Ardera provides services & solutions in conjunction with our vendor partners serving clients with needs.
Operational expenses tied to IT come in many forms: power, cooling, floor space, bandwidth, and security are just a few.
Many organizations struggle with the idea of decreasing these costs through “as-a-service” solutions, which may include co-location (private management), hosted environments (such as Office 365), managed solutions (managed through a 3rd party), etc.
The decision to “offload” or “host” an application may be more about the question of employee effectiveness; applications like email can be effectively hosted and secured using cloud-based implementations.
Today, organizations must decide and plan for the placement of applications, and their associated data in a manner that makes their use effective. Third party data center, cloud based, on-premise, or some combination of all, are possible in today’s agile IT environments.
An “as-a-Service” solution may be as simple as having a location to configure and test a new system before promoting into your production environment.
The Ardera Approach
What is your cloud strategy?
Is cloud less expensive than traditional on-prem solutions?
Do these cloud providers have some secret that the rest of us know nothing about... No.
Economies of scale enable cloud providers to provision what appears to be more cost-effective solutions. This can often mean that your environment is hosted on the same physical hardware as another organizations. Management and hardware costs associated with your environment are spread over several customers, delivering a lower operational cost.
Alternately, there may be a great case to justify the use of a third-party data center, where you place your system(s) in their facility, essentially, maintaining a higher level of control (aka, co-location).
Ardera helps our clients remove the guesswork of “the cloud.” We help our clients consider all options, including data security, capacity costs, ingress and egress costs (flow of data in and out of the cloud environment), geographic planning (avoid earthquakes and tornados), and data protection (backup / recovery), through multiple providers / options.
Third-Party Data Center Solutions
Ardera works directly with large, enterprise data center providers and can provide solutions for a single rack, or an entire data center. With locations across the US, your organization has access to a network of robust data centers to address your disaster recovery, and distributed operational requirements.
Cloud Based Hosting Solutions
Be it a private cloud, or you want to take advantage of the public cloud, Ardera can help you build a plan to make the best use of demand pricing and data storage pricing policies to ensure that you are realizing the savings that you are looking to obtain, all while ensuring that the design serves the needs of the organization.
Integration Center Solutions
Ardera has a center in Chattanooga, TN, where customers can re-deploy their new applications prior to the arduous process of trying to stand up a replacement system next to an existing system, hoping to work thorough configuration issues quickly so that valuable floor space can be returned tot he organization, and the associated people resources can be return to their normal duties.