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NSX Elite Services

SPJ Solutions NSX Elite Services team specializes in Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) and Network Virtualization technologies. We are experts in VMware’s NSX technology. We understand the dynamics of transitioning an organization to the SDDC and Virtual Networking environment. Not only is it important to have the IT and Security teams working together in agreement, but involving the business is just as critical. Network virtualization and its security require the alignment of organizational roles and responsibilities. Identifying such organizational changes at the planning and evaluation phases of network virtualization is key to success. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team can help guide you through this process.

SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team provides the following NSX service offerings:

  • NSX Readiness Assessments.
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    NSX Readiness Assessments.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

  • NSX Architecture
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    NSX Architecture

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

  • NSX Planning and Design
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    NSX Planning and Design

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

  • NSX Proof of Concept (POC) Planning and Implementation.
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    NSX Proof of Concept (POC) Planning and Implementation.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

  • NSX Implementation and Project Management.
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    NSX Implementation and Project Management.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

  • NSX Training and Mentoring.
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    NSX Training and Mentoring.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

  • NSX Support Packages.
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    NSX Support Packages.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

    The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

We have made substantial investments in expanding SPJ Solutions’ NSX Elite Services team. The primary investment we’ve made is in our engineers. The engineers of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team are dedicated and focused on VMware NSX and related technologies.

The cornerstone of SPJ’s NSX Elite Services team is our focus on the technical knowledge and experience, and continual growth in our team’s NSX, SDDC, and Virtual Networking competency. SPJ’s NSX Elite Services engineers are experts in NSX technology. They are VMware certified NSX engineers that are capable of providing: architecting, planning, design, implementation, training, and support. Our NSX Elite Services team has gone through rigorous NSX training and certification processes, as required by VMware. In addition, our resources have been assessed and validated by VMware NSX experts, and are approved for NSX delivery engagements for VMware customers. The SPJ NSX Elite Services team also has the experience, skills, and certifications in technologies complementary and related to NSX: Palo Alto Networks, Arkin, Cisco, F5, EMC, Red Hat.

The other area of investment has been in the development of SPJ Solutions’ specialized NSX Lab. This lab allows the SPJ NSX Elite Services team to demonstrate the NSX technology capabilities and functionality. The team can prove out use cases prior to implementing at a client sight. The SPJ NSX Lab offers read-only access for organizations that are interested in gaining hands-on experience. The lab environment consists of NSX Manager, NSX Logical Router, NSX Distributed Firewall, NSX Edge Services Gateway, vCenter, vCenter Operations Manager, vSAN, the core vSphere components, Cisco, and Palo Alto Network equipment.

SPJ’s NSX Elite Services Competencies and Certifications:

Specializations and Vendor Proficiency Accreditations

  • VMware Certified Partner Competency - Network Virtualization (NSX)
  • VMware Certified Partner Competency - Cloud Provider
  • VMware Certified Partner Competency – Hybrid Cloud
  • VMware NSX “Ninja” Course – Advanced NSX Training

Technical Certifications (Cloud and Virtualization)

  • VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV)
  • VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization 6.1 (VCP-NV)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - vCloud 5.5
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) - Datacenter Virtualization 5.1
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 4.1
  • VMware Certified Professional Desktop (VCP-DT) 5.1
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional 5.5 (VSP)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional 5.5 (VTSP)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Server Virtualization 5.5 (VTSP-SV)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Business Critical Applications 5.5 (VTSP-VBCA)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Network Virtualization 1.0 (VTSP-NV)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Software Defined Storage 5.5 (VTSP-SDS)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Hybrid Cloud (VTSP-Hybrid)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Cloud Provider (VTSP-CP)
  • VMware Certified Technical Solutions Professional Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VTSP-VBCA)
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional Server Virtualization 5.5 (VSP -SV)
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional Business Critical Applications 5.5 (VSP-VBCA)
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional Network Virtualization 1.0 (VSP-NV)
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional Hybrid Cloud (VSP-Hybrid)
  • VMware Certified Sales Professional Cloud Provider (VSP-CP)
  • VMware Certified Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VSP-VBCA)
  • VMware Operations Manager Demo Accreditation
  • VMware Horizon View – (VCP-Desktop)
  • Palo Alto Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) -7
  • EMC Cloud Infrastructure & Services (CIS) v2
  • EMC Virtual Infrastructure Specialist for Cloud Architecture
  • EMC ITaaS Expert for Cloud Arch
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Voice
  • Cisco Certified Network Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Design Professional (CCDP)
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Admin - RHCSA
  • VCE™CERTIFIED CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE ASSOCIATE – VCE
  • Dell Certified Sonicwall Security Admin (CSAA)

