influence the platform model and the multi-cloud model that will be its derivative.
  • Legal and regulatory changes that can have significant influence especially on data transmission and storage.
  • End-user computing.
  • The need for speed and finally…
  • Current Cloud footprint, cloud strategy and the cloudification of existing applications all must be considered.

Summary

With a detailed understanding of your current portfolio and the Business and IT Agenda, Dell Technologies can develop a platform strategy to support your application demands in the future and do it in a cost effective and efficient way. This multi-platform strategy will drive a multi-cloud strategy which then can be used as the basis for infrastructure and operating model transformations.


Are you going to Dell Technologies World?

Join us at Dell Technologies World on Monday, April 29th at 12:00 p.m. in the session Application Transformation: The AmerisourceBergen Journey To Cloud With IaaS, CaaS & PaaS where Brian Stingley, the Director of Cloud Architecture at AmerisourceBergen, a Fortune 50 company, will share their decisioning framework and process for application modernization as part of their cloud journey. This real world example demonstrates how a large enterprise can define, assess and begin the transformation of their applications, leveraging Pivotal as a modern cloud development platform and gateway to new app cloud placement, all while balancing cost and risk. At the conclusion, a panel of experts from AmerisourceBergen, Dell Technologies Consulting Services (including Chip Kalfaian) and Pivotal (including Prem Raghav), will answer your questions and provide insights into key lessons learned and critical success factors.

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The Results Are In: Learn the Dollars and Sense of Optimizing Your Application Portfolio https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/dollars-sense-optimizing-application-portfolio/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/dollars-sense-optimizing-application-portfolio/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:00:19 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=37708 Organizations are looking for ways to drive out cost, better manage their application portfolio, and enable the business through digital and IT transformation. Enterprises that have invested in evaluating and optimizing their application portfolios have realized dramatic financial and business benefits, with a rapid and significant return on investment. We recently commissioned Forrester to perform […]

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Organizations are looking for ways to drive out cost, better manage their application portfolio, and enable the business through digital and IT transformation. Enterprises that have invested in evaluating and optimizing their application portfolios have realized dramatic financial and business benefits, with a rapid and significant return on investment.

We recently commissioned Forrester to perform a ‘Total Economic Impact Study’, to quantify the financial benefits of evaluating a company’s application portfolio to migrate, modernize, consolidate or retire enterprise applications. Here are our findings.

The Four Key Business and Financial Rewards

IT executives managing portfolios of applications are under constant pressure from the business to support digital business opportunities and the wide array of ways in which businesses are evolving. Understanding the current portfolio and its technical and financial challenges—and mapping a journey to the future state—is a daunting challenge. It requires a comprehensive evaluation of the portfolio and subsequent development of a plan to optimize the placement and architecture of applications in order to reduce costs and improve manageability. 

Nonetheless, investing the time and resources into this undertaking has been proven to deliver four key business and financial benefits:

Reduce Cost of Application Enhancement and Maintenance

By gaining greater understanding of application interdependencies and lowering defects and errors, organizations can reduce the number and cost of developers needed to work on application maintenance, while improving developer productivity.

Reduce Cost of Maintaining Retired Applications

Retiring obsolete or unused applications avoids maintenance work and recovers development hours. It also eliminates license fees and decommissioned infrastructure and reduces data center footprint.

Increase Revenue from Customer-Facing Applications

Organizations can increase and accelerate revenue and profit margin by improving functionality and delivery of customer-facing applications—reducing cart abandonment for online purchasing improving customer service, and reducing fraudulent and malicious activity.

Accelerate Revenue by Reaching New Markets

The ability to reach new markets—and shorten time-to-market—delivers revenue faster.

Understanding and Weighing the Requirements, Costs, and Risks

Optimizing your application portfolio is a multi-step process. First, you need to inventory and assess your current applications, determine and reconcile the required business functionality, and assess your current and future technology requirements. Next, you need to outline a non-disruptive path for change that includes migrating applications to lower-cost or more efficient operating platforms, modernizing them, or retiring them, in order to deliver the intended results.

Some organizations have in-house resources who are technically capable of performing this type of project and who have the bandwidth to dedicate to this initiative. Many, however, lack individuals with the necessary time, assessment experience, and knowledge of technology. IT executives have two alternatives: conduct the assessment in-house, or partner with an outside resource.

