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Cloud

Providing a managed approach

Businesses are utilizing cloud technologies to increase agility and elasticity, and create new and innovative revenue streams. IT leaders must respond by developing and executing a comprehensive cloud strategy that tackles security, compliance, reliability, and cost. New research shows cloud leaders – companies that take a managed approach to cloud, are significantly more likely to launch new products and expand in new markets than cloud laggards.

Rolta|Advizex has created an end-to-end cloud approach that enables customers to execute on cloud in areas of strategy, finance, technology, and management.

  • Applications: Oracle Cloud ERP and Microsoft Office 365
  • Public Cloud: Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Air, and Oracle Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud: Technologies from VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, HPE Cloud Service Automation, and HPE Azure Stack
  • CloudFusion X: Provides the consumption model of cloud while maintaining flexibility and control

Advisory Offerings

  • Cloud Team Workshop
  • Complete Cloud Strategy
  • Cloud Financials and ROI
  • Application and Workload Suitability

Consulting Offerings

  • Planning and Design
  • Cloud Proof of Concept
  • Migration to the Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud Implementation
  • Network Cloud Design
  • Security Cloud Design
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • DevOps
  • Public Cloud Managed Services
  • Private Cloud Managed Services

Technology Offerings

  • Azure Stack
  • DevOps Toolchain
  • Docker
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • HPE Cloud Service Automation
  • Infrastructure
    • Compute
    • Storage
    • Backup
    • Archive
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • OpenStack
  • Oracle Cloud ERP
  • Oracle Cloud Machine
  • Oracle Infrastructure
  • Oracle Platform
  • Public Cloud Workspaces
  • Puppet
  • ServiceNow
  • VMware Photon Platform
  • VMware SDDC

Mobility

Enabling the mobile workforce

In today’s fast paced work environments, employees must be able to work wherever and whenever they need to. That means allowing access to critical and often sensitive data outside the workplace and from a variety of devices. Technology organizations struggle to provide this access while ensuring security standards are met and enforced. The pressure to help the business have a cohesive and all-encompassing strategy for mobility is immense given the possibilities for increasing worker productivity and customer satisfaction.

As a true systems integrator, we help organizations tackle the gambit of issues that can arise when implementing a mobility strategy. Rolta|Advizex is proud to have some of the best and brightest delivery resources in the industry for mobility solutions including one of six VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX), in the United States. Our approach is to work in concert with organizations to develop, build, and deploy a successful mobility strategy.

This thoughtful phased approach ensures that the solution will meet the demanding requirements of users and drive excitement for the new flexible style of work that mobility brings.

Advisory Offerings

  • Mobility Advizer
  • Virtual Desktop Assessment and Planning (VDAP)
  • VDI Infrastructure Assessment and Design
  • Design Workshop
  • Proof of Concepts (POCs) and Pilots

Consulting Offerings

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Application Virtualization
  • User Persona Management
  • Monitoring and Optimization
  • Application Portals
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  • Secure File Access
  • Single Sign-On for SaaS Applications
  • Desktop as a Service (DAAS)
  • Wireless Networking
  • Security Solutions
    • 2 Factor Authentication
    • Perimeter
    • Micro-segmentation

Technology Offerings

  • F5 BIG-IP
  • Fortinet Fortigate NextGen Firewalls
  • HPE Aruba Wireless
  • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite
  • Palo Alto NextGen Firewalls
  • VMware Mobile Technologies
    • AirWatch
    • AppVolumes
    • Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops and Apps
    • Horizon View
    • Identity Manager
    • Mirage
    • NSX for Horizon
    • ThinApp
    • User Environment Manager
    • Workspace ONE
    • vRealize Operations for Horizon

Data Management

Designing and implementing complex strategies

Today’s organizations depend on data to manage their operations in real-time, around the clock. However, they often experience negative impacts such as quality/inaccuracy issues from multiple sources, automated extraction and manipulation into a single, consumable platform, and application performance issues. Possessing the right business knowledge, well defined processes, and data expertise is critical to ensure predictable and precise results.

Our data experts are well versed in data quality, ETL, staging, and Master Data Management (MDM) disciplines and technologies. We have a proven track record of increasing precision, accuracy, and consistency to support growing business demands. Our approach to data management is to understand business drivers and goals through engagement with key business leaders and stakeholders. This enables us to identify the full spectrum of data elements, their subsequent source systems, and operational data stores to design, implement, and manage a complex data management strategy.

