Infrastructure / Private Cloud Consulting

Leaner. Simpler. Faster. Easier to Manage. More Secure.

These five words describe today’s ideal IT environment and they are also the key benefits you’ll get from working with Evolve IP’s advanced virtualization consulting practice.

Over 1,300 businesses rely on Evolve IP to:

  • Build out a truly agile, redundant, and highly-responsive IT environment
  • Drive ultra-secure settings including implementing the latest in nexgen firewalls with IDS/IPS
  • Automate and centralize server management
  • Eliminate IT sprawl and simplify operations
  • Upgrade from 1G to 10G networking

When you reach out to Evolve IP you will be working with one of the nation’s leading IT service companies and be placed in contact with a team with unparalleled experience. In fact, when other providers fail, the top storage and networking companies in the world tell their customers to call Evolve IP.

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“Evolve IP was the natural choice for our virtualization initiative. The company’s deep experience in the cloud, including strong relationships with key vendors, were critical to our success in building our virtualized data center and maintaining its unprecedented reliability. The Evolve IP team is an indispensable resource for the METRO RTA and provided an elegant solution to several complex challenges. Many elements of the transit system’s data and day-to-day IT functions operate on solutions designed and/or implemented through their expertise.”

– Mark Hobson, Data Systems Manager
Akron Metro RTA

Features

On Premise Virtualization, Hybrid or Private Cloud Deployments

Deciding to utilize your own environment for virtualization is a big step and one that requires significant knowledge and skills to complete successfully. Whether a small installation or one that spans multiple locations, states and countries, our engineers, with more than 25 years of experience building data centers, can ensure a successful deployment.

Evolve IP specializes in providing ultra-redundant configurations, as well as solutions that allow you to centralize IT assets for better utilization and lower cost of operations, all while improving reliability and uptime. We also help with defining and implementing a world-class disaster recovery solution.

Our designs are based on a “3-Core” principle where we design around storage, virtualization (the hypervisor), and networking. Our 3-Core design is a building block of scalability that allows you to grow your infrastructure without expensive forklift upgrades – all while minimizing downtime.

Ultimately, the goal is for you to have peace of mind while keeping your data on-site, or if needed, utilizing a remote backup service to our cloud. We will provide your organization with the resilient and secure services needed to maintain “up-time” based around your critical needs.

On-premise virtualization / Private Cloud

For organizations with an experienced IT staff, or current investment in an existing premise-based data center we offer two options:

1. We can build your own private cloud – managed by you or by our staff – ensuring peace of mind that your data is with you, but being taken care of by seasoned professionals. We will help build you a smaller replica of our own environment, under our “rule of two”, designing a solution where in the event of a power outage or networking issue, you will only ever lose up to 50 percent of your redundant environment, resulting in very minimal degradation.

2. We can consult with you and provide business analysis to help you determine which virtualization offerings are right for you, and the acquisition, deployment and maintenance of an on-site, virtualized environment. We will also assist you with the ideal equipment that fits your needs and upgrade considerations.

For all of our installations and consulting projects we also advise our clients on their power and HVAC needs. Many clients do not realize what type of power (cabling, UPS, PDU’s) and generators should be used; what kind of HVAC units are needed and what rack and room sizing is required.

Not ready to move everything into the cloud?

This solution is great for organizations that are not ready to move everything into the cloud. Perhaps you just want to put your hosted Exchange in our cloud, or a large database, but keep your other data onsite.

Or maybe you are looking to leverage our cloud for disaster recovery, with geographic disparity in your back-up location. For customers who are not looking to go all into the cloud, our hybrid solution is the way to go.

Does leveraging the cloud make more sense financially?

During the consulting process you may decide that the cost and size of upgrading your on-premise datacenter is too costly, too large, or that you don’t want your cash flow disrupted by a large purchase. Switching from a CAPEX to an OPEX model is often more beneficial to organizations with those concerns.

Maybe your organization moved into a new office space where the cost is too high to bring fiber in, and leveraging the cloud makes more sense financially for you. Our experts will determine these decision-making points during our discovery meeting with you.

+ Consulting Services

On Premise Virtualization, Hybrid or Private Cloud Deployments

Deciding to utilize your own environment for virtualization is a big step and one that requires significant knowledge and skills to complete successfully. Whether a small installation or one that spans multiple locations, states and countries, our engineers, with more than 25 years of experience building data centers, can ensure a successful deployment.

Evolve IP specializes in providing ultra-redundant configurations, as well as solutions that allow you to centralize IT assets for better utilization and lower cost of operations, all while improving reliability and uptime. We also help with defining and implementing a world-class disaster recovery solution.

Our designs are based on a “3-Core” principle where we design around storage, virtualization (the hypervisor), and networking. Our 3-Core design is a building block of scalability that allows you to grow your infrastructure without expensive forklift upgrades – all while minimizing downtime.