In a Total ImpactTM (TEI) study commissioned by Dell EMC, Forrester Consulting identified that a fifth major component of the total benefits from an application portfolio optimization initiative is realized by avoiding the costs of conducting the assessment internally. Before getting started, you need to take into consideration the number of employees and associated time, effort, and salary that will be required; the need to put other IT projects on hold; as well as the significant impact on the ability to support regular business operations.

Calculating the Return on Investment

The Forrester Consulting Total ImpactTM study examined the potential return on investment enterprises may realize by investing in application portfolio optimization services instead of undertaking this initiative in-house. Their financial analysis showed that organizations who utilized a partner such as Dell EMC for the initial assessment and the follow-on development effort to implement changes realized benefits of $7.2 million over three years versus costs of $2.4 million—a net present value of $4.8 million and an ROI of 195 percent. And because results were delivered faster, payback was realized in just 12 months.


Evaluate the Potential Financial Impact of Dell EMC Services on Your Organization

Download Forrester’s “The Total Economic ImpactTM of Dell EMC Application Portfolio Optimization” for the detailed, quantified financial and business benefits realized by organizations who utilized these services, and for an independent framework to evaluate the potential cost, risk, and benefits of these services on your organization.


Summary

Evaluating your organization’s application portfolio—with a goal of optimizing the placement and architecture of applications—can reduce costs and improve manageability, delivering significant, quantifiable financial and business results. Engaging a partner with the expertise, methodology and tools can help fast track this transformation and accelerate results and ROI.

Dell EMC uses a proven, field-tested methodology and a decade of experience to systematically optimize organizations’ application portfolios. This approach, combined with our experience in converged infrastructure, cloud platforms, operations, application development, end user experience, cyber security, and business resiliency, helps organizations mitigate risks and save costs when embarking on transformation initiatives.

Contact your Dell EMC Sales Representative to learn more about our Application Portfolio Optimization services and how they can help your organization mitigate risks and accelerate transformation initiatives.


View our recorded webinar

Dean Davison, Forrester Consulting, will lead a conversation about the benefits and costs associated with your investment to help you understand the ROI and NPV your organization can achieve.

Chip Kalfaian, Global Discipline Lead for Dell EMC’s Application Portfolio Optimization, provides additional details about the application-centric, patented methodology for the profiling modernization, migration and retirement dispositions used to optimize your IT environments.

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[Webinar] PaaS/CaaS/SaaS/IaaS – What’s Right for My Applications? https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/webinar-paas-caas-saas-iaas-whats-right-for-my-applications/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/webinar-paas-caas-saas-iaas-whats-right-for-my-applications/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:00:28 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=37599 Would you like to understand how Application Portfolio Optimization services deliver a 195% ROI? View our recorded webinar to learn the Dollars and Sense of Optimizing Your Portfolio.

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The Results Are In: Economic Impact of Application Portfolio Optimization (Infographic) https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/the-results-are-in-economic-impact-of-application-portfolio-optimization-infographic/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/the-results-are-in-economic-impact-of-application-portfolio-optimization-infographic/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:12:05 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=37610 Organizations are looking for ways to drive out cost, better manage their application portfolio and enable the business through digital and IT transformation. Dell EMC commissioned Forrester Research, to independently survey customers to develop an unbiased report on the business and economic benefits that customers using Dell EMC’s application portfolio optimization (APO) services realized after […]

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Organizations are looking for ways to drive out cost, better manage their application portfolio and enable the business through digital and IT transformation. Dell EMC commissioned Forrester Research, to independently survey customers to develop an unbiased report on the business and economic benefits that customers using Dell EMC’s application portfolio optimization (APO) services realized after the engagements were completed. The resulting report – “The Total Economic ImpactTM of Dell EMC Application Portfolio Optimization” provides readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of APO services on their organizations. Forrester interviewed and surveyed several customers with experience using Dell EMC’s APO services.

Source: Abridged version of a case study commissioned by Dell EMC, The Total Economic Impact of Dell EMC Application Portfolio Optimization, November 2018

 

If you are interested in reading more, check out ‘The Results Are In: Learn the Dollars and Sense of Optimizing Your Application Portfolio‘.

