Recently NFF engineers and CSSI’s IT team migrated CSSI’s IT application services from their headquarters office location, to new infrastructure located in a highly available colocation datacenter. The NFF team carefully coordinated this complex move with the datacenter provider and customer, CSSI.
The actual production move took place in one day. The true effort occurred over the last twelve months with careful installation, staging, configuration, and testing of the new infrastructure and technology. After defining the need and requirements the team developed a comprehensive plan, conducted provider evaluations and selections including multiple site visits, procured equipment, determined timing, sent employee communications, prepared final checklists and conducted pre-production migrations to the new infrastructure. This paid dividends as the team was well prepared to handle any unanticipated situations. It was truly a team effort with all business partners involved.
As part of the new technology in the colocation environment, NFF is providing CSSI with an ongoing Application Performance Management (APM) service. This service provides a level of insight for CSSI into their application performance, metrics, and network traffic behavior they have never had before. CSSI’s Director of Information Technology, Sam Walker, stated, “I’m truly excited about the deep level of intelligence regarding our application performance the APM service from NFF will provide. Combined with the efficiencies we will gain from the new infrastructure and data center colocation, the effectiveness of our IT systems and resources will be improved exponentially.”
CSSI, Inc. partners with government and commercial clients to deliver engineering, technical and management solutions to complex, high-consequence challenges affecting military and civilian, public and private transportation systems. Leveraging deep roots in aviation, CSSI, Inc. pioneers innovative analytics and best practices that enhance productivity, decrease costs, and improve safety. Founded in 1990, CSSI, Inc. employs nearly 300 professionals, has offices in five locations and supports clients throughout the United States and globally.
This operation impacted four different sites in three states, consisting of 300 users. NFF received accolades for executing this infrastructure migration smoothly with minimal impact to current operations.