SPJ Solutions specializes in implementing VMware NSX technology solutions. We bring experienced, certified staff to every client engagement with the goal of quickly and successfully delivering our projects, training your staff, and allowing you to achieve self-sufficiency.

The SPJ Way

The SPJ Way is our unique approach to project success. It demands expertise and specialization from all of our employees. SPJ Way include:

  • The SPJ Testing Lab: SPJ maintains a lab with all of the latest technologies used on our projects. We use the lab for customer use cases, integration testing, and employee training.
  • Employee onboarding processes: We don’t just interview prospective staff and validate their references. All new staff must successfully complete hands-on technical tests before they are offered employment. They must also agree to our architecture and documentation standards.
  • Structured Implementation Templates: We enforce consistency and excellence with a library of templates for project planning and scoping, project task plans, architecture design, implementations, and training. Check lists and process flows ensure that we address all major issues.

At SPJ, all we do is implement solutions for software designed data centers. This is our passion. And our focus leads to expertise. Our strong VMware partnership provides us with outstanding training opportunities. Our staff supplement project experience by always striving for new technical certifications. And our company maintains and updates processes, templates, and lessons-learned with each new engagement. Our ultimate goal is to be the “Gold Standard” for VMware projects.

In addition to our company alliances with VMware, Palo Alto Networks, and Arkin, SPJ staff maintain a number of critical technical certifications. Every SPJ engineer is also required to achieve additional certifications during their employment. This drive to constantly improve allows us to remain on the leading edge of technology deployments. Current staff certifications include:

VMware Certified Design Expert – Network Virtualization (VCDX-NV)
VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV)                                             VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Voice
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

Other SPJ Services

Cloud and Virtualization Lifecycle Management

Cloud and Virtualization Lifecycle Management

Cloud Computing offers the promise of reduced costs and improved service delivery. However, vendor marketing tends to oversimplify cloud computing. Many early followers of the vendor ‘dream’ discovered a large gap between expectations and reality.

Cloud and Virtualization Lifecycle Management (CVLM) Practice

SPJ’s CVLM Practice helps take your organization’s Cloud initiatives from concept to a productive and maintainable Cloud or virtualized offering. Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Examining the basic tenets of virtualization and Cloud computing
  • Establishing Cloud and virtualization goals
  • Adhering to industry standards and best practices
  • Leveraging existing technologies and staff skills
  • Establishing self-sufficiency
  • Focusing on user experience

SPJ’s CVLM Cloud and IT models will help your organization deliver true Cloud Computing services: On-demand self-provisioned access to a multi-tenancy pool of resources and services. CVLM addresses the key areas of Cloud solutions including:

  • Virtualization/Infrastructure
  • Application Cloud-Readiness
  • Services Menus
  • Networks (virtual and physical)
  • Servers, Storage (virtual and physical)
  • Monitoring and Management Tools
  • Charge-back, Business User Transitioning
  • Staff Self Sufficiency

SPJ Expertise

  • Cloud readiness: infrastructure, applications, staff skills, health checks
  • Cloud planning, architecture, design, and implementation
  • Cloud migration planning
  • Cross technology impact experience, including VMware, RedHat, Oracle, HP, and Microsoft
  • Staff training and knowledge transfer
  • Comprehensive documentation from beginning to end
Data Lifecycle Management

Data Lifecycle Management

Effective data management directs the right data to the right people at the right time. Improperly implemented and tuned data environments degrade system performance, create data silos, and put data security at risk. And, of course, data growth does not slow down to allow you to correct your errors.

Data management is no longer just an “ IT infrastructure problem”. It is a business responsibility as well.

