Consultancy & Assessment

The potential benefits that knowledge-based organisations can gain from transforming to a modern distributed computing
environment are too significant to be ignored. If your ability to realise your business aspirations is constrained by a lack of
flexibility in your underlying infrastructure then ViRSO IT can help.

By creating a component based business model it reveals the opportunities and, once benchmarked against market best
practice, provides the business case and roadmap for transformational change.

Consultancy & Assessment

The potential benefits that knowledge-based organisations can gain from transforming to a modern distributed computing environment are too significant to be ignored. If your ability to realise your business aspirations is constrained by a lack of flexibility in your underlying infrastructure then ViRSO IT can help. By creating a component based business model it reveals the opportunities and, once benchmarked against market best practice, provides the business case and roadmap for transformational change.

Consultation

Cloud Readiness Assessment

 Data / Application Assessment

Network Assessment

Consultation

Cloud Readiness Assessment

 Data / Application Assessment

Network Assessment

Server & Storage Assessment

Workforce Assessment

Security

Infrastructure Assessment

Driving IT growth of any kind for an organization requires a thorough assessment of current capabilities and a comprehensive understanding of business requirements. Whether optimizing your existing IT environment or embarking on a transformation, you’ll need a well-defined plan, not only to frame the technology but to develop a rollout that won’t interrupt operations.

Leveraging our highly experienced consultants, we’ve helped thousands of organizations migrate applications, data, and operating systems, implement cloud solutions, and roll out critical infrastructure. When you face a level of complexity that makes you wonder: Do we have time … are we knowledgeable enough to embrace new technology, your ViRSO IT consultants can assist.

ViRSO IT consultancy benefits

• Aligns business requirements with IT capability
• Provides a flexible platform to accommodate future developments
• Brings structured order to complexity
• Protects the security of your data
• Adapts to the requirements of individual organisations
• Delivers a transition roadmap and fully auditable change
• Fields of specialism utilised to maximise efficiency
• Measured ROI
• Measure business process improvement

Consultancy

IT Project Consultancy
Transformation Consultancy

Transformation Consultancy


In this ever-changing world, identifying the right answers for your business can be a real challenge. How do you drive business innovation and minimise risk? How can you deliver digital transformation whilst keeping the lights on? How do you cut through the complex to a clear, deliverable roadmap or strategy?
We have a robust approach to get to the right answers as quickly and effectively as possible. Our enablement framework outlines a clear engagement process. It starts with our envisioning and discovery stages where we understand your business and explore what is possible. Through to transition, transformation, support and beyond, into continual improvement and innovation.
Our framework is designed to be as flexible and agile as possible. Whilst it provides a robust, proven approach to how we work with you it gives you the choice of when you need our input. We can support throughout your project or at any stage.
Seeking out new, better ways to do things
• Envisioning: Exploring the art of the possible - covering market trends, understanding business goals and challenges, reviewing technology strategy.
• Discovery: Deeper dive into who you are - reviewing solution alignment, identifying proof of concepts (POCs) options, carrying out broad, relevant information gathering.
• Assess, Design & Plan: Getting ‘under the bonnet’ - gathering and assessing real-time intelligence, providing high level designs and proposals for next step programme of works.
• Build, Migrate & Transform: Making the vision a reality - providing services and products to develop, test and transform your business.
• Transition & Support: Maintaining and building for the future - transitioning solutions into support and providing ongoing lifecycle management services.
• Innovation: Not ‘standing still’, embracing future possibilities - ensuring continual improvement and innovation.

IT Project Services
IT projects can be unwieldy things. Too many unknowns, not enough planning. Not the right skillsets or available resources. The list of how and why projects go wrong, fail, take too long or run over budget is very long. It doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to deliver successful IT projects, you just need the right plan in place and the right people to deliver it.

Our Project Services team can help you every step of the way. You need a project planned or managed? No problem. You don’t have the right people to deliver what your business needs, now or in the future? We can help with that. You need to align and transform your IT and business processes but can’t do this in-house? We’re experts in outsourcing and transformation.

Or maybe you’re not completely sure what the right approach is for you. You might need a project, or to bring in additional staff, or maybe outsourcing is the answer. Or a mix of all three. Our robust, proven engagement process means we are able to help you get to the right answers, quickly and clearly.

Our collaborative spark ensures we live and breathe your business. We’re driven to seek out new and better ways of doing things. And we never accept second best.

Delivering outcome driven application and infrastructure projects. We’ll blend the right methodology with the right skills and capabilities. Our proven, robust methodology takes you from scoping to completion.

Flexible resourcing, providing skills and capabilities to meet your needs. Our experts cover many roles and levels of experience. Adept at integrating into your team and working your way. And delivering fresh perspectives and better answers.