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Moving Apps to the Most Effective Platform https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/moving-apps-to-the-most-effective-platform/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/moving-apps-to-the-most-effective-platform/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:00:25 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=35041 The future may look green, but the world we live in is brown. At least for IT where our biggest challenge is brown field. Reduce Costs and Optimize Your Portfolio The legacy portfolio and the technical debt it carries at best hampers our ability to innovate at a rate commensurate with what business demands. Put […]

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The future may look green, but the world we live in is brown. At least for IT where our biggest challenge is brown field.

Reduce Costs and Optimize Your Portfolio

The legacy portfolio and the technical debt it carries at best hampers our ability to innovate at a rate commensurate with what business demands. Put simply, digital transformation is imperative to survival and cannot succeed without ITs’ increasing speed and agility and achieved at least in part through decreasing cost and complexity.

No One Said It Would Be Easy!

Transformation is not easy. Broad-based change, as we all know, is met with fear, uncertainty and doubt. Digital transformation must be enabled through infrastructure and operating model changes and significant disruption to people, processes and technology. And we all know that “people” change is the most challenging of these three. But when managed holistically, a transformational program to optimize the application portfolio can be successful and yield significant financial benefit to the enterprise and, in doing so, enable greater investment in innovation for digital transformation.

Where to Begin?

Getting started is easy because the answers may be found in the business, the vision of the enterprise’s executives, and the realities of the current application portfolio. Understanding the vision is the first challenge but you only need to look across your industry, at what competitors are doing and who is succeeding and why to get a sense of direction. Further to this, executive vision establishes the priorities for which to shoot. The greater challenge is getting your arms around the application portfolio and determining how best to optimize it in terms of risk (technology and business), spend (OPEX and CAPEX), and agility.

Understanding the application portfolio begins with an inventory – in and of itself this may be elusive. Then answering questions like how important is each application, how is it used and what, if any, critical functions does it perform? Are there opportunities for consolidation? And fundamentally what is the appropriate investment strategy for each application? As the portfolio is better understood, the future state comes into focus and other questions are answered like is cloud right for my applications, what apps should be modernized and how, how to migrate applications at scale, how to identify and eliminate low value applications, how to effectively manage end-to-end optimization across organizational boundaries and others help to frame a strategic vision for the application portfolio and requirements for the supporting infrastructure and operating model.

Portfolio analysis can provide an effective blueprint to the future and identify how the portfolio may be optimized to achieve IT and business goals. As a result, backlogs of applications suitable for retirement, replatforming to cloud and modernization are identified as are prevalent design patterns. Design patterns then provide the pathways required for transformation which can be implemented and executed.

Where to Find ROI?

Each of these primary transformational pathways – retirement and archive, migration, and modernization – offers benefits and paints a different but important piece of the future canvas of IT. While it may be sensible to start small with a pilot or proof of concept, the quicker each is embraced as an ongoing transformational service and taken out of the lab, the more rapidly the transformational journey may progress.

Retirement and archive represents the low hanging fruit of portfolio optimization. With TCO reductions of better than 90% and the removal of risk from both IT and the business, it should be pursued aggressively, developed “as a service” and included in the life cycle management of applications.

Migration to cloud to decrease cost, improve service levels, and/or reliability, is challenging because it has the potential to decrease TCO for a portfolio by as much as 70-90%. When executed poorly, however, we have seen examples of companies spending 5X in the public cloud over their prior in-house TCO. There are many factors influencing this. But suffice to say, with proper tuning, management of cloud services and brokering, and careful design in terms of data egress/ingress, potential savings can be significant.

Modernization includes a number of pathways as well as technologies that needs to be considered. Again the portfolio will guide you. Platform as a Service provides a great opportunity to enable modern application development as well as introduce a reduced cost operating platform to reduce infrastructure TCO associated with applications. The benefits are many and fall into three areas:  operational, quality/reliability, and opportunity. For most, the greatest of these is the last, as “opportunity” through modern application development is in fact a primary enabler of digital transformation when executed correctly. The opportunity is for direct meaningful impact to the business while realizing 26-28% reduced TCO.

Summary

Across the three primary transformation pathways there are savings opportunities ranging from 26-96% on a per application basis and depending on which pathway is realized. Across a large enterprise this could represent 100’s of millions of dollars per year in savings. What’s critical is to get started, pilot change, build a transformation program and use today’s application portfolio as a starting point for understanding the future state.

