Ted Streck – InFocus Blog | Dell EMC Services https://infocus.dellemc.com DELL EMC Global Services Blog Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:04:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 [Recorded Webinar] Data Center Modernization and Migration Services Deliver 81% ROI https://infocus.dellemc.com/tedstreck/dell-emc-data-center-modernization-and-migration-deliver-81-roi/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/tedstreck/dell-emc-data-center-modernization-and-migration-deliver-81-roi/#comments Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:03:41 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=32867 Dell EMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by leveraging the company’s Data Center Modernization and Migration Services. The study includes detailed research, analysis, and discussions with Dell EMC customers, revealing exciting information on actual results and benefits. Join […]

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Dell EMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by leveraging the company’s Data Center Modernization and Migration Services. The study includes detailed research, analysis, and discussions with Dell EMC customers, revealing exciting information on actual results and benefits.

Join our webinar, featuring Jon Erickson, a Vice President with Forrester Consulting, who will lead a conversation about the benefits and costs associated with your investment to help you understand the ROI an organization could achieve. Dell EMC’s Ted Streck, Global Discipline Lead for Data Center Modernization, provides additional details about the application-centric, patented methodology for data center modernization and migration used to optimize your data center environments.

Recorded Online [October 26, 2:00 PM EST]

Password: DellEMC

Presented by Jon Erickson, Forrester Research and Ted Streck, Dell EMC
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To read the full report, and view the infographic related to this study please view Data Center Consolidation for a Multi-Cloud Era: Forrester Quantifies the Impact

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Data Center Consolidation for a Multi-Cloud Era: Forrester Quantifies the Impact https://infocus.dellemc.com/tedstreck/data-center-consolidation-multi-cloud-forrester/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/tedstreck/data-center-consolidation-multi-cloud-forrester/#respond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:38 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=32817 In today’s multi-cloud world, IT infrastructure executives and architects are positioning their data centers to be competitive in cost and agility with major cloud providers.  However, these multi-cloud infrastructure strategies are often impaired by outdated data center infrastructure, uncompetitive facilities, and legacy operational processes.  Dell EMC Services consultants are working with clients around the world […]

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In today’s multi-cloud world, IT infrastructure executives and architects are positioning their data centers to be competitive in cost and agility with major cloud providers.  However, these multi-cloud infrastructure strategies are often impaired by outdated data center infrastructure, uncompetitive facilities, and legacy operational processes.  Dell EMC Services consultants are working with clients around the world to drive data center modernization initiatives that result in lower operating costs, faster operational processes and more robust infrastructure and quickly realize their multi-cloud infrastructure strategy.

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Full Report

Such data center transformation initiatives are time and resource-intensive, and some IT executives wonder how much of a benefit to expect.  We recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to utilize their Total Economic Impact methodology to thoroughly study these costs and benefits, and the newly-published study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Dell EMC Data Center Modernization and Migration Services, provides strong evidence of substantial cost savings, even when compared against internal efforts to modernize data centers.

In this InFocus blog post, I’ll provide a high-level summary of Forrester’s findings and analysis. In upcoming blog posts, I’ll explain more about the quantitative results in the Forrester report and outline some of the qualitative benefits that Forrester reports.

Forrester Finds Enterprises Save Millions with Dell EMC Approach

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Forrester determined that Dell EMC data center modernization and migration services delivered an optimized transformation of IT operations as disparate data centers are transformed into modern, standardized data centers.  In addition, Dell EMC’s rigorous planning and robust toolsets provided a faster time to completion.  Quantitatively, Forrester’s financial model shows that a Dell EMC data center modernization initiative provides a savings of $4m, with payback in 3.5 years, just 6 months after typical project completion, with a return on investment of 81%.

 

(Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, The Total Economic Impact™ of Dell EMC Data Center Modernization and Migration Services, July 2017)

How did Forrester come up with these impressive figures?  First, they interviewed Dell EMC services clients to understand the benefits they realized by choosing Dell EMC data center modernization services.  These clients vary in size, are from a range of industries, and are in different parts of the world, to minimize any bias in selection.  Based on this information, Forrester creates a composite organization and financial model. Forrester’s composite organization is a global company with $20b in annual revenue, and 24,000 employees. From an IT standpoint, they have 12 data centers with inconsistent operating processes.

Forrester then compared the costs and benefits of a data center modernization and consolidation program led by Dell EMC Services vs. managing the project in-house.