Advisory Offerings

  • Mobility Advizer
  • Virtual Desktop Assessment and Planning (VDAP)
  • VDI Infrastructure Assessment and Design
  • Design Workshop
  • Proof of Concepts (POCs) and Pilots

Consulting Offerings

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Application Virtualization
  • User Persona Management
  • Monitoring and Optimization
  • Application Portals
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  • Secure File Access
  • Single Sign-On for SaaS Applications
  • Desktop as a Service (DAAS)
  • Wireless Networking
  • Security Solutions
    • 2 Factor Authentication
    • Perimeter
    • Micro-segmentation

Technology Offerings

  • F5 BIG-IP
  • Fortinet Fortigate NextGen Firewalls
  • HPE Aruba Wireless
  • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite
  • Palo Alto NextGen Firewalls
  • VMware Mobile Technologies
    • AirWatch
    • AppVolumes
    • Horizon Air Cloud-Hosted Desktops and Apps
    • Horizon View
    • Identity Manager
    • Mirage
    • NSX for Horizon
    • ThinApp
    • User Environment Manager
    • Workspace ONE
    • vRealize Operations for Horizon

Office 365

Enhancing the value of IT investments

Many organizations need help in determining how to best transition to a hybrid cloud-integrated technology platform to meet their specific needs. Microsoft applications, whether implemented on-premise or through Office 365, represent a critical technology base to most businesses. Microsoft provides industry-leading cloud technologies such as Office 365 and Azure to enable efficiency, productivity, and flexibility as an extension of enterprise Information Technology architecture. As a result, proper design, operation, and maintenance of Microsoft’s cloud technologies will enable organizations to effectively enhance the value of their IT investment.

Rolta|Advizex maintains the following Microsoft Competencies:

  • Cloud Productivity Partner (Office 365)
  • Cloud Platform Partner (Azure)
  • Messaging Competency (Exchange)
  • Communications Competency (Skype for Business)
  • Portals and Collaboration (SharePoint)
  • Data Platform (SQL Server)

We staff highly certified consultants across our regional offices to enable the expertise customers need on a local level. As a Microsoft partner for over 10 years, Rolta|Advizex is committed to the highest levels of technical competency, and continually invests in training and development for our technologists.

Advisory Offerings

  • Cloud Readiness Assessment for Office 365 and Azure
  • Cloud Based Federated Identity Planning using Azure Active Directory and EMS
  • Planning and Deployment Services
  • Portals and Collaboration
  • Exchange
  • Unified Communications

Consulting Offerings

  • Design and Implementation of Office 365 and Hybrid Deployments
  • Migrate and Upgrade Existing Exchange Environments
    • Notes and GroupWise to Exchange Migrations
    • Mail Archive to Cloud-Based Archive
  • Migrate and Upgrade Existing SharePoint Environments
  • Migrate and Upgrade Existing Lync and Skype Environments
  • Azure Design and Hybrid Cloud Integration

Managed Services Offerings

  • Active Directory
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft Windows OS

Technology Offerings

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure Enterprise Mobility Suite
  • Azure Iaas and Paas
  • .Net and SQL
  • Office 365
    • Exchange Online
    • SharePoint Online
    • Skype for Business

Backup and Recovery

Protecting critical business data

Organizational data needs to be protected from a myriad of potential risks and threats as well as to comply with regulatory compliance requirements. Daily backups of data has been the standard for many years. Now organizations are taking another look at the “one size fits all” and are realizing that not all data is the same and that a single solution for protection isn’t the answer. Today’s challenges to protect against data loss in an increasing complex IT landscape can be a daunting task. Location, frequency, distributed copies, and the ability to recover not just a file but perhaps an entire application or service are just a few factors that need to be included in the overall strategy.

We provide a proven approach to address people, process, and technology. Having implemented operational recovery solutions for organizations of all sizes and verticals; our methodology will easily adapt to meet your needs regardless of infrastructure platform. Whether you want to understand if your backup data is secure or if you have the right layers of protection, Rolta|Advizex has the methodology and the people to help.

