Many organisations are on their journey moving towards virtualised data centres and private cloud computing, but successful adoption of virtualisation at all levels can be a long and complex strategic process.
No matter where you are along the path to virtualisation, LAN2LAN can help you at every step from formulating a strategy for the project, through to expediting and accelerating the process to the point at which your organisation begins to reap the maximum sustainable rewards.
Virtualisation is about increased efficiencies, lower cost of ownership, easier management and strong security. To ensure your deployment reaches its full potential, you need to be sure that each step meets its own goals, so that every stage is built on a strong, optimised and integrated foundation.
LAN2LAN has experience and expertise in the migration from conventional network architectures to virtualised platforms. It is a path that runs from server consolidation, through steps that include desktop virtualisation and business continuity, to the full secure deployment and management of virtualised business infrastructures.
Server Consolidation - Achieve agility in your IT infrastructure with server consolidation and server virtualisation so you can get more workload from fewer servers, therefore reducing the resource required to manage those machines. Fewer servers give an immediate saving on energy costs and floor space.
Back-up recovery - Back-up recovery in the virtual world can be complicated. Our solutions address all levels of data protection in a VMware environment, from files and virtual machines to the entire data centre.
Desktop virtualisation - Virtualised desktops offer unique advantages over traditional desktop models. LAN2LAN's solutions allow you to configure, deploy and maintain hardware-independent virtual desktop hosted in the data centre. With LAN2LAN you have simple management tools, rapid desktop provisioning and stronger policy enforcement.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity - As more of your environment becomes virtualised, your organisation must be able to handle disasters, as well as planned or unplanned downtime. You need a coherent strategy for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. LAN2LAN can assist in developing simplified and automated disaster recovery processes, enabling simplified setup and testing of recovery plans, and automated failover.
Mission Critical Applications - Companies are realising that the value of virtualisation extends far beyond basic consolidation. Now applications can be delivered as dynamic IT services on the internal cloud to gain faster application life cycle and improved application quality of service. Some organisations even virtualise business-critical applications (such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, SAP, and Oracle) in production.
Securing the virtual world - You need to rethink and adapt to how you keep information secure in a virtual world, and the cloud, especially where traditional perimeters and boundaries no longer exist. After years as a trusted advisor in the security space, LAN2LAN can now help you develop security polices in your virtual environments.
Management and control - Virtualisation requires a fresh approach to IT management, especially when there is a mix of virtual and physical servers. LAN2LAN provides solutions and tools to help you manage the migration from the physical to the virtual, and to take greater control over your virtual world.
Enter the private cloud - Your organisation can operate with its own secure equivalent of the Internet, with all the adaptability and liberated access to information that cloud computing has made possible. Applications, services and resources can all be hosted and managed centrally, with rapid delivery on demand to any device, anywhere, at any time.
LAN2LAN has developed end-to-end services to help organisations of all sizes along the journey to a virtualised environment. We take a holistic approach. Each element is optimised for the virtual data centre, underpinned by a professional services team that will help you deliver successful projects with minimal risk.