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Datacenter & Virtualization

Evolving a dynamic Unified Datacenter

Datacenter and Virtualization Architecture is a complete infrastructure that combines computing, networking, security, virtualization, and management solutions in a framework that delivers outstanding performance for physical and virtualized business applications.
The data center plays a mission-critical role in the management of the core business. A datacenter is a protected environment that houses a collection of key IT assets that are critical to the operation of the company. Though these assets need not be co-located to define a data center, typically it houses, manages, and facilitates the gathering, processing, and distribution of corporate information.

NextHope’s accreditation

Cisco Advanced Datacenter Architecture Specialized Partner
VMware Solution Provider Professional Partner
NetApp Silver Partner

Technologies Areas

NextHope offers Datacenter and Virtualization solutions through the following services components:

  • Unified Computing
  • Unified Fabric
  • Server consolidation and virtualization
  • Desktop virtualization
  • Virtualization infrastructure

  • Storage and data management
  • NAS and SAN Solutions
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Datacenter relocation
  • Datacenter facilities (power and cooling, structured cabling, etc.)

Cisco, NetApp, and VMware have teamed up to deliver next-generation dynamic Datacenters today – and NextHope is certified having capability to provide end-to-end integrated solutions such as:

ExpressPod

Bundle solution for small and midsize business

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FlexPod

Package for larger systems.

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Reacting faster to support dynamic business process changes

Datacenter architectures are evolving to meet the demands and complexities imposed by increasing business requirements to stay competitive and agile. Industry trends such as datacenter consolidation, server virtualization, advancements in processor technologies, increasing storage demands, rise in data rates, and the desire to implement “green” initiatives is causing stress on current data center designs.

Key indicators

  • Data business will grow 50 times the current volume by 2020
  • 55% of organizations are increasing their datacenters’ budgets
  • 96% of survey respondents say it’s important to reduce datacenter energy consumption
  • 80% have either built a new datacenter or upgraded an existing one within the last five years
  • 30% of respondents say they’ll run out of datacenter capacity at one of their sites this year
  • 49% are deploying private cloud solutions, and 25% are using public clouds

Source: Baseline Magazine

Delivering more with fewer resources

Traditional datacenter used siloed application deployment resulting in elements of the infrastructure running at full capacity while others are under-utilized. For IT departments, this means higher support and operating costs and massive inefficiencies.
Support costs are just one escalating datacenter overhead – with multiple facilities and sprawling server estates, organizations also face rising energy bills and floor-space requirements.

To help reduce the total cost of ownership, organizations need to ensure they are making best use of all their datacenter resources through the adoption of standardized processes and flexible technologies. Inefficient processes and cumbersome IT platforms will slow down organizational change and become a barrier to revenue growth.

 

Today, the greatest opportunity to transform your business begins by transforming your datacenter

NextHope’s Datacenter offerings are designed to enable organizations to establish a resilient and scalable infrastructure that is cost-effective to support. Our end-to-end solutions and services will result in:

Financial efficiency

Unified virtualized architecture and intelligent automation reduce both the CapEx and OpEx required to deploy and maintain IT infrastructure.

Reducing Capital expenditures (CapEx)

  • Less devices and appliances
  • Less rack space
  • Reduced ports and cabling

Reducing Operational expenditures (OpEx)

  • Lower power consumption
  • Less floor space required
  • Simplified operational management
  • Lower maintenance costs

Business agility

The capability to deploy new infrastructure with greater speed and flexibility allows IT to operate less like a cost center and more like a service center. Management solutions that work across physical, virtual, and cloud resources and support best-in-class datacenter ecosystem vendors allow IT to support and guide business innovation as never before.

IT simplification

Maintenance is less costly and is achieved with a smaller IT staff, disaster recovery is less complex and faster to implement, availability and quality standards are easier to ensure.

Drive economies of scale

Reducing the number of site hosting systems can deliver economies of scale, while our automated scalable solution can also significantly reduce costs.

Risk avoidance

Within an optimized datacenter environment data can be protected better, which is key for maintaining regulatory compliance and your organization’s reputation.

Company Certification

Cisco Datacenter Architecture Specialized Partner

NextHope is a Cisco Advanced Datacenter Architecture Specialized Partner. This specialization recognizes NextHope as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design and deploy comprehensive Cisco Datacenter solutions.
The specialization provides role-based training in three essential areas:

  • Unified Fabric for optimizing data and storage needs.
  • Unified Computing for streamlining datacenter resources and uniting network, computational, storage and virtualization platforms.
  • Unified Network Services for advancing the way application delivery and security services are provided in the datacenter network or computing environment.

VMware Professional Solution Provider Partner

NextHope is a VMware Professional Solution Provider Partner. This certification recognizes NextHope as having extensive expertise and ability to virtualize and consolidate server environments using a VMware virtualization solution.

NetApp Silver Partner

NextHope is a NetApp Silver Partner. This recognizes NextHope skills and accreditations to support organizations throughout NetApp storage solutions lifecycle – from proof of concept and procurement through to build, configuration, integration, optimisation and management.

Individuals Certification

Sales

  • VMware Sales Professional (VSP)
  • Cisco Datacenter Architecture Sales Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Network Infrastructure (DCNI) Sales Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Storage Network (DCSN) Sales Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Sales Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Fabric Technology Sales Specialist

Design / System Engineer

  • VMware Technical Sales Solutions (VTSP)
  • Cisco Datacenter Architecture Design Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Network Infrastructure (DCNI) Design Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Storage Network (DCSN) Design Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Application Services (DCAS) Design Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Design Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Fabric Technology Design Specialist

Implementation / Field Engineer

  • VMware Technical Sales Solutions (VTSP)
  • Cisco Datacenter Architecture Design Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Network Infrastructure (DCNI) Design Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Storage Network (DCSN) Design Specialist
  • Cisco Datacenter Application Services (DCAS) Design Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Computing Technology Design Specialist
  • Cisco Unified Fabric Technology Design Specialist

Datacenter and Virtualization Architecture Partners

Datacenter - Virtualization Architecture Partners

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage.

VMware

VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data centre. Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity and strengthen security. VMware is one of the fastest-growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation.

NetApp

NetApp creates innovative storage systems and software that help clients around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data. NetApp is recognized throughout the industry for being amongst the leaders in continually pushing the limits of today’s technology so that clients never have to choose between saving money and acquiring the capabilities they need to be successful.

EMC

EMC can help design, build, and manage flexible, scalable, and secure information infrastructures. With these infrastructures, companies can efficiently store, protect, and manage their information so that it can be made accessible and searchable. EMC information infrastructure can also be used as the foundation for implementing information lifecycle management strategies, securing critical information assets and leveraging content for competitive advantage.