IT-TOTAL: Creating Hybrid Cloud Environments for Businesses
Christer Alm, CEO
“Businesses today require a capable hybrid environment wherein some of the workloads are on-premise, and some are in the data center and public cloud,” says Christer Alm, CEO of IT Total. It is crucial for businesses to strike the right balance by opting for a hybrid environment while migrating to the cloud to be efficient and cost-effective. They also need to consider the fact that not every cloud solution addresses all the requirements of a business, especially when it comes to managing critical IT infrastructures. Considering these requirements, Sweden-based IT Total makes it possible for businesses to maintain a hybrid cloud environment. The company brings a complete suite of cloud services and provides outsourcing support to SMEs considering their IT infrastructure requirements.
Considering the varied IT requirements of businesses, IT Total helps them adopt a capable hybrid solution by placing data in their data center, on-premise, and public cloud, as required. The company’s portfolio of cloud services includes Veeam Cloud Connect, TotalBox, TotalCloud, and IT-Total CloudSystem. The company’s Cloud Connect solution—powered by Veeam—is a flexible tool for securing the backups and proves to be an appropriate solution in the event of a disaster. The company also offers backup as a service to help businesses acquire an integrated and secure way to store and retrieve data from the cloud. TotalBox, on the other hand, serves as an online storage service, which allows the users to share files through any device.
For IT Total, it’s all about delivering value to the clients and the company plans to do it through a partner network of consultants and application vendors
IT Total also facilitates the customers to outsource any or all IT functions to them through TotalCloud offering, on a pay as you go model.
Apart from a capable portfolio of cloud offerings, IT Total’s data center capabilities give them a competitive advantage over the competitors. IT Total, at present, has three data centers including primary, secondary, and a dedicated data center for backups. These capabilities allow the IT Total team to manage the IT infrastructures of businesses in about one-third of the cost that they usually incur.
IT Total delivers these solutions in collaboration with consulting companies and application developers that organizations typically consult in order to fulfill their IT infrastructure requirements. IT Total partners with these consulting companies to provide them and their clients with the infrastructure support. IT Total, through this approach, extends a multi-cloud platform to its clients, and facilitates all types of cloud solutions, creating a hybrid cloud environment for them. The expert professionals at IT Total develop an understanding of the clients’ requirements by analyzing their IT infrastructures and suggest appropriate cloud solutions for them. The company also extends round the clock support to the clients and ensures that they get a single point of contact with reference to all the infrastructure services and that is a tremendous value that IT Total delivers to their clientele.
In the future, IT Total envisions creating an ecosystem where the company and their partners have a shared marketplace. “Our partners assist the end customers by providing them the desired applications, and we sit at the bottom and provide the infrastructure services to our partners and their customers,” explains Alm. Infrastructure commonly remains invisible for businesses. All they get to witness is the functionality of an application, and that remains IT Total’s mission—to encapsulate infrastructure. In the long run, the company aims to facilitate their partners and the end customers with a competent IT infrastructure and continuously develop as a multi-cloud provider.