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SQIM have 2 products on the table today, a Virtualization Solution and a Service Lifecycle Management Solution.
Virtualization is an effective technology for server consolidation, reducing server sprawl across your organisation, increasing business application utilisations rates, and reducing power cooling expenses. Reduce Capital and Operational Expenses through virtualization, and see immediate, quantifiable cost savings, while ensuring true business agility.

SQIM as a Virtualization expert will best advice on how you can use virtualization to drive efficiency within your infrastructure, boosting productivity and increasing profitability. Our team of experts will assist in your Server Consolidation, Virtualization Management, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Cloud Computing.

Virtualization Strategy

  • Run multiple operating systems, or servers on a single server.
  • Ensure your enterprise applications perform with the highest availability and performance.
  • Build up business continuity through improved disaster recovery solutions.
  • Deliver high business application availability.
  • Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency and requiring less hardware while increasing your server to admin ratio.

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform radically simplifies the deployment of virtual machines (VMs). The convergence of compute and storage resources into a single integrated platform enables application and virtualization teams to quickly and simply deploy new VMs–with no configuration of back-end storage systems. The elimination of expensive and complex SANs reduces both operating and capital costs. With an unrivaled ability to run VMs out of the box, Nutanix delivers an easy, modular approach to building modern datacenters.

The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is built on an advanced, highly-distributed software architecture that provides both high performance and massive scale-out capabilities while running on best-in-class commodity hardware to maximize affordability. The Nutanix Distributed File System (NDFS) connects storage, compute resources, controller logic, and hypervisor to deliver a fully integrated system that can run any virtual workload at any scale.

The architecture is purpose built for virtualization and supports popular technologies including live VM migration, high availability (HA), distributed resource scheduling (DRS), and fault tolerance. At the same time, the Nutanix software architecture is hypervisor agnostic, supporting VMware vSphere and KVM along with industry-standard management systems.

The RAMP platform allows secure cross-platform mobile applications to be created in a fraction of the time and cost than previously possible. The resulting application instantly runs on the majority of platforms in the market (Android, Blackberry, Java Midp 1.0, Java Midp 2.0 etc.) without the developer needing to be concerned with the intricacies of each mobile platform and its challenges. By using the RAMP platform it is possible to create higher quality applications within a period of a couple of weeks than was previously possible with a dedicated team working for months on end.

The RAMP platform is the only platform that is geared towards securely integrating into existing enterprise infrastructure from mobile devices ranging from low-end 2003 models up to the latest smart phone. Every application built on top of the RAMP platform contains US NIST validated security for 3DES,RSA,random number generation (RNG), and AES, allowing for secure end-to-end communication from the mobile application to any enterprise services.

The RAMP platform essentially manages the entire life cycle of secure cross-platform mobile applications.

A mobile solution that is built on the RAMP platform is seamlessly kept relevant as technology changes.

Cloud computing refers to the use of networked infrastructure software and capacity to provide resources to users in an on-demand environment. With cloud computing, information is permanently stored in centralized servers and cached temporarily on clients, which include desktop computers, notebooks, handhelds, and other devices.

Private Cloud Computing – By abstracting IT hardware into pools of on-demand resources and deploying a private cloud inside your firewall, you will gain the highest resource utilization and efficiency, plus the agility needed to better support business growth. Rapidly deliver existing applications and services to users with defined service-levels, shifting the focus from maintaining legacy systems to delivering innovation.

Phase 1: Pool your IT Resources into Logical Units
The first phase starts with the pooling of IT resources. All your servers, storage, and networks are virtualized and abstracted into virtual data centers. This in turn leads to a reduction in capital costs through server consolidation and increased utilization of resources across the organizational IT infrastructure.

Phase 2: Create a Standardized Service Catalogue
The second phase enables IT to create catalogues of services available to users. Policies and permissions are defined to allow users to access, create and modify these services. Then, service-levels need to be defined for all applications running in the virtualized infrastructure. This requires bundling applications into logical units called virtual application stacks (vApps). IT also defines updated processes for maintaining control over these application units based on the defined service-levels.

Phase 3: Provide User Access and Chargeback
The third phase allows the user self-service access to the private cloud. Metering capabilities lets them understand usage, and chargeback functions provide cost insights and give the business visibility it needs to prioritize IT usage. SQIM’s private cloud solutions provide IT with the ability to deploy only what is needed and for the business to pay for only what they use.

SQIM assessment service to Cloud Computing:

  • Access the business
  • Access the culture
  • Access the value
  • Understand your data
  • Understand your services
  • Understand your processes
  • Understand the cloud resources
  • Identify candidate data
  • Identify candidate services
  • Identify candidate processes
  • Create a governance strategy
  • Create a security strategy
  • Bind candidate services to data and processes
  • Relocate services, processes, and information
  • Implement security
  • Implement governance
  • Implement operations