IT Health Check

Our Health Check Services compare your infrastructure design to best practices and support levels,

and from there makes recommendations to improve the service levels and offerings.

Managing change in your IT environment is difficult.  While initial implementations may meet the service level objectives at the onset, most IT environments have constant change.  Maintaining adherence to industry and vendor best practices, keeping current, providing the highest quality of services, delivering high availability and continuously improving performance is a constant challenge.

Our IT Health Check Services will review and document your current environment, review current support requirements and make recommendations for changes and updates according to best practices and supportability. We can also look at performance availability, and best practice recommendations to improve service levels.

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Blade Health Check

Your organization has chosen to use the HP c7000 BladeSystem servers and has realized many of the benefits. Since the initial implementation, there have been changes to the business requirements, operations and technologies. Now it is time to review the current platform to see if changes or updates need to be performed to ensure you have optimized the performance, reliability and availability.

Many customers have implemented the HP c7000 BladeSystem since it was announced in 2007. Over the years there have been many new enhancements to the blade servers, the enclosure and the I/O modules supported. Zunesis has been performing HP BladeSystem Health Checks for many years and have the experience, knowledge and expertise to perform a health check and update. Our process will ensure the BladeSystem is optimized and configured according to best practices.

Zunesis works with your IT and lines of business managers in a highly interactive engagement to understand your business priorities and drivers. From this we deliver a Big Data strategy document specific to your organization that summarizes our findings with specific use case development and recommendations.

Deliverables

Documentation of the current c7000 Blade infrastructure

Short term recommendations for performance or availability improvements

Long term recommendations to match the business strategies

Comprehensive health check report addressing the entire c7000 BladeSystem platform and an Upgraded BladeSystem Environment

Benefits

Gain insight into the health and utilization of your c7000 BladeSystem server environment

Insure your c7000 BladeSystem infrastructure is operating at optimum levels

Identify configuration and performance issues and ways to optimize

Network Health Check

With the widespread adoption of BYOD across the enterprise world, most companies are beginning to see unprecedented growth to their networks. Your employees and guests expect to be able to bring their personal devices to work and connect to the wireless network. This trend brings about inherent security risks and performance impacts. The Zunesis Network Heath Check aims to address these issues and many more by providing your company with the information it needs and helping create a plan to address any current or future issues in your network.

The key to keeping your network healthy is information, and that is what Zunesis aims to provide with this exercise. The Zunesis Health Check Service will give you a comprehensive breakdown of each device on your network, along with any recommendations on changes that need to be made to ensure a secure, fast network going forward. Zunesis will evaluate your network monitoring software (if applicable), and attempt to isolate any historical problems we come across. Finally, we will look at the configuration of your wireless network and test all SSID’s for performance and security flaws.

Deliverables

A comprehensive report of all your switch configurations and wireless configurations, along with any changes we recommend making on the network to ensure continuity. This will include a breakdown of serial numbers for each device and an overall topology of your network, along with recommendations on where to target future network upgrades.

A detailed report of our findings in your network management software (if applicable), along with our recommendations on remediation tasks. If no network management software is present we will give a recommendation on the “best fit” network management software for your organization going forward.

A report of any security flaws we find on your network and any associated remediation tasks we recommend.

Benefits

Ensure best practices are being followed on your network

Gives you the information you need to make informed purchasing decisions with regards to network upgrades.

Validation of your overall network configuration and security.

Installation verification testing of network devices.

Documentation and knowledge transfer throughout the process.

Storage / SAN Health Check

Microsoft Infrastructure Solutions

With the explosion in storage and data, many customers do not review their entire storage and SAN infrastructure. Changes in the requirements due to data growth and virtualization require changes in best practices and configurations. Data center infrastructure must evolve rapidly to improve resiliency, increase business responsiveness, and keep up with the growing demands of new applications while reducing overall power consumption.

Is your storage running at optimal performance? Zunesis Storage / SAN Health Check services reviews your entire storage and SAN Switch infrastructure to determine the overall health, performance and capacity of your storage environment. Proper maintenance is essential to providing the best storage performance, availability and capacity planning. Changes to the environment, the addition of virtualization and automation can have a profound impact on your storage performance. A periodic review can help extend the life of your storage and improve the overall TCO.

Deliverables

Documentation of the current storage infrastructure

Short term recommendations for performance or availability improvements

Long term recommendations to match the business strategies

Detailed upgrade plan

Capacity and performance metrics

Benefits

Gain insight into the health and utilization of your storage

Insure your storage infrastructure is operating at optimum levels

Identify configuration and performance issues

Virtualization Health Check

Your organization has chosen to use a virtualization technology and has realized many of the benefits.  Since the initial implementation, there have been changes to the business requirements, operations and technologies.  Now it is time to review the current platform to see if changes or updates need to be performed to ensure you have optimized the performance and availability. Factors such as consolidation, cost savings, dynamic provisioning, and fluid migration are possibly impacting your virtualization implementation.

You have been running virtualization technologies for several years.  With all the changes and enhancements, is it configured correctly, according to current best practices?  How effective has your virtual environment?  Is it being utilized effectively? Virtualization touches many aspects of your data center, including servers, storage and networking, and the organizations and pro­cesses that control them. Zunesis Virtualization Health Check Services will review your current environment, compare it to current products and best practices and provide recommendations to optimize your current infrastructure.  We can review both your server and client virtualization platforms.

Deliverables

Documentation of the current virtualization infrastructure

Short term recommendations for performance or availability improvements

Long term recommendations to match the business strategies

Comprehensive health check report addressing the entire virtualization platform

Capacity and performance metrics

Benefits

Gain insight into the health and utilization of your virtual environment

Insure your virtualization infrastructure is operating at optimum levels

Identify configuration and performance issues

Optimization of the virtual platform

SCCM Health Check

Managing a Microsoft environment involves constant attention from System Administrators. The list of ongoing tasks includes; Server and Desktop Updates, Compliance Management, Application delivery, Application updates, Endpoint Protection, Operating System Deployment, and more. Managing these tasks manually is time consuming and will lead to an inconsistently managed and at-risk environment because, despite best intentions, other priorities and projects compete for the finite time of your IT Team and impede their ability to stay up with the required changes.

To make their lives easier, and ensure a consistently managed Microsoft infrastructure, many of our clients utilize Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). SCCM provides a centralized Management Console with an automated set of administrative tools to deploy software, monitor health, and enforce compliance across all devices in an organization. While SCCM is a great tool to ease administration overhead, it does require an experienced System Engineer to get it set up correctly and it can require some on-going maintenance of its own to assure optimal operation.

 

If you are utilizing SCCM today, but aren’t completely satisfied with how it is functioning, Zunesis can help with an SCCM Health Check. With this Health Check, we are going to focus on your Server Site and Component health, the health of the client system and the Configuration Manager client itself. We want to make sure the client system is properly configured to install the Configuration Manager client, to get policies, run inventory, and install software and patches. Your current environment will be documented and recommendations will be made to make sure your SCCM environment is delivering the results you intended it to deliver.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Issues that Can Be Found

Client is not getting installed

Client is not assigned the correct site code

Client is not the current version

Client is not able to forward state messages to management point

Client hardware inventory is not running according to schedule

Corrupt WMI

Benefits

Increased productivity of your team

Consistently managed Microsoft Infrastructure

Reduced Incidents attributed to servers and desktops not being up-to-date

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