Roll-Call Data Center and Networking Trends

At Roll-Call, we have the experience, expertise and objectivity to help organizations build IT environments that are agile, manageable and future focused while keeping operations running smoothly and costs down. We’ll help you transform your IT into a strategic business driver, so you can focus on long-term, innovative projects rather than day-to-day operations.

IT Infrastructure

Working with our multiple partners we can show you Four Reasons to Convert to a Roll-Call Managed Solution. Roll-Call brings cost savings and scalability to compute, storage and networking functions.

  • Scalability. Scales to an organization’s needs instead of forcing organizations to adapt to the capacity of their current technology platform.

  • High availability. Allows organizations to improve fault tolerance by adding a layer of high availability. Organizations can leverage redundancy to isolate workloads from the impact of failed computing nodes and storage devices.

  • Fast deployment. Environments allow organizations to deploy additional storage and computing capacity in the proportions demanded by business workloads.

  • Flexibility. Hyperconvergence allows tech teams to meet dynamically changing business requirements for IT resources by shifting resources between workloads on a just-in-time basis.

  • Increased resiliency. Power and cooling technologies can help you identify potential disruptions, prevent damaging downtime and keep your data center running even if disaster strikes.

  • Improved visibility and utilization. The management system in a chosen solution can provide insights into operational costs that go beyond power and cooling. You may discover a need for more dynamic data center equipment or design a better power plan based on usage.

  • Reduced costs. A plan that maximizes the efficiency of your resource usage can help you reduce the considerable costs of powering and cooling your data center.

  • Maximized infrastructure flexibility. The modular nature of a well-designed power and cooling solution will facilitate future scalability as your organization grows.

Virtualization

  • IT consolidation. Investing in a Roll-Call managed infrastructure solution bundles computing, storage and networking all into one box.

  • Manageability. Software-defined systems are easier to manage than hardware systems that require manual updates and frequent maintenance.

  • Cost-saving potential. Relying on software-delivered services instead of physical hardware saves money and time and reduces energy usage.

  • Automation. Monitor, adjust, optimize and repair your virtual infrastructure and reduce the manual IT workload to increase business agility.

How to Prevent Data Loss with a Data Backup and Recovery Strategy

Prevent a data disaster with Roll-Call’s data backup and recovery best practices, which draw on virtualization technologies and emerging data backup software.

  • Understand the difference between backup and replication. Replication is a “hot copy” of production data, allowing for a shorter recovery point objective (RPO) and a shorter recovery time objective (RTO). A backup is a separate “cold copy” that is protected if the source is corrupted.

  • Automate everything. Some backup software allows for automatic backup operations that create backup policies to groups automatically. Backup software also automates recovery tests to confirm the integrity of your backup jobs.

  • Follow the “3-2-1 Rule.” Have at least three copies of your data: your primary and two backup copies. Store those copies on at least two different media: your primary data repository and a secondary repository (a backup disk device or tape). Keep at least one backup (cold) copy offsite.

  • Secure with Data at Rest Encryption (DaRE).Encryption should be a standard practice for sensitive data on backup devices used for primary data storage to protect data from being stolen.