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Datacenter and Hybrid Cloud Computing

IT infrastructure and the design, staging, and support of the corporate, government, and public sector data centers have been a keystone of Derive’s solution practice since the company’s inception more than 20 years ago.

We develop and deliver infrastructure and data center solutions utilizing the best products and services available from our top strategic alliance partners, including HPE, HP, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Nutanix, Dell, VMware, Veeam, WebAir, and other industry-leading vendors.

Datacenter and Hybrid Cloud Computing

After collaborating extensively with clients — which we refer to as technology pathfinding — to gain a deep understanding of their business goals and needs, we then design and implement solutions sourced from these global leaders, with additional services that are unique to Derive.

Derive has helped some of the most important businesses, government agencies, and public sector enterprises in the Tri-State and New York Metro area to modernize their infrastructures. From partial technology refreshes to ground-up new data center construction, Derive’s customized solutions leverage powerful server, networking, and storage technologies, coupled with the latest hyper-convergence and cloud technologies. Our solutions encompass hybrid cloud, public and private cloud facilities, plus virtualization, IoT, and edge computing capabilities.

To learn more about how Derive can support your data center technology and hybrid cloud computing needs, plus design services, click one of the info tabs above.

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Derive Technologies brings two decades of general business and IT infrastructure experience serving healthcare, financial services, government and public sector, and professional service clients large and small in the New York Metro area and throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

Key facts:

  • Large base of hyperconverged technology expertise
  • Expertise in all hyperconverged Infrastructure and hybrid cloud applications
  • Capacity to enable smooth transitions to and from any hyperconvergence platform
  • High number of certified Nutanix Platform Professionals (NPPs)
  • Derive Labs — validation of platforms before an actual migration, utilizing Derive's unique, state-of-the-art Configuration and Staging Center located at 120 Wall Street

To learn more about Derive’s depth of experience both at a team and individual practice lead level, or to ask general questions, BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION to speak with one of our IT technology specialists.

Why Cloud Computing?

According to one of our technology partners, Microsoft, the "why" of cloud computing is obvious: "…it lets IT offload complexity and burden, " enabling business teams to "…focus on addressing the growing demand for new applications, new devices, and new solutions.”

In today’s fast-changing world, IT is more challenging and exciting than ever, and the call for “more and faster” often can be answered with cloud computing. According to Microsoft, cloud computing enables employees to “deliver new projects and products, manage more devices easily, crunch more data quickly, and spin up development and test environments faster."

To summarize the most important reasons for utilizing cloud technology:

  • Reliability – the major cloud service providers all have extensive data mirroring, backup, and disaster recovery capabilities to ensure continuous app and data availability
  • Fast scalability – with virtually unlimited computational, storage, and network bandwidth on hand, cloud providers can provide end-users (like development groups) with whatever IT resources they need in very short timeframes—usually in an hour or less 
  • Productivity – many management tasks can be offloaded to a cloud provider, freeing IT resources for other tasks
  • Cost rationalization – depending on each organization’s business model and computing resource requirements, OPEX-oriented IT consumption models (or, “pay as you go for cloud computing needs”) can save money
  • Universal access – cloud-based hosting for remote office operations can be very attractive for today’s diverse workforce

Additional considerations include:

  • The need to accommodate fast business changes and offerings
  • A rapid alternative to data center upgrades
  • Provisioning of services or functions unique to cloud environments

When managed properly, cloud computing can deliver the performance and scalability IT departments need at a reasonable cost.

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Although enterprise organizations have taken the lead in hybrid cloud adoption, for most SMB organizations, the question isn’t whether they will adopt a hybrid cloud computing model — but when.

Hybrid computing can help organizations realize cost efficiencies while achieving aggressive performance and reliability goals.

Derive helps clients plan and implement the most cost-effective and sensible combination of on-premise data center resources, private cloud, and public cloud computing assets to achieve their business objectives, performance goals, and reasonable costs.

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Some tangible benefits of HCI include: 

  • Cost control – stemming from the ability to manage resources more efficiently
  • Data protection
  • Scalability – add resources without a service outage or interruption
  • Mobility – being built on a common virtual machine (VM), the environment can be replicated between platforms

Derive has experience across on-premise, cloud, hybrid cloud and hyper-converged environments. Derive’s team of experts can advise your organization through a short Risk and Architecture Assessment or as part of a longer-term relationship within our Virtual CTO program. Derive has extensive experience with using a number of leading software products, including Nutanix, HPE SimpliVity, Dell VXRail, and Cisco Hyperflex.

Notes on Converged, Hyperconverged, and Hybrid IT

Although converged and hyper-converged infrastructure are similar in many senses, converged infrastructure relies upon hardware building blocks; hyper-converged infrastructure is entirely software-defined. The latter is in many aspects more flexible and easily scalable.

Combining cloud with on-premises IT can result in unparalleled flexibility and scalability for your business. But the resulting hybrid IT environment introduces complexity that can impact productivity. Hyperconvergence as a software-defined solution offers a cloud-like experience across your entire infrastructure. With software-enabled automation and simplified hybrid cloud management to streamline and speed operations, you can focus on new projects that deliver a competitive edge.

HPE Simplivity is powered by InfoSight, HPE’s AI-powered management software. This platform is ideal for edge, ROBO, VDI, and general virtualization use cases. VM-centric management and mobility, built-in backup and DR, and data efficiency combine in a hyper-converged architecture that’s optimized from data center to edge. Benefits include:

  • Consumption model enables services “on demand”
  • Intelligent management through a single, integrated tool
  • Potential cost savings
  • Always on. Remain on-line and recoverable

Nutanix is an industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure solution, delivering any application at any scale to power your business growth. Derive partners with Nutanix and has the skills to deliver this enterprise-class solution. Nutanix’s robust platform can run uninterrupted and allow maintenance to be accomplished without service interruptions. Disaster recovery, integrated security and cloud integration ensure predictable performance and efficient operations with Nutanix Enterprise solutions. 

