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Managing a data center carries a lot of weight. When even a momentary disruption can have major repercussions, you need a partner you can trust. That’s where we come in. IAM Networks helps with data center planning and data center consulting services for total data center optimization. We can assist you during the early phases of construction with consulting, planning, engineering, and site selection. We can support you with commissioning, documentation, training, and planning for future expansions. IAM Networks offers a comprehensive portfolio of data center solutions and services that can be tailored to meet your needs today, while positioning you to grow and address tomorrow’s challenges. Backed by Siemens global data center strategy, our solutions are implemented and supported by our team of engineers and consultants that are dedicated to keeping you up and running 24/7. Due to the sensitive nature of data centers, access control for secure zones is of paramount importance.

With our proven methodologies and data center consulting services, your objectives become the cornerstone of a tailored service program for your data center. You can trust our services to deliver the outcomes you require — maximizing reliability and up time, increasing energy efficiency, and extending equipment life cycles. IAM Networks virtualization services assist with the planning, management and execution of a move to a fully virtualized environment. We assist with the fulfillment of strategy to create a service based operation. IAM Networks services provide the flexibility to tailor a service package that best meets your data center optimization needs. Choose from a portfolio of more than one hundred equipment—related professional services. Data center consulting and services for better business results. It can be challenging to move fast enough to keep up with the ever-changing needs of business. So, how do you avoid becoming overwhelmed and enable IT to function with more agility, resiliency, and reliability? It’s time to look at crucial areas of IT that need to adapt to changing requirements.

Strategic Planning, Design And Support Services

Successful IT adoption requires strategic planning, solution design, deployment and on-going support. Most providers specialize in just one of two things: thinking or doing. Clients need both. Many businesses find it challenging to identify a single partner that fulfills the end-to-end process. Traditional consulting firms provide thought leadership and help identify needs, requirements and standards. Rarely do they design, deploy and support actual solutions. VARs provide hardware and software with talented individuals to deploy the solutions, but seldom offer effective strategy planning. This environment forces businesses to cobble together a combination of resources. They must then project manage these multiple resources to successfully complete projects. If something goes wrong, the risk increases and adoptions slows down for important new technology deployments. The business likely needs to communicate with multiple partners, who each may not be accountable to solve the entire issue.

Data Center Consulting Methodology

During the assessment phase , our data center consulting team focuses on the organization’s current state against best practice as defined by the ITSM model including policy, procedure and key performance metrics. We also identify the application environment and what infrastructure is needed to support it as well as criticalities (BIA) and interdependencies. In the Architecture phase, we determine the business driven requirements and the architecture, SLAs and policies required to support those drivers. We then compare against your current state and a gap analysis identified with supporting recommendations. We finally develop a deployment plan including the identification of tasks, assigned roles, determination of timing and dependencies producing a critical path and a MS Project plan. The implementation phase includes our team delivering and implementing the proposed plan. Our team of certified engineers will professionally install and integrate new equipment without interrupting current systems and environment. Management is also available.

Delivery Implementation Services

Most activities are the normal day-to-day operations, however, hardware installations, equipment moves, application implementations, and optimizations can disrupt normal operations. IAM Networks offers delivery and implementation services which assume that disruption and allow organizations to focus on day-to-day responsibilities. Our data center consulting services allow companies to focus on the strategy based aspects of operation. Our teams augment daily operations to allow IT departments to keep up with changes in technology and processes that allow them to offer services that are pertinent to their business demands. Our virtualization services assist with the planning, management and execution of a move to a fully virtualized environment. We assist with the fulfillment of strategy to create a service based operation. We help evaluate and move applications and workloads to the appropriate public, private, or hybrid cloud platform. IAM Networks can assist with implementing an ITSM based operating model.

Network Consulting Services

Our data center consulting team features high-level consultants with years of experience across both business processes and leading technologies. We follow industry best practices to help you develop successful strategic IT plans. Once the team helps you establish a technology road map and strategic IT plan, we can then provide the systems engineering and support personnel to design, deploy and support the technology — addressing all of your IT requirements through a single technology partner. Applying a collaborative approach with you to establish holistic, business-driven solutions for your IT architecture. Understanding how to apply technology to solve your business needs. Understanding your initial vision to help identify an ideal end-state that includes input from every business unit. Specializing in resolving business issues and achieving the objectives you need to accomplish. Data Center Consulting Service offerings include; custom software solutions to address critical business needs, data, infrastructure, and platform migration planning, and development and implementation of new IT process models for improved efficiencies.
Data Center Consulting

Benefits

The digital landscape is changing at an incredible pace. Demands on IT to manage the complexity, keep costs down, and meet business needs are high. Cisco Managed Services helps you optimize and manage your traditional IT environment to quickly adopt new technologies and transition to the cloud. See how we can effectively manage your new dynamic digital world to achieve extraordinary business results. Cisco Managed Services for Data Center enable you to focus on the business applications deployed on your infrastructure.

