Managing your company’s technology infrastructure can put a lot of pressure on your IT team. From the moment you decide to have onsite infrastructure, you need to be prepared to face everything that goes with it. Installation, deployment, and management are major undertakings in themselves and, over time, you’ll need to add maintenance and upgrades to keep your infrastructure up to date or simply support your business growth.
IaaS, or “infrastructure as a service,” has become very popular in the past few years, mainly because of the flexibility it offers. IaaS makes it easy to add or remove services, memory, or databases. Looking at the rising popularity of Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure over the last ten years, it’s clear that IaaS is meeting a growing need.
But IaaS has its drawbacks. It can make managing your environments more complicated, and there’s a loss of control over data, making it virtually unfeasible as a solution for some organizations.
What if you could have the best of both worlds?
That’s where Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Service comes in. As we explained, it brings the latest infrastructure to your place of business while only requiring you to pay for what you use.
You could say it’s the best of both worlds. And you’d be right.
Here are 5 reasons why Lenovo TruScale is an ideal solution for your business from an IT perspective.
Data security and control
Infrastructure security policies are managed by your service provider, so with IaaS, you’re faced with certain terms, conditions, and limitations.
With Lenovo TruScale, you retain control of your data. The physical infrastructure is at your place of business, putting your environment and your data squarely in your hands.
You could think that having your infrastructure onsite is a less flexible option. After all, IaaS offers a level of flexibility that can be hard to reproduce in your office.
Lenovo TruScale is specifically designed in response to that need. The solution makes it easy to scale your infrastructure up or down and even add new capabilities over the course of your agreement.
With our pay-per-use subscription, you only pay for what you use. Lenovo’s proprietary technology calculates your actual use based on how much energy you consume and bills you accordingly. You can monitor everything on your dashboard to make sure you always have the IT power you need.
When you acquire new hardware, installing and configuring it always takes a certain amount of time. With managed services, your infrastructure is already configured and ready to use and is maintained for the duration of your agreement. That way you spare your team the added load when acquiring or upgrading hardware.
With the rapid pace of change, ever-increasing volumes of data, and ever-increasing size of servers, buying new hardware can be daunting. It’s hard to predict exactly how much your needs will increase, but necessary to avoid having to replace or add components each year.
Lenovo’s solution allows you to upgrade your hardware—even during your agreement—so your technology stays on the cutting edge. That reduces your risk and makes it much easier to adapt if your business needs change.
Dedicated customer success manager
There are a lot of financial and technical advantages to a solution like Lenovo TruScale, but something that’s often overlooked is the advantage of having a real live human assigned to your account. Your customer success manager is an incredible resource who’s there to help you assess your needs and make optimal use of your infrastructure. They’ll meet with you on a quarterly basis to make sure everything is running smoothly. And they’ll be there to address your questions and concerns, whenever they come up.
If these five reasons haven’t quite convinced you, contact one of ITI’s Lenovo TruScale experts so they can explain the solution and what it can do for you in greater detail.
Maybe your Cloud solution is getting too costly or simply no longer offering what you need to meet your business objectives. In that case, Lenovo TruScale is the truly appealing alternative: flexible, simple, and versatile. It may be just what you’ve been looking for.