SPJ’s Data Lifecycle Management (DLM) considers the business and technical aspects of your data. Effective organizations pair business and technology users to establish a library of processes, standards, and policies to efficiently and safely consume data. Where possible, they also leverage existing IT technologies and skills.

SPJ’s DLM methodology follows industry standards and best practices to manage storage, streamline access, properly architect integrations, maximize security, create staff self sufficiency, and plan for growth. Our methodology spans the life of data: from creation to obsolescence.

SPJ’s DLM services include:

  • Data environment assessments
  • Data management planning
  • Database remediation and upgrades
  • Data cleansing and security
  • Knowledge transfer and staff training

SPJ’s DLM engagements begin with an inventory of your existing IT assets and their full capabilities. This provides a better understanding of the interplay between your products. We call this Cross Technology Impact.

A common example of Cross Technology Impact is the effect your middleware has on your database. Most organizations rarely bring middleware and database staff together, even where there is a database performance problem. DBA’s tend to work the problem alone which can lead to time delays, increased costs, or even new product acquisitions.

SPJ’s professionals are trained to understand the impact of middleware on database environments. We facilitate cross-functional solutions to problems, leading to more effective IT organizations.

Expertise

  • Data Modeling, cleansing, migrating, monitoring, and security
  • Database upgrades, remediation, and maintenance
  • Database Management Services (DBMS) – Architecture review, Assessments, Optimization, Performance Tuning, Retirement
  • Integration Assurance Services
  • Big Data planning
  • Oracle, SQL, DB2
  • Oracle Certified Master (OCM)
  • Education, Training, and Mentoring
Middleware Optimization

Middleware Optimization

Middleware Optimization is likely the most misunderstand and underutilized asset in IT organizations. Improperly used middleware can lead to serious issues like data loss and increased security and privacy risks. Many of these problems are caused by incompatible IT products, connectivity issues, and data storage systems that no longer support business processes.

SPJ Solution's Middleware Optimization (MO practice) optimizes your Middleware platform, allowing your applications to leverage your middleware layer and standards. We offer a comprehensive set of multi-platform architecture, development, and deployment services, including:

  • Cross platform middleware assessments and impact analysis
  • Middleware planning, training, and mentoring


  • SPJ also offers a variety of professional implementation services

    • Application Servers
    • Web Servers
    • Portal Servers
    • Content Management Servers
    • SOA Registry/Repositories
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Business Analytics
    • Web Analytics
    • Search Appliances

Expertise

  • Cross Technology Impact
  • Middleware architecture, implementations, and health checks
  • Security and performance tuning
  • Oracle, Adobe, BMC, EMC, and VMware experience
  • Java, JBoss, WebLogic, WebSphere, Adobe, SOA, BPM, content management, portals
  • Education, Training, and Mentoring
Legacy Facelift

Legacy Facelift

Organizations considering system modernizations are often confronted with vendors promoting “all or nothing” platform decisions. These single-vendor, total computing environment upgrades increase failure risk and often lead to vendor lock-in. This increases costs and limits your ability to take advantage of future technologies.

SPJ’s Legacy Facelift (LFL) practice offers pre-built processes and tools to extend the life of existing applications on older and modern platforms. Our LFL practice assesses the potential benefits and problems of modernizing your existing applications. We provide practical, independent recommendations based on your business requirements, existing IT assets, staff skills, and costs. For those applications which would not benefit from a migration, SPJ’s Legacy Facelift helps you continue and improve service delivery without a complete system migration and re-write.

Most product vendors benefit from system migrations by selling new products, licenses, and consulting services. SPJ provides options by determining the best approach for each of your IT environments and applications. Our assessments consider a number of factors including: your organization’s business and IT goals, your existing technology capabilities, and cross technology impact.

Once you have decided on a course of action, we can help you plan for the facelift or migration, provide licensing and contract guidance, migrate or remediate the applications, and mentor your staff.

Expertise

  • Current state assessments and validation
  • Future state planning
  • Application migrations, data management, middleware optimization
  • Oracle Forms/Reports to Java/.Net, OS upgrades
  • Infrastructure assessments