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Portfolio Optimization by the Numbers https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/portfolio-optimization-numbers/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/portfolio-optimization-numbers/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:30:23 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=35113 In the fall of 2017, Microsoft, Pivotal and Dell EMC began a collaboration focused around enabling digital transformation through rapid adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry for the large enterprise. This collaboration brings together Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry (PCF) with Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack and Dell EMC’s consulting services. PCF is an effective platform as a […]

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In the fall of 2017, Microsoft, Pivotal and Dell EMC began a collaboration focused around enabling digital transformation through rapid adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry for the large enterprise. This collaboration brings together Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry (PCF) with Microsoft Azure and Azure Stack and Dell EMC’s consulting services. PCF is an effective platform as a service for modern application development and containerization. Microsoft’s Azure services, complimented by Azure Stack for on premises cloud computing, provides rapid scalability and seamless portability. Dell EMC Consulting Services wraps the solution with experience and know-how to scale PCF adoption across an enterprise, adopt DevOps practices, enable CI/CD pipelines and drive transformation globally on cloud platforms.

Reduce Costs and Optimize Your Portfolio

Through our collaboration we’ve been able to share priorities, benefits and challenges faced and discuss how, together, we can offer customers a more complete and efficient approach to adoption and transformation across the enterprise.

At Dell Technologies World, on Wednesday May 2nd at noon (Pacific), representatives from each of the companies will join a panel discussion titled “Enterprise Digital Transformation: By The Numbers” facilitated by Kaushik Arunagiri, VP Americas Consulting Services, Dell EMC that will discuss the potential value of large scale transformational savings and entertain questions from the audience.

Panelists

Chip Kalfaian, Principal Consultant and Global Discipline Lead Application Portfolio Optimization, Dell EMC Consulting

Chip has led the global Application Portfolio Optimization team at Dell EMC for three years. During this time a lot has changed. Whereas three years ago it was sufficient to recommend public versus private cloud, today CIO’s are faced with a robust range of options for their future app dev and infrastructure needs. Chip is responsible for providing his customers with expert services enabled through diagnostic and analytical tools to help answer these questions and build financial models to support them. Chip is responsible for the global harmonization of application profiling services across Dell EMC and helps drive innovation of new solutions like the Application Modernization Strategy and Roadmap solution released this past February.

Claude Lorenson, Global Cloud Platform Channel Marketing, Microsoft

Claude Lorenson is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Azure Hybrid Marketing team as part of the Cloud + Enterprise group at Microsoft. Lorenson’ s current function is around the development of the IHVs and System Integrator partner eco-system to drive integration of the Microsoft Cloud Platform with new, innovative hardware solutions such as Azure Stack.

Lorenson holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from The Ohio State University and a Technology Management MBA from the University of Washington.

Michael Wood, Director Alliances, Pivotal

Starting out in the US Army, Michael jumped into a career focused on business and market changes through the proper leverage of technology, and, more specifically, software as a competitive differentiator. For the better part of 18 years, he has partnered with companies of all shapes and sizes as they have matured through generations of technical and organizational change. As a founding member of Pivotal, Michael has become immersed in not only the latest technical approaches to solve company challenges, but also the organizational and psychological incentives that drive innovation and success for the companies that he serves.


Join Kaushik Arunagri (Dell EMC, VP Americas Consulting Services) at Dell Technologies World on Wednesday, May 2 at 12 p.m. for the session Enterprise Digital Transformation: By The Numbers,” to learn why Enterprise adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry requires aggressive re-platforming of legacy applications and new thinking, behavior, tools and processes for your green field. Come meet our panel comprising of Dell, Microsoft, and Pivotal as we discuss how, through our alliance, we help bring significant ROI to large enterprise customers.

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How to Identify the Best Applications for your Converged Infrastructure [Infographic] https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/identify-the-best-applications-for-your-converged-infrastructure-infographic/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/identify-the-best-applications-for-your-converged-infrastructure-infographic/#comments Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:34 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=31732 There are two common issues that customers have to deal with after they decide on a converged infrastructure. One is to decide which applications to move to the new environment to get the most of their investment. The second is dealing with the long, drawn-out process that typical consultants, or their internal staff, have to […]

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There are two common issues that customers have to deal with after they decide on a converged infrastructure. One is to decide which applications to move to the new environment to get the most of their investment. The second is dealing with the long, drawn-out process that typical consultants, or their internal staff, have to go through to identify the right apps for converged infrastructure.

