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VIRTUALIZATION & STORAGE RESIDENCIES
Whether it's a bump in unanticipated workload or an unexpected staff turnover, everybody needs a hand sometime. All of our consultants are EMC, Netapp, and VMware-certified.  We have the breadth and experience to help make your project a success. Let our engineers help shoulder the workload of managing your environment for 3, 6, or 12-month engagements.

 

ASSESSMENT & STRATEGY
We believe simpler is better when it comes to virtualization and storage management. Our methodology promotes best practices and standards to achieve two objectives.
  1. Accommodate a high rate of change
  2. Minimize risk

Basic deliverables include:

  • Data discovery and documentation of existing assets and processes
  • SWOT analysis of virtualization and storage environment
  • Recommendations of technology and processes to minimize risk of operations
  • Strategic roadmap to follow to realize desired goals

 

DATA MIGRATIONS
Maybe you are undergoing a technology refresh or a data center consolidation initiative. Or building an internal cloud. Often the riskiest activity in the project is the transition of production apps and data. We lead and execute data migration efforts to minimize the risk and outages involved. Our successful data migration projects run the gamut of industries in the Northwest, including organizations such as Microsoft, Boeing, and Columbia Sportswear.

 

STORAGE ARCHITECTURE
A company's data is its most important asset. Hardware and software can be replaced but no one can sell you a new set of ERP data or a new database reflecting your customer relationships. Despite their best efforts, IT organizations continue to struggle with the exploding growth of data. Let us help you navigate through the maze that is data storage. We believe the storage environment should be a stable foundation upon which the business is built. We favor simplicity over complexity. We defend order against disorder. And we champion standardization over confusion. With this approach we have been successful in planning and executing storage architect efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest.
"As a consultant currently supporting IT Infrastructure transformation programs and previously in my roles as an IT Infrastructure Executive I have been responsible for server, network and storage infrastructures from a few hundred servers and Tbytes of storage to over ten thousand server images and 6 PBytes of multi-tier storage. In this time I have worked with many competent storage professionals but few who bring operational, architectural and business savvy to the table in one package. Son Cao does all that and then some. His ability to work at all levels of the organization, drive change, overcome resistance while maintaining excellent team relationships means he can get things done where others fail. Professional, technically competent, detailed oriented and operationally focused are all good descriptions of his abilities. If I need storage expertise in an engagement I am leading, I will call Son." - TG, Program Manager, Utilities Industry