Products & Services
Nowadays information is one of the most important resources of a company, thus it becomes a central issue to develop data center structures able to store the astonishing growth of information but at the same time making it more cheaper, faster and efficient to access this resource.
This is the context in which Datalink operates. DTLK is a company dedicated to help mid and large-size US companies improve the efficiency of data centers. It does so by designing, assessing, managing and supporting unified infrastructures like servers, storage and networking.
The company's portfolio of solutions and services includes the following:
Consolidation & Virtualization
Consolidation - Solutions and services that enable organizations to share storage and server resources, thereby reducing the number of systems needed to be managed and maintained.
Virtualization - Providing solutions to near-term needs like virtualizing server and storage environments as well as helping organizations developing and executing long-term strategies for data center efficiency like "private-cloud" computing and data center build-outs.
Data Storage & Protection
Services and solutions for data protection and storage help companies safeguard their information while fulfilling the requirements of their internal and external access. Datalink has a strategic partnership with Symantec Corporation regarding this business segment.
Advanced Network Infrastructures
Assessing, designing and implementing networks. It also helps to converge and optimize existing networks.
Business continuity and disaster recovery solutions
Providing assistence in information recovery in case of disaster.
Everyone knows cloud computing is a hot theme, but for those who don't really understand the concept I'll leave here some quotes about it, and for those of you who have a deeper knowledge and think it's important to share it, please do:
"End users access cloud-based applications through a web browser or a light-weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and user's data are stored on servers at a remote location. Proponents claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services."
"Private cloud is cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. Undertaking a private cloud project requires a significant level and degree of engagement to virtualize the business environment, and it will require the organization to reevaluate decisions about existing resources. When it is done right, it can have a positive impact on a business, but every one of the steps in the project raises security issues that must be addressed in order to avoid serious vulnerabilities."