IT Assessment Services

Our IT Assessment Services provide you with the information you need to understand

your environment, make informed decisions, and set strategies.

Is private or public cloud right for you? Do you understand your data growth and how to leverage data to improve your business? Our IT assessment services can provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions on your cloud strategy, infrastructure and much more.

Our IT infrastructure assessment goal is to reveal valuable information to aid in setting strategies and leveraging technologies to meet your customer demands, improve service levels, and ultimately increase your organization’s profitability. Contact Zunesis now to get started!

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IT Infrastructure Assessment

Infrastructure Assessment

Many of our customers need to develop a strategy to implement and support the IT Infrastructure. Many times, they just need to know what they have, where is it in the technology lifecycle, and if they are positioned correctly for future growth.

Today, IT departments are challenged to develop and implement a reliable, efficient IT Infrastructure. This requires time to plan, strategize, and be proactive in their support. Is your IT Infrastructure ready to take on the changes in business? Are you following best practices? Are you positioned to take advantage of evolving technology and changes in work dynamics? The Zunesis IT Infrastructure Assessment will assess your current IT infrastructure and deliver a report detailing observations regarding hardware, software, and the business processes impacted by your IT environment. Leveraging information about current state IT and considering future business plans, an IT strategy will be developed that not only addresses short-term issues but also builds the framework for a long-term roadmap for supporting your ever-evolving IT infrastructure.

Deliverables

IT risk assessment report for current hardware, software, and applications

Observations about current infrastructure and use

Short term recommendations and areas for improvement

Long term strategy and positioning

Benefits

Free-up existing IT resources for strategic areas

Improve uptime and data availability

Understand your current IT State

Data Management IT Assessment Services

One issue that impacts every IT department is the explosive growth of data. Data streams into a business from multiple sources and includes office documents, emails, digital media (including security camera and bodycam), and scanned documents to name a few. Businesses are often required to maintain this data for long periods of time. The combination of rapid growth, the requirement to keep data indefinitely, and the increasing importance of data to the viability of a business is leading our clients to assess their data management practices.

The Zunesis Data Management IT Assessment Service can be used to focus separately on Production Data, Archive Data, Backup/Recovery, or it can encompass all three. Is data being stored in line with its value to the business? Is the protection scheme appropriate to meet RPO/RTO? Will the current infrastructure be able to meet demands for future performance and growth?

 

The goal of this IT assessment service is to help our customers develop a strategy to implement data management processes that will accommodate data growth and provide data availability, security, and protection of business-critical information. Schedule your it security risk assessment now.

Data Management

Deliverables

Storage Architecture Diagram

Observations about current data management practices

Recommendations for improving data management practices

Documentation of short-term and long-term goals and objectives

Benefits

Document current data management practices

Document strategies for aligning data management to the goals of the business

Develop processes for protecting data based on business needs

Document short-term and long-term objectives

Recurring Data Center Advisory Service

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Making wise choices regarding a company’s IT needs is vital to ensure smooth operations and minimize potential problems. The Zunesis Recurring Data Center Advisory Service is designed to help clients maintain their HPE infrastructure.

With limited resources often available within a company’s IT department, maintenance may fall on the back burner. It is important to stay on top of firmware updates, device OS updates and other customer advisories.

After the first initial assessment of your IT infrastructure, Zunesis will work with your organization to determine the frequency of your HPE infrastructure review. We want to make sure that the most current software and firmware updates are installed.

 

The review will be limited to the following HPE infrastructure devices including: C7000 Blade Chassis, blades and rack mount servers, HPE Storage (3PAR, Nimble, MSA Storage), HPE Fibre Channel Switches, HPE Synergy Frame and HPE SimpliVity Hyper-converged platform. Contact Zunesis today to learn more about our converged infrastructure vendors.

Deliverables

A pre-planning session to validate equipment to be included in assessment, agree on timelines, document contacts, and the communication plan.

Assess current environment and document

Research and Document information relevant to customer's HPE infrastructure

Create a maintenance plan: required/recommended updates, process for accomplishing updates, download and provide update packages.

Continual review based on company's preference of company's infrastructure with a documented summary of findings after each review.

Benefits

Lower support and maintenance costs

Greater control of your environment

Lower TCO: longer you use hardware, the lower the cost of ownership

Zunesis acts as the customer advocate when service tickets need to be escalated. Manage these calls through completion.

Improved Uptime

VMware IT Assessment Services

Many of our customers have moved to VMware over the last few years. However, as with most initiatives, the process is either incomplete, aged, or does not follow changes in best practices.

Today, many companies are using VMware and have been for many years. Are you using VMware effectively and efficiently? Are there additional servers, applications, or clients that can and should be using VMware? Are your business-critical applications a candidate for VMware? , Our VMware IT Assessment Service and Operational Analysis can provide you with the information needed to improve your virtual environment or fast track your IT project. Contact Zunesis today!

Deliverables

Documentation on current environment

Observations about current VMware use

Short term recommendations and areas for improvement

Benefits

Improved uptime and data availability

Create a long-term strategy

Understand your current environment

Wireless (WiFi) Site Survey

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Most companies do not check their wireless network regularly. Often, wireless access points will be configured, deployed, and forgotten until a user enters a support ticket. Wireless systems can also be installed incorrectly from the beginning, without proper evaluation of the environment. The typical “evaluation” we see when purchasing a new wireless solution is a Predictive Site Survey, where a network engineer will import floor plans into a tool and draw walls on the map to give them an idea of what their coverage area will look like when the solution is deployed. These predictive surveys do a great job at telling you where to place the AP’s, but they lack the real-world data to create the best channel plan to minimize interference with your building neighbors (for example). There are many variables in a wireless deployment; even something as small as a microwave oven can cause interference when in use.

The Zunesis Wireless (WiFi) Site Survey aims to give network engineers the real-world data they need to ensure a healthy and robust wireless network with minimal RF interference. Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing solution or validate a recent installation, a professional site survey will give your engineers the data they need to minimize the support calls.

Deliverables

Planning session to confer on objectives and goals for the IT assessment service (network security assessment)

Walkthrough of site using the Ekahau Wireless (WiFi) Site Survey tool

Recommended AP installation locations

Detailed Site Survey report including individual floor plans, points of interference, and coverage area

Heat maps detailing RF coverage for individual floor plans

Spectrum analysis for individual floor plans of potential interference, such as microwave ovens

Benefits

Validate a recent wireless network installation

Fine tune their existing deployment to minimize interference and get the most out of your company’s investment

Create a channel plan (in regards to neighboring wireless networks) for an upcoming deployment

Identify access point locations to provide the best coverage area for the building

Schedule your IT Infrastructure Assessment today!