Why Lab Services for Cloud?

Lab Services offers end-to-end capabilities to help clients gain the agility, flexibility and efficiency benefits of enterprise-wide cloud computing. Our range of services includes formulating cloud strategic plans, defining the right balance between cloud delivery models, translating this into the relevant multiplatform architectures and implementing the necessary server and storage infrastructure.

Our services

Cloud Transformation

Our Lab Services systems consultants help organizations define their enterprise cloud transformation strategies and represent these as multiplatform cloud architectures, reflecting the optimal delivery model, workload placement and management environment. We offer a flexible and adaptable approach that includes reviewing current IT infrastructure and workloads, assessing cloud readiness across multiple IT domains and designing a detailed roadmap to achieve a future state hybrid cloud environment.

Cloud Strategy

We help organizations define their enterprise cloud transformation strategies and represent these as multiplatform hybrid cloud architectures, reflecting the optimal delivery model, workload placement and management environment. We offer a flexible and adaptable approach that includes reviewing current IT infrastructure and workloads, assessing cloud readiness across multiple IT domains and designing a detailed roadmap to achieve a future state hybrid cloud environment.

Cloud Architecture

Our Lab Services systems consultants use a flexible and adaptable approach to help clients define the technical architecture required to support their private/hybrid cloud objectives, while maximizing the value of their existing IBM hardware investments. We use a hands-on and use-case-based approach to define the target infrastructure environment, the specific technology components to be deployed, and the evolutionary steps required to transform the current state to that required in the future.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

We help clients design and deploy IBM Cloud Object Storage in deployment options that work with your business—in your data centers, the cloud or a combination of both in a hybrid-cloud configuration. IBM Cloud Object Storage can be deployed as you choose—and changed as quickly as your business needs—providing you unprecedented choice, control and efficiency.

Cloud on Power Systems

We help businesses design and build cloud infrastructure based on a foundation of PowerVM or KVM virtualization. We help clients implement PowerVC as a foundation for OpenStack-based private cloud management services for Power Systems, storage and networking. We also provide services for integrating with a variety of cloud management and orchestration platforms, including IBM Cloud Private and VMware vRealize.

Cloud on IBM Z and LinuxONE

We help clients design and deploy a cloud infrastructure for enterprise transactions, systems of record, and application workloads. We help deploy IBM Cloud Private and OpenStack-based cloud management services for IBM Z, LinuxONE, storage and networking. We also provide services for z/OS Cloud provisioning and management with API-enabling technology such as z/OS Connect and z/OSMF. We provide services for integrating with cloud management platforms, such as VMware vRealize Automation, IBM Cloud Management Appliance and IBM Wave.