Transforming IT and business processes through on premise and remote outsourcing expertise. We identify the perfect mix of people and technology. Then we standardise, enhance and focus our relentless energy to continually improve our service

Assessments

Cloud Readiness Assessment
Data Assessment
Application Assessment
Network Assessment
Server & Storage Assessment
Workforce Assessment
Security
Infrastructure & Storage Assessment

Cloud Readiness Assessment

Cloud Readiness Assessment - Cloud is the answer to everything, right? But it’s not that simple, as you know. Cloud might be one answer but there’ll be many more. Which type of cloud solution? What should be moved to the cloud? What are the business drivers and how are these aligned?
A clear strategic roadmap is essential for successful cloud adoption. Our Cloud Readiness Assessment can help with that. We’ll work with you to fully understand your existing IT estate. We’ll ensure you can be confident your services and applications will work in whatever cloud solution is right for you.
Whether a private, native, hybrid or multi-cloud model is right we’ll assess what cloud technology is already in use across your business to inform the best way forward. We’ll uncover those pockets of hidden shadow IT. Then create a clear plan for bringing everything together under enterprise-ready control.
A better answer
Achieve increased efficiency and better performance by moving the right services and workloads to the cloud. To do this well you need to start with an audit of what you’ve got. This can be time-consuming and complex. We have the right experts, processes and tools to do this quickly and efficiently.
In collaboration, we’ll ask the right questions, look in the right places, at the right things. And you’ll get to avoid the risks, higher costs and failures of an unplanned move.
We’ll carry out on-site, in-person interviews and a technical examination. Through our assessment toolsets and Cloud Readiness Assessment report we’ll think big and bravely to achieve superior outcomes. Giving you a clear view of what gaps you have and what will stop you moving forward. Providing you with key insights to support your overall cloud strategy.

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Data Assessment

Data Assessment - Managing data is an ongoing challenge for all businesses. You need to know what data you have, how it is working, where it is stored and how it is accessed. And it’s becoming more complex on a daily basis as the amount of data we all create and receive increases all the time.
To stay in control you need a comprehensive data strategy. One that means you can understand your current data and file usage. Know how your data is performing against your existing platforms. Identify how we can help you to get the optimum return on your existing investments. And how to utilise the best storage for your needs.
We’ll help you understand your data types and structures as a critical foundation for any data analytics projects. To ensure your business is able to gain critical insight from your data both now and in the future.

Be confident in the future
Understanding what your data is doing on a daily basis is vital. Without this knowledge you can’t determine how to analyse, manage, control and support your data requirements. Our rigorous, agile approach will ensure you know everything you need to about your data.
We’ll carry out on-site, in-person interviews and a technical examination. Our assessment toolsets will provide an in-depth understanding of your data usage patterns. We’ll produce a detailed view of your existing data and file workloads. You’ll know where your data resides, how it interacts with your applications and your users.
We’ll deliver insights into encryption, compliance, performance, risks and data tiers. Our roadmap will detail a clear strategy. Giving you confidence that your data will be secure, compliant and able to continually meet your service levels.

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Application Assessment


Application Assessment - Many businesses want to gain the advantages of running applications in the Cloud. But as with so much relating to Cloud, how do you identify what to move, how and where to move it to. And how does this fit into your wider strategic roadmap for cloud adoption?
Working together, we help you to understand your existing application dependencies. Starting with building a clear picture of all your applications, both the knowns and the unknowns. We look at how they communicate. And if they are able to work in Infrastructure, Platform or Software as a Service cloud models.
Our consultants challenge the traditional way of approaching your typical line of business applications. We work with you to re-imagine and re-architect your applications. So they are fit for purpose in both the short and long term.
Our Application Assessment means you avoid the business risks, higher costs and failures of not fully understanding how your applications can deliver a better service to your business.
The right applications. The right cloud.
Ensure your applications are cloud-ready, utilising the latest technology and are aligned to the most cost effective platform. We’ll help you to achieve this. We’ll ask lots of questions and look at your current applications from different perspectives. Our market leading experts will work with you to successfully navigate the available choices for your application transformation.
We’ll produce a comprehensive view of your existing application workloads to determine their suitability for modern cloud computing models. From our detailed research and analysis you’ll gain insight into your application dependencies. We’ll provide heat map insights summarising the risks and complexities of your existing applications
The result will be a clear roadmap to deliver a smooth, successful transition. Moving the right applications to the right cloud environment.