Ultimately, the goal is for you to have peace of mind while keeping your data on-site, or if needed, utilizing a remote backup service to our cloud. We will provide your organization with the resilient and secure services needed to maintain “up-time” based around your critical needs.

+ Private Cloud

On-premise virtualization / Private Cloud

For organizations with an experienced IT staff, or current investment in an existing premise-based data center we offer two options:

1. We can build your own private cloud – managed by you or by our staff – ensuring peace of mind that your data is with you, but being taken care of by seasoned professionals. We will help build you a smaller replica of our own environment, under our “rule of two”, designing a solution where in the event of a power outage or networking issue, you will only ever lose up to 50 percent of your redundant environment, resulting in very minimal degradation.

2. We can consult with you and provide business analysis to help you determine which virtualization offerings are right for you, and the acquisition, deployment and maintenance of an on-site, virtualized environment. We will also assist you with the ideal equipment that fits your needs and upgrade considerations.

For all of our installations and consulting projects we also advise our clients on their power and HVAC needs. Many clients do not realize what type of power (cabling, UPS, PDU’s) and generators should be used; what kind of HVAC units are needed and what rack and room sizing is required.

+ Hybrid Cloud

Not ready to move everything into the cloud?

This solution is great for organizations that are not ready to move everything into the cloud. Perhaps you just want to put your hosted Exchange in our cloud, or a large database, but keep your other data onsite.

Or maybe you are looking to leverage our cloud for disaster recovery, with geographic disparity in your back-up location. For customers who are not looking to go all into the cloud, our hybrid solution is the way to go.

+ Hosted Cloud

Does leveraging the cloud make more sense financially?

During the consulting process you may decide that the cost and size of upgrading your on-premise datacenter is too costly, too large, or that you don’t want your cash flow disrupted by a large purchase. Switching from a CAPEX to an OPEX model is often more beneficial to organizations with those concerns.

Maybe your organization moved into a new office space where the cost is too high to bring fiber in, and leveraging the cloud makes more sense financially for you. Our experts will determine these decision-making points during our discovery meeting with you.

Benefits of working with Evolve IP

Expertise

We have worked on more than 1,300 commercial accounts and leverage our senior level engineers’ experience of more than two decades to assist organizations.

Security

We take all precautions to ensure world-class security for your environment, including firewalls, antivirus, patch management, intrusion detection and prevention and more.

Value

Our solutions and services are designed to be cost effective without sacrificing quality. We will provide your organization with new technology and deliver faster, more reliable service, while also reducing overall costs.

Growth Management

We help businesses experiencing an explosion in data growth with storage solutions.

Redundancy

Data is replicated in near-real time between two redundant data centers.

Layering

We believe in a multi-vendor approach to assist with leveraging “best of breed” hardware. We provide our clients with vendor hardware and software based on what is best for the build, not the sale.

Expertise and Partners

Storage (SAN)
Evolve IP partners with HP and works with its 3PAR (Storeserv) and LeftHand (Storevirtual), which offers a more efficient process and is more scalable than other storage products. HP’s 3PAR, named the #1 mid-range overall storage array in the “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays”, provides both performance and value. 3PAR storage offers a guaranteed uptime program, along with petabyte scale, all at the cost of spinning disk.

Networking
Evolve IP will set your core network up right, layering it according to best practices, utilizing Arista Networks to meet the networking needs of the data center with affordable, high-end switches at a great price point. Arista was recognized by Gartner as a “visionary” in its “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking” based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. We also partner with Aruba networking for the edge as well as wireless, because Aruba and Arista complement each other very well.

Evolve IP has partnered with Arista and Aruba primarily because they utilize the called industry standard command line interface (ISCLI). Our clients benefit from similar CLIs as most are familiar with the commands of some of the other switching / routing vendors on the market. The industry standard CLI is important so your technology team can leverage their existing knowledge, yet continue to introduce newer, faster and cutting-edge technologies into their environment.

Additionally, we design, install, and configure Cisco, HP, and Juniper networking. Evolve IP engineers are certified by each of these vendors, bringing a wealth of knowledge and talent to your design and installation. They work from the datacenter, allowing your connectivity to extend where you need it.

Virtualization
Evolve IP leverages industry-leading virtualization software company VMware for its customers’ virtualization needs, and is a member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). Whether you are looking to install a new solution or if your virtual site experiences latency or intermittent outages and needs an upgrade to improve performance, we can help. We understand and build the core infrastructure that covers numerous aspects of a datacenter that scales and is redundant.

Connectivity
High-speed 10gig connectivity is paramount for accommodating today’s applications. Evolve IP ensures you have the high-speed connectivity and consistent end-user experience you need.