A powerful duo of innovation
Recent conversations I’ve had with IT leaders all point to the fact that it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ organisations will transition workloads to cloud – it’s a matter of ‘when’ and ‘how’.
It’s not just the cost benefits of cloud that are driving its adoption. Businesses across all industries have realised that they need to move swiftly to reinvent themselves to embrace a new digital age, one in which technology is built, evaluated, marketed, sold, used, serviced, and supported very differently. They need to fundamentally change the way their businesses operate in order to meet their customers’ expectations for unprecedented agility, speed of responsiveness, and access to information. The directive from the business to the CIO is clear: transform IT to meet this digital future.
An agile cloud infrastructure is at the foundation of enabling this change. The good news is that Dimension Data and EMC recently formed the Catalyst Alliance in order to assist IT leaders to drive this transformation within their operations. The Alliance is a strategic four-year market development initiative aimed at simplifying the transition to cloud computing for mid-sized enterprises.
The two companies will invest to jointly define, market, and sell solutions that facilitate the move to and ongoing management of hybrid IT. Together the partners will provide clients with comprehensive offerings that span on premise, off-premise, private, public, and hybrid cloud with a suite of managed services.
What will also spark many CIOs’ interest is the fact that a dedicated team of technical and sales specialists from Dimension Data and EMC will work with them to choose solutions with the option to subscribe to flexible consumption models in order to manage as much, or as little, of a service as they need.