Dell EMC Approach Cuts Years Off Program, Accelerating Savings

They found that the program led by Dell EMC could accelerate the consolidation, cutting the duration nearly in half when compared with an in-house program, from 5 years to 3 years.  The reason this is so significant is that it means that the operating cost benefits are realized more quickly.  In the hundreds of transformation and consolidation programs which Dell EMC Services has led we have also leveraged the consolidation to implement operational automation to make more robust and quickly executed operational processes, as well as accelerate server virtualization.  These efforts not only improve the speed and lower the risk of the consolidation program, but enable a lower operating cost profile after the consolidation effort is complete.  Finally, a Dell EMC program saves the costs of paying extra staff to assist for an internally managed program. These operational cost savings are so significant that they more than offset the costs of hiring Dell EMC to run the program.

(Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, The Total Economic Impact™ of Dell EMC Data Center Modernization and Migration Services, July 2017)

In addition to these quantifiable benefits, Forrester finds important qualitative benefits with the Dell EMC approach.  Because data center consolidation efforts are so significant, with many things changing in the environment, risks of an unplanned outage and service disruption can increase.  Dell EMC Services minimizes this risk through careful planning of migration events to simultaneously migrate interdependent applications and data.  Another qualitative benefit is the increased agility from more effective automation of operational processes, which makes IT more responsive to application and business stakeholders.  Finally, IT organizations gain greater confidence from the business when they show that they can execute such a far-reaching program effectively.

Want to know more? Attend our upcoming Webcast:

Dell EMC Data Center Modernization and Migration Services Deliver 81% ROI

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Accelerating Consolidation of the Modern Data Center https://infocus.dellemc.com/tedstreck/accelerating-consolidation-modern-data-center/ https://infocus.dellemc.com/tedstreck/accelerating-consolidation-modern-data-center/#respond Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:00:52 +0000 https://infocus.dellemc.com/?p=27026 In an area of change, some things have not changed for a while.  IT organizations are continuing to search for ways to reduce costs, foster innovation, increase agility, and operate more efficiently. There is constant pressure from the business for IT to find a way to meet these objectives, and in the midst of the […]

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In an area of change, some things have not changed for a while.  IT organizations are continuing to search for ways to reduce costs, foster innovation, increase agility, and operate more efficiently. There is constant pressure from the business for IT to find a way to meet these objectives, and in the midst of the hybrid cloud era, a lot of organizations are finding that their aging architectures may be hindering their ability to do so.

So where do many IT organizations turn first to achieve transformation and meet the demands of the business?

Well, the answer is their data centers.

Data centers serve as critical starting points for holistic transformation or modernization initiatives. Whether it is adopting cloud, converged, or virtual architectures or refreshing existing infrastructure, many organizations are now taking a look to their data center strategies to achieve this modernization.

Traditionally, data center consolidation or migration events were taken as a means through which to meet facilities related objectives, such as an expiring lease, the need to lower power and cooling costs, capacity issues, or the result of a merger/acquisition. While these use cases are still present, we now see more companies taking on these events as an opportunity to transform to a more efficient and agile infrastructure.

But these projects are not simple undertakings. It’s not all about just backing up the truck and unloading some new data center equipment. These initiatives are very complex and risky to plan and execute, with success hinging heavily upon a solid strategy and plan based on knowledge of the existing environment. These projects require a full understanding of all interdependencies in the environment, between assets, applications, storage, and servers. Lastly the correlation of all these components to the business needs and schedules has to be fully understood.  All of this information needs to be gathered and analyzed in order to determine optimal transition plans, facility configurations, migration methods, schedules, move groups, and so on.

So how do you determine interdependencies between the integrated assets in your environment? This is where automated tools come into play. EMC has been executing data center consolidation, migration, and modernization engagements for close to two decades. Historically, we utilized manual processes and spreadsheets to do much of the discovery work. Now, we utilize an automation tool that has enabled us to shorten the discovery phase by 50% or better in most cases. It also enables us to eliminate close to 98% of human error and virtually eradicate sequence errors.

The use of automated tools in conjunction with EMC’s already robust and patented migration methodology put us ahead of the data center game. We are able to provide real-time updating and management of the environment through automation, which increases staff efficiency and collaboration. We are able to execute migrations with the lowest risk and greatest efficiency possible.

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