Datalink Launches Workload Alignment Services to Help IT Leaders Define Needs, Evaluate Next-Gen Platforms & Choose Best Options


New Offerings Maximize Platform Investment ROI & Ensure Business Needs Are Met

Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK) today announced new workload alignment services designed to help organizations execute the critical application ecosystem workload and interdependency evaluations necessary to optimize IT operations. The services leverage Datalink’s 25 years of IT experience and proven analysis methodology for aligning workloads with best-fit platforms, including cloud, converged systems and flash storage technologies. The methodology includes the increasingly popular practice that utilizes multiple, integrated on- and off -premises platforms working in concert to achieve IT optimization.

IT leaders can choose from an array of services ranging from educational workload assessment workshops to comprehensive, Datalink-led workload evaluations resulting in recommended platforms and strategy roadmaps. Each Datalink workload offering provides senior IT and business stakeholders with key considerations and a methodology to determine the best platform for each application to support the needs of the business, as well as drive greater efficiency and cost savings. These services can also help guide cloud strategy, define IT role needs, improve IT agility, and drive other operational improvements.

The importance of a comprehensive workload evaluation in shaping a next-generation IT platform strategy was illustrated by a recent IDG survey showing that organizations that have completed a thorough workload analysis are more likely to report that their IT environments are fully optimized. The same survey revealed that nearly 40% of organizations that have deployed applications to a public cloud have brought them back in-house for reasons ranging from security to pricing and manageability, reinforcing the need for thorough pre-deployment analysis and planning to identify these issues . Conducting workload-related due diligence prior to platform decisions is foundational to realizing business outcomes and helps organizations avoid costly mistakes associated with re-platforming.

“Every IT platform decision today should begin with a thorough analysis of workload-related business requirements. However, with the increase in the number of advanced platform options, assessing each option is often time-consuming and overwhelming for internal IT organizations,” said Paul Lidsky, President and CEO, Datalink. “Faced with limited resources and time, many organizations forego conducting a holistic, workload-related assessment and instead focus on technology specifications like speed and service levels. Limiting due diligence in this way overlooks critical factors like IT process, staffing, business requirements and budget. Datalink workload alignment services offload comprehensive due diligence to Datalink, optimize operations, and prevent costly mistakes.”

Workload alignment offerings are conducted with senior IT and business stakeholders at the client’s site. Short two-day workshops and more in-depth IT and Cloud Strategy and Workload Strategy services are available. Datalink also offers a full range of technology solutions to advance customers’ IT transformation initiatives.

About Datalink
Datalink is a complete IT services and solutions provider that helps companies transform their technology, operations, and service delivery to meet business challenges. Combining extensive experience, a full lifecycle of services and a comprehensive approach to producing IT innovations that empower positive business outcomes, Datalink delivers success across cloud IT transformation, next generation technology, and security. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit

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