Chip Kalfaian – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services https://infocus.dellemc.com DELL EMC Global Services Blog Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:18:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 Dell EMC Services Podcasts Chip Kalfaian – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services clean episodic Chip Kalfaian – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services casey.may@emc.com casey.may@emc.com (Chip Kalfaian – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services) Dell EMC Services Podcasts Chip Kalfaian – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services /wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg https://infocus.dellemc.com 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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