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Cloud Computing

CDW Gets the Cloud

Launch IT - Cloud Computing Overview

Your organization is under constant pressure to do more with less. We get it. And we can help you overcome these challenges with the power of cloud based solutions to boost productivity, regulate IT costs, enhance flexibility, and drive innovation. Together with some of the industry's leading cloud providers, we deliver the comprehensive multi-vendor solutions to take you there.

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Why CDW?

The benefits of cloud computing are tremendous, including rapid "on demand" deployment on a nearly limitless scale as well as operational and cost efficiencies. To reap the rewards you must first consider many factors:

  • Use Case Scenarios—related to your applications (i.e. office productivity, file sharing, unified communications and collaboration, security, and backup) and IT infrastructure (i.e. compute and storage for dev/test, disaster recovery/business continuity, capacity bursting, etc.).
  • Security, Performance and Legal/Compliance/Regulatory Issues—(i.e. HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley) and required Service Level Agreements (SLA).
  • Financial and Operational Trade-Offs—associated with running/optimizing your existing, on-premise IT infrastructure vs. leveraging private/public/hybrid cloud based offerings, including projected ROI/TCO, shifts from CapEx vs. OpEx, and personnel/resource implications.

We have the people, the partners, the expertise, and the proven track record to help you take full advantage of the tangible value the cloud can offer your organization.
With CDW, you'll get:

  • A Trusted Advisor—Our dedicated Cloud Client Executives and Cloud Solution Architects are 100% focused on recommending, architecting and deploying cloud related solutions. They'll look to understand your requirements in order to determine the best vendor offering(s), cloud deployment model(s) (private, public, hybrid), and deployment plans to meet your organization's needs.
  • Best-in-Class Portfolio—Only CDW's comprehensive cloud portfolio includes 200 industry-leading, analyst recognized Software, Platform, and Infrastructure as a Service providers spanning 36 categories.
  • Competitive Packaging —The size, scale, and volume of our business give us the ability to negotiate competitive pricing and deliver a greater level of after-sale support than you might receive directly from a provider.
  • End-to-End Project Lifecycle Support—We offer planning, implementation, and management services to help simplify the challenging process of moving applications and data from your existing, on premise environment to the cloud. We also provide remote managed services, whether the IT applications and infrastructure reside in your data center, CDW's data center, or in a 3rd party's data center.

Our Cloud Partners


Office Productivity

  • Microsoft
  • Google Apps
  • Adobe
  • IBM SmartCloud


File Sharing

  • Box
  • Citrix
  • SharePoint Online


UC and Collaboration

  • Cisco
  • Microsfot Lync Online
  • CiscoGoToMeeting



  • SymantecCloud
  • McAfee
  • TrendMicro



  • Mozy
  • Carbonite
  • Acronis


  • vmware
  • HP
  • WindowsAzure

Converged Infrastructure

  • VCE
  • NetApp/FlexPod

Aggregated Services

  • Terremark
  • century link
  • savvis
  • navisite

How We Do IT

Together with your dedicated CDW account manager, our cloud team can assist you with every phase of your Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) project. Our proven "lifecycle" approach includes:


  • Formal assessments to understand your current IT environment
  • Business and technical use cases/requirements
  • Review of leading vendor offerings
  • Identification of potential security risks
  • Opportunities to realize short term ROI and/or cost savings


  • IT infrastructure strategy
  • System/architectural design
  • Vendor recommendations
  • Financial justification/business cases
  • Proof of concepts
  • Deployment planning


  • "As a service" contracting/procurement
  • Implementation (including migration from and/or integration to other on-premise and/or cloud based systems)
  • Administrator and end-user training
  • Project management throughout


  • Hosting
  • Remote managed services
  • Tier 1 and 2 help desk/technical support
  • Aggregated billing
  • On-going/recurring health checks

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