EDT partner’s with the best in class technology providers to offer a world class systematic approach to solving organizations concerns with the 5 W’s. EDT’s approach is a partnership with the all of the organizations team members to understand what the immediate and long term goals are; from financial to post production.
EDT’s team of experts will visit with you to determine what are the best cost effective approaches to solving your unique issues.
Services you need on time.
Todays technology infrastructure has become so complex that many small, mid-sized, and even large companies struggle to keep up with the latest best practices in infrastructure design. The breadth of hardware, network, and software knowledge required for a typical IT operation requires a team of experienced professionals. For most organizations, it is no longer cost effective to have specialists in servers, storage, virtualization, networking, hyperconvergence, compliance, and security as full time employees, especially for shorter term, focused projects.
What are IT design services?
A technology provider can build a modern technology infrastructure for your business that follows best practices in networks and security. IT consultants have the depth of experience to select and implement the right technologies for your business including the areas of storage, virtualization, and end user computing.
What can you expect ?
In addition to deep technical expertise in advanced technologies such as cybersecurity and hyperconvergence, you need an MSP with relevant industry experience. The partner you select should have extensive experience in network and security technologies, and know how to optimize your connectivity without jeopardizing security.
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Why should you use EDT’s IT consulting services?
EDT’s IT consulting and project services offer the talent and expertise you need at a cost you can afford.
By partnering with EDT experts, you can select and implement the best technologies for your business. With the business oriented experience needed in your industry, our expert consultants provide broad capabilities across a number of IT disciplines and technologies.
Proven Experience Delivering Results
Network Infrastructure Design
The corporate network is the lifeblood of your business. You must optimize your network for maximum efficiency without jeopardizing security.
A reliable and secure network starts with good design
If your business network is similar to many corporate networks, it has been built over time in response to changing business demands. With limited resources, you may have reacted to new requirements by cobbling together a solution that works in the short term, but hinders organizational effectiveness moving forward.
EDT understands these quandaries and so designs network and security systems in a multi-step process:
1. Network Assessment
The first step is to compare your needs with your current capacity. You may feel that your network is not meeting demands and needs optimization, or you may be embarking on a major project such as consolidating, centralizing, or virtualizing your data center. EDT network consultants assess your existing infrastructure, look for bottlenecks or shortcomings, and make a list of problems that need to be addressed.
2. Network Architecture and Design
Now that we have the blueprint, we can start building your new network. This takes into account your existing space and power resources, your need for wired or wireless connections, and the requirements for digital and physical security. The right security network will ensure your infrastructure is secured and that the network is accessible to those who need it.
3. Network Strategy and Planning
Once we know what your goals are, we create a plan to get you there. At this stage we look at high-level strategies and technology road maps that not only determine what steps to take but also how to handle integrating new technologies with your existing system, as well as how to manage the transition without disruption.
4. Network Integration and Deployment
We take the network and security architecture design and start the physical build. This involves putting together servers, routers, firewalls, and switches, deploying them in your data center or colocation site, and integrating the new equipment with your existing infrastructure.
5. Network Optimization
When the new network infrastructure is up and running, we will monitor performance and optimize your network using our monitoring tools and daily optimization processes. Our continuous monitoring allows us to spot problems during startup, proactively responding to issues before they can impact your operations. We assist you in meeting performance service level agreements (SLAs) and adjust the system, if required, to keep critical applications running.
6. Network Support
Once operational, we offer comprehensive 24x7x365 support services designed to keep your infrastructure running reliably. Our team upgrades your systems as new versions and hot-fixes present themselves, and brings systems back up quickly if an incident occurs.
Storage & Data Management Design
Leverage our assessments of your storage and data protection to find underutilized storage, improve backup success, and offer advisory services in data classification, information lifecycle management, and more.
Data Management Strategies
Technologies that have made data collection simple have created a new problem—effective management of increased quantities of data. Simply adding additional disk space is not efficient. As your business grows, so must your storage strategies. Your storage architecture becomes more complex. You don’t simply need more storage; you need strategies, data flows, and software tools that allow users to store and retrieve information effortlessly. The growing web of equipment and contracts from multiple vendors creates an administrative nightmare, and the money and time needed to manage data storage complexity increases exponentially as the infrastructure expands.
We have experience with all major data storage equipment vendors and enterprise cloud storage providers, as well as a history of proven systems and storage configuration strategies for implementing solutions that work and offer a measurable ROI.
