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Professional Services

In today’s professional services world, your partner’s knowledge and know-how are more than important – they are essential to your IT and business success.  Comport is well-prepared for the challenge!

  • Our engineers average 20-25 years of IT experience with industry leaders.
  • Comport has highest-level technical certifications in Cloud, Servers, Storage, Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V), Backup & Recovery (HPE StoreOnce, VEEAM), Networking, Healthcare, and HPE-UX.
  • Comport’s unique concentration of HPE Master SAN Architects brings the highest-level skills to your storage and back-up strategies.

Our actions are guided by what’s right for our clients and proven industry best-practices. We’ll speak up with ideas, and ask questions to understand your full requirements. We owe it to you to be proactive—so your Information Technology reliably supports your business objectives and bottom line. Our professional services include:

  • Storage Assessments
  • Storage & Server Migrations
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise SAN HealthCheck
  • NetApp StorageGrid
  • Virtualization
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Installation
  • Storage complexity can be an ROI killer. Only HPE 3PAR StoreServ eliminates fragmented and complex silos with a single interoperable set of Tier-1 data services across midrange, enterprise, and performance optimized all-flash arrays. We offer two Storage Assessments.

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise NinjaThin Storage Assessment

    NinjaThin is a non-intrusive audit of your current storage infrastructure, at no cost. NinjaThin supports Hewlett Packard Enterprise “Get Thin” Guarantee: a 50% reduction in storage capacity requirements when you move from legacy storage to HPE 3PAR StoreServ. You’ll receive a detailed storage efficiency report containing an audit of your current storage, utilization ratios and stranded capacity, and recommended TCO saving strategies in capacity, power, data center and floor space.

    Unstructured Data Assessment

    The burgeoning growth of unstructured data in distributed IT environments increases expensive primary storage, for files that may be of low – or no – value to the enterprise. Storage of this data on storage pools with SLAs designed for high-value data increases costs unnecessarily, prolongs backup operations and can impact retention policies. Also, with e-discovery laws keeping data longer than required can introduce unnecessary liability.

    Suitable for even the most complex unstructured storage environments, this Assessment provides a deep dive into disk utilization, file age, space consumption by file type, duplication and more. The resulting data is a thorough view of your environment, providing the roadmap for the development and implementation of a formal Unstructured Data Management strategy. This roadmap is used to make informed decisions about storage usage, forecasting hardware/software acquisitions, meeting backup windows, aligning back-up and recovery operations with business requirements, and developing appropriate data retention policies.

  • Sometimes you must migrate – from third-party storage, from older HPE storage to 3 PAR, or from older servers or virtualized environments to new.  Comport ensures a smooth transition, so you can take advantage of the cost, performance, scalability, streamlined management, reduced footprint, energy savings and enhanced functionality available with modern storage and servers.

  • Our SAN HealthCheck quickly determines if your HPE SAN environment is up-to-date with the latest supported firmware, driver and software versions, and conforms to HPE best practices.  We also provide a Managed Service to keep your SAN’s current, along with staff augmentation as required to ensure your storage network is tuned and performing optimally.

  • For many years Comport has worked with the HPE Medical Archive Solution/NetApp StorageGrid.  We can configure, install and support your image archives for document imaging, video images and raw data, providing necessary redundancy, encryption and scalability.  You may also be interested in our Managed Service to handle ongoing support.

  • Virtualization brings huge efficiencies and is a core competency of Comport.  The ability to replicate servers instantly, provide redundant systems for immediate fail-over, and provision required hardware as needed creates an environment that is protected and cost effective.  We work with VMware or Hyper-V environments to:

    • Develop a consolidation assessment (blueprint) to virtualize current capacity
    • Install and implement your entire VMWare or Hyper-V environment
    • Perform a Virtualization HealthCheck to ensure best practices, for a stable environment
    • Upgrade or expand your environment
    • Plan your private or hybrid cloud strategies and build out implementations
  • What’s the cost to your business if you are down for a week, a day or even hours?  More and more of our clients can’t be down for more than minutes.  As part of an upgrade or refresh we assess your environment, analyze your requirements and recommend ways to make your IT more robust including array and host-based synchronous and asynchronous data replication between primary and DR sites.

  • As you roll out new systems or applications, HPE Installation and Implementation Services help you get there faster, with less impact on your staff and less risk to your customers.  As an HPE ServiceOne partner Comport makes sure that your HPE servers, storage, Cloud and virtualization are successfully designed and implemented.