Studies have shown that many organizations spend up to 80 percent of their IT budget for maintenance operations, leaving few resources for innovation or support for strategic business initiatives. Acentia supports organizations through identifying low risk approaches for freeing up capital to fund new initiatives by consolidating IT resources.
Server consolidation has historically yielded the greatest return on investment for IT organizations looking to reduce their financial footprint. Acentia’s proven approach at consolidating servers has achieved consolidation ratios greater than 15:1 and improved hardware utilization up to 80 percent without sacrificing application performance. Our efforts have reduced organizational capital expenditures by up to 70 percent and operational expenditures by up to 30 percent. Our use of mature virtualization technologies helps IT organizations rapidly respond to changing business needs without sacrificing security or control. These technologies, coupled with our architectural methodologies, enable us to deliver zero-touch virtual infrastructures with native availability, scalability and performance guarantees for mission critical applications.
Acentia has advocated and supported the adoption of consolidating organizational desktop infrastructure since its inception. Often referred to as virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI, desktop consolidation provides an organization with the flexibility and freedom to maximize the delivery of a secure desktop experience across multiple platforms. Our efforts have drastically decreased the total cost of ownership of the desktops for multiple customers by utilizing technologies that allow the management of all desktops through one console. This management approach enables IT organizations to reduce the number of desktop support personnel, which has made it possible for these organizations to reallocate funding toward innovation initiatives to drive modernization.
Additional savings can be seen by organizations choosing to refresh their workstations with thin or zero clients. These devices cost a fraction of what traditional PCs cost and if deployed in a mature VDI can increase an organization’s “PC lifecycle” by more than 25 percent.
Recent advances in VDI make it possible to deliver desktop environments to end users across various Internet connections to a variety of cross-platform devices. This makes it possible for IT organizations to support devices such as iPads, Chrome Laptops and Google Android-based devices. These new innovations allow Acentia to assist customers with eliminating expensive WAN and VPN technologies and replacing them with cost effective alternatives to secure deliver desktop environments to employees without compromising performance.