The third building block is the life cycle management of provisioning, repurposing, and reprovisioning standard builds on top of the unified footprints. This automation gives the business the ability to flex the infrastructure to meet the fluctuating demands while exploiting optimized footprints and matching dynamic workload management needs of the business behavior.
Step 4. Operationalize these building blocks into a new delivery paradigm. Processes need to support instantaneous adjustments of IT delivery to accommodate business behavior. Approval processes and standard operating procedures need to accommodate this model. Finally, IT must learn from business intelligence and constantly mine, analyze, and leverage behavior data to proactively predict, tune, and adjust the infrastructure.
By leveraging this approach, firms can rapidly make large quality and quantity impacts with very targeted efforts. This model can be leveraged globally now, since industry-leading firms such as Unisys are bringing such thought leadership and strategy to enterprise IT groups through datacenter transformation solution offerings.