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As an organization, our multi-disciplinary approach enables strategic clarity as it relates to technology, physical infrastructure and financial impact. From defining your overall Data Center, Server Migration, Technology Renewal or Relocation Strategies, to implementing a BCP/DR solution, with several hundred projects under our belt EIRE Systems can formulate a best-fit IT Strategy for your organization.

Our analysts will walk you through a step-by-step process including a review of your long term business objectives, current technology infrastructure, business processes, service vendors and contractor positioning, the output of which will be a clearly defined IT strategy encompassing the most cost-effective and technologically feasible solution for your business.

 

Migrations and Technology Renewal

Deploying a clear Migration and Technology Renewal strategy will enable your business to make technology decisions based on cost, your return on investment, and the impact to your business. Often current systems can be migrated within the same product line where systems will be upgraded with hardware and/or software to meet your current and long term business needs. In cases where your existing technology is unable to meet the current or long term needs of your organization a new technology migration strategy will need to be developed. When moving to a new technology platform the impact to your business can be significant. You will need to understand the differences and how to communication these differences to your user community and/or customers.
There are many factors that need to be considered when implementing a new migration strategy and EIRE Systems can provide you with the answers. A clear strategy will save you money, time and possibly customers.

 

Data Centers

With ever increasing power and cooling requirement, increased deployment of low profile servers and advances in blade frame technologies, greater emphasis needs to be placed on the delivery of Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) services to the data center. Requirements for fault tolerance where the data center can sustain at least one unplanned worst-case site infrastructure failure with no critical load impact, and the development of off-site/co-location strategies coupled with BCP/DR demands need also to be considered. Through our systematic approach to risk assessment, and our understanding of local, regional and global technology requirements, we are in a positioned to formulate a data center strategy to best cater to your business needs.

 

Relocations/Restacks

Defining project plans and schedules, project organization definition, resource planning, determining physical infrastructure requirements, evaluating new technologies, technology and vendor selection, engaging the IT organization, responding to business needs, technology deployment and testing, asset tracking, budget definition and cost control, and project signoff and documentation, are the processes at the core of a well executed relocation or restack project. Using these processes EIRE Systems can run your relocation or restack to ensure a successful and well timed relocation.

 

BCP/DR

The effect of a major disaster on your business can be tremendous, and in cases where adequate safety nets have not been put in place, the result can be financial loss, or regulatory or legal complications. In today’s business environment a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery strategy that can protect your business against minor or local IT, building or company wide outages, or large natural disasters needs to be in place. Our consultants can work with you to:

  • Establish a broad BCP/DR policy
  • Obtain stake holders’ signoff and budget approval
  • Implement a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) process
  • Develop a site specific BCP/DR IT strategy
  • Organize and resource the BCP/DR project
  • Initiate fieldwork and deliver a solution
  • Test and train end users

Case Study

Business Analysis for IT


EIRE Systems was commissioned by a large US financial institution to conduct a regional data center analysis, with the object of formulating a strategy for an APAC data center solution. This assignment included a review of the existing APAC data center footprint including power usage, cabling plant, critical engineering systems, hosted applications and their services and interdependencies, as well as any regulatory considerations associated with existing data center locations as opposed to alternate colocation providers. The client was seeking to assess the current solution and propose a more cost effective model for their APAC data centers. The project scope included:

Development of an APAC data center strategy including but not limited to:

  • Existing scope of APAC hosted service
  • Critical engineering systems assessment
  • Available options for colocations data centers in APAC
  • Costs-benefits of proposed strategies and performance analysis.
  • Services and hardware that can be hosted outside APAC

The analysis was successful completed over a 3 month period and a report was submitted to the clients including:

  • Executive summary
  • Options evaluated and their costs, risks, technology impact/ interdependencies 
  • Recommendations
 
 
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