Implementation is at the core of what PDS has been offering for over 15 years. From deep into the data center to the remote office worker out in the field, PDS is ready to assist or manage end-to-end your most complex, advanced technology initiatives. The mix of highly skilled individuals, executive leadership, vision, and superior project management is what sets PDS apart from the others.
VMware Virtualization Services
As an Enterprise Premier partner, VMware has recognized PDS as the go-to partner in our region for delivering the most comprehensive VMware services available.
Virtual Infrastructure Refresh Implementation
PDS offers design, procurement, physical setup and configuration of new Virtual Infrastructure hardware / software in the data center. Based on the results of the Virtual Infrastructure Planning Workshop, implementation services include server, storage, network, VMware ESX and vCenter upgrade implementations.
Site Recovery Management Services (SRM)
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is the premier tool to enable you to build, manage and execute reliable disaster recovery plans for your virtual environment. Taking full advantage of the encapsulation and isolation of virtual machines, Site Recovery Manager enables simplified automation of disaster recovery. The PDS service includes VMware SRM implementation and configuration based on results of the formal SRM Planning and Design Workshop.
Standard services include design and configuration of a single recovery plan and associated testing between an established protected and recovery site. Recovery plan development and testing is based on existing production VMs and established replication between sites.
VMware vSphere Virtualization Services
VMware vSphere installation is delivered by PDS leveraging best practices based upon our VMware Enterprise Premier status. At the end of the engagement the VMware ESXi and vCenter components are implemented following established best practices, and staff members have the skills necessary to administer the new environment on a daily basis.
Data Center Technologies
PDS continues to maintain the highest certifications possible for servers, storage and networking credentials. By continuously investing in on-going training and professional development, PDS Enterprise Architects and System Engineers ensure our customers receive the highest quality of service. Data Center Services include:
- Automation Software Implementations
- Blade Server Jumpstarts
- Storage Services
Data Center Automation
A converged infrastructure today means within your data center servers, storage and network are working harmoniously, generating the most efficient and cost effective production environment possible. This unique blend has emerged as the optimal approach for overcoming IT sprawl while also establishing the ideal foundation for future off-premise or hybrid cloud solutions. PDS is helping large businesses assess, plan, design and implement a software-defined data center solution to meet today’s and tomorrow’s growing business demands.
Blade Server Jumpstart
Drive business innovation and eliminate sprawl with Blade servers from leading manufacturers like HP, EMC and Cisco. PDS offers industry leading Blade system solution implementation and configuration, management software and connectivity components, including knowledge transfer.
PDS experienced consultants and Enterprise Architects will implement a tailored solution rapidly and cost-effectively to get you started with a storage solution designed around your business needs. PDS services include assessment, planning and designing your storage environment. This will involve volume configuration, NAS services, storage quotas, Snapshot copies, LUN zoning and provisioning following manufacturer best practices.
PDS offers fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, PDS Enterprise Architects and team of top manufacturer partners can design and implement backup solutions for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.
Cisco Networking Services
Without a doubt the speed of the network can and will greatly impact how quickly users access information, especially with the increase for the choice of wireless over a hardwire connection. Load balancing for improved access to critical applications starts with an efficient network and PDS offers expert assessments, planning and design services that can help optimize both your wired and wireless infrastructure.
Cisco Collaboration Wireless Services include Cisco Route Switch Services and Cisco Security Assessment.
Access and Identity Management (IDM)
Identity and Access Management solutions from PDS provide the foundation for a secure, risk-aware enterprise. By managing identity and access across physical, virtual and cloud environments, this intelligent framework allows you to leverage your existing IT assets and new computing models like SaaS, while reducing cost and ensuring compliance.
PDS and partners like Imprivata, Novell, NetIQ, and Moka Five work together to solve today’s most complex access and identity management challenges.