Cisco HyperFlex enables multi-cloud IT with an adaptive platform that can service applications wherever it resides. Leveraging Cisco HX software innovations, HyperFlex delivers a simplified performance solution. It is a leader in scaling, support for multiple hypervisors, and flexible cluster scaling with availability zones. With Cisco-certified planning and purchasing, implementation, and ongoing management and support services from Derive Technologies, Cisco HyperFlex solutions can be utilized in any environment.

Dell VxRail, built-in partnership with VMware, VxRail provides a fast path to transform operations and data center infrastructure. Like the other HCI solutions, VxRail is a unified HCI platform. The VxRail HCI System software-defined architecture consolidates compute, storage, virtualization, and management. Being engineered for VMWare, this HCI implementation drives operational efficiencies with full-stack integration. The software also has automated end-to-end lifecycle management and AI-based predictive analytics.

VxRail has multiple configuration options, and this is where your organization can leverage Derive’s practice leads and architects, who can assess requirements and build a target Infrastructure. The configuration of these systems can be done in the Derive configuration center in New York City.

Key benefits include:

  • Full stack integration with VMware technologies, including VMware Cloud Foundation 
  • Smart Fabric Services for VxRail automates network setup, simplifying and accelerating deployment
  • Provides a single point of support by default for all software and hardware

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Derive has a core competency in Architecture and Design. As an organization that has been building these technology Infrastructures for 20 years, Derive’s customers benefit from the firm’s long-term experience, a unique perspective drawn from a wide variety of customer engagements large and small, and a deep institutional knowledge of IT architecture and technologies.

With an experienced team well-educated on industry trends and best practices, and with deep relationships with technology resources at top vendors in the IT infrastructure market, Derive is uniquely qualified to assist customers in their technology journeys.

An architecture and design blueprint is at the core of any technology implementation plan. It takes into consideration all aspects of today’s IT infrastructure and capacity planning issues: hardware, compute, network, storage, and other dependencies.

Derive advocates a short planning engagement to produce these planning assets to prioritize all aspects of the next-generation infrastructure build. This is a core foundational activity.

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Derive Technologies has provided business and technological innovation for our clients through progressive, decades-long relationships with some of the world's most important providers of core infrastructure, cloud, mobility, collaboration, security and numerous other solutions.

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Derive’s Premier Certification status with Cisco—and a long list of diverse technical certifications—enables fast, expert assessments, design, implementation, and support of today’s complex data network needs. Most of...
A highly valued channel partner, Citrix enables organizations to effectively support traditional office and remote virtual workforces with exceptional user experiences delivered via seamless VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) environments. Accompanied...
DOWNLOAD CUTSHEET Derive Technologies partners with Nutanix to deliver powerful IT solutions based on the vendor’s highly popular hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology. Derive and Nutanix can deliver the promise of HCI: A full IT...
Veeam is an industry-leading backup and data management platform for on-premises, cloud-based, and virtual computing environments. In addition to normal organizational concerns about data loss from the unexpected, like power outages, today’s threat...
Webair specializes on the data security needs of several industry verticals: Financial, Healthcare, and Government. It provides: Private cloud hosting, storage services, and VDI solutions Offsite backups of mission-critical data and...
DOWNLOAD CUT SHEET Derive Technologies partners with Gradient Cyber to deliver cybersecurity threat monitoring, detection, and response 24/7 across your entire IT infrastructure.  Gradient Cyber is a trusted cybersecurity partner operating primarily...
DOWNLOAD CUT SHEET Check Point Software is a worldwide provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions founded in 1993. Since then they’ve grown to provide a comprehensive suite of enterprise-level software, however their initial claim to fame was...
DOWNLOAD CUTSHEET CrowdStrike has established itself as a pioneering force in the field of cybersecurity, redefining security with its cutting-edge cloud-native platform. At the forefront of modern enterprise security, CrowdStrike's mission is to...
DOWNLOAD CUTSHEET In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, Horizon3.ai has emerged as a prominent player, dedicated to helping organizations continuously assess and strengthen their security posture. The NodeZeroTM platform, the flagship...
HP Inc. (HPI) provides a wide variety of endpoint devices like desktop and notebook computers, monitors, tablets, printers and imaging—along with a wealth of collaborative service offerings related to IT management—for small, medium and large...
Derive Technologies partners with HPE to deliver comprehensive computing, networking, and storage solutions, all with consumption-model (OPEX) options. Contact Derive for an informational briefing. HPE, formed after its split from the original Hewlett...
As a long-time Microsoft Gold Partner, Derive Technologies is highly experienced in delivering Microsoft’s solutions aimed at the enterprise and SMB space. Derive’s go-to solution portfolio includes Microsoft Windows, Microsoft 365, plus the...
Apple’s long-term relationship with Derive enables us to source, deploy, and support Apple devices and infrastructure for organizations that are both leading-edge and cost-effective. Derive has always taken special pride in being able to provide the...
VMWare is a premier provider of software solutions that enable organizations to operate multiple operating systems, applications, and computing workloads on a single server. By installing a hypervisor software layer on the server, one or more virtual...
Lenovo’s line of products extends well beyond its well-known and respected lineup of workstations, desktop computers, notebooks, laptops, ultrabooks, tablets, phones (Motorola) and monitors. The firm has extended its reach into the datacenter with...

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