Cloud Assesment

Server Virtualisation

The architecture of today's x86 servers allows them to run only one operating system at a time. Server virtualisation unlocks the traditional one-to-one architecture of x86 servers by abstracting the operating system and applications from the physical hardware, enabling a more cost-efficient, agile and simplified server environment. Server Virtualisation enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical server as virtual machines, each with access to the underlying server's computing resources.

Server Virtualisation unleashes the potential of today's powerful x86 servers. Most servers operate at less than 15 percent of their capacity; not only is this highly inefficient, but also introduces server sprawl and complexity.

HTS implements a complete Server Virtualisation platform that delivers:

  • 80 percent greater utilisation of server resources
  • Up to 50 percent savings in capital and operating costs
  • 10:1 or better server consolidation ratio

 

Network Virtualisation

Network Virtualisation is the complete reproduction of a physical network in software. Virtual networks offer the same features and guarantees of a physical network, yet they deliver the operational benefits and hardware independence of virtualisation—rapid provisioning, non-disruptive deployment, automated maintenance and support for both legacy and new applications.

Network Virtualisation presents logical networking devices and services—logical ports, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPNs and more—to connected workloads. Applications run on the virtual network exactly the same as if on a physical network.

We will create a highly scalable network fabric that provides greater levels of operational efficiency and agility, faster provisioning, troubleshooting and cloning, with monitoring, Quality of Service (QoS) and security. All backed by VMware Network Virtualisation software.

Network and Security Virtualisation platform provides a full-service, programmatic and mobile virtual network for virtual machines, deployed on top of any general purpose IP network hardware.

HTS will implement the best of Nicira NVP and VMware vCloud® Networking and Security™ (vCNS) into one unified platform and using VMware NSX™ will expose a complete suite of simplified logical networking elements and services such as logical ports, switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, Quality of Service (QoS), monitoring and security.

 

Desktop Virtualisation

Deploying desktops as a managed service gives you the opportunity to respond quicker to changing needs and opportunities. We will reduce costs and increase service by quickly and easily delivering virtualised desktops and applications to branch offices, outsourced and offshore employees and mobile workers on both iPad and Android tablets.

The desktop solutions we implement are scalable, consistent, fully secure and highly available to ensure maximum uptime and productivity by:

  • Streamlining deployment and management by delivering desktops as a service.
  • Providing secure remote access to teleworkers and temporary workers without sacrificing performance.

 

Application Virtualisation

HTS has increasingly virtualised Tier 1 mission-critical business applications and platforms, such as databases, ERP, CRM, email, collaboration, Java middleware, business intelligence and many others.

In order to maintain the required levels of Quality of Service (QoS) and SLAs for these Tier 1 business applications in virtual environments, we also make sure virtualised business applications are good at maintaining corporate guidelines for business continuity and disaster recovery.

Virtualised applications simply run better and provide high availability, disaster recovery, speed and agility as well as cloud-readiness. Our Tier 1 Application Virtualisation solution built on VMware vCloud® Suite, will allow us to enhance the quality of IT services delivered, while simplifying your infrastructure, maximizing efficiency and eliminating costly over-provisioning.

 

Storage Virtualisation

Storage Virtualisation is part of the software-defined storage layer that offers improvements in performance and space efficiency without requiring the purchase of additional storage hardware.

HTS solutions will enable rapid provisioning so that high-performance, space-efficient storage can be spun up as fast as a VM can be spun up today. It will offer a VM-centric storage management model that is intuitive for virtual administrators who are taking on more of the storage management tasks in virtual environments. And it will also integrate with the hypervisor platform to leverage familiar native workflows.

HTS Storage Virtualisation solution provides a fundamentally better way to manage storage resources for your virtual infrastructure, giving your organisation the ability to:

  • Significantly improve storage resource utilisation and flexibility
  • Simplify OS patching and driver requirements, regardless of storage topology
  • Increase application uptime and simplify day-to-day operations
  • Leverage and complement your existing storage infrastructure