EPC Group offers a wide array of infrastructure consulting services covering the following technologies and services:
- SharePoint 2016 architecture design and configuration
- Windows Server 2016 architecture and design
- SQL Server 2016/2017 architecture and design
- Active Directory architecture for both on-premise and Azure Active Directory
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Network architecture and planning
- Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform architecture (Visual Studio 2017’s Team Foundation Server)
- Project Server 2016 architecture, design and configuration
- Storage devices and infrastructure both on-premises, cloud and hybrid-cloud
- System Center 2016 implementation and configuration for infrastructure monitoring
- Microsoft Intune architecture and implementation for enterprise device management, BYOD\MDM
- Yammer architecture and design planning services
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) architecture planning, procurement, design and configuration
INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGED SERVICE OFFERINGS
Microsoft Windows server 2016 and Microsoft SQL Server 2016/2017 have become the organizational OS and data platform in many organizations. At EPC Group, our certified Windows Server and SQL Server experts can reduce your organization’s need for full-time administrators and maximize the performance and security of your Windows Server and SQL Server implementations.
EPC Group provides expertise both for virtualized (Hyper-V, VMware) or physical environments both on-premises, cloud-based or in a hybrid cloud combined infrastructure. EPC Group has deep expertise in the utilization of Microsoft System Center 2016 and Microsoft Intune for enterprise platform, performance, device, and security management.
EPC Group’s Managed Services goes far beyond basic monitoring and support. Our Windows Server and SQL Server infrastructure Managed Services offering complements your internal infrastructure team by working alongside them to ensure the proper operation of your all of your organization’s key resources. EPC Group’s Infrastructure Managed Services provides your organization with a team of certified experts and predictable costs.
As part of our Infrastructure Managed Services, EPC Group will proactively monitor, manage, support and resolve any issues with your environments with 24/7 SLAs (service level agreements). EPC Group will also perform a full in-depth health check and update on your environment to ensure the security, stability and functionality and increase the overall performance while having your environments managed by the industry experts.
SHAREPOINT 2016 ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & CONFIGURATION
- The Windows Server 2016 architecture including environments that are both physical or virtual (Hyper-V, VMware)
- The SQL Server 2016/2017 architecture including environments that are both physical or virtual (Hyper-V, VMware)
- The required deployment architecture: base server deployment, database tier, application tier, web front-end tier
- The underlying network architecture, load balancing, etc. (Network planning, F5, Riverbed, etc.)
- The Active Directory (AD) architecture (On-premise and Azure Active Directory)
- Storage planning (SAN, content database sizing, search databases, user profiles, etc.)
- Review of the organization’s underlying data center(s) to ensure a detailed understanding of the required SLAs and the organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity requirements
EPC Group’s hybrid SharePoint 2016 environment’s architecture allows for flexibility and provides for the capability to store sensitive and highly confidential content on-premise within your own data center while storing collaboration or non-sensitive data within a public cloud such as Office 365, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure or AWS.
SHAREPOINT 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
With SharePoint 2016 managed services, EPC Group can offer consistent and manageable service for all of your SharePoint 2016 needs. We will work as an extension to your existing team or as dedicated SharePoint 2016 experts. All of EPC Group’s Managed Services packages start with a deep-dive health check which allows us to become familiar with the environment, provide any recommendations that may arise out of the health check, and work with you to create a 24-36 month roadmap for your SharePoint 2016 implementation. All of our Managed Services packages are tailored to your company’s specific needs and we will work with you to put together a detailed package that is both cost effective and robust.
SQL Server 2016/2017 INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
Regardless of whether your organization requires complex database architecture design,SharePoint 2016 SQL optimization, shredded storage, custom .NET application back-end data sources development or SQL Server upgrade consulting, EPC Group’s extensive experience captures all areas of SQL Server including the new In-Memory OLTP engine.
EPC Group’s consulting services also includes connectivity to external line-of-business (LOB) data sources as well as working with SharePoint 2016 and the BCS via custom APIs or OAuth. OurBusiness Intelligence (BI) services around SQL Server provide for expertise around developing custom reports as well as working with SSRS, PerformancePoint, Power BI or for custom BI solutions tailored to meet your exact needs whether on-premises, cloud-based or in a hybrid architecture.
MICROSOFT AZURE INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
EPC Group has been on the forefront of Microsoft Azure consulting and development as our Hybrid Cloud Advisory services provide for the full spectrum of your Microsoft Azure needs from initial review and planning to deployment to meet a wide range of business and technical requirements.
Whether you are wanting to utilize Azure services for virtual machines, SQL databases, Active Directory, Hadoop or even Azure’s new media streaming services, EPC Group’s industry leading expertise will be able to meet your specific needs with your organization’s required service level agreements (SLAs) in mind. EPC Group also offers compliance and regulatory consulting services as well as disaster recovery (DR) planning & migration to Azure and even migration away from Azure should the platform not fit your long-term business and IT roadmap needs.
EPC Group will guide you through each area of Microsoft Azure to provide for knowledge transfer around identity management, compliance, DR, development, pricing and data storage as well as long-term Microsoft Azure managed services. EPC Group will also review and provide you with licensing strategies around Microsoft Azure’s BYOD (bring your own license) through Microsoft license mobility via software assurance, which will allow you to utilize your organization’s own Microsoft Server licensing within Microsoft Azure without additional licensing fees.
