Datatrend Expands IT Infrastructure Assessment Service Portfolio

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IT Optimization Pro helps organizations measure IT optimization capabilities and pinpoints potential for increased efficiencies & cost savings

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IT Optimization Pro is the ideal service for data center managers that are interested in identifying cost savings or preparing for IT initiatives like relocation, server and storage consolidation.
-Darren Waldrep, Vice President of Strategic Alliances

Datatrend Technologies, Inc., a leading technology infrastructure solutions and network services provider, recently expanded its portfolio of assessment service offerings to help organizations more accurately evaluate and optimize IT infrastructures. The enhanced offerings are designed to help IT and corporate management personnel analyze their IT environment and obtain reliable answers about the quantity and quality of the organization’s servers, storage, security features, applications and databases, because not having the correct information can cost time and money, as well as poke holes in security systems.
IT Optimization Pro (ITOP) is an automated tool used by Datatrend’s expert consultants to catalogue, measure, reveal and report on events within a server environment. Using this proprietary methodology, consultants collect the data that may have evaded capture by data center managers for months – or even years. ITOP produces a comprehensive inventory of server atmospheres to pinpoint cost-saving opportunities, such as unnecessary services, virus protection glitches and outdated servers. The data is then analyzed, interpreted in the Technology Lab, and delivered in a detailed report and presentation of results and recommendations.

Moreover, Datatrend has added an analytic engine to its ITOP tool, dubbed IT Optimization Pro II or ITOP-II, to provide an array of server consolidation analytics and business case scenarios. With ITOP-II, server consolidation may be presented to decision makers in a manner they can understand and support by providing business cases for each consolidation scenario, with full ROI, IRR and other financial metrics. Up to three different scenarios can be evaluated and processed by the analytic engine, delivering a comprehensive report with all details required for each proposed situation.

Datatrend conservatively estimates that IT Optimization Pro has discovered millions of dollars in savings opportunities for the data centers it has analyzed. Some of the problems commonly identified by ITOP include (but are not limited to):

  •     Idle processors
  •     Redundant servers
  •     Inadequate storage utilization
  •     Servers without virus protection
  •     Superfluous services and applications
  •     Unnecessarily high licensing versions

“IT Optimization Pro is the ideal service for data center managers that are interested in identifying cost savings or preparing for IT initiatives like relocation, server and storage consolidation, or strategic planning,” said Darren Waldrep, Datatrend's Vice President of Strategic Alliances. “ITOP-II, with its financial analytics and business case scenarios, enhances this process and yields even greater dividends in the implementation and expansion of such initiatives.”

With the ITOP and ITOP-II offerings, server consolidation assessments can be determined in a cost efficient manner with complete flexibility as to how the scenarios are built. Which practices need to be included can also be fully tabulated. ITOP-II simulations provide data center managers with the information they need to develop a lasting solution that can be easily adjusted over time.

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Datatrend Technologies provides technology services, network infrastructure services, network cabling installation, and technology infrastructure solutions that help companies leverage technology expertise and solutions to optimize IT environments and enhance business. With a culture that drives extremely high customer and employee satisfaction, Datatrend is able to provide quality support and effective solutions. Datatrend takes an intimate approach to meet customer needs with a relentless attention to detail, and network services project management.

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