DATA CENTER

Our portfolio of services covers all aspects of infrastructure to provide true end-to-end solutions focused on your business outcomes. As the world appears to get more competitive each day and the need for innovation grows, businesses need to ensure their infrastructure keeps pace and can scale with the rapid changes happening around them. Bluetowne’s flexible and scalable solutions can reduce the complexity of your IT environment while increasing productivity, agility and efficiency.

Compute

Unleash the power of your applications and worker efficiency with compute solutions designed with the most powerful and scalable systems available. Bluetowne’s compute solutions are designed to meet workload expectations, management simplicity and budget requirement.  We are not married to one specific server hardware vendor.  It is true, not all engines are equal.  You decide what horsepower goes under your datacenter chassis and virtualization infrastructure. We will make recommendations and work to exceed your expectations. Some considerations for compute platforms and choices

  • Rack Mount Servers – density
  • Blade Systems – more density and consolidation
  • Tower Systems – yes, they still work great where space is limited!
  • Lights Out Management – grab control when things get out of control
  • Low Latency Bus and Memory
  • Redundancy – including memory mirroring and hypervisor boot volumes
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure – compress those disparate vendors into one
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – let Bluetowne serve up some IaaS soup for your virtualization and bare-metal needs

Storage

Simplify your storage environment while increasing the performance of your applications by leveraging scalable and easy to manage storage solutions. Our experts will assist in identifying the right solution based on your application and business needs, maximizing the performance of your applications.  Consider these functional areas within your array  decisions:

  • All Flash and Hybrid Storage Arrays
  • Block or File Storage Systems
  • Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
  • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • VMware and Hyper-V Converged Visibility
  • Performance Monitoring and Dashboards with Granular App Level Data Points
  • Block or VM-Level Replication
  • Snap Shots and VM Consolidation
  • Stretch and Hybrid Connection with AWS, Azure and vCloud Air
  • LUN, Pool or Entire Array Migrations

Virtualization

Increase the performance and portability of your applications by leveraging the latest in virtualization technologies. Bluetowne’s virtualization solutions not only maximize your infrastructure investment but also decrease your operational costs and time to market, simultaneously increasing the performance, security, and the mobility of your applications.  Our capabilities include:

  • Virtualization Infrastructure – nuts and bolts, large or small, data center or branch
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – extend data and video intensive apps to end-users and scale as you workforce grows
  • Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) – the next gen of consolidation is upon us: are you ready for rack-and-stack to be replaced with mouse clicks?
  • Automation and Orchestration – pre-schedule migrations, intra-datacenter workload hydration, and regularly validate high-availability: many ways to orchestrate and automate your datacenter virtual assets
  • Cloud Deployment Services (Private & Hybrid) – we’ll walk you through on-prem consolidation, and preparation for and migration to cloud platforms

Disaster Recovery

Downtime can be detrimental to your businesses’ reputation, brand, and bottom line. Take responsibility and enable your business to continue to operate through whatever storm it is forced to weather with Bluetowne’s Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). We will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure that your organization can to continue to deliver your products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident, and ensure optimized, speedy recovery and restoration of your data and applications.

Disaster and Continuity Consulting

Putting all the pieces together takes expertise, planning and design. Bluetowne’s professional services team provides strategic consulting for your disaster recovery and business continuity efforts to fit the unique needs and budget of your organization. Allow us to be your strategic partner prior-to, during and following a critical IT disaster. Downtime will happen. Preparedness is the first step to ensuring your data is protected, your operations can be sustained, and your reputation will not be damaged. Minimize the impact on your business, and protect the market share you’ve worked so hard to gain.

IT Disaster Preparedness

Businesses with a plan know exactly what to do when a disaster strikes. But all too often, companies overrate their level of preparedness. When a disruption hits – chaos and confusion ensue, rather than quick response and organized recovery. The fundamentals of a reliable IT disaster preparedness plan are simple, and the areas where your business should take concern include:

  • Backups
  • Continuous Data Protection
  • Offsite Replication
  • Server Imaging
  • Extend to Cloud
  • IT operational responsibilities
  • IT vendor preparedness partnering and ongoing services


Business Continuity Infrastructure

Ensuring that your most critical people and processes remain operational in the wake of a disaster due to a well-crafted disaster recovery plan is crucial, and expected by today’s ever-demanding customer. Too many businesses fail because they were ill prepared, even when a simple solution like online backup could have saved them. Be prepared with systems and services that perpetuate business continuity, including:

