Advisory Services

Automation Advisory

Technical Readiness Assessment:

Preparedness to adopt an automation strategy from network architecture,  technology and deployment perspective

Operational Readiness Assessment:

Preparedness to adopt an automation strategy from an operational view point

Business Case Development:

Identify key desired business outcomes from the automation initiative and develop  the supporting business case

Architecture Review:

Assessment of current and target architectures’ abilities to achieve the  envisioned benefits from automation

Plan Review:

Determine if the plan is executable and will meet the business objectives

Strategic Roadmap Development:

Multi-year roadmap to deliver the desired automation solution and  business values over time

 

Data Center Software Advisory

Leveraging Cisco expertise and industry best practices to:

Discover customer environment, including, existing architecture, data centers HW/SW  and operations

Identify requirements and major pain points

Develop a strategy that connects business objectives with customer’s priorities

Assess:

Current state and goals of data center software across business and technology

Align

Drive architectural alignment and  blueprint to achieve desired  outcomes (business & technology)

Define

An implementation plan to serve as roadmap for success

Execute On:

Supporting customer execution activities and remain engaged in plan  updates and strategy alignment

 

Provide review of current NMS tools for foundational network and network  technology monitoring and  management leading practices

Tools used:

  • Onsite workshop
  • Review current toolsets capabilities
  • NMS and Instrumentation best practices

Tool areas to be reviewed in the NMS architectural review analysis:

  • Fault Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Accounting
  • Performance Management
  • Security Management
  • Network Infrastructure – Current & Future
  • Network Management Initiatives
  • Cisco Network Management Instrumentation