Your technology infrastructure is the backbone of your business. Weak, aging or disparate systems hurt overall performance and impact your bottom line. PCPC focuses on designing and implementing platforms that provide a scalable architecture for distributed and secure enterprise-quality systems and integrated technology infrastructure solutions that are custom built to address your unique challenges. PCPC provides infrastructure solutions in the following focus areas:
Backing up large datasets to tape takes longer than to hard disk drives - and backup windows expand as storage grows
Major Retail Credit Card Operations company missing tape includes Social Security numbers for over 650,000 people
The total capacity of storage systems that have been shipped is soaring by more than 50% a year, according to market researcher IDC
Mission-critical electronic data must be backed up, stored offsite and in a secure facility to protect corporate data from site specific disasters. This is an essential component of any business continuity strategy. But moving tapes and archives poses risks unto themselves and offsite or collocation facilities can be cost prohibitive to many IT operations.
PCPC Direct Data Protect service ensures your backups run flawlessly and replicates your data to our secure datacenters for safe storage. This tape-free solution provides a fully managed service featuring faster backups and recovery and ensures continuity.
Inline deduplication technology delivers an average 10-30x data reduction for backup images, enabling cost-efficient, long-term retention
Leverages the same leading Enterprise Backup and Archiving Applications you use today
High Throughput and Extended Retention
Local and Remote Site Replication
Advanced Data Integrity: Data Domain's Data Invulnerability Architecture provides the best defense against data integrity issues with continuous fault detection and healing, and end-to-end verification of data recoverability at time of backup.
Is your current storage environment adequate for your business today? What will you need in the future? And how will you integrate it into your existing infrastructure?
These are common questions -- you shouldn't have to wonder whether your current storage strategy is working or guess if it will hold up under the demands of your business. Chances are good that you aren't fully utilizing your current storage resources. You're not alone.
The PCPC Storage Assessment provides you with a detailed assessment of your current storage resources. By using state-of-the-art tools and proven methodology, the PCPC team will take the guesswork out of your storage environment, provide you with solid recommendations, and ensure that your storage resources perform at their optimal level.
A PCPC Storage Assessment provides recommendations that deliver benefits such as:
Increased efficiency and productivity
Increased revenue and return
The PCPC team provides a complete approach from solution design and architecture to project management to integration and deployment. We offer unbiased, in-depth analysis customized to business and technical needs to deliver:
Comprehensive storage environment audit
Detailed assessment of findings
Strategic recommendations for storage resource optimization
Optimized storage practices through design, development and deployment
With our proven expertise, and strong relationships with technology leaders, PCPC will help you successfully optimize your storage environment.
Tivoli Storage Management Solution
PCPC provides a comprehensive storage solution.
This solution includes:
A comprehensive assessment of company goals and strategies
Assessment of current backup and DR plans
Modeling these systems with Information Lifecycle Management
Implementation of Tivoli Storage Manager and IBM hardware
Comprehensive knowledge transfer and mentoring
Other items may include:
SAN and fabric performance analysis and tuning.
DR and Business Continuity planning
Data security and audit compliance.
Tivoli Storage Products are our specialty.
Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)
TSM for ERP
TSM for Mail
TSM for Database
TSM for Advanced Copy Services
SAN Volume Controller
Tivoli TotalStorage Productivity Center
This total solution focuses on business continuity from an IT perspective. Our experience with finding cost effective protections has helped many companies survive “disasters” of all types.
Our Microsoft Practice brings together a team that have worked together over a 10 year period and is primarily focused on Microsoft infrastructure and is one of the top AD and Exchange consulting partners for the Houston Microsoft District. We are the only team to have members participate in both the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 RDP programs.
The PCPC Direct team is focused on the Houston technology market and has service ties to just almost every Fortune 1000 company in the city. Our management team has over 35 years of experience leading teams of technologists and is focused on building partner level relationships with each of our customers. Our methodology of customer and project management is to focus equally on both the technology deliverable as well as the financial performance while remaining as flexible as the customer requires. The financial performance is managed using open communication facilitated by Weekly Status meetings to ensure that the project is delivering to the technical requirements, as well as the financial goals. The Weekly Status Meeting is to ensure that the customer does not experience any surprises during a project.
This core methodology has led a number of our customers to express that projects involving our team have been the most successful projects in their history. Core members of the team have been selected as Microsoft Partner of the Year two times here in the South Central District.
Our Principal Consultants are well respected by Microsoft Consulting Service and have participated jointly in AD and Exchange design reviews. The Principals are leaders on their teams for their respective technologies and are driven to remain on top of their disciplines. We were the first consulting team to take a customer to Windows 2003 and also the first to take a customer to Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 in Houston.
PCPC is primarily focused on Microsoft infrastructure, specifically Active Directory, Windows Server, Exchange and Terminal Services. These competencies also span into supporting technologies such as management and delivery solutions, and third party products to gain the most value out of the technology and associated tools to ensure the most stable platform.
