Network Consulting and Assessment Services | HCLTech
Overview

Embark your network transformation journey

With the advent of next-generation network technologies and innovative business models, enterprises are constantly looking for ways to modernize and reimagine their networks. But keeping up with changing business requirements is no easy feat.

HCLTech Network Consulting Services helps Infrastructure and Operations leaders address the opportunities and challenges of their networks and edge by providing end-to-end services, from assessment, consulting and strategy to deployment. With a team of highly experienced network consultants, we help you design and build next-generation networks leveraging software-defined networks (SDN), SD-WAN, SASE, SD-LAN, private 5G, edge networking and intelligent network automation capabilities. Our relationship-beyond-contract approach allows customers to achieve faster decision-making, reduce time to market, optimize costs and increase business resilience.

Overview
Our Framework

HCLTech Network Consulting Framework

The proven PEAR (Prework, Explore, Analyze, Recommendation) framework addresses major challenges faced during your network transformation journey. Our team of network consultants, with relevant industry experience and vertical expertise, are ready to assist you on your journey to achieving your desired digital transformation goals aligned with your business requirements.

Phase 1

Prework

  • Stakeholder alignment and mapping
  • Workshop planning and agreements on deliverables
  • Scope identification
  • Risk identification
Phase 2

Explore

  • Network design
  • Network discovery and assessment evaluation with performance metrics
  • Identify key success metrics and criteria for benchmarking
Phase 3

Analyze

  • Network process, capacity, optimization analysis
  • Analysis of siloed processes and tools
  • Identify automation use cases for different application services
Phase 4

Recommendation

  • Discuss recommendations and roadmap with cost and risk analysis
  • Articulate a detailed execution plan with required efforts and timelines
  • Align subject matter experts and transition to desired end state
1 LAN
2 WAN
3 Data Center
4 Wireless
5 Load Balancer
6 Network Automation
7 Network Management
Services and Offerings

You Need the Right Strategy at the Right Time

Whether you’re rolling out a new network, adding new locations or downsizing, making the right decision is critical to your digital success. HCLTech Network Consulting and Assessment Services offers an array of services across a wide spectrum of network technologies, providing the right technical expertise, guidance and oversight you require to build your network to meet the demands of today and tomorrow.

Technology

  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Campus Local Area Network (LAN)/Wireless
  • Network Automation
  • Information Technology (IT) -
    Operational Technology (OT)
  • Data Center LAN
  • Cloud Networking

Network Consulting and Assessment Services

Gold Audit (GA)

Gold
Audit (GA)

Network Operations Assessment (NOA)

Network Operations Assessment (NOA)

Network Maturity Assessment

Network Maturity Assessment

Assessment Services

Technology Adoption

Technology Adoption

Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Services

Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Services

Network Planning and Design

Network Planning and Design

Consulting Services
  • Environment and inventory review
  • Benchmarking of network configuration against the best practices
  • Configuration compliance check
  • QOS consistency
  • Assessment of access control, syslog and other parameters
  • Deviation and exception notification
  • Inventory EOL/EOS analysis
  • Conduct the gold audit
  • Technical operations assessment
    • Network performance and assessment
    • Monitoring and alerting parameters review
    • Traffic and trend analysis
    • Ticket analysis for top issues
    • Evaluate technical skills and capabilities (environment-specific technologies)
  • Capacity analysis
    • Network devices and bandwidth capacity assessment
    • Wi-Fi design, guest access and capacity assessment
    • Licensing and SLA/XLA analysis
  • Design and technology
    • Assess deployed infrastructure with business needs
    • Examine multiple aspects of the network, including agility, availability, scalability, visibility, security and future-readiness
    • Assess reference network architectures
    • High availability, DC/DR review
    • Analysis of technology against industry trends
  • Site persona
    • Define/assess site categorization and objectives
    • Identify categorization criteria
    • Review existing site SLA, design and performance
  • Automation
    • Examine existing automation capabilities
    • Identify automation opportunities
    • Define short-term and long-term use cases
  • ARB and CRD review
    • Assess the architecture and change review board for their effective results
  • Identify business and technical requirements
  • Evaluate current network architecture
  • Evaluate different vendor solutions for identified requirements
  • Network pre-study to highlight environment dependencies, risk, impact, migration approach and adoption challenges
  • Develop and recommend adoption journey
  • Identify POC scope
  • Define POC objectives and success criteria
  • Evaluate POC mythology
  • Plan and arrange the POC, equipment and stakeholders
  • Perform POC and record observations
  • Analyze the results and identify improvement areas
  • Gather and analyze requirements for designing the solution
  • Perform POC or review the report (if already done)
  • Validate bill of material and licensing
  • Analysis of current and future architectures
  • Analysis of migration approach
  • Workshop with customers’ SMEs
Focus Areas

Focus Area and In-scope Tracks

Benefits

Accelerate your network transformation through consulting and assessment services

Delivering agility and innovation

Delivering agility and innovation

Build a pre-validated data center platform on Cisco and NetApp technologies with our utility-based on-premises IT Infrastructure model that is supported by high-performance NetApp AFF and FAS storage solutions and FlexPod.

Gain continuous improvement

Gain continuous improvement

Get critical insight into your network infrastructure, identifying operational gaps and service improvement areas, while delivering agility and improving risk.

Reduce costs and achieve efficiencies

Reduce costs and achieve efficiencies

Enable your DevOps environment to leverage the full potential of automation, increasing operational agility and lowering operational costs.

Accelerating outcomes

Accelerating outcomes

We solve network complexities through focused technology expertise around the globe, drawing on three decades of experience.

Digital readiness

Digital readiness

Define and develop your network strategy to identify whether your organization can harness the power of the next-generation network technologies with confidence.

Why HCLTech

We have a robust assessment framework aligned to industry standards and a suite of leading network technologies (SD-WAN, SD-LAN, IT-OT, Private 5G).

2,000+

Experienced network consultants with a wide array of industry and technology certifications

60+

Countries supported with network transformation journey

Awards and Recognitions

Leader in ISG Provider Lens Network - Software Defined Solutions and Services – Managed SD-WAN - UK 2023

Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant
For Managed Network Services

Leader in Avasant's RadarView SD-WAN Managed Services, 2022-2023

 

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