OFFICE 365 INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
With Office 365 Managed Services from EPC Group, you will be ensured a consistent and manageable service for all of your Office 365 needs to include Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Skype For Business Online. We will work as an extension to your existing team or as dedicated Office 365 experts. We will first take a deep-dive review into your existing configuration via a forensic health check to ensure any issues that have possibly not yet been identified are resolved so that the system is highly performing from day 1 of your Office 365 Managed Services engagement with EPC Group.
Once the health check is completed, we will provide a report regarding the configuration or environment issues, should any exist, that need to be addressed. EPC Group will also develop a 24-36 month roadmap for your Office 365 implementation to better understand and document your long-term goals and monitor Office 365’s overall adoption rate and progress. All of our Managed Services packages are tailored to your company’s specific needs and our team at EPC Group will work with you to put together a detailed package that is both cost effective, robust and provides tangible ROI to your bottom line.
SKYPE FOR BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
EPC Group will implement a sustainable technical architecture and repeatable framework to ensure a successful Unified Communications strategy that is designed for future growth, sustainability and compatibility. We will provide an end-to-end Unified Communication offerings with 360-degree support to meet your organization’s SLAs through our Hybrid IT model and engagement options for on-premise, cloud and hybrid-cloud based architectures
EXCHANGE INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
Our Exchange Managed Services offer consistent and manageable solutions that ensure a reliable and secure Exchange environment. We will work as an extension to your existing infrastructure team or as your dedicated Microsoft Exchange expert. The Exchange managed services start with an in-depth health check of the environment. From there we will provide a report of our findings and recommendations. All of EPC Group’s Managed Services packages are tailored to your company’s specific needs. We will work with you to put together a detailed package that is both cost effective and robust.
CLOUD DISASTER RECOVERY STRATEGIES
EPC Group will ensure key considerations around the possible differences in your organizations current disaster recovery or business continuity plan versus a cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) plan. EPC Group will provide expert hybrid cloud DR planning around:
- SharePoint \ Office 365 \ SharePoint Online \ Azure \ AWS disaster recovery governance
- Ensuring cloud-based disaster recovery has the ability to follow records retention deletion policies per the organization’s approved retention schedule
- Availability to “intake” or copy cloud-based backups back “in-house” for eDiscovery or litigation matters to follow any court orders or to assist your organization’s legal counsel
- Defining SharePoint 2016 \ SharePoint Online \ Office 365 service level agreements (SLAs)
PROJECT SERVER 2016 INFRASTRUCTURE & MANAGED SERVICES
EPC Group’s certified Project Server experts can reduce your organization’s need for full-time administrators and maximize the performance and security of you Project Server implementations. EPC Group’s Managed Services go far beyond basic monitoring and support.
Our Project Server Managed Services offering complements your internal infrastructure team, by working alongside of them to ensure the proper operation of your Project Server environment. EPC Group’s Project Server Managed Services provides your organization with a team of certified Project Server experts and predictable costs.
As part of our Project Server Managed Services, we will proactively monitor, manage, support, and resolve any issues with your Project Server environment 24/7. EPC Group will also perform a full in-depth health check and update and your environment to ensure the security, stability, and functionality of your environment.
SYSTEM CENTER 2016 CONFIGURATION & MONITORING
EPC Group’s services provide installation, configuration as well as support for System Center 2016 for your organization’s Windows Servers, SharePoint Servers, Exchange Servers, SQL Server and Microsoft Azure resources. EPC Group’s consulting services will enable System Center 2016 to provide a comprehensive way for you to manage your organization’s environment as well as connected devices and services.
We also provide for additional Microsoft Intune, apps & workload optimization and analytics for real-time monitoring of mission critical applications and the resources, whether physical, virtual or hybrid, which reside on your organization.
MICROSOFT INTUNE CONFIGURATION AND DEVICE MANAGEMENT
EPC Group’s focus on security, compliance and identity management has assisted us in becoming leading experts in Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based device management and service to manage security and when deployed with System Center 2016, it allows for powerful management for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and MDM scenarios your organization may be facing.
IDENTITY MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSULTING SERVICES
EPC Group’s extensive knowledge of identity management covers Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) and all the latest technology roadmap updates. Microsoft has moved away from the Forefront product line and into Azure Active Directory. EPC Group’s consulting services cover all areas of Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) as well as Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and Microsoft’s new claims-first approach.
EPC Group’s team can also provide you proper architectural design, implementation and any custom development you require via REST API endpoints and the Azure Authentication Library which allows for secure sharing of tokens for secure API calls to meet your organization’s most granular needs. Managing and securing information is vital to any organization’s success.
EPC Group’s experts will deliver our “from the consulting trenches” methodologies and proven architectural strategies around federated identity management solutions for seamless authentication and authorization.
EPC Group diligently implements sound solutions to address regulatory concerns, security concerns and strategies to rectify and prevent productivity issues resulting from scattered sources of identity and security management. We understand compliance and the importance of an organization’s security infrastructure. Your organization’s information assets must be protected and EPC Group understands the level of information protection required to meet your needs.
CUSTOM APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN & MANAGED SERVICES
EPC Group offers infrastructure design and managed services for your organization’s custom applications whether on-premise, cloud or hybrid cloud based. When you work with EPC Group and our Custom Application infrastructure and managed services you get consistent, manageable solutions for all of your Custom Development needs. EPC Group will work as an extension to your existing development team or as your dedicated Microsoft Technologies expert.
The custom application managed services starts by identifying your organization’s needs. From there we create a roadmap and provide detailed planning and estimations on any and all custom applications that are needed. All of EPC Group’s Managed Services packages are tailored to your company’s specific needs. EPC Group will work with you to put together a detailed package that is both cost effective and robust.