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How do you build an infrastructure that will support business outcomes/needs?

There are large numbers of companies trying to transform their Infrastructure to meet these growing needs. Some are successful, and others are struggling to make the transition. The struggle is real!

Let’s look at networking and ask a few questions.

I could keep going, but I'm sure you guys are starting to twitch in your seats.  Is there the proverbial “easy button”?

Mark III Systems has the answer, and you guys will hate it!

Have a Clear STRATEGY and EXECUTION plan

WAIT!  Don’t stop reading!  Let me explain.

How would you train for a marathon?  You haven’t run in years, and you wake up one day and say, “I think I’m going to go and run 26.2 miles before lunch."  Let's say you try to do that.  Are you successful?  The answer is no.  There are steps you must take to prepare yourself for a successful outcome.

So, the same question goes to you and your networking team.  Your team is not successful at supporting business outcomes, and you wake up one day and say, “My team is going to support all business outcomes from this point on."  Will you be successful?  Again, the answer is probably not.

The question you should ask now is, “How do I transform my networking team to support business outcomes?”  Mark III Systems believes there’s a simple strategy that gets you there.  As my kindergartner teacher would say “No skipping!”  You have to stabilize before you can simplify.  Then, and only then, can you innovate!

Now you have the blueprint to get this done.  Now you can build a foundation that is stable, simple to support, and can easily deliver expected business outcomes.

Your next question is probably, “Is there a partner that can support this long-term strategy?”  I'm glad you asked.  Mark III Systems has proven that this strategy works.  Networking is the foundation to your entire infrastructure.  It has to be stable and simple to support.  Mark III has worked with many customers to build a network environment that can support anything the business throws at it.

Mark III Systems has teamed up with Extreme Networks.  Over the last few years, Extreme has been changing the game for networking.  Just a few years ago, Extreme was a niche player in Gartner's Magic Quadrant.  Now, they are in the Leaders Quadrant with Cisco and HP.  Extreme has acquired various software companies and integrated them into their networking stack.  Here’s the good news!  All of this supports your long-term strategies for your IT organization.

Extreme has acquired companies like XMC, Brocade, Wng, Avia, and more to building a networking partnership that has your business needs in mind.  If you’ve never considered looking at Extreme, now is the time to call Mark III Systems and truly start transforming your network environment.

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