SolutionsData processing centers

The term Data Processing Centers (DPC) refers to an integrated environment formed by a set of software and hardware modules and solutions which are operated by qualified specialists, and functioning on an industrial basis in the framework of a specially developed regulation. Modern DPCs ensure uninterrupted operation of business applications and constant availability of data

  • DPCs are used for automation and enhancing the performance of various enterprises, public and private organizations. Typical applications in this field are ERP, CRM, workflow, personnel management systems, etc. An essential field of DPC application regards safety systems of urban environment, transport, and industrial enterprises as they provide acquisition, storage, and analysis for access control and video surveillance systems, etc.;
  • The largest field of DPC application is connected with the business of service and communications providers for hosting and operation of public sites of informational character and other similar systems, for example, e-mail, photo and video hosting;
  • A special field of DPC application is connected with the operation of analytical applications, including for analysis of big data;
  • DPCs are a key element in design of HPC (High Performance Computing) systems for the benefit of science and technology, such as power engineering, automobile and aircraft construction, biology, medicine, as well as computations for the benefit of defence industries.
  • A large field of DPC application consists in so-called cloud computing which involves transfer of corporate facilities and systems of IT companies to dedicated external processing centers access to which is provided through public data communication networks.

Widest opportunities and additional advantages are assured by consolidation and virtualization of data processing in large DPCs. At the same time, the operation of a standard set of application systems is implemented based on a single standardized hardware kit, which is achieved by deployment of required heterogeneous operational environments on its basis.

Such DPCs allow a quick and efficient upgrade of these computing environments for meeting the changing requirements of application systems; they give a simple option to increase the performance and other characteristics of DPC hardware component according to the growing dmand.

An important feature is also the feature of fast and fine tuning of firmware according to changing demand on the side of the core business and objectives of a company or organization, enabling to improve the quality of IT services provided to end users of IT system services.

It is important that a consolidating DPC is controlled centrally, including the monitoring, control, and centralized configuration not only on the level of hardware components and operating systems but also on the level of higher tier applications.

Incidentally we can solve such issues as reduction of equipment downtime connected with the adjustment, maintenance, upgrade, or a failure of hardware and software resources.

All of the above results in reduction of both initial and subsequent specific operating costs required for the operation of corporate information systems.

The crucial phase in the establishment of a DPC is determination of requirements for the DPC, and notably they can be both stated on the basis of information about the company's core business process and defined at lower levels depending on the customer's existing applications and their development forecasts subject to the analysis of comparable systems of similar purpose, as well as based on contractor's experience. Our company guarantees the optimality of DPC solutions to meet the requirements of business processes implemented by service consumers of a DPC at the time when it was opened and the possibility of its development and extension to reach the required outlook.

One or another DPC design option is defined by specific conditions and available source information and may consist in either development of engineering solutions and the project itself from scratch, or optimization of customer's legacy software and hardware environment. In case of design from scratch there are no limitations connected with pre-history of a company and, accordingly, optimal and state-of-the-art technologies and approaches are used to satisfy the needs of consumer's core business processes. In the second case it is inevitable that special features and scopes of customer's current infrastructure and adopted corporate standards must be taken into account, with load testing of applications during the information collection stage considering the required development and extension of the range of services followed by scaling and enhancement of existing software and hardware components based on contemporary solutions available on the market.

At the stage of integrated design of a DPC, the following components are developed or partially upgraded:

  • Computing infrastructure;
  • Data storage system;
  • System platform;
  • Data communications and storage network infrastructures;
  • Traffic optimization and balancing modules;
  • Virtualization environment;
  • Engineering infrastructure.

Company's services in the DPC area include audit of customer's existing infrastructure and business needs, consulting on technology issues, design as such, implementation, integration of engineering solutions with customer's available systems.

The company always takes account of the specifics of an industry where a customer operates, the requirements of their business processes, including the continuity of operations, integrity, safety, and confidentiality of data.

We provide a complete set of after-sales services for data processing centers. A special service center of the company makes it possible to promptly troubleshoot any potential malfunctions and other problems; in difficult cases employees of equipment manufacturers may be engaged; also prompt delivery of equipment and spare parts is guaranteed,in order to provide a quality service to a DPC covered by service support. After-sales service is also there to provide deep knowledge by company's experts about the DPC concerned facilitating its further development and modernization.