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.

Training and Certification Services

Well-trained employees are an organzation's most valuable assets!

While the demand for highly skilled technical personnel continues to grow, the number of skilled IT specialists in key fields is declining. In response to this shortfall, companies are placing more emphasis on developing their internal employee assets to fill the void.

The purchase of IT training is an investment in the company's future. Intellectual capital is a highly perishable asset that must be refreshed and updated regularly to ensure maximum value. In return, an investment in employee training provides a high ROI, greater efficiency, and increased ability to compete and may be directly responsible for an improved bottom line.

Our company provides customized, high quality technical training for both technology-specific programs and general IT architectural design frameworks. Our accredited courseware is vendor-neutral and focuses on emphasizing the important concepts of the course, not how a specific vendor implements it or has designed it into their equipment.

The Data Center Enhancements Inc. suite of advanced technical courses includes:

 



ITIL® 2011

The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) is a set of best practices for IT service management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with business needs. ITIL advocates that IT services must be aligned with the needs of business and underpin the organization's core processes. It provides guidance to organizations on how to use IT as a tool to facilitate business change, transformation and growth. ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world. ITIL provides a cohesive set of best practice, drawn from the public and private sectors globally. Because ITSM is driven both by technology and a huge a range of organizational environments in which it operates, it is constantly evolving."

TOGAF® 9.1 and ArchiMate® 2.0

TOGAF® (The Open Group Architecture Framework) is a framework for enterprise architecture which provides a comprehensive approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing enterprise information architectures. It is a high level and holistic approach to design, which is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. TOGAF provides a well-tested overall starting model to information architects, which can then be built upon. It relies heavily on modularization, standardization, and already existing, proven technologies and products.

Cobit® 5

COBIT® 5 is a globally recognized IT governance framework that provides a comprehensive structure to help organizations achieve their objectives for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It has become the de facto industry standard for IT governance, IT risk management, IT controls and compliance. COBIT helps create optimal IT value by maintaining a balance between realizing benefits and optimizing risk levels and the use of resources. The principles and enablers COBIT 5 provides are useful for enterprises of all sizes, whether they are commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector.

Virtualization & Cloud-Based Services

The term Cloud Computing generally applies to anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These Cloud courses were developed by the Cloud Credential Council (CCC), an international industry representation body mandated to develop and drive alignment of standards training and certification for individuals in the cloud computing domain. The CCC is independent and vendor neutral, who's members consist of public sector and academic institutions, cloud providers, cloud consumers, cloud brokers, professional associations and international certification bodies from across the world.

ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security

ISO/IEC 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS) standard published in October 2005 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organization's information risk management processes. It was developed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.

SAN/NAS Storage

Storage systems are a core technology in any data center. The storage infrastructure is responsible for tracking, retaining, transferring, protecting, monitoring, archiving, and preserving the data assets of a business or organization. This series of vendor-neutral courses address the Administration, Engineering, and Architecture needs of data storage, backup, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery in the enterprise environment. The Information presented is intended to explain the technological approach to resolving various problems, and not focus on any vendor’s equipment or approach.

PIMBOK PMP® Certification

The PMI PIMBOK® global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. These standards are widely accepted and, when consistently applied, help companies achieve professional excellence in project execution and management. By ensuring that project management knowledge and frameworks are continually up-to-date, PMI’s global standards have become the foundation of the Project Management profession.

PRINCE2® Project Management

PRINCE2® (an acronym for Projects in Controlled Environments, version 2) is a project management methodology. It is based on seven principles (continued business justification, learn from experience, defined roles and responsibilities, manage by stages, manage by exception, focus on products and tailored to suit the project environment), seven themes (business case, organization, quality, plans, risk, change and progress) and seven processes. PRINCE2 is a process-driven project management method, which contrasts with reactive/adaptive methods such as Scrum.

Business Continuity and Risk

ISO/IEC 27005 provides guidelines for information security risk management. It is designed to assist the satisfactory implementation of information security based on a risk management approach. ISO 31000 is a family of standards relating to risk management. It’s purpose is to provide principles and generic guidelines on risk management. ISO 22301 specifies the requirements for a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, and ensure businesses recover from disruptive incidents.

Business Info Services Library (BISL®)

The Business information Services Library (BiSL®) framework provides guidance on adopting a professional and systematic approach to the management of business information. While IT ensures that information is stored, processed and available, effective business information management ensures that an organization is able to respond to specific business demands. BiSL describes a standard for processes within business information management at the strategy, management and operations level. The BiSL framework is closely related to the ITIL and ASL frameworks

Kepner-Tregoe®

The Kepner-Tregoe® (KT) training courses help business managers solve problems, improve operations, oversee projects, and make business decisions more efficiently and effectively. The courses develop strategic problem solving skills and smart project planning skills, in addition to increasing management effectiveness. Kepner-Tregoe courses are designed for a variety of business roles, including C-Suite executives, project managers, team leaders and process engineers.

Other Courses and Services

We also offer other training topics, train-the-trainer programs, on-site training, course customization, and other services of relevance to the IT industry. For a complete listing of these, please click the "View Other Services" button above.

View more information about our training guarantee, payment information, and general terms and conditions. Contact us via phone at 630-513-9747, or email us at training@dc-ei.com.