Assess - Identifying Areas of Improvement to Maximize Datacenter Efficiency
Detailed Comprehensive Assessment
Looking for a detailed assessment of your IT issues and what’s causing them? Look no further – Great Lakes Computer is ready and able to help. Inefficiency in your IT department can cause losses of productivity and economic viability; however, by identifying areas that can be improved for increased efficiency you can avoid these losses and maximize the effectiveness of your datacenter. Your network is complex, with several areas within your datacenter working together for a comprehensive solution that is both power-efficient and productive. A complex system calls for a thorough assessment, and our Professional Services Organization doesn’t disappoint, examining each area and assessing server and storage needs, network requirements, virtualization and business critical licensing needs.
Servers and Storage
The servers and storage in your datacenter should provide your applications with the resources they need in order to perform to their optimal levels – are you confident that they do? While a major IT issue, this can be easily identified through a custom assessment of your servers and storage to make sure that you are able to keep your applications running properly. No matter whether you are using HP or IBM servers and storage, we can provide detailed information about your computing environment. Additionally, our certified engineers and sales representatives can go one step further and assist you in ensuring that the servers and storage that you need in your datacenter are the servers and storage that you have in your datacenter.
But it's not over yet - having the proper servers and storage to run your applications is just one part of the total solution. Another crucial element to your datacenter is your network infrastructure, which needs to properly function in order to maximize productivity and efficiency. One way to improve network functionality is to develop a coherent network planning and design methodology. As an Elite partner of Juniper Networks, Great Lakes Computer specializes in providing total networking assessments that are custom designed to help you make the right decisions with your network requirements.
As part of our network infrastructure assessment services, Great Lakes Computer offers comprehensive Wireless Site Surveys. A wireless site survey is the first step in developing a design and implementation plan that will deliver the required wireless coverage for your organization. It is critical to have a comprehensive understanding of the type of wireless network that will best serve an organization’s needs in terms of security, coverage, and cost, before beginning a wireless project.
Many companies that are looking to increase their overall efficiency and hardware utilization are currently using virtualization technology. If your datacenter is beginning the process of utilizing server virtualization to maximize overall performance, Great Lakes Computer can provide a detailed assessment of your current hardware usage and what it will take to virtualize your datacenter. The benefits of virtualization include cost-savings through reduced hardware requirements as well as reduced energy costs. As a VMware Enterprise partner, our engineers can utilize the VMware Capacity Planner tool to assess your entire datacenter and determine the best solution for comprehensive network virtualization.