ACP is an IT Solution and Managed Service Provider. We are looking for a vendor that can provide support, monitoring, administration, performance monitoring, upgrading and future enhancements to our small data center hosting solution that continues to grow. We want to make sure our data center is optimally setup and our equipment is sufficient to support our client’s workloads. Part of our goal will be to transition or migrate clients to Microsoft Azure but this will be not be the primary support we are immediately looking for.
Currently our hosted infrastructure is setup in one Data Center with the following equipment:
Dual Cisco ASA5525s
Cisco Catalyst 3850s
HP Blade BLC3000 Chassis with 5 BL460C Blades
HP P2000 SAN units x2 with 2 1GB ISCSI controllers
100Mbps Internet connection
All servers are virtualized with VMware and we run Veeam as our backup solution
We have 5 VM Hosts
There are approximately 100 guest VMs with 40TB of data
Our hosting solution continues to grow but we are not in a position to hire a full time Network Engineer to administer, provide support and update our hosted infrastructure. We are not looking for someone to be client facing or support, only as internal support. We utilize Continuum as our RMM tool and would like to optimize that RMM to monitor and manage the hosted environment.
Items we need to put in place include but are not limited to the following:
VMware Operations Manager and Update Manager
Performance Monitoring and optimization for network, storage, and servers
HP Hardware updating – Bios, firmware, etc.
Building a fully redundant infrastructure
Perfecting our backup systems
Firewall Management/securing our infrastructure
I am looking for a long term relationship with a vendor that can provide the support we need. All candidates must speak excellent English and be available to communicate via a phone (not just Skype and email).
Please send me a total project support plan and pricing. We would be interested in an hourly rate or a monthly fee.