For more than 20 years, Forsythe & EMC’s powerful partnership has helped numerous clients achieve measurable business outcomes. We have helped them optimize spending, improve time-to-market, increase productivity, mitigate risk and much more.
Our specialized, solutions-focused capabilities include cross-platform integration across the entire IT stack, and a comprehensive converged infrastructure portfolio designed to maximize your investment.
Forsythe’s certification as an EMC Signature Business Partner reflects our unmatched expertise and dedication to best practices and proven methodologies, as well as pre-and post sales technical specialization in EMC products.
Forsythe Services joins business drivers and objectives with the strategic and tactical issues challenging you today and in the future to perform services that truly meet our client's needs.
Realizing the best value from your storage investment requires integrating multiple, and possibly heterogeneous, storage tiers with backup, data replication, disaster recovery, security, and archival practices. Our services focus in three primary areas:
Collect and analyze objective performance and capacity metrics from current environment to define the optimal solution, providing bill of material level quote for multiple EMC platform solutions to meet service level delivery requirements.
A complete end-to-end development of a storage strategy for the entire storage lifecycle. First we review the storage architecture and recommend re-raid, reclaim, re-tier options. Then we help clients optimize the file level data and place it on the appropriate media. Finally, we help clients develop a long term Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategy.
Forsythe provides clients with a decision-making framework that takes into account their environment, priorities and future backup requirements to provide a roadmap and vendor selection.
Forsythe StorageVision managed services offering provides comprehensive reporting, monitoring and support of storage and data protection environments through a secure web-based portal. It is vendor independent – great for today’s heterogeneous storage environments. Data collection is “agentless” and automated, providing “single pane of glass” visibility and 24x7 portal access. Combined with Forsythe Flexible Storage (managed) Services, it provides both proactive and responsive services, as well as monthly concierge level services.
As EMC Storage Products continue to lead in Forsythe Storage product sales, Forsythe Services Team continues to lead in implementation of EMC centric solutions. From VMAX to VNX to VSPEX, Forsythe continues to maintain and grow EMC focused services and resources with the experience, expertise, and process to insure our clients receive their expected return on investment.
Primary EMC Services:
IT leaders need to be assured that their backup and recovery processes will effectively restore data in the event of a planned or unplanned outage. But over time, backup performance can become sluggish and this can impact recoverability, resulting in missed backup windows and failed backups.
Forsythe’s Enterprise Backup and Recovery solutions provide a detailed overview of your current state environment, tactical solutions to address immediate pains and process recommendations that take into account the latest backup trends, technologies and paradigms. When it comes to installing the solution, our expert consultants put particular focus on knowledge sharing with your team providing detailed environment documentation so that the solution can begin delivering value as soon as possible.
By implementing converged infrastructure platforms, organizations are able to reduce the average annual cost of their data centers. Savings can be realized in the areas of:
Forsythe can work with you to select, implement and manage convergence platforms that are the best fit for your environment.
In 2013, Forsythe acquired the virtualization business of Synnefo Technology Solutions, Inc., a premier provider of IT virtualization and cloud software and services, headquartered in suburban Chicago. Synnefo is dedicated to providing technology services for the next generation of data centers. We help you build, migrate and run your enterprise IT infrastructure and applications. Synnefo has performed over 100 Vblock migrations - the largest of any provider in the industry.
Our portfolio spans expert level services to more of a strategic focused approach:
Forsythe’s Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) is a leading center for technology integration and design, located in Forsythe Data Centers® in Elk Grove Village, Ill. This facility features an environment demonstrating more than 250 different technologies from major manufacturers. The TEC provides a secure environment, equivalent to an enterprise data center, for no-impact, customized proof of concept (POC) testing, demonstrations, ROI analyses, product evaluations and training sessions.