Advisory Offerings

  • Current State Assessments
  • Capacity Planning and Sizing
  • RFQ/RFP Creation and Scoring
  • Proof of Concept Planning and Execution
  • Risk Analysis
  • Performance Analysis
  • Backup Hardening Advizer

Consulting Offerings

  • Health Checks
  • Tuning and Optimization
  • Operational Recovery Planning and Detailed Design
  • Detailed Runbook Creation
  • Benchmarking
  • Restore Validation Testing
  • Implementations and Migrations
  • Infrastructure Upgrades
  • KPI and Report Creation
  • Workflow Development
  • Legacy Restore Planning
  • Backup Managed Service

Technology Offerings

  • Dell EMC Data Protection Suite Family
  • Dell EMC NetWorker
  • Dell EMC Avamar
  • Dell EMC Data Domain
  • Dell EMC SourceOnce
  • HPE DataProtector
  • HPE StoreOnce
  • Oracle ZFS Backup Appliance
  • Veeam

Compute

Navigating all phases of the IT Life Cycle

The compute layer in a modern data center has shifted beyond the traditional model of rack mount and blade servers. IT organizations struggle to maximize the value that virtualization and integration, with software-defined-infrastructure solutions, can offer to their business.

Our partnership with the industry leaders in compute and software-defined infrastructure solutions, as well as our history of over 40-years in the IT business, enables us to assist organizations through all phases of the compute life-cycle, architectural design, consulting, and managed service capabilities.

Advisory Offerings

  • Infrastructure Advizer
  • Proof of Concepts (POCs) and Pilots
  • Strategy and Design Workshops
  • Technology Roadmap Review
  • Technology Refresh Plannings

Consulting Offerings

  • Health Checks and Assessments
  • Blade Install and Configuration
  • Compute Capacity Planning
  • OS Automation and Provisioning

Managed Services Offerings

  • Operating Systems
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • UNIX
  • Virtualization Environments
    • VMware
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle

Technology Offerings

  • Cisco UCS Servers
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers
  • HPE Apollo Server Systems
  • HPE Integrity Systems
  • HPE ProLiant Systems
  • Oracle Netra Servers
  • Oracle SPARC Servers
  • Oracle x86 Servers

IT Transformation

Deliver more with less

The demand for IT transformation is driven by a focus need to gain competitive advantage in an increasingly complex landscape. Companies need to continually evaluate and revise their business methodologies to improve delivery models. Based on the tight dependency between today’s business operations and technology, organizations struggle to fully align IT transformation to support business goals with applications, data, and infrastructure.

We have the experience, knowledge and expertise to look beyond the technology and assess how innovation can improve business practices. As a multi-talented, multi-disciplined company, we partner with organizations to assess the current state, evaluate business demands, and subsequently develop short and long-term roadmaps to transform IT organizations. Leveraging our PLAN-BUILD-MANAGE methodology, Rolta|Advizex can help transform IT organizations to meet growing business demands.

Advisory Offerings

  • Cloud Strategy and Roadmap
  • ITSM Strategy and Roadmap
  • Technology Refresh
  • Documentation and Knowledge Management
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Process and Organization
  • IT Strategy and Roadmap

Consulting Offerings

  • IT Transformation
  • IT Operational Assessment
  • Service Management
  • Business Processes
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Vendor Analysis

Storage

Managing exponential growth

Data continues to grow at an exponential rate, and the available storage platform options continue to evolve. Organizations are required to balance performance demands, capacity, cost, and the impact of new technologies. Storage virtualization, solid-state technology, and cloud-based offerings are a few examples of innovations that are changing the storage landscape.

We have years of experience architecting and implementing storage solutions to exceed application performance and availability demands, which scale to meet the increase in volume in design to achieve Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) for disaster recovery purposes. Our expertise across applications, data, and infrastructure ensure we take a holistic approach when assisting with organizational storage needs.