Large and small companies continue to examine and manage corporate expenditures, implementing cost-cutting incentives in an effort to improve financial performance and shareholder equity. One of the areas most often overlooked and under-realized is document output. According to Gartner Research Group, output fleets (copiers, printers, facsimiles, scanners and associated supplies) continue to be one of the most under-managed and costly assets within many companies, resulting in lost revenue. Industry analysts say those costs can total up to 3% of annual revenue.
Furthermore, it is estimated that printing expenses equal over $800 per year per employee, and are increasing at a rate of 10% each year. Printing now accounts for 80% of document output.
One of the reasons document output costs are often overlooked is the fragmented method of procurement and management within the organization. The acquisition of equipment, service, and supplies is often spread throughout a number of departments. There is little to no awareness of usage, total cost of ownership, or even the number of printers in use. With a process similar to the above, the ability to effectively manage document output expenses is lost.
We offer scalable solutions which allow you to pick the right plan for each device being managed. This flexibility will enable your IT focused resources to concentrate on the most strategic activities for your business while at the same time creating a reliable, predictable cost structure to manage your IT budget.
PCPC specializes in finding a creative approach to enable service levels and fulfill operational business requirements through technology. As leading integrators in data and voice, we have a robust matrix-based methodology to tailor client technology projects into dependable technology-based solutions.
By linking traditional phone and IP networks together, businesses can reduce operating and capital expenses, and improve productivity. Because of the increased complexity related to supporting mobile and remote workers common in most companies today, businesses are seeking easier and cost-effective ways to deploy and manage integrated voice systems. At PCPC we partner with world class equipment and service providers to bring you world class deliverables.
According to Gartner Group research, hardware and software purchase prices account for only about 20 percent of today's IT budgets, with more than 70 percent being spent on service and support.
Today the gap between acquisition and total ownership costs is particularly wide in the client-computing arena, where administration and management expenditures can boost 3-year TCO for a US$2,000 PC to more than US$20,000. And the growing complexity of desktop IT keeps TCO climbing higher.
PCPC can help you tighten control over procurement and asset tracking, speed and simplify deployment and automate software and update distribution and security management. Desktop Solutions include procurement and financing, asset management, onsite support, break/fix services and asset disposition.
With a myriad of information flying over your network, across the Internet, through e-mails and accessed via portals, security breaches and virus attacks are very real concerns. PCPC puts a team of experts at work to build top-notch security systems that let your employees and customers access important data while keeping viruses and external threats at bay. We use a powerful combination of firewalls, virus protection and intrusion detection to protect Web servers, e-mail servers and individual desktops using PCPC's proven best practices and supported by technologies from IBM, Cisco and Microsoft.
A messaging system is more than just a way of communicating – it is a collaboration tool for decision-making teams to reach a shared vision, make sound business decisions and achieve greater productivity. A reliable messaging system is even more essential when time and distance separate key team members. PCPC collaboration solutions enable team members to communicate quickly and efficiently by building dependable messaging systems for one location or a thousand. We keep your team in touch and on track with scalable solutions and maximum uptime.
We bring our anytime, anywhere capability to create, store and share information using technologies such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint Technologies, Office 2003 and Live Communications Server and IP Telephony, Unified Messaging and Web Video and Teleconferencing.
At the center of your business are your network and the applications that depend upon it. Downtime halts productivity, increases expenditures and impacts customers. PCPC understands the need to keep both internal and external systems up and running without costly downtime. Our expert team designs and implements scalable network and application architecture solutions that maximize uptime. We anticipate your needs and plan for those needs from day one, making today's solutions a solid investment in your future.
From reliable and scalable communication networking and application platforms including WANs/LANs, High Availability Custom Clusters and Storage Solutions to administering complex networks. Our experts are trained in designing, building and managing UNIX operating system (including Solaris, IBM's AIX, HP-UX, Linux and SCO UNIX), NetWare and Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems.
Today’s operating systems are more demanding than ever and to maximize efficiency, flexibility and performance of your server environment we implement virtualization strategies while reducing operational expense and capital cost.
If your organization needs to convert large amounts of raw data to competitive advantage whether from seismic exploration or financial analysis, PCPC can design and build a high performance cluster in our Houston facility to your specification. Design, Build or Manage -- from hundreds of nodes to thousands of nodes, PCPC is the leading provider of custom HPC solutions in the Texas market.
With data center space and cooling at a premium, our custom telco wired racks are built on the world’s leading technology on 1U or blade technologies and leverage leading edge communication standards such as Myrinet and Infiniband. PCPC custom clusters can be found in universities, financial institutions and oil and gas companies all over the world.
PCPC offers a variety of on-site and remote support options including on-site break/fix or desktop support, on-site and remote network and email administration and guaranteed response time support agreements. Contact the service sales desk at 713-344-0939 for further information.