Huawei ManageOne, an innovative data centre management solution, allows operators to expand their IT service lineups to encompass cloud offerings, thus creating differentiation from other IT suppliers, and improving their chances for new revenue streams to boot.
Anformation technology managers today face unprecedented challenges. On the one hand, there is robust demand for IT services, as enterprises embrace new business trends such as IT consumerization, BYOD, and big data; but on the other hand, IT service offerings are hindered by complicated infrastructure and low operational efficiency, and this makes time to market (TTM) and ROI very challenging. With IT budgets tightening, the gaps between IT service requirements and capabilities are still widening.
Cloud computing is considered the savior that will close these gaps; it is set to reshape the way IT resources are deployed, configured, utilized, and managed. The anything-as-a-service (XaaS) model enabled by cloud computing breaks down the physical boundaries between IT assets and turns IT infrastructure into a highly secure resource pool that flexibly caters to specific service requirements. For any XaaS customer, tailored IT services are readily available at any required level of service.
Operators are increasingly starting to recognize the enormous value of the XaaS business model. They have a chance to expand both revenue and profit for existing communications services by offering cloud-based services to enterprises; but they must first manage cloud-based services effectively and efficiently, and offer value-added services along with them such as service level agreements (SLAs).
However, the systems in place that do either or both are enterprise-oriented and don't entirely meet the needs of the telco operator. To gain a competitive edge in cloud computing, carriers will need timelier service provisioning that enables service abundance; reliable service quality assurance through proactive SLA-based performance monitoring; and service automation enabled by flexible and dynamic automation suites for processes, servers, networks, and configuration.
Huawei ManageOne solution
Huawei's innovative unified data centre management solution, ManageOne, focuses on improving core data centre competencies through efficient IT resource utilization, management, and control, delivering a successful cloud business experience for the operator, who enjoys, along with customers, an intelligent, efficient, and unified data centre management platform where IT services are easily available.
Fast & efficient service provisioning
With all the changes going on in terms of service diversity, especially those enabled by cloud computing, IT departments need to be far more dynamic and flexible in how they respond to business needs.
However, with current data centre infrastructure and operations, the typical service launch process lasts at least a month, during which a service request is submitted, hardware is deployed, software is installed, security facilities are established, management control is configured, environmental gear is deployed, products/packages are defined, and service catalogs are added.
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