Advisory Offerings

  • Infrastructure Advizer
  • Tech Refresh Planning
  • Vendor Analysis and Comparisons
  • Data Center Consolidation

Consulting Offerings

  • Solution Design and Implementation
  • Storage Migration
  • Capacity Planning and Forecasting
  • Health Checks and Assessments
  • Performance Baselines
  • Platform Expansions and Upgrades
  • Infrastructure Optimization
  • Residencies
  • Managed Storage and SAN from HPE, Oracle and Dell EMC

Technology Offerings

  • Dell EMC
    • VMAX, XtremIO, VNX, VPLEX, CloudArray, ScaleIO, Unity, VIPR, RecoverPoint, Isilon, DSSD, SC, PS series, MD3, MD, NX, FS, DR, DL, TL and ML
  • HPE
    • XP, 3PAR, MSA, Store Virtual, StoreOnce, Nimble
  • Oracle
    • FS1 (Flash Storage), ZFS (Zeta File System), Exadata Storage, ASM, SL and Storagete
  • VMware
    • Virtual SAN (vSAN)

Compliance

Minimize your footprint, maximize your value

With growing public awareness of cybersecurity threats, regulations and standards are in constant flux, attempting to hold back the tide of the advanced threat. Many organizations face more than one security-focused law, regulation, or standard, and struggle to manage compliance efforts and attestation due to increasing complexity and staffing demands.

Combining the breadth of our data center practices with deep security expertise in compliance mechanisms, such as HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS, ISO2700-series, we are poised to become a trusted advisor guiding organizations through the complexities of minimizing their compliance footprint and maximizing the security value of compliance investment.

Advisory Offerings

  • Compliance Advizer

Consulting Offerings

  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • PCI DSS
    • GDPR
    • New York State DFS Cyber
  • ISO27000-series
  • NIST
  • ITAR/DFARS
  • FFIEC
  • GLBA
  • NERC CIP
  • CJIS
  • CPNI

Technology Offerings

  • RSA Archer
  • Varonis DatAdvantage (data discovery)

Governance

Providing the path to a secure future

As the security landscape continues to shift, and new technologies present both new capabilities and new threats to organizations, governing and managing security has become more critical than ever. Businesses have found that securing critical data cannot always be accomplished by following best practices, yet are challenged to develop a plan to achieve desired future state.

We focus on understanding business drivers, supporting technologies, and organizational culture. Working with key leadership, we define the security and compliance program to achieve future state goals.

Advisory Offerings

  • Security Advizer
  • Compliance Advizer
  • Security Assessments
    • Vulnerability
    • Penetration
    • Wireless
    • Social
    • Compliance
  • Risk Assessment
  • Data Access Governance
  • Endpoint Memory Analysis

Consulting Offerings

  • Board-level Security Advisory
  • Security Program Development
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Security Awareness
  • Compliance Training
  • Virtual CSO

Technology Offerings

  • RSA Archer eGRC
  • RSA Identity Governance and Lifecycle
  • Varonis DataPrivilege

Service Management

Improving service delivery

The concept of Cloud has challenged the status quo in how IT delivers and manages services, both internally and externally, to the business.  With a constant wave of evolution in how organizations consume technology, IT departments need to reskill their workforce, redefine processes and drive higher efficiencies while reducing costs.

Our team provides customers with a wide array of expertise to better align IT departments with the businesses they support.  Whether the help needed is to select the right toolsets, build new and/or retrofit existing processes, or to determine required skillsets to better align with desired business outcomes, we can help IT become a competitive advantage for your business.

Advisory Offerings

  • Current State Assessments
    • Tools
    • Process
    • Staffing
  • Financial Analysis
    • Assessment
    • Recommendation
  • Future State Goals
    • Recommendations
    • Short-Term Roadmaps
    • Long-Term Roadmaps

Consulting Offerings

  • ITIL Best Practices – Process Improvement
  • Platform Implementations and Migrations
  • Platform Enhancements and Expansions
  • IT Support and End User Training
  • Performance Analytics
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • Support and Administration
  • Agile Methodology Development Lifecycle

Technology Offerings

  • ServiceNow
    • ITSM: Incident, Problem, Change, Knowledge
    • Event Management: Monitoring, Alerting, Escalation
    • Self-Service: Portal, Service Catalog, Automation
    • ITOM: CMDB, Discovery, Asset Management
    • HR Management: Onboarding, Transfers, Renewals
    • Demand Management: Project Management, Portfolio Management
    • Orchestration: Password Reset, Access, Provisioning Virtual Desktop, Servers
    • Cloud Management: Provision, Monitor Cloud usage
    • Customer Service Management

R|A People

What’s your favorite part of your day to day job?

The best part of the ‘job’ and I say that loosely because I love what I do and often do not consider it a job, but when I am able to have great (positive) architectural and process impact on a customer’s IT organization. After an architecture has been designed, the product and services have been ordered and executed and on day 2 operations, the customers daily operations are better than when we started.