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  • Infrastructure Strategy

    Optilyze’s Infrastructure Strategy and Planning Services leverage the Eclipse Automation platform to help our clients rapidly adopt the emerging trends into their IT environments. Our services help clients to realign their IT environment to better respond to rapidly changing market demands and position the business for future growth.


    • Helps transform IT infrastructures to enable IT agility, resilience and enhance business responsiveness
    • Establish a base case model for the evaluation of the clients’ current IT infrastructure organization including labor, hardware, software, and services. Identify opportunities for optimization projects as well as adopting emerging technologies such as cloud computing.
    • Define and establish the governance requirements, roles & responsibilities, meeting structure, escalation & decision-making processes, communications plans and reporting requirements.
    • Identify and prioritize sources of energy savings across the distributed environment and the data center
    • Utilize various financial, service & technology, and governance models to develop strategy alternatives, costs, benefits, risks, risk mitigation alternatives. Enhances IT service delivery quality
    • Lowers costs through infrastructure optimization
    • Facilitates the reinvestment of cost savings into IT-enabled innovation

    Service Offerings

    1. Infrastructure Strategy & Planning Workshop
    a. High-level assessment at a low price point
    b. Need to identify areas to improve infrastructure optimization
    c. Understand priority areas and quick-win potential

    Output: Roadmap of prioritized IT Infrastructure initiatives
    Duration: 3-4 weeks
    Tools: Eclipse Value Modeler

    2. Infrastructure Strategy & Planning
    a. Detailed assessment of complex scope
    b. Need to identify areas to improve infrastructure optimization
    c. Understand priority areas and quick-win potential

    Output: Detailed roadmap of prioritized initiatives
    Duration: 8- 12 weeks
    Tools: Eclipse Data Collector Appliance and Analytics Engine

    3. Infrastructure Readiness for Cloud Adoption
    a. Detailed assessment of a specific business challenge
    b. Need to identify areas to improve infrastructure optimization
    c. Understand priority areas and quick-win potential

    Output: Detailed roadmap of prioritized initiatives
    Duration: 4-8 weeks
    Tools: Eclipse Data Collector Appliance and Analytics Engine

    The Strategy and Planning Services are based on the following architectural principles (this who section needs to be a link by itself… Maybe you can put the link to the side….)

    1. Design for Cloud-Scale Efficiencies (“Efficiency Principle”):
    Design for cloud-scale efficiencies, and time-to-deliver/time-to-change metrics, when realizing cloud characteristics such as elasticity, self-service access, and flexible sourcing.
    -- Overarching objective of Driving down costs (¢/ServiceInstanceHour) and time-to-response by orders of magnitude

    2. Support Lean Service Management (“Lightweight Principle”):
    Support lean and lightweight service management policies, processes, and technologies.
    -- Radical exploitation of high degree of standardization in cloud environments to reduce management costs, based on an Eliminate-Standardize-Optimize approach

    3. Identify and Leverage Commonalities (“Economies-of-scale Principle”):
    Identify and leverage commonality in cloud service design.
    -- Maximum sharing of mgmt components, infrastructure & infrastructure / platform cloud services across cloud services to reduce CapEx & OpEx and time-to-market

    4. Define and Manage Cloud Services generically along their Lifecycle (“Genericity Principle“):
    Define service templates and manage service instances generically along their lifecycle, across I/P/S/BPaaS.
    -- Support I/P/S/BPaaS cloud services in a generic fashion, with a single management platform

  • Cloud Adoption

  • Cloud computing, in its simplest form, allows companies to consume and deliver IT-based services, including infrastructure, applications, platforms and business processes, on demand. It's a big idea that holds the promise of revolutionizing the way you do business. But turning that promise into reality requires a cloud strategy that helps clients realize the cloud's possibilities for enabling high performance.

    While many organizations today are adopting cloud computing for the cost-cutting and speed-to-market benefits, they will not reap maximum results unless they create a roadmap for integrating cloud technologies in a broader IT strategy.

    Optilyze leverages its Eclipse automation platform to help clients accelerate adoption of cloud strategy with improved decision-making capabilities.


