Installation, storage, and compute functionalities can require the configuration of storage, high availability, hypervisors and container components along with the ability to monitor and maintain the physical and compute environment.

Understanding the requirements of your servers is a commonly overlooked consideration and identifying and acquiring the hardware, selecting appropriate operating systems, configuring network addressing and deciding on appropriate services, features and roles requires careful planning.

Storage is another key piece of any enterprise network and for production servers and applications, the need to implement the most suitable technologies that will prevent performance bottlenecks and ensure storage resources are secure and resilient to hardware failures is critical.

In todays’ complex and high-traffic environments, the implementation of high availability solutions such as failover clustering, replicas and network load balancing will also provide high-performing, reliable and scalable environments for your end users.

The importance of monitoring and maintenance to ensure that your environment is running optimally and trouble-free should not be overlooked either, so the inclusion of suitable patch management, anti-malware and backup and restore solutions is a must.

Windows Server

Installation Planning
Install, Upgrade and Migrate Servers
Create, Manage and Maintain Deployment Images
Configure Storage
Plan, Install and Configure Roles, Features and Services

Storage

Configure NFS and SMB File Shares
Configure VMware Datastores and vVols
Create VHD and VHDX Virtual Disks
Implement and Manage SAN, NAS and DAS Devices
Configure Storage Pools, RAID Groups and Storage Tiers
Create Storage Replicas and Snapshots
Implement Data Deduplication

Hypervisors

Manage Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), VMware vCenter and Citrix XenCenter Environments
Install and Configure Hyper-V, ESXi and XenServer Hosts
Create Standard and Distributed Virtual Switches
Create Virtual Machines
Create Checkpoints/Snapshots and Templates

High Availability

Create and Manage Failover Clusters
Configure VMware High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Fault Tolerance (FT)
Create Microsoft Hyper-V Replicas
Implement Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct and VMware vSANs
Implement Network Load Balancing (NLB)
Implement Live Migration/vMotion

Containers

Deploy and Manage Containers
Manage Container Networking
Manage Container Storage
Deploy Containers in Azure

Monitor and Maintain

Utilise Windows Event Viewer, Resource Monitor, Message Analyser, Performance Monitor, Data Collection Sets and Reports to Monitor Health
Configure VMware vCenter Events, Alarms and Logs
Protect Virtual and Physical Infrastructures With Veeam Backup and Replication, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)/Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) and Symantec Backup Exec
Install and Configure Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

If you are interested in discussing Installation, Storage and Compute options, then please feel free to get in touch for a no-obligation conversation by using any of the methods below:

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