H&H Partners Develops Cloud Strategy for Major Global Retailer

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H&H Partners Consulting assists client with large scale cloud and virtualization strategy.

H&H Partners Corporation, a global leader in the delivery of technology and business solutions and services, announces they have successfully worked with a major retailer to develop their long term strategy for adoption and migration to a large scaled out solution of cloud and virtualization. The client's environment consists today of a high concentration mixture of physical servers where less than 40% is virtualized along with several critical business applications in public cloud. The plan presented and adopted by the executive team will yield a plan and shift to a predominant private cloud with the end state goal of achieving 80%+ virtualized /hybrid model and migration away from a public cloud currently hosted by several large public cloud providers.

H&H Partners began the strategy and planning phase with the solution providers and client in April 2011 and the delivery and execution of implementation is expected to commence in 2013 and extend through 2015. The projected cost savings benefits that is expected to yield operation expenditure savings in excess of $150M over the next 3 years. The major areas of savings will be recognized through the consolidation of physical servers, physical data center space reduction via power and cooling reductions, application consolidations, and the tertiary benefits derived across the entire spectrum of the organization efficiencies gained. In addition the client will have enhanced flexibility, agility, and availability that can be utilized for the typical changes in market conditions normally seen in retail businesses of this size and market dominance.

Chris Taylor, H&H Partners Founder and Chief Executive Officer states that "This is yet another example of how H&H Partners has executed with a solid team with deep experience in cloud, big data, and virtualization to produce a strategy to achieve significant cost savings and business resiliency. Our team was the "tip of the spear" by partnering with our client and creating an executable of a plan that allowed their organization to think beyond virtualization and incorporate cloud computing into the long-term direction. In addition the framework will be in place and afford the client an opportunity to configure virtualized computing resources into utility-like services that could be built modularly as needed and delivered on demand and allow their staff to deliver on a promise to execute on an "IT as a service" model that will best serve the business."

Taylor also states that this solution and plan will provide the client’s IT organization the capability to be more responsive to the business, reduce their hardware and management costs, and make IT services more reliable by eliminating single points of failure.

About H&H Partners

H&H Partners offers a comprehensive portfolio of IT infrastructure, outsourcing, as well as managed and consulting services that span the entire lifecycle of the project from discovery, to assessments, design, validation, analysis, and implementation of IT solutions. We combine technical and functional consulting that immerses our resources working side by side through a collaborative methodology of approach with our clients to provide niche technology expertise in Strategic Outsourcing/Insourcing, Datacenter Operational Services, Managed Services, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Hosting, Virtualization, IT Management Consulting, and Technology Advisory Services.

Find us on the web at http://www.hhpartners-inc.com.

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