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Network Assessment

Network Assessment - The success of any digital transformation is underpinned by a solid and robust network. Your users and customers will find it unacceptable nowadays if they can’t access and consume resources and applications 24x7x365 days of the year. Networks need to change and evolve fast to deal with these demands.
In our experience most network solutions are not ready for the future. And 9 times out of 10 the network is overlooked as part of a digital transformation journey. A comprehensive network review needs to be part of your broader strategic roadmap. Our fresh perspective will enable you to completely change the game when it comes to networking.
Our Network Assessment will identify a network solution that is not only fit for purpose in the short term but will deliver flexibility and agility for the future. Giving you confidence that you have a clear view of your existing network requirements and how it can be integrated into a single or multi-cloud approach. Allowing you to choose the right network solution for your business.
A better answer
Connect and transform into a multi-cloud world. Determine how your network will integrate into the various options available – including secure VPNs, direct and dedicated connections, and cloud platforms. And meet compliance and security requirements.
Our on-site, in-person interviews and technical examination provide the perfect opportunity to ask lots of questions, to a wide-range of people. We collaborate, we challenge and we sometimes disrupt. But all in a positive, constructive way and to achieve the best answers.
You’ll get a clear view of the decisions you need to make. Their impact and implications. You’ll gain insight from a high-level design defining how cloud connectivity can be integrated and supported across your business with minimal disruption. 

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Server & Storage Assessment

Visually explore workload performance ViRSO assessment is an industry standard method of impartially documenting server/storage configuration and performance as well as observing file characteristics of data.
Virtualization & Host assessment is a vendor, hardware, and platform agnostic standard for IT professionals to record and communicate their achieved benchmarks, workloads, or support concerns with others to accelerate decision time and reduce risk.
File Assessment allows for rapid characterization of unstructured data and provides visual insights into what is driving data growth in your organization.
SAN & Sturge Assessment can be utilized to conduct health assessments on your Storage Area Networks.
Storage Assessments are vendor specific hardware profiling for storage arrays or data protection software/hardware that include both configuration and in-depth performance insight.
Your performance is unique to you. Server and Storage Assessment gives you a safe and simple way to record and communicate your performance fingerprint.

Infrastructure Transformation and costing assessment including migration and private and cloud platforms

End-to-end approach:

• One company with leading industry alliances and technology partners
• Consulting and project services from concept to completion
• One team, one point of accountability regardless of project size – pursuing one goal, and
• delivering one successful outcome

Global methodologies and reach:
• Proven approaches
• Virso developed methodologies that work first time
• Business IT change approach that is easy, robust and comprehensive

Ultimate best practice:
• Proven reference architectures
• Experience of what works –and what doesn’t
• Knowledge of how other customers have achieved success

Private and Cloud-based infrastructures provide consistent and on-demand scalability, availability and optimisation that modern organisations require. The problem is that transitioning to hybrid platforms to include traditional IT infrastructure can be difficult – and, what’s more, every journey is different.
Our consulting team can help by analysing your IT environment. Using our framework, we will devise and execute the most efficient route for your unique cloud journey. To deliver full potential business value, you will need to consider:
• Available migration options for each application workload (e.g. virtualise, re-engineer, web-based)
• Choice of public or private cloud – or a combination of both
• Legislation with regard to where the data is held
• Security
• Legacy technology investments
• Integration with the existing infrastructure
• Business impact of moving to a new Hybrid and or consumption model
• Operational management /capacity planning impacts

The strategy
We create an “As-Is” and “To-Be” Transformation Roadmap to address your cloud objectives. It combines business requirements and technology enablers, validates “what good looks like” and provides a roadmap of changes required to achieve that objective.
• As part of this process, we help customers to consider important questions:
• Is there a cost savings or efficiency gain?
• Is there a potential improvement in outcomes?
• What is the right journey for you?
• Is there potential for innovation?

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Workforce Assessment

Workforce Assessment - The demands of our workforces are constantly changing. They need to access everything, from anywhere, on any device and at all times. Increased productivity, speed, flexibility, accessibility and mobility are just a few key benefits of cloud computing for your workforce. But even with a small workforce this can be challenging.
How do you deliver and support workforce productivity? You need to fully capture and understand your current application usage, end user devices, workspaces and mobile working requirements.
Our Workforce Assessment Service can help. We’ll provide insight on how to improve your user workspaces and provide a greater level of mobility. Whilst maximising budgets and minimising disruption. A well-defined, well-optimised, flexible and mobile workspace strategy will enable you to successfully move to a Software-as-a-Service model.
Our strategy will be based on substantial in-depth analysis and research. We’ll live and breathe your business so we can seek out new and better ways of doing things.
We’ll carry out on-site, in-person interviews and a technical examination. Using our assessment toolsets, we’ll analyse your usage and performance patterns. Giving you insight into the best strategies for mobile modes of access, remote access, security, compliance, user profiling, operating systems compatibility and legacy application modes. 

