Data Center Consulting
Data Center Server Planning & Feasibility Consulting Services
Leveraging our proven consultative process, PTS provides Data Center
Server Planning & Feasibility Consulting Services for single site and enterprise level
clientele. The service includes four key components: needs analyses for deployment of
new server techniques and technology; site surveys of current server infrastructure
equipment within the enterprise (if needed); assessments of servers, server virtualization,
discrete, rack, and blade server architectures including consideration of various
manufacturer architectures and key decision criteria; and, planning to provide
technology roadmaps, budget, and timelines for future design and deployment of
Businesses implementing PTS recommended server deployment, server virtualization,
and server consolidation strategies experience improved network performance, reduced
footprint, faster application and service delivery, fuller IT management automation,
and higher levels of business continuity.
The goal of PTS Server Consulting is to leverage the proven PTS data center project
process in terms of Needs Analysis, Site Surveys, Assessment, and Planning
Outcomes of this consulting program lead to:
- Targeted Server Consolidation & Optimization.
Consolidation may include optimization of applications from
multiple physical servers to virtualized servers, and more complete use of server
processing power through server virtualization or restructuring of applications
and data across the enterprise server infrastructure.
- Server Design Based Upon Requirements
There are numerous performance levels to consider when preparing to
deploy a server, multiple servers, or a server farm. PTS focuses upon the key design criteria
and performs an objective, vendor agnostic, review of client requirements. This allows us to develop
a strategic set of technical requirements to make decisions regarding form factor, performance
level, RAID design, operating system, and various other design requirements.
- Server Migration Strategies
Migrating to a blade server design includes a variety of
technical and financial decisions. Our programs drive objective analyses of the
pros and cons associated with a migration strategy. Beyond the financial cost benefits,
there must be consideration for disaster recovery, business continuity, application
requirements (i.e. some applications require large amounts of onboard storage
expansion, not necessarily an ideal blade architectural benefit).
- Support Infrastructure Requirements for Proper Server Deployment
Beyond the physical server design there are supporting hardware,
software, and operational requirements to consider such as Uninterruptible Power Supply,
redundant network interfaces, redundant bus structures, and back-up approaches.
PTS considers these ancillary design requirements during the Server Consulting
program to make certain the complete design will meet client requirements for
reliability and up-time.
PTS' Data Center Virtualization Strategies service serves as a
phase in the progression and evolution of a data center as it expands. The service
can work in conjunction with other PTS solutions such as Data Center Optimization,
Consolidation, and Relocation.
To learn more about PTS' Virtualization Consulting Services, visit:
- Data Center Server Needs Analysis
- Data Center Server Site Surveys
- Data Center Server Assessment Services
- Data Center Server Technology Roadmaps
- Data Center Server Systems Design
- Data Center Server Systems Implementation
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