Servers Network OS and OS Virtualization Support

Network Integration
Network downtime can seriously disrupt your business, and our approach to network integration focuses on ensuring your infrastructure is flexible, resilient and scalable.

Proviatek is a full service network integrator with over 8 years of network development and systems integration experience. Proviatek professionals, with combined expertise of almost 40 years of Network Integration, are extremely qualified help you maximize your businesses potential with the latest technology. We’ll save you time and money and help you grow your business through more efficient and productive systems. We offer forward-thinking expertise to address where you are today, integrating new technology with legacy systems, but also to prepare for the future, making wider use of voice/IP convergence, or support for video technologies. Our vendor independence means we are in a position to select the best products for the situation, rather than shoehorn a single-vendor solution where it might not be best applied. Our professional services team can perform network health checks and advise on migration paths as well as providing full project management. We also offer a range comprehensive range of SLAs and maintenance packages.

Proviatek provides its customers with the following services to further their network investments:

Performance Assessment
After assessing the project deliverables, a skilled network analyst spends a predetermined period of time gathering statistics and information from the network. This is done by installing a network protocol analyzer on identified LAN/ WAN segments. The resulting report includes an executive overview, technical overview and a detailed technical analysis.
Application Response Time Assessment
The Surveyor engineer investigates and identifies whether slow responses are network related or caused by an application (either across the network or within the server environment), thus highlighting the problem area. We have a global support base of experienced, certified network integration project managers and engineers. Our global infrastructure and service delivery processes provide consulting, project management and support for all your company network integration projects.

Inventory and Diagram
Our consultants identify each network device that makes up the LAN/WAN. Using both commercial and proprietary analysis tools, our engineers document each component and device on the network, or components thereof, and compile a detailed inventory report. A diagram is then created from the gathered information.
Remote Access Solution
Then Hurricane Katrina hit, and telework became an important part of many organizations’ plans to continue doing business. The Federal Administration has just released its plan for dealing with a flu pandemic and, at the forefront of that plan aside from keeping people away from one another and asking them to avoid shaking hands was letting people work from home. Companies are not looking at telework because it is a congressional mandate. They are considering it because it might make good business sense. Technologies are available now enable work to continue wherever people are. People often breathlessly talk about paradigm shifts, which is what telework might be. So are you ready to enter the telework era? The technologies needed to support a company’s telework initiatives have arrived and are mature enough to adequately support an entire ‘teleworkforce’.

At Proviatek, knowledge of network architecture and IP technology is combined with expertise in business realities. We also have a breadth of experience in data and voice. Our knowledge of voice, both in the IP and legacy space, and skills to migrate traditional voice onto IP networks, are invaluable in our plan, build and support approach of VoIP infrastructures. Next Generation Enterprise Network Next-generation Network Gears improve performance by looking at issues such as network latency, security and application performance. These devices can scrutinize data and its destination, and then perform a variety of functions, such as checking security and giving dada a makeover for a more efficient delivery. These in turn improve application response time, ease overworked servers, and lower overall network bandwidth needs. The expected payoff is more productive users and lower information technology bills. Some of the devices have begun to push further into the application space and have undertaken functions associated with programming languages, such as Extensible Markup Language. Instead of processing XML traffic on Servers or Client systems, the Network Devices often complete those tasks on hardware blades equipped with special software that snap into open slots in Network Switches or Routers. Proviatek represents companies such as Alcatel and IBM in these products.
Network Integration Support
Consulting
Once your company has decided to start up, re-engineer, or integrate a new technology system, your journey into the LAN labyrinth begins. How do you proceed from a concept to the successful implementation of this critical project via the most direct, cost-efficient and timely route? How can you find a consultant with whom you can establish a rapport? Develop a working relationship with people who will listen, learn your operation and understand how to propose solutions that will work? Proviatek is the answer. Indeed, Proviatek’s reputation is founded on the basic business precept of personal interaction and innovative solution to developing application. By anticipating current problems and future needs, and providing continuing personal services, Proviatek puts you on the straightest path to achieving a totally-integrated, smoothly-operating LAN network.

Server Virtualization
For small businesses with too many underutilized servers or escalating IT costs, virtualization offers relief by fundamentally changing the way IT resources are managed and deployed. Virtualization provides unmatched flexibility, performance, and utilization by allowing you to move server workloads from one virtual workspace to the next, maximizing server resources on the fly based on your business needs.

Virtualization can help your company by offering:

Fast provisioning and dynamic load balancing – for improved application performance
Simplified disaster recovery – Virtualization’s single-system image makes recovery painless

Consolidated servers with optimized workloads – increase utilization to accomplish more with fewer servers
Reduced energy needs – fewer servers means lower electricity and cooling bills and a smaller carbon footprint

VMware Infrastructure:
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VMware Infrastructure is a feature-rich suite that delivers the production-proven efficiency, availability, and dynamic management needed to create a responsive data center.

