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Data center consulting services

Without a clear strategy in place, inefficiency, risk, and high costs can burden IT departments. Our GlassHouse US Consulting team guides companies through the complexities of cloud, virtualization, storage, backup, data migration, disaster recovery, and security through vendor-independent data center infrastructure consulting. 

We consider the people, processes, policies and technology already in place while creating a customized plan that mitigates security and non-compliance risks, improves cost and service efficiency, and enables IT departments to become true service providers for their organization.

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Why is strategy important?

Change is a constant. With the explosion of data and the options for cloud based operating models, how we embrace the changes and shift the management of our business, is the only way to stay relevant and competitive. STG assists organizations in maximizing the utilization of their infrastructures to meet their business demands. strategy consulting services

Our GlassHouse US Consulting team assesses organizations’ operating models and determines the path to an optimized infrastructure state. Our solutions offer pragmatic and specific solutions to technology and process problems. We offer a vision that identifies both short and long term goals for organizations. Our approach is objective and not influenced by any manufacturers or any desire to sell hardware or software. Click here to see our STG Consulting Methodology. 



We provide the following consulting services:

Data and Data Center Migration Management

With an established data migration services framework, GlassHouse helps organizations with a methodical approach to design, plan, and execute data and data center migrations. We provide organizations with the business impact and risks associated with critical data movement as a result of consolidation, technology modernization, data center migration or service improvement initiatives.

We offer data migration services in the following key technologies/areas:

  • Project/Program Management
  • Technical Delivery Management
  • Storage/SAN migrations
  • Archive data migrations
  • Host migrations around p2p, p2v and related physical and/or virtual server environments
  • Data center migration planning and execution

Cloud and Virtualization

Whether an organization is a provider of services looking to streamline their delivery model or just looking for enhancements to their internal approach, taking advantage of a cloud based operating model will support you those goals. We help companies visualize their future state model, plan and execute upon a selected model and work to fine tune their current model. Our services will help companies progress in the service delivery continuum. We will maximize the utilization of the company's resources as they progress to their desired state. We offer the following services in cloud and virtualization:

  • Cloud / Virtualization Impact Analysis
    • Opportunity analysis
    • Financial analysis
    • Application complexity analysis
    • Business case
  • Cloud/ Virtualization Modernization
    • Defined service level requirements
    • Next generation service catalog
    • Reference architecture
    • Strategic plan

Backup and Storage

The management of data has never been more important. The benefits from maximum use, have never been as high. Therefore how we store it, control it, and support it, is core to an IT department’s success or failure. At the same time no one has lost focus on cost control. Our consultants work with the company's IT department to assess their current position and properly plan for all contingencies related to the company’s data needs for the future. We consider all previous expenditures and plan for a cost effective future. 

Disaster Recovery

This service develops a disaster recovery capability designed to meet business specific requirements for application availability in the event of a total or partial disaster. Together, we rank and rate applications for recovery sequence and include consideration of interdependencies to ensure suite recovery. Business impact is scored empirically in a GH proprietary methodology and the data center infrastructure is examined for the most effective recovery capabilities.

We make every effort to minimize additional hardware and attempts, where possible, to redeploy or repurpose existing infrastructure. Our consulting team also assists in assessment and selection of appropriately distanced DR sites.


Signature Technology Group's security consulting team provides a broad array of IT security consulting services for both the Federal government and commercial markets. We work with companies to ensure their solutions meet both internal business needs, as well as external compliance parameters.

Security services include:

  • Information Assurance (IA)
  • Certification & Accreditation (C&A)
  • Preparing Systems for C&A Assessments
  • Security Testing and Evaluation
  • Documentation Development and Evaluation
  • Process Improvement
  • Vulnerability Remediation
  • DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)
  • Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) and Vulnerability Testing and Assessment
  • System Hardening
  • Information Assurance Policy Development
  • Information Systems Security Engineering (ISSE)
  • Security Engineering and Architecture Design
  • Risk Assessments (RMF) Using NIST
  • Secure Network Design
  • FedRamp 3PAO Assessments


Consulting and Professional Services Methodology


During Assessment, our GlassHouse US Consulting team focuses on the organization's current state against best practice as defined by the ITSM model including policy, procedure and key performance metrics. We also identify the application environment and what infrastructure is needed to support it as well as criticalities (BIA) & interdependencies. 

In the Architecture phase, we determine the business driven requirements and the architecture, SLAs and policies required to support those drivers. We then compare against your current state and a gap analysis identified with supporting recommendations. We finally develop a deployment plan including the identification of tasks, assigned roles, determination of timing and dependencies producing a critical path and a MS Project plan.

Implementation includes our team delivering and implementing the proposed plan. Our team of certified engineers will professionally install and integate new equipment without interrupting current systems and environment. Click here to learn more about our Delivery and Implementation Services. 

Management is also available. STG can provide comprehensive ongoing support of your IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to focus their internal resources on other initiatives, and offload on-going management tasks. We offer management services in maintenance, Lync, and workforce.