Data Center Enhancements Inc.

 
September 24, 2020  

Experts-on-Demand

Sometimes incisive technical insight can be exactly what's needed to solve complex IT Architecture problems or get a struggling project back on track. Bringing in an experienced Subject Matter Expert can make all the difference in the world! Our company provides Senior IT Consultants on an on-demand basis. We ensure top technical skills, advanced industry knowledge, and depth-and-breadth of experience are available when you need it, without draining your IT budget!

Storage Infrastructure Stabilization

Your Production data storage equipment may be functional, but is it stable? All IT equipment tends to suffer "creeping disorganization" over time. Passwords aren't updated, obsolete data is not removed., I/O paths become unbalanced, naming conventions overlooked, security patches not installed, etc. Our Storage Infrastructure Stabilization Assessment goes back-to-basics and ensures all configuration and features have been properly implemented and are operating at maximum efficiency.

SAN/NAS Capacity Assessment

Data Center Enhancements Inc. offers a comprehensive analysis program for evaluating storage, capturing key growth and performance metrics, analyzing data, and presenting the results in a coherent and professional document. This review usually entails a detailed examination of all storage components, design configuration, performance, power consumption, policies and procedures, physical resource consumption, support costs, skills requirements, and other aspects of the infrastructure.

Data Center Assessment

Data Center Enhancements provides a thorough, in-depth review of all aspects of a data center including but not limited to: underutilized servers/storage, power consumption, cooling, floor space, rack space, useful lifespan of equipment, regulatory compliance, security, and other aspects of the production environment, to name a few. The issues we identify help reduce IT expenses and improve operational efficiency. We provide industry-leading senior consultants to perform all of our assessments. Our consultants provide a complete review of the IT operating environment with technical, performance, and financial considerations in mind, and deliver consolidation and virtualization recommendations to reduce total cost of ownership.

Disaster Recovery Readiness Assessment

Organization, preparation, regular testing, and frequent updates to include any changes are the keys to DR planning success. Due to the unpredictability a disaster event can bring your company, a DCEI Disaster Recovery Readiness Assessment will help ensure you are ready. Our Disaster Recovery Readiness Assessment is designed to identify areas where critical business processes need protection, and recommend alternative approaches that allow your company to meet both Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs). It will outline steps necessary to ensure business resiliency in the event of a local or regional catastrophe.

Principal Bios

Hanson R. (Randy) Cochran

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Hanson R. CochranMr. Randy Cochran is a Senior Infrastructure Architect at Data Center Enhancements Inc. He has over 40-years of experience as a computer professional, with specific expertise in external SAN/NAS/DAS storage architectures. He is considered a Subject Matter Expert in the enterprise storage field. Other areas of competence include complex server design, remote replication services, high availability, data center planning, performance analysis, capacity management, and data protection strategies. Randy has extensive experience with Hitachi Data Systems, EMC VMAX, VNX , Clarrion, and Symmetrix, IBM midrange and enterprise class storage, DS8700, Tape Libraries, and SVC virtualization appliances, Oracle/SUN storage products, HP optical jukeboxes, NetApps FAS and V-series, Nexsan high density storage, FC fabric switches and Directors, and other types of storage hardware. He has been through factory training on a variety of SRM tools such as Hitachi Data System’s HiCommand suite, IBM’s Tivoli and TPC tools suite, Symantec (Veritas) Storage Management products, HP OpenView tools, and other storage management applications and suites. For the past eight years his primary focus has been on the unique operational requirements presented by petabyte-scale storage.

Mr. Cochran’s other architectural design skills include enterprise-level high-end server structures and storage subsystems, client-server architectures, LAN and WAN technologies, systems design and configuration using multi-vendor products, e-Discovery, Disaster Recovery, and software integration. He has been involved in full lifecycle implementations and provided project management, project team leadership, technology specification, strategic decision-making, computer operations and administration on numerous large-scale projects. He has acted as Technical Advisor to some of the world's largest corporations and governmental operations, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to launching Data Center Enhancements Inc. operations, Mr. Cochran worked for several world-class consulting companies including Unisys, IBM Global Services, Computer Sciences Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.