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Security Risk Assessment

Security Risk Assessment - Security is the number one concern when implementing cloud. In fact it’s pretty close to the top of any list of tech priorities. How do you safely migrate your IT environments to the cloud? As well as maintain data security and privacy, whilst staying compliant?
Moving workloads out of the safety of your own data centre is often a major concern of any digital transformation programme. Surprisingly security can be a key area that gets overlooked during this process.
Our Security Assessment Service has been developed to identify the best way to securely move your workloads to the cloud. Whilst retaining control of costs and protecting your most important data and systems. Our key focus is to ensure you can mitigate against the mostly likely and most dangerous threats.
We’ll take the pain away from managing the security aspect of your transformation. We’ll turn often complex security requirements into clearly defined actions and outcomes.
A better answer
Improve your overall security position by implementing a comprehensive, actionable roadmap. We’ll provide you with clear steps to meet your business and security needs. You’ll learn about the latest policies, practices and technologies from our industry experts.
We’ll carry out on-site, in-person interviews and a technical examination. This insight will be analysed against your internal governance and compliance requirements. Delivering you a consolidated view of your existing security programmes.
We’ll detail how your services are configured against threat vulnerabilities and review how your applications and data are protected. We’ll help you understand how to remain compliant with your security policies. You’ll gain insight from our risk assessment and impact statement. Giving you the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions for secure, compliant cloud adoption.
Our different approach will give you a fresh perspective. We’ll help uncover better answers. So you can fully understand how a cloud-centric approach can transform your workspace. Enabling a more agile, productive workforce. 

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Infrastructure Assessment

All too often, consumers of Enterprise infrastructure or Cloud space overbuy, overuse or have issues due to lack of insight associated with their actual workload and application utilization. Your requirements are unique to you. Virso assessment gives you a safe and simple way to record, visualize, and collaborate with others to enable data-driven decision.

Virso infrastructure assessment in based on the de facto standard to record and communicate platform and vendor-agnostic requirements. Using a secure, cloud-based analytics engine, ViRSO processes hundreds of thousands of performance statistics and delivers a graphical representation of your compute utility.

Easily and accurately discovery insight for these 5 categories:

• CPU
• Networking
• Memory
• Storage Capacity
• Storage IO
• Map previous-generation hardware to modern platforms
• Create simulations of combining workloads to a converged environment or cloud
• Provide clear insight to workloads during a support case
• Document showback or chargeback utilization to business units

“We consistently see businesses coming to us stating requirements that are sometimes 2-3 times what they really need. Without OPTICS there is just no good way to know the reality of what’s needed. Honestly, running OPTICS is a benefit for me and for my customers. It just takes away all the guesswork.”

How the assessment works:

The collector streams performance data to the Online Analytics Engine that will crunch and blend workload characteristics from the most popular operating systems and virtualization environments. That data is then delivered as an easy to read and browsable summary you can use to drive decisions.

3 easy steps:

Collect
The first step is to use the collector to begin a point-in-time capture of one or more servers. The collector supports remotely recording multiple servers from multiple different platforms from 4 hours to 7 days. The Collector is agentless, runs only in memory and makes no modifications to servers while it gathers data with near zero overhead using com-mon administrative protocols that generally require no “Change Control” or firewall modifications.

View
The data is then streamed or uploaded and can be visually explored in near real-time by accessing the online Viewer. The Viewer is an HTML5 navigation console that supports phone, tablet, or browser and allows quick access to the graphs and calculations supplied by the analytics engine.

Collaborate
Most businesses will make decisions in teams, with consultants, or in coordination with manufacturers or their partners. The Viewer platform allows the secure sharing of performance insight between those involved in a decision cycle or helping to resolve a support case. 

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Services

CONSULTANCY &ASSESSMENT

The benefits that knowledge-based organisations can gain from transforming to a modern distributed hybrid computing environment are significant. Realise your business aspirations, delivered with best practice.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Whether you need to build a bespoke solution or install hardware, we can help. We provide access to the unrivalled engineering expertise to carry out a range of specialised activities.

SERVICE DESK

We can help transform your business by assessing your challenges in a holistic way that addresses complexity and multiple time horizons then focuses on designing a pathway to success.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Let the wealth of leasing and financing options from ViRSO Distribution help you find opportunities in decisions your organization faces regarding capital expenditures and cash flow.

CONSULTANCY & ASSESSMENT

The benefits that knowledge-based organisations can gain from transforming to a modern distributed hybrid computing environment are significant. Realise your business aspirations, delivered with best practice.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Whether you need to build a bespoke solution or install hardware, we can help. We provide access to the unrivalled engineering expertise to carry out a range of specialised activities.

SERVICE DESK

We can help transform your business by assessing your challenges in a holistic way that addresses complexity and multiple time horizons then focuses on designing a pathway to success.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Let the wealth of leasing and financing options from ViRSO Distribution help you find opportunities in decisions your organization faces regarding capital expenditures and cash flow.