The PDS IDM Health Check is an on-site consulting engagement providing organizations a clear road map to help move your Access and Identity Management initiative forward effectively. Experienced PDS experts will help you assess and analyze a vendor-agnostic approach to the unique technological and business implications within your environment. IDM services include:
- Identity Manager Managed Service
- Identity Management Services
- Access Manager Managed Service
- Access Management Services
- Mobile Device Management Services (Apple and Android)
- Security Assessments
Are you prepared to transition your standard operating system—without disrupting user productivity or breaking the IT bank? With PDS, you can. Our proprietary methodologies and process includes products and services that span the entire migration lifecycle and facilitates smooth, near-zero touch migrations.
PDS offers OS Migration Services to help IT managers plan resource requirements and anticipate migration hurdles. The PDS OS Migration Engineering Service includes:
- Master Imaging
- Driver Sets
- Systems Management Automation
- Application Compatibility Analysis
Application and Desktop Virtualization
Give your employees what they deserve — the flexibility and freedom to work from anywhere, from just about any device. Embrace consumerization, empower employees, and simplify IT with virtualized applications and desktops. PDS can help you design, implement and manage a user experience that keeps up with the pace of business and the expectations of the modern-day user.
VDI Jumpstart and Implementation Services
The line between office and home is increasingly blurred as modern workers extend their workday using their smartphones, tablets and laptops everywhere. PDS is ready to assess, design and implement a VDI solution customized for your environment and your users while aligning to your business objectives.
Messaging, Directory, and DT Management
For the enterprise, traditional management of desktops, workstations and laptops are a critical function to the everyday business. PDS has over 15 years experience in desktop management services, including: Active Directory, eDirectory, Exchange, GroupWise, SCCM, ZENworks.
Collaboration Software Implementation
In June 2011, Forrester completed a Microsoft commissioned study on the total economic impact of Office 365, saying "Office 365 delivered a 315% return on investment with a four month payback period for the composite enterprise organization. Office 365 has a lower TCO, and greatly reduces implementation times compared to similar on premises solution."
PDS offers a Office Collaboration managed service for medium sized businesses, packaging Office 365, which includes Exchange, Lync and SharePoint workloads. Offer includes onboarding (migration), training, support and development.
Office 365 Managed Service – for the Medium Sized Business
For medium size businesses (up to 500 seats) a cloud-based messaging and collaboration solution can bring tremendous savings and improved productivity to the business quickly. By leveraging the Office 365 cloud service, IT organizations can lower their costs and free up IT resources to work on delivering high value solutions to their stakeholders. Services from PDS includes a managed service for Exchange, Lync and SharePoint workloads. Services include onboarding (migration), training, support and development:
- Migration Services from Exchange, GroupWise, Notes
- Office 2010 / 2013 Upgrade
- Managed Service Desk – Administration
- End-User Application Support
- On-Premises Server Maintenance
The unprecedented acceleration of “the internet of things” is creating greater demands on your network infrastructure to perform and scale. Whether you need an architectural review or a complete upgrade to a 10GB network infrastructure, PDS can provide fast and efficient implementation services to accomplish your goals.
Cisco Voice and Collaboration
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 while delivering a media-rich collaboration experience across the organization and beyond.
Our services ensure that your entire voice project is successful from initial design to tactical rollout. PDS performs implementation services covering the entire planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization of a Cisco Voice Solution.
Wireless Infrastructure Reengineering
PDS can perform a complete wireless assessment and produce a detailed color coded floor plan of the entire facility that includes: heat map, signal coverage, access point locations, operational categories and their associated critical levels. PDS engineers devise a methodology and procedure for upgrading and expanding the system that include priorities and risk analysis.
To ensure reliable Wi-Fi connectivity where it is most critical, implementation covers converting the existing access points that work with the next generation controller based wireless infrastructure. Our goal is to provide highly redundant, available, scalable and secure capabilities with Quality of Service (QOS) that meets the rapidly expanding demands on your wireless infrastructure.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Enterprise management software today is not equipped to handle the device management challenges presented by non-Windows mobile devices. PDS can size and implement Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage and support mobile devices deployed across mobile operators, service providers and enterprises. This applies to both company-owned and employee-owned (BYOD) devices across the enterprise or mobile devices owned by consumers.
By controlling and protecting the data and configuration settings for all mobile devices in the network, MDM can reduce support costs and business risks. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of a mobile communications network while minimizing cost and downtime.