John Iacone, Founder and CEOOwing to the multiple benefits that the cloud delivers in terms of efficiency and profitability, the adoption of the technology has grown rapidly over the last few years. However, many organizations often stumble when it comes to keeping pace with the rapidly changing technology around the private, public, and hybrid cloud. Besides, managing and operationalizing such environments can be exceedingly challenging. Supporting customers with cutting-edge expertise in the latest technologies, International Integrated Solutions brings a rich experience of 27 years in the IT infrastructure space. “As a company based on engineering with three technical people for every one salesperson, we have gone from replacing mainframes, building out three-tier client-server models and migrating customers to new ERP platforms,” says John Iacone, Founder and CEO of International Integrated Solutions (IIS). The company offers industry-leading IT services to help clients move in and out of the public cloud and build private or hybrid cloud systems, assisting them in making the right decisions to move the proper workloads into the public cloud or stay on-premise.
Initially, IIS worked exclusively with an organization’s IT group to architect and deliver technology solutions, which were predominantly hardware-centric. However, presently, the company’s services and solutions encompass a number of other areas. “Our teams have had to become fluent in new software technologies, infrastructure as code and automation, to name a few, requiring new sets of skills for our sales, pre-sales and delivery teams,” explains Iacone. He believes that the transformation was crucial for effective technology conversations, which are essentially use case- and business outcome-focused, with other stakeholders of customers such as LOB leaders and Dev/DevOps teams. Once IIS fully understands the various aspects of the client’s problem, it begins with architecting and building the right infrastructure platform, be it cloud, on-premise, or hybrid to cater to the client’s needs.
For the past several years, IIS has made significant investments in redesigning its portfolio of products and services around the cloud. Based on the industry standard platform of ServiceNow, IIS offers managed services that can fully manage its customer’s environments in the cloud.
Our teams have had to become fluent in new software technologies, infrastructure as code and automation, to name a few, requiring new sets of skills for our sales, pre-sales and delivery teams
The company has successfully developed solution sets around object storage technology that can compete against any public storage solution with an opex model. IIS has also devised high-performance virtual desktops geared toward the financial trader workstation replacement strategies, along with backup and DR solutions, eliminating tape and utilizing the cloud. In addition to that, IIS is positioning an open sourced fully supported stack to do IaaS and PaaS for edge computing and private cloud either on- or off-premise depending on the customer’s requirements.
To illustrate the efficacy of IIS’s services and solutions, Iacone cites an instance where a customer, that had made huge investments in moving all their workloads into AWS, encountered two major issues after a few years. First was the exorbitant price of the public cloud. Second was the good old-fashioned vendor lock-in as they needed the ability to migrate workloads to different platforms and discovered that their Dev teams were using proprietary services and APIs. IIS stepped in and remediated the pain points by proposing and building an advanced, on-premise private cloud that enabled the customer to reduce their public cloud costs significantly. Additionally, using mature open source technologies, IIS helped the customer refactor their workloads to use open APIs and customer technologies for making their workloads highly portable, giving them options to move workloads to the right platform based on their business needs.
Scripting similar success stories, International Integrated Solutions is sprinting ahead in full steam, continuing to deliver such ingenious IT services and solutions for their customers’ unique needs.