Servers are the central delivery point of your IT and their levels of availability, performance and resilience are crucial to your business. Significant technology improvements in hardware, virtualisation and operating systems have provided unprecedented opportunities, but also added complexity and a, sometimes bewildering, array of options.
Perfect Image can guide you through these options and provide you with the best solutions for your circumstances, whether that’s using on-premise, hosted, private cloud, public cloud or hybrid server architectures. We can help you with your servers’ deployment and management to ensure that you get the best possible value from them over the long term.
We have the technical knowledge and the business experience necessary to help you install, configure and manage your physical and virtual servers throughout their entire lifecycle. Crucially, we’ll do it in the best way for your organisation and circumstances – providing you with the architecture, technologies, processes and approach that are right for you.
There are huge variations in the approaches that organisations have taken to configuring and managing their servers and the result is a huge variation in their performance and running costs. If you’re about to embark on a new server deployment or need to review your operational costs, it can be worth getting an experienced, external viewpoint.
Whether as part of a Managed Services contract, or planning for a project, we will always conduct an assessment to understand our clients’ needs. These assessments allow us to:
- make the right long-term recommendations on what your systems should look like and decide how you can best make any changes (Transition), and;
- determine the best approach to supporting your systems providing you with the right service as cost effectively as possible (Manage).
Our assessments will take into account a wide variety of factors that could influence what’s best for you. We look at the bigger picture, making sure that we understand what your business needs now, and anticipates needing in the future.
Making changes to any or all of your servers can be a daunting task. Once you’ve decided what you want to do, it still takes meticulous planning, thoughtful risk management and excellent execution to make your project a success.
We will work with you to ensure that you not only meet the objectives that you have set for the project, but do so with a minimum of risk and interruption to your business. We can deliver projects in their entirety for you or work with your existing team; examples of our solutions include:
- Server replacement or consolidation
- Transition to private/public cloud architectures
Effective server management is the key to providing reliable, consistent services to your users. Poor server management will lead to avoidable outages that will have a significant impact on your organisation.
Perfect Image has the systems, processes and experience needed to provide a completely managed service for all your servers. We will work with you to determine the most cost effective way to manage your servers across their entire lifecycle, based on your business needs and expectations. We will agree how to best provide your support services and create a Service Level Agreement that is uniquely tailored to your individual needs. Elements that can be part of the service include:
- Hosting/data centre provision
- Service Desk
- On-site/data centre support
- 24/7 coverage
- Software patching and upgrading
- Remote monitoring and alerting
- Joint service provision and 3rd party supplier management
- Lifecycle management
- Backup and business continuity services
We can provide a managed service for some or all of your servers and we can combine this with managed services for your PCs, laptops, tablets, networks and applications to provide you with a completely outsourced service.
We work with a wide range of server hardware and software solutions for our customers. Below are a just a few highlighted technologies, please contact us to find out more.