Understanding Business Needs
Our approach includes a decision/analysis approach and methodology that enables to future-proof the design of the network ahead of its demand curve. This decision/analysis methodology starts with an understanding of
the needs and requirements of key stakeholders in the value chain, which is critical to designing a future-proof network.
Designing a network that uses state-of-the-art technology will not necessarily meet the needs of a community if access to the technology, parts, training, financing and supplies are not suitably present or if the
cost of ongoing operations, or expansion, makes it's regular and universal use uneconomic. As a management consulting company, we always believe that a client's needs come first, and that understanding these needs
is essential in designing effective and efficient technical solutions.
A typical network assessment includes:
- Definition of services and their relation to business goals and technical objectives
- Evaluation of the current services and existing network's capabilities,
- Analysis of traffic flow and bandwidth requirements
- Analysis of power and environmental requirements;
- Comparison of the existing infrastructure to the proposed infrastructure
- Evaluation of the network infrastructure requirements,
- Gap Analysis and network alternatives, and
- Evaluation of operation and implementation planning requirements.
decision/analysis partners LLC has a great deal of experience with the evaluation and design of large, complex and high bandwidth networks such as this one. One recent example of a project is a very high
bandwidth project for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The initial capacity of this wide-area network is 10 gigabit Ethernet in a protected ring with full diversity and no
single point of failure. It is expandable to 160 gigabit Ethernet using the same fiber pair.
Network design includes the following considerations:
- Equipment & Upgradeability
- Redundancy, Diversity and Resiliency
On many occasions, the objective of a project is interoperability with existing networks. The need for each business application must be clearly laid out so that requirements for infrastructure will not be
On other occasions, existing infrastructure can be leveraged to provide additional diversity or redundancy as part of a new project.
Finally, decision/analysis partners has extensive experience developing solicitations and tenders meeting international standards, evaluation methodologies as well as implementation
strategies and plans.