VMware VirtualCenter is enterprise-class software that allows you to manage your virtual infrastructure. VirtualCenter provides the central point of control for enterprise-wide workload management, provisioning and availability. It simplifies IT so companies leverage their storage, network, and computing resources to control costs and respond faster.

VMware ESX Server is the industry leading virtual infrastructure platform for enterprise datacenters. ESX Server speeds service deployments and adds management flexibility by partitioning x86 servers into a pool of secure, portable and hardware-independent virtual machines. Customers minimize total cost of ownership by greatly increasing server utilization and simplifying system administration. The unique bare-metal architecture of ESX Server offers reliability, performance and scalability exceeding any other server virtualization technology.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server:

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs.

Dynamic Memory – a memory management enhancement new for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 – pools and dynamically distributes all the memory of a physical host. Memory can be dynamically reallocated between different virtual machines in response to the changing workloads of these machines. Dynamic Memory thus enables more efficient use of memory while maintaining consistent workload performance and scalability. Implementing Dynamic Memory means that higher levels of server consolidation can be achieved with minimal impact on performance. Dynamic Memory also means larger numbers of virtual desktops per Hyper-V host for VDI scenarios.

Since Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product which contains only the Windows Hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, and virtualization components, it provides a small footprint and minimal overhead.

It easily plugs into existing IT environments, leveraging existing patching, provisioning, management, support tools, processes, and skills.

Key Benefits

Enables workload consolidation
Provides a simplified virtualization solution

Works with existing IT Infrastructures
Capitalizes on existing processes

Citrix XenServer:

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Enterprise-class. Cloud-proven. And Free.
Join the rapidly growing community of IT professionals who have chosen Citrix XenServer™ for their virtualization platform.

Enterprise-class features you need – at no cost.
Fast deployment – “Ten minutes to Xen.”
Eliminate planned downtime – XenMotion live migration is included.

Simplify administration – XenCenter is included.
Unmatched performance – even for I/O intensive applications.
Uncompromised Windows and Linux guest support.

Get started with XenServer—now. It’s not a demo. It’s not a trial. It’s datacenter-ready. And when you need advanced virtualization management—including automated high availability, dynamic memory, workload balancing, and more—simply add a XenServer Premium Edition.

Oracle VM Server for x86:
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Oracle VM 3.0 is the latest release of Oracle’s server virtualization and management solution. As companies focus on delivering complete solutions, virtualization can help them transform the data center—moving beyond server consolidation to improving application deployment and management. This application-driven virtualization is the fundamental underpinning of Oracle VM 3.0.

Easier to deploy and manage applications
Four times more scalable than VMware
Cost is lower

Suitable for all data center workloads
90+ Oracle VM Templates available for enterprise software
All Oracle software is certified

Oracle VM is free, next generation, scalable server virtualization software that supports Oracle and non-Oracle applications. Oracle VM provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for creating and managing virtual server pools running on x86 and x86-64-based systems across an enterprise; both Linux and Windows guests are supported. Part of Oracle VM includes the Xen hypervisor, and Oracle’s engineering team contributes heavily to feature development of Xen mainline software.

The new Oracle VM release is specifically designed for deploying and managing advanced system infrastructures including enterprise clouds. Oracle VM can create the most scalable, reliable, computing environments, all readily managed with Oracle VM Manager. This new version of Oracle VM includes many enhancements to simplify and automate network and storage configuration, new policy-based management to deliver application resource flexibility, an all-new graphical user interface for ease-of-use. Oracle VM supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications and offers customers the most cost effective server virtualization backed by Oracle’s world-class support. Suitable for deployments across your entire data center, Oracle VM is also the only x86 server virtualization solution certified for use with all Oracle software.

Proviatek provides clients with a holistic view of virtualization and how to effectively implement such a solution within their IT environment.

Hardware Sale and Support

Proviatek, Inc. is an authorized distributor and reseller for major brands of hardware and accessories. Included amongst these are Fujitsu, Cisco, Aruba, Fortinet, Nasuni, etc.

Fujitsu range of products:
Fujitsu offers the most complete IT technology solutions available in the market today. Fujitsu builds solutions on intuitive technology that makes the IT experience simpler, smarter and more manageable.
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Aruba Networking Products:
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Mellanox:
1 Gb/s, 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s Ethernet and InfiniBand Switch System Family
The Ethernet Switch Family delivers the highest performance and port density with a complete chassis and fabric management solution enabling converged data centers to operate at any scale while reducing operational costs and infrastructure complexity. This family includes a broad portfolio of fixed and modular switches that range from 24 to 288 ports, and support 1/10 or 40Gb/s per port. These switches allow IT managers to build cost-effective and scalable switch fabrics for small to large clusters up to 10’s-ofthousands of nodes.

Mellanox makes fabric management as easy as it can by providing the lowest latency and highest bandwidth. This allows IT managers to deal with serving the company’s business needs, while solving typical networking issues such as congestion and the inefficiencies generated by adding unnecessary rules and limitations when the network resources are sufficient.
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