    Develop Plan: Ensure all project stakeholders have a common understanding of project scope, objectives, timeframes, and participation requirements
    Collect Data: Interview IT Leaders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for relevant business requirements, processes, and IT organizational interface points
    Model: Create cloud service attributes and requirements based on gathered data and best practices. Additionally, deliver a quantitative operational cost analysis for migrating workloads to the cloud
    Analyze: Utilize a collaborative approach to select optimal cloud solutions and assess risks and benefits to support a recommended approach; Identify workloads best suited for cloud computing, helping achieve optimum benefits from cloud computing investments
    Recommend: make a consensus recommendation based on collaborative input, support the preparation of the executive presentation materials and prepare a roadmap for implementation

    The Cloud strategy and roadmap deliverable includes:
    • Discovery interviews and data collection plan
    • Project plan and charter which includes objectives, scope, roles and deliverables
    • Identify any gaps associated with data collection and/or data integrity
    • Model of the cloud framework including people, process, technology, metrics, and organization structures
    • Provide a view of the marketplace and best practices to compare to the clients’ cloud deployment model
    • Identified opportunities (e.g. cost reduction, virtualization, standardization, etc.)
    • Technical Model of the cloud framework including process, technology, metrics, and organization structures
    • Financial Model of the cloud framework including people, process, technology
    • Cloud scope and technical specifications
    • Financial model of the cloud deployment alternatives
    • Documented best practice approaches related to operational processes and strategy
    • Documented risks and mitigation steps
    • Preliminary Business case
    • Sourcing strategy

    Duration: 12 weeks

  • IT Cost Optimization

  • For all the cost savings and flexibility cloud delivers, it creates complexity when it comes to tracking the cost of services across IT, managing the increasing number of vendors and service providers and ensuring that cloud services are providing the highest ROI to the business.

    Optilyze’s IT cost optimization solution helps organizations understand the costs and benefits of Cloud Computing and tracks the cost of IT Services provided from the cloud over time.


    • Baseline and track the TCO of IT products and services including cloud services
    • Systematically evaluate sourcing alternatives through What If analysis
    • Track and measure the ROI of a cloud decision to ensure projected cost savings are realized
    • Accelerate the transition to "private cloud"

    Duration: 4-6 weeks

  • Organization Change Strategy

  • Cloud computing promises new career opportunities for IT professionals. In many cases, existing core skill sets transfer directly to cloud technologies. In other instances, IT pros need to develop new skill sets that meet the demand of emerging cloud job roles.

    Companies that consider moving to cloud computing will want to educate their IT professionals about the potential opportunities ahead so that they can build staff capabilities and skills ahead of the change. Chief Information Officers (CIO) who want to generate more business value from IT by necessity have to be in the front line of cloud skills education — both for themselves and to build training capacity for their IT staff.

    Optilyze’s Organizational Assessment will evaluate the skills impact in cloud computing and look for opportunities to reduce tactical day-to-day support and identify opportunities for resources to spend more time developing and delivering services and applications that demonstrate value to the business.


    • Help client resources develop a deep understanding of the various deployment models (private, public, hybrid etc.) of IT as a Service
    • Develop a strategy for the cloud role evolution for the various categories including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
    • Identify new technologies, vendor management roles and areas to consider including virtualization, data center management, provisioning, monitoring, service management, automation, security and compliance, and performance optimization
    • Map the cloud role evolution to the critical IT job roles and skills that clients should invest in

    Duration: 4-6 weeks

  • Advisory Services

  • To assist clients in getting value from technology investments, we bring together the skills to deliver improvements in processes, as well as the knowledge in IT strategy, IT architecture and design, enterprise applications, sourcing, project management and IT operations management.

    Optilyze’s IT infrastructure team promotes infrastructure investment, emerging technologies, and operational excellence through an integrated set of solutions:

    Data center and emerging computing technologies: Help reduce data center costs through consolidation, virtualization, and adoption of cloud services
    IT service management: Improve operating processes and management and align them with business strategies, operations, and management approaches such as ITIL and COBIT
    IT asset management: Integrate life cycle management policies, procedures, and processes for IT and technical assets, including acquisition, installations, management, and surplus
    IT capacity management: Assess an environment's capacity constraints and performance and design capacity management projects


    • Help clients recognize the need to better align IT to the organization's needs
    • Assist clients evolve the right IT organization to support business requirements and increase value to the business
    • Better equip clients to perform IT due diligence activities for mergers and acquisitions
    • Develop a strategy for clients to comply with regulatory matters and uncover operational issues in IT and information security
    • Develop a roadmap to prioritize and measure IT projects
    • Develop sourcing strategy to help clients evaluate which IT services should be provided internally and which should be outsourced to third party service providers
    • Help clients improve the effectiveness of relationships between IT, the organization and with suppliers