Infrastructure performance is under constant pressure and staying one step ahead of the potentially conflicting demands is a constant challenge. Through years of experience we have built a suite of consultancy and advisory services that start from a business perspective and drill down into network strategy, architecture, vendor selection and management.
The Axians Network Assessment service is designed to deliver a rapid, detailed picture of your network that acts as a foundation for action that will help your organisation to meet its objectives.
It involves a 3 phrase programme – data collection, analysis and recommendations. We start by understanding internal and external drivers affecting what your network needs to deliver to the organization and your customers. Then we undertake an in-depth audit of the current network, services and features and planned developments.
We review this output to identify the gaps between current and desired network to support your strategy and vision. From this, we will recommend where and how changes could be made to enable the network as a resource to more effectively meet the needs of the organisation – today and tomorrow.
We start every Network Design project by building a detailed understanding of our customer’s ambitions, objectives and business model. Who their end-users are and how the organisation makes money are key considerations for network capability and, therefore, design.
Too often, the network is playing catch-up with the need to launch new services or adapt existing services to meet changing customer demand and competitor activity. Our aim is to ensure the network design can meet these challenges and that each strategic development has a clear return on investment.
We maintain three lab environments:
Our support extends into key services:
Feature releases are constant and whilst they offer new network capabilities, it is becoming more complex to assess the suitability of specific code versions for deployment. Each network uses a combination of hardware elements, software features and services and the impact of code upgrades and hardware changes can be very different and difficult to forecast.
Testing connects every part of the network lifecycle. We offer a full range of testing services and the development of test plans, providing access to the technical roadmaps of key vendors and assisting in upgrade planning to enhance network performance.
Our aim is to ensure the successful project implementation and we believe that predictability, communication and visibility are key governance ingredients to ensure successful delivery. Our structured approach helps ensure costly project delays are avoided, senior managers have full visibility and complex business-critical networks are ready for service by the target date.
Sustainable disposal of IT equipment is now high profile and organisations are under pressure to meet compliance regulations that are being actively enforced.
We offer IT equipment asset recovery, recycling, resale and data destruction services throughout EMEA for our customers’ offices, ‘comms rooms’ and data centres. We help ensure our customers are fully compliant with all UK, EU and other relevant legislation.
All our customers want to grow the skills of their technical people and our training programmes are designed to facilitate rapid knowledge transfer that builds understanding and confidence. We have people trained in vendor certified programmes who develop bespoke and independent training on technologies such as Multicast and Advanced Routing, and platforms such as Juniper’s SRX.
Our Professional Services Consultants will help you to identify your organisation’s training objectives and needs and develop a bespoke programme that is a cost effective and highly efficient method of filling any knowledge and skills gaps. This can be delivered through a mix of physical and online training.
We help organisations operate some of the most complex and challenging network environments today and meet the high service levels demanded by their end-users.
Incidents can happen at any time and at any degree of severity. Equally, customer needs change over time. Hence, our Advanced Support services operate at four levels that ensure customer control throughout the network lifecycle.
At all levels, we provide fault diagnosis and troubleshooting through the excellent technical knowledge of our people, who are vendor accredited, of each customer’s network environment. This is supported by the capability to escalate to the Axians Service Operation Centre (SOC) and, if required through to the Vendor.
A vital part of keeping the network fully operational, we have invested in a supply of spares from our vendor partners that enable us to deliver flexible services founded on strong SLAs. This also means we can offer support for some legacy platforms where OEM Vendor Support may not be available.
Managing network equipment through its life-span requires a structured approach built on experience.
Developing a network is more than just a technical design exercise. It’s essential to understand what the organisation needs the network to deliver to users and customers. Our services offer full support and management for processes, people and technology with valuable insight on how to operate the network as effectively as possible.
Whether you are looking to expand the capability of your existing network, completely re-design it to meet future demands or just need a deeper understanding of the technology options available, our workshops will provide insight, clarity and confidence.
We offer a full range of testing activities and the development of test plans, providing access to the technical roadmaps of key vendors and assisting in upgrade planning to enhance network performance.
We help organisations to identify the mix of cloud services that are right for their needs and ambitions. When building a cloud strategy, we focus on the high-performance connectivity that users demand, the importance of each workload and application to the organisation and ensuring that potential threats to data security are mitigated.
The pace of technology today is breathtaking and trying to keep up with how the industry and technology is moving demands a large investment in time. Our network specialists can help with specific targeted sessions including: