Systems Design

Have it built your way. Engage our team of solutions architects and engineers to design infrastructure solutions that are guaranteed to work as intended.

Writing the user test plan early in the design process gives the customer more visibility into what we’re proposing, and greater control over the project outcome.

No two businesses and no two computer networks are the same. Our consultants start all of our infrastructure design projects by gaining an understanding of your business and what you’re looking to achieve.

Design Approach

We take a consultative approach to solution design, starting by describing the outcome you’re looking for and working backwards to determine the technology required to get there. We generally write a user acceptance test plan (UAT) early in the process, as this is a great tool for allowing customers to control the end result.

Working on growth and profitability

Delivering Value

A key component to successful infrastructure design is examining how expenditure is balanced across your infrastructure.

It’s pretty common to see a gold plated server connected to a rusty old network

How do you best apportion a limited budget across WAN, storage, server, backup, licensing, or desktop hardware? We do this in several ways:

  • Our expertise spans the complete spectrum of infrastructure, from datacentre to desktop to licensing, allowing us to take a “big picture” approach.
  • Our consultants are experts in problem root cause analysis, using advanced software to determine exactly what needs to be fixed
  • We normally recommend infrastructure that’s been designed to be modular and scalable, making it easier to limit your costs until the need is proven.

If you can start small and easily scale-up later that’s generally a more prudent approach than potentially over-investing in a system you may never fully use.

Design Expertise

First Focus has a range of certified and experienced consultants and solutions architects. Our history in in maintaining a broad range of customers throughout Australia and New Zealand helps us ensure the solutions we design are relevant, reliable and represent outstanding value. Our core expertise covers the full spectrum of IT infrastructure and most major vendor products, including;

  • Microsoft server platform including Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, Lync, and TMG
  • Desktop rollouts and imaging via SCCM
  • Virtualisation using VMWare, and Hyper-v
  • Citrix, Terminal Services and VDI technology and solutions
  • Cisco, Juniper and HP Procurve LAN and WAN networking
  • HP, Dell and IBM server and storage technology
  • iSCSI and Fibre attached SAN solutions
  • Symantec, StorageCraft, Acronis and Veeam backup software

First Focus is ideally placed to provide project design advice for your next project. Contact us today to arrange an obligation free discussion about your needs and what we can do to assist.