Plan the Best Infrastructure for Your Organization

Incremental investments in IT infrastructure don't always get the job done.

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Your Challenge

How do you know when the costs of a major infrastructure investment are justified and how do you get funding approval? This solution set will provide the information and tools you need to:

  • Make the case for approval.
  • Establish targets for change.
  • Pick solutions that balance value and cost.

Knowing when and how to invest in a significant infrastructure change rather than a minor incremental purchase is difficult.


Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • When it comes to updating your infrastructure to meet business requirements, incremental investments aren't always the best choice.                                        
  • When the status quo has a high TCO, or if your needs or the technology choices have changed, it may be time to revisit your infrastructure approach.                               
  • Begin by understanding your future business requirements to decide if you should consider revisiting your infrastructure, and compare the TCO of options to make the final choice.    

Impact and Result

  • Assess the business drivers that justify considering an infrastructure overhaul. 
  • Evaluate which plan you should choose based on the total cost of ownership, both of an incremental investment and of other, possible solutions.

Plan the Best Infrastructure for Your Organization

1

Develop both long-term and incremental infrastructure plans

Provide an infrastructure that consistently meets the organization's performance, growth and cost expectations.

2

Assess the current infrastructure to identify the least expensive ways of achieving required changes

Ensure that all infrastructure components are able to meet organizational growth and performance expectations.

3

Estimate the TCO for a proposed infrastructure change

A basis for comparing alternatives to one another and to the current infrastructure across five key areas of infrastructure: storage, servers, telephony, networking, and facility.