Data is the lifeblood of any modern company. Enterprise databases are often the single most valuable resource that a business can have – but just having data doesn’t mean that you can use it. Too often, older databases are clunky and resource heavy, and though they remain useful, they can be a real pain to deal with.
Your company doesn’t just need data. Your company needs a holistic approach to accessing, understanding, and gaining insights from your data, built from a modern architectural standpoint that makes your databases future-proof, easy to use, and lighter on resources. If you’ve been struggling with a slow database or an outdated system, CDSI can help.
Our expertise in system architecture and cloud services makes us the perfect fit for your company, and our one-on-one, hands-dirty consulting methods mean that we can walk the walk just as well as we talk the talk – we won’t just give you a recommendation and walk away. We’ll help with strategy, implementation, and maintenance/upgrades as necessary, to ensure that your investment in your corporate architecture is agile, up-to-date, and easy to use.
We focus on three different architecture segments in our services.
Cloud Strategy and Architecture
88% of business users are using public cloud technology. 63% are using private cloud technology. And there is even more business out there using both local storage methods and cloud backups – the “hybrid” storage method.
Clearly, cloud technology is the wave of the future – easily scalable, highly versatile, and with increased performance and ease-of-upgrading than on-premises servers, it’s not hard to understand its popularity.
But migrating your local databases to the cloud can be intimidating, especially when you’re dealing with extremely large datasets, so it’s best to turn to an expert if you’re looking to implement a cloud solution.
CDSI specializes in the Oracle cloud environment and specializes both in the migration of on-premises services to cloud environments, and the implementation of new technologies on the Oracle cloud. The unique Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) model ensures that you only pay for what you need – and upgrades and expanded storage are readily available and easy to use. Some businesses report up to a 50% cost savings after shifting to the Oracle cloud platform.
Oracle cloud is also a highly versatile cloud solution, offering ready integration with other SaaS (Software as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) platforms, and a set of tools, standards, and skill sets comparable to any on-premises enterprise platform.
Combined with our boutique, one-on-one consultant strategy, you can rest assured knowing that if you partner with CDSI, you’ll always be able to upgrade, modify, and change your cloud system safely and effectively. Our experience makes us an industry leader, and our great customer service and dedication to long-term client relationships mean that we’ll be able to support you for the years to come, as your business’s needs change with the times and available technology.
Cornerstone has a long history working alongside clients to help develop robust, easily scalable application architecture. We understand that as time goes on, applications become far more complex, and require a system that can scale efficiently – both in terms of performance and in terms of cost.
Our years of experience as an IT firm give us a great depth of knowledge when it comes to the realities of practical implementation of application architecture.
Our areas of expertise in application architecture include project management and ongoing development – if desired, our team can handle the entire strategic process of development, from initial brainstorming to development and final stabilization.
We also specialize in product design – if your product is stuck in the brainstorming process, or you’d like a second opinion about your idea, we can help transform your concepts and ideas into a reality with a realistic implementation plan.
In addition, we offer product testing services. We know how stressful it is to release a new product, so if you want a thorough, comprehensive product review and testing service, our team of experts can put your product through the wringer, and ensure that its quality and performance are up to your standards with our third-party testing reports.
Maximum Availability Architecture
Your data is crucial to your business’s success, and availability of your data and your platforms is absolutely crucial. Cornerstone understands this, and we pride ourselves on crafting and implementing only the most high-availability, reliable systems.
When designing new platforms, we focus on reliability, recoverability, error detection, and continuous operations.
Reliability ensures that your systems, platforms, and software are always available to you when you need them most – and even when you don’t – 24 hours a day.
Recoverability is an unfortunate necessity – systems fail. When they fail, they must be able to recover successfully. Cornerstone specializes in implementing redundant systems and necessary precautions to ensure reliable recovery from any system error.
Error Detection is essential to maintain both above tasks – by continuously monitoring the health of a given system, downtime and dangerous failures can be avoided entirely, or highly mitigated.
Continuous Operations combines all three of the above concepts, and gives you access to a system with little-to-no downtime, even during maintenance, repair, and upgrade operations. It’s your data. Get it when you need it most.
Using our architectural expertise and your knowledge of your company’s specific needs, Cornerstone can help you upgrade your systems quickly and efficiently, and help you cut costs by beginning with a more basic architectural structure that’s scalable and upgradeable, allowing you to focus on efficiency, and saving you valuable time and money.
Enterprise-Class Cross-Platform Virtualization Solutions
Through strategic technology partnerships, Cornerstone offers enterprise-class cross-platform virtualization solutions for PDP-11, Digital VAX and Alpha, HP 3000/6000, and SPARC servers. Extend the life cycle of business and mission-critical applications through virtualization, modernization, and system enhancement.