Technology Solutions

Automation and Orchestration Solutions

Effective data centers are central to the success of any enterprise, and the flexibility and agility of data center operations is essential to successful mission and business outcomes. As technology has evolved, so too have data center capabilities, including the introduction of virtualization strategies that have enabled some level of agility and flexibility. However, these operations still tend to rely on many manual processes that require the expertise of highly trained professionals and may be subject to vulnerabilities introduced by human error. These operational realities can lead to higher data center management costs and, in some cases, loss of business or missed opportunities due to lack of agility or data center downtime.

We face an increasing number of servers, apps, devices, routine tasks and tools. How can you gain control, maintain standardization and stay agile and effective?

CDI offers automation and orchestration solutions that are designed to address and neutralize these data center management issues by enabling more agile infrastructure. A fundamental principle of CDI’s approach is that a simplified architecture will lead to more simplified operations. Consequently, CDIs’ operations strategy is based on automating provisioning, streamlining day-to-day management, and orchestration of all platforms that combine to enable faster response to dynamic business environments.

KEY Automation & Orchestration BENEFITS:

  • Automation – Automate the delivery and lifecycle management of infrastructure and application services while maintaining policy-based control.
  • Intelligent operations – Proactively manage performance, capacity, compliance, and logs across applications and infrastructure.
  • Business insight – Align IT spending with business priorities by getting full transparency of infrastructure and application service cost and quality.
  • Unified management – Provision and manage IT services across private and public clouds with consistent management experience.
  • Open platform – Extend management to third-party systems and leverage existing investments with open APIs, management packs, orchestration tools and software development kits.
  • Comprehensive purpose-built functionality.
  • Personalized, business-aware governance.
  • Provision and manage application services.
  • Infrastructure delivery and lifecycle management.
  • Extensible by design.

CDI CONSULTANTS WILL WORK WITH YOUR TEAM TO:

  • Conduct a solution overview workshop.
  • Review business and IT requirements and discuss details of the use cases.
  • Review the current state and conduct gap analysis for the target state.
  • Conduct solution design review workshops.
  • Deploy the solution and validate the deployment.
  • Provide knowledge transfer on the deployed solution to operators and administrators.

Upon conclusion of the engagement, CDI consultants will deliver a set of documents as specified in the Work Products section. The resulting cloud automation solution deployment from this engagement is an operational pre-production infrastructure to deliver virtual machine infrastructure services to the users.