|Assessment and Planning|
Most IT organizations are finding that they must make changes to their storage management strategy to keep pace. But without sound planning, these changes and improvements can actually perpetuate existing problems or cause additional ones to arise.However, budgets are finite and calendars are full. Sound planning requires time and resources that most IT organizations can't afford to remove from the day-to-day demands of fighting fires and keeping the data center running. It requires storage experts who can step back and objectively see the "big picture."
In order to get the most out of your storage assets, it is essential to understand the storage capabilities and assets you already possess by taking stock of your entire storage infrastructure. Chi Corporation's Capabilities Audit service provides you with an analysis of your existing storage management capabilities, the various components being used, and how they can be used more effectively.
Requirements Definition and Gap Analysis
While your storage management strategy should be focused on stabilizing your current storage environment, it should also support your organization's business plans and goals. Acquisitions and mergers, new projects, new technology, consolidation of data centers, data warehouses, exponential data growth, costs, and resource issues — all of these factors must be considered when assessing your storage requirements for the future. Chi Corporation's Requirements Definition and Gap Analysis service consists of an analysis of your current business plan and a high-level assessment of the resulting storage requirements.
Last-minute hardware, software, or network changes can have a detrimental impact on budgeting, planning, and project schedules. Whether you are stabilizing your current storage environment, planning for new projects, or reengineering your data center, you need to understand the implications for your infrastructure and the resulting effects on your IT budget and customers. These impacts could include response times, services costs, service level agreements, and others. Chi Corporation's Capacity Planning service helps you avoid unplanned downtime, lapses in protection, and unexpected expenditures by periodically determining and documenting projected growth, and clearly defining the time-phased resources needed to support it.
Storage Management Report Card
Gaining a handle on your storage management operation can be an overwhelming task. Most organizations find it difficult to absorb the storage management challenges they currently face, let alone find time for adequate future planning. The Storage Management Report Card service provides a high-level review of your current storage management environment and strategy. It highlights current strengths and weaknesses, where you may be at risk, and where you should focus your limited storage dollars first for greatest impact. The service helps you tackle that hard-to-answer question of where to begin.
|Storage and SAN's|
|Backup Hardware / Software|
|Virtual Tape Libraries|
|Archiving - Email and File|
|Uninterruptible Power Supplies|
|CD / DVD Duplication|