|Storage Consultancy - Benefitting from our specialists
Our in-house Data Management Professional Services team has been providing both strategic and operational consultancy services for more than a decade.
Strategic consultancy services are provided on a completely independent basis. Projects can range from Architectural Principles consultancy, helping our customers develop an appropriate data management strategy and turn this into effective storage architecture, to Request for Proposal (RFP) management and execution and Data Centre migration.
Operational consultancy usually involves our consultants working on-site on a residency basis. This enables you to supplement your own in-house resources or bridge skills gaps across technologies and techniques such as SAN/NAS, back-up and restore.
Improve the return on investment and reduce the time to deliver from your storage infrastructure by getting the most from your existing purchases and planning for the future. The lack of visibility within storage environments can lead to poor utilisation of your SAN/NAS assets resulting in long delivery times and wasted resources. With Smart421ís structured and thorough approach to storage management, we are able to analyse your existing environment, management tools and processes to quickly identify areas where efficiency may be immediately improved and then go on to recommend storage strategies that will support your business plans into the future.
With IT administration teams stretched to their limits, we see onsite customer teams becoming reactive, constantly dealing with the symptoms of problems and lacking the time to fix root cause. With new technologies, adhoc projects and general resource issues compounding the situation. We provide highly experienced, industry recognised Storage Consultants to help deal with the peaks in workload and give your team the help and time they need to bring the environment to where they know it should be. We have teams that can take on the workload experienced when introducing new technologies, develop bespoke best practises specific to your needs and transition the skills to the onsite team. We can relieve pressure by taking on specific project workloads or even fill for resource shortage to cover staff attrition and absence.
We can also provide you with managed services to ensure the availability, performance and service levels of your storage environment, giving you the freedom to focus on other project priorities, safe in the knowledge that the daily running of your storage environment is with someone you can trust.
We hold Storage vendor accreditations up to Expert level with our technology partners and methodology and industry certifications such as Prince 2 and SNIA. Our customers value our flexible engagement model, whether this involves supplementing their team or taking full ownership of a defined service or set of deliverables.
To arrange a 45 minute introduction at your office or via conference call to discuss how our Data Management Practice will help you, please contact us today.