A complete solution isn’t just about the latest storage technologies. EDT’s storage consulting and support services span the entire information technology environment, allowing us to create a comprehensive plan that encompasses your entire infrastructure.
EDT’s storage design services address the following areas
EDT evaluates your existing data storage infrastructure looking for inefficient, insecure, or outdated technologies. We then come up with a plan to implement hardware and software upgrades that meet your current and future storage needs within a budget you can afford.
Installation & Implementation
Once we’ve developed a data storage plan for you, we help you turn the plan into a reality. Our project management experts work out a strategy for implementing the modifications to your system without interrupting your business.
We recognize that many companies are moving from on-site data storage options to cloud solutions. We can create a robust and secure storage plan for your company that scales with your business. You never need to worry about adding new hardware or expanding your data center because the capacity is automatically there as you need it.
Backup & Recovery
A data storage plan must include a backup and recovery plan. EDT’s services automate and simplify the backup process with the latest innovations in the industry. Even if you don’t use cloud technologies for storage today, EDT can develop an offsite cloud backup plan that will keep your data safe even in the event of a regional disaster such as a hurricane.
Data Optimization & Availability
As data storage needs grow, data recovery becomes more complicated. Users don’t want to wade through years of irrelevant company records or search in multiple places just to find one document. We help you organize your data to make it easy to search and recover the information needed.
Data storage is heavily regulated by laws such as NIST, HIPAA, SOX, PCI DSS, and GLBA that have requirements about security, data archiving, and accessibility. All of our onsite, cloud, and remote data storage solutions are compliant with these and other information laws.
Improve the reliability and scalability of your computing infrastructure.
Virtualization begins with the architecture
You need a carefully thought out, optimized virtualization architecture that supports your IT needs while being stable, reliable, and scalable. You may have already adopted virtualization as a way to decrease capital and operating costs. But if you haven’t assessed your current virtualization strategy recently, you may be missing out on opportunities to further optimize your IT infrastructure. At EDT, our experience with virtualization technologies gives us the knowledge required to create a successful solution that incorporates:
Server and Desktop Virtualization
Architecture and Design
High Availability Technologies
Shared Storage Technologies
Software Defined Data Center
There are a number of virtualization technologies that can be implemented in order to optimize your IT infrastructure. The key is to pick the right set of virtualization tools that meet your specific business objectives. Our virtualization experts will provide an in-depth assessment of your strategic needs, then recommend a cost effective, reliable, and scalable solution for your business.
Using virtualization technology, EDT can help your company use your hardware resources more efficiently, while providing users better access to the system from wherever they are working.
With a wide variety of virtualization options, EDT offers the expertise businesses need to develop a plan for virtualization
We gather information about your current infrastructure, your enterprise needs, your budget and more, so we can create a solution tailored specifically to you.
Our experts put together a blueprint of what the architecture should look like.
The physical systems are assembled and software is installed.
We test the final configuration ensuring it meets all requirements. If there is a problem, we want to find it before implementation and before it impacts your business.
The final tested architecture is installed in its final location, whether that is your onsite data center or ours.
Finally, we migrate your servers over to the virtual architecture, with little to no disruption of your daily operations.
End User Computing
Elevate employee productivity through technology.
At the end of the day, all of the talk about technology matters little if your end users are not able to accomplish their primary business tasks efficiently and effectively. EDT has a laser-like focus on ensuring that we understand your key business systems and how they relate to your ability to conduct your business. We want to have a crystal clear understanding of the impact that any technology interruption may have on your ability to serve your customers.
At the same time, we will use this knowledge of your business systems to ensure that we design in redundancy for each of your major systems. Redundancy, reliability, performance, and security are our primary focus points for each primary system in use within your business.
Practically every modern business is dependent upon the computing power of workstations and servers for the execution of key applications. These systems are becoming increasingly advanced, requiring that businesses stay current with the latest technologies. When it’s time to upgrade your computers and migrate your business systems, EDT can fulfill your needs from planning to procurement to implementation.
EDT maintains the reliability of your IT environment
by following these steps
We make sure you understand the options, value, and benefits of your IT solutions.
We design and architect the right solution for your environment and business strategy.
We provide deployment and integration of IT solutions into your environment, controlling disruption and minimizing future maintenance.
We provide support services to ensure your IT systems stay running and you get the most value from them.
We monitor and report on your infrastructure, focusing on enhancing your effectiveness, efficiency, and cost of delivering IT services to your business.