Consulting and Integration
PDS offers unique design and consulting services around cloud adoption, collaboration, and analytics. With these services, PDS will help you and your team create a road map for your transformation strategy; define an early-stage architecture; and commit to enterprise-wide process excellence.
Enterprise Technology Architecture Planning
Enterprise Technology Architecture Planning is the first step to long-term business and technology alignment. The PDS team of Enterprise Architects and Chief Architects can lead your initiative with vision, principles, standards and a road map to help guide the prioritization, operations and management of technologies supporting your business.
The Enterprise Technology Architecture Planning is a strategic planning and partnership service to help large organizations design and build a common vision for what needs to be done to achieve a “Better Together” infrastructure and service-oriented IT model.
With these services, PDS partners to create a road map for your transformation strategy — from your current to desired state; define an early-stage architecture; and commit to enterprise-wide process excellence.
As part of this service, PDS Chief Architects and Business Analysts will:
- facilitate highly collaborative sessions with business and IT representatives for clarity and strategic alignment.
- guide your team through the process of understanding the benefits to Private or Hybrid Cloud Computing and what that means to your organization.
- identify some of the changes that will have to occur in your environment and within the organizational structure.
- explore some of the architectural aspects and different services you may need to provide.
Data Center Virtualization and Automation
Data Center Virtualization and Automation is at the core of what PDS believes is essential for the enterprise to compete and survive the next ten years – a software defined data center. If your business hasn’t begun to leverage and automate the data center, know that your competitors are.
This high-level consulting service engagement provides access to PDS’s unmatched experience in helping organizations use virtualization as a building block for enhanced performance. The pragmatic approach streamlines complexity, helps reduce unnecessary duplication and enables organizations to dramatically improve their IT infrastructure.
This assessment service gives your organization a full virtualization road map expanding beyond just servers, to include operating systems, applications, desktops, storage, and now networks. The benefits of virtualizing the IT infrastructure improves operational flexibility and responsiveness, increased application availability, business continuity and reduced total cost of ownership.
Cisco Voice Planning and Design Services
PDS has partnered with Cisco to provide consulting services to successfully plan and design high-performance Cisco Unified Communications systems. A Cisco Unified Communication solution unifies voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks, delivering a media-rich collaboration experience across the organization and beyond.
Our Cisco Voice Planning and Design workshops, along with other implementation related services like a Voice Readiness Assessment will help ensure that your solution performs as expected.
The high dependence on the network for these applications requires careful planning and discovery to ensure a successful outcome. PDS Professional Services in Cisco Voice provides assessments using a mature set of discovery workshops to capture current state and future requirements. We combine this information with network assessments gathered using automated collection tools, to design the optimal solution to realize full benefits, including:
- Solution and end-user requirements validation
- Network Readiness Assessment
- Operations Support Planning Workshop
- Project Plan Recommendations
Network and Identity Security Design
These consulting services from PDS deliver focused, enterprise-wide security assessments, planning and design services to help build effective information security solutions. These services help clients mitigate security threats, identify network vulnerabilities, and based on business operations and regulations, recommend remediation steps.
PDS Network and Identity Security assessments include:
- Security assessment services for cloud computing
- Security strategy roadmap for cloud computing
- Data security strategy and assessment
- Identity and Access Management Assessment
PDS Video Solutions
PDS has been building, deploying, and supporting video management systems for over 12 years and is currently supporting an installed base of over 500 systems.
PDS has a team of experts available to help you plan and execute your video management upgrade or replacement and provide exceptional after-sales service and support.
To learn more, visit www.pdsvideosolutions.com.
PDS Video Solutions
Integrate video into your IT infrastructure in a single take.
With the rise of digital video, it was only a matter of time before video became an IT responsibility, leading to a more robust and integrated platform. We went proactive to combine optimized video hardware with deep technical understanding and unique logistical methodology. Let our foresight help you to realize your vision.
PDS Vision Hardware
We manufacture a full line of video-optimized hardware designed to make VMS deployment smooth and painless. Learn how our configuration team can apply its technical and logistical expertise to increase your time-to-market and the ROI of your next deployment.
PDS Intelligent Stream Recorder (ISR) Software
The PDS ISR is a turn-key solution for capturing events such as interviews, training sessions, lectures, meetings, and medical treatments/simulations. This easy-to-use software gives users the ability to quickly launch recordings and descriptively catalog and retrieve them with a simple browser-based search engine, all without extensive administration or support.
