As the telecommunications industry continues to evolve at an exponential rate, so too must the infrastructure and delivery methods of service companies, hardware suppliers, and media outlets. These rapid developments continue to grey the lines between desktop and mobile, home and office, content creator and content distributor – necessitating constant re-evaluation and growth
Content delivery has truly become a ‘real-time’ proposition, as consumers have come to demand – even rely on – access to communications, documents, applications, music, and video via network or Cloud.
Sharp Decisions helps media and telecom companies strategically expand their content offerings, delivery technologies, partnerships, systems efficiency, and global reach through time-tested methodology and years of successful projects. In addition to over 20 years of direct client work, we also maintain working partnerships with key technology companies that have products which are heavily utilized in the industry, greatly enhancing our offerings.
• Strategic growth • Cost reduction • System Design & Implementation • Content Storage & Distribution • Social Networking • Systems Analysts • Cloud Computing • Mobile Networks & Applications • Mergers and acquisitions • Pricing policies • Supply chain management
Our client, an established leader in Internet and phone service to US and international clients, faced an urgent need to add significant disk storage capability, and wanted a solution that offered a more responsive and dynamic way of allocating storage across multiple systems. Sharp Decisions provided project management and skilled storage architects and analysts for a two-phase effort. During Phase 1, our storage architect and engineer worked with client personnel to design and implement new architecture. The Sharp Decisions team implemented a virtualized management environment designed to host mission critical, front-line applications, and route data automatically to other storage devices virtualized behind them.
For Phase 2, A team of experts was assembled to manage the data migration from 17 different frames down to six frames in three different data centers – covering in excess of 60 host servers and over 40 different applications. The full data infrastructure upgrade and migration project was fully operational in ten months. As a result of the upgrade the company was able to immediately reduce their per-terabyte cost of applications and disk usage, and reduced by over 50% the number of storage frames they had to manage. Because the new system could be managed in a virtualized environment, there was a significant reduction in complexity for storage and host application system administrators.