SHI launches Stratascale, effort to help customers improve digital agility

One of the largest IT solutions providers in world will bring experiences to support cloud, automation, digital experience, data, cybersecurity initiatives

Somerset-based SHI International on Monday launched Stratascale, a subsidiary it feels will deliver high-value consulting and professional services that empower business leaders to achieve true digital agility for their organizations.

Rooted in SHI’s three decades of experience, Stratascale officials said it will bring together the brightest technologists and practitioners, proven processes and the latest technologies as it shares real-world wisdom to support cloud, automation, digital experience, data and cybersecurity initiatives.

SHI, the named sponsor of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights’ football stadium, is a multibillion-dollar brand that is one of the largest information technology solutions providers in the world.

David Olzak, senior vice president at Stratascale, said the new subsidiary was created to solve digital agility issues.

“So many of our customers are grappling with their own unique challenges related to achieving digital agility,” he said. “They have clear, ambitious goals, they need to stay competitive and they want to uncover fresh ways that technology can accelerate their growth. Stratascale was created to provide business leaders a technology roadmap along their journey, helping them overcome obstacles and achieve results.”

Stratascale will focus on five major practice areas:

  • Cloud: Embrace the benefits of public and private cloud with a complete portfolio of advisory, consulting, design, implementation and technology adoption services;
  • Automation: Overcome the limitations of traditional infrastructure and application delivery;
  • Digital experience; Lifecycle approach to delivering services and applications securely, while looking after performance and user impact;
  • Data Intelligence: Realize the full power of data by making it structured, understandable and available to stakeholders;
  • Cybersecurity: Address the evolving threat landscape with a more secure environment for infrastructure, data and people.

SHI CEO Thai Lee said the company is the result of SHI meeting the needs of its clients.

“Customers have always asked SHI to listen, understand and advise them on how to best meet their changing business and IT needs,” Lee said. “However, these increasingly strategic conversations require actionable resolutions at an ever-faster pace, which is why we created Stratascale.

“Stratascale is how we can quickly dedicate expert resources to a specific set of needs and offer a more consultative and holistic collaboration. From new ideas to prioritizing deployments, the Stratascale team can work together with a customer’s existing SHI account team — leveraging our strong vendor partnerships and product and program expertise — or customers can engage Stratascale independently of SHI. Either way, Stratascale will lead the way in utilizing technology to solve business challenges.”

Olzak said Stratascale engagement starts with connecting customers to advisory capabilities rooted in research, innovation and plausibility. This is followed by strategic planning and design, from assessments and solution design to proofs of concept and project planning, all run by senior-level strategists and practitioners.

Olzak said deployment and implementation spans cloud migration, systems integration, infrastructure and app modernization and enterprise risk management. Once the initial solution is delivered, Stratascale officials said they will focus on optimization and management, from health checks and benchmarking to managed cloud services to ongoing program management, always advancing customers’ technology in sync with their changing goals and evolving markets.