  • Warm/Hot Failover Site
  • Hybrid Cloud and Expandable Data Resources Outside Your Organization
  • Layer 2/3 Networking Access for IT Team & End-Users
  • Virtualization Recovery Platform
  • Simple Browser-Based Continuity Control and Orchestration

OUR STRATEGIC DATA CENTER LOCATION

Bluetowne’s data center is located near Ladson, in Charleston County. This stategic location is near a handful of other high-tech facilities, including the Charleston County Consolidated 911 emergency center, Google, and Roper Hospital’s data centers. Our data center is constructed to meet and exceed the conditions of the coastal region, both hurricanes and earthquakes, offering the highest level of protection. With its inland location situated on the highest point in the area, full redundancy, and a network of roads and easy access to an airport, our data center is well situated to provide production and disaster recovery solutions for your business. 

 

NETWORKING

Bluetowne has a proven approach to securely connecting people, applications, and devices. Our solutions will help you innovate, reduce overall cost and complexity, enhance security, and realize the full value of mobility. Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your environment with a robust network designed and deployed by Bluetowne.

End-Point Security & Control

Protect those end-user devices before they connect to your network.  Delivering resilient end-point protection beyond simple application-based firewall and antivirus/antimalware protection, Bluetowne can ensure your end-points are monitored and controlled by a central solution from the top security manufacturers in the industry.  Our team will deploy multiple layers of security to your end-points from 1 through 7 of the OSI model.  Consider these areas in a strong security posture for your networking environment:

  • Hard disk/at rest encryption
  • Physical protection of switch port access, cable trays and punch panels
  • Gain insight into tracked and traced IP, ARP and neighboring network traffic
  • Dissect transport payloads and uncover important header information
  • Control session gateways, allowances, original points, and encapsulation
  • Understand data translation, syntax and presentation of data after a TCP hand-shake
  • Query all aspects of applications and protocols on each device with command and control precision

Gateway & Intrusion Protection

Bluetowne’s implementation and security managed services will ensure your gateway and all routes are fortified, monitored and proactively managed.  Our intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS) use best-in-class security appliances backed by 24×7 on-site and remote monitoring of threats, interesting traffic and zero-day strikes.  Data collection is sifted in-line for known anomalies and questionable traffic is uploaded to threat research groups for further analysis – all on the fly and in millisecond reaction time.  Bluetowne will ensure your data is scrutinized by the best security technology available for your budget.  We’ll work with you to:

  • Enhance security posture
  • Survey and monitor existing security posture for benchmark
  • Perform internal and external security assessments and audits
  • Design and implement protection at all 7 layers of your stack
  • Threat rule validation and tuning
  • Sandbox review of data
  • Review reputation of source and destination traffic
  • Data collection systems design for compliance
  • Report vulnerabilities and assign to OSI layer for review

Wireless and Mobile

Mobile devices are worthless unless they have connectivity in this day and age. Bluetowne can blanket your campus, work space and gathering areas with the most visible and reliable wireless networks to support your team and visitors.  Our team can transform your legacy wireless network into an advanced wireless profit center to support highly efficient and productive employees working from mobile devices to enhance your business productivity.  Enjoy high throughput, long range, device visibility, and secured private and guest network deployments when working with the Bluetowne networking team.  Allow our team to integrate secure wireless architecture into your wired architecture for seamless security across multiple subnets and VLANs.  You will gain great visibility into application and device layer traffic riding your wireless system when you partner with us.

Secure Remote Access & VPN

Companies have changed they way they conduct business. As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile and global, finding a highly secure, cost-effective remote access solution to extend your network to branch offices, telecommuters, customers, and partners is critical.

You need to protect the privacy and integrity of all information, but you also need a solution that is flexible, versatile, and simple to manage. Bluetowne offers options for remote access that will help you to:

  • Improve productivity
  • Enable new business applications
  • Enhance business efficiency
  • Comply with information privacy regulations
  • Ensure remote device agnostic application access


By incorporating capabilities that help secure your network and endpoints, as well as applications and messages, our systems-based approach provides comprehensive security for your communications.

Need supplemental support for your existing team on an upcoming project? We do that, too.

 

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