So you have your shiny, new converged infrastructure, now what?

You need to decide which applications will benefit the most from your new converged infrastructure. You probably don’t have any cycles to free up to do the long, manual analysis, so you ask the major consultants in the market for help. They come back to you with this big ticket proposal that is projected to take months. You can’t wait that long…you need to show some quick wins with associated ROI!

An Automated Option

You hear about this automated option that allows you to quickly identify the applications that are best suited for your converged infrastructure. You figure this is a typical marketing hype with lots of promises and little in the way of meaningful results. How can Dell EMC do this in a matter of weeks when everyone else, including your own internal IT team tells you that it will take months? You are skeptical.

The Methodology

Using proprietary automated tool, Dell EMC can perform the application profiling needed to identify the applications for your converged infrastructure. How do we begin? We start with the business classification where we ensure that applications are mapped to business activities in the value chain. We then leverage our rules engine to perform an application disposition where we identify the applications suited for modernization, migration, retiring or even simply retention. We then determine cloud sustainability and even whether a public or private cloud is the best model; we perform a cloud native assessment using non-intrusive data collection process to measure readiness for cloud native modernization. This is followed by a financial analysis to develop a comprehensive TCO understanding. Then application dependency analysis is completed, leveraging data from a variety of collectors to understand application to application dependencies to reduce rick associated with and moves or migrations by ensuring nothing gets broken along the way. Finally, a business case is generated where we provide the road map of which applications are best suited for converged infrastructure or other targets.

Time

In a matter of weeks, using a quarter of the resources others would need, you can unlock the business value of your converged infrastructure by optimizing your applications to maximize your return on investment and effectively grow your business.

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Why is Application Modernization So Compelling? https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/application-modernization-compelling/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/chip_kalfaian/application-modernization-compelling/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:00:55 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=31075 There are 2 key drivers behind application modernization: Reducing Cost & Complexity Increasing Speed & Agility In order to achieve your organizations business goals we will recommend a series of actions based on the real world experience of helping many customers modernize their application portfolio and adopt an agile approach to rapid cloud native application […]

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There are 2 key drivers behind application modernization:

  • Reducing Cost & Complexity
  • Increasing Speed & Agility

In order to achieve your organizations business goals we will recommend a series of actions based on the real world experience of helping many customers modernize their application portfolio and adopt an agile approach to rapid cloud native application delivery.

Multi-cloud Strategy

Do you have control over your application portfolio and can you quickly identify those applications which are the most important to move to a cloud native solution?  Do you know how you should evaluate those workloads to take advantage of all that cloud has to offer?  Which workloads are appropriate to move based on business requirements and do you have the right cloud options to provide to your business?  We have some proven ideas on how to develop a comprehensive multi-cloud strategy based on your unique business needs, current state of technology, industry drivers, and your organizations financial plan.  Developing a shared vision will allow you to establish a foundation upon which you will be able to drive your organization to new heights. You will build a shared vision with a combination of a top-down approach driven from your business Leadership team, for the “WHAT” – which defines outcomes; sets enterprises standards to maintain quality and provide a consistent work environment across the enterprise.  This is augmented through a highly automated and comprehensive bottom-up approach reflecting the state and requirements of IT for the “HOW” – which determines the best approach for achieving the standards defined at the enterprise level.

You can start small with one set of applications and then scale with confidence. Using a series of key questions that help you determine the best disposition for each application, you will validate and build backlogs for your clouds utilizing an aggressive, lean profiling model.

Build Cloud Native Applications

Drive cloud native adoption by replatforming and rewriting the “right” applications and we will help define how best to identify them.  We will help you determine whether your old app is ready for cloud native, and if so we will discuss how you can adapt those applications to take advantage of all that Cloud Native offers. We’ll discuss how we apply an automated approach for performing a 12 factor analysis of your applications.

Best of Breed Tools

We will talk you thru the assessment logic and methods that are utilized to perform this analysis in less time and using fewer resources than others in the marketplace.  This
reduction in time to value, will allow you to compete with startups in your field and move ahead of incumbents in your space.

 

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