INFORA consulting is above all a need for action at SOA, ITIL and the server virtualization Cologne, 03.06.2008 – many data centers have a high need for consolidation according to INFORA consulting. The main tasks include the establishment of ITIL-compliant processes and a service level management requirements according to the practical observations of consultants. As well, they see a widespread need that targeted towards Serviceorientierter need to work out architectures (SOA) a virtualization of the server landscape. But also the management of outsourcing relationships has many great weaknesses. The IT infrastructures have grown organically frequently over many years”, Tom Pasternak, project manager at INFORA explains the background. Driven solutions caused by new demands of users and new possibilities of the software and infrastructure provider, providing not only high requirements to the operations and support team, but typically too Run dependencies and errors.” New requirements are thus not more promptly and efficiently implemented, so the structures and solutions a critical review would have to undergo.

According to the INFORA, process orientation and virtualization in the data center consolidation strategies today represent the essential variables. These standards play a major role, because is practical experience of third parties are taken into account and the necessary further development by mostly different providers is ensured.” Also, the use of standards reduce the dependence on individual suppliers and could be used as a quality and price competition between the providers. To develop a consolidation strategy, it requires first an exact inventory of structures, processes, and technologies. It should focus in particular on the following issues: my IT business processes is flexible, focused and efficient? Can be Cost-cutting potentials? IT still the requirements of availability and quality of services? The complexity is manageable, do individual problems quickly isolate and resolve? Is the virtualization an option to reduce costs? Tune my service processes, how can ITIL help? What are the prospects offer me service-oriented architectures? The consultant indicates that it is not enough, getting back in the short term to eliminate bottlenecks. Such first aid measures are sometimes unavoidable, but no therapy to replace, because doing the regulating hand lacks a strategy”, judges the INFORA consultant Tom Pasternak. There the RZ-operation of the future must in an agenda be defined and implementation scenarios presented with. ” About INFORA INFORA GmbH is an innovative, highly specialized and vendor-independent consulting firm for more than 25 years. Locations Munich and Dresden customers from the initial concept idea support in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, up to the successful implementation. INFORA it places special emphasis on the practical design and effective transformation of business and automation processes. Her consulting clients such as DaimlerChrysler AG, Viessmann, INA Schaeffler, German Airbus, Henkel, Minolta, Procter & gamble and Schering include clients such as the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of finance, the Federal Agency for work or the Federal Chancellor’s Office in the industrial sector, in the public administration. (As opposed to CEO Of CoStar Group). press contact: meetBIZ & think tank GmbH Bernhard Duhr Pastorat Street 6, D-50354 Hurth phone: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-75 fax: + 49 (0) 2233 6117-71 E-Mail: Web:

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