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Our Projects

Our top priority is ensuring our customers' success. We don't leave the stage until the job is complete and everyone is happy. At Foundation Storage we guarantee the quality of our work. We work hard at transparency and setting expectations up front. We're only as good as our people, and that's how we can guarantee your satisfaction.

Our certified consultants have 30 years of combined IT experience, implementing solutions for the likes of Nike, Boeing, Columbia Sportswear, and Puget Sound Energy.

Customers love us. Our proven track record speaks to the quality of our architects and our commitment to customer satisfaction.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Staff Augmentation

A mid-size software development company relied heavily on EMC and VMware replication technologies to efficiently test and promote customer-facing code. Unexpected staff turnover in the storage and virtualization space left the IT organization with little experience managing the EMC infrastructure. The Foundation Storage engineer engaged for 12 months to bridge the gap between FTEs. His depth of experience and certifications enabled him to hit the ground running, stride for stride, with the developers, internal consumers of storage and servers. Within the two weeks, operations tasks stabilized. Within six weeks, gaps in the thin provisioning configuration were identified and closed, minimizing the risk associated with thin provisioning. The customer averted disruption project timelines thanks to the immediate ramp of Foundation Storage.

Data Center Consolidation/VMware SRM Project

A major bank on the West Coast initiated a data center consolidation plan but faced challenges in migrating applications from the legacy data center to the new data center. Over a 6 month period, Foundation Storage drove the solution to leverage NetApp SnapMirror and VMware Site Recovery Manager to easily migrate data and VMs across data centers. The project never missed an outage window and completed ahead of the project timeline.

Data Migrations

A Fortune 500 customer faced increasing opex costs when no progress was made on vacating a legacy storage array. In addition, the high utilization and over-provisioning of the array caused unplanned VM outages. On behalf ot the customer, EMC engaged a Foundation Storage resident with both VMware and EMC certifications to develop a plan and execute the data migrations to vacate the legacy array. Using PowerPath Migration Enabler (PPME) and Storage vMotion as the primary tools, the resident completed the migration of 400 physical servers and 1200 virtual machines within 90 days with no unplanned outages. The asset was decommissioned and associated risk was eliminated.

 

 

"Foundation's staff was creative in their approach, which absolutely minimized my customers impact, as well as thorough. From day one we felt comfortable with Foundations staff and the expertise they brought to our project. When Foundation's engagement was complete we were left with solid documentation, the in-house knowledge to wrap-up the project on-time as well as to maintain the new environment, and move onto the next thing's. A great engagement." - DS, Columbia Sportswear