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simplify the data center

Modernizing and future-proofing the data center is anything but simple. Cerium helps organizations eliminate complexity with our unique approach and a complete portfolio of data center solutions and services.

Our approach to data center modernization

Cerium simplifies the complex with a holistic and consultative approach. Acting as a trusted advisor, we help organizations better understand and fully appreciate the benefits of modernizing their data center.

Following our 3-stage engagement methodology, we call C.I.O, Cerium provides organizations with a plan for defining data center modernization for their unique needs and infrastructures. It provides concrete steps to help you plan for the future.

Consult Integrate Operate

Consult

Determine specific data center requirements and identify solutions that meet your organization's goals and workloads.

Integrate

Leverage and integrate solutions that deliver performance, scalability, reliability, and security.

Operate

Continuous support and improvement of your infrastructure.

Consult Integrate Operate

Our solutions

Cerium offers a comprehensive portfolio of data center solutions to help our customers navigate their organization’s unique modernization path.

– Backup and Recovery

– Cloud

– Converged & Hyper-converged Infrastructure

– Data Center Networking

– Storage

– Unified Computing

– Virtualization

Our services

Modernizing your data center is a big undertaking, so we offer a variety of services  to simplify the process from initial assessment to ongoing management.

Data Center Storage Assessment

Data Protection Services

VMware Health Check

Data Center Storage Assessment Services

An essential step in developing a roadmap for the future growth of your data center

At a Glance

Cerium will assess, analyze and make recommendations about your current storage environments and future requirements. This assessment is designed to help your organization understand and improve the current state of your data center and develop a roadmap to support future initiatives. This assessment includes a review of your existing data center’s reliability and points of failure.

Because data centers are unique and different types of data may be subject to different regulatory, availability and archiving, Cerium Data Center Storage Assessments are customized to meet your specific requirements.

Key Benefits

  • Greater flexibility
  • Higher availability
  • Lowest total cost of ownership

Key Activities

  • Gain an understanding of the amount and type of data, along with the organizational goals for storing the information
  • Determine compliance requirements for each type of data, including retention. (data retention policies/requirements)
  • Gather performance and statistical data utilizing proprietary and open source tools
  • Conduct server and storage health checks based on individual manufacturer best practices

The assessment covers:

Usable capacity and current usage

Storage and server configuration

Utilization across all major hardware components

System response times

Workload skew

File type analysis

I/O, IOPS, MB/s throughput analysis

Research of critical patches, fixes and security releases for the current environment

Review with stakeholders, the goals, and history of the current environment

Deliverables

  • Software and hardware upgrade recommendations
  • Make recommendations on how to better utilize current hardware
  • Health check scorecard, recommendations, and analysis

Data Protection Services

Providing confidence that data can be effectively recovered when it is needed

Cerium helps organizations develop solid data protection strategies that align with their organizational needs. Cerium Data Protection services define data protection strategies that drive successful data recovery.

Because data centers are unique and different types of data may be subject to different regulatory, availability and archiving, Cerium Data Center Storage Assessments are customized to meet your specific requirements.

Key Benefits

  • Provide 100% confidence in successful data recovery
  • Improved efficiencies and reduced operational costs

Key Activities

  • Assess organizational goals, policies, and technologies with a focus on refining data protection strategies
  • Examine storage infrastructure, including; data structures for the data to be backed up regarding age, size, types
  • Identify files being backed up that are identical
  • Perform gap identification
  • Make specific recommendations designed to optimize the backup scenario
  • Recovery testing

The assessment covers:

  • Analysis of retention policies
  • Analysis of regulatory requirements
  • Health check based on manufacturer best practices
  • Review of backup policies
  • Review of overall system utilization
  • Research of critical patches, fixes and security releases for the current environment
  • Review with stakeholders, the goals, and history of the current environment

Deliverables

  • Backup/retention policy change recommendations
  • Software/hardware upgrade recommendations
  • Recommendations and analysis

VMware Health Check Services

At a Glance

Cerium examines the VMware vSphere® infrastructure that supports an organization’s global production environment. Cerium VMware experts validate technical consistency, examine the use of good practices, and identify areas where potential system degradation and bottlenecks can impact system health. The VMware Virtualization Health Check Service identifies gaps in current practices and areas of concern. Cerium also provides remediation recommendations.

Key Benefits

  • Optimize VMware vSphere performance
  • Maximize resources through efficiencies & roadmap for future improvements
  • Mitigate risk by leveraging experienced consultants and proven best practices

Key Activities

  • Gain an understanding of the amount and type of data, along with the organizational goals for storing the information
  • Determine compliance requirements for each type of data, including retention (data retention policies/requirements)
  • Gather performance and statistical data utilizing proprietary and open source tools
  • Conduct server and storage health checks based on individual manufacturer best practices

Deliverables

VMware Infrastructure Health Check Report that includes:

  • Assessment of the target environment based on the collected data
  • Description of findings
  • Identification of opportunities to optimize the configuration and improve performance
  • Remediation and upgrade recommendations
  • Presentation of findings remotely

Our expertise

Today’s data centers are diverse, complex and rapidly evolving. We design solutions that help IT get the speed, efficiency, and performance needed to ensure their data center keeps up with the demands of today’s ever-increasing workloads. Cerium’s seasoned experts can help you design and implement data center solutions that are cost-effective, resilient, scalable, and secure.

Partnering with the best

Cerium’s data center partnerships ensure that we are constantly bringing the best solutions to bear for our clients. 

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Talk with a Cerium data center expert

If you’re looking to simplify and modernize your data center, we would love to talk to you. Fill out the form to the right or call the number below for a free consultation with one of our experts.

Call: (844) 263-6880