The ISR leverages the power of the IT network by utilizing IP cameras and browser based PC clients for initiating recording, live observation and search/playback of recordings. The audio video signal is completely synchronized and can be recorded in HD. The ability to tag sessions with descriptive data and mark important topics with additional notes during recording allows users to build an intelligent video database that can be searched from any network PC with secure credentials. The intuitive software allows users to download and share video clips quickly and easily. Benefits include:
- Easy to use
- HD Synchronized Video
- Add and Print Session Data and Marker Notes
- Intelligent Searchable Database
- Securely Stream Live or Recorded Video to any Network PC
- Intuitive Recording Scheduler
- Synchronize up to 4 sources
- Capture external source (PowerPoint, Document Camera, Vitals, Etc)
PDS Hybrid Video Recording (HVR) Solution
A robust analog and IP video management system fully configured on PDS Vision Hardware. Let us help you take the guesswork out of IP and Mega Pixel deployment.
Virtual Disaster Recovery (vDR)
As the person in charge of your business’s infrastructure, how confident are you that you could recover from a disaster?
The best Disaster Recovery plan is one that not only instills confidence and peace-of-mind, but actually works. The confidence is typically associated with your team, whereas the peace-of-mind is tied directly to the effectiveness of your plan and technology. Without the right embedded technology, you’re ultimately relying on people to put the plan into action in order to be successful.
The vDR solution from PDS provides great protection, with minimum hassle, at the lowest possible cost. Reliable disaster recovery solutions traditionally require duplicating your entire production infrastructure—and with it your costs. In addition, they require many manual, complex steps to allocate recovery resources, perform bare metal recovery, recover data and validate that systems are ready for use.
IT organizations leveraging PDS vDR services and VMware vSphere and Site Recovery Manager are ensured highly reliable RTOs and RPOs at a much lower cost and level of complexity than traditional disaster recovery. With VMware vSphere, you can provide rapid and reliable recovery without requiring identical hardware. With Site Recovery Manager, organizations can expand disaster protection to all the applications they run on the vSphere platform, including smaller sites.
PDS Virtual DR Services
If your organization is in search of a better way, a better plan and assistance for developing a virtual DR strategy, contact PDS for the following services:
- Virtual Infrastructure Health Check
- Virtual Infrastructure Assessment
- Backup & Recovery Analysis
- Application Discovery & Data Classification Workshop
- Data Replication Analysis
- vDR Infrastructure Implementation
- Data Replication Implementation
- Site Recovery Manager Jumpstart Proof of Concept
- Site Recovery Manager Planning & Design Workshop
- Site Recovery Manager Implementation
Backed by superior project management and a team of highly qualified technologists, PDS is ready to help you build a step-by-step plan to a vDR solution, from requirements definition and design to implementation.
Virtual Infrastructure Refresh
Is your data center ready for what’s coming? The amount of data predicted for the future isn’t going down. Is your organization ready for what’s coming over the next five years? Enterprise data center challenges have driven the need for more virtualization and other key technologies for enterprise data management. There are a number of options and enhancements available today that can help data center managers increase virtualization’s capabilities while reducing its total cost of ownership.
The PDS team of technologists and enterprise architects can show you how to squeeze the most out of your virtual environment. A properly optimized data center can increase performance and flexibility, improve reliability, and ensure strategic planning and investments that complement current and future technologies.
Virtual Infrastructure Health Check
This is a thorough current state analysis that identifies any potential errors, pain points, or vulnerabilities within your data center. A health check highlights the readiness of the current virtual infrastructure and determines any remediation or changes necessary.
Virtual Infrastructure Assessment
This assessment is used to determine your current Virtual Infrastructure capacity and utilization, including current ESX host (CPU, memory), storage, and network. Services include a review of network and storage configuration tied to the ESX host environment. This assessment determines and documents current SAN configuration and storage capacity; change rate of data and information; and the compatibility of hardware, software, and network infrastructure within your data center. The results will provide important sizing detail to assist with VIRefresh planning, design, and capacity requirements.
Virtual Infrastructure Planning Workshop
This service is to review the organization’s overall infrastructure refresh strategy, verify compatibility of data center network, server, storage, and software components, confirm new infrastructure design and configuration, and develop a schedule and phased plan for implementation of the new Virtual Infrastructure.
Virtual Infrastructure Refresh Implementation
This service includes final design, procurement, and physical setup and configuration of new hardware and software in the your data center based on the results of the “Virtual Infrastructure Planning Workshop.”