For many years, organizational infrastructure was known as a complex technological world that generates very high costs at the CapEx and OpEx levels. It inflicts a big strain on the organizational cash flow, increases depreciation costs and significantly reduces operating profit, even before the stringent regulatory and information security requirements.
Let’s assume we were to ask any organization’s management, with an emphasis on senior management, such as the C Level management and their counterparts, two simple questions:
- Do you control and understand the need for all your existing infrastructure?
- Have you succeeded in implementing a long-term plan to cut down and streamline your infrastructure?
In most cases, the answer will be No, immediately followed by the question: Do you know of anyone who has succeeded, or of a “magic tool” that helps optimize and understand the organizational IT infrastructure (which to them is a “black box”)?
As a matter of fact, about two years ago, a change took place in the form of a sophisticated algorithmic configuration developed by an Israeli company called Correlata Solutions. This unique algorithm, which received a patent in the United States, has succeeded in solving that same difficulty and challenge, by effectively and simply measuring the organizational infrastructure, providing a snapshot of its efficiency and most importunately – the value of each one of the components that make up the IT infrastructure to the business layer and its various units!
The uniqueness of the solution and its groundbreaking approach that causes the infrastructure system to be accessible to the business layer in a simple, and user-friendly dashboard format helps decision-makers achieve the same transparency they expected.
Correlata’s CoreAssess solution provides managers with:
The algorithm, that was developed for open systems, such as X86, presented a breakthrough in the transparency of information about the complex world of infrastructures, so that managers, internal and external auditors and/or anyone without a technological background who wants and needs to understand the infrastructure thoroughly can easily do so, without prior knowledge. This is done using a set of KBIs (Key Business Indicator) and a user-friendly graphic interface that clearly and immediately delivers the requested information, while enabling the ability to “dive” into each parameter and identify the underlying factor for the symptom or any optimization problem.
A welcome turnaround occurred when IBM decided to implement the same algorithm in non-X86 systems (“closed systems” such as Main Frames etc.) through a strategic agreement signed between Correlata and IBM, where Correlata developed a unique recommendation engine based on the same patented technology. This engine provides, for the first time, a unified and holistic picture of the entire existing organizational IT infrastructure, regardless of infrastructure supplier, whether the existing structure is comprised of a variety of technologies, infrastructures, or generations. In other words, the algorithm is vendor agnostic.
- The ability to understand for the first time the business value that comes from IT to the business layer.
- Significant savings in inefficient infrastructure that supports the business layer, while downsizing it by 10% to 30%, in addition to savings in electricity and pollution that make the organization greener.
- A unified dashboard for the management layer where it is possible to view and see in real time the level of efficiency of each of the organization’s IT centers.
- Shut down and disconnecting of all redundant infrastructures that do not contribute any business value, that will result in reduced licensing costs, as well as reducing organizational exposure to shut backdoors for cyber hackers.
- For any decision to migrate to the cloud, partial, complete, or hybrid, the solution can first help understand the “real” size of the IT system that needs to be acquired in the cloud, avoid unexpected expense surprises, and of course avoid duplicating the inefficiency that may already exist in the system and is not always transparent and clear to decision makers who lack a deep technological background.
By Ami Avraham – Correlata COO