These applications serve important business needs. Your infrastructure needs to serve employees consistently, reliably, and in more locations as they increasingly become more mobile. Additionally, the number of applications is growing. Energy requirements and costs are rising as the infrastructure gets more complex. Cisco Managed Services for Data Center help you increase the operational efficiency of your data center and create a more efficient infrastructure. It can help you to deliver a consistently high level of performance and support your growing information management needs.

Collaboration

The more collaboration technology you adopt, the more infrastructure you will have to support and manage. It can be very cost-effective and efficient to turn to a third-party partner for management and monitoring. At the same time, you may want control of and visibility into your network and your collaboration technologies. You probably also want to be able to adapt those technologies to your specific needs. The co-management model of Cisco Managed Service for Collaboration gives you the best of both worlds. We can help you adapt the technology to your needs, and you remain in control of your network.

Moreover, Cisco Managed Service for Collaboration is designed in modules, so you can choose — and pay for — only the capabilities you need. Collaboration brings phenomenal benefits to your organization. And it requires a network optimized to achieve them. We have many years of experience in building and managing networks, and we make our expertise available to you. We can help you make sure that when you add new equipment or applications, your network will support them smoothly, with no surprises. And leave you free to focus on strategic IT.

Features

We deliver a complete and proactive 24/7 incident management and remediation service, staffed by expert engineers with training and experience in Cisco unified communications and collaboration technologies plus ITIL processes. When the platform detects, validates and diagnoses an incident within your network, it immediately notifies our support center — giving our team the detailed information they need to rapidly engage and remediate the issue.

We can tailor the incident management process to match your requirements and organizational policies, including engaging your on site support staff, coordinating vendor support, and sending automated notifications to your technical and business teams. You can also open incidents manually in the platform or by calling our support center. Our network problem management team helps keep incidents from recurring in your environment — making your Cisco unified communications systems, collaboration applications and supporting infrastructure more stable and dependable. This dedicated problem management team focuses on proactive problem prevention and the identification and resolution of underlying causes.

Network Security

A secure network is a powerful tool for achieving growth and stability. Safeguarding your business and customer data is critical for protecting your employees, customers, and reputation in an environment built on trust. Yet maintaining the integrity of your network is difficult to accomplish as you expand your capabilities. Furthermore, changing business models designed around mobility and cloud resources add new layers of intricacy to corporate networks. This creates a dynamic threat landscape that evolves quickly to find gaps in protection. An increasingly complex market for information security leads to fragmented security efforts.

To innovate and disrupt, your business needs a balanced security solution capable of providing both proactive protection and adaptable expansion. Cisco Active Threat Analytics (ATA) integrates deep expertise with cutting-edge technology, leading intelligence, and advanced analytics to detect and investigate threats with great speed,accuracy, and focus. Cisco expert investigators monitor customer networks 24/7 from our global network of state-of-the-art security operations centers, providing constant vigilance and in-depth analysis as a comprehensive security solution.

Unified Communications

Reduce total cost of IT ownership. Adapt more flexibly to change by simplifying technology. Simplify communications, accelerate decision-making, and unlock innovation. Accelerate generation of ideas to support new products, process improvement, and growth. Broad codec support. Cisco supports multiple media-compression standards and codecs as built-in features rather than as add-on modules. Dual-protocol support — Cisco provides the industry’s only dual-protocol presence platform, incorporating both SIP/SIMPLE and XMPP.

Hosted and cloud — Cisco offers a full range of hosting options for partners as well as cloud-based options for customers. Cost and efficiency improvements can achieve only so much. Eventually, you need to identify new sources of revenue and market share. Improve collaboration to accelerate the development of ideas to support innovation, new products, process improvements, and growth. Newer forms of interaction have the potential to foster greater levels of collaboration. Improve individual and collective performance, leading to innovation that creates competitive advantage.