Your organization is making the move to private cloud. The decision has been made to migrate some key applications to a private cloud powered by VMware and NetApp to deliver the agility of a public cloud with the power, performance, and security of an isolated infrastructure on dedicated hardware.
This is a pivotal step in your IT strategy, and trial and error really aren’t options when you’ve been told to get it done now and get it done right. However, you have a few concerns about how this move will affect your IT environment: What will be the impact of configuring this new technology into your existing, sometimes complex legacy VMware environment? How can you make sure it will be configured correctly to deliver the business outcomes your company expects? Do you have the resources and expertise to support this effort?
Here are 5 best practices to help you avoid the pitfalls that can occur when implementing a private cloud, so you get the business results that fit your needs.
Professional Services from NetApp and our Certified Professional Services partners can provide the NetApp HCI and VMware Private Cloud expertise you need to help manage resource and knowledge gaps, accelerate timelines, and ensure project success. We work with your IT teams to help you navigate your VMware environment, so you avoid typical pitfalls and implement a solution that will easily scale as your needs evolve. Contact your local rep today.
Darrin Keller is a Global Services Product Manager at NetApp and was hired in late 2018 to help introduce new services to NetApp partners and customers such as the recently released AI Data Management consulting services. Prior to NetApp, Darrin founded a digital services company that provided solutions to some of the largest technology companies in the world. More recently, Darrin has held technology service management positions at companies ranging from large global organizations to a small Systems Integrator in Dallas, Texas. Darrin is fluent in Russian and holds an MBA from the University of Utah and an undergraduate degree in global management from Westminster College. He’s an avid cyclist who